Parent Association

Parent Association

A huge thank you to Suzie Sherwood and Angela Quinn for organising a fabulous City/Country Mothers’ Lunch last week. The Gonzaga Barry Centre was decorated beautifully with the theme  ‘Produce to Plate’, as well as an having a cute Easter vibe.  Many country families donated fresh produce for the lunch, as well as other items that were raffled as prizes.

We had an exceptional speaker, Alex Carew, Class of ’84. Alex shared with us her journey at Loreto and beyond, and her involvement in the establishment of the Boarder Choir; this was most fitting as the Lunch preceded our annual Music Festival held that evening at the International Convention Centre in Sydney.

Wow, how talented are all our girls and what fabulous voices they have!   The Music Festival was so entertaining with an array of bands, choirs, individual performances, dancing and, of course, the special musical item in celebration of Ms Watkins.

We had a wonderful night of ‘Boot Scooting’ on Saturday 24 March at the Year 7 Family Dinner. It was a fun night amongst the country  theme and all 360 ‘Boot Scooters’ in attendance did a fabulous job! We had  a wonderful team of Year 8 parents who coordinated the evening, led by Jane Dalton and Sally Oong who also took on the role of MC on the night. Thank you all again on behalf of PAL.

The Autumn weather we enjoyed over Easter was truly glorious. We hope everyone enjoyed  the break and we look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events in Term 2. If you have any general questions about getting involved with PAL,   please email Tracey. Everyone is welcome!


Tracey Hartshorne & Rob Critchlow

PAL Co-Presidents

City/Country Mothers’ Weekend Away –  Southern Highlands Here We Come!

10-12 August 2018

Update – this special weekend away for city and country mums across all years groups is now set for 10-12 August.   It’s   in a rural setting and past regions have included Mudgee, Newcastle, Dubbo and Orange. This year we will be heading to the Southern Highlands. Exact  location and details will be revealed after the term break.

We will be pulling together a small team of city and country mums to help coordinate this event.  Please let Louise or Sue  know if you are interested in helping organise the weekend.

All are truly welcome and once our team is formed there will be representatives across different year groups to help ensure you have a wonderful, relaxing weekend.   Can’t wait to catch up with everyone at our 2018 weekend away!

Contact either   Louise Wytenburg  or Sue Whipps    for more details.

City/Country Fathers’ Weekend Away –  the Dads are heading to the Hunter!

25-27 May 2018

The dads of the Loreto community are going to gather in the magnificent Hunter Valley on the weekend of the 25 – 27 May. Those that ventured to Orange for the inaugural Fathers’  Weekend  last year can attest to the great time we had as a group of dads and we expect to  build  on our success. We especially hope boarder  dads will join us for a weekend of modest wine sipping  and food  tasting.  There  will be a number of options  of activities to suit the golfers,  cyclists and gourmands amongst us. We are expecting a special guest speaker/s for the dinner on the Saturday night, for a good cause similar to last  year’s White Ribbon event.

We will be pulling together a small team of dads to help coordinate this event.  Please let Rob or Mal  know if you are interested in helping organise the weekend. All are most welcome to come and have a great  time  and relax as a group in pleasant surroundings.

Contact either   Rob  Critchlow or Mal Foubister   for more details.

 Upcoming  Events


When:  Saturday 5 May 2018
Time: 6.15pm

Where:  Epping Club 

A special event for mothers and daughters. Please join us to  gather over a meal and spend some time with your daughters and friends at the Epping Club.
Click here to buy tickets


When:  Sunday 6 May 2018
Time: 9.15am for a 9.30am start

Where: Chapel & Gardens

Join us to celebrate the mother/daughter relationship, with a Celebration of the Eucharist in our  Chapel, followed by light refreshments in the Gardens. View the invitation here.


When: 16 May 2018
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Where: Curran Theatre,


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

The 30th Gathering  of Loreto Federation. Join us for this  weekend featuring a broad range of challenging and inspirational speakers. Each  will bring  their unique perspectives to the theme  ‘Be the Change’. Hear their insights and stories as they share their personal journeys to action change in our world. This opportunity to participate in this great gathering of  past students, family and friends from Loreto Schools around Australia will be memorable!

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

Full speaker profiles and further information, including registration,  is available at