Newsletter 8 November - 8 November 2019
Principal’s Message

Principal’s Message

“Wow!” This was the word which my 10-year-old goddaughter Stella greeted me with when she arrived at our Spring Fair on Sunday, excitedly telling me that “you’ve done a great job!”. Of course, as I explained to her, the great job was not done at all by me but rather by the army of parent helpers and volunteers ably led by our Parent Association (PAL). I would like to acknowledge and sincerely thank all those who contributed to our wonderful and joyful Spring Fair. We had some new events with the Battle of the Bands and the Young Farmer Challenge that were so successful and that I’m sure will very much become a tradition of Spring Fairs for years to come. Special thanks to the 2019 Spring Fair Committee and PAL for all their hard work. I do acknowledge that it takes many hands to pull these events together with such success, so thank you for all you do.

I also acknowledge the School’s Green Team, led by Social Justice Captain, Luka Swain, whose presence at the Fair ensured that we had a strong theme of sustainability to match our strategic pathway of being an ecology-centred school. I’m constantly in awe of the work of the Green Team and their passion, dedication and perseverance to support our community to help protect our precious Earth, our Common Home. This week at Assembly, the Green Team launched the Loreto Normanhurst Green Travel Plan, an action plan to promote and encourage our community to choose sustainable transport options such as walking, cycling, public transport and carpooling in preference to single occupant car trips whenever practicable. The Green Team will be leading the education and awareness raising campaign for the whole school and I commend them for their efforts.

We have set ourselves the goal of reducing the number of staff and students who come to work and school by single occupant car trips. Initiatives such as these are challenging for us all; they cause us to question what it is that we stand for and how willing we are to make small changes to routine and lifestyle to play our part in making a difference. Following assembly, I was having a conversation with a student in Year 10 about the advocacy work she is doing concerning environmental sustainability and ecology. I asked her what advice she would give me. Straight up she told me how important it is that I “lead by example”. I couldn’t agree with her more. I’ve pledged to start with one day a week when I carpool with other staff from my area and started with that this morning. I’m hoping to be able to plan a little better and increase to more than one day as the weeks unfold.

Once again, our Boarders Farmers’ Market was a place of gathering at the Spring Fair, celebrating produce and diversity of our country areas. The generosity, resilience and spirit of our boarder families were well on display. It was uplifting to hear from some of our boarder families that the rain which we have seen reported in the media this week had reached some of their areas. The Catholic Church in Australia has dedicated November as a month to remember and pray for all those affected by the drought. We are taking part in this prayer campaign, through our daily gong and it was the focus of this morning’s Communion Service as well. There is great power in prayer and especially coming together to pray – when we pray, we bring a strengthening presence to all and this was palpable this morning.

#buyfromthebush is a social media campaign intended to encourage people in metropolitan and city centres to buy from businesses in rural communities which are facing drought. Parents on our Boarder Parent Committee were telling me on Friday of the positive impact this campaign is having in their local areas, generating optimism as well as solidarity, hope as well as work for people who have now been employed to assist with packaging, restocking etc. It is the time when in our families and workplaces we are thinking of gift giving for Christmas. It is a campaign so powerful in its simplicity. Ex-student Lucy Moss owns Mink and Me in Coonamble, NSW. Mrs Kovacs and I caught up with Lucy when we were on the Principal’s Country Road Trip earlier this year and experienced how this enterprise is really a community gathering place that is changing the reality of life for so many people. Lucy has designed a map for social media of the businesses taking part in the campaign and I include it here in the photo gallery for your reference. I encourage you to buy from the bush where and when you can, thereby supporting those people and communities who continue to be impacted by this crippling drought.

Congratulations to our parents, rowing staff, sports staff and students for hosting the well organised Loreto Normanhurst Regatta last Saturday at SIRC in Penrith. As the LN Regatta is the first of the season it was great to see our rowers beat nerves and complete their races well. The camaraderie of the parents was obvious, and I know the rowing community looks forward to an enjoyable season. Good luck to all those students competing in sport this weekend.


Eternal God,
In wisdom and love
you created our earth to sustain us and give us life.

We turn to you now
in faith, hope and love, asking you to look with favour on our drought-stricken land, on our starving animals, on our failing crops.

Strengthen, sustain and give new heart
to our farmers and to all who are affected by drought; be with those who support them.

In your loving providence,
send abundant rain and restore our parched earth.

Father of all compassion,
hear our prayer through Jesus Christ your Son, in whom the promise of new life has dawned, and through the power of the Holy Spirit,

the Lord the giver of life:
Renew your faithful people;
Renew the face of the earth.

Our Lady of the Southern Cross, Mary, help of Christians – Pray for us.
St Mary of the Cross MacKillop – Pray for us.



Ms Marina Ugonotti


Director of Pastoral Care

Director of Pastoral Care

 Educating the Head, the Heart, the Hands

We live in an ever-changing world where the role of the school has certainly become multi-faceted. Whilst teaching and learning remains our core business, the scope of learning has changed and the focus on holistic education has become fundamental to a ‘good education’. The holistic formation of students is one which nurtures ‘the head, the heart and the hands’ (Maher & Hanley, 2013) and at Loreto Normanhurst this is achieved through our FACE curriculum. Each aspect of FACE in turn seeks to foster our mission, where we encourage each student to fulfil her personal potential, whilst celebrating a joyous Christian faith centred on justice. We believe that nurturing the person spiritually. intellectually, socially and emotionally is fundamental to the growth of independent, articulate and compassionate young women.

In partnership with parents, we have a vital role to play in fostering social and emotional skills. Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is seen as the process of enhancing skills that allow a person to recognise and manage emotions, engage in positive relationships and have social awareness (Durlak & Weissberg, 2011). Research clearly shows that SEL is important for student wellbeing and the holistic development of young people in our 21st century world. There is ongoing consideration about the significant role that explicit education and schooling plays in this. The development of these skills at Loreto Normanhurst is both explicitly addressed through the Pastoral Care curriculum but also implicitly through the nurturing of relationships, and the climate of respect in and out of classrooms. Student participation in a range of extra-­curricular activities, social justice initiatives and the mission of the School is also key to their holistic development.

A whole-school approach to Pastoral Care embraces all areas of the School community including school leaders, teachers, students and their families and is pivotal to social-emotional development (Cross & Lester, 2014). This in turn leads to improved student wellbeing and enhanced academic outcomes. There is much evidence to suggest that changing relationships, use of social media and societal pressures are all contributing factors to wellbeing issues in adolescents. These pressures may contribute to feelings of doubt, uncertainty and self-criticism.  Our Pastoral curriculum focuses on extending our students’ understanding of their adolescent world, building their knowledge and confidence to make positive choices and developing social skills so that they may thrive in meaningful and authentic relationship with others. Our programs aim to assist students in developing coping strategies which teach them that they can grow from challenges and complexities. We aim to empower our students to take action when necessary and to act with justice and compassion. A student who is able to recognise their own emotions and appreciate the positives in their life, with capacity to face challenges by drawing upon their strengths, and when confronted with setbacks is able to bounce back with resilience –  and one who is nurtured by faith and spirituality, viewing their world with hope and using their gifts for the good of others, is a student who is able to flourish and learn.


Education of the heart helps students understand that their talents are gifts that can be used for the good of others

Investing in the development of social and emotional capabilities, whilst fostering genuine relationships in which our students feel known and supported, will enable them to develop the skills to ensure their own wellbeing and through their learning enable them to grow as wise and outward-looking young women who are willing to make a difference. In partnership with parents, we hope to educate the head, the heart and the hands of our students and support them to develop positivity, compassion and responsible decision-making skills, so that they may embrace the future with confidence, optimism and hope.


Mrs Lynn Long

Director of Pastoral Care

Dean of Development and Alumni

Dean of Development and Alumni

Community at the Heart

Show yourself at all times glad and joyful for almighty God loves a cheerful giver

Mary Ward


Loreto Normanhurst has community at its heart. When any member of the Loreto Normanhurst community, past or present, is asked about what makes our school the special place that it is, the answer is always the same. It is the strength and spirit of our community. The Loreto Normanhurst community, with its richness of diversity, and the relationships within it, has been, and remains, the cornerstone of our wonderful school.

The walls and corridors of Loreto Normanhurst reverberate with many memories and lasting friendships forged and developed across 122 years. Our story is unique and remarkable – heritage and tradition, Loreto values and a mission dating back over 400 years yet still as relevant as ever today; combined with a future-focused, holistic education model that shifted the paradigm of learning and has been lauded at national and international levels. In my role, I have the privilege of working closely with the Parent Association of Loreto (PAL), and the Ex-students’ Association, alongside a dedicated team of professionals in the Development team comprising of Enrolments, Marketing and Communications, Community Engagement and Events. Together, we work to share the story of Loreto Normanhurst and help to ensure that everyone can find their place of belonging within this beautiful story – whatever stage of the Loreto journey they may be on.

The spirit of our community shone so brightly at last Sunday’s Spring Fair, as we came together to celebrate in style, and with heart! In true Loreto Normanhurst fashion, country and city, past, present, and future, students, parents, staff, families and friends – collaborated to produce a most extraordinary event. From the fun carnival rides, to the delicious food stalls, gift baskets, retail stalls, raffles, chocolate wheel, entertainment, and so much more, our community – the heart of Loreto Normanhurst – was beating loud and clear!

And if we say that community is at the heart of our school, then our amazing volunteers are the heartbeat. What a sight it was to see the Sr Veronica Reid Oval transformed for the Fair! Hundreds of our parents, students, and ex-student volunteers, led by PAL and the Spring Fair Committee, worked tirelessly on the day, and for months prior, in preparation for this significant event.  All volunteers gave up hours of their time and did their incredible work to the benefit of others without seeking any reward or recognition, a wonderful human characteristic, and we are so grateful and acknowledge their generosity of spirit. Special thanks must go to Louise Wytenburg, Paul White, and Jane Dalton, convenors of the Spring Fair 2019 Committee.

Here at Loreto Normanhurst, we recognise that it ‘takes a village’ to raise a child. In partnership with our parents, together we can ensure that the village of Loreto Normanhurst continues to thrive, as we each make our journey and leave our own ‘heart marks’ on the story of Loreto Normanhurst.


Ms Grace Paraino

Dean of Development and Alumni

Primary School News

Primary School News

Orientation Day

There was much excitement in the Primary School this morning, as our Year 5 students prepared to meet the newest members of the Primary School, Year 5 and Year 6 for 2020.

We began the day in the Primary School, where the girls and their families met the Primary teachers and the Leadership Team. The girls, with their Orientation buddies, played some getting to know you games and explored the school on a treasure hunt. Our current Year 5 girls showed such pride as they walked the girls around the school and talked about what they had learnt this year. We had a lovely morning tea with our new families, where connections and new friendships began to take shape. We have just said goodbye to the girls and can’t wait until we see them again.


ICAS Science 2019

Congratulations to these girls for their excellent results in the ICAS Science Assessment.




Amelia Shepherd Isabella Scotti Rose Cunningham
Rosemary O’Brien Olivia Sukari Abbey Timmins
  Madeleine Grindon-Ekins  
  Nicole Del Rio  
  Sofia Palermo  
  Sarah Zammit  


Loreto’s Got Talent

We have just witnessed two days of fantastic auditions for Loreto’s Got Talent. Congratulations to all who took part. It is no mean feat to stand and perform in front of your peers. We thank you for courage and the very high standard of performances. It was a very difficult decision to choose the girls who are going through to the Semi Finals. The list is as follows:

Individual Performance

Group Performance

Zoe Kha Rose Cunningham, Indiana Thom, Emma O’Brien & Sasha Bridges
Olivia Sukari Rosemary O’Brien & Grace Parker
Kate Gilsenan Sofia Palermo, Christiana Vella & Catherine Sun
Lucy McKenna  
Annabelle Whelan  
Ainsley Benbow  
Kaitlin Cuthbert  
Evangeline Byrne-Fister  
Emily Nguyen  
Sofia Storgato  


The Semi Finals will take place on Monday and the finals on Friday 15 November. Parents are welcome to attend.


Birthdays this Week

Hip, hip, hooray to the following birthday girls.  We hope you had a wonderful day!

Tayla Moore 5  November
Ruby Harrison 6 November


Upcoming Events

Monday, 11 November    Primary School Loreto’s Got Talent Semi Finals
Thursday, 14 November Year 5 2020 & New Year 6 2020 AAS Placement Testing
Year 7 2020   Orientation Day
Friday 15 November Primary School Loreto’s Got Talent Finals


Mrs Maryanne Dwyer

Head of Primary

An Evening of Song with the LN Student Choir

An Evening of Song with the LN Student Choir

You are warmly invited to

An Evening of Song with the Loreto Normanhurst Student Choir

Followed by supper in the cloisters


As we draw closer to that time of light and blessing in our year you are invited to join us in our school chapel for reflection through a beautiful evening of music and readings.

Date: Wednesday 20 November 2019

Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Venue: Loreto Normanhurst  Chapel

Please RSVP via the Trybooking link for catering purposes.

We would love to have our beautiful chapel filled …  please extend this invitation to anyone you know who might like to come along and indulge in the beauty and peace of it all. For further information please contact:

Ms Kerry McCullough, Spirituality and Liturgy Coordinator



God is known –in a flash of vision which opens a door to Eternity

The following story is taken from a little collection called in a flash of vision, written by Sr Ishpriya.  Sr Ishpriya is an English Catholic Sacred Heart sister who, many years ago, went to live in India and there lives out her religious vocation, drawing on the practices and insights of the Indian spiritual traditions which enhance and deepen her living of her own Catholic Christian tradition. This is a beautifully poignant account of something which touched her deeply and which, in its tenderness and simplicity, most surely gives us a glimpse of Eternity.  

“The early morning express train from Pune to Bombay pulled into the station at Lonavala.  The tension and tiredness etched on the faces of the daily commuters to the city, seemed to incite the frenzied activity of the coolies and the chai-walas making their uneven ways among the jostling crowds on the platform.

My unseeing gaze slid over the familiar scene to be unexpectedly arrested by a small mound of sacks piled in the angle between two walls.  As I watched, the gentle fingers of the newly risen sun reached and caressed the little heap.  In spontaneous response it rose to greet the dawn.  One joyous bound and, a small boy had leapt to his feet.

His smile laughed back to the sun as he stretched his cramped body to its warmth.  Turning, he reverently retrieved the scattered sacks.  Each was folded with exquisite care and placed on top of the torn cardboard box which served as home.  A broken umbrella and a battered lota were then carefully replaced in position.  His total possessions thus lovingly set in order, he once more stretched his arms to greet another day, face radiant with the joy of being alive…

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Year 10 – SPRINT and LAUNCH

As we approach the final weeks of term, Year 10 students will be involved in two programs that have been designed to challenge and extend them in the final days of their Year 10 experience. The SPRINT and LAUNCH programs will commence in Week 6 and conclude in Week 8. Year 10 students will attend school as per their normal school schedule but will participate in these programs instead of their Year 10 timetabled lessons.  


What is SPRINT? 

Last year we trialled a new programme with our Year 10 cohort that was the result of our participation in the Association of Independent School’s (AISNSW) Elevate program. The program we undertook involved redesigning learning experiences to increase students’ creative confidence in responding to an uncertain world. Given the success of last year’s program, we have decided to run it again.

From Monday 18th to Friday 22nd November the entire Year 10 cohort will participate in a week long  design sprint. We use the methodology invented by  GV (formally Google Ventures) which is the venture capital arm of Alphabet, Inc. GV uses design sprints to work with companies they’ve invested in and which push the edge of what’s possible across the fields of science, healthcare, artificial intelligence, robotics, transportation, cybersecurity, and agriculture.

The sprint process aims to help teams clearly define goals, validate assumptions and decide on a roadmap before committing to developing the idea further. It is fast paced, encourages action and experimentation and, importantly, encourages tolerance for failure and setbacks.

To this end, our students will work in small teams on a real world problem, the problems include social issues and business challenges. The week will be carefully structured with a clear goal for each day. We have engaged a variety of partners to work with the students in helping them understand their given problem, provide feedback on their ideas and participate in a panel after the week where each team will present their final idea. 

What to expect?

The pace of the sprint methodology may mean your daughter is more tired than usual, she may be more enthused about what’s happening at school and she may feel the pressure of working in a team towards a presentation on Friday afternoon. GV promulgates a ‘tech free’ week as much as possible so there will be certain days of the week where access to email and phones are limited. If you communicate with your daughter this way regarding after-school plans you might consider this ahead of the week.

We feel that asking students to engage with a real world problem solving methodology favoured by big business, health services and social enterprises alike is asking them to prepare for a world where they will need transferable skills such as deep collaboration, critical and creative thinking and the confidence to back their ideas. Indeed, Integrated Learning at Loreto has always been about trialling and experimenting with radical new ways of delivering learning experiences that add value across all individual learning areas.

As a complement to and, at times, break from, the design sprint the students will be involved in some physical activity. They are therefore to wear their Loreto sports uniform for the entirety of the week.

Our industry partners are all very excited about working with young people on such an ambitious project. With this in mind, at least one partner has asked to create a video of the event. We ask parents to please note the photography and videography notice below:

Photographs and videos will be taken at this event. These images and videos may be displayed from time to time around the school, and published in school publications, on its website and its social media sites. Images from this event may also be used for marketing and communications purposes. If you have any concerns or require additional information, please contact the Marketing and Communications Office via email at:


What is LAUNCH? 

The LAUNCH program will take place for all Year 10 students from Monday 25th November to Wednesday 4th December. LAUNCH is a program designed to provide students with the challenges and opportunities of senior learning approaches before the commencement of their official Year 11 courses in 2020. Each student will receive a ‘taster’ timetable that will provide them with the opportunity to sample the subjects they have chosen for Year 11 2020 and gain insight into these areas. Students will be engaged with teachers from each subject area in learning experiences that are modelled on those of the senior curriculum, providing them with a platform to ask questions of expert teachers in preparation for their senior program of study.  

What does it mean for my daughter? 

LAUNCH is an exciting program for Year 10 and one that we ask them to embrace to ensure their readiness for Year 11 2020. Students will be required to come equipped for learning as they would on a regular school day, with their laptop and equipment necessary for their chosen subject areas. Students will be required to wear full school uniform throughout the LAUNCH program. Students will be asked to complete homework tasks throughout this program; the goal of such homework tasks is to reinforce essential skill development and content familiarisation for their senior subjects.  

If you have any questions about either of these programs please do not hesitate to contact either of us via  email.


Mrs  Kieryn Bateman & Ms Elizabeth Green

Director of Learning & Knowledge and Learning Strategist


Dates to Remember – Term 4 2019


HSC Examinations Thursday 17 October to Monday 11 November


Year 10 Examinations Monday 28 October to Tuesday 5 November
Year 10 SPRINT & LAUNCH Monday 18 November to Friday 29 November

YEARS 7 – 11

Year 7 – 11  Awards Ceremony 2019 Thursday 5 December –  12:45pm | Gym


HSC Results Principal’s Morning Tea Wednesday 18  December – 10-11am | Undercroft
Junior Musical 2020

Junior Musical 2020

It was with great excitement that I announced to students at assembly this week that our school will be staging a Junior Musical in October 2020.

The musical which will be performed at the Zenith Theatre in Chatswood will be a one hour, junior length show and will include a cast students from Years 5-10.

I look forward to letting you know more information in Term 1 2020 including audition dates, rehearsal times and the selected show.


Ms Anna-lea Russo

Head of Drama

Pastoral Care

Pastoral Care

Student Alliance Networking Group

The Student Alliance Networking Group (SANG) is an amazing association which provides highly valuable opportunities to girls from Year 9 to Year 11. This is a student sub-group of the Alliance of Girls’ Schools of Australasia.

Once a term, students from more than a dozen girls’ schools across Sydney meet to share a common passion for global issues centred around women and their rights and responsibilities. The focus for this year, based on the theme for International Women’s Day was ‘More Strong Together’. This theme encourages women to be uplifted and to inspire one another.

Each meeting we hear from guest speakers such as Geena Dunne, the founder of The Cova Project, an organisation which provides menstrual cups to African women, bridging the school attendance gap between girls and boys due to menstruation. They create and distribute materials that accurately represent girls, aiming to build their confidence as they strengthen their knowledge around personal health and development.

Geena Dunne has given us many pieces of advice during her numerous talks including tips to starting a business as a young woman and the joys and hardships of philanthropy. 

After listening to a guest speaker, we break into working groups to collaborate and discuss specific issues that concern women, to work towards an end of year showcase in which the groups present their ideas to generate greater awareness and advocate for change in their particular research area.

The groups are made up of about ten girls from various schools, which enables us to interact with new people and listen to one another’s ideas. This year, our showcase was hosted by Abbotsleigh, and it was both inspiring and eye-opening. Groups presented their pitch to a panel of judges including Geena Dunne and Loren Bridge, the Executive Officer of the Alliance of Girls Schools Australasia. We heard from groups on topics that included: ending domestic violence; toxic masculinity and promotion of women in sport. One of the stands out groups presented a pitch to create an Instagram page called ‘I’m perfectly imperfect’ to encourage girls to engage differently with the pressures of body image.

SANG has given so many girls the courage and bravery to speak up about various topics and step forward for their rights. It has allowed us to develop new friends, meet girls with a shared vision and to build connections for life. All of this wouldn’t be possible without Mrs Nairn and the other Student Alliance teachers across Sydney, we thank you for all your hard work! We are so grateful and lucky that Loreto Normanhurst facilitates such an empowering opportunity and our past three years of involvement have been extremely memorable.

We would recommend SANG to any girls interested in social justice and wanting a chance to voice their ideas for advocacy and change.


Luka Swain, Sabyn Baker and Tahlia Jones

Year 11 Students


Dr Danielle Einstein  – 5 Day Challenge

If you feel like phones have far too much control over your family and relationships, you are not alone. Smartphones have transformed our lives over the past decade, making it virtually impossible for us to ‘switch off’. Dr Danielle Einstein is a researcher, mother of teens and clinical psychologist. She specialises in technology addiction and has recently published a book titled  The Dip – a practical guide to taking control of screen addiction and reconnecting your family. 

Danielle was invited to run a workshop with our staff earlier this year.  She has invited Loreto Normanhurst parents who are struggling with phone and tech use at home to take part in a 5-Day Challenge where she will share one easy thing you can do each day to break the urge to reach for your phone. The challenge starts on Monday 11th November and is free.

Secure your place here


Plenaries for 2020 Year 7 students

The PTO booking system is now open for all Year 7 students commencing in 2020. Please refer to the email you received with booking instructions.  The PTO system will close at 8am on Friday 15 November 2019.


Merit Awards

Congratulations to the following students who received  Merit Awards:

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Elizabeth Eade Eliza King Laura Gracie Vivien Li Juila Baxter
Chelsea Gleeson Ella Lincoln Chloe Lee   Sarah Scott
Isabella Hall Phoebe Locke Claudia Stratton   Nicola Sherwood
Natalie Hardwick McKenzie Lyons Emily Whiting   Gabriella Sposari
Olivia Klostermann Sophie Mota      
Pia Menroy Amita Nguyen      
Tahlia Moses Rebecca O’Brien      
  Charlotte Owens      
  Josie Sims      


General reminders:

Parents and students are reminded that, during Term 4, the girls are expected to wear their hat during recess and lunch.  This is to ensure that our young people are protected from the damaging effects of UV radiation.  We also encourage the girls to choose spaces that are also protected by shade, but this does not negate the need to wear their hat.

Students are requested to bring their Student ID Card with them to school every day.  This is essential to sign in and out of Music lessons, the Health Centre and at Student Services if they are arriving late, leaving early, or are late to their lessons.  It is recommended that the card is kept in their school bag or pencil case.  If your daughter has lost her ID card, she needs to order a replacement at Student Services.

Year 11 students are reminded that they do not currently have permission to drive to school.  Loreto Normanhurst has an obligation to provide off-street parking for our students and this is currently reserved for our class of 2019.  The class of 2020 will receive paperwork shortly, which will outline the School’s expectations around driving including the requirement for parental permission.  Apart from a few exceptional circumstances, students will not be granted approval to drive to school until Term 1 next year.



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Upcoming Events

Week 5  
Thursday 14 November Orientation Day for all new students commencing   2020
Friday 15 November Grandparents and Special Friends Day (Year 7)
Week 6  
Monday 18 November Year 10 Sprint Week commences
Monday 18 November Year 8 Set Dance
Week 7  
Wednesday 27 November Swimming Carnival
Week 8  
Monday 2 December SRC Christmas Cup
Wednesday 4 December Light Entertainment Assembly
Thursday 5 December Awards Ceremony


Please feel free to contact me by email  if you have any feedback, questions or concerns.

Mrs Beth Nairn

Acting Dean of Pastoral Care


Social Justice

Social Justice

Recycling Week

Although recycling is the poor cousin to reducing, reusing, repairing and repurposing it is still better than landfilling or incinerating our obsolete items and waste. Wherever possible, we should be addressing our consumption as a priority and then exploring other avenues to keep items in useful circulation.

The Project Uplift collection of preloved bras and new underwear is continuing until 22 November. Please send in any donations with your daughters to the LRC. The bras will be sorted into approximate sizes by our Green Team, so please write on faded labels to make this process simple.

Loreto Normanhurst is currently involved with recycling mobile phone technology through  Mobile Muster, collecting used batteries and is currently signed up to several Terracycle schemes – so send in your family’s recycling! The partnership between Terracycle and multinationals allows for all brands to be collected and recycled for free. Click on the hyperlinks to read about accepted waste – it is important not to contaminate our waste containers as it becomes someone’s job to sort it all out:

  • Colgate’s Oral Care – all brands of toothpaste, manual toothbrushes and dental floss packaging and NOW collecting electric toothbrush heads!
  • Colgate’s Electric Toothbrush Handle and Charger – all brands of handles and chargers. NOTE: Please ensure the batteries are discharged/dead and remain inside the handle.
  • Kwik Lok’s Bread Clips – all brands of hard-plastic bread closures
  • Bic’s Writing Instruments – all brands of writing pens, textas, markers, highlighters, plastic pencils and white-out. NOTE: other stationery items are not accepted e.g. wooden pencils (lead and coloured), rulers, rubbers, crayons and scissors)


Mrs Elizabeth Cranfield

Ecology Coordinator




Our Cheerleading Squad had their final competition of the season at CheerBrandz Nationals on Saturday, where they came 2nd overall in the Schools division! The girls had their best performance of the season and were able to hit every stunt with no deductions. What a great way to end the season – well done, girls!


News following on from the gymnastics carnivals last week, here are the final IPSHA Gymnastics results:

Level 1 – 4th Overall
Level 2 – 4th Overall
Level 3 – 3rd Overall
Level 4 – 1st Overall

These were the best results we have ever achieved at an IPSHA Gymnastics Carnival and the 1st place achieved by the Level 4 girls was our first ever 1st place result in any level! Awesome work by our Primary gymnasts!

Our IGSSA gymnasts also had some amazing success, finishing 2nd overall in Division 2 – only 11 points off first place!

Some of the excellent results include:

Level 3 – Zoe Henville (Year 7) placed 2nd Vault, 3rd Beam
Level 6 – Anna Besgrove (Year 8) placed 8th Vault
Level 6 – Jemma Vaughn (Year 8) placed 6th Beam, 8th Floor
Level 7 – Georgia Tapner (Year 8) placed 5th Beam, 9th Floor, 10th Bars

Great work, girls!


It was a huge weekend out at SIRC as Loreto Normanhurst hosted the first regatta of the season on Saturday, backing up to the Loreto Kirribilli regatta on Sunday. Despite the very warm weather, the crews all put in tremendous efforts across both days and there were some great results up and down the board.

On Saturday, there were serveral top 3 finishes, with the Year 10 Eight, Year 10 Division 1 Quad, Year 10 Division 3 Quad and Year 9 Division One Quad all picking up 3rd placed finishes. Bridie Cooksey (Year 11) and Molly Pringle (Year 11) also finished 3rd and 2nd respectively in their Schoolgirl Singles races.

Sunday saw some more great results, with the Year 10 Division 1 & Division 3 Quads repeating their Saturday success with a 2nd and 3rd respectively. They were joined by the Year 9 Division 1 Quad who also picked up a 3rd, as did the Second Eight. Sophie Goldman (Year 9), Olivia Lucas (Year 9) and Madeline Studdert (Year 9) all won their Year 9 Scull races, with Kate Cooley (Year 9), Jessica Webster (Year 9) and Bethany Carr (Year 9) all finishing in 3rd. In the Schoolgirl Scull, Paige Critchlow (Year 9) and Molly Pringle (Year 11) picked up a 2nd place and 3rd place finish respectively.

A massive thank you to all the parents who were out there assisting on the day, led ably by the Rowing Parent Support Group – the weekend was a wonderful celebration of Loreto rowing!


Well done to Tayla Moore (Year 5), who competed at the NSW PSSA Athletics Championships this week – she finished 1st in discus and 7th in shotput! What an awesome result – well done, Tayla!


Big congrats to Kendal Henderson (Year 7) and Chelsea Gleeson (Year 7), who played this past weekend in the U14 NSW State Softball Championship, with their teams both finishing joint 3rd.

Both girls were selected to the NSW Metro team to play in the National Tournament in Perth in January next year – awesome news, girls!

Wet Weather Information

A reminder for how to access information regarding ground closures due to wet weather for weekend sport. Please make sure you check the relevant website prior to leaving home to ensure your venue is open for play.

IGSSA Sports

IPSHA Sports

Who to see about what

As a handy reference guide, the table below outlines the staff members who are responsible for sports and activities throughout the year. All enquiries about sport at Loreto should be sent to


MRs Kristie Greville

Mrs Emily Wood

Snowsports IGSSA Softball IPSHA Sports & Carnivals
  Cross Country Pathway LN Activities Program
  Hills  Netball Gymnastics
  Rugby 7’s Cheerleading
  IGSSA Touch Football IGSSA Football
  Hayden Fitness Centre  

Mr Stephen Charters

Mr David Brock

Mr Ian Edmunds

Mrs laura Bryan

LN Invitational Badminton IGSSA Tennis Rowing The Duke of Edinburgh Award Program
IGSSA Hockey Triathlon    
Mollie Dive Hockey IGSSA Basketball    
IGSSA Water Polo IGSSA Netball     
Athletics Pathway Hornsby Tennis    
  Tildesley Tennis    
  Secondary School Carnivals    
  Swimming Pathway    

An important note regarding correct sport uniform for Saturday competition sport:

Students who are not dressed in the correct uniform for competition will not be allowed to play. In the case that a Loreto Sport staff member is not present, your team coach will have the authority to remove a student from play and/or not allow a student to start play. Thank you in advance for your cooperation in this matter. It is our expectation that you will be appropriately dressed and in uniform while representing Loreto Normanhurst. Please see your sport specific booklets for full details on what uniform is required for your sport.


Loreto Sports Girl:  Annie Walsh

Current sport/activity: Gymnastics and Cheerleading.

Favourite school sport/activity: Gymnastics

Highest level of sporting achievement: State swimming

Best moment of Loreto Sport for you: Getting my highest ever score on beam at IGSSA Gymnastics

Favourite sporting moment as a spectator: Watching the Waratahs win the super rugby in 2014

Best subject at school: PE

Any superstitions before playing sport: I have a lucky hair style for gymnastics: two braids into small lopes

Best tune to listen to before competing: Down Under, it is really fun and relaxing.



We love seeing photos of our girls enjoying sport but, unfortunately, we can’t be everywhere at once. If you’re out and about over the weekend at your daughter’s fixtures, please send through any snaps you get to

If you’re on Twitter, you can follow us at @loretonhsport – tweet us and use the hashtag #LetsGoLoreto and we’ll retweet as many as we can!

If you’re on Facebook, our page is at


Saturday Sports BBQ

Week 4, Saturday 9 November


BBQ Duty Time

Families Rostered

LON26 7:30am-8:45am Agresta, Bowie, Anderson, Henville
LON15 8:30am-9:45am Blackburn, Sheerin, Milkins, Kachel
LON18 9:30am-10:45am Daly, Deloughery, Evans
LON03 10:30am-11:45am Martin, Neilson, Pauly


Duties involve cooking on the BBQ or serving. If you are unable to fulfil your duty you must arrange a replacement (contact other day girls’ families in your team from the team contact list).

2019 Sport Contacts Term 4




IPSHA Sports Mrs Emily Wood
Midweek Activities Mrs Emily Wood




IGSSA Water Polo  Mr Stephen Charters
Hornsby Tennis Mr David Brock
IGSSA Touch Football Mrs Kristie Greville
Hayden Fitness Centre Mrs Kristie Greville
Midweek Activities Mrs Emily Wood
Cheerleading Mrs Emily Wood
Rowing Mr Ian Edmunds
Duke of Edinburgh Award Mrs Laura Bryan
 Head of Sport Mr Matt Mulroney

For IGSSA competitions, the full draw points table, venue lists and wet weather details see the IGSSA website here.


Mr Matt Mulroney

Head of Sport



Online Resource Subscriptions

Please note the following change:

Loreto Normanhurst no longer subscribes to Job Jump.

However you can still register as Loreto Normanhurst community member for Study Work Grow – school code: LRNH19

Note, you will need to log in to Study Work Grow and become a member to access some of the content below. Contact careers if you require assistance.


Job Spotlight:

Aged Care 

Helping and supporting elderly or infirm people to cope, and enjoy a healthy, happy life.


Interesting Reads: 

  • Open Universities Australia looks at the future of work and some facts that may surprise you.
  • Australian Careers Service (ACS) considers a few things before making a career change
  • The future of Work for Australian Graduates report published by the Australia Institute, Centre of Future of work


Part Time Job – Castle Towers McDonald’s Recruitment Drive

Employment opportunities exist at the new McDonald’s restaurant in Castle Towers Shopping Centre opening at the end of November.

This would be a great opportunity for you to enter the workforce and gain valuable skills and training.  In particular McDonalds are looking for students who have finished HSC this year and are looking for a part time position. 

To apply visit their website.


Ms Katrina Smith and Ms Alexi Kayes

Careers Advisers

Higher Education Information

Macquarie University | Campus Tour

9 November 2019, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Macquarie University

You can never truly know if a uni is right for you until you visit in person and get a feel for the campus.

What to expect on the day?

  • tours usually take about 1.5h
  • on every tour you’ll see:
    • our various lecture theatres
    • our award-winning library
    • MUSE – our flexible and creative study space
    • the Sport and Aquatic Centre
    • the Campus Common, where you can explore the many dining options
  • you will have the opportunity to ask a current student your questions while you walk
  • following the tour, you will also get the opportunity for a private consultation to get all your Macquarie questions answered

Find out more

Sydney Flight College | Open Day

16 November 2019, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sydney Flight College, Bankstown Aerodrome

The SFC Open Day is an opportunity for you to view our facilities and fleet, talk to instructors and current students, and even go for a trial instructional flight in one of our state-of-the-art training aircraft. There will also be a complimentary all-day sausage sizzle to keep your hunger at bay.

Find out more

Sydney Design School | Information Sessions

20 November 2019, 6:00 pm – 6:40 pm

Sydney Design School

If you’re passionate about becoming a professional Interior Designer or Interior Decorator, then join us for our next free event and find out more about our world-class accredited courses. Come to an Info Session and get a feel for life in our creative community, meet our inspiring Educators and find your perfect course option.

Find out more

NSW Police Recruitment Information Session

7 December 2019, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

NSW Police Force Headquarters

Come and join us for an information session about the NSW Police Force recruitment process. There will be speakers from the NSW Police Force and Charles Sturt University who will provide an overview of the academic and professional suitability requirements for entry into the NSW Police Force including information on the University Certificate in Workforce Essentials (UCWE) and the Police Academy. Recruitment Officers will be on hand to discuss your current or future application and to answer specific questions relating to the process.

Find out more

CQUni | STEPS Information Session

11 December 2019, 9:30 am – 10:30 am


Need a little help to meet the entry requirements of your chosen university course? Or perhaps you just want some additional support to gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to successfully enter and undertake further study.

Find out how CQUniversity can be the support to your study and take the first step toward a brighter future with our Skills For Tertiary Education Preparatory Studies (STEPS) course.

STEPS is a free, Centrelink approved enabling course that is designed to help you acquire the necessary skills, knowledge and confidence to gain entry into university.

Find out more

CQUni | Change of Preference Event, Online Chat

14 December 2019, 8:00 am – 1:00 pm


Didn’t get the score you thought you would or changed your mind about what course you want to study in 2020? That’s completely normal and we’re here to help. Chat to us online at our Change of Preference Online Chat session and get the answers to your questions and guidance on how to change your preferences.

Find out more

UOW | Campus Drop in Days

18 December 2019, 9:00 am – 19 December 2019, 6:00 pm

University of Wollongong, Bega & Batemans Bay Campuses

UOW Bega & Batemans Bay campuses are opening their doors on 18 and 19 December so you can drop in at a time that suits you to learn about our degrees, speak to our staff and academics, take a tour and have all your questions answered about:

  • Courses
  • UOW Early admission
  • Fees and scholarships
  • Entry requirements
  • Pathways
  • Career opportunities and more.

Find out more

UOW | Shoalhaven Open Evening

18 December 2019, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

University of Wollongong, Shoalhaven Campus

Come along and take a tour of UOW Shoalhaven Campus and meet staff and students. Information will be provided about Courses, Fees and Scholarships, Entry Requirements, Pathways, Career opportunities and more.

Find out more

UNSW | Women in Engineering Breakfast

19 December 2019, 9:00 am – 10:00 am

UNSW Sydney

Join us at the Women in Engineering Breakfast on UNSW Info Day.

This is a great opportunity to hear about our Women in Engineering community and learn about the initiatives you can be involved in through UNSW’s Women in Engineering program.

You will also meet some of our current students, who are ready to tell you all about the engineering degrees they chose and answer your questions.

Friends and parents are welcome to come along – we hope to see you there.

Find out more

UON | Undergraduate Info Sessions

19 December 2019, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

University of Newcastle, Callaghan, Newcastle & Central Coast Campuses

If you have questions about studying in 2020, we are here to help.

Come on campus and talk to our team about degrees, changing preferences, scholarships, accommodation, alternative entry options and more at our Info Sessions.

There will be sessions running at multiple campuses:

  • Callaghan
  • Newcastle
  • Central Coast

These Info Sessions are held after ATARs are released and prior to the close of change of preferences for consideration in December Round 2 so it’s perfect timing to get the advice you need to finalise your UAC application.

Knowing your ATAR means your choices may have changed. There are a variety of entry schemes and adjustment factors available to you. Talk to our admissions team who can help you understand your adjusted ATAR and your options.

If you are yet to apply and needing face-to-face advice, be sure to attend this event.

Find out more

UOW | Southern Highlands Campus Drop in Week

6 January 2020, 9:00 am – 10 January 2020, 5:00 pm

UOW Southern Highlands Campus

Visit the Southern Highlands campus in Moss Vale during drop in week to speak to staff about study options for 2020. Advice on admissions and assistance with lodging applications can be provided – bring your academic documents with you. Check out the facilities and find out from staff about the services available to help you success in your study with UOW.

Find out more

JMC Academy | Open Day

11 January 2020, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

JMC Academy, Ultimo

Are you still undecided about how you want to spend the next one to two years of your study time? Do you want a preview of what your years after school might hold? Then this is your opportunity to get to know JMC Academy.

On the day you can take a tour of our facilities, get your hands on some of our serious gear, grab a bit to eat and learn why JMC continues to lead the way in Creative Industries education. You’ll also have a chance to chat with current students and heads of department about studying abroad and industry internships. Don’t forget to listen to our student bands and stop by the studios to see and hear live film and audio productions in action.

Find out more

Torrens University | Open Day

18 January 2020, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Torrens University Australia, Ultimo, Pyrmont & The Rocks Campuses

Want to find out first-hand what it’s like to study at Australia’s leading private university? Join Torrens University at Open Day.

  • Visit our campuses
  • Learn about our courses in Design, Creative Technology, Business, Hospitality, Health, and Education
  • Attend workshops & talks
  • Speak to our Lecturers and Faculty staff
  • Hear from current students about what it’s like to study at Torrens University

Find out more

Work Experience

Work Experience with Sydney Trains

The Sydney Trains Work Experience Program offers opportunities for students to experience the world of work at Sydney Trains and gain a better understanding of the career options available in the rail industry.

You can spend a week with us and learn about:

  • Diesel/Plant mechanics with our Heavy Plant team, which repairs and maintains a large fleet of track maintenance machines
  • Communications and control systems with our Operational Technology team, which maintains train control and train visibility systems, data networks and passenger information systems
  • Electro-technology apprenticeship options across our rail network including theory and practical training on rail signalling, rail substations, rail traction and everything you ever wanted to know about trains at one of our fleet maintenance depots.

Sydney Trains

Learn more


Charles Allan Seymour Hawker Memorial Scholarship

Value: Up to $60,000

Open/Closing Dates: December 9, 2019 – January 8, 2020

The C.A.S. Hawker Scholarship is one of the most generous privately funded scholarships available to undergraduate and post-graduate students in Australia.

The C.A.S. Hawker Scholarship is available to any Australian student undertaking a three or four year course of study approved by the Trustees. Undergraduate students who have commenced their studies are also eligible to apply for the scholarship. Successful applicants can choose to study at one of the nominated Australian universities or colleges. In some instances the C.A.S. Hawker Scholarship is also offered to postgraduate students who can undertake a one year course of study at the University of Cambridge in the UK. Successful applicants are required to study at one of the following institutions:

  • Australian National University – ACT
  • Flinders University of South Australia – SA
  • University of Adelaide (including Roseworthy Campus) – SA
  • Roseworthy Residential College
  • University of New England – NSW
  • University of South Australia – SA
  • Marcus Oldham College – VIC
  • University of Cambridge – UK

Find out more

Neville Bonner Memorial Scholarship

Value: ~$28,092

Open/Closing Dates: October 16, 2019 – January 31, 2020

Established in the year 2000 by the Federal Government, The Neville Bonner Memorial Scholarship is Australia’s most prestigious scholarship for Indigenous Australians to study Honours in Political Science (or related subjects) at any recognised Australian university.

To be eligible to apply for the Neville Bonner Scholarship, candidates must:

  • be Indigenous Australians of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and are accepted as such by the Indigenous Australian community in which they live or have lived;
  • be Australian citizens; and
  • be currently enrolled (or have been enrolled) in a course of study leading to the award of a Degree of Bachelor with majors relevant to the enrolment in an Honours year in politics or political science (or related subjects) at a recognised Australian university.

Candidates must also have been offered a place in Honours in 2020 or have good reason to believe they will be offered a place.

Find out more

Macquarie Faculty of Science and Engineering Academic Achievement Entry Scholarships

Value: $2,000 – $10,000

Open/Closing Dates: August 13, 2019 – December 1, 2019

The Faculty of Science and Engineering offer a range of academic scholarships for students commencing studies in Session 1 2020 in one of a number of degrees within the Faculty.


  • Receive an ATAR of 90+
  • Meet any other criteria required in your UAC application into the relevant Macquarie program.
  • Be a domestic student
  • Be available to commence studies at Macquarie University in Session 1, 2020.
  • Have the Macquarie Degree course listed as one of your top 2 UAC preferences in UAC offer round, or have received an offer to study an applicable Macquarie program through the Macquarie Leaders and Achievers early entry scheme.
  • Have completed and submitted the scholarship application form, including the personal statement, resume and reference.
  • Meet ongoing eligibility criteria, including satisfactory academic progress prior to receiving future payment.

Find out more

Macquarie Vinva Scholar Award

Value: $15,000 per year

Open/Closing Dates: September 1, 2019 – January 5, 2020

The aim of the Vinva Scholar Award is to fund scholars based on excellence and equity, supporting students who have the potential to make a positive impact in the future.

The successful applicant for this scholarship will be able to demonstrate:

  • admission to an undergraduate course in the Faculty of Science and Engineering and/or the Macquarie Business School for Session 1 2020;
  • be studying an undergraduate degree for the first time in 2020;
  • be a current school leaver or non-current school leaver with a very competitive ATAR or equivalent;
  • someone motivated to work hard to achieve their goals
  • be a domestic student;
  • be intending to study full time and internally.

Find out more


Apprenticeships with MIGAS

Apprenticeships are a great way of kick starting your career. You get to earn money while also learning a qualification.

If you are interested in doing an apprenticeship or traineeship, MIGAS currently has several on offer in New South Wales. Take a look at some of them below:

Take a look at all of the apprenticeships and traineeships currently on offer and find out more here.

Horticulture Apprenticeship with Tamworth Regional Council

Tamworth Regional Council is currently taking applications for Horticulture Apprenticeships.

An apprenticeship is a great way to make some money while earning a nationally-recognised qualification.

Applications are open until Tuesday 12 November.

Find out more and apply here

Find Apprenticeships in NSW

Further Information

UN Youth | Young Leaders Summit: Our Press, Our Freedom

16 November 2019, 10:00 am –  4:00 pm

University of Technology Sydney

The press plays an important role in the distribution of information for people around the world. So how does the freedom of the press impact political and social empowerment and expression, democracy and political movements and minority groups? There’s lots to get our heads around when it comes to the press in political environments.

Want to learn more about the concepts of freedom of press and information, and how they relate to other rights or considerations, including security, privacy and offensiveness? Join us at this one day event that will break down the the key issues facing whistleblowers, national security and journalists.

Find out more

Girls Programming Network

30 November 2019, 9:00 am – 1 December 2019, 3:00 pm

The University of Sydney, Camperdown

The Girls’ Programming Network is a group of women and girls into computer science, programming and information technology. They run workshops once per school term for high school girls.

GPN teach you how to make an awesome programming project each time. We also make friends, eat pizza, and do other fun activities.

There will be heaps of tutors at GPN to teach you and help you learn at a pace that’s right for you. Our tutors are women and girls who love IT. Some tutors are uni students studying IT or other STEM areas. Others are software engineers from cool companies like Google, Atlassian, Data61 and more.

Find out more

AFTRS | Music for Film & TV Workshop

17 December 2019, 9:30 am – 18 December 2019, 5:00 pm

Australian Film Television and Radio School

Learn how to create music for film and TV in this challenging and rewarding two-day course, under the guidance of a professional Screen Music Composer. Using AFTRS’ state of the art film and music facilities you will have experience of scoring your own short piece of film using a variety of software and techniques including a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW).

If you have a love of music, and some knowledge of music composition, don’t miss this amazing opportunity.

Find out more

AFTRS | Teens Stop Motion Workshop

17 December 2019, 9:30 am – 19 December 2019, 5:00 pm

Australian Film Television and Radio School

Learn how to create wire claymation characters and create a stop motion film. Explore Character Design, story and timing, as well as special effects. Green screen and compositing techniques will give your story limitless possibilities.

Find out more

Parent Association

Parent Association

Spring Fair 2019 – what a day !

After many weeks of preparation the day finally arrived filled with fun rides, kids’ crafts, bear-building, animals,  music performances and farm skills, dancing, cheerleading, yummy food, homemade goodies, produce, plants, memorabilia, entertainment and lots of retail therapy. Books, delicious baked goods and beautifully displayed gift baskets for sale – there was so much to see and do!

The storm held out until late in the day, so we were able to enjoy all the day’s festivities. It was also wonderful to hear news of some very welcome rain which reached some of the drought-affected areas of the land that very weekend.

One very lucky staff member was the winner of the fabulous car prize ! Other raffle prizes  included a Loreto Swim Voucher and Loreto merchandise; a mystery flight; original artwork; luxury boat hire; Sydney Harbour cruise and silver jewellery – as well as rural themed raffles – thanks to all our generous sponsors and those who donated goods   for this most wonderful day. Thanks to our tent construction crew; bbq helpers, stall organisers and helpers, runners, chocolate wheel spruikers;  stage presenters, ticket sellers…. the list goes on!

The  inaugural Young Farmer Challenge was a great opportunity for the boarding community to work together and were most grateful for the donations and help offered to run the event. Friendships were reunited at the Boarder Farmers’ Market through City/Country connections and tasting boards were shared.  Special thanks to those involved with the collection and unpacking of the pallets from Sydney Market.  Another first – the first ever Battle of the Bands – was a success and exciting emerging talent blitzed the stage.  The Junior winners: Yooniversal from Barker College and Jam5 from Marian College, Kenthurst.

We thank all the committee members, school staff, students, ex-students, maintenance team and parents who worked before, during and after the day to ensure it was a success. It was a huge day for all our community – both past and present – and a fantastic day achieved through great team work.

Notice of the PAL AGM

The Parent Association Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be on Wednesday 27 November, 7:30pm in the Cahill Theatre. Information re the PAL Executive Nomination Forms will be available soon.

Year Parent Representatives 2020

In 2020 the PAL “Year Parent” representatives will play an important role in the Loreto community. The Parent representative’s role is to build friendships, strengthen community and facilitate communication amongst parents and carers in their Year group. This will include organising events for parent, encouraging parent support, assistance and participation at school events and welcoming new families. Through this we aim to bring parents of respective Year groups together as they share their daughter’s journey through Loreto.

If you are interested in being a Year Parent Representative for your daughter’s Year group please contact Jane Dalton via email or on 0410 300 402

To get in touch with PAL for any questions please contact us via email.

Have an enjoyable weekend,


Paul White & Louise Wytenburg

PAL Co-Presidents


PAL Contact

The Parent Association Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be on Wednesday 27 November, 7:30pm – Cahill Theatre



Year 6 Farewell for Parents & Students’ – End of Year Celebration

Thursday 14th november

6.00pm – 9.30pm


Year 6 parents and students are  warmly invited to a casual end of year celebrations at Warrawee Bowling Club, 1479 Pacific Highway.  (Please note this is for Year 6 parents and students only).

Click HERE for invitation – RSVP 8 November

Click HERE to purchase tickets

Year 12  Parents’ End of Year Cocktail Party

Thursday 14th november

7.15pm (after the parent drinks at the formal)

Year 12 parents are  warmly invited to  the End of Year Cocktail Party at Helm Bar and Bistro after the Parent Drinks at the Year 12 Formal. 

Click HERE for invitation


Year 7 Grandparents & Special Friends’ Day

FRIDAY 15th november

9.15AM – 12.15PM


This annual event provides grandparents and special friends of Year 7 students an opportunity to have morning tea and spend some time together within the school environment.  There is no cost – however please note there is a limit of four (4) guests per student.  Please register your attendance through the links below:

Click HERE for invitation 

Click HERE to RSVP

Year 8 Parents Get Together

Monday 18th november

6pm – 8pm

Bluegum hotel, waitara

Drop the girls for their set dance then let’s meet at the Blue Gum for a quick bite, and catch up before it’s time to pick them up again. Everyone welcome including siblings. Let us know if you can make it. 

Contact Gerri Hadwen for any inquiries 

Primary School  Mothers and Daughters’ Christmas Creations Afternoon

saturday 23rd november

2:00PM – 4:30pm


$35.00 PER family (1 Kit per each mUM & dAUGHTER/S)

Last chance to reserve your place! You and your daughter/s are invited to celebrate the festive season with a Gingerbread House Making Afternoon.   All ingredients are supplied in the kit – however you are welcome to bring along any additional   lollies to personalise your creation! There will also be some light afternoon tea provided – spaces are limited and gingerbread house kits will be ordered on receipt of your RSVP.

Click HERE for invitation

Click HERE to  book – Spaces are limited – RSVP by 8 November – no bookings will be received after the RSVP date. 

2019 Upcoming Events  – Term   4



Sunday 10 November Year 7 Mothers’ High Tea 
Thursday 14 November Year 12 Parents End of  Year Cocktail Party
Thursday 14 November Year 6 Parents and Students End of Year Celebration –  Click here 
Friday 15 November Grandparents & Special Friends’ Day – Click here 
Monday 18 November Year 8 Parent Get Together
Saturday 23 November Primary School Mothers and Daughters’
Christmas Creations Afternoon – Click here
Wednesday 27 November Parent Association Annual General Meeting (AGM) – Cahill Theatre, 7:30pm


Ex-Students’ Association Contact 

Ms Patsy Shannon, President:           

The next Ex-Students’ Association meeting will be the AGM  on Sunday 1 December, in the GBC 1.02 at  2:00pm

Uniform Shop

Uniform Shop

The Uniform Shop will be closed on the following days:

From 2pm on Thursday 14 November

All day on Friday 15 November

Our online ordering services, available 24/7 at , is a great way to purchase any uniform items that might need updating and to be ready for collection when school resumes in Term 1.

Please contact the Uniform Shop with any queries here


Uniform Shop Staff