Director of Business Operations

As Director of Business Operations I have the privilege to be responsible for Human Resources, Finance, Facilities, Catering and the Uniform Shop at Loreto Normanhurst. With approximately 1100 students and 250 staff, these areas are integral to the smooth operations of the school.  They provide essential services which allow us to maintain effective staff recruitment and retention programs, strong corporate governance and financial stability, an efficient site and provide services to both parents and students.

The Human Resources Department commenced Term 1 with the organisation of the fantastic two-day induction program where new staff were immersed into the culture of Loreto Normanhurst and introduced to the ethos and values of our founder, Mary Ward.  Staff feedback from this program is always very positive and this year was no exception.  This feedback allows us to consistently review and refine our processes which assist us to develop meaningful staff development programs.

Staff joining this year will have experienced the wonderful celebrations of 120 years since the school’s foundation and may easily think such celebrations are the norm. Having been a staff member myself for nearly six years I can honestly say we have a “thankful” and “celebratory” culture.  There is much to celebrate being part of a wonderful educational establishment that encourages not only the students to reflect and grow but also the staff. It’s not only the Loreto girls who enjoy saying ‘thank you’ our staff also embrace this and readily and often thank each other for going the extra mile.

A welcome addition to our facilities is the second shade sail outside the gymnasium overlooking the oval.  Thank you to the Parent Association for their generosity in funding this. You may also notice near the oval we have a new long jump pit which is of competition standard. Hopefully when the rain stops this will get a good workout!

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank those who have taken part in the voluntary Term Fee Raffle with the winner receiving a credit to their account to the value of one term’s tuition fees. To date in 2017, we have raised $7,000 for the Bursary Fund. The ticket is purchased through the school fee invoice at a cost of $30.  Please contact the Finance Department if you would like further information at fees@loretonh.nsw.edu.au.

If you have any queries with regards to Business Operations please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Ms Jacquie McCann

Director of Business Operations