Parent Association

Parent Association

From the  Co-Presidents

Well, what are you going to do about it?

     – A quote from Sr Margaret Sheppard, rsm, reflecting on what her Mother used to say to her and her siblings whenever they expressed concern or frustration about a problem or situation


Loreto Kirribilli /Loreto Normanhurst Combined Morning Tea:

The above quote is one of many thought provoking messages conveyed by Sr Margaret as she spoke to us last Friday about her life’s journey to date, with a special focus on her work within detention centres with asylum seekers. A very special morning was enjoyed by many mothers and grandmothers. All agreed it is so special to connect as a Loreto community. We thank the Loreto Kirribilli staff who looked after us so well;  Mrs Anna Dickinson Principal, Loreto Kirribilli as well as Ms Debbie Henry and Ms Rosemary Spanner from the Loreto Kirribilli Development Office and Parent Association. We also would like to thank our own Ms Marina Ugonotti, Deputy Principal and Ms Lauren Kirkby, Events Coordinator for their support and attendance, as Ms Watkins and Mrs Maunsell were unable to attend this year, due to commitments in Dubbo. Finally, our sincere thanks to Sr Margaret Sheppard for giving her time and sharing her story with courage and passion…her words are still with me, as I consider…”What am I going to do about it?”     


Annual Year 12 Cocktail Party:  

The Reception Room was transformed into an elegant, intimate, candlelit space for this very special evening. Our thanks go to the Parent Association of Loreto (PAL) who pulled this event together both in creating a special environment, as well as ensuring the guests had a wonderful time throughout the evening. Our heartfelt thanks goes to; Kerri Barr and Sally Oong who coordinated the event on behalf of the PAL Executive. Also, to our amazing team of helpers on the day; Alison Keogh, Virginia Symonds, Jalni Shah, Leanne Sung, Liz Akerboom, Narelle Gillies, Steve Hanich and Wendy Pascoe, as well as our other parents who kindly volunteered ensuring we had a reliable back up team; Anthea & Matt Foldi, Tricia Berkery and Fiona Donohoe.   


L&N TRIVIA NIGHT, gymnasium, 7pm – ONE SLEEP TO GO!

Thank you so much for all the wonderful help and support we have received in preparation for our L&N Themed Trivia Night tomorrow night. For all the Silent Auction and gift hamper donations, for all the ticket sales to attend the night and for all the advanced bidding on our online Silent Auction items that has already occurred, we are truly grateful. 

It is going to be a great evening, we look forward to seeing you there! Don’t forget to take a look at the parking instructions that have gone out to all attendees in recent days.  Also, don’t forget to bring along some gold coins for fun & games as well as  some funds for the raffle (2 tickets for $5 or 5 tickets for $10) and a lucky $10.00 note that might see you win 4 x tickets to the Queen Musical in June at the Lyric Theatre.

However, even if you can’t be there in person, why not join in the fun by bidding online for one of the many fantastic Silent Auction items. Take a look at the link and make a bid – you will be kept updated throughout today and tomorrow and during the course of the evening on how your bid is going. Bids can be taken up to 10.00 pm on Saturday night – don’t miss out!





Saturday, 21 May Trivia Night, Gymnasium, 7pm
Wednesday, 1 June Women of Influence, Curran Theatre, 7pm
Friday, 17 June Wagga Wagga Parent Gathering


Until then, best wishes,

Sue & Louise

Parent Association Co-Presidents