Parent Association

Parent Association

Co-Presidents’ Message

Open Day 2017

A great success once more. A sincere thank you to our parent community across Years 5 – 12 for coming together and providing such wonderful hospitality to our visitors and prospective parents who came to visit Loreto Normanhurst  last Saturday to enjoy Open Day.  The day did not disappoint with gorgeous sunshine and lots of laughter amongst the Parent Association (PAL) sponsored stalls.  A special thank you to Kate Brown and Anna Boldiston who coordinated the Cake Stall, Louise Wytenberg and Sue Whipps who organised our Devonshire Tea Stall and Mal Foubister who cooked up a storm throughout the day at the BBQ. A huge thank-you also to all of our parent volunteers who worked so tirelessly throughout the day on these stalls, without whom our Open Day success would not be possible.

Finally, we would like to thank all of the parents who baked cakes for the Cake Stall, dropped off girls for their rosters and came along to chat to all of our visitors on the day. Your efforts were all greatly appreciated. 


Term 1 Boarder Parent Committee Meeting – An update from Mrs Sara Roche, our Boarder Parent Liaison;

We held our first Boarder Parent Committee Meeting with Ms Barbara Watkins, Mrs Kate Kovacs and Mrs Alicia Maunsell on Friday 10 March and we would like to thank all of our Boarder Parents who attended this meeting. We understand that it is not possible to be in Sydney for all meetings, especially if you have been chasing the rowing regatta calendar as well! 

Ms Natalie Brumby will send out the minutes of the meeting shortly, which will outline all that was covered.  Mrs Kovacs explained how the girls book homework tutors, which was very informative and we are sure she will share this again for those who missed the presentation.


Primary School Family Twilight Picnic 

Saturday 25 March – 3:00pm

A very special event scheduled to take place on Saturday 25 March, 2017.  Our Primary families gather on the lawns for a lovely picnic together.  Primary parents are asked to RSVP to Miss Lauren Kirkby, Events Coordinator by Monday 20 March, 2017– Please click here for the invitation. We can’t wait to receive an update post this event.


City / Country Mothers’ Lunch, boarders’ dining room

Wednesday 29 March 2017 – 11:30am 

Check your inbox! Invites have been sent out so don’t miss this special event. Come along and soak up the atmosphere in the beautiful Boarders’ Dining Room, a place where you feel the history and heritage that is the Boarding House of Loreto Normanhurst. If you do not know anyone else attending, we will place you on a table with parents from your Year Group (this is what I did as a Year 7 mum and it was a lovely way to meet some mums  from regional areas as well as mothers from Sydney). Everyone will feel very welcome! Please click here to  book your seat!

Please click here for the invitation.


Year 9 Mothers’ Morning Tea, Eden Gardens

Friday 31 March 2017 – 9:00am

All Year 9 Mothers are warmly invited to the Year 9 Mothers’ Morning Tea at Eden Gardens, 307 Lane Cove Road, Macquarie Park at 9:00am on Friday 31 March 2017. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Priscilla McManis by Sunday 26 March via email: or mobile: 0414 446 849. We look forward to seeing you there!


CITY/COUNTRY DADS’ weekend away

Friday  19 – Sunday 21 MAY 2017

Our Dads’ weekend away in May is fast approaching and invitations have now been sent out with further details on what we have planned for this wonderful weekend. Book your spot by clicking here and securing your place with a $50.00 deposit. Further details about this fabulous weekend away are provided via the booking link, however please feel free to contact Mal Foubister from our PAL Team who would be very happy to answer any queries you may have.

Please click here for the invitation.


Upcoming Events

Development Office Events 



 Saturday 25 March, 3:00pm  Primary Family Twilight Picnic, Primary Oval and Multi-Purpose Court
 Wednesday 29 March, 11.30am   City/Country Mothers’ Lunch, Boarders’ Dining Room 
 Friday 31 March, 9:00am  Year 9 Mothers’ Morning Tea, Eden Gardens
 Friday 19 May – Sunday 21 May  City/Country Dads’ Weekend Away


Best wishes,

Sue & Louise

Parent Association Co-Presidents