Parent Association

Welcome back to Term 2 and we hope you had a lovely break! With a chill in the air now, winter is on the horizon, but  we are still enjoying some glorious warm, sunny days as we enter the last month of autumn.

We have lots of exciting events planned for Term 2 including the:

  • Mother/Daughter Dinner; and Mother/Daughter Eucharist
  • Loreto Kirribilli/Normanhurst Morning tea
  • City Country Fathers’ Weekend
  • PAL Trivia Night

See all the details below.

Our next Parent Association General Meeting will be on Wednesday 16 May from 7.30pm in the Curran Theatre. Please come along to hear an update from Ms Watkins on key plans and activities taking place across the school during Term 2 and beyond and hear more about the activities being undertaken by the Parent Association during the term.

In June, Ms Watkins, Mrs Kate Kovacs and Mrs Alicia Maunsell will be visiting the Central and Southern NSW districts  for the “Principal’s Country Road Trip” to meet with boarder families, ex-students, and friends of Loreto Normanhurst- see more details below in Upcoming Events.

If  you have any questions about getting involved with PAL,   please email Tracey. Everyone is welcome!

Here’s hoping that Term 2 brings you some enjoyable and rewarding activity through our  school community.

 

Tracey Hartshorne & Rob Critchlow

PAL Co-Presidents


Upcoming  Events

 

MOTHER DAUGHTER DINNER

When:  Saturday 5 May  2018
Time: 6.15pm

Where:  Epping Club 

This event is sold out! We look forward to seeing you at the Epping Club for a  lovely evening  with you and your daughters!

Click here for event details.

Click here for parking information.


MOTHER DAUGHTER EUCHARIST

When:  Sunday 6 May 2018
Time: 9.00am 

Where: Chapel & Gardens

Join us to celebrate the mother/daughter relationship with a Celebration of the Eucharist in the  Chapel, followed by light refreshments in the gardens.

Click here  for the invitation.

Click here for parking information.


EX-STUDENT / CURRENT PARENT MORNING TEA

When:  Monday 7 May  2018
Time: 8.00am –  9.30am 

Where: Oak Tree Lawn

Current parents who are ex-students are warmly invited to join us for the Ex-Student/Current Parent Morning Tea on the Oak Tree Lawn. At the commencement of Morning Tea, your daughter is invited to join you for mother/daughter photographs to celebrate the occasion. Please extend this invitation to any current parents you know who are ex-students of other Loreto schools. We would love for them to join us.

Click here for the invitation.


YEAR 12 PARENT WINE & CHEESE EVENING

When:  Saturday 12 May 2018
Time: 7.00pm

Where: At the home of Michael & Jacqui Nelson

Please join us at the home of Michael and Jacqui Nelson for the Year 12 Parent Wine & Cheese Evening on Saturday 12 May. Cheese plates and nibbles will be provided, please BYO drinks. Click here to RSVP. Invitations have been sent via email to all Year 12 parents.


PARENT ASSOCIATION MEETING – ALL WELCOME

When: Wednesday 16 May 2018
Time:  7.30pm – 9.00pm

Where: Curran Theatre


LORETO KIRRIBILLI / NORMANHURST MORNING  TEA

When:  Wednesday 16 May 2018
Time:  10.00am – 12.00pm
Where: Loreto Kirribilli, Gonzaga Barry Centre

Each year we take turns with Loreto Kirribilli  to host  morning tea and this year Kirribilli are our hosts.  Our guest speakers are Stephanie Lorenzo (Normanhurst ’02), Founder of Project Futures and Clare Pearson, CEO, Project Futures. All Loreto Normanhurst parents are invited to join us for this  event between our schools. Click here  for invitation details  and book tickets here.


REGISTER FOR LORETO FEDERATION – ‘Be the Change’

When: Friday 18  – Sunday 20 May  2018
Where:  Loreto Normanhurst

Join us for the 30th Gathering  of Loreto Federation and enjoy presentations from a broad range of challenging and inspirational speakers as they bring  their unique perspectives to the theme  ‘Be the Change’. Hear their insights and stories as they share their personal journeys to action change in our world. This is a wonderful opportunity to participate in a gathering of  past students, family and friends from Loreto schools around Australia.

Join us for the full weekend, for one day, or just the Gala Dinner!

Full speaker profiles and further information, including registration,  is available here.


CITY/COUNTRY FATHERS’ WEEKEND AWAY – HUNTER VALLEY

When: 25 – 27 May  2018

A great weekend is unfolding! Join  other dads for a weekend away in  Pokolbin, Hunter Valley.  On Friday evening we will go Irish at Harrigan’s Pub and Saturday’s activities will include wine tasting and a horse stud visit. Dinner that evening will  feature guest speakers Ralph and Kathy Kelly from The Stay Kind Foundation. (Venue TBA). On Sunday choose between playing a few rounds of golf or perhaps go ‘up, up and away’ in a hot air balloon! Please let Rob or Mal  know asap  – numbers are required for bookings.  All dads are most welcome  for a weekend to relax as a group in pleasant surroundings.  

Contact either   Rob  Critchlow or Mal Foubister   for more details.     


PRINCIPAL’S country ROAD TRIP

When: 13 – 15 June 2018
Where: Central West & Southern NSW

The Principal, Ms Barbara Watkins, together with Mrs Kate Kovacs, Director of Boarding, and Mrs Alicia Maunsell, Director of Development, will embark on the Principal’s Country Road trip, travelling through Central West and Southern NSW to meet with current, past and future families, ex-students and friends of Loreto Normanhurst.  You are warmly invited to join the journey. Click here for more information.


PAL TRIVIA NIGHT

When:  Saturday 23 June 2018
Where: Loreto Normanhurst Gymnasium
When: 7.00 – 10.30pm
Cost: $30 per person

On your marks, get set, go!  Let the Games begin! Can you run rings around the opposition? Join us for a sporting evening of brain Olympics!  This year ‘s theme is “A Year in Sport – Winter Olympics Edition” !  Don your Steve Bradbury and Torah Bright inspired costumes because prizes for the best costume will be awarded so get creative! More information and invitations will be sent out in the coming weeks so keep an eye on your inbox!


CITY/COUNTRY MOTHERS’ WEEKEND AWAY – SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS

When:  10 – 12 August 2018

Please let Louise or Sue  know if you are interested in helping organise the weekend. All are truly welcome and once our team is formed there will be representatives across different year groups to help ensure you have a wonderful, relaxing weekend.   Can’t wait to catch up with everyone at our 2018 weekend away!

Contact either   Louise Wytenburg  or Sue Whipps    for more details.


Ex-students’ Events

GOLDEN JUBILARIANS – LORETO, LUNCH & LYRICS

When:  22 May 2018
Time: 12.00pm – 2.30pm
Where: Reception Room

A special celebration in our beautiful Reception Room  for our Golden Jubilarians: Loreto Normanhurst ex-students who graduated prior to and including 1968. Please click here for the invitation.