Development News and Events

Last Monday we were delighted to welcome many grandparents and special friends of Year 7 for a liturgy in the Chapel followed by morning tea, a school tour and some time in the classroom. Thank you to all the grandparents and special friends who were able to attend and share time together with Year 7 in their school environment.

 It was lovely to see many parents, ex-students and friends at the Mary Ward Justice Forum on Wednesday evening. There was thought provoking discussion with our expert guest speakers Julian Burnside AO QC,  Professor Dr David Isaacs and Dr Sara Townend.  

We hope that all our HSC families are going well during this exam stage and that the girls are getting excited about the future and what lies beyond. On the other end of the journey, the school welcomed our incoming 2019 families on  Thursday for Orientation Day. It is always exciting to  meet the newest members of our community and share in the commencement of their journey, as well as those of our primary families moving into secondary.

A reminder that on 27 November,  the Parent Association will be having their AGM and voting for the 2019 committee will be taking place. Everyone is welcome and perhaps you’d like to get involved next year? It is going to be  a big one with the Spring Fair in November 2019, and all help would be very much appreciated. 

Additionally, the Ex-Students’ Association AGM will be held on Sunday 2 December. Details about voting for both events will be forwarded shortly.

If you wish to get involved in PAL,   or if you have any questions, Tracey Hartshorne & Rob Critchlow (Co-Presidents) would love to hear from you! Please   contact PAL via email . 




When:  Saturday 3 November
Where:  Alexandria – Factory Outlets & Warehouses  (Pick up from Normanhurst Station)
Time:  8.00am – 5.30pm

Back by popular demand, the Ex-Students’ Association warmly invites you to to join the ‘Bargain Bus Tour’ on Saturday 3 November from 8.00am – 5.30pm. “The more you shop, the more you save!” Get a group of friends together and join the fun! For more information and to book, click HERE

Year 9 Parents End of Year Social

When:  Saturday 10 November 
Where:  Home of Rebecca & Steve Bissett
Time:  7pm – 11pm

Year 9 parents are invited to  End of Year Drinks at the home of Rebecca & Steve Bissett.  Parents are kindly asked to bring along a plate to share with everyone and BYO drinks. 

Click HERE for the invitation

Primary mothers & daughter’s christmas creations 

When:  Saturday 17 November 
Where:  Primary School COLA
Time:  2pm – 4.30pm

Primary mothers and daughters are invited to celebrate the festive season with a gingerbread house making afternoon. Tickets are $35 per family and include  all ingredients (gingerbread, icing and lollies) and you are welcome to bring along your own favourite lollies to personalise your creation. Please note, spaces are limited and tickets have to be booked by Friday 2 November –   unfortunately RSVPs received after this date  cannot be accepted. 

Click HERE for invitation

Click HERE to purchase tickets


When:  Wednesday 21 November
Where:  Gonzaga Barry Centre, Level 1
Time:  7.00pm – 9.00pm
RSVP: Monday 19 November

As we approach the season of Advent, we think about Mary’s Fiat – Let what you have said be done to me ! Not only in the big moments of life, but day by day, we are invited to answer this, “yes” ! You are warmly invited to our Spirituality Evening for Term 4.  There is no cost to attend this event, however for catering purposes please RSVP below.  All are welcome.

Click HERE  for more information

To RSVP click HERE

Upcoming Events – Term 4



Saturday 3 November Bargain Bus Tour – Ex Students’ Association  
Wednesday 14 November Women of Influence
Thursday 15 November Year 12 Formal – Dockside Darling Harbour
Saturday 17 November Primary Mothers & Daughters’ Christmas Creations
Wednesday 21 November Ex-Students’ & Parents Spirituality Evening
Tuesday 27 November Parent Association AGM
Sunday 2 December Ex-Students’ Association AGM