Parent Association

Thank you

Open Day – what a day! The weather was in our favour and it was lovely to see so many happy faces. To all the wonderful volunteers selling fabulous cakes, doing their best  chef work on the BBQ and providing the scrumptious large scones  for the  Devonshire Teas  – thank you – an excellent job was done by all!

We saw our talented girls leading school tours and  the Main Quad was a splendid atmosphere of the girls’ musical talents. Wandering around the various displays was a relaxed way to see a small snapshot of what our girls see, do and learn everyday at school. As current parents, we are ambassadors for future parents!

Thanks to ALL the parents and students who contributed on the day  to showcase our wonderful school. An extended big thanks to:  Kate Brown and her team on the Cake Stall; Mal Foubister and his team on the BBQ and Sue Whipps and Louise Wytenberg and their team on the Devonshire Tea Stall.

As the weather changes and we feel a coolness in the air, we know that Easter is not far away. If you have any general questions about getting involved with PAL,   please email Tracey.


Invitations for the City Country Mothers’ Lunch have now gone out and mothers from all year groups are warmly invited to attend. This is a  great event for Day and Boarder mums to  get together for a lovely lunch on the day of the Music Festival. Spaces are limited so don’t delay in securing a spot. Seating preferences can be indicated on the trybooking website; or alternatively we can arrange seating with your year group. A reminder that if you have little ones – OSHClub is taking casual bookings from 12.30pm.    See the Upcoming Events section below for details and bookings.


Tracey Hartshorne & Rob Critchlow

PAL Co-Presidents


Upcoming  Events

Primary Parent Welcome Dinner

When: Tuesday 20 March  2018 – 7pm
Where: Level 3, Gonzaga Barry Centre

We look forward to seeing primary parents at the Primary Parent Welcome Dinner next Tuesday evening.  This event is a wonderful opportunity for primary parents to get to know one another and members of the leadership team and primary staff.

Click  here   for the invitation

 Year 7 Family Dinner

When: Saturday 24 March  2018 – doors open from 6pm
Where: Loreto Normanhurst Gymnasium

Please join us for this boot scooting family event. A fantastic night to meet up with parents and students from your daughter’s year group. This event is always such an enjoyable family evening, with a country theme and some lively boot scooting.

Click here for the invitation

Click here to book   tickets

city / country mothers’ lunch

When: Wednesday 28 March –  11.30am
Where: Level 3, Gonzaga Barry Centre

A relaxed event to get together and meet fellow Mothers from the city and the country.

Click  here   to for the invitation

Click  here  to RSVP

Click  here  to book in to OSH Club

Upcoming Ex-Students’  Events


When: Thursday 22 March 2018 – 7pm
Where: Greenwood Hotel

Class of 1995 through to 2017
Please click  here    for further information


When: Saturday 24  March 2018 – 12.00pm
Where: Woolwich Pier Hotel

Please click  here    for further information


When: Saturday 24 March 2018 – 11.00am
Where: Kingston, ACT

Come enjoy the company of old and new friends whilst keeping the Loreto Spirit alive in the Canberra Region.

Email   Jenny Dobbin  with any enquiries and click here for the invitation.


When: Friday 18  – Sunday 20 May  2018
Where:  Loreto Normanhurst

A broad range of challenging and inspirational speakers will each bring their unique perspectives to the theme  ‘Be the Change’. Join us to hear their insights and stories as they share their personal journeys to action change in our world.

Join us for the full weekend, one day or just the Gala Dinner!

Full speaker profiles and further information, including registration,  is available here.