Primary School News

Primary School News

Loreto Normanhurst Extended Day Program

Last week 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, which will be offered to students from Years 5 to  9 in  2020, please  click here.  Please access the Application Form here.  If you have any questions, please email

Swimming Carnival

On Thursday the Primary School Swimming Carnival took place. It was an exciting day with great participation, incredible swimming, rousing war cries and wonderful House spirit. It was also a time for student leadership and it was pleasing to see our House Leaders performing their roles so capably. Thank you to Mrs Wood, Mr Mulroney, the Sports Department and parents for their invaluable support.

The overall House Cup was won by Dorothea and the Spirit Cup was won by Benedicta. Congratulations to our age champions – Chloe Winterton, 10 year age champion, Charlotte Horbach, 11 year age champion, and Zara Miller, 12 year age champion.  The hotly contested 100m invitational saw the fastest eight swimmers in the Primary school thrashing it out with Zara Miller taking out first place (by a finger tip) and the title of Queen of the Pool.   

IPSHA Speakers’ Challenge

“On Thursday 14 November we  participated in the IPSHA Speakers’ Challenge. It was really exciting and challenging. The lead up to it was engaging and when preparing our speeches, we had a number of speed bumps to overcome. In the end we made it and we both think we  did extremely well. 

The topic ‘Re-imagine’ tested our abilities as the topic was different but also similar to ‘imagine.’ We needed to think of something original and entertaining.

There were many students from different schools there and we were split into 11 rooms for the first round. There were around 9-10 people in each room and the winner from each room went to the final round. In the final round the competitors had to do their speeches and also prepare and present their impromptu speech on the topic ‘A simple life.’ 

There was one winner chosen from the final round and we both congratulated her. We both think she was a capable winner and was amazing on the day.

The day was fun and energetic and we both loved it very much!”

Josephine Milkins and Kaitlin Cuthbert, Year 5

ICAS English & ICAS Writing

Congratulations to the following girls for their excellent results in the ICAS English and Writing Competitions.


Merit Credit Distinction High Distinction
Sophia Singh Hannah Kent Ava Hallinan Ruby Harrison
Isabella Scotti Emily Fairbairn Amelia Shepherd Abbey Timmins
Sofia Bartucciotto Zoe Kha Madeleine Grindon-Ekins  
Elina Degani Monique Travers Rosemary O’Brien  
Lucy McKenna Rose Cunningham    
Stephanie Wilkins Sofia Palermo    
Sarah Zammit      



Merit Credit Distinction High Distinction
Sofia Bartucciotto Charlotte Barnett Kaitlin Cuthbert Elina Degani
Aoife Berry Sophia Singh Emily Fairbairn  
Sofia Palermo Monique Travers Ava Hallinan  
  Rose Cunningham Hannah Kent  
  Lucy McKenna Nicole Del Rio  
    Rosemary O’Brien  


Outstanding Sporting Success

Tayla Moore from Year 5 recently competed at the Australian All Schools National Softball Championships. The championships were held at Blacktown International Sports Centre with teams from QLD, SA, ACT, VIC and NSW competing. The NSW Team went through the competition undefeated, with only one draw to QLD 2-2. Tayla played in over 90% of the games and was the pitcher for about 70% of that time – which is extraordinary given she was the youngest member of the team. She batted very well also with three home runs for the championships. Congratulations Tayla, you are a sporting star!


The HOPE Project

The Primary School is happy to partner with CatholicCare and the HOPE Program this Christmas. The HOPE Program supports vulnerable young mothers with a gift hamper for themselves and their baby. The program provides one-on-one support to young women aged 16-25 who are pregnant or have a child under the age of two who have complex needs such as homelessness, mental health or a history of abuse or trauma.

We are hoping to create 26 gift hampers, each with a present for the mother and baby.

Please click the link for more information on the program.

Upcoming Events

Saturday 23 November

Primary School Christmas Creations


Wednesday 27 November Year 5 Leadership Speeches
Friday 29 November

Year 6 Final Liturgy, Assembly & Lunch


Thursday 5 December

Primary School Awards Ceremony

9.30 – 10.30


We are looking forward to seeing mums and daughters for the Christmas Creations tomorrow in the Primary School COLA.


Mrs Maryanne Dwyer

Head of Primary