Parent Association

Parent Association

Co-Presidents’ Message

What a great finale to the term, a wonderful night at the Epping Club with our daughters and friends at the Mother/Daughter Dinner for 2017. 

A big thank you to Jane Dalton (PAL Co-Vice-President) who was a fantastic MC for the night reminding mums and daughters alike of the special bond that exists between mothers and daughters and the importance to cherish and celebrate our time together.   Everyone did just that  on Saturday night. The dance floor was packed with daughters across Years 5 – 12 and mums across a range of age groups not specified!  Ms Watkins had some very impressive dance moves out amongst the Year 5 and 6 girls early on in the night and was only upstaged by the very talented entertainment crew who ‘Danced through the Decades’ with performances to some old classics and new favourites for our enjoyment.  As always, a wonderful evening full of laughter and conversation. 

Just a couple of reminders once more for early next term.


Year 10 Parent Dinner

Friday 21 July 2017 – 6:30pm

Don’t let your daughters have all the fun! You are warmly invited to join fellow Year 10 Parents for dinner at the Pennant Hills Golf Club at 6:30pm, while your daughters attend their Dinner Dance.

Please click here for the invitation and to book your place!


Annual Trivia Night: gymnasium

Saturday 5 August 2017 – 7pm

Our Annual Trivia Night will soon be here, not long after our return from holidays. This is a fabulous night to get a group of friends together and show how much trivia you do or don’t know! Of course, don’t worry if trivia is not your strong point, bring along a plate of food and a beverage to share, enjoy the laughter and conversation at your table and join in a few of the additional activities on offer to raise funds for our Parent Association.

Invitations will go out in the next few weeks, so start thinking about getting a table together and join us for this fabulous event!


Mission Lunch: Friday 11 August 2017 – Save the Date!

We are delighted to confirm our guest speaker for the 2017 Mission lunch is Ms Jo Thomson, an ex-student of Loreto Normanhurst as well as a core member of the Learning4Development organisation who provide advice and directly assist civil society organisations and governments to foster better international development practice, better partnerships and strong civil society organisations.   Jo commenced her Development career as a nurse, working in the street clinics in the slum areas of Calcutta.   Since then, Jo has worked passionately with civil society organisations and NGOs in the International Development sector for over 25 years and has held Senior Executive Positions with NGOs, working with governments and local civil society organisations in many countries within the Pacific, Asia and Africa regions.

So please save the date and gather a group of friends together to come along to this luncheon and hear Jo speak about her experiences and perspectives whilst enjoying a lovely meal.      Invitations with the try booking link will be sent out shortly.   Book early so you do not miss out!


City/Country Mothers’ Weekend Away


Time to start talking about our plans and ensuring you have secured a place on the City/Country Mothers’ Weekend Away 2017.

Let us paint the picture of what this lovely weekend might look like for you:

Casual dinner and drinks on Friday evening, with a sleep in on Saturday morning (I’m in already!!).  We then have a few options to consider for the latter part of Saturday morning before we head off to Molong Farm for a very long, leisurely lunch (oh my, do we have to wait until November?).

Our bus chauffeurs will drive us out to Molong Farm, where the farm gates will be open to welcome our arrival for our lunch within a traditional farm setting. A tour of the farm will be on offer for anyone interested, a stroll through the micro-brewery (a possibility if inclined), or simply sitting and sipping wine, whilst enjoying the beautiful fresh fare “from paddock to plate” that this lovely farm is renowned for. Sounds just about right, we think, for a Saturday lunch to late afternoon activity.   

After a fun filled day we will return to Orange for the evening where friends can connect if they wish, or for the busy mums to take a night off and relax with a good book and a bubble bath…where do I sign up! Whatever you fancy, it’s YOUR time out, so take some time to think about what might suit you for a Saturday evening away. 

On Sunday, after a sleep in AGAIN!  (do we have to go back home?) you may wish to take a leisurely morning walk to the historic Catholic Church for Mass if desired, with a beautiful brunch/lunch on offer to close out our weekend before we farewell this beautiful region to meander back to Sydney and back to the real world…until next time.

Next steps:

We now need to confirm numbers to lock in our venues and activities.  If you are definitely joining us (and we hope you are), please use the link below to register your commitment and reserve your place with a $50.00 holding deposit, which will be deducted from the overall expenses for the weekend 

We mothers deserve a treat…so book NOW and begin the countdown with us to our wonderful weekend away!

NB: 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 your accommodation early.


Spring Fair 2017 – Let the Planning Begin!!

This year the Parent Association of Loreto will be hosting the biennial Spring Fair on Sunday 22 October 2017. This is a spectacular day for the Loreto Normanhurst community to come together, bond, play and raise funds for the school.

Heads up everyone, the Spring Fair Team NEEDS YOU and we still have a few roles to fill. Think about getting one or two friends to join you and tackle the role together! Below are the roles still available that can be done by a single person, a double or triple combination – the more the merrier, we would love to hear from you:  

  • Fair Sponsorship Team
  • Loreto Food Stall Coordinators  (Please click here  for more information)

An important point to note is that you will not be alone. We have detailed handover notes from prior years on what is involved and the Spring Fair team members across all areas are working together to finalise plans and activities. We would love to hear from you!

Would you like to be a Spring Fair sponsor?

With the thousands of people who attend, it is an ideal opportunity for businesses to showcase their products and services by sponsoring the Spring Fair.

Before going to the wider community, we would like to offer families of Loreto Normanhurst a chance to sponsor the event.

Please click here to find out more about the sponsorship packages available.

If you would like to discuss how your business could be involved, please contact either Sue Whipps  or call on 0401 367 921  or Louise Wytenburg on 0417 330 377.



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 Paul White or contact 0448 107 496.  Thank you for your support.


Upcoming Events


Development Office Events: Term 3

Friday 21 July 6:30pm Year 10 Parent Dinner, Pennant Hills Golf Club
Saturday 5 August 7:00pm Trivia Night, Gymnasium
Friday 11 August Mission Lunch (Save the Date)


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:



Tuesday 18 July 7:00pm Ex-Students’ Association Executive Meeting
Saturday 11 November 7:00pm Ex-Students’ Dinner Dance, Pennant Hills Golf Club. Please click here for the invitation.


Enjoy the holidays and safe travels if going away, take advantage the break from our usual busy routines for a few weeks!


Best wishes,

Sue & Louise

Parent Association Co-Presidents