Parent Association

Parent Association

Another week has flown by!   On Wednesday I attended the Loreto Kirribilli Normanhurst morning tea at Kirribilli. It was wonderful to meet mothers from Kirribilli and also to catch up with  those from Normanhurst. We had the privilege of meeting and hearing from Stephanie Lorenzo (Class of 2002) who founded Project Futures,   as well as Clare Pearson who is the current CEO of Project Futures.  The work this organisation does to combat human trafficking in Cambodia is inspirational and worthy of support.

Stephanie is also presenting at Federation this weekend. For those parents who may also be attending, it’s anticipated to be a stimulating and inspirational weekend.  There will be a diverse range of topics and a wonderful range of presenters, to both challenge and inspire us on some of the most challenging issues of today. “Be the Change”!

We are seeking Parent Coordinator volunteers. You can be a resource to ‘spread the word’ and encourage attendance across all year groups for PAL events. In addition, Parent Coordinators often organise smaller year group functions which, as well as being fun, play an important role in facilitating connections between you and the parents of your daughters’ friends. If you are interested in being a Year Coordinator, or would like more information, please contact Katrina Leonardi, Secondary School Parent Coordinator or Sally Lee, Primary School Parent Coordinator.

If  you have any questions about getting involved with PAL,  please email Tracey. Everyone is welcome!


Tracey Hartshorne & Rob Critchlow

PAL Co-Presidents

Upcoming Events

Please note, the Spirituality Evening scheduled for Tuesday 22 May has been cancelled. The next Spirituality Evening will be in Term 3. Further details to come.

CITY/COUNTRY FATHERS’ WEEKEND AWAY – rsvp for next weekend !

When: 25 – 27 May  2018
Where: Hunter Valley

 Join  other dads for a weekend away in  Pokolbin, Hunter Valley.  On Friday evening we will go Irish at Harrigan’s Pub and Saturday’s activities will include a winery tour. Dinner that evening will  feature guest speakers Ralph and Kathy Kelly from The Stay Kind Foundation.  On Sunday choose between playing a few rounds of golf or perhaps go ‘up, up and away’ in a hot air balloon! Please let Rob  know asap  – numbers are required for bookings.  All dads are most welcome  for a weekend to relax as a group in pleasant surroundings.  

Contact   Rob  Critchlow   for more details.     


When: 13 – 15 June 2018
Where: Central West & Southern NSW

The Principal, Ms Barbara Watkins, together with Mrs Kate Kovacs, Director of Boarding, and Mrs Alicia Maunsell, Director of Development, will embark on the Principal’s Country Road trip, travelling through Central West and Southern NSW to meet with current, past and future families, ex-students and friends of Loreto Normanhurst.  You are warmly invited to join the journey. Click here for more information.


When:  Saturday 23 June 2018
Where: Loreto Normanhurst Gymnasium
When: 7.00 – 10.30pm
Cost: $30 per person

On your marks, get set, go!  Let the Games begin! Can you run rings around the opposition? Join us for a sporting evening of brain Olympics!  This year ‘s theme is “A Year in Sport – Winter Olympics Edition” !  Don your Steve Bradbury and Torah Bright inspired costumes because prizes for the best costume will be awarded so get creative! More information and invitations will be sent out in the coming weeks so keep an eye on your inbox!


When:  10 – 12 August 2018

This weekend is well underway in planning! 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! Trybooking details will be available soon. Watch this space!

Contact either   Louise Wytenburg  or Sue Whipps    for more details.

Ex-students’ Events


When:  22 May 2018
Time: 12.00pm – 2.30pm
Where: Reception Room

A special celebration in our beautiful Reception Room  for our Golden Jubilarians: Loreto Normanhurst ex-students who graduated prior to and including 1968. Please click here for the invitation.