Welcome to the Normo Network
I warmly welcome you to the Normo Network, a hub where our community can connect with each other, and extend their connection with Loreto Normanhurst.
At Loreto Normanhurst we believe that the real task of every human being is to construct a sense of the meaning of life and to develop one’s humanity. This is the true purpose of education. It is achieved through a twofold emphasis on quality learning and on quality relationships. We strive to support our current students and families in building these relationships. We also want to ensure that the quality relationships our students and parents forge at Loreto Normanhurst continue well beyond their years at the school, and that they continue to feel held by the school community throughout their lives.
The African proverb that ‘it takes a village to educate a child’ is lived out in full at Loreto Normanhurst. We hope that you all take the opportunities offered here to give back through registering to become a mentor, sharing archival material, stories or donations. This type of support helps provide the relationships that deepen the education and formation of our students and to provide the village our young people need to grow in these times.
More than ever before, the last 18 months has shown us the true power of technology in keeping us all connected with one other. We hope that these pages build dialogue by sharing perspective and story. We hope that this virtual environment provides the platform to foster real relationships with one another and our sense of community. .
Marina Ugonotti, Principal
Normo Network News
We spoke with some of our alumnae who shared their experiences of COVID-19 - in the fields of floristry, patient advocacy, medicine and university stu… More...
Sam Wegner (Ward, '89) reflects on the wonderful achievements and events of our Ex-Students Association and alumnae community in 2021. More...
As our Alumnae Year Group Challenge comes to a close, we celebrate the generosity of those who supported our Bursary Program and announce the winning … More...
On Wednesday 17 November, we welcomed back four LN alumnae who shared how they've found community and experienced faith beyond the school gates. Enjoy… More...
A love of music has brought two 1984 alumnae together to lead the Canberra International Music Festival. Genevieve Jacobs and Christina Cook are the f… More...
Come and have fun with the Class of 1991. It's been 30 years - let's get together! $85 per person: includes canapes throughout the night and drinks for the first 2 hours. Extra drinks are available for purchase (card only) at our private bar. Read more
Unfortunately due to the recent COVID-19 lockdown, we have had to postpone this event once again. We have rescheduled it to Saturday 9th April 2022 at the Kirribilli Club. Further details will be announced shortly. We hope you can join us! Read more
Bursary (Welfare) Fund
In any given year, we have families who find themselves in necessitous circumstance - either through environmental circumstances or family tragedy, where a parent becomes a sole supporter of daughters. Building a robust bursary program through the Loreto Normanhurst Bursary (Welfare) Fund will help shield against both immediate and long-term need for these young women. The Loreto Normanhurst Welfare Fund helps ensure that girls experiencing financial barriers to their education will have the financial means to take up that opportunity. This includes girls who have been impacted throughout the 7 years of drought, the 2019/2020 bushfires and the COVID-19 pandemic. Our Bursary program currently assists 19 students but our goal is to ensure that we are able to support generations of girls into the future.
We are so grateful to the members of our community who have generously raised funds for the buildings in which we learn, live and grow. As we implement our Master Plan to establish new facilities to enhance our students educational experience, we are grateful to those who supported us in the past and commit to following their example by planning for future generations. All donations made to the Building Fund in 2021 will go towards the new Boarding School.