Primary School News

If a book is well written, I always find it too short.

Jane Austen


Book Week Parade – Reading is my secret power

Our Book Week celebrations continued this week with our Book Character Parade this morning.

The Library was transformed into a runway full of delightful and colourful book characters from across the world of literature.  Favourites included characters from the Percy Jackson series, The School for Good and Evil, Where’s Wally, a range of characters from Roald Dahl, many of the Harry Potter characters (especially Hermione Granger) and several from the classics such as little Red Riding Hood and Anne of Green Gables. Even the teachers got into the spirit donning a Harry Potter ensemble.

Parents cheered and clapped as the girls made their way down the runway and prizes were awarded to the best borrowers from each class and the winners of the colouring competition. Thank you to Madame Walton and her team of trusty helpers for a fantastic day.

The past few weeks have been a wonderful celebration of literature and books and the students in the Loreto Primary School have been extremely enthusiastic in displaying their love of reading.


Premier’s Reading Challenge

Congratulations to the following students who have completed this year’s Premier’s Reading Challenge (PRC):

Year 5

Year 6

Mia Basic Amy Bourke
Kaitlin Cuthbert Rose Cunningham
Anna Drake Nicole Del Rio
Amelia Korkor Grace Drake
Isabella Scotti Claudia Gibbons
Amelia Shepherd Olivia Kent
Kristina Taylor Sofia Palermo
Jessica Trovato Grace Parker
Samantha Zahra Lily Sorensen
  Abbey Timmins
  Christiana Vella


The PRC closes on Friday 30 August. Please contact me if you need any assistance with submitting your books online.


Mrs Caroline Walton

Teacher Librarian


Athletics Carnival Results

In the last race of the day, the Primary girls lined the track as the four fastest girls in the Primary School raced to be crowned Queen of the Track. The final honours went to Sofia Storgato in first place with a record breaking time of 13:90 seconds, Hannah Guvlekjian in second place, Patti Boland in third place and Ivy Hain in fourth place. Congratulations to these students for their impressive achievements.

 An astounding number of records were broken this year with Anna Drake from Year 5 taking out the trifecta in the 100m, 800m and 1500m in her age group. As a result of these outstanding performances, we have the largest team who will be competing on Monday 26 August at the IPSHA Athletics Carnival.

Even though it was a very difficult decision to award the Spirit Cup, it gives me great pleasure to announce the enthusiasm and exuberance of Clare House who took it out on the day!

Thank you to, Mr Mulroney and the Sports staff, the House Leaders and the Primary School staff for helping to make the day such a success and to parents for your support and attendance.


The results are as follows:

10 Years Age Champion

Anna Drake (Year 5)

11 Years Age Champion 

Charlotte Symons (Year 5)

12 Years Age Champion

Emily Paterson (Year 6)

Queen of the Track

Sofia Storgato (Year 6)

Spirit Cup


Overall Points




2019 Record Breaking Time of:

Anna Drake (Year 5)

16.45 in the U10 100m

Sofia Storgato (Year 6)

14.50 in the U12 100m

Veronica Day (Year 5)

35.88 in the U10 200m

Anna Drake (Year 5)

3:27.29 in the U10 800m

Anna Drake (Year 5)

7:16.07 in the U10 1500m

Charlotte Symons (Year 5)

6:42.66 in the U11 1500m

Aoife Berry (Year 6)

6:39.84 in the U12 1500m

Tayla Moore (Year 5)

9.28m in the U11 Shot Put

Tayla Moore (Year 5)

25.24m in the U11 Discus

Emily Paterson (Year 6)

21.96 in the U12 Discus

Veronica Day (Year 5)

1:05.56 in the Open 4x100m Relay

Patricia Boland (Year 5)

1:05.56 in the Open 4x100m Relay

Sofia Storgato (Year 6)

1:05.56 in the Open 4x100m Relay

Stephanie Wilkins (Year 6)

1:05.56 in the Open 4x100m Relay

Sofia Storgato (Year 6)

13:90 in the Open Invitational 100m


Next week we have our first team competing at the NSW RoboCup Open Competition. This will be a wonderful opportunity for the girls to showcase their technological talents. We wish the team good luck.


Mrs Maryanne Dwyer

Head of Primary