“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” – Walt Disney


Coming Up – Latitude Gap Year – Student Information Session

On Friday 20 March ex-student Clodagh Bray (class of 2018) will be back to talk about taking a gap year and volunteering overseas. Clodagh spent 2019 in Canada volunteering at an outdoor camp and is keen to spread the word! Year 11 and 12 are welcome to attend.

Location: Curran Theatre

Time: Lunchtime – bring your lunch & questions

Year 12 Career Conference – ‘Life After Loreto’ 

Year 12 attended our ‘Life after Loreto’ conference on Friday, 14 February  2020 to reflect on the world of careers after school.

Students had an opportunity to choose from workshops such as ‘’Future skills for the Future of Work,’ Finding my passion and purpose,’ ‘Early Entry,’ ‘Interview skills’ and ‘Alternative pathways.’ The girls also had the opportunity to hear from the University Admissions Centre (UAC) and learn about the application processes for university.   

The day culminated in a visit from five exceptional ex-students, from the Class of 2015, who talked about their journey since school, how they made their choices and their experiences beyond Loreto Normanhurst.

A big thank you to Year 12, who were very attentive, respectful and curious on the day.


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How to become a Pharmacist

What do Pharmacists do?

As one of the most trusted professions, a Pharmacist’s job is to prep and provide over-the-counter drugs and fill prescriptions, provide advice about the best medications and treatments for minor ailments, as well as how to safely take medicines.

If you pay attention to details, have great communication skills and a caring personality this could be a career to consider.

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Would you like to make an appointment?

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


Ms Katrina Smith and Ms Alexi Kayes

Careers Advisers




University of Sydney (USYD) Engineering and Computer Science Opportunities.

The best place to go is the Faculty of Engineering’s Industry and Community page for full details, below we have outlined a few programs of interest;

Australian National University (ANU)

  • Direct Applications open in March

We encourage all domestic school-leavers interested in studying at ANU in 2021 to apply directly to ANU in March.

  • Applications open 4 March 2020
  • Applications close 25 May 2020

ANU will be providing additional instructions around the application process before applications open.  In the meantime, please note there have been some small changes to Adjustment Factors and the Co-curricular and Service activities schedule.
See what’s new.



  • Tuckwell

The Tuckwell Scholarship changes lives and we are now looking for the 2021 cohort! All talented and motivated students are encouraged to apply. Applications are open from 4 March to 25 March.

Find out more.

  • Kambri Scholarships

ANU has announced it will provide $25 million in matching funds to help establish a $50 million endowment to fund a new scholarship package. The Kambri Scholarships will provide major financial support as well as a tailored student experience that sets Indigenous students up for academic, professional and personal success.

Find out more.

UNSW | Year 12 Medicine Information Evening

18 March 2020, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

UNSW Sydney

If pursuing a career in Medicine is what you’ve always dreamed of, then make sure you don’t miss the Medicine Information Evening.

This evening provides a general overview of the UNSW Medicine degree as well as detailed information on our application and admissions process for 2021 from current staff and students in the Faculty of Medicine.

Finally, the evening is a great opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have about what it’s like to be a student studying Medicine at UNSW, what the interview process is like, or anything else that may be on your mind.

Find out more here

New Joint Medical Program between CSU and WSU in 2021

Charles Sturt University and Western Sydney University have partnered up to create a new Joint Program in Medicine, based at CSU’s Orange campus starting in 2021.

You can go straight into the program after completing year 12 – no prior uni experience is required. Applications for the program will open through UAC in April.

Applicants must also sit the UCAT for admission, with registrations opening in March.

They are putting a strong focus on enrolments from students in rural and regional areas.

Find out more about the new program here.

Register for an information night in Sydney here.

University of Melbourne | Interstate Student and Family Information Day

17 April 2020, 8:30 am – 6:00 pm

University of Melbourne, Parkville Campus

Join us at our Interstate Student and Family information Day to discover the unique opportunities that studying at Melbourne can provide you with.

Designed specifically for Year 11 and 12 domestic interstate students, our one-day program covers all aspects of the transition to university life:

  • Moving to Melbourne
  • What makes the University of Melbourne curriculum unique
  • How to apply and accept an offer
  • Accommodation options – residential college, home-share and independent
  • Funding your studies
  • Scholarships.

You’ll have the opportunity to ask current interstate students about their experience and how they managed the transition.

Find out more here.

Experience UNSW Business Day

17 April 2020, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

UNSW Sydney

Are you the next future business leader? Find out what life as a UNSW Business School student is really like and where it can take you at Experience UNSW Business Day.

This event has been specifically designed for year 12 students and will allow you to take part in interactive workshops, network with clubs and societies and get answers to your questions about life at UNSW.

Find out more here

Experience UNSW Science Day

24 April 2020, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

UNSW Sydney

Are you interested in experiencing a day in the life of a first year UNSW Science student on campus?

Let us take you on a journey through some of the different branches of Science that you can study and find out about all the awesome opportunities available to UNSW students.

This event is designed for Year 12 high school students who are interested in knowing more information about their options for starting university at UNSW next year.

Find out more here

WSU | Parent Information Evening

Campbelltown: 22 April 2020, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Parramatta: 23 April 2020, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Parent Information Evening at Western Sydney University provides parents, guardians and students a chance to find out everything they need to know about university. From discovering the way the ATAR works to speaking with Western Sydney University staff and students one-on-one to learn about the opportunities available for your child, the Parent Information Evening is a great introduction to the exciting journey ahead.

Find out more here

The Sydney US & UK University Expo

14 March 2020, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

SMC Conference & Function Centre

Get crucial advice from recent student admits and speak with world leading admission experts at the US & UK University Expo.

Put the world’s top universities like Harvard, Yale, Oxford and Stanford within your reach!

Perfect for students in Years 7-12, parents and teachers, this will be a day that could dramatically change your future.

Find out more here


SAE | Info Nights

Byron Bay: 30 April 2020, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Sydney: 30 April 2020, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

If you’re considering studying creative media, come along to SAE’s Info Night to speak to our experienced team and learn how you can pursue your passion in this dynamic and expanding industry. Talk to current students and learn about life at SAE and discover the types of career opportunities that await you after graduation.

Register for Byron Bay

Register for Sydney


Apprenticeships vs Traineeships

What’s the difference between Apprenticeships and Traineeships? They might sound the same, but there are some differences between the two. Knowing these differences can help you decide which one is right for you.

Apprenticeships and traineeships are both ways to earn while you learn. You work for an employer while also studying towards a nationally recognised qualification. This can be a Certificate II, III or IV, or even a Diploma.

They are both great ways to get hands-on experience in the career of your choice.

NSW – Fee-free traineeships and fee-free apprenticeships


Experience UNSW Built Environment Workshops

14 April 2020, 9:00 am – 23 April 2020, 3:00 pm

UNSW Sydney

Do you want to shape future cities to improve people’s lives?

We’d like to invite you to the Experience UNSW Built Environment Workshops at our Kensington Campus during the April School Holidays. Our free interactive and hands-on workshops, for students in years 10 -12, incorporate Design, Architecture, Planning and Construction to solve a real-world challenge – investigating better solutions to enhance the lives of children and elderly living in a city.

Find out more here

Work Experience at The Actors Pulse

The Actors Pulse is offering work experience to ages 15 – 18. Through work experience at The Actors Pulse, you will gain valuable insight into the arts and entertainment industry.

We aim to give our work experience students an understanding of everything that is involved in working in the industry and supporting those preparing to work in the industry.

Learn more

Myer Work Experience

Do you want to be part of a team who loves coming to work each day? A team that makes Myer a great place to shop, and an even greater place to work?

Complete the online application form to apply for work experience at Myer. Before applying online, please ensure you have visited the Myer store where you wish to complete your work experience placement and have spoken with a member of our Management team.

Learn more

Work Experience with Sunnyfield Disability Services

Gain new skills and on the job training with Sunnyfield. Sunnyfield can provide student placement opportunities across 65 locations in NSW and the ACT. You must be 16 years or older to apply.

Learn more


National History Challenge

The National History Challenge is a research-based competition for students. It gives students a chance to be an historian, researching world history, examining Australia’s past, investigating their community or exploring their own roots.

The theme for 2020 is Contested Histories.

Entrants may be students from Primary years to Year 12, 19 years of age or younger in Australian schools.

Find out more and enter here

See what the Australian Defence Force Gap Year program has to offer

You can apply to take part in an ADF gap year program – whether you’re considering joining up or not.

You could experience a number of jobs that the Army, Navy or Air Force have to offer, as well as gaining new skills e.g. leadership , meet new people, travel and go adventuring.

Australian Disability and Indigenous Peoples’ Education Fund

Value: $2,500

Open/Closing Dates: October 1, 2019 – March 31, 2020

The Australian Disability & Indigenous Peoples’ Education Fund (ADIPEF) has been established to assist people with disabilities from both indigenous and non-indigenous backgrounds.

People with disabilities of any age living in Australia may apply for any assistance to help with both formal and informal education. While people may need assistance to complete the application, we would like a letter in the persons own words telling us why they want to learn.

Find out more

The Academy Global Leaders Program at WSU

Are you a year 12 student who’s been obtaining outstanding academic results? You could be eligible to apply for the Global Leaders Program at WSU, if you’re successful you could receive:

  • an unconditional guaranteed early offer for WSU (before you’ve even sat a final exam)
  • entry to their world-class leadership program
  • a Smart Start $2,000 scholarship
  • a University-sponsored overseas academic or leadership experience
  • advanced study of global citizenship, democracy and social change
  • AGLP immersion workshop series for professional and personal development

You’ll also get access to a weekly newsletter, mentors, internships, real-world experience through events, projects and international partnerships, community engagement and volunteering projects, networking events, and exclusive study and social spaces.

Grow the skills you need to stand out – from your peers and, most importantly, to potential employers.


If you have an ATAR of 90+ you can join The Academy, even if you’re not doing an Advanced degree.

To apply:

  1. You’ll need to complete the online 2020 Academy Global Leaders Program Application Form before the cut-off date (the date for 2020 hasn’t been released yet but in 2019 it was midnight 8 September, but you’ll need to confirm this year’s date with The Academy).
  2. Apply through UAC for your preferred degree at WSU by UAC’s September round 2 cut-off date (TBC).

For more information check out the Global Leaders Program page or email

Please Note: This program does not currently apply to degrees in Doctor of Medicine, Physiotherapy, Podiatric Medicine, Occupational Therapy, Midwifery, Law, Architectural Studies.

GoSkills Scholarship

Value: $2,000 USD

Open/Closing Dates: January 1, 2020 – March 15, 2020

GoSkills are eager to offer a scholarship exclusively for women who want to execute on their business ideas.

Who is eligible:

  • Any female high-school or college student, who wants to start her own online business.

Find out more

Apply to Become an Air Force Cadet

Thinking of a career in aviation? Becoming a cadet is a great way to explore what life is like in the Air Force, as well as gaining a variety of skills and experience.

Some activities undertaken by the AAFC include flying, fieldcraft, adventure training, firearms safety training, drill and ceremonial, service knowledge, aeromodelling, navigation and gliding.

Applications are open now. Find out more and apply here

Spend your Gap Year in the United Kingdom

Letz Live has a UK Gap Year Program that lets you spend your gap year overseas, while being paid.

As part of the program you will experience living in a boarding school and get paid to become a short-term assistant there. Your accommodation and meals are also covered. During your time off you are free to explore the United Kingdom and Europe.

Applications for programs starting in August 2020 and January 2021 are open now, and close on Friday 20 March.

Find out more here