Parent Association

Parent Association

Co-Presidents’ Message

By now the Loreto Normanhurst Fathers’  Weekend away will be well underway. We are sure all the dads will enjoy the wonderful itinerary that Mal Foubister (PAL Treasurer) has put together for the weekend. We look forward to an update from Mal in next week’s newsletter.  


Loreto Normanhurst/Kirribilli Morning tea, Friday 12 may 2017:

Last Friday approximately 65 mothers and  staff members  from Loreto Normanhurst and Loreto Kirribilli came together for a very special combined morning tea.  This annual event is a favourite on the social calendar for many mums and this year did not disappoint.  

What a lovely morning it was!  Level 3 of the Gonzaga Barry Centre was transformed into a high tea style venue, with  elegant  three-tiered displays of sweet treats  on each of the linen-covered tables positioned  throughout the room.  These were complemented by beautiful platters of fresh fruit and savoury bite-sized appetisers arranged on a side buffet table, adorned with vases of roses and tulips to welcome all our guests. The morning tea sweet treats (including our own Loreto Normanhurst crested cupcakes) were provided courtesy of Mrs Louise Wytenburg and our savoury treats were provided courtesy of our Loreto Normanhurst mums attending on the day, so a big thank you to all!

Everyone settled in with a  warming cup of tea or coffee to hear a few words of welcome from Ms  Barbara Watkins prior to the address  of our guest speaker for the event, Ms Cathy O’Connor, CEO of Nova Entertainment and current mum at Loreto Kirribilli.

Cathy shared with us her career story and her  views on women in leadership positions. Cathy certainly gave us  a  first hand  perspective, given she is currently the only female CEO within the Australian commercial radio industry. The address provided much food for thought around the need to change and adapt to the technological forces shaping our lives and work, and the role we all play in developing the next generation.  If you get the chance, google Cathy  and read about her induction into the Radio Hall of Fame showcasing her many career achievements. It was our pleasure to experience such an informative key address  from a very  impressive lady. 


Year Group social functions: 

Our Parent Co-coordinators have been busy finalising plans for social events within each individual year group.  Keep your eye out for emails about these events in your inbox; 


Friday  26 May, 9:30am Year 7 Morning Tea,  at the home of Caitilin Studdert. Please click here for the invitation.
Friday 26 May, 7:30pm Year 10 Parent Dinner and Drinks, Hotel Pennant Hills. Please click here for the invitation.
Saturday 3 June, 7:00pm Year 12 Parent Cocktail Party,  at the home of Louise and Martin Duursma. Please click here for the invitation.
Friday 16 June Year 9 Parent Drinks and Canapes


Mother/Daughter Dinner:  Epping Club

Saturday 17 June 2017 – 6:15pm

Such a special event and  the perfect way to close out Term 2. We will once more come together at the Epping Club to spend time with our daughters and share  our friendship with conversation and laughter over a meal.

Please click here for the invitation.



Friday 24 – Sunday 26 NOVEMBER

We will soon be sending out our formal invitation for you to join us for  our Mothers’ Weekend Away in Orange  in November. We will be asking all mums who plan to attend to pay a $50.00 deposit to secure your place for the weekend. Keep your eye out for the email. Preliminary planning has begun and this year is shaping up to be a very special weekend, so make sure you don’t miss out.  Remember, this year we are organising our own accommodation. I have been advised that the weekend we have chosen might be a little busy in Orange, so I suggest you source and book accommodation early.


Finally, can we please ask you to consider purchasing an Entertainment Book.  See details below:

2017/2018 Entertainment Books

Support our school by  purchasing the NEW 2017 | 2018 Entertainment Membership. Entertainment Memberships are filled with hundreds of valuable offers for everything you love to do and you’ll be helping our fundraising at the same time.

Please click here to place your order. For all other questions or queries, please contact Mr Paul White at  or contact 0448 107 496.   Thank you for your support.


Upcoming Events

Development Office Events: Term 2

Friday 19 May – Sunday 21 May City/Country Dads’ Weekend Away
Saturday 17 June, 6:15pm Mother Daughter Dinner, Epping Club


Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, The Sydney Lyric Theatre, Pyrmont

Thursday 12 October 2017 – 8:00PM

Loreto Normanhurst and Kirribilli ex-students invite you to join us at the Australian debut of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical  in aid of Mary Ward International.

Please click here for the invitation and booking form.


ex-student events: Term 2



Tuesday 20 June. 7:00pm Ex-Students’ Association Executive Meeting


Sue & Louise

Parent Association Co-Presidents