Parent Association

Parent Association

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.     

Click here to  volunteer for Open Day

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

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.


Kind regards

Paul White  & Louise Wytenburg

PAL Co-Presidents

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.

Click HERE for invitation 
Click HERE to book tickets

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.

Click HERE for invitation 
Click HERE to book tickets

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
Venue: Mudgee

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.

Louise Wytenburg (0417 330 377)   and   Sue Whipps (0436 414 336)

PAL Contact

2019 Upcoming Events  – Term 1



Wednesday 6 March  Women of Influence Evening – 6.30pm
Curran Theatre
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: