Primary School News
Years 5 and 6 have returned refreshed and rejuvenated following two days of adventure in the beautiful surrounds of the Great Aussie Bush Camp. They enjoyed an array of exciting experiences including snorkeling, high ropes, the giant swing, the dual flying fox and rock climbing. They also made their way through an obstacle course, covered in mud! The night time entertainment consisted of a Trivia Night and a night at the movies. A great time was had by all.
It was wonderful to hear the girls talking about how much fun they were having and how much they had learned about themselves. As one student said:
‘I got to spend time with girls I hadn’t met and made lots of new friends. I also did something I never thought I could – the flying fox – it was so much fun!’
It was such a delight to share in this experience with the girls. No doubt you have enjoyed hearing all about their adventures since their return.
Today Year 6 came together to celebrate the gift of leadership in a joyous liturgy. All girls were called to be part of the rich Loreto tradition and to lead by example in the way they live and speak and the choices they make. The girls were called to live out the values of Freedom, Justice, Felicity, Sincerity and Verity.
Year 6 made a promise to pledge their commitment and how they will use their gifts to serve our community and lead the Primary School. They also wrote individual pledges which illustrated how carefully they had thought about this great responsibility. One student, Amelia Shepherd, wrote:
“I pledge that I will always care for our school’s environment and property. I will always push myself and others for our best. I strive to always be a role model in the Primary School. I promise to always display good manners, initiative, integrity and pride. I promise to make fair decisions and never be a barrier to anyone.”
Each girl then came forward to be anointed by Ms Ugonotti and the girls who had been elected to leadership roles were presented with their badges. We concluded the service with a prayer for our Year 6 leaders and a beautiful blessing sung by Stephanie Knox, Olivia Sukari and Bianca Buchanan. Girls and parents then joined together in the Primary School to enjoy a celebratory morning tea.
We have so many talented students here at Loreto Primary. Congratulations to the following girls who have recently achieved great success in their chosen fields.
- At the CIS Awards Evening, Tayla Moore (Year 6) was awarded a CIS Red, the highest achievement awarded to Primary students for her softball successes. Tayla also received the V. M. Medway Award, which is awarded to the most Outstanding Sportsgirl in Primary – essentially CIS nominated Tayla as the most outstanding Primary athlete in NSW in 2019! This is a wonderful achievement, Tayla.
- Eva Cusick (Year 5) represented Loreto at the IPSHA tennis and performed very well.
- Carissa Kidner (Year 5) is a member of the Australian Ballet School Interstate (juniors) program. This week she was invited to compete in the Royal Academy of Dance ‘Joan & Monica Halliday Awards’ for Ballet. Kaitlin Cuthbert (Year 6) also competed in the Royal Academy of Dance ‘Joan & Monica Halliday Awards’ for ballet this week. Both girls performed beautifully.
- Monique Travers (Year 6) gained selection into the State Age Representative Team for Hills Netball. Well done girls!
Hip, hip, hooray to the following birthday girls.
We hope you had a wonderful day!
Cartier, Lucy, Briony & Grace
Friday 6 March
Year 6 Incursion “YLead” Leadership Program
(Please note that Year 6 will be here for the full school day, no early dismissal for Open Day. Early dismissal for Year 5, 12.35pm)
Saturday 7 March
11.00 – 3.00pm
Mrs Maryanne Dwyer