Would you like to make an appointment with a careers advisor?


The Careers team  at Loreto Normanhurst can help in many ways including: subject selection, work experience, writing resumes, gap year options, part time work and post school pathways.

The Careers Office is open to all students. We are available in the office, located in the LRC, before and after school, and at recess and lunch. 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 or drop in with your diary to schedule a time.

Please email  the   Careers Team.


A Summer Holiday with a difference

Julia Santos (Year 10) attended a STEM camp at the University of Wollongong (UOW) over the summer holidays. For Julia, it was a great opportunity to experience STEM in a fun and interactive activity.

The camp was for four days and each day we did a variety of activities either at UOW’s main campus or UOW’s innovation campus. The activities included a workshop on making artificial muscles, learning how to code, soldering a circuit and much more. We also visited BlueScope Steel where we were able to go for a tour of the facilities and told about the process of melting down steel. I also learnt about the various types of engineers working within an industry such as BlueScope Steel.

Another visit was to a coal services station where we did a variety of activities including visiting a replica mine, walking through it with the equipment and then experiencing how to escape a mine without lights. At this coal services station we also played a game about rescuing someone from a mine and we also did a virtual reality activity showing what equipment is used and what an explosion inside the mine looks like.

Transport NSW also talked to us about self-driving cars. We also heard from various women working in STEM fields such as a digital media artist, current UOW students and many more. It was not all STEM activities though as we also got to visit the Wollongong lighthouse and do activities with our teams at night including a talent show. I made lots of new friends on this camp and I experienced more areas of STEM that I had ever seen before.

I recommend the camp for any girls in Years 9 and 10  who are interested in STEM as it was an extremely enjoyable experience and provided some good ideas for future study and careers.

Julia Santos, Year 10


Ms Katrina Smith & Mrs Carmel Donnan

Careers Advisors


What’s Coming Up

If you would like to find out the latest Careers news and events, you can login to the following website:

Login with either: “student” OR “parent”
Password: 14cairns

UMAT Registrations are Now Open

Registrations close 1 June, and the testing date is 25 July 2018.

Find out more 

ADF Gap Year Applications Now Open

A Gap Year in the Australian Defence Force is more than just a great way to try out a career in the Navy, Army or Air Force. It’s a fulfilling year of adventure, experiences, mateship, learning, leadership and travel.

Find out more

The ‘Career Kickstarter’ evening

Save the Date – Year 11 and 12 Students interested in Commerce, Business & Accounting the ‘Career Kickstarter’ evening  will be held at Luna Park on Wednesday 23 May.

Registration details to follow.

The evening will look at:

  • Work experience and scholarship opportunities
  • Networking with business leaders
  • Industry presentations

AIE Information Evening

Wednesday 21 March, 6pm – 8pm

Find out about studying game development, 3D animation and visual effects at AIE.

Register here

Cambridge Immerse

A unique two-week academic summer programme for 15-18 year old students from around the world. The rigorous academic programme is designed and taught by Cambridge University and Oxford University tutors.

For further information, please visit the website. A PDF version of our prospectus is also available via this  link.

ANU Tuckwell Scholarship

This scholarship provides significant financial support for students planning to study at ANU in the future. It is awarded based on a number of criteria, including high academic performance. You can attend a webinar to understand more about the scholarship before applying.

Webinar dates:

Wednesday 21 February, 4pm AEDT

Tuesday 6 March, 7pm AEDT

More details 

Being a ‘completionist’ rather than a perfectionist

Many people struggle with perfectionism – needing everything to be exactly right. Sometimes the desire to get things perfect prevents us from doing anything at all. This article provides some ideas about getting things done rather than needing everything to be perfect.

Check it out and see if it works for you

Dealing with failure

Failing or messing something up feels bad. But it’s actually a great way to learn. Read this article to find some ways you can embrace failure and let it help you become better.

Check it out 

What is it like to be a nutritionist?

Read the article here