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;
|TIME AND DATE||EVENT|
|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.
CITY/COUNTRY MOTHERS’ WEEKEND AWAY IN ORANGE
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.
Development Office Events: Term 2
|TIME AND DATE||EVENT|
|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
TIME AND DATE
|Tuesday 20 June. 7:00pm||Ex-Students’ Association Executive Meeting|
Sue & Louise
Parent Association Co-Presidents