See the P&F Events Calendar for 2018.
The Parents and Friends’ Association continues to support those less fortunate than ourselves through Mary Ward International (Loreto Wishing Well) which supports the Loreto Sisters’ work in the Kwa Guyp Township in South Africa and our Outreach program, whereby we provide ‘Welcome Baskets’ of necessities for newly arrived Sudanese refugees.
In addition to all of the main events organised by various P&F committees throughout the year, (see the summary of events below) each year group also enjoys social activities on a smaller scale. Class parents help to arrange informal cocktail parties in someone’s home, class dinners, morning teas, class picnics, class walks, etc… You can be as involved as you choose to be. Loreto is a very welcoming school, and the P&F endeavours to help parents feel comfortable, and to give them the opportunity to make friends and to feel a sense of belonging. We believe it is important to share the ‘Loreto Spirit’ around, as we know how infectious it can be!
The P&F meets at 7pm on the first or second Monday evening of the month during school term, and there is an additional class parents’ meeting at 8:30am on the first Thursday morning following the P&F Meeting of the month during school term. Sometimes, guest speakers are invited along. The executive is made up of a male and female president, a male and female vice-president, a treasurer, an assistant treasurer, two secretaries, and a junior and senior school liaison person. In addition, we have a representative on the NSW Parent’s Council, a Wishing Well representative and an Outreach representative. All are elected at the AGM in Term 4. Class parents are not elected, but volunteer in November each year. It is a lot of work, but rewarding for individuals and especially for the school – and a lot of fun along the way! Please consider putting yourself forward for a position during your time at Loreto. We hope to meet up with you sometime in the near future.
Welcome Morning Teas for New Parents
The P&F always welcome new families to the school with a delicious morning tea and a friendly chat (and tissues for Kindy parents on their first day at Loreto).
Welcome Cocktail Party
This whole-of-school event is always held on a balmy Friday night in February to welcome in the new school year; a fabulous evening on the lawns outside the Centenary Hall.
The Luncheon is hosted each year and has an educational or social justice theme. There is always an interesting speaker to hold your interest and it is well worth the effort to attend.
These are organised, as a fundraiser for the Spring Fair, by the P&F for the girls each term. The girls love to see their parents at the School to serve them lunch. It is great fun to help BBQ with other parents and get to know those not in your year.
Always a special day not to be missed. A BBQ follows where the dads can mingle – they love this opportunity to spend time with their daughters!
This bi-annual P&F event is a major fund-raiser. A lot of hard work goes into this themed night, traditionally held in June, by the Winter Dinner Committee. Anyone with an interest in events planning is welcome to become involved in the Winter Dinner each year.
Mens Only Dinner
This bi-annual event alternates with the Winter Dinner and is a men’s only wine auction evening.
Loreto Kirribilli & Loreto Normanhurst Morning Tea
Every year the P&F from both schools enjoy one another’s company at alternate venues and celebrate the common bond of being Loreto schools in the same city. There is always an interesting speaker and it’s fun to see the other Loreto school. Next year the Morning Tea will be in May at Loreto Normanhurst.
Loreto Kirribilli Spring Fair
This fun-filled day is always a real crowd pleaser, building incredible community spirit within the school.The day starts at 9:00am with a Family Mass in the Centenary Hall. Directly afterwards the fair ‘opens for business’. Various rides, craft and food stalls, a fashion parade and a champagne bar are regular favourites.Keep an eye out for notification of this wonderful event and mark it in your diary. If you haven’t been to the Loreto Spring Fair before, then treat your family and yourself to a great day out. If you would like to be involved, just contact the P&F presidents.