Pastoral Care

‘There’s No Place Like Home’ – Light Entertainment Update

Dorothy couldn’t have said it better when she delivered the famous line “There’s no place like home” in the classic 1939 film ‘The Wizard of Oz’. Even though she may have been directly referring to her physical home way back in Kansas, the things that comprise a ‘home’ go much beyond the four walled structures we live in, but rather cover a broader range of places, people and things that hold significance and a deeper meaning for people. 

For Light Entertainment 2018, this is the challenge that the Performing Arts Leaders of each House were tasked with – identifying the distinct characteristics that make someone, something or somewhere a ‘home’, and therefore something to be treasured, nurtured and sought after in our society. Each leader has interpreted the theme “there’s no place like home” in a different way, and has explored this through their House’s performance. Light Entertainment places a strong emphasis on community, providing an opportunity for girls to showcase their dramatic, musical and dance abilities in a supportive and fun environment in which the girls work as a team to produce an engaging and entertaining piece which reflects the given theme.

With today’s Light Entertainment Assembly, the Houses have put on a magnificent display of creativity and under the direction of their Performing Arts Leaders Chloe Bremer, Lara Kirkwood, Larissa Vella, Chloe White, Natasha Nery, Anna Mossie, Antonia Tassell and Angeline Raggett. The Houses have produced some beautiful and entertaining performances which explore why there really is no place like home. I congratulate all the girls for their efforts and commend them on their enthusiasm and spirit throughout the whole process and well done to the winning House this year, Mornane.

 

Isabelle Humphries

Performing Arts Captain

 

Swimming Carnival 

Congratulations to all involved in the Swimming Carnival held on Tuesday. It was a day to soak up the talent of the students in the pool and the House cheers towards the end of the day were colourful and inspiring.  Well done to the House Captains for marshalling their girls to the finish line in what was a wonderful day of community building and spirit.

 

A Christmas Message from our School and Boarder Captains

We would like to take this opportunity to wish the Loreto Normanhurst school community a very Merry Christmas, filled with love, joy and happy memories. We hope that you all enjoy spending this special time with loved ones and take the opportunity to relax after what has been a very productive and successful 2018. We wish everyone a Happy New Year and look forward to sharing a very exciting 2019 with you on your return from the summer holidays.

 

Evelyn O’Brien and Ella Anderson

 School Captain and Boarder Captain

 

Loreto Schools Australia Committee (LSAC) Student Conference Update

From today until Sunday, the Captains and Vice Captains of the School and Boarding School are participating in the annual LSAC Student Conference. This is a wonderful leadership opportunity for the students to work with other Loreto student leaders at Loreto Toorak and Loreto Ballarat. They will spend time together discussing a range of contemporary issues impacting on them as student leaders and will also write the Sincerity prayer for 2019. We will hear more from the students next term about their experiences and time away. We keep them in our thoughts and prayers and may they find this time enriching.

Finally, as this is the final Pastoral newsletter for the year, I wish all families a peace-filled Christmas and a wonderful school holiday. Safe travels to those families travelling over the holiday period, and I look forward to seeing you in 2019. The first day of school for students is Wednesday 30 January 2019. Until then, be well and take care.

 

Mr Justin Madigan

Dean of Pastoral Care