Year 8 and Year 10 Subject Selection Process 2021 – Terms 2 & 3

Term 2 sees the commencement of the subject selection process for Years 8 and 10.

Year 8

Heads of Department will speak to Year 8 on Wednesday, 2 June  during Period 5 (Week 7) and will outline the elective choices that their respective departments will offer to Year 9 2022.

On Wednesday, 9 June (Week 8), students will be able to select their elective choices online via the Web Preferences System. Details about how to do this will be communicated to students at the start of Week 8.

Year 10

Heads of Department will speak to Year 10 on Monday, 24 May during Periods 1 to 4 (Week 6) and will outline the subject choices that their respective departments will offer to Year 11 2022.

On Wednesday, 26 May (7pm to 8.30pm) there will be an online information session about subject selection delivered by Ms Kieryn Bateman, Director of Learning, and the Careers Department. Further details about how to connect with this webinar will be provided in Week 6.

On Wednesday, 9 June (Week 8), students will be able to select their elective choices online via the Web Preferences System. Details about how to do this will be communicated to students at the start of Week 8.

During Weeks 8 and 9 in Term 2 and Weeks 1 and 2 in Term 3, Year 10 students and parents will be able to book a subject selection plenary meeting with an allocated member of staff. The intention of the meeting is to assist students with their choices and provide guidance where necessary. These meetings will take place over Zoom and further information will be sent to parents in Week 7. Please note that these meetings are not compulsory but are recommended.

If you have any further questions about the process, please contact the Learning Office at any time.

Mr Marco Scali 

Acting Dean of Learning 

Reader and Scribe – Assistance Required

Assessments are a major part of schooling, especially for our Year 11 and 12 students. In order for all students to be able to give their best efforts, we need to ask for assistance from the community to provide practical support as a Reader and/or Scribe for those students for whom this provision is necessary so as to best demonstrate their ability.

This provision is granted by NESA for those students who may have a medical condition or diagnosed reading/writing difficulties. To be a reader or scribe requires NO knowledge of the subject content. We will provide you with guidance on the process prior to working with the students. So, if you feel you are able to assist in this way, please contact me to register your contact details and availability. Needless to say, the more volunteers we have, the less onerous the time commitment. Without your help we are unable to provide this very significant form of support for our students in need.

The only requirement is that you do not have a daughter or close relative in that particular year at school. If you are in a position to assist, please submit your expression of interest together with a volunteer Working with Children’s Check  to mdavis@loretonh.nsw.edu.au.

Thank you for giving this your consideration.

Mrs Megan Davis

Diverse Learning Teacher

Y NSW Youth Parliament Representative – Josie Sims

Year 10 student Josie Sims of the Hornsby Electorate is joining more than 100 of Australia’s passionate young people from across NSW participating in the Y NSW Youth Parliament Program.

Youth Parliament consists of an eight-day camp where participants split into committees and develop issues important to them ahead of debate in NSW Parliament. At the end of the camp, all pieces of youth legislation are presented to NSW Members of Parliament for consideration.

“This program is an amazing opportunity and I feel very privileged to take part. I am very excited to be part of the Aboriginal Affairs Committee and can’t wait to start drafting a bill to improve that area. I chose the committee because improving our relationship with Australia’s Indigenous peoples is something that is vital to create a united Australia; something we should be aiming for. As well as this, closing the gap is something that is well overdue, and that is why I am excited to use my voice on one of the largest platforms for youth in NSW. I’m looking forward to collaborating with other participants and getting to work!”

Josie, Year 10

Since its beginning in 2002, Y NSW’s Youth Parliament Program has played an instrumental role in shaping public discourse and policy, with around 2000 participants and approximately half a dozen pieces of Y NSW Youth Parliament youth legislation being passed into NSW Law, including the recent Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme.

This is an incredible achievement for Josie and we look forward to following her journey in the Y NSW’s 2021 Youth Parliament Program.

For more information on the Y NSW Youth Parliament Program, visit their website here.

Celebration of Learning

Year 10 Canberra Excursion

Last week Year 10 students, accompanied by their teachers, spent three days in our national capital immersing in Australian history, politics, art, nature and storytelling. The students fit many amazing learning experiences into a short time, with visits to the National Gallery, Parliament House, Museum of Democracy, Australian War Memorial, National Botanic Gardens and more.

Dates to Remember


Year 9


Holistic Learning at Loreto Normanhurst and FNQE Education Evening

Tuesday 1 June

7pm – 8pm

Year 10 

Learning at Loreto Normanhurst and
Subject Selection Evening 

Wednesday 26 May 

7pm – 8:30pm

Year 11

Year 11 Parent Information Evening

Wednesday 13 October


Year 12

Year 12 Term 2 Assessment Block 17 May to 28 May
Year 12 Parent Information Evening

Monday 12 July