FACE – Community in Action
Loreto Normanhurst’s Student Growth Model and the FACE curriculum is distinctly part of who we are and what sets us apart from other schools. Community, the “C” in the FACE curriculum is a time when we come together to form and build relationships which enhance a sense of spirit in everything we attempt to do. This was certainly evident at the 2018 Athletics Carnival, where students were challenged to work together to build community and spirit in an atmosphere of healthy competition in various track and field events at Sydney Olympic Park. This year, Maye House were victorious and the following reflection from Eliza and Madeline encapsulates why these days are so significant to your daughter’s holistic education at Loreto Normanhurst.
Maye House – Carnival Success
“This year, Maye House won the Athletics Carnival for the second year in a row and it is safe to say we were all really excited by the result. Maye House is a positive, enthusiastic and supportive community and this really shined on Tuesday 12 June 2018. Every student got into the spirit of the day, with the guidance of our Year 12 leaders, motivating and encouraging everyone to get involved and cheer on their fellow Maye girls as they competed. We had pink spread across the entire Athletics Centre, with girls jumping over poles, sprinting down the straight track and throwing discs in the various events. Everyone competed with enthusiasm, spirit and a touch of competitiveness, and while some shined on the track, others shone in the stands. Throughout the day, the Year 12 students led the House in cheers until their voices disappeared, beating the drums and waving their hands in the air. It could be heard loud and clear, giving the runners an extra boost during their races. Overall it was a fantastic day for the House and entire school community, with the amazing results being the cherry on top for Maye! Thanks to all the girls for giving everything a go and cheering for Maye, we are so proud of your achievements and that of the whole school. Days such as this unite us as one in a spirit of friendly competition and community building.”
Eliza Harvey (Maye House Captain) and Madeline Benton (Maye Sports Leader)
Conversations this week:
|Year 12||Tutor Conversations|
|Year 11||Community Service Conversation with Ms Timmins|
|Year 10||Extra-Curricular Conversation with Mrs Woods|
|Year 9||FNQE Conversation with Ms Watkins and Mr Merchant|
|Year 7/8||Conversations with the advisors|
|Year 9||Far North Queensland Experience||Sunday 5 August – Friday 17 August|
|Year 8 & 9||Year 8 & 9 SRC Community Event||Friday 24 August | 4:00pm – 6:00pm|
At this time of the term we keep Year 12 students in our thoughts and prayers as they commence their Trial HSC Exams. Also, Year 9 students and their team of staff embark on the FNQE program on Sunday and we look forward to the various updates and stories from the girls about their time away.
Mr Justin Madigan
Dean of Pastoral Care