Pastoral Care

Pastoral Care

Why is leadership important at Loreto Normanhurst?

Whilst leadership may include holding a formal or informal position, it is more than this. It is about action and influence. At Loreto Normanhurst there are many ways for students to engage in leadership and to make a difference. This might take the form of representing the school in sport, a speaking engagement, collaborating in an activity or through work in various extra-curricular activities. Recently, the school conducted voting for the new Student Representative Council and we congratulate the following students who will lead their peers across Years 8, 9 and 10.







Isabella Leonardi

Esha Arora

Gahee Bong


Eliza Haire

Sophie Andreou

Romy Schneider-Smith


Shayarnee Burns

Ashleigh Leck

Breanna Ivankovic


Ava Nalywajko

Maanya Maini

Christina Saad


Grace Gillies

Greta Chien

Amelia Kenny


Sophie Earle

Gabriella Sposari

Lillian Barker


Annika Shankar

Abby Hartshorne

Hannah Cowap


Alana Kavanagh

Isabella Tziolis

Sarah Donnison


The 2017/2018 SRC leaders have met and identified the need for their new team to build a trusting culture within the group. In their first meeting the group discussed how they can influence others and build effective relationships based on mutual trust and respect. These are exciting discussions and present the newly elected SRC with endless opportunities over the next 12 months.

Every student at Loreto Normanhurst can learn to lead, acquire and develop their leadership skills to make a difference in the school and community. If you would like to discuss your daughter’s leadership aspirations do not hesitate to contact her Advisor, Tutor or Head of House.

Mr Justin Madigan

Dean of Pastoral Care


Conversations this week: 

Year 12

In Conversations with Tutors

Year 11

Leadership and Formation Conversation with Ms McCullough

Year 10

In Conversation with the Careers Team

Year 9

FNQE wrap up and Learning Conversation with Mr Merchant and Mrs Murdoch

Year 7/8

Conversations with the Advisors


Upcoming Events – Term 3

Years 8 & 9 “Comfy Friday”

Friday 18 August

17:00 – 20:00

Deirdre Rofe Centre

All Students Leadership Ritual

Friday 25 August

13:30 – 15:15



Tutor Group Leaders – Term 3 2017

Tutor Group Leaders Term 3 2017




If your daughter is leaving school to attend an appointment, it is important for our duty of care that she has a note explaining why she is leaving school. If your daughter is absent from school and you have phoned, emailed or sent an SMS, your daughter is still required to bring in a signed note explaining her absence when she returns to school, as per  the NSW Attendance guidelines.

When absent from school

There are two ways to contact the school:

  1. Email:, or

  1. Phone: contact the Student Attendance Line on 9473 7354 – leave a message that includes your daughter’s name, House, Year and a brief explanation for her absence.

Please inform the school of your daughter’s absence before 8:30am. If your daughter’s absence remains unexplained after 8:45am, an SMS message will be sent to your mobile phone reminding you to contact the school and explain her absence.

On your daughter’s return to school, a signed note by a parent or guardian explaining the absence is required. You can use the perforated slips in the back of your daughter’s Student Handbook. The note needs to be handed to Mrs Andersen or Ms Storey in Student Services within seven days of the absence. The absence note is a legal requirement.

Partial absence

If your daughter arrives to school after 8:20am, she will be required to sign in late using her Student ID Card. A signed note will need to be provided by a parent or guardian to verify the lateness with an explanation. If your daughter is required to leave the school grounds earlier than 3:15pm, she will be required to sign out using her Student ID Card. A permission note, not an email must be provided, clearly stating the reason for the leave and the time of departure. Again, the signature of the parent or guardian is required.

Please contact me on or 9487 3488 if you have any questions.


Please support us in relation to school uniform. Your daughter should be wearing her full school uniform to and from school including her hat. One earring in each lower ear lobe that is a  plain gold  or silver stud,  sleeper or small white pearl is allowed.  No student is permitted to wear makeup, nail polish, necklaces or multiple earrings, sparkly or other shaped earrings. Nails are to be natural and not acrylic or shellac.  If your daughter arrives at school with makeup she will be asked to remove it. Repeated issues with jewellery will result in a conversation with her Head of House or myself. Information pertaining to the Uniform Code is found on page 24 of your daughter’s handbook.