Primary School News

‘Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.’  

Charles W. Elio

 

Over the past week I have been meeting with the girls of Year 5 for morning tea. Each of the girls brought in something that was special to them to share. Pictures of their beloved pets were the most common items and amazingly nearly everyone named ‘aqua,’ as their favourite colour. We also talked about what they have enjoyed so far about the Primary School. The camp to Broken Bay was a firm favourite, followed by the opportunity to make new friends.

Premier’s Reading Challenge

The focus of library lessons this year has been on developing a love of literature and reading for pleasure.  The students have been utilising the Premier’s Reading Challenge Booklist to assist them in selecting a wide range of literature.  It is not a competition but a challenge to each student – to read, to read more and to read more widely.

The Challenge involves nearly 300,000 students and more than 2,400 government, non-government and home schools. The NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge booklists open doors to a rich collection of children’s literature representing a range of books including fiction, non-fiction, picture books, poetry and drama, and include a wide variety of Australian authors.

The girls have until Friday August 25 to complete the challenge. Last year we had 80% of Primary School students complete the challenge.  We hope all the girls complete the challenge this year.

Congratulations to the following girls who have completed the Premier’s Reading Challenge:

  • Natalia Barone
  • Avery Benbow
  • Ariana Burgio
  • Errin Conlin
  • Alexis De Zotti
  • Chelsea Gleeson
  • Sophie Cabuil
  • Zoe Clubb
  • Maria El Haddad
  • Mia Hallinan
  • Charlotte Joseph
  • Estelle Kyriazis
  • Abigail Mayer
  • Alex O’Brien
  • Samiksha Rajesh
  • Amy Saad
  • Elyse Stephens
  • Grace Sukari
  • Zara Trovato

Happy Reading.

 

Ms Caroline Walton

Teacher Librarian

 

Last Friday, we invited Mr Gavin Pisani from the Maintenance Team to our Primary Assembly to thank him for creating the House Leader Board. We are so thankful for his gorgeous creation, complete with the rainbow which is such an important Loreto symbol.

I wish all Mums a very Happy Mother’s Day this Sunday. I hope you have a wonderful time with your families and have the opportunity for a bit of rest and relaxation.

 

Loving God,
as a mother gives life and nourishment to her children,
so you watch over your Church.
Bless these women,
that they may be strengthened as Christian mothers.
Let the example of their faith and love shine forth.
Grant that we, their sons and daughters,
may honour them always
with a spirit of profound respect.
Grant this through Christ our Lord.

Amen

 

Mrs Maryanne Dwyer

Head of Primary