Parent Association

Parent Association

Hopefully you’ve almost settled back into your school routines and I’m sure you’re just about ready for another holiday!

As mentioned last week the information nights have been a great success and an opportunity for parents to gain valuable insight into the school’s plans for their year group.  Our PAL team have also enjoyed being part of those evening and sharing what we have in plan for all of you to come along and enjoy.  We’re looking forward to sharing those details with our Years 7 – 10 parents soon, so please come along with your questions and ask us how you can become involved with PAL this year as there will be so many opportunities.  

PAL’s plans for Open Day are under way as we host the cake stall, Devonshire tea and BBQ.  You’ll soon see the cake boards arrive home for you (or your daughter) to whip up a culinary delight for the cake stall.  Our thanks go to Kate Brown who has offered to organise the stall again for the parents and for Lynnette Jones’s assistance, from the school’s Development Team, for the distribution of the cake boards.

We’ll have a Try Booking site open soon for you to volunteer for our BBQ team duties to flip a steak or two, and to also enjoy the conversation and laughs we always have on the day.

As always, please let us know if you would like to join the wider team as our Year Parent Coordinators.  Usually there are two to four parents for each year group and we run an information session to provide details to those who are interested or who volunteer straight away.  If you are interested in becoming a coordinator this year then please send Louise and I an email through the PAL email or give either of us a call to discuss.

Looking forward to a very exciting year of events, friendship building, fundraising and enjoying being a Loreto parent.


Paul White and Louise  Wytenburg

PAL Co-Presidents


Welcome to 2019 Cocktail Party

The Principal, Ms Marina Ugonotti, warmly invites you to  join friends and new families as we celebrate the vision for Loreto Normanhurst and mark the start of the new school year  at the ‘Welcome to 2019 Parent Cocktail Party’ on Friday 22 February. 

RSVPs for this event will close on Monday 18 February so don’t miss out, book your tickets below!

Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Venue: Gymnasium
Cost: $30 per person

Click HERE for the invitation 

Click HERE to book tickets


Year 12 City/Country Mothers’ Weekend Away – Escape to Mudgee

Friday 22nd – Sunday 24th March

For some, another daughter is entering her last year of school, for others, it’s our first time experiencing the beginning of all ‘the lasts’ with the Year 12 cohort of 2019.

To mark this occasion we have booked some time to go away and share our stories, laugh and reminisce about the very special years we have shared together at Loreto Normanhurst with the Year 12 graduating Class of 2019.  

Date: 22-24 March 209
Venue: Mudgee

Use the link below to register for the Year 12 City/Country Mothers’ Weekend Away and pay a $50.00 deposit that will be reimbursed before departure. Once we have  firm numbers we can finalise bookings with the venues.

Come along, catch up with old friends make a few new ones.  Enjoy some time out, rest and relax at one of the lovely accommodation venues available in Mudgee. Attend all or only one of the events we will plan, it is totally up to you as it’s your time to share with others or enjoy a little quiet time for you.

To reserve your place, please click HERE

We look forward to hearing from many of you. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out to Louise or myself.

Louise Wytenburg (0417 330 377)   and   Sue Whipps (0436 414 336)


PAL Committee Members  


 Paul White & Louise Wytenburg

Co-Vice   Presidents:

Jane Dalton & Sue Whipps

Secretary & Assistant secretary:

Lukas Aviani & Janet Doyle

Treasurer & Assistant Treasurer:

Joanne West & Tracy Hall

Boarder Liaison:

Suzie Sherwood

Primary School Parent LIAISON:

Sally Lee 



Committee Members:

Angela Quinn, Sally Oong, David Fitzsimmons, Paul Nettelbeck, Martha Heaton,
Peter Bentley, Suze Barron, Margie Harmey


2019 Upcoming Events for your Calendar



Wednesday 20 February Parent Association Meeting Information Night –  7:30pm Curran Theatre
Friday 22 February Welcome to 2019 Parent Cocktail Party – 7:00pm-10:00pm
Friday 1 March Years 9 & 10 Parent Information Evening – 7:00pm
Gonzaga Barry Centre
Wednesday 6 March  Women of Influence Evening – 6.30pm
Curran Theatre
Saturday 9 March Open Day – 11:00am – 3:00pm
Monday 18 March Primary Parent Welcome Dinner –  7:00pm
Gonzaga Barry Centre
Friday 22 – Sunday 24 March PAL Year 12 Mothers’ Weekend Away
Saturday 30 March PAL Year 7 Family Dinner  & Boot Scooting  (organised by our Year 8 Parents) – 6:00pm
Friday 12 April City/Country Mothers’ Lunch  – 11:30am – 2:30pm
Gonzaga Barry Centre 3.01- 3.04
Sunday 5 May Mother/Daughter Eucharist – 9:00am – 12:00pm
Chapel/Front Drive
Wednesday 15 May Parent Association Meeting – 7:30pm
Curran Theatre
Friday 24 May – Sunday 26 May PAL City/Country Fathers’ Weekend Away
Saturday 1 June Mother/Daughter Dinner – 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Epping Club
Friday 14 June Loreto Normanhurst/Kirribilli Morning Tea
(Normanhurst to host) – 10:00am – 12:00pm
Gonzaga Barry Centre 3.01-3.04
Saturday 22 June PAL Trivia Night – 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Wednesday 31 July Parent Association Meeting – 7:30pm
Curran Theatre
Friday 9 August – Sunday 11 August PAL City/Country Mothers’ Weekend Away
Friday 6 September Year 12 Mothers’ Eucharist & Luncheon
11:30am – 2:30pm
Chapel & Boarders’ Dining Room
Saturday 7 September Father/Daughter Dinner – 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Epping Club
Sunday 3 November Spring Fair
Wednesday 27 November Parent Association Annual General Meeting 
7:30pm – 9:00pm
Curran Theatre