Primary School News

Today we celebrated our Year 6 transition into the high school with a beautiful Graduation Liturgy and final Assembly. Ms Ugonotti presented the girls with their Graduation certificates and each girl received a copy of ‘Anne of Green Gables,’ by Lucy Maud Montgomery. This story is centred on a strong female character who I hope will serve as a reminder to the girls to go after their dreams, be courageous, stand up for what they believe in and always remember that connection and belonging is something to be treasured.

Year 6 had some advice to share with Year 5, which included making lots of friends and having fun but the most important piece of advice was not to leave their work until the last minute because it is way too stressful! The assembly ended with Year 6 presenting the Primary School with a beautiful collaborative artwork which they had made under the expert guidance of Miss Ellen Kozakiewicz. The girls performed, ‘Unwritten,’ by Natasha Bedingfield followed by an iMovie created by Ms Ball and Ms Speter which highlighted the many magical experiences throughout the year and ended with photos of the girls in Kindergarten and now in Year 6. There was barely a dry eye in the house.

Following the Assembly was a celebratory lunch, including a delicious cake which was greatly enjoyed by all.

Thank you to Ms Ugonotti, Ms Kearns, Mrs Long, Mrs Parker, Ms Osborne, Mrs Byrne and the Primary School teachers, parents and friends for their attendance at what was a joyous event.

 

Leadership Speeches

After a week of inspiring speeches, I am pleased to announce that the School Leaders for Semester 1 2020 are as follows;

School Leaders 

Evangeline Byrne-Fister

Monique Travers

Benedicta House Leaders

Clare House Leaders

Dorothea House Leaders

Anna Drake

Sophia Singh

Talia Nicholson

Charlotte Symons

Charlotte Horbach

Patricia Boland

 

The girls will receive their badges early next year at the Year 6 Leadership Liturgy.

 

ICAS Mathematics

Congratulations to the following girls for their excellent results in the ICAS Mathematics Competition.

Merit

Credit

Distinction

Olivia Sukari Emily Fairbairn Emily Nguyen
Carina Wen Zoe Kha Catherine Sun
Rose Cunningham Isabella Scotti Christiana Vella
Nicole Del Rio Sophia Singh  
Ruby Harrison Amelia Shepherd  
  Abbey Timmins  
  Sarah Zammit  
     

 

Hip, hip, hooray to the following birthday girls. 

We hope you have a wonderful day!

Charlotte Barnett  Katherine Pennington    Chloe Stout                      Christiana Vella              
Sidney Dixon   India Schultz   Olivia Sukari                     Sarah Zammit                 
Claudia Gibbons  Sophia Singh                    Indiana Thom                   
Ivy Hain  Lily Sorenson                   Stephanie Wilkins            
Leah Kebblewhite  Milly Stone                       Zara Wilson                       

 

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.

 

As the year draws to a close, I wish you a joyous Christmas vacation and a peaceful New Year.

I leave you with this prayer.

God of wisdom,
we thank you
for all the gifts you have given us
throughout this school year.
We praise you for giving us life,
for saving us in Christ,
and for choosing us to be your people.
As we come to the end of this school year,
we voice our gratitude
for the good things you have done in us,
and we praise you for all who have shared
in the work of this school.
We ask you to bless them in your love
and give them refreshment and peace.
We praise you, God,
through Jesus Christ, our Lord,
who lives and reigns forever and ever.

Amen.

 

With felicitous thanks for a wonderful year,

 

Mrs Maryanne Dwyer

Head of Primary

 

Upcoming Events

Thursday 5 December Primary School Awards Ceremony
9.30 – 10.30