Primary School News

Friendship is a sheltering tree.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

 

There was excitement in the air as the Primary School welcomed returning students and our new Year 5 girls. The girls beamed as they found their lockers, their Year 6 buddies and their place in the Learning Common. It is a joy to welcome the girls and their families to the Loreto Normanhurst community.

Parents enjoyed the opportunity to share the very first moments of their daughter’s first day in the Primary School. Inevitably the time came for parents to say goodbye and move into the Undercroft for morning tea where members of the Leadership Team were also in attendance.

After the girls settled into their classrooms and beautiful learning spaces, Years 5 and 6 embarked on a ‘bear and cub’ bonding adventure. After collecting their ‘cub,’ Year 6 proudly took the girls on a tour of the school. From all accounts, there was much joy, laughter and the beginnings of new friendships. Other highlights from this week included  iPads, House time and experiencing the many specialist lessons on offer.

I am delighted to welcome two new teachers to Loreto Normanhurst.  In the role of Year 6 teacher, Ms Chatfield has over 20 years’ teaching experience in catholic, private and public school settings. Our new Learning Enrichment teacher, Ms Cesamolo comes to us with a wealth of experience, having also taught in a variety of school settings. She has already begun sharing her expertise working with the girls. I am confident both teachers will add to the exceptional teaching team to provide the best possible learning outcomes for all our students.

The week ended with exciting House games, organised and run by our House Leaders which involved general knowledge about Loreto Normanhurst and outdoor games in the grounds.

A Year 5 student summed up the week stating, ‘I loved making new friends and the many different opportunities for trying new things. The teachers are really friendly. I loved how excited my Year 6 buddy was to see me on the first day. I felt so special. ’

 

Mrs Maryanne Dwyer

Head of Primary