Primary School News

They may forget what you said but they will never forget how you made them feel.

Carl W. Beuchner

 

On Tuesday night we were treated to a wonderful evening of outstanding entertainment. The Public Speaking Competition represented the culmination of a process of devising, refining and rehearsing speeches on topics that have captured the interest, imagination and passion of each of the girls. All of our Years 5 and 6 students are to be commended on participating in this process.

We had the pleasure of witnessing thought provoking speeches ranging from the magical world of Fibonacci and the Golden Ratio to Inequality in Women’s Sport to the Secret Life of Airports. The adjudicators had a very tough decision but in the end Madeleine Campbell was awarded 3rd place, Emily Burns 2nd place and the winner was Indianna Cane. Thank you to the Primary staff for attending the evening, to the parents for their support and of course the girls for showcasing their skill, inspiration and curiosity.

 

In Year 6 this Week:

This week in Year 6 the students have been preparing to present their investigations on significant Australians. The first part of this assessment is to research primary and secondary sources and gather information about their chosen person’s early life. Through this process the students learn to understand the necessity of acknowledging sources and avoiding plagiarism. We have faced some difficulties in gathering information and realised that there are limitations with certain sources if the data is not readily available. The students will then use the information gathered here for a more in depth study of their person to really find out why their person is significant for Australia.

“This term we were given a list of people and we chose five that to research. Miss Hislop then sent us an email with our allocated person. The people on the list were those who have done something for Australia. In part one we had to research our person before they were 18, this task was quite hard considering that most of our important people are no longer alive! This meant that important parts of information, for example who their parents were, couldn’t be found easily. There were so many amazing ways students are presenting their information, this task was fun because we could dress up as our person and we could also put on an accent we also got to learn a lot about people we didn’t really know. We all can’t wait to show our part 1 presentations and hope that we have just as much fun with part 2.”  –  Samantha Sposari,  Year 6

“This week Year 6 has been working hard on a history assignment. I had to research Dr Karl Kruszelnicki. I found it difficult to find information on his extended family but I could find out most of the information on his early life. What I found interesting was that he migrated to Australia from Sweden and didn’t go to preschool or primary school.”  –  Olivia Carr, Year 6

 

Upcoming Events

Monday 14 November ‘Loreto’s Got Talent’ Semi Finals
Wednesday 16 November Primary School Swimming Carnival | 9:00am – 1:00pm
Friday 18 November    ‘Loreto’s Got Talent’ Finals | 11:30am – 12:35pm
Wednesday 16 November Year 5 2017 Academic Plenaries |  3:45pm – 6:30pm
Thursday 17 November Year 5 2017 Academic Plenaries | 3:45pm – 6:30pm

 

Ms Maryanne Dwyer

Head of Primary