Next week – 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


What’s On?

Sancta Sophia College Sleepover – Saturday 25 August 2018

Sancta Sophia College has been a home away from home for female Undergraduate students in Sydney for over 90 years. We invite current Year 12 female students to join us for the SANCTA Sleepover.

Come and see what it’s like to live at College as an Undergraduate student in the heart of Sydney’s university precinct.

  • Socialise and dine with current Sancta Undergraduate students
    • Visit university open days with Sancta tour guides
  • Meet other Year 12 girls from across Australia who are coming to Sancta.
  • Enjoy a movie night and entertainment organised by current Sancta Undergraduate residents.


PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test)

Saturday 13 October 2018 – 8.30am – 12.30pm

Ascham School invites your Year 10 and 11 students, who are considering USA university applications, to sit the PSAT test. This test, held once a year, is an opportunity for Year 10 & 11 students to practise the SAT under exam conditions. The test results will provide valuable feedback on their strengths and weaknesses. The date is set by the US College Board and this year it will take place on Saturday 13 October, which is the last Saturday of the spring school holidays for most NSW schools. Places are limited and allocated on a first come first served basis.

Register here.

Registration closes 5pm Monday 13 August 2018 or when we reach capacity

Enquiries:       Mr Ludo Onstein, PSAT Coordinator

TAFE NSW Information Week

June 18 – 29  Various Locations

Come along to our open week to join our interactive information sessions, gain career advice, explore our state-of-the-art facilities and get help with enrolments. Check the website for more information on info sessions and locations.

Find out more 

Canberra Institute of Technology Info Sessions

July 16 | Public Health, Dental Assisting

July 17 | Work, Health and Safety

July 18 | Massage

July 19 | Allied Health

Enrol with CIT and study our nationally recognised courses.

Find out more 

Torrens University Australia – Open week

August 4 -12 Sydney

A week of information on all courses in multiple cities…. Find out more

Torrens University Sydney – Hospitality Open Day

August 4 The  Rocks Campus

Talk to our expert course and career advisers about entry requirements, FEE-HELP, pathways and scholarships.

Find out more 

Explore career options at TAFE NSW Information Week 18-29 June

TAFE NSW will be opening its doors to future students seeking course info and help with enrolments. Students can join interactive info sessions and explore state-of-the-art facilities.

Find your nearest information session here.

Northern Sydney Apprenticeship & Traineeship Expo – 16th August, 2018

The Northern Sydney Apprenticeships and Traineeships Expo will be held at The Concourse – Civic Pavilion, Chatswood NSW on Thursday 16th August, 2018 from 3.30 – 6.30pm.

This is a free event and a great opportunity for Students, Parents and Carers to learn how to get an apprenticeship and talk to one of more than 40 organisations who will be present.

More info here.

UTS: Experience Day

Experience UTS Day is coming up on Thursday 12 July 
The day gives students the chance to get a taste of a range of study areas of interest, through building a personalised timetable for the day. 

The essentials:

  • A hands-on workshops day for Years 11 and 12 students
  • Hosted at UTS City campus on Thursday 12 July
  • 60+ workshops available across all UTS faculties 
  • Lunch is provided by UTS and the event is free.

Workshops include: Law’s ‘Justice is Served’, Transdisciplinary Innovation’s ‘Imagine and Create The Future’, Science’s ‘Forensics Whodunnit’ + many more. 

Registration is currently open and places for the day fill fast. Students should visit the Experience UTS Day website to register

Charles Sturt University MyDays

Find out what CSU is really like. CSU will have MyDay events at Bathurst, Port Macquarie, Albury-Wodonga, Dubbo and Wagga Wagga campuses during dates in June and July.

Parents are very welcome. Students can find out more information and register here.

OPEN DAY FREE ENTRY – World Food Festival – Kenvale College 
Sat 1 September | 11:30am-1:30pm 

Travel the world with your taste buds as Kenvale take you on a culinary journey at World Food Festival!

Find out more about future career possibilities from our industry leaders
> Get first-hand advice from our current students
> Tour the campus and get your questions answered 

Kenvale College – 38 High St Randwick NSW 2031

More information here.

Bond University Scholarships Open Now

Bond University scholarships are available to Year 12 students who excel in academic, community leadership and sporting pursuits. Applications are now open.

Students wishing to apply for a scholarship will be required to complete a Bond University Study Application Form before commencing the Scholarship Application.

Visit our website for more information or contact 1800 074 074.

ANU New Admissions for 2020

The way domestic undergraduate students apply to ANU is changing. This new approach will be first in the nation, making it easier for students to choose Australia’s national university. The change launches in March 2019 for domestic school leaver applicants who will commence undergraduate programs in Semester 1, 2020.

For more information visit this link.

Community service as important as ATAR for Year 12s in ANU overhaul

In a new scheme designed to diversify the university’s ranks, school leavers will be asked to meet a minimum threshold of community service and extra-curricular activity such as working part-time, playing sport or volunteering, on top of achieving the right score for their degree.

ANU vice-chancellor Professor Brian Schmidt said students were more than “just a score” and had unique skills on offer from time spent volunteering, working part-time, excelling in sports or performance or participating in student leadership.

You can find out if you meet the tests here.

Rio Tinto Apprenticeships – 2019 Intake Applications Open July

Applications open soon for Rio Tinto’s incredible apprenticeship program. If you’re interested, then do your research and start putting your documents together to apply.
The 4 year program offers qualifications in the following areas – electrician, heavy duty diesel mechanic, mechanical fitter, and light vehicle maintenance.

Applications will be advertised here.

Find out more

Australian College of Nursing – Scholarship Resources

There are lots of scholarships for people who want to become nurses. The list below contains some scholarships for people with qualifications, as well as for those who want to start their training.

NSW Health Nursing & Midwifery scholarships
Commonwealth Nursing &  Midwifery scholarships; Rural and remote
NSW Nurses & Midwives Association
University of New England Nursing scholarships
Victorian Health

AVCAT Scholarships are opening soon

If you have a parent or grandparent with service in the ADF you may be eligible for one of these scholarships – check out the details to see if you can apply.
Find out more.

BDO Cadet | Career Opportunities

BDO are currently recruiting for Cadet opportunities at BDO, within our Audit, Tax and Business Services teams. They are specifically targeting students who are looking to study part-time and work full-time after they leave school, and who will be studying a degree in Accounting, or Business majoring in Accounting and looking to begin a career as a Cadet next year.

The opportunities are currently open for applications and close on the 20 July. Students can apply here.

The University of Melbourne

The University is hosting an Information Day for interstate students at our Parkville campus on Thursday 12 July 9:00am – 6:00pm.

The day will focus on aspects of the university that are of greater concern to interstate students such as the application process, scholarships, student services, accommodation options and financial assistance. Participants will have an opportunity to ask current University of Melbourne students who have come from interstate about their experience and how they managed the transition. The program will also include a campus tour followed by a free lunch at one of the residential colleges and a college tour. Optional additional accommodation tours will take place after the official program has ended.

Also the University of Melbourne will host another event Friday 13 July ‘A Day at Melbourne’ where students will find out about their undergraduate courses structure, majors, graduate pathways, enhancement programs and activities that can be done within each faculty.

To find out more about the A Day at Melbourne program click here.