Parent Association

From the  Co-Presidents

What a social week it has been…..a few updates from events since our last newsletter…

 

Boarder Main Event, Friday 6 may, gymnasium:

Angie Smith, our Boarder Parent Representative of the Parent Association of Loreto (PAL) Executive, provides the following thoughts on last week’s Boarder Main Event:

The boarding community celebrated a wonderful Main Event last weekend with a fantastic attendance of boarding families. The spirit of the boarding school is alive and well with so many parents supporting their daughters and spending the night cheering, dancing and enjoying the company of other boarder families. A few tears were seen in the Year 12 parents eyes when Year 12 performed their song which was a clever composition of words to all of the boarder choir songs they had sung since Year 7. A great night was had by all!

 

Primary Twilight Picnic, Saturday 7 May, Primary school small oval:  

The Primary Twilight Picnic was such a lovely, informal way to connect with families across the Primary community. A fabulous afternoon was had by all, with a high level of participation from our Primary families enjoying this balmy weather.

 

The social calendar looks incredibly busy for May – make the most of it!

 

Loreto Normanhurst / Kirribilli Morning Tea, Friday 13 may, Loreto Kirribilli:

This morning Loreto Kirribilli hosted our combined Loreto Normanhurst / Kirribilli Morning Tea. We were delighted to have Ms Marina Ugonoti and Ms Lauren Kirkby joining us. Loreto Normanhurst organised the Guest Speaker for this event – Sr Margaret Sheppard, a senior member of the Parramatta Sisters of Mercy.  Sr Margaret discussed her reflections and perspectives on the “Year of Mercy” with a particular focus on detention centres and asylum seekers, where she has focussed her efforts over the past 3 years.  In introducing Sr Margaret, I quoted the founder of the Sisters of Mercy – Sr Catherine McAuley to challenge all of us to think about how we open our hearts and minds to the concept of how we can live the concept of “Mercy in Action”. I have reproduced the quote below for those who were unable to be there to consider;

The simplest and most practical lesson I know…is to resolve to be good today, but better tomorrow. Let us take one day only in hands, at a time, merely making a resolve for tomorrow, thus we may hope to get on, taking short careful steps, not great strides

– Sr Catherine McAuley

 

Year 12 Cocktail Party, Saturday 14 May, reception room:

This Saturday night, 14 May, is a very special evening for our Year 12 Parents. Come along and enjoy good conversation, delicious food and beverages, whilst sharing in one of the many very special events that will mark the final year of high school for your daughters. It is not too late to buy a ticket!

Click here for the invitation and Trybooking link.

 

Mother / Daughter Eucharist (years 5 – 12), Sunday 15 May, chapel and gardens:

On Sunday 15 May, come along to enjoy a beautiful celebration of the Eucharist in the School Chapel as well as a lovely Morning Tea post the event in the school gardens. PAL is sourcing Dads to help serve the Mums and Daughters Morning Tea post the Eucharist celebration, so Dads feel free to drop in or email palloreto@gmail.com, if you are free to lend a hand. 

 

Trivia Night, Saturday 21 May, Gymnasium, 7pm:

To finish off an action packed May, we will hold our major social & fundraising event for the year, our L&N Themed Trivia Night. This year we are utilising a few different communication mediums to help spread the word and get people excited about coming along.  

Click here for the invitation and Trybooking link.

We will also leverage the technology used at the Spring Fair to help support the Silent Auction for those who may wish to bid but cannot be physically there on the night. Our Primary parents are also gearing up behind this function for 2016 and we are meeting with our Parent Co-ordinators to gain their help & support in creating tables for the event and endorsing our calls for Silent Auction donations and room set up. We really can’t wait for this event, which is always such a fun evening with old and potentially new friends. 

Don’t forget to send in an item or two for a silent auction hamper or raffle prizes – see themes by Year Group below. Items can be dropped off at Student Services or the Development Office. NB: Alcohol donations appreciated, but these must be delivered to Reception by an adult and cannot be brought to school by a student. 

 

Year Group Basket Themes:

Year Group

Theme

Year 5 and 6 Let’s Get Organised; Stationery, Smiggle, Typo, kikki k, pencils, crayons, colouring books
Year 7 Gourmet Kitchen / Homewares; Tupperware, gourmet food & jams, utensils, cook books
Year 8 Family Night In/Family Night Out; Movie vouchers, itunes vouchers, dvds, chocolates, games
Year 9 Teenage Essentials; Fashion accessories, body lotions, perfume, makeup, gift vouchers
Year 10 Dad’s Delight; BBQ, Bunnings vouchers, car accessories, movie vouchers
Year 11 Mother/Daughter Indulgence; Facial vouchers, candles, makeup, manicures
Year 12 The Great Outdoors; Picnic, rugs, gym accessories, rebel sport vouchers

 

Also, consider what you might be able to donate by way of goods and/or services for silent auction prizes (see suggestions below):

 

SUGGESTIONS FOR SILENT AUCTION ITEMS

Financial planning services Photography/Art/Paintings
Automotive services – car servicing/detailing Corporate box to sporting event
Professional driving lessons Computer goods/Laptop
Digital camera/Recorder TV/DVD/CD player
Beauty therapy service Theatre/Concert/Sports tickets
Home theatre projector iPod/Mobile phone
Veterinary services/products Jewellery
Dental services – teeth whitening Landscape services/design
Architectural design services Home decorating services
Holiday house let for a weekend Hotel accommodation
Hairdressing services or products Restaurant vouchers
Catering services – Dinner for 8 Sporting equipment/Memorabilia
Music/Golf/Tennis lessons Legal services – Family Will
Floral arrangement Insurance – Marine/House
Mowing services Gym Membership
Nintendo/Playstation/X Box/ Wii GPS

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS – TERM 2

DATE

EVENT

Saturday, 14 May Year 12 Parents’ Cocktail Party, Reception Room, 7pm
Sunday, 15 May Mother Daughter Eucharist (Years 5 – 12), Chapel and Gardens, 9:30am
Monday, 16 May Ex-Student Current Parent Coffee and Croissant Morning Tea, Reception Room, 8am
Saturday, 21 May Trivia Night, Gymnasium, 7pm
Friday, 17 June Wagga Wagga Parent Gathering

 

Best Wishes

Sue & Louise

Parent Association Co-Presidents