Year 12 Careers Conference – ‘Beyond the School Gates’

Would you like to join Year 12 students for a working lunch?

Life beyond the Loreto Normanhurst school gates can be incredibly exciting for many Year 12 students.  Learning to navigate these early post school years can, however, be challenging with dreams and hopes often not going to plan or university courses not working out – the trials and tribulations of life beyond school.

This year we are holding a Year 12 Careers Conference to look at some of the issues students may face after school which will assist the girls as they begin to prepare for life ‘Beyond the School Gates’.

Keynote speaker Jen Harwood   is an award-winning inspirational and motivational speaker on the topics of business networking, leadership, confidence and building great teams.  She will inspire and motivate the girls to build confidence with their networking skills and her presentation will be followed by lunch where the girls will have the opportunity to practice what they have learnt.

We are looking for volunteers to join Year 12 students at lunch to practice chatting to people they don’t know, asking questions and listening to responses – the valuable skills of networking which is required in all industries today.

Date: Thursday 28 June
Time: 11.30am-1.30pm (presentation and lunch)
Venue: Loreto Normanhurst Gymnasium

To volunteer or for further information please email the Careers Team or telephone 02 9473 7424


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Book a Meeting with the Careers Advisor – we welcome students in all years

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.


Mrs Carmel Donnan & Ms Katrina Smith

Careers Advisors



Current Opportunities for Year 12 Students

Laing+Simmons Scholarship Information Session

Laing + Simmons
Tuesday 5 June

For students interested in pursuing a career in the real estate industry. The successful applicant will receive a full time position along with training and study options within the Laing+Simmons group.

Applications Close 30 July 2018

If you would like further information, please speak to a Careers Advisor.

Macquarie Uni Co-op Programs

Two Co-op programs:

Actuarial students will receive a scholarship of $18,200 p.a. and accounting students will be paid by our partners while they are on each placement. 

These highly competitive courses will see students alternate between classroom studies and placements throughout their four years of study. Students will undertake three placements, totalling 15 months.

Applications  are now open for both programs. We encourage students to commence their applications as soon as possible.

Find out more 

UNSW Co Op Scholarship Is Now Open

Co-op scholars are selected not only on the basis of their academic ability (minimum academic requirement is an ATAR of 96), but also their communication skills, motivation and leadership potential as well as passion and understanding of the industry they are applying for. You will also need to demonstrate responsibility, commitment and resilience.

Read about the program and application criteria 


What’s On

Lunch Time Talks continue

These talks are for all students from Years 10 -12.  Girls are most welcome to bring their lunch and join us in the Curran Theatre:

Sydney University @ Lunch

Thursday 14 June | Curran Theatre

UTS @ Lunch

Friday 15 June | Curran Theatre

UNE @ Lunch

Monday 18 June | Curran Theatre

AIT – Academy of Information Technology Info Night

Wednesday 20 June

AIT’s Info Night is perfect for those wanting to explore the endless opportunities available in the growing creative industry. This fun and interactive seminar is a great way to get further information on our curriculum, course requirements, study pathways. Our friendly staff & students will also be there to talk to and get advice from.

Find out more

Australian Catholic University – Mid Year Open Evening

Thursday 7 June
North Sydney Campus

Talk to experts about your course and career path, learn about alternative entry and pathways, explore our campus, and meet staff and students.

Find out more

ACU Teacher Selection Statement Advice

As part of your online application you need to submit a Teacher Selector Statement which consists of a concise (approximately 1000 words) statement demonstrating your suitability to teaching. There is some great advice to help you write this statement here.

NOTE: the advice could help you write similar statements required by other universities, not just ACU.

Study in Canada at UBC Info Session

Monday 4 June
 Monte Sant’ Angelo Mercy College North Sydney

The University of British Columbia will be speaking to prospective Australian students about their courses and what it is like to study in Canada.

Register via the Trybooking link.

Study in Victoria Info Session

Wednesday 6 June
Monte Sant’ Angelo Mercy College North Sydney

VTAC and The University of Melbourne will be speaking to students about application processes for 2019 interstate admissions and what’s new for next year.

University of Notre Dame Sydney – Early Offer/Parent Info Evening

Tuesday 26 June
Broadway Campus

Applications for Notre Dame’s Early Offer Program close on 31 July 2018. This event provides a great opportunity for students to find out tips and advice on submitting a comprehensive application. Students who gain an Early Offer are notified before they sit their final Year 12 exams.

Find out more

University of Notre Dame Sydney – A Day in the Life of a Nursing Student

Wednesday 11 July

Thinking of a career in Nursing? Join us for a Day in the Life of a Nursing Student session and find out about a career in the Nursing profession.

Find out more 

University of Notre Dame Sydney – Careers in Law

Thursday July 12

Join us at our Careers in Law day to explore all programs in Law, and where this profession can take you.

Find out more

The Hotel School/Intercontinental Insights Event

Saturday 18 August

The Hotel School provides students with an exclusive opportunity to go behind-the-scenes at The Hotel InterContinental, a prestigious 5-star hotel located in Sydney’s Central Business District. Throughout the day, students participate in 4 different workshops that provide a taste of what it’s like to work for a top hotel. Students also have the opportunity to meet Hotel professionals from areas such as Sales & Marketing, Finance, Commercial Cookery, Operations and Human Resources.

Spaces are limited so we encourage you to get your students to save the date.
Contact: Anne McCrory or 02 8249 3219

The Hotel School Open Day

Saturday 18 August

The Hotel School will once again open its doors to students interested in knowing more about the Tourism and Hospitality industry. This will be the perfect opportunity for students to speak to Academic staff, current students and alumni and get all the facts they need to know about the fastest growing industry in Australia and globally. Students will also get a chance to experience our campus, conveniently located in the heart of the Sydney CBD. 

Find out more 

Discover Nursing @ UTS

Thursday 21 June 5:30 pm

Wednesday 18 July 5:30 pm

There’s more to modern nursing than meets the eye. Hear from nursing academics and current students before touring our world-class clinical laboratories and taking part in a hands-on workshop.

Find out more –

Stock Investing Seminar – NSW

Saturday 30 June – Sunday 1 July

Are you passionate about stock investing? Crimson Education CEO, Jamie Beaton, is taking a break from his time at Stanford to give you a 2-day crash course on stocks! Jamie is a former analyst for New York hedge fund, Tiger Management, and loves nothing more than crunching the numbers to see what stocks will give the best return. Get $50 off for MHS members at this link.

Find out more

Law Undergraduate Info Evening

Tuesday 19 June
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This event is open to Year 11 and 12 students, and their parents.

Register now

Find out more 

Bachelor Of Advanced Computing Information Evening

Thursday 21 June
University of Sydney

The Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies at the University of Sydney is launching its new Bachelor of Advanced Computing degree in 2018. Join us at an information evening where you will learn more about this new degree and the opportunities that it brings to our students.

Find out more

Le Cordon Bleu – Sydney Open Day

Saturday 18 August

Find out why Le Cordon Bleu is the world’s most acclaimed culinary arts & hospitality management institute in a discovery tour of Le Cordon Bleu Sydney.

Find out more 

University of Melbourne – Interstate Student & Parent Info Day

Friday 5 October
Parkville Campus, Melbourne

An opportunity to visit the Campus and speak with staff and current students.

Find out more 

The Hotel School – Insights

saturday 7 July

Do you see a future for yourself in Hotel Management or Tourism – a global growth sector and Australia’s second largest industry?

Would you like to go behind the scenes of this leading 5-star luxury hotel and find out what working in a 5-star hotel environment is like?

Find out more 

Culinary Apprentice Mentor Program

Through the Industry Specialist Mentoring for Australian Apprentices (ISMAA) program, Australian Apprentices completing an apprenticeship in Certificate III in Commercial Cookery will be provided regular one on one contact with highly skilled mentors who have years of industry experience. 

This program is free and available to apprentices undertaking a Certificate III in Commercial Cookery Apprenticeship and within the first two years of their training.

To register email  your  name  and  your  phone  number   to this address

Find out more

HTN Scholarships

Margaret Fulton Future Food Service Professional Scholarship

Open to current high school students, the scholarship includes paid work experience in a number of leading kitchens, such as, The Merivale Group, Pendolino, Parliament House, Four Seasons Hotel, uniforms, a knife kit and $1,000 cash to put towards future training needs. At the end of the experience you’ll be offered a full culinary apprenticeship with HTN.

Applications close 1 September 2018 (their website currently says 2017 but we have checked and the date for 2018 is September 1).

Find out more

Peter Howard AM Future Chef Scholarship

This scholarship is designed to provide a HTN apprentice with the opportunity to design their own culinary adventure, learning from the world’s best as they go. It includes return airfares to the UK or China plus $5k in spending money.

Submissions are open for HTN apprentices until September

Find out more

Tocal College Open Days

July 13 & 20

October 5 & 12

During open days students get the opportunity to chat to teaching staff, receive an overview of courses, and take a tour of the College and its commercial farms.

Find out more

UNSW Sydney Scholarships Information Evening

Tuesday 5 June
John Niland Scientia Building, UNSW Kensington

The Scholarships Information Evening provides depth and detail on the range of scholarships at UNSW and the application process.

The evening is aimed at Year 11 and 12 students and their parents.

Find out more 

Exploring STEM for Year 10 Girls – Careers Holiday Program at UNSW 

9 – 11 July

Join Science 50:50 and Women in Engineering for an exciting week exploring careers in STEM. You will meet professional scientists and engineers, visit organisations and participate in workshops on campus at UNSW. Apply below. Contact Sarah Coull for more info.

Find out more


FIRST RoboCamps is a robotics program for school students K-12. This program is an exciting and engaging series of robotics-based holiday and weekend camps. From Beginner to Advanced camps, from LEGO Mindstorms to faster, stronger and more challenging Matrix robotics, RoboCamps will take you from A-Z, creating a robotics pro in no time!

Various Dates in July school holidays, 9:00am – 5:00pm
 Macquarie University
Cost: $190 – $220 (2-day camp)

Find out more and register