Parent Association

Parent Association

Co-Presidents’ Message

Last week we held the Annual General Meeting for the Loreto Normanhurst Parent Association (PAL). During the meeting we presented a cheque to the value of $22,000, our gift on behalf of the parents of Loreto Normanhurst as a result of all of our fund raising efforts in 2016. Ms Watkins gratefully accepted the cheque and shared with us the school’s plans to utilise these funds to continue to enhance the school grounds, in particular to extend shading structures  within the areas adjacent to the main ovals.  

We also took the opportunity to thank the existing PAL Executive for their efforts over the past 12 months and to wish outgoing team members well as they leave their roles at the end of 2016. On behalf of all parents we would like to thank Mr Johan Nelis (Treasurer 2016), Kyle Nacard (Assistant Treasurer), Mrs Angie Smith (Boarder Liaison) and Mrs Caitilin Studdert (Primary Liaison) for their wonderful work and contribution across 2016. 0ur very best wishes for the future. 

Finally, we are delighted to announce the following parents as our newly elected PAL Executive Committee members for 2017.  





Louise Wytenburg


Sue Whipps

Co-Vice President

Paul White

Co-Vice President

Jane Dalton


Karen Roberts

Assistant Secretary

Janette O’Brien


Mal Foubister

Assistant Treasurer

Tracy Hall

Boarder Representative

Sarah Roche

Primary School Representative

Vacant – To Be Filled

General Events

Carolyn Bagster

Committee member

Martha Heaton

Committee member

Maree Austin-Cray

Committee member

Sally Oong

Invited Guest

Rhonda Bell



Take the plunge, think about taking on this role with a friend for 2017. It will only take a little bit of your time, but we guarantee you will have a whole lot of fun and will get more out of this than you have to put into it…please think about it and let us know via email if you are interested and we will help you from there!

Our Year Parent Co-ordinators play a key role as a personal contact point for the Parent Association of Loreto (PAL) across Year Groups and House Groups.  They help  bring parents together and ensure key messages make it out to families providing updates on PAL and Development Office events.  You don’t have to attend all of the events, but you can make a difference by providing the personal touch, for example, welcoming a new family to the school in your Year Group, encouraging parents to get a table together for a school fund raising event or helping to organise a social gathering for your Year Group or House Group. Any or all of the above will make a difference and ensure we continue to build a culture of friendship and collaboration at Loreto Normanhurst.

Drop an email to Sue or Louise  and we will send you some information outlining the role. Your contribution will make a difference. Please consider joining us.



Our tuition fee raffle has now sold out!

The winner will be drawn on Friday 9 December 2016 at the Loreto Normanhurst School Office.

Thank-you to all families who bought tickets to be entered in the draw. We wish you all the best of luck!


City / Country Mothers’ Weekend Away: “MAGNIFICENT MUDGEE” – same time next year?

Mudgee did not disappoint. Gorgeous blue skies, scrumptious food, delicious wine and fabulous company. Our only disappointment ……that it is now over.  

The general consensus was that this was way too much fun so we DEFINITELY are going away again in 2017.  

We have a date, so make a note in your diary now! Friday 24 – Sunday 26 November will be the City/Country Mothers Weekend Away for 2017. We might just return to Mudgee as we loved it so much…we will survey all our mums who attended this year and see what they think. If you have any thoughts / ideas please drop us a note. If you were unable to make it this year, note that date in your diaries now and we will see you there in 2017.   


OUTSTANDING ORANGE – CITY/COUNTRY DADS weekend away, 19 – 21 MAY, 2017

Look out for the invitation that will be sent out to all Dads through the Parent Association mailbox. This will be a great chance for Dads across City and Country to get together in a great setting. All are welcome across Years 5 – 12. Give Mal a call or drop him a note if you are interested in coming along:


Year 10 Dads Drinks

when: Friday 2 december 2016
venue: Bluegum Hotel, Waitara
time: 5:00pm

Come along and join other Year 10 Dads for dinner and drinks at the Bluegum Hotel, Waitara, on Friday 2 December 2016 from 5:00pm. We look forward to seeing you there!


Year 6 Big Bouncy Bash – Inflatable World

when: Sunday 4 December 2016
time: 9:45am

Year 6 girls are invited to a Big Bouncy Bash at Castle Hill Inflatable World on Sunday 4 December 2016, 9:45am – 12:00pm. Please  click here for the invitation!


Upcoming Events – Term 4



Friday, 2 December Year 10 Dads Drinks, Bluegum Hotel, Waitara, 5:00pm
Sunday, 4 December Year 6  Big Bouncy Bash, Inflatable World, Castle Hill, 9:45am.


Ex-Student Association Events


Ex-Student Association Events – Term 4



Tuesday, 29 November Ex-Student Association Annual General Meeting, Gonzaga Barry Centre 1.02, 7:00pm


Best wishes,

Sue & Louise

Parent Association Co-Presidents