Another week has flown by…is it really August already? To all of the Year 12 students and families our thoughts and prayers are with you as you continue undertaking your HSC Trial Exams over the next few weeks.
For the broader parent community, August can only mean two things for the Parent Association;
1) It is time to read up on trivia to be ready for the “Mad Hatter Trivia Night” taking place on Saturday evening.
2) Time to ensure you have booked a ticket to the Mission Lunch taking place on Friday 11 August in the Boarders’ Dining Room to support the wonderful Loreto Mission in Entally, India.
It is not too late to book a ticket to the Mission Lunch. In fact we are really asking all mums, grandmothers, ex-students, family and friends to get behind this very worthwhile community fund raising event. Invitations have now been sent out via the Development Office on our behalf. Please think about coming along and inviting a few guests to join you – all are welcome!
a reflection from the Principal’s Country Road Trip in Gulargambone from Mrs Sara Roche (Current Loreto Parent)
It was a lovely winters day at “Reedsdale” Armatree, home of the Roche Family (Sophie ,Year 11). We had a lovely group of people in attendance including Ms Barbara Watkins, Mrs Alicia Maunsell and Mrs Kate Kovacs from Loreto Normanhurst, along with current parents, past parents and ex-students (varying from two to 20 years of age) and even some future parents for 2019. We enjoyed a beautiful lunch together outside in the winter sunshine.
Annual Trivia Night: gymnasium
Saturday 5 August 2017 – 7pm
‘We’re All Mad Here! ‘ Come along and join the Mad Hatter Trivia Night. This is a wonderful opportunity to get a group of friends together and show how much trivia you do or don’t know! Of course, don’t worry if you are not into trivia, bring along a plate of food and a beverage to share and enjoy the laughter and conversation at your table and join in a few of the fun activities always on offer to raise funds for our Parent Association. Join us for a fabulous evening!
Please click here for the invitation.
Mission Lunch: Boarders’ Dining Room
Friday 11 August 2017 – 11:30am
We are delighted to confirm our guest speaker for the 2017 Mission lunch is Ms Jo Thomson, an ex-student of Loreto Normanhurst. Jo is one of the founders 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.
Please save the date and gather a group of friends together to come along to this special luncheon and listen to Jo speak about her experiences and perspectives whilst enjoying a lovely meal. Book early so you do not miss out!
Please click here for the invitation.
Father/Daughter Dinner: Epping Club
Saturday 26 August 2017 – 6:15pm
Such a special event for fathers and daughters to come together at the Epping Club to celebrate and share their friendship with conversation and laughter over a meal. Please book early to secure your place!
Please click here for the invitation and to book your ticket.
Father/Daughter Eucharist: Chapel and Front Drive
Sunday 27 August 2017 – 9:15am
A lovely way for fathers to share some special time with their daughter/s in the beautiful Chapel located within the grounds of Loreto Normanhurst. Take some time to sit quietly and enjoy the ambience of this spiritual space before heading out into the sunshine for a cup of tea and some light refreshments within the lovely grounds, adjacent to the Chapel. Invitations will be sent out shortly.
City/Country Mothers’ Weekend Away
FRIDAY 24 – SUNDAY 26 NOVEMBER 2017
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.
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 and will be extra special this year as we celebrate 120 Years of Loreto Normanhurst.
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.
Finally, can we please ask you to consider purchasing an Entertainment Book. See details below:
2017/2018 Entertainment Books
Please click here to place your order. Please note: Until Monday, 31 July 2017, postage is FREE to any address in Australia when you buy the NEW 2017/2018 Entertainment Book online from us to support our School. You’ll receive hundreds of valuable offers for everything you love to do, and help our fundraising at the same time!
For all other questions or queries, please contact Paul White or contact 0448 107 496. Thank you for your support.
Development Office Events: Term 3
|TIME AND DATE||EVENT|
|Saturday 5 August, 7:00pm||Trivia Night, Gymnasium|
|Friday 11 August, 11:30am||Mission Lunch , Boarders’ Dining Room|
|Saturday 26 August, 6:15pm||Father Daughter Dinner, Epping Club|
|Sunday 27 August, 9:30am||Father Daughter Eucharist, Chapel and Front Drive|
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.
TIME AND DATE
|Saturday 11 November 7:00pm||Ex-Students’ Dinner Dance, Pennant Hills Golf Club. Please click here for the invitation.|
Sue & Louise
Parent Association Co-Presidents