Making a difference in our community
I would like to share an email I received this week from Robyn Monro Miller, CEO, Kids Giving Back:
“I write to advise that students from your school were participating in community volunteering programs at Kids Giving Back (during the school holidays).
The contribution of your students has resulted in over 3700 meals and resources being prepared and distributed during the December/January school holiday period. Your students have undertaken these opportunities in their leisure time and program facilitators have been unanimous in their praise for the enthusiasm and engagement of all our young volunteers. 11 charities were assisted as a result of their work which supports the homeless and vulnerable in the community.
The following Year 6 students participated in one or more of our programs during these school holidays: Kate Fox-Smith, Audrey Esgate and Isabella Moretti.”
Congratulations girls, we are so very proud of your willingness to give of your time to improve the lives of others. You are young women of action, in the service of others – true Loreto girls!
Year 6 Leadership Liturgy
On Wednesday, Year 6 came together to celebrate the gift of leadership in a joyous Year 6 Leadership Liturgy. All students were called to be part of the rich Loreto tradition and to lead by example in the way they live and speak and the choices they make. The girls were called to live out the values of Freedom, Justice, Felicity, Sincerity and Verity.
Year 6 made a promise to pledge their commitment and explained how they will use their gifts to serve our community and lead the Primary School. They also wrote individual pledges which illustrated how carefully they had thought about this great responsibility. As one student said, “I strive to always be a role model in the Primary School. I promise to always display good manners, initiative, integrity, and pride. I promise to make fair decisions and never be a barrier to anyone.”
Each student then came forward to receive a blessing from Ms Ugonotti and the girls who had been elected to leadership roles were presented with their badges. We concluded the service with a prayer for our Year 6 leaders. The girls then joined together in the Primary School COLA to enjoy a celebratory morning tea.
Introducing our Primary School Leaders – Portia and Daisy
“As the Semester 1 Primary School leaders for 2021, we were wanting to introduce ourselves to the Loreto Normanhurst community. Our names are Portia Rowland-Stefanic and Daisy Manassen, and we are both in 6S. We feel privileged to have been elected to represent the Loreto Normanhurst Primary School.
As leaders we will strive to show kindness, positivity, encouragement, and hopefulness. We will display the value of felicity by demonstrating our optimistic thinking towards all areas of our lives and sharing good humour with our peers. Following in Mary Ward’s footsteps, we endeavour to show open circles using inclusivity to spread cheerfulness throughout this school.
Running Assemblies, The Great Aussie Bush Camp, and playing music at recess are all events we are enthusiastic about participating in. We both look forward to helping every member of the wider Loreto Normanhurst community and getting to know them better. Helping the Year 5 students, showing them the ropes and making them feel comfortable in their new school is also something we hope to achieve.”
Portia Rowland-Stefanic & Daisy Manassen
Hip, hip, hooray to the following birthday girls:
|Monday 15 February||Year 5 and 6 ‘Cyber Safety’ Incursion, 11.30-12.30pm|
|Thursday 18 February||AAS Catch Up Test|
|Wednesday 24 February||Primary School departs for the Great Aussie Bush Camp, 8.30am|
|Friday 26 February||Primary School returns from the Great Aussie Bush Camp, 3.00pm|
Mrs Maryanne Dwyer
Head of Primary