Primary School News

When one door of happiness closes, another one opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened.

– Helen Keller

It was a glorious day on Monday for the Primary School Cross Country Carnival. It was wonderful to witness the support, enthusiasm and team spirit displayed by the girls. They cheered the girls home, displaying such incredible school spirit. It is moments like these that reaffirm that Loreto Normanhurst is such a special place to be. Congratulations to all participants and many thanks to the parents for attending and Ms Lalani and Mr Mulroney for coordinating such a successful event.

The results were as follows:

10 Year Runners:

1st Place:  Lilya Ragg                            

2nd Place: Abigail Mayer

3rd Place: Zoe Clubb

4th Place: Lily Cohen                          

 

11 Year Runners:

1st Place: Lara Granelli

2nd Place: Emily Burns

3rd Place: Alexandra O’Brien

4th Place: Charlotte Joseph

 

12/13 Year Runners:

1st Place: Charlotte Curran

2nd Place: Eliza Rossell

3rd Place: Madeline Studdert

4th Place: Mia Hartley

 

The overall point score for the Cross Country is:

  • Dorothea – 157
  • Benedicta – 123
  • Clare – 97

 

In the Primary School this week:

On Tuesday the 15th of March, year 6 went on an excursion to the Chinese Gardens of Friendship. We saw and learnt many intriguing things about China and its culture from our guide Ritsuko. We began our journey walking around Chinatown looking at all the shops and restaurants, identifying Chinese characters and symbols. China’s lucky number is Triple Eight. Its lucky colours are green, red, and gold. Our tour guide told us that you could commonly see Chinese people wearing Jade (green) pendants, or jewellery, for luck. Our excursion was very helpful because in class we have been learning about Australia’s relationship with Asia. In the Chinese gardens, we had a treasure hunt, and for every riddle someone solved, we got a key. One of these keys would unlock a book called the Jade Emperor and the 12 Chinese zodiac signs – the majority of us are Monkeys because we are born in 2004. We also had a fun game of Chinese whispers, and realised we needed to listen to each other more carefully, because by the end of the game, “The jade emperor drinks very hot tea” had turned into, “Sh sh sh sh sh sh sh sh”. Overall, we had a fantastic time on our Chinese whispers walking tour, and we hope to go again with our families.

Sam Sposari and Jess Webster, 6H

 

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 OSHClub website.  Book prior to 24    March 2016 to take advantage of our $5 off Early Bird promotion!

It is jam packed full of fun activities such as Easter craft, excursions to Animal Ridge Animal farm and outdoor activities including low ropes and rogaining at Bayden Powell Scout Centre. 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. So don’t miss out!

Just a reminder that if you are dropping off and picking up your daughter, this must be done via the Slip Road. Thank you for your co-operation.

We are looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow on Open Day.

 

Upcoming Dates

Saturday 19 March Loreto Open Day 11.00am-3.00pm
Thursday 24 March Easter Holiday Break
Tuesday 29 March School resumes after Easter
Friday 8 April        Music Festival Rehearsal and Performance Evening – State Sports Centre

 

Mrs Maryanne Dwyer

Head of Primary