Primary School News

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

Neale Donald Walsch

 

Last Friday the Primary School came together to celebrate the gift of leadership in a joyful Liturgy. The newly elected Semester 2 leaders were called to be part of the rich Loreto tradition and to pass this onto others by the way they live, speak and act. The girls were called to live out the values of Freedom, Justice, Felicity, Sincerity and Verity.

Ms Ugonotti and the Semester 1 leaders presented the Semester 2 leaders with their badges. We concluded the service with a prayer for our Year 6 leaders and a beautiful blessing sung by Emma Bower and Cheri Hui. Girls and parents then joined together in the Primary School to enjoy a celebratory morning tea. During the morning tea, Maddi Campbell’s mum revealed the badge she received as a house leader when she was in the Primary School. Grateful thanks to Ms Ugonotti, Ms Bateman, Ms Hanna and the parents for attending this special occasion.

The Primary School leaders took the opportunity over lunch to share the knowledge and wisdom they had gained during first semester. I was so proud of the mature way in which the girls conversed with one another. One of the leaders offered her advice stating that, ‘You need to speak clearly and confidently even if your tummy is full of butterflies. When I first started presenting at assembly I didn’t think I could do it but I’m so glad that I persevered because now I have learned a skill that will be really helpful in life.’

As I write this newsletter, Year 6 are on their way to Canberra to support their studies of Australian government. I am looking forward to hearing all about their adventures when they return. I know they were very much looking forward to visiting Questacon at night.

Georgia Tapner from Year 5 recently competed at the Warringah  Gymnastics competition and was placed first as ‘all-rounder’ and gained top 3 on every apparatus. Congratulations Georgia!

 

The adventures of Harry Potter continue…

Unless you’ve been living under a rock you’ve probably heard of Harry Potter at some point in time.                                                

The 7 incredible books written by J.K Rowling along with the 8 blockbuster films are famous all across the globe.

So it is no surprise that for the past week Harry Potter fans have gone crazy over the new book Harry Potter and the cursed child. It is actually a play written by John Tiffany and Jack Thorne in London. But because not everyone could go to see it they published a book. It is in the form of a script so it is quite different to the books before it.

The book is set 19 years later and picks up where the last book Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows left off, and is about Harry Potter’s son Albus Severus Potter at Hogwarts.

With the famous trio now grown up and their children taking their place at Hogwarts things are going to be interesting.

Along with Albus and his surprising new friend… Scorpions Malfoy, they will travel through time and of course get in a lot of trouble. There are so many amazing plot twists you will never know what’s going to happen next. I was up all night reading this book  and have already read it twice. It’s a great read. And I’m sure any Harry Potter Fan will love this too.

It is just as amazing as the last 7 books and yet so different. It is definitely worth the read.                                                                                                                                                                                                        

 

Molly Hanly

Year 5A

 

Upcoming dates

Date

Event

Tuesday 9 August  Literary Festival – Abbotsleigh Senior School 9.00-12.30pm
Monday 15 August Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Eucharist
Tuesday 16 August ICAS Mathematics
Wednesday 17 August Snug as a Bug in a Rug Day
Saturday  27 Auguest Father Daughter Dinner – The Epping Club 6.15pm – 10.00pm

 

 

Mrs Maryanne Dwyer

Head of Primary