Dean of Development & Alumni

Dean of Development & Alumni

Relationships are very much part of the Loreto Normanhurst ethos and are at the heart of our community.  In Term One we shared many wonderful opportunities to connect beginning on the first days of the term with the traditional Welcome to Loreto Normanhurst Parent Morning Teas. On Day One the Year 7 families and the new families whose daughters began in Years 8 – 11 joined us on the Oak Tree Lawn and received a very warm welcome from Principal, Ms Barbara Watkins and Mrs Sue Whipps, President of the Parent Association.  The following morning our new Primary parents enjoyed the very same warm greeting and had the opportunity to meet Mrs Caitilin Studdert, the Primary Parent representative on the PAL Executive.

In the following weeks the school, together with the Parent Association, hosted Parent Information & Social Evenings for Years 7 – 12.  Parents were excited to hear the school plans for the year ahead from Ms Watkins and the Leadership Team and had the opportunity to “catch-up” over refreshments afterwards.

A very new tradition in the school is the Primary Parent Dinner.  Over 150 guests enjoyed a delightful evening in the company of their fellow Primary parents with many shared stories of their daughter’s first days at Loreto Normanhurst being a highlight of the conversations.

On Open Day we were blessed with magnificent weather, with a great number of visitors and the outstanding commitment of students, staff, parents and community as we showcased our school.  There was a fabulous energy about the day – many young families excited to tour and hear about Loreto Normanhurst and of course our current parents supporting the school in so many ways. 

Open Day is also an occasion for us to celebrate our Alumni.  We are thankful to the Ex-students’ Association Executive members for joining us on the day and later when we hosted Afternoon Tea for the Golden Jubilarians – ex-students who graduated from Loreto Normanhurst 50 years ago or more.  The shared memories and friendships are a significant reminder of our history, our connection with one another and the joy of being a part the Loreto Normanhurst story.   

Celebration of community has a special place at Loreto Normanhurst and is very much the focus of the work of the Development Team.  Through events, marketing, communications and enrolments we continue to encourage community engagement which is built on the solid foundations of friendships and shared values. 

If you would like any further information regarding the work of the Development at Loreto Normanhurst please contact me on 02 9473 7331 or


Mrs Alicia Maunsell

Dean of Development & Alumni