Parent Association

Parent Association

Co-Presidents Message

Our thoughts are with the students in Year 12 completing their trial examinations and we are very proud of our Year 9 students in Far North Queensland. This week we are sharing more information about the Mission Dinner and a special update from Bellata thanks to Mrs Angie Smith, Current Parent and Chair of our Boarder Parent Committee.

There are so many special events coming up this term, we are really looking forward to spending time with our fellow Loreto parents.

We are very grateful for the feedback we have received from new parents, informing us that they would like to know more about the Mission Dinner. Here is a brief overview;


Supporting ‘Loreto with a Heart’ via the Mission Dinner

Date: Friday 19 August, 2016 –  Reception Room, 7pm


Why do we have an annual Mission Dinner at Loreto Normanhurst?

To support the extraordinary education provided for young girls in Entally, India, by the Loreto Sisters.

The Parent Association of Loreto (PAL) Committee supports the Mission each year and all proceeds from this dinner are forwarded directly to Loreto Convent, Entally. Loreto Normanhurst has a strong tradition of supporting this wonderful school. More information about the school, its history and its students is available through their school website – please click here. The School website mentions that Loreto Convent Entally is often referred to as ‘Loreto with a Heart’. It would be wonderful if our community could demonstrate how big our heart is and support this wonderful Mission.


What happens at the Mission Dinner?

Each year a special guest speaker is asked to present and this year our guest is Ms Kerry McCullough, Dean of Mission, Loreto Normanhurst.

A lovely meal is served in the Loreto Normanhurst Reception Room and raffle tickets are sold by PAL representatives. 


How much does the Mission Dinner cost?

The Mission Dinner tickets are $65 per person and all proceeds go directly to the Loreto Sisters’ mission in Entally. To book your tickets, please click on Trybooking link:


If I can’t make the dinner, can I still donate to the Loreto Entally and the mission of the Loreto Sisters?

Yes, of course, when you click on TRYBOOKING link – you can click DONATE and it will direct you to a donation page.

If you have any questions, please email either Martha Heaton or Maree Austin-Cray They would love to hear from you. 

A Special Country Long Lunch in Bellata

Last weekend the beautiful North West welcomed Mrs Kate Kovacs, Director of Boarding and Mrs Alicia Maunsell, Director of Development.  After recent wonderful falls of much needed rain, the wheat, chickpea and faba bean crops looked magnificent. The lush green paddocks of cows and calves grazing looked resplendent in perfect winter weather.  

It was wonderful to see the Loreto community gather together at Bellata (near Moree) and welcome Kate and Alicia for a long leisurely lunch. It was lovely to see current parents, ex-parents and ex-students enjoy beautiful winter sunshine and each other’s company.

The boarding school is very appreciative of the involvement and friendship the school staff offer to the country boarding families. Thank you to Kate and Alicia for making the journey to our part of the world!


Mrs Angie Smith

Current Parent &  Chair of our Boarder Parent Committee


City/Country Mothers Weekend Away 2016: Invitation on its way!

 Date:  18 – 20 November 2016             Location:  Mudgee, NSW

We will send out a separate email invitation very soon and we are very much looking forward to this inaugural event.

Please be assured, all are welcome and this will be a fabulous way to make new friends and catch up with those we already know.


Loreto Normanhurst High Tea

Date: Sunday 11 September – Reception Room and Gardens, 2pm

The Ex-students’ Association would like to extend an invitation to the Loreto Normanhurst  community to attend High Tea on Sunday 11 September, which will be held in the Reception Room and Gardens from 2pm. Join Loreto Normanhurst ex-students and friends for a lovely afternoon with an informal atmosphere.

Please click here for the invitation.


Entertainment Books 2016/2017

For a limited time, postage is FREE to any address in Australia when you buy the NEW 2016 | 2017 Entertainment Book online from us!

Books can paid for via the link below and collected from Loreto Normanhurst once purchased. There are over $20,000 worth of valuable offers, in addition, for every Membership we sell, 20% of the purchase price goes directly to us. The money we raise this year will support our fundraising efforts. Purchase your Entertainment Book now, or take advantage of the great offers instantly on your smartphone with an Entertainment Digital Membership. Here for your convenience is the Online Order Page.


Upcoming Events – Term 3

For easy reference and to jot down those dates in your diaries, here is a summary of our upcoming events;



Saturday, 6 August Year 6 Parent Dinner, 7:30pm – Click here for the invitation.
Friday, 12 August FNQ Welcome Home Supper, Gonzaga Barry Centre Undercroft, 5pm
Thursday, 18 August Year 5 Parent Drinks, Kirribilli Hotel, 7pm
Friday, 19 August Mission Dinner, Reception Room, 7pm
Saturday, 27 August Father Daughter Dinner (Years 5 – 12), Epping Club, 6:15pm
Sunday, 28 August Father Daughter Eucharist (Years 5 – 12), Chapel & Gardens, 9:30am
Friday, 2 September Year 12 Mothers Lunch & Eucharist, Chapel & Reception Room, 11:30am
Saturday, 10 September Year 11 Parent Drinks, 7pm – Click here for the invitation.
Sunday, 11 September Loreto Normanhurst High Tea, Reception Room and Gardens, 2pm



Best wishes,

Sue & Louise

Parent Association Co-Presidents