Director of Boarding

There is a genuine hum of life 7 days a week when a school has a boarding community. Here at Loreto Normanhurst we have over 170  boarders who are well into the swing of life at Loreto  as we finish Week Four. Our first weekend in boarding for all the girls is Commitment Weekend. The Boarder Council, along with all the Year 12 girls, organised a wonderful weekend of games, an obstacle course and a hoedown, culminating with a trip to Clifton Gardens on the Sunday.

This year we have 35 new boarders from Years 7-11 and they are settling well into the Loreto community. This is a demanding experience for them all, whether you are 11 or 17 years old. Sharing space, different routines, and so many people constantly around you. For some of our boarders there are more girls sleeping in their dormitory than went to their primary school. As you can imagine the constant movement and hum of noise can be challenging but the joy of having so many “sisters” and the variety of activities, sports and co-curricular that Loreto provides keeps the energy level high and the girls busy meeting new friends.

Your daughter may have developed a friendship with a boarder and you may like to have her as a guest in your home either for the afternoon, a meal, a day or overnight.

If a boarder is going to spend some time with you, you will receive either an email which you are asked to respond to. If you would like to change details that have been submitted, please ring Boarder Reception on (02) 9487 3500 by 8.00pm on Thursday evening and we also encourage you to make contact the boarder’s parents regarding your proposed arrangements. The boarding school appreciates any help that you can offer in regards to sport transport, so if you are passing this way on a Saturday and can collect any boarders from your daughter’s team please let us know. The logistics of ensuring they make their games all over Sydney can be a demanding.

Our community is unique and the boarding school looks forward to sharing this with you all.

 

Mrs Kate Kovacs

Director of Boarding