Pastoral Care

Pastoral Care

The Importance of Social and Emotional Learning Competencies

When considering that future jobs for our current Year 7 students might not exist at present, there has been much said about the types of skills people will need in the future.

Once seen as soft skills and not important, there is increasing commentary about the significance of social and emotional learning and how these competencies will support people in their future. Why are they so significant? Social and emotional learning competencies enhance a person’s capacity to integrate skills, behaviours and attitudes to deal effectively and ethically with daily tasks and challenges. In the USA, the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning’s (CASEL) mission is to help make evidence-based social and emotional learning an integral part of learning from preschool through to high school.

CASEL identifies five core competencies that can be taught in many ways and across various settings. They include:

  • Self-awareness
  • Self-management
  • Social awareness
  • Relationship skills
  • Responsible decision-making

At Loreto Normanhurst these competencies are taught and referred to within our pastoral care programs and the FACE curriculum. In educating our students, we look to their future to ensure  they have the chance to develop the skills and competencies necessary to be competitive and to make a positive contribution to society. You can read more about CASEL by going to their website. 

Enjoy looking at this week’s photos of the students across the Houses. There was much joy and celebration during this community time together.

If you would like to discuss the way in which your daughter can enhance her social and emotional learning 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 Conversation with Tutors

Year 11

On Examinations

Year 10

In Conversation with Ms McCullough

Year 9

In Conversation with Mrs Cranfield

Year 7/8

Conversations with the Advisors


Merit Awards

First Name Surname Year House Silver Date:
Holly Andrews 12 BAR 25/08/2017
Emily Austin 12 KUR 25/08/2017
Katie Austin 12 KUR 25/08/2017
Isabella Balmer 12 BAR 25/08/2017
Natasha Benham 9 BAR 25/08/2017
Emer Cahill 12 BAR 25/08/2017
Grace Campbell 10 MOR 25/08/2017
Molly Carr 12 MOR 25/08/2017
Lucy Cartwright 8 MUL 25/08/2017
Xinyu Chen 12 KUR 25/08/2017
Annie Clarke 12 KEN 25/08/2017
Georgia Cluff 8 MUL 25/08/2017
Susannah Coady 10 KEN 25/08/2017
Audrey Cooper 12 MUL 25/08/2017
Madeline Corkery 12 MAY 25/08/2017
Madeline Cornish 12 BAR 25/08/2017
Sascha Crozier 8 BAR 25/08/2017
Emily Doyle 12 MOR 25/08/2017
Anneliese Duursma 12 MOR 25/08/2017
Meg Elliott 12 AST 25/08/2017
Gian Ellis-Gannell 9 BAR 25/08/2017
Faith Felipe 12 AST 25/08/2017
Alix Glover 12 MUL 25/08/2017
Lauren Graham 12 MUL 25/08/2017
Jayda Gursel 10 MAY 25/08/2017
Sabrina Haaf 8 KUR 25/08/2017
Eliza Haire 8 BAR 25/08/2017
Rachael Hardman 8 WAR 25/08/2017
Claire Hassall 12 MOR 25/08/2017
Molly Haymen 8 BAR 25/08/2017
Emily Heuston 12 BAR 25/08/2017
Imogen Hourd 12 MUL 25/08/2017
Lori Hunter 12 AST 25/08/2017
Marissa Hussein 12 WAR 25/08/2017
Bettina Ignacio 12 AST 25/08/2017
Abby Kalac 12 KUR 25/08/2017
Grace Keithly 11 MAY 25/08/2017
Tamara Kohler 12 MUL 25/08/2017
Chanelle Kong 8 MUL 25/08/2017
Karina Kukielka 12 BAR 25/08/2017
Sarah Matthias 12 AST 25/08/2017
Alexandra McKeown 12 MUL 25/08/2017
Amelia McManus 12 MOR 25/08/2017
Katelin Meers 12 MUL 25/08/2017
Jessica Mollenbeck 8 MUL 25/08/2017
Isabella Mosser 12 AST 25/08/2017
Monique Newham 12 BAR 25/08/2017
Kate Nicol 12 BAR 25/08/2017
Isabella Nimmo 12 KEN 25/08/2017
Charlotte O’Brien 12 KUR 25/08/2017
Clare O’Donnell 12 WAR 25/08/2017
Madeline Playford 9 MOR 25/08/2017
Sarah Playford 12 MOR 25/08/2017
Juliette Radford 12 AST 25/08/2017
Nicola Rakuljic 9 AST 25/08/2017
Ainsley Ramsbottom 12 MUL 25/08/2017
Olivia Ratcliffe 12 MUL 25/08/2017
Zoe Redwin 8 MAY 25/08/2017
Morgan Ridley-Smith 12 MAY 25/08/2017
Jordan Roberts 12 MAY 25/08/2017
Sophie Rose 12 MUL 25/08/2017
Ysabel Say 12 AST 25/08/2017
Natalie Seeto 12 KUR 25/08/2017
Elyse Stevens 12 BAR 25/08/2017
Felice Tan 12 BAR 25/08/2017
Lily Tancred 11 KUR 25/08/2017
Molly Thomas 12 KUR 25/08/2017
Katerina Traini 12 KUR 25/08/2017
Prudence Watts 12 BAR 25/08/2017
Emily Whiting 7 MUL 25/08/2017
Olivia Wilson 12 MUL 25/08/2017
Kirsten Wright 12 MUL 25/08/2017
Kelly Wright 12 WAR 25/08/2017


Years 7 & 8 Vaccinations

The next vaccination clinic date for Year 7 & 8 students is on Tuesday 12th September 2017.

Vaccinations offered at this clinic will be:

  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Dose 2 and catch up Dose 1 for Year 7
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV) catch up for Year 8
  • Varicella (Chicken pox) to Year 7 only
  • Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis catch up for Year 7

Please refer to the attached poster for additional information.


Upcoming Events – Term 3

Year 12 Paul Dillon speaking about alcohol and drugs


Friday 8 September

Periods 1 & 2

Curran Theatre

Year 7 & 8 


Tuesday 12 September

All Day



 Transport for NSW

Transport for NSW has supplied the attached notice in relation to changes to bus stops in Pennant Hills, Thornleigh, Normanhurst and Hornsby.


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.