Find out what you like doing best and get someone to pay you for doing it.

The Careers office is open to all students. Girls are most welcome to drop in but at times we can be busy with students, so the best thing to do is to send an email indicating your availability (study lessons for the seniors and break times for junior girls) or drop in with your diary to schedule a time. Please email

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Loreto Normanhurst has subscribed to Study Work Grow. This is free for all parents and students to access. It is easy to register and allows access to all their resources individually here at school or at home. To help with this process, Study Work Grow have created a ‘How To’  guide:  to show you step-by-step on how to register. Just scroll down to the ‘Use your unique school code’ section and enter the code below

Our new unique school code is: LRNH19 Remember, the school code is unique to our school, so please ensure that wherever possible you keep this code within our school community.

Interesting Reads

After the ATAR Report

YouthSense’s After The ATAR reports reveal the state of the world for Gen Z.

The data gives insight into young people’s life during high school and their transition from school into employment, VET and higher education.

Find out more and read the report here

Job Spotlight:

Occupational Therapist

What do they do?

Occupational Therapists (OTs) are qualified health professionals who work with people of all ages if they’ve been sick, injured or disabled. OTs help their patients to adapt, develop or improve abilities that allow them to participate better in all aspects of life.

People who enjoy helping, are patient, good problem solvers and great with people from all walks of life could suit a career as an OT.

Ms Katrina Smith and Ms Alexi Kayes

Careers Advisers



UTS | Campus Tour

5 March 2020, 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

University of Technology Sydney

Explore Australia’s most innovative campus, located in the heart of Sydney with the best the city has to offer. Our experienced Student Ambassadors will lead you through the Broadway and Haymarket precincts, including a stop at the iconic Dr Chau Chak Building and the 220 seat multi-disciplinary Super Lab. They can help you answer your questions about courses, university life and all the exciting opportunities available to students at UTS.

Find out more here

University of Sydney | Campus Tour

6 March 2020, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The University of Sydney, Camperdown

Are you considering studying with us? Come and join us for a guided tour of our Camperdown/Darlington campus led by our Student Ambassadors. Our tours allow you to gain an insider’s look at the campus and get the answers to any burning questions you have about university. Friends and family are welcome.

Find out more here 

ACU Campus tours

Visiting and exploring an ACU campus is the perfect way to find out if we are the right university for you. One of the ways you can do this is by joining a campus tour.

ACU runs scheduled campus tours at all our campuses. Register now to attend a tour and hear about what it’s like to be a student at ACU from one of our friendly student ambassadors.

Macquarie In a Day

Macquarie University is opening their doors to year 11 and 12. Click here for Macquarie’s undergraduate events

Study Visual Communication Design at UON

The University of Newcastle’s Bachelor of Visual Communication Design is your first step towards a career in design, graphics, animation, and more.

The degree integrates a variety of modern technologies and channels so you can learn how to effectively communicate your ideas and information. There are four majors you can choose from to enhance your studies:

  • Animation
  • Graphic Communication & Typography
  • Illustration
  • Interaction and User Experience Design

This course could be ideal if you are looking for a career in graphic design, web design, UX design, illustration, animation, and more.

Find out more about the degree here

Workshops & Courses

US College Masterclass | Insights from an Admissions Officer

20 February 2020, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Sofitel Sydney Wentworth

For families around the world, receiving an offer from colleges like Stanford, Yale, Harvard or Princeton would be a dream come true. But getting in the way of that dream are big application questions like:

How do I become a “fantastic match” for my dream uni? and How can I show the passion, determination and heart to help me stand out?

Flying in from California is former Stanford Admissions Officer and lecturer, James Warren Dean.

In his presentation, James will help families understand how to go beyond the academic elements of the SAT and ATAR/IB scores to create a truly well-rounded application that stands out in the world’s most competitive pool of students.

James will focus on three key areas:

  • How to find your best-fit universities
  • How to create a unique and authentic profile
  • Learning how to “sell” yourself

Find out more  and book your tickets here

Apprenticeships and Traineeships

What are Pre-apprenticeships?

If you’re wanting to kick start your career, you might be looking at doing a pre-apprenticeship. But what exactly is a pre-apprenticeship? Do you need to do one? And how do you find them?

Australian Apprenticeship Pathways has written a handy guide all about pre-apprenticeships, including information about what they are, where to find them, and some stories from people who have done pre-apprenticeships.

Learn More

Work Experience 

Please note, where possible, all Loreto Normanhurst work experience should take place in the holiday period.

Work Experience at Carla Zampatti

Carla Zampatti offers work experience in their head office, with the opportunity to get an insight into how the fashion industry works. Positions are subject to availability. You are encouraged to send your resume for the opportunity to gain insight and experience with them.

Learn more

Exercise First Look – Army Officer Entry Experience

Exercise First Look is Army’s Indigenous Flagship Work Experience Program and allows Indigenous students from across the country the opportunity to get a taste of life as an Army Officer. Exercise First Look is a five-day residential program designed to give aspiring students aged 16-18 a comprehensive overview of life in the Army.

If you are successful in obtaining a position on this work experience placement, Army will fund your travel to and from your home location and accommodate you at a Defence Force establishment within Canberra.

Learn more

Work Experience with Monkey Baa Theatre Company

Monkey Baa welcomes students to take part in activities including front and back of house duties, administrative support, attending and observing performances of shows, and creating foyer activation activities.

Learn more

Opera Australia Manufacturing Work Experience

The Manufacturing Department offers work experience placements to high-school and tertiary-level students to give them the opportunity to gain practical experience and an insight into the varied departments and professions encountered within the Live Performance industry.

Learn more

Other information

Indigenous Scholarships Portal

The Aurora Education Foundation has created a website filled with scholarship opportunities for Indigenous students.

Whether you’re looking to go to uni, TAFE or other studies, there are heaps of scholarships to find. They also provide information on how to apply.

Learn More

Volunteer Overseas with Projects Abroad

Looking for something to make your holidays a bit more special? Travelling overseas is great, but you can really enhance your experience by volunteering while you travel as well.

Projects Abroad offer specialised travel packages for high school aged students, helping you get the most out of your holiday.

They have a variety of countries and volunteer opportunities to choose from, so there is something for everyone. You could do medicine, journalism, teaching, community work, conservation, archaeology, and so much more.

Best of all, their trips are organised during the school holidays, meaning you don’t have to take extra time off school.

Find out more about volunteering abroad here

Bond University Short Film Competition

Bond University Film and Television Awards (BUFTA) would like to invite you to participate in our annual BUFTA Academy Roadshow.

BUFTA is a short film competition for aspiring filmmakers from Year 11 and 12 secondary schools across Australia. Originally started in 1996 and offering a grand prize of a full fee paid scholarship to study Film and Television at Bond University, the competition has grown to become one of the most well-respected competitions in the Southern Hemisphere!

Are you a Future Leader?

Year 11 and 12 students can win $1,000 cash just by writing 800 to 1000 words on a topic of your choice. Entries are open until the end of May, and this would look great on your resume. Find out how to enter here

Ocean Youth Program

Ocean Youth is about building tomorrow’s leaders and change makers to conserve and protect our oceans. As part of the program you will gain skills and implement solutions to some of the big, hairy issues our oceans face, and influence others to do it too.

The face to face program is aimed at high school aged students and delivered over a calendar year through SEA LIFE aquaria in Sydney, Melbourne, and the Sunshine Coast. The program consists of interactive, immersive, and skills building activities.

The program costs $250 for the whole year.

Find out more and sign up here

Simulated UCAT Day Workshop – Sydney – NIE

8 March 2020 (Sunday), 9.00AM – 6.00PM

Venue: UNSW Kensington Campus

While the Simulated UCAT Day is extremely beneficial for Year 12 students, who will be attempting the real UCAT in July 2020, this workshop is also highly recommended to anyone in Years 10 – 11 aiming for a head-start in UCAT preparation. Students will find out details about the test, as well as how to guide their exam preparation over the next 18 months and various techniques and skills for build

ing up and strengthening personal profile for medical school application and entry. 

Parents are invited from 4.30pm onwards.

Click here for more information about the program’s structure