Meet Molly  – The Zoo Keeper

Last year Year 9 students were invited to apply for a Work Experience opportunity at Taronga Zoo.  We had many girls apply and Molly Baker was the successful applicant.  Molly spent an entire week working with the zoo keepers and seeing the many and varied careers behind the scenes.

Last week I was lucky enough to spend 5 days at Taronga Zoo for work experience. I was placed in the Australian mammals division with a lovely group of zoo keepers. It gave me a great insight into what life is really like for a zoo keeper.

On the first day I got to feed and pat a tree kangaroo as well as feed three quokkas. We spent the rest of the day walking around the zoo doing some small jobs including moving a feather glider to its new enclosure and collecting tree branches. I spent the next day working in the emu, wallaby and kangaroo area. The main jobs I did that day were putting out food and water as well as spot cleaning. I also had the opportunity to hand feed a couple of wallabies that were hand raised. Throughout the rest of the week I did a variety of jobs and got to interact with many animals including a platypus, an echidna, koalas, squirrel gliders, feather gliders, bilbies and tawny frog mouths.

By Friday I had had such an amazing time that I didn’t want to leave. I definitely recommend the experience to anyone. 

Molly Baker

Year 10


Year 12

For ALL students applying to University and Colleges in NSW for 2017 AND/OR deferring their studies

The UAC Guides will be available for collection from Monday August 15. 

Please note:

The following information is a guide to the various schemes that will open in early August.  The UAC process and each scheme will be explained in detail to all Year 12 students after their trial examinations.


Educational Access Schemes (EAS)

This scheme is for students who’ve experienced long-term educational disadvantage during Years 11 and/or 12 as a result of circumstances beyond their control or choosing.  To apply applicants need to be able to demonstrate that their educational performance has been seriously affected as a result of circumstances beyond their control or choosing.  And be able to demonstrate that those circumstances were present for a period of at least 6 months during Year 11 and/0r Year 12.

Applications Open 3 August 2016

In order to support the application the Loreto Normanhurst Deadline is Thursday September 8.

Applications forms are available from the Careers Office or online from August 3.

For more information please call the Careers office 9473 7424 or call UAC directly 1300 275 822


Schools Recommendation Schemes (SRS)

SRS are one way institutions make early offers to current Year 12 students, using criteria other than (or in addition to) ATARs.  These criteria include school recommendations, senior secondary studies and personal achievements.


Application close at Midnight 30 September 2016.

After this date students cannon access or modify their SRS application.


Year 12 Early Entry Opportunities Open Now

University of Wollongong –  Now Open closing 26 August 2016

University of Sydney Cadigal Alternative Entry Program 

University of Sydney E12 Scheme  –   Now Open closing 2 September 2016

Australian Catholic University – Early Entry Open August 8


Come and Meet a Careers Advisor

Girls are most welcome and encouraged to drop in with their diaries to book a meeting or  send an email indicating their availability.  We are open before and after school and during lunch time .


Looking for More Career News? 

For a full and comprehensive list of options you can log on the site below.


Our school community can access the news and calendar on with:

Login: ln

Password: ln29

For this week’s news on the website CLICK HERE


Open Day Season

During August and September many Universities, Colleges and other providers open their doors to prospective students.  This is a great opportunity for all girls but particularly Years 10 and 11 to start exploring their options, pathways and alternative courses that they may be interested in.

Below is a list of dates for many open days.  To avoid disappointment check each website for times bookings if required.




ACNT 20 Aug Read More
ACU North Sydney  3 Sep Read More
ACU Strathfield  10 Sep Read More
ADFA Canberra 27 Aug Read More
AFTRS   10 Sep Read More
AIE   14 Aug Read More
ANU  27 Aug Read More
APM  13 Aug Read More
Australian College of Applied Psychology 24 Aug Read More
Australian Natural College of Beauty  20 Aug Read More
Bedford College Glebe  3 Sep Read More
Bedford College Norwest  17 Sep Read More
Billy Blue College of Design 13 Aug Read More
Charles Sturt University 27 Aug Read More
Endeavour College  8 Oct Read More
Hotel School  10 Sep Read More
International College of Management  14 Aug Read More
JMC Academy  27 Aug Read More
Le Cordon Bleu   1 Sep Read More
Macleay College 20 Aug Read More
Macquarie University  20 Aug Read More
Marcus Oldham College   14 Aug Read More
National Art School 3 Sep Read More
Northern Sydney Institute Tafe 20 Aug Read More
SAE Quantum  6 Aug Read More
Sydney Tafe Ultimo 27 Aug Read More
University of Canberra  27 Aug Read More
University of Newcastle 20 Aug Read More
University of Notre Dame  27 Aug Read More
University of Sydney  27 Aug Read More
University of Wollongong  13 Aug Read More
UNSW  3 Sep Read More
UTS  27 Aug Read More
Western Sydney University   28 Aug Read More
William Angliss Institute   10 Sep Read More


Ms Carmel Donnon

Careers Advisor