Pastoral Care

Light Entertainment

The purpose of Light Entertainment is to provide students with the opportunity to showcase their talents in Drama, Dance and Music in a community setting. It is open to all students in Years 7 to 11 with the winning performance being further showcased at the annual Music Festival in Term One.

The students need to integrate the three disciplines of dance, drama and live music into their creative performance. The performance needs to engage and entertain the audience and illustrate the capacity for all the performers to be involved in the act.

Light Entertainment brings the eight House communities together, bound by the common pursuit of creativity, collaboration, performance and fun. It promises to be a wonderful community event.

I thank the students for their drive and leadership of the program. In particular, Gabriella Sposari, Performing Arts Captain and the following Performing Arts House Leaders for their stewardship of the program: Zana Watson, Faith Zalm, Maddison Pauly, Stephanie Pan, Emma Lorimer, Georgia Fenech, Annabelle Mitchell and Isabella Tziolis.

The 2019 theme for Light Entertainment is The Neverending Story. Gabriella envisioned this as the idea that we each have our own narrative to share and that there is a cycle of continuous stories that allows each of us to consider the current phase of our lives, reflect on the previous chapters and anticipate the ventures to come. Gabriella’s hope was that the Performing Arts Leaders could bring their House members together as we learn from the past, appreciate the present and express hope for the future.

The Performing Arts Leaders from each House have devised their story, choreographed an energetic and spirited routine based on this theme and been busy for the past six weeks imparting their vision to the girls in their House – teaching the routine to everyone, from the most talented dancers to those who are beginners. It is a wholly inclusive event that brings the community together. The laughter, camaraderie and joyful spirit have been evident as music has echoed around the halls of Loreto Normanhurst during Wednesday and Friday lunch breaks.

Congratulations must go to the eight Performing Arts Leaders for their tremendous vision and creativity.

A massive thanks also goes to: Ms Anna-lea Russo and Mrs Casey Scoines from the Drama department for their guidance on all things theatrical, performance and their general showmanship; Mr Victor McGee, Mr Mitchell Hughes and Mr Roberto Jorquera, along with the students on the AV team, for their skilful manipulation of the technical requirements of the day; the eight Heads of House for their coordination and supervision of rehearsals and their invaluable support of their Performing Arts Leaders.

We look forward to the Light Entertainment Assembly which will be held next Wednesday 4 December 2019.

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Swimming Carnival

Congratulations to all involved in the Swimming Carnival held on Wednesday. It was a day to celebrate the talent of students in the pool and to embrace House spirit in the stands. The colourful displays of various themes were a visual delight and the constant cheering resonated around the pool deck. Congratulations to the House Sport Leaders and House Captains for organising their girls to compete, to dress up and to sustain the cheering in what was a wonderful day of community building and spirit.

Christmas Blessings

The Pastoral Team would like to take this opportunity to wish the Loreto Normanhurst School community a very Merry Christmas, filled with love, joy and happy memories. Savour spending this special time with loved ones and take the opportunity to relax after what has been a very productive and successful 2019. We wish everyone a Happy New Year and look forward to embarking with you on the adventures of 2020, when we return from our summer vacation.

 

Mrs Beth Nairn

Acting Dean of Pastoral Care

 

Upcoming events

Week 8  
Monday 2 December SRC Christmas Cup
Wednesday 4 December Light Entertainment Assembly
Thursday 5 December Awards Ceremony