Pastoral Care

Pastoral Care

Leadership and Building Networks

At Loreto Normanhurst every student is encouraged to build her leadership capacity regardless of what year she is in or which House she belongs to. We have many varied ways in which this can occur and through various formal and informal leadership opportunities. This is exciting times for Year 11 after their successful Loreto Day work. Last week, our School Captain, Evelyn O’Brien and Boarding Captain, Ella Anderson had the opportunity to meet Alister Henskens SC MP, Member for Ku-ring-gai and other student leaders in what was an evening of networking and discussing issues that are important to them. I am sure you will enjoy reading about their experience below. Currently, our Year 11 students are involved in their self-nominations for Student Council and they have been provided with a timeline outlining the voting process which will occur in weeks one and two of Term 3. 

“On Wednesday 19th June we were invited by Ku-ring-gai local member Alister Henskens SC MP to attend a School Captain’s Dinner at NSW Parliament along with other school leaders from the area. The dinner was a great opportunity to engage with School Captains from our electorate, talk about our schools, the HSC and how our leadership roles have shaped us as young people. We were provided with a very valuable opportunity to discuss concerns that as young people we have about the future of our electorate and of Australia. It was great to be able to voice our opinion directly to our member and hear his outlook on such issues. Mr Henskens also answered questions about our individual schools and offered his advice on certain issues. Overall, it was a wonderful opportunity that we are both so grateful to have been a part of and we are thankful for the new connections that we have made as a result of this experience.” – Evelyn O’Brien & Ella Anderson,  School Captain & Boarder Captain


Conversations this week:

Year 12

Heads of House Conversations

Year 11

Tutor Conversations

Year 10

The Girl In the Mirror (1) Conversation with Ms Hallinan and Mr Madigan

Year 9

FNQE Preparations Conversation with Mr Merchant

Year 8

Healthy Minds Conversation with Advisors

Year 7

Advisor Conversations


Upcoming School Events

Tuesday 23 July Years 10, 11, 12 Paul Dillon Presentations
Friday 26 July from 6pm to 10pm   Year 10 Dinner Dance


As this is the last Pastoral Newsletter for Term 2, I take this time to wish you, your daughters and families a restful winter break and I look forward to seeing the girls back safely on Monday 22 July.

Please do not hesitate to contact me via email if you have any questions or concerns about your daughter.


Mr Justin Madigan

Dean of Pastoral Care