Primary School News

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This week we had the greatly anticipated Principal’s Spelling Bee. There was great excitement and a few nerves as the 30 finalists took to their seats. The girls performed beautifully as the audience cheered them on. The final three spellers: Audrey Kha, Emily Singh and Pavarisa Wen competed for four rounds, spelling word after word until Audrey and Pavarisa became the final two. In the end, there was only one letter between the girls with Audrey Kha winning the title of best speller in the Primary School for 2016. Many thanks to the parents who attended, Ms Watkins, Ms Green, our very well-spoken pronouncer, and to the teachers for supporting the girls through this process and encouraging them to become passionate about words.

Today eight girls were selected to represent Loreto Normanhurst Primary School at the IPSHA Debating Gala Day at Barker College. Saoirse Watkins, Clare Horan, Chloe Mackay and Jessica Webster debated in the affirmative that ‘Homework for Primary School Children Should be Banned.’  Veronica Dodd, Ella McKenzie, Cheri Hui and Brigid Quirk debated in the negative that, ‘The Olympic Games were a waste of money.’

Our girls spoke confidently and put to use the many skills of debating they had learnt over the past few weeks. Congratulations not only to the girls that went to the gala day but all the girls that took part in the debating skills coaching sessions. We hope these budding debaters will continue to debate next year in the secondary school. A special thank you to Ms Brandon, Ms O’Dwyer and the Year 10 girls who gave up their time and shared their wisdom and talent with the girls.


Congratulations to the following girls who received pleasing results in the ICAS Mathematics Assessment:

Year 5

Year 6



Mia Hallinan Sarah Carrozzi
Emily Singh Nicola De Zotti
  Brigid Quirk
  Belle Reid



Ashleigh Chapman Cheri Hui
Molly Hanly Audrey Kha
Abigail Mayer Charlotte McLennan
Jemma Vaughn Saoirse Watkins
Becca Zammit  



Lara  Granelli



Please note that there have been two changes to school calendar dates.  The Primary School Swimming Carnival will now take place on Monday 7 November from 8.45am-1.00pm and the Public Speaking Competition is on Tuesday 8 November from 7.00pm-8.30pm.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday 25 October The Evening of Eminence |  7:00pm – 8:30pm
Thursday 27 October Year 7 2017 Orientation Day
Friday 28 October Year 7 2017 AAS Placement Test
Saturday 29 October Mother/Daughter Dinner – The Epping Club  |  6:15pm – 10:00pm
Tuesday 1 November Year 6 visit to the Uniform Shop to purchase Transition Kit for Year 7
Friday 4 November Year 5 2017 Orientation Day
Monday 7 November Primary School Swimming Carnival |  8:45am – 1:00pm
Tuesday 8 November Public Speaking Competition |  7:00pm – 8:30pm
Wednesday 9 November ‘Loreto’s Got Talent’ auditions


Mrs Maryanne Dwyer

Head of Primary