Environmental Solutions – solving the problems

This week we celebrated Enviroweek at Loreto Normanhurst.  There are many courses and careers related to the environment including ecology, conservation, environmental science and management, hydrology, sustainable agriculture and environmental law to name but a few.  Students with an interest in environmental issues should consider exploring some of the career possibilities and course options and be part of the solution to our environmental concerns.

The tool ‘Job Jump’ is a fantastic career research website that allows you to explore careers and where to study a particular course along with a lot of other information.  It is available to all students and parents. 

Password for Loreto Normanhurst is : lnh


Women in Engineering

During the last week of Term 2, Lucy Illek & Anna Hanselman took part in the UNSW Civil and Environmental Engineering Work Experience Week where 60 Year 10 students from across NSW spent a week learning about civil and environmental engineering.

Their reflection: 

Throughout the week we visited many different sites around Sydney and northern Wollongong where engineers have worked or are working. It was great to see the variation within civil engineering; from bridges, to skyscrapers, to an awning outside David Jones.

Each day we got to experience something new and exciting. It was really good to be able to see a work site in action because we had professors, lecturers and people from engineering companies explaining the work sites and parts of the work site. Also, we went to the Laing O’Rourke innovation space and we were able to try out the Microsoft HoloLens, VR Goggles, Robots, stabiliser arms and large scale 3D printers to name just a few.

Our favourite experience from the week was on the last day when we were discussing structural engineering. We were put into groups of six and were told to construct a building that was capable of withstanding an earthquake. We had restrictions such as materials and time. We put our design on a shaking table which simulated an earthquake.

Overall, this week was highly enjoyable and we would recommend it for anyone who is interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths).

Lucy Illek & Anna Hanselman


Interesting Read

Why work experience matters


Speak to a Careers Advisor

The office is open every day and all students are welcome and encouraged to drop in with their diaries or send an email to book a time.  Appointments can be made before school, during lunch or after school and senior students can book during a study period.  Please email the Careers Team.


Careers Team

Mrs Carmel Donnan,  Ms Katrina Smith and Mrs Jo Hallinan



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Ma & Morley Scholarships at University of Newcastle

The program aims to inspire, educate and cultivate the next generation of globally aware and socially conscious Australian leaders, with 30 scholarships of up to $75,000 over the duration of your degree, for Indigenous, educationally disadvantaged and academically excellent students.

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UNE Rural Scholars Summer School
An opportunity for rural, regional and low SES school students and school leavers, to take the first step towards a career in medicine.
Dates: 13 to 17 November. The school is fully subsidised for successful applicants and for an accompanying parent/guardian for participants under 18 years old. Costs covered include accommodation on campus, meals and transport.
Apply by 2 October

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Deferring A Uni Course – What you need to do

Deferment is when your institution gives you permission to delay starting your course. Deferment is for a fixed period, usually six months or one year. All deferments are granted subject to the course being offered the following semester or following year.

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WSU Legal Studies Day

16 September. 8:45am – 1.30 pm

169 Macquarie Street, Parramatta

The School Law at Western Sydney University welcomes HSC legal studies students to an intensive one-day series of workshops to prepare for their upcoming HSC examinations. The series of workshops are specifically tailored to the HSC Legal Studies syllabus and prepares students with an understanding of structures of an essay, new developments in cases, unpacking examiners comments and use of legislation, cases and non-legal sources in HSC examinations. The workshops have been expertly advised by the chief HSC examiner and aims to improves students understanding, capabilities and approach to the HSC examination.

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Macquarie University Language Day
25 September 9.30am to 2pm

Language HSC Day – Strategies for Success is an excellent opportunity for you to excel in your studies and get a glimpse into Uni life at Macquarie. Spaces are limited, so make sure to register now!

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University of Notre Dame Application Deadline 29 September

Notre Dame is a direct application university – students will not find Notre Dame listed among the UAC options. Students apply directly to Notre Dame using the application form or apply online. No application fee is required.

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University of Wollongong Year 12 Summer Master Class

Closes 22 September

On from 4 to 22 January 2018 at Wollongong or 4 to 23 January at Shoalhaven

Select from 7 subjects. Goes for 3 weeks. Receive Early Admission Interview for UOW, credit towards your Degree subject, $3,000.

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University of Wollongong Interview On-Line Preparation for Early Admission Interviews

19 September. 5.00pm

Interviews will be held from 25 to 28 September

This is a chance for UOW staff to meet you and to hear why you want to study your degree at UOW.

Admission interviews

Register here for the live online chat for the interview preparation for 1 hour:

University of Newcastle Walking Campus Tours

29 September, 6 October, 3 November, 1 December.

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UNSW High School Leavers & Future Students Scholarships

Applications close 30 September

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TAFE NSW Degrees applications are now open and first round applications close Friday 1st December 2017.  The list of degrees offered at TAFE NSW Northern Sydney (RTO) are available via our website or the full list offered by TAFE NSW is available via

TAFE NSW Degrees

You don’t have to go to uni to get a degree.

TAFE NSW offers a number of degree level courses and higher education options with strong industry links and both practical skills and theoretical knowledge.

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Bachelor of Commerce

Bachelor of Business

Bachelor of Early Childhood Education

Bachelor of 3D Art and Animation

Bachelor of Design (Interior Design)

Bachelor of Community Services

Bachelor of Information Technology

Bachelor of Information Technology Network Security

Bachelor of Property Valuation

Associate Degree in Applied Engineering (Renewable Energy)