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LN Ex-Students' Association

The Loreto Normanhurst Ex-Students’ Association (ESA) has a rich history spanning almost a century, deeply rooted in fostering lifelong connections and supporting educational endeavours.

Established in 1912, the ESA has remained closely intertwined with Loreto Normanhurst and its extensive network of ex-students. Originating with former students primarily from the Randwick era before the school's relocation to Normanhurst in 1897, the ESA played a pivotal role in fundraising for the school and supporting the Loreto sisters. Notably, they initiated a Sewing Circle in 1929, creating garments for children in Sydney orphanages until 1970.

In 1961, the ESA underwent significant transformations, introducing a regular newsletter and adopting a formal constitution. Additionally, the Life Membership Trust Fund ensured financial stability.

Vision and Purpose

Beyond financial support to the Loreto Normanhurst Bursary program each year the ESA is involved with:

Awards and Recognition - the ESA annually awards the School Captain and presents the Pat Taylor Award to a Year 12 student recognised for dedication to Loreto values. It also bestows the Sister Veronica Reid Award for services to the environment.

Events and Community - The ESA actively promotes and supports various events, including the annual Alumnae Christmas gathering and participation in school Open Days and community events such as Loreto Day and the bi-annual Spring Fair.

Nurturing year Groups Relations - As a guardian of Loreto traditions, the ESA encourages all year groups to nurture their school relationships. The ESA aims to shine as a beacon of inclusivity and support, fostering a community that thrives on unity and compassion.

In this evolving landscape, the ESA remains committed to empowering future alumnae and nurturing a sense of belonging within the Loreto family.

Read the Ex-Students' Association Constitution here.

Loreto Normahurst History is founded in Philanthropy and the Culture of Giving

" will learn with all your other accomplishments, the noble and beautiful art of Giving Generously. The amount given is of little consequence, provided that it is given with a loving and generous heart, and a desire to give more if it were possible. The Art of Giving is learned by giving." 

Mother Gongaza Barry, 1906

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