Parent Association

Parent Association

What a night of ‘boot scooting’ fun last Saturday night! Just over 370 guests attended the Year 7 Family Dinner,  arriving in heeled boots, checked shirts and big buckles ready to “yee-haw-heel-toe-doe-si-doe! ” from the directions of our line dance instructors, who did a perfect job of instructing everybody on how to dance and by the end of the night you would have thought the girls had been doing line dancing for years!

It was a fabulous night as the Year 7 girls were able to meet in a social setting away from the classroom and parents met and mingled with other Year 7 parents with whom they will be sharing  their Loreto journey with over the next six years.  The atmosphere was buzzing with laughter and chatting.

Thank you to Grace Paraino, Lauren Kirkby and Lynnette Jones from the Development Office who assisted the PAL team in the lead up to the event and also on the night. Thank you also to all the Year 8 parent volunteers  who helped set up   and assisted on the night: Suze Barron, Margie Stephen-Harmey,  Maxine Andersson, Mark Bambagiotti, Michele Clayton, Rachel Gunter, Helen Longney, Georgie O’Halloran, Hannah Sims, Fleur Staff, Louise Tapner and Catherine Wilson,  and special mention to Louise Hyde who assisted with decorations and Christine Mansfield who  greeted guests with name tags and assisted for the rest of the evening.

Thank you for coming along and getting into the spirit of the event and dancing the night away! Keeping with tradition, we’ll be asking those who had fun this year to help organise it next year and we’re sure you’ll do a great job of it.

With the end of Term 1 break soon upon us, we’d like to remind you that next Friday 12 April is our City/Country Mothers’ lunch, followed by the fantastic Music Festival at the Sydney International Convention Centre (ICC). Please make sure you get your tickets now to both of these event if you haven’t already done so – it’s your last chance!

Lastly, a request for assistance please. I’ve not received any suggestions yet for country towns that would like to host our City/Country Fathers’ Weekend Away  on 24-26 May,  so if you or a group of you would like to suggest a town and work with us to organise the weekend, then please contact me on 0448 107 496 or via our PAL email.

We hope you continue to enjoy these gatherings together with  friendship building, fundraising and being a Loreto parent!

To get in touch with us, please contact us via email.


Paul White, Louise Wytenburg   & Jane Dalton 

PAL Co-Presidents  & Co-Vice-President

City/Country Mothers’ Lunch

We warmly invite all mothers to join us for the annual City-Country Mothers’ Lunch on Friday 12th April in the Boarders’ Dining Room. The event is nearly sold out so don’t miss this special event when city mums connect with their country counterparts and we celebrate the unique Loreto bond we share.  It’s the perfect opportunity to catch up with old friends and meet many more new ones around our shared lunch table and maybe win a raffle prize of beautiful produce from our generous boarder families.

This year our theme is “Water” and we encourage you to bring or send photos of what water means to you –  the river, the coast, the pump, the dam, the well.  The photos will be used as part of the theming for the day, so if you have any photos you would like to share please send them to Angela Quinn  or contact Angela on 0421 809 614.

Get a group of friends together and book your table! Don’t know anybody yet? No worries, this is Normo! Book your ticket and we will seat you with friendly faces from your year group.

We’re looking forward to seeing you there.

Click HERE to book online

Click HERE to see invitation

11:30am – 2:30pm Friday 12 April
Boarders’ Dining Room

Current Parents / Ex-Student Morning Tea

Current parents who are ex-students are warmly invited to join us along with your daughter for Friday Communion in the Chapel, followed by morning tea in the Reception Room. Photographs of you and your daughter will be taken to celebrate the occasion. Please extend this invitation to any current parents you know who are also ex-students of other Loreto schools. We would love for them to join us.

8:00am Friday 3 May
Chapel & Reception Room
Further details to come

Year 11 Parents’ Pizza Night 

Save the Date ! Join other Year 11 parents for a evening of  “pizza and parents” – at the home of Kevin & Danielle Pringle. Look out for details and an invitation next week – we hope to see you there!

6:00pm – 9:00pm Saturday 4 May
Hosts: Kevin & Danielle Pringle
Further details to come

Mother / Daughter Eucharist

Join us to celebrate the mother/daughter relationship with a Celebration of the Eucharist in the Chapel, followed by light refreshments in the gardens. The invitation will be sent out early next week – but bookings are open now. See below.

9:15am for a 9:30am start Sunday 5 May
Chapel & Front Drive

Click HERE to book

Mother Daughter Dinner

6:15pm Saturday 1 June
Epping Club
Details to come – mark this one in your diary !

The Mother Daughter Dinner is a highlight on the Loreto Normanhust calendar. Further information will be  sent out regarding the event early next term. Mark this date in your diary and keep an eye out for the invitation with further details. 

Parent Association Trivia Night

7:00pm – 10:00pm Saturday 22 June
Details to come – mark this one in your diary !

City / Country Dads’ Weekend Away

Friday 24 May – Sunday 26 May
Destination – to be confirmed
Details to come – mark this one in your diary !

PAL Contact

The next Parent Association meeting will be Tuesday 15 May at 7:30pm – all welcome

2019 Upcoming Events  – Term 1 & 2



Friday 12 April City / Country Mothers’ Lunch
TERM 2   
Friday 3 May Current Parent/Ex-Students’ Morning Tea
Saturday 4 May Year 11 Parents’ Pizza Night
Sunday 5 May Mother/Daughter Eucharist
Wednesday 7 May Ex-Students’ Association Meeting
Tuesday 15 May Parent Association Meeting
Friday 24 May – Sunday 26 May City/Country Dads’ Weekend Away
Saturday 1 June Mother/Daughter Dinner
Friday 14 June Normanhurst (host)/Kirribilli Morning Tea 
Saturday 22 June Parent Association Trivia Night


Ex-Students’ Association – Theatre Party Event

“Muriel’s Wedding – The Musical”
Thursday 8 August
Lyric Theatre, Sydney

For more details, and to book your tickets:      CLICK HERE

Ex-Students’ Association Contact 

Ms Patsy Shannon, President:

The next Ex-Students’ Association Meeting will be  Tuesday 7 May, at 7:00pm