Primary School News

Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.

J.M Barrie

Over the last couple of weeks, Primary School students have been displaying their talents for the heats and semi-finals of Loreto’s Got Talent and today we witnessed  amazing performances of skill and ability during the finals. Congratulations to all the girls who auditioned and displayed their enthusiasm and courage.

There were 12 finalists whose acts ranged from singing, instrumental pieces, dancing and acting. It was an extremely difficult decision for the judges but in the end Lucy Harrison placed third with an amazing rendition of Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen, Lucia Van Der Heiden and Annabelle Hartley placed second with an energetic acrobatics and jazz routine and Avery Benbow took out first place in an amazing dramatisation of Toad from Toad Hall.

 

Here are some reflections from the audience:

“Sofia Palermo’s performance was fantastic. She sang an Italian song, which was amazing.”

Jessica Lenehan, Year 6

 

“All the dancers were very interesting and showed amazing skill. “

Ava Basic, Year 6

 

“I loved everybody’s act but I especially loved the singing voices and drama acts. I loved Avery’s Wind in the Willows performance because it was really funny and she memorised so many lines. “

Eleanor Low, Year 6

 

“I liked to see all the different talents people had. They all tried really hard and it was fun to watch.”

Katherine Pennington,  Year 5

 

“My favourite was Lucia and Annabelle. I was really impressed by their ability to do back-flips and walkovers. Their dance inspired me to have a go at dancing.”

Archella Zalm, Year 6

 

“I loved how everyone gave it a go and tried their best. I liked how Sarah Zammit used the paint to show she was a warrior. This gave her performance a ‘wow’ factor and made it really believable.”

Christiana Vella, Year 5

 

“I really enjoyed all the amazing performances and how they took their time to prepare so that they could perform to the best of their ability.”

Emma O’Brien,  Year 5

 

Thank you to Miss Scoines and Isobelle Humphries, the Performing Arts Captain for judging and to Ms Watkins, Ms Ugonotti, Ms Kearns and Mrs Parker and parents for their attendance.

 

2018 Vinnies Christmas Hamper Appeal

We have a proud tradition of giving generously to the Vinnies Christmas Hamper Appeal. The collection will run until Thursday 6 December, Week 8. With 2.2 million people currently living below the poverty line in Australia including over half a million children, your donation allows the St Vincent de Paul Society to provide more than immediate help; it provides something much more valuable – the opportunity for a better life.

Christmas Hamper ideas

(All donations are to be non-perishable.)

  • Biscuits
  • Crackers
  • Snack food (chips, pretzels, popcorn)
  • Christmas chocolate and lollies
  • Tinned fruit
  • Christmas desserts
  • Christmas decorations (bon bons)
  • Drinks (cordial, soft drinks, juice, tea and coffee)

Back to school pack ideas           

  • Pencil cases
  • Notebooks
  • Pens, pencils, textas, crayons
  • School bags
  • Lunch boxes and drink bottles

These packs can be distributed by Vinnies to families experiencing disadvantage to help relieve some of the financial pressure that can come with the start of a new school year.

All donations are much appreciated and go a long way to helping those in need. 

 

We are looking forward to the Mothers & Daughters Christmas Creations this Saturday from 2.00pm-4.30pm in the Primary School Cola.

 

Mrs Maryanne Dwyer

Head of Primary