The essence of the school, it's bond with the past and link to the future, is neatly captured in the school motto: Ad Altiora - Towards Higher Things. Generations of North Sydney Girls have learnt to think critically and creatively and to express their ideas with clarity and vigour. Equipped with these skills, many have forged distinguished careers. North Sydney Girls have made their mark in politics, academia, sports, the professions, and the visual and performing arts. Today the girls build a base for life-long learning which serves them well for the career challenges ahead - towards higher things.