Primary School

Last Friday, we had the highly anticipated Principal’s Spelling Bee. There was great excitement and a few nerves as the 30 finalists took to their seats. The girls performed with confidence as the audience cheered them on. The final three spellers: Trinity Hanna, Carina Wen and Evie Byrne-Fister fought it out for the final places. In the end, Evie won the title of best speller, Carina in second place and Trinity  in third place. Many thanks to our special guest Ms Ugonotti, to Ms Bateman, our very well-spoken pronouncer, and to the teachers for supporting the girls through this process and encouraging them to become passionate about words.

Spelling Bee Finalists:

Jessica Trovato Charlize Smyth Carina Wen
Stephanie Drummond Sophia Singh Kristina Taylor
Olivia Sukari Stephanie Knox Allegra Xiberras
Zoe Kha Ashley Merhi Isabel Marks
Tayla Moore Emily Nguyen Evangeline Byrne-Fister
Ava Carroll Sana Shah Annie Goodall
Lara Vuckovic Elizabeth Pennington Daisy Manassen
Alyssa Bouchahine Lola Rahme Gabriella Connell
Grace Delaney Audrey Esgate Trinity Hanna
Portia Rowland-Stefanic Rachel Antony Isla Gooley

 

News from the Primary School Library 

Write a book in a day

Write a Book in a Day (WABIAD) is a creative writing competition in which teams plan, write, edit and illustrate a story in just one day. The competition is organised by The Kids’ Cancer Project and raises funds for research. Completed books are distributed to children in hospitals across Australia. 

This year, 23 Primary School students competed in the WABIAD challenge. The students were:  

Year 5 Year 6

Lucinda Durston

Ava Carroll

Lara Vuckovic

Alyssa Bouchahine

Portia Rowland-Stefanic

Amelia Moyes

Annie Goodall

Gabriella Connell

Emily Nguyen

Isabella Scotti

Monique Travers

Jessica Trovato

Amelia Shepherd

Stephanie Knox

Isabel Marks

Ava Hallinan

Anna Cabuil

Amelia Korkor

Zoe Kha

Evangeline Byrne-Fister

Ashley Merhi

Emily Fairbairn

 

We decided to extend this opportunity to all students in the Primary School and so the girls have been working in teams to create books during library lessons this term.  The completed books will be showcased in the LRC later in the year. 

​Congratulations to all students for your participation. As well as displaying your great joy and creativity, you have each shown your dedication, excellent collaborative skills and resilience under pressure. 

 

BOOK WEEK 

Our Book Week celebrations this year began with our Author Visit (R.A. Spratt) last term and have continued into this term with our modified Book Character Dress-Up and Book Week Guessing Competition.   

The students and staff enjoyed some drama presentations by Year 6 students followed by photographic shoots of the wonderful assortment of book characters.  Congratulations to all students and parents for your efforts creating such amazing character outfits. 

The winners of the Book Week Guessing Competition will be presented next week and will select their prizes from the Scholastic Book Catalogue. 

 

PREMIER’S READING CHALLENGE 

A total of 80 students will be receiving their certificates at the end of Term 4, including a number who will be receiving special awards.  

Gold Certificates: (Year 6) Kaitlin Cuthbert, Zoe Kha and Emily Nguyen.

Platinum Certificates: (Year 6) Mia Basic, Emily Fairbairn, Talia Nicholson, Isabella Scotti, Amelia Shepherd, Sophia Singh and Carina Wen. 

 

Mrs Caroline Walton 

Teacher Librarian 

 

Primary Christmas Creations

At this time of the year, we would usually be looking forward to hosting Primary Mothers and Daughters for a Christmas Creations Afternoon to build a Gingerbread House. Unfortunately, we are unable to host parents onsite this year for this event, but all is not completely lost! We are still providing the opportunity to purchase Gingerbread House Kits so the whole family can join in on the fun at home.

Kits are $35 and include a gingerbread house, royal icing, cake board, cellophane and ribbon. All you need to do is provide lollies to personalise your creations.

Reserve your Gingerbread House Kit here.

Bookings need to be completed by Tuesday 3  November and kits will be sent home with your daughter on Friday 20  November.

Since we are unable to view your fantastic creations in person this year, we would love it if you could share photos of  your family building your gingerbread house and your finished creation. Please send your photos to news@loretonh.nsw.edu.au. (Supplied photos  may appear on social media, the website or in the school newsletter.)

Click HERE for the invitation.

Click HERE to book your kit.

 

Happy Birthday

Hip, hip, hooray to the following birthday girls.  We hope you had a wonderful day!

Stephanie, Kate, Anna and Lara

 

Events

Tuesday 3 November                   Year 6 visit Uniform Shop for transition kit

Thursday 12 November             Year 5 and  Year 7 Orientation 2021

Friday 13 November                      Loreto’s Got Talent Final

 

Mrs Maryanne Dwyer

Head of Primary