Firstly, we’d like to say on behalf of all parents, a very sincere ‘thank you’ to Ms Grace Paraino, Dean of Development and Alumni, and Ms Lauren Kirkby, Events Coordinator, for their organisation of a fantastic cocktail evening last Friday for all parents. There were over 400 parents who attended and this made for a beautiful friendship-raising event and a time to say ‘Hi’ to parents you’ve not met before. So thank you to all of you too.
It’s likely you’ve already seen details for our Open Day organising, both from Ms Sophie Kearns, Deputy Principal, and from PAL regarding the Cake Stall Working Bee and volunteering for the BBQ and Devonshire Tea stalls. If you’ve not already done so we invite you to join in to help showcase Loreto Normanhurst.
This week we’ve enjoyed presenting to our Year 7 to Year 10 parents about how PAL will be engaging with you all with during the year. It’s been great to see so many of you gathering to understand what is ahead this year for your daughter and also for you. As always, the theme from PAL is engaging with one another socially, enjoying events, contributing your time in whatever way you can spare, raising funds along the way and most importantly, making friends and enjoying your time at Loreto Normanhurst.
Our Year 7 parents and students will all have the chance to put on their ‘bootscooting’ boots and join in the fun on Saturday 30 March. Every year this event is attended by most Year 7 families and a link to buy your tickets is listed below – so please make sure you get in quick to reserve your table.
Traditionally, Year 8 parents help out and already have been emailed regarding setup of the Year 7 Family Dinner so we ask that anyone who would like to help Louise and myself to email us please.
Also, bookings will open soon for the City/Country Mothers Lunch on Friday 12 April so keep an eye open as the seats do go very quickly.
Lastly, we will be forming our Spring Fair Committee soon and ask now for anyone or any group of parents who would like to join us on the main organising team. We usually have 10-12 parents who are happy to work with a team to organise one of the areas, for example the school stalls, or the kids corner, so if that’s you, then please let us know via firstname.lastname@example.org
Please let us know if you would like to join the wider team as our Year Parent Coordinators. Usually there are two to four for each year and we run an information session to provide details to those who are interested or who volunteer straight away. If you are interested in becoming a coordinator this year then please send us an email.
Looking forward to saying ‘Hi’ at these events and continue friendship building, fundraising and enjoying being a Loreto parent.
Paul White & Louise Wytenburg
Primary Parent Welcome Dinner & Maths Information Evening
Monday 18 March 2019
6pm – 9.30pm
Primary Parents are invited to join Loreto Normanhurst staff and other primary parents for a maths information evening with special guest presenter Laurinda Lomas followed by the Primary Parent Welcome Dinner. RSVPs for the Primary Parent Dinner and/or the Primary Maths Information Night are essential so please ensure you book to confirm your attendance to one or both of the events.
Year 7 Family Dinner
Saturday 30 March
6pm – 9pm
Please join us for this boot scooting family event. A fantastic night to meet up with parents and students from your daughter’s House. This event is always such an enjoyable family evening, with both a country theme and some lively boot scooting.
Year 12 City/Country Mothers’ Weekend Away – Escape to Mudgee
Friday 22 – Sunday 24 March
For some, another daughter is entering her last year of school, for others, it’s our first time experiencing the beginning of all ‘the lasts’ with the Year 12 cohort of 2019.
To mark this occasion we have booked a weekend away to share our stories and laugh and reminisce about the very special years we have shared together at Loreto Normanhurst with the Year 12 graduating Class of 2019.
Date: 22-24 March 2019
Use the link below to register for the Year 12 City/Country Mothers’ Weekend Away and pay a $50.00 deposit that will be reimbursed before departure. Once we have firm numbers we can finalise bookings with the venues.
Come along, catch up with old friends make a few new ones. Enjoy some time out, rest and relax at one of the lovely accommodation venues available in Mudgee. Attend all or only one of the events we will plan, it is totally up to you as it’s your time to share with others or enjoy a little quiet time for you.
To reserve your place, please click HERE
We look forward to hearing from many of you. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out to Louise or myself.
2019 Upcoming Events – Term 1
|Wednesday 6 March||Women of Influence Evening – 6.30pm
|Saturday 9 March||Open Day – 11:00am – 3:00pm|
|Monday 18 March||Primary Parent Welcome Dinner – 7:00pm
Teresa Ball Primary Centre (following on from Maths Information Evening)
|Friday 22 – Sunday 24 March||PAL Year 12 City/Country Mothers’ Weekend Away – Escape to Mudgee|
|Saturday 30 March||PAL Year 7 Family Dinner & Boot Scooting (organised by our Year 8 Parents) – 6:00pm
|Friday 12 April||City/Country Mothers’ Lunch – 11:30am – 2:30pm
Gonzaga Barry Centre 3.01- 3.04
Ex-students’ Association Upcoming Events – Term 1
|Saturday 2 March||
Loreto ACT Chapter & Districts Annual Mass and Lunch. More details here.
(Please note that as the RSVP date has passed, we ask that you contact the organiser directly if you would like to attend.)
|Wednesday 27 March||Reconnecting Drinks, Greenwood Hotel, North Sydney 7:00- 9:00pm. More details here.|
Ex-students’ Association Contact
Ms Patsy Shannon, President: