Primary School News

On a perfect Sydney evening, parents streamed into the top level of the Gonzaga Barry Centre for the Primary School Parent Welcome Dinner. We all sat down to a delicious dinner, kindly prepared by Chartwells. This was a wonderful opportunity to reconnect and form those close connections that will only strengthen as the years progress. A lot of laughter and conversation ensued and it was wonderful to hear how well the girls have settled in and are enjoying their time in the Primary School. It is an absolute pleasure to work with your girls every day. Thank you to Ms Watkins, Ms Ugonotti, Sr Libby Rogerson, Mrs Alicia Maunsell, Ms Lauren Kirkby and the wonderful Primary School team for their attendance on this very special night.

 

In the Primary School this week:

the ancient art of calligraphy

Years 5 and 6 have had a wonderful time learning the ancient art of Calligraphy in their Mandarin lessons. Mrs Cao firstly introduced the history, four treasures and different styles of Chinese calligraphy. She then showed the girls how to hold the calligraphy pens properly and how to write basic strokes. Mrs Cao encouraged the girls to trace, copy and write the Chinese characters independently. All of the girls were engrossed in this activity which enabled them to explore Chinese language and culture. Finally Mrs Cao chose two girls who were lucky enough to receive her Chinese Lucky Knots for their beautiful penmanship.

international women’s day (student reflection)

This week on the 8th of March it was International Women’s Day. We celebrated this day as we are proud Loreto girls. We looked at how many women have invented so many amazing things like  the  life raft (invented by Maria Beasley), laser cataract surgery (Patricia Bath), under water telescope ( Sarah Mather), heart surgery adhesive (Maria Pereira) and brake pads (Bertha Benz).

We also learnt about refugees fleeing from their countries to come to Australia. Sadly, lots of these refugees are not granted visas by the Australian Government. We wanted to know what we could do to help those less fortunate than us. It saddens us that in the Year of Mercy, there is not a lot of mercy being shown.

By Nicola De Zotti and Olivia Lucas 6B

 

Have you heard?

The Loreto Normanhurst OSHClub Holiday Program will be taking bookings for the upcoming April holidays. Please have a look and make any bookings online via the  website www.oshclub.com.au . Book prior to 24   March 2016 to take advantage of the $5 off Early Bird promotion!

It is jam packed full of fun activities such as Easter activities, excursions to Taronga Zoo and Ten Pin Bowling, making your own bird feeder and even learn to Bollywood dance. There will be fun indoor swimming every day, games in the gymnasium and cooking.  The holiday program will be open from 7.30am-6.00pm every day. Don’t miss out!

 

Cross Country Carnival

Just a reminder that the Cross Country Carnival will now take place on Monday 14 March beginning at 9am on the School Oval. We look forward to seeing you there.

 

Have a lovely weekend,

Ms Maryanne Dwyer

Head of Primary

 

Upcoming Dates

Monday 14 March Primary School Cross Country Carnival – School Oval 9:00am
Tuesday 15 March Year 6 Excursion – Chinese Gardens & China Town Tour
Wednesday 16 March ‘Bully Busters’ Incursion 11:30 – 12:30pm
Saturday 19 March Loreto Open Day 11:00am – 3:00pm