Students have started 2017 with energy and enthusiasm; settling in to new classes, getting to know their teachers and many students taking on new subjects. It has been exciting to see our new Year 7 students along with a number of students from Years 8 – 11 getting to know Loreto Normanhurst and making new friends.

Students in Years 9 – 11 have embarked upon their elective courses enabling them to follow their interests and talents. It is important to note that no more changes to elective courses will be made after the end of Week 5 to enable students to effectively complete their elective studies.

Year 12

Our Year 12 students have started their final year at Loreto Normanhurst with positivity. A large number of students and their parents attended an information evening on Monday 30th  January that outlined effective strategies to enable our students to enjoy their final year of schooling whilst achieving their potential. Parents of Year 12 received information about the Plan to PEAK program that focuses on supporting students by focusing on the key PEAK strategies;

  • Pace yourself; don’t peak too soon.
  • Engage with the support networks around you.
  • Approach your studies with positivity and confidence.
  • Keep trying and recalibrate; build on your successes and revisit your goals.

Students are working on learning plans where they can identify goals, develop and identify strategies to achieve them and evaluate their progress as they move through this exciting and challenging year.


Mrs Carolina Murdoch

Dean of Learning


Dates to Remember –  Term 1 2017



Year 12

Year 12 Academic Plenary Meetings  

Friday 24 February 2017

3:30pm – 6:30pm

School Gymnasium

Year 12 Assessment Block 1

Monday 20 February 2017  – Friday 24 February 2017

Year 12 Assessment Block 2

Monday 20 March 2017 – Friday 24 March 2017

Year 7

Year 7 Parents & Student Study Skills Evening with Prue Salter

Monday 3 April 2017

7:00pm – 8:30pm

Gonzaga Barry Centre Level 3 : 3.01-3.04

All Years

Careers Evening (optional)

Tuesday 14 March 2017

3:30pm – 7:00pm

Gonzaga Barry Centre