Pastoral Care

Loreto Normanhurst is committed to supporting the wellbeing of our students by creating a safe, supportive, respectful and engaging learning community. Students are known for their strengths and are supported to develop positive relationships that are based on trust and
respect. Students are encouraged to achieve their maximum potential and growth in a caring environment where creativity and fun are fostered.

Students and teachers establish and sustain meaningful and productive relationships and are resilient and resourceful in dealing with challenges. Loreto Normanhurst believes in working with parents to provide the best possible environment for each student’s overall wellbeing and care. Working in partnership with parents, we aim to nurture and support our students to understand and accept their own individuality, their gifts, challenges and strengths in a harmonious environment.

House Structure

Loreto Normanhurst is committed to a vertical House structure as the basis for its Pastoral Care. In the Primary School, there are three Houses. They are named after Loreto Sisters who had a strong influence on the culture and direction of Loreto Normanhurst.

  • Dorothea after Mother Dorothea Frizelle, the first Superior of Loreto Normanhurst in 1897.
  • Benedicta after Mother Benedicta Fallon, a founding member of the Loreto community who shared her love of music.
  • Clare after Mother Clare Birrane, a much loved superior of Loreto Normanhurst over many years.

Students from Years 5 and 6 will be placed into one of these Houses and vertical pastoral groups will be formed in each House.