Primary School News
In Term 1 this year, Year 6 created beautiful dresses which they painted using fabric paint in a range of vibrant colours and markings. Their designs were intended to reflect the patterns created by micro-organisms. Students explored images of different micro-organisms and selected their favourites to recreate on their garments. On Wednesday, the girls were invited to pay a special visit to the Senior School assembly to showcase their gorgeous Wearable Art. Feeling nervous and excited, they paraded up the aisle between the senior school students and onto the stage – much to the delight of many of the oldetr students who shared the same experience when they were in Year 6. To an enthusiastic round of applause, they returned to the Primary School, happy to finally be able to take their creations home. Congratulations to Ms Ellen Kozakiewicz, Visual Arts teacher, for her amazing teaching and guidance that enabled the girls to create such incredible works of art!
Loreto’s Got Talent
Over the past 2 weeks the Primary School has witnessed an amazing array of skill and ability during the heats, semi-finals and finals of Loreto’s Got Talent. Congratulations to all of the girls who auditioned and displayed their enthusiasm and courage.
There were 13 finalists whose acts ranged from singing, dancing and stirring musical items. It was an extremely difficult decision for the judges but in the end Zoe Kha placed third, playing Hungarian Number 5 on the piano; musical trio, Sofia Palermo, Christiana Vella and Catherine Sun placed second with a song by Imagine Dragons, and Lucy McKenna came first with a dazzling dance routine. Thank you to our skilled judges Mrs Cesamolo, Mrs Trethewey and Mrs Butterfield and Ms Osbourne for attending today, to the parents for their support and of course to the girls for showcasing their amazing talent.
EXTDAY@LNH (Extended Day at Loreto Normanhurst)
On Thursday an email was sent to parents of day students from Years 5 to 9, about an exciting new program to be introduced in Term 1 2020. EXTDAY@LNH is an after school program intended to meet the needs of families and improve individual student growth. For more information about the program, please click here. If you would like to apply, please refer to the application form sent with the email. If you have any questions, please email EXTDAY@loretonh.nsw.edu.au.
SchoolTV Special Report: Eco-Anxiety
Due to recent media coverage on events relating to impending environmental disasters, SchoolTV believes it is important to understand the effects this can have on children. Anecdotal reports suggest that children of all ages, even pre-schoolers, are being treated by healthcare professionals for what is now termed as ’eco-anxiety’.
‘Eco-anxiety’ is anxiety related to ecological disasters or threats to the natural environment such as pollution and climate change. Almost everyday, the media reports on extreme weather events such as record temperatures, forest fires or melting ice caps. Although this is raising awareness, it is also instilling fear. Adults and caregivers have a responsibility to instil hope and give children a clear vision for a positive future. Discussing the known facts and engaging them in conversations about how they feel, can often diffuse their anxiety. It is important to reassure them and emphasise what countries and individuals are doing to help curb the effects of climate change.
In this Special Report, parents and caregivers will be encouraged to have positive conversations with their children in the hope of dispelling their fears.
Hip, hip, hooray!
Happy birthday to Mia Basic. We hope you had a wonderful day!
|Monday 18 November||Year 5 2020 and new Year 6 2020 Holistic Plenaries|
|Tuesday 19 November||Year 5 2020 and new Year 6 2020 Holistic Plenaries|
|Thursday 21 November||
Primary School Swimming Carnival
|Saturday 23 November||
Primary School Christmas Creations
|Wednesday 27 November||Year 5 Leadership Speeches|
|Friday 29 November||
Year 6 Final Liturgy, Assembly & Lunch
Mrs Maryanne Dwyer
Head of Primary