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Looking Ahead- Important Updates- 17 June 2022

The Loreto Normanhurst Cookbook is now on sale! Please see important updates about the Principal's Country Road Trip, Spring Fair, Father Daughter Dinner and lots more coming up in Term 3.
17 Jun 2022
School Newsletter

School Updates

Uniform Shop

The last day of trade for the Uniform Shop is Thursday, 23 June. However, the Uniform Shop will be open for two days of trading over the June/July school holidays:

Monday, 27 June – 9.30am to 3.00pm

Friday, 15 July – 9.30am to 3.30pm

Our online ordering services will be available over the holidays. This is a great way to purchase any Winter uniform items that might need updating and be ready for collection when school resumes in Term 3.

Online ordering is available 24/7 at

Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability (NCCD)

Every year, all schools in Australia participate in the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability (NCCD). The NCCD process requires schools to identify information already available in the school about supports provided to students with disabilities.

Read a letter from Ms Ugonotti here for more information.

Parent Volunteers needed for Preliminary and HSC Examination as Readers and/or Scribes.

Assessments are a major part of schooling, especially for our Year 11 and Year 12 students. In order for all students to be able to give their best efforts, we need to ask for assistance from the community to provide practical support as a Reader and/or Scribe for those students for whom this provision is necessary in order to better demonstrate their ability.

This provision is granted by NESA for those students who may have a medical condition or diagnosed reading/writing difficulties. To be a reader/scribe requires NO knowledge of the subject content, we will provide you with guidance on the process prior to working with the students. So, if you feel you are able to assist in this way, please contact me to register your contact details and availability. Needless to say, the more volunteers we have the less onerous the time commitment. Without your help we are unable to provide this very significant form of support for our students in need.

The only requirement is that you do not have a daughter or close relative in that particular year at the school, or are currently employed as a teacher. Please submit your expression of interest together with a volunteer Working with Children’s Check to Mrs Ann Marie Duncan at

Thank you for giving this your consideration.

Learning Updates

Subject Selection Plenaries – Year 11 2023

Year 10 parents were emailed last week to provide information and booking instructions for plenaries through the PTO System.  

If you haven’t yet booked a Subject Selection Plenary, please refer to the information sent previously, which is now on Face Online.  It is highly recommended that you take advantage of this opportunity.

Year 7 to 11 Academic Plenaries

Academic Plenaries are opportunities for students, supported by teachers, to share their learning progress with their parents and receive valuable feedback. Teachers will be available for 5 minute meetings next term on Monday, 18 July - 8.30am to 4.30pm, and Tuesday, 19 July - 3.30pm to 8.00pm. The plenaries will be held via Zoom. 

The PTO Booking System will open next week on Monday for Boarding families and Tuesday for Day families. Parents will be emailed full details on how to book when the PTO system opens on these days. 

Pastoral Updates

We wish all students and their families a restful winter vacation and we look forward to academic plenaries on Monday, 18 July 2022.

Save the Date: Maree Crabbe from ‘It’s Time we Talked’ Wednesday, 20 July, 6.30pm 

Parents will receive an invitation to attend our next ‘It Takes a Village’ parent talk by Maree Crabbe. This will be via Zoom only. Maree is one of Australia’s leading educators on sexual violence prevention, pornography and its affects on young people. We hope all parents can ‘zoom in’ to this very important presentation.

School TV

School TV is an online resource designed to empower you as parents with credible and sound information with realistic, practical ongoing support strategies.

Click the link here to find out more.

Oratory Updates

Archdale Debating Round 6 and 7

Reminder to all Archdale Parents that round 6 will occur in Week 2, on Tuesday, 26 July.

Youth Parliament

Good luck to Tahlia who is participating in the Youth Parliament Camp these holidays. Tahlia and the committee she is working with will spend a week developing the legislative council report titled “Mental Health; An investigation into the Accessibility of Mental Health Services, 2022”. Wish Tahlia the best of luck as she navigates this task.

Mock Trial

Wednesday, 20 July

Goodluck to our Mock Trial team participating in the next round against Ravenswood.

CSDA Quarter Finals

Friday, 22 July

Goodluck to the teams participating in the Quarter Finals. Times and venues confirmed closer to the event.

Sport Upcoming Events

Wednesday, 22 June

Secondary School Athletics Carnival at SOPAC

Good luck to all secondary students competing in the Secondary School Athletics Carnival at SOPAC next Wednesday.

Monday, 4 July – Friday, 8 July

NSW Interschools Snowsports Competition

Thursday, 28 July

Primary School Athletics Carnival

Term 3 Save The Date!

Principal’s Country Road Trip – Moree & Tamworth

Thursday, 21 – Saturday, 23 July

Join us for the third and final stage of the Principal’s Country Road Trip visiting Moree and Tamworth. Please join us for drinks in Moree or Dinner in Tamworth! We will also be at the Boarding Schools Expos in Moree and Tamworth so please drop in and say hello!

Click HERE for Invitation

Click HERE to Book

Primary Grandparents & Special Friends’ Day

Friday, 29 July | 9.00am

Chapel & Teresa Ball Primary Centre

Grandparents & Special Friends’ Day for our Year 5 and 6 students will be held on Friday, 29 July to coincide with Pope Francis’ “World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly” on 24 July.

More information about this event will be sent out next week!

Father Daughter Dinner

Saturday, 27 August | 6.15pm

Epping Club

Save the date for this fabulous Father Daughter event to be held for the first time since 2019. More information will be sent out next term!

Father Daughter Eucharist

Sunday, 28 August | 9.15am

Loreto Normanhurst Chapel & Front Drive

Parent Association Updates

125 Year Cookbook is now on sale!

To celebrate the 125th anniversary of Loreto Normanhurst, the ‘Loreto Normanhurst 125 Years Cookbook’ - a wonderful collection of favourite recipes, special memories, and historical anecdotes - is now available to order.

Click here to order a copy.

For more information contact the Cookbook Committee at

Spring Fair

The Spring Fair Committee is working hard to organise a fantastic day for our community on Sunday, 30 October! From Term 3, we will be promoting our stalls and sponsors, and will keep you updated on the progress of the Fair and all the wonderful activities, food, retail, and entertainment to look forward to.

For now, please put aside any donations for the book and clothing stall as well as donations for the raffle and chocolate wheel prizes and we’ll be in touch in the first newsletter back in Term 3 to give you more details about how you can donate.

We are still seeking a Volunteers Coordinator to join our friendly team! Grab a friend and take on this role together! If this is of interest to you, please contact for further information.

For all Fair related enquiries, please contact the Spring Fair Convener, Zeena Skelly, at

Parent Association Term 3 – Save The Date!

Parent Association General Meeting

Wednesday, 27 July | 7pm

Spring Fair Meeting

  • Wednesday, 3 August, 6.30pm
  • Wednesday, 24 August, 6.30pm

Normanhurst Kirribilli Morning Tea

Friday, 5 August | 10am

Gonzaga Barry Centre, Loreto Normanhurst

City/Country Mothers’ Weekend Away

Friday, 19 – Sunday, 21 August


Tickets for this fabulous event will go on sale on Tuesday, 21 June.

Click HERE for flyer with more information!  

2020 Yearbook

We have a limited number of copies available of the 2020 Yearbook for families to purchase. Click here to purchase a copy. 

As you go through the ordering process, there is an option to collect or post. Collection will be from the School's Main Reception and an email will be sent to you to let you know when your order is ready to pick up.

Community Engagement Team Updates

Music Festival Pins

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to purchase a 50 Years of Music Festival Pin. This limited-edition pin was created to commemorate 50 years of the Loreto Normanhurst Music Festival and features the artwork created by Year 9 student Olivia, and demonstrates this year’s theme of “A Journey through Empowerment” through the fists holding a treble clef and bass clef, as well as the music score of Cruci, the School song.

Music Festival Pins are $10 each and can be purchased here.

Community Updates

Knox Grammar School’s 2022 Production of 'Singin’ in the Rain'

Date: Friday, 17 June and Saturday, 18 June at 7.00pm

Where: Wenkart Theatre, Knox Grammar School

Tickets for the show are available here.

Knox Grammar School Drama and Theatre present their 2022 Senior Musical Production - 'Singin' in the Rain'!

Featuring the talents of students in Years 7-12 at Knox Grammar School, Loreto Normanhurst, Abbotsleigh, and Pymble Ladies' College.

The talented Loreto ladies’ who are part of this year’s production are:

Chelsea Earle, Olivia Heath, Niamh Kelleher, Mackenzie Eyles, Lana Harmey, Lucy Harrison, Sairsha Davies, Isobel Parry, Tara Gambrill, Lucy Knox and Ryleigh Bladen.

Mamma Mia

Loreto Kirribilli and Loreto Normanhurst Ex-students warmly invite you to join us at the performance of “MAMMA MIA”. Presented by The Willoughby Theatre Company at The Concourse Theatre, Chatswood on Sunday, 23 October 2022 commencing 1.30pm. There will be an opportunity for a short talk by the cast after the Show.

This is a fundraiser event supporting the mission work of Mary Ward International Australia.

Price: $75 per person

RSVP by Wednesday, 17 August.

Click here to purchase tickets and RSVP.

For any enquiries please contact Patsy Shannon on 0418 211 352 or         

Code Camp

Code Camp are running creative tech camps in the upcoming holidays. Click here for more information.

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