Primary School News

Wisdom Begins in Wonder.

 

Socrates

At Loreto we recognise the crucial link between well-being, resilience and learning. By providing a safe and supportive environment where students are willing to take risks with their learning coupled with appropriate academic challenge, we aim to provide the best learning environment for each child to reach her academic and personal potential.

Research by John Hattie states that the greatest factors for student learning are the quality of the teacher and the relationship between the teacher and student. This special bond creates an immediate sense of belonging and connectedness with their teachers and the wider Loreto Normanhurst community.

Currently in the Primary School our focus is on building relationships. Using the proven ‘Bounce Back’ program students will explicitly learn about making positive choices, displaying empathy towards others, being able to work as part of a team and having resilience, or the ability to bounce back when things become difficult.

Next week we will continue this important work in the beautiful surrounds of Broken Bay. This will be an exciting time for Years 5 and 6, enjoying two fun filled days of outdoor and team activities. We are greatly looking forward to sharing in this wonderful experience with the girls.

 

Parent Information Evening

Dr. Tom Nehmy is a clinical psychologist with 10 years’ experience. He is an expert in the resilience, well-being and mental health of children and adolescents.  On Wednesday 15 February Dr. Nehmy will be presenting an evening for parents from 6:00pm-7:00pm in the Primary School Learning Common.

His presentation will focus on, ‘Psychological Immunisation – Keeping healthy kids healthy.’  His doctoral research in developing the Healthy Minds Program was awarded the 2015 Flinders University Vice-Chancellor’s Prize for Doctoral Thesis Excellence. He currently works with school students, parents, teachers and counsellors to help school communities build psychological skills for mental health, wellbeing and resilience. Dr. Nehmy is an accredited training supervisor with the Psychology Board of Australia. This is an opportunity not to be missed.

Kindly RSVP by email to Mrs  Judy Oliver in the Primary School Office.

 

Upcoming Events

Date Event Time and Venue
Wednesday 15 February   Parent Information Evening with Dr Tom Nehmy, Clinical Psychologist 6:00-7:00pm in the Learning Common
Thursday 16 February    Year 5 & 6 Broken Bay departure from school Arrive by 7:00am for a 7:30am departure
Friday 17 February          Year 5 & 6 Broken Bay return to school Return at approximately 2:30pm
Friday 24 February         

Year 6 Leadership Liturgy

Morning Tea for Year 6 Primary School Parents and Students

 10:50am–11:20am in the Chapel

11:20am- 12:00pm in the Primary School COLA

Tuesday 28 February   Shrove Tuesday  
Wednesday 1 March    Ash Wednesday  
Thursday 2 March           Year 6 Leaders’ Mass (Cluster Mass)  
Friday 3 March

Parent Information Evening

Cocktail Party

 7:00-8:00pm in the Learning Common

8:00-9:30pm

 

Mrs Maryanne Dwyer

Head of Primary