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Photo 543 - Loreto Province Archives

How a family from Holland became part of the Loreto Normanhurst story More...

Pinafores, the arts, sing-a-longs and the space race - read about Loreto Normanhurst in the sensational 1960's. More...

Loretto, Hornsby, 1898 (first wing)

To celebrate 125 years we've created an Archives page! Find snapshots of LN's history and share your stories and photographs. Find out more below. More...

1959 - admiring a television in the Reception Room

The Trapp Family Singers, major building projects and a new home for the novices - this was Loreto Normanhurst in the fabulous 1950's. More...

1947 - A Trip to the City

Air-raid drills, a surprise inspection and the first Loreto Day - learn about life in the 1940's. More...

Black blazers, golf lessons and excursions to Roseville Baths - read about life at Loreto Normanhurst in the 1930's. More...

Girls in concert dress outside tennis courts

Movie nights, Feast Day celebrations and building projects - we explore life at Loreto Normanhurst in the fabulous 1920's. More...

1910 - girls carrying on the LN tradition at 'Names Cave'

A decade of war, vaccinations, pandemics, progress and loss; read about life at Loreto Normanhurst from 1910-1919. More...

1995 - conductor Sarah Nowlan (1995) with Barry Choir, The Hills Centre

On 25 March, our School community came together to celebrate the anniversary of this beloved Loreto Normanhurst tradition. More...

Entire 'Loretto Hornsby' school in 1898

As we celebrate our 125th anniversary across this year, we will be sharing our favourite stories and images of Loreto Normanhurst across the decades. More...

The first and second divisions from 1946; Henriette Bladiniere is in the back row, second from left

We love it when our alumnae share treasures for our Archives, and when we can share these with you! Enjoy an excerpt from the 1945 School Magazine, an… More...

1979 Jubilarians

As the Class of 2021 prepares to finish their schooling, we remember an earlier graduation tradition honouring the Loreto Normanhurst jubilarians. More...

We need your help! We'd love to know more information about these photos from our Archives. Do you recognise any of the alumnae in them? Do you know w… More...

The work of our teachers is at the very core of a Loreto education

Do you remember the names of your teachers at LN? Who left the biggest impression on you? This week we celebrate the wonderful contributions of our te… More...

Creative flair has been on show since scenes like this in the 1960s and earlier!

The Performing Arts is certainly a much-loved pursuit for many of our girls, and has been for many years! Enjoy these facts and photos about Drama and… More...

Horse riding students in the 1930s

What do you remember about horse riding at LN? Did you ever represent LN at an equestrian event? Enjoy a history in photos of horse riding at Loreto N… More...

Mother General - M. Michael Corcoran

Although we are living during a time of lock-downs and travel restrictions, we dip into the archives to bring you this story of a special visit to ear… More...

The Mary Ward Building in 1956

From an exciting new novitiate to senior common areas and classrooms, the Mary Ward Building has seen many a Loreto woman learn, laugh and grow in fai… More...

Enjoying a quiet moment of reading in the library at LN in 1966, LN Archives

Our current students celebrate Book Week this week, so this Flashback Friday we look to our Archives for the history of LN's love of reading. More...

LN Science students, 1940s

At the end of Loreto's celebration of National Science Week 2021, we look back over the study of science in years past. More...

Our Heritage Gates have missed having students pour in from buses and onto the front drive! They are a special part of our School and its history. More...

Junior students playing in 1950s

Did you know that boys used to attend Loreto Normanhurst from Kindy to Year 2? Our Primary School has played such a joyful, influential part throughou… More...

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