Pastoral Care

Student Council success

Student life can be edifying and uplifting, complicated and confusing, and is punctuated with excitement and also moments of disappointment. This week was one which would have been filled with mixed emotions for our Year 11 students as the new Student leaders on the Student Council were announced.

Some students were successful, however, others who nominated missed out. What makes student life so interesting is the ability, and the willingness for students, to take risks, step up and apply for something with the knowledge that there may be disappointment in the end. Moments like this are learning ones which can result in opportunities regardless of success or disappointment.

There was much joy and excitement when Ms Ugonotti announced to the School community the 2019/2020 Student leaders. We congratulate all of Year 11 and in particular the following students on their new leadership roles.

Position

 
School Captain Phillipa Studdert
School Vice-Captain Maria Treacy
Boarding Captain Isabella Price
Boarding Vice-Captain Eliza Harley

Extra-curricular Captains

 
Academic Activities Maanya Maini
Communication/SRC     Jaya Reddy
Creative Arts   Ruihuan (Helena) Liu
Liturgy Sarah Scott
Music Sophie Andreou
Performing Arts Gabriella Sposari
Social Justice Luka Swain
Sport Greta Kraszula

House Captains

 
Aston   Molly Carter
Barry Emma Davies
Kendall Lily Martin
Kuring-gai Nicola Sherwood
Maye   Bernice O’Brien
Mornane Madeline Playford
Mulhall Abby Hartshorne
Ward   Mia Circosta

 

Year 7 & 8 Holistic Plenaries – Term 3

Holistic Plenary Meetings are an important part of a student’s learning at Loreto Normanhurst.  These are 20 minute meetings which provide an opportunity for your daughter to reflect on her overall learning and growth, naming achievements, challenges and goals with her parents and her Advisor.  These Plenaries will occur for Year 7 & 8 Parents from  Monday 19 – Thursday 22 August and from Monday 26 – Thurs 29 August. Parents are required to make ONE appointment only per student in order  to meet with your daughter’s Advisor.

These bookings are made through our PTO system which will open to parents on Tuesday 6 August. Parents will receive an email next week with details of login procedures and instructions.

We thank you for taking the time to attend the plenaries in order to support your daughter in her holistic growth.

 

Upcoming School Events

 Year 12 HSC Trials – Until Monday 19 August 2019

Year 9 FNQE Program – From Sunday 4 August to Friday 16 August

Year 11 – Road Safety Presentation on Wednesday 14 August from 11.55am to 1pm

 

SchoolTV  

     

SchoolTV is a digital resource for parents to assist in navigating your way through the challenges of modern-day parenting. Every month, Dr Michael Carr-Gregg introduces a new topic and interviews specialists  to offer their advice. Information is presented in bite-size pieces that you can watch and read anywhere at any time on any device.  Click the SchoolTV image to access the website. Please bookmark for easy access in the future. 

 

This week we say goodbye to Year 12 and Year 9 for the next few weeks as they embark on two very important milestones in their school lives. For Year 12, they have commenced their Trial HSC examinations and on Sunday, Year 9 head off on their FNQ experience. We keep the girls in our thoughts and prayers over the coming weeks. Last Friday evening, Year 10 danced the night away at their dinner dance at The Epping Club. There was lots of good music, photographs and conversation had by all and I am sure you will enjoy looking at some of the photos taken from the evening in the gallery below.

 

Please feel free to contact me via email if you have any questions.

 

Mr Justin Madigan

Dean of Pastoral Care