Primary School News

‘We all have the duty to do good.’

Pope Francis

 

On a glorious winter’s day, the Primary School Athletics Carnival took place and was a wonderful display of our girls’ willingness to give their all and participate in the wide range of sporting events on offer. All the girls showed passion and House spirit with rousing war cries and great team work. It was a very difficult decision as to who would win the Spirit Cup but the enthusiasm and exuberance of Benedicta House took it out on the day. Due to track conditions, we were not able to run the 200m and 800m. We will finalise the carnival next term and the presentations will take place on a Friday Assembly.

In the last race of the day, the four fastest girls in the Primary School raced to be crowned Queen of the Track. The final honours went to Lara Granelli in first place, Alex O’Brien in second place, Lucia Van Der Heiden in third place and Zoe Clubb in fourth place. Congratulations to these students for their impressive achievements. Thank you to Mr Mulroney and the Sports Department, the House Leaders and the Primary School staff for helping to make the day such a success and to the parents for your support and attendance.

This week in the Primary School we had the privilege of listening to an array of outstanding speeches for leadership positions in Semester 2. All the girls spoke with such passion about our values, being of service to others and in particular, the pride they felt in being a Loreto girl. As one student said ‘I love Loreto and the values that shape how we live, act and learn. With  2017 being the year of Freedom, I would love to share joy and celebration as a school leader.’ Another candidate said, ‘I think I would be a good leader and with guidance I may even be a great one. But even if I am never a leader, I will always be proud to call myself a Loreto girl.’

Leadership at Loreto Normanhurst is servant leadership and has its foundation in the words of Jesus Christ. We choose to lead through service to others and working for the common good of the school community. The current Primary School leaders have done a superb job over the last Semester. It has been such a joy to watch them grow in confidence in their roles. During the week, the girls spoke about all they had learned and what they will impart to the incoming leaders. I am extremely grateful for the way they have conducted themselves and the leadership they have displayed in their roles. 

I am pleased to announce that the Primary School Leaders for Semester 2 2017 are:

  • Primary School Leaders:  Rebecca Zammit & Georgia Tapner
  • Benedicta House Leaders:  Samiksha Rajesh & Zara Trovato
  • Clare House Leaders:  Lara Granelli & Phoebe Locke
  • Dorothea House Leaders:  Ashleigh Chapman & Alex O’Brien

Congratulations to these students. We look forward to their leadership in these roles.

Neve Tierney recently took part in the CIS Cross Country Carnival. She finished in fifth place and will represent Loreto at the State Cross Country Carnival later on this year. Good luck Neve!

Zoe Clubb and Jemma Vaughn competed at the Tamworth Country Capital Club at the Artistic Gymnastics competition. Both girls competed on all apparatus with some wonderful results. Zoe placed 3rd on bars, 4th on vault, 9th on beam and 10th overall. Jemma placed 5th on vault, 4th on beam and 1st overall. Congratulations to all for these wonderful achievements.

Don’t forget to book your place at the OSH Club Holiday Program. You can  click on the link  here for more information.

I hope you take the opportunity to have some time with family and friends for rest and relaxation over the upcoming break. We look forward to seeing you when school resumes on Monday 17 July.

 

Mrs Maryanne Dwyer

Head of Primary