Primary School News
Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.
On Thursday, 10th November, the Primary School Vocal Group, ‘Vibrant Voices’ presented a concert for the residents at Adventist Care in Mt Pleasant Avenue. They had worked very hard, rehearsing at lunch times to provide a program that featured some popular songs as well as some solo items. Madeleine Campbell (Year 6) sang ‘When You Wish Upon a Star’ and Cheri Hui played a Brahms Hungarian Dance on the Piano as well as being featured on the violin with the choir singing ‘Fiddle I Fee’.
They performed to a very appreciative audience and also had a chance at the conclusion to interact with the residents.
Vibrant Voices is conducted by Mrs Helen McIntyre and they were accompanied on the piano by Ms Alice Hanna. The girls were a great credit to the school and they performed with great enthusiasm.
Mrs Kim Irik
Head of Music
Charlie’s Cute Cups and Accessories were amazingly lucky to win the Club Kidpreneur competition this year. Elyse Stephens (5R), Charlotte Joseph (5A), and Cheri Hui (6H) won a trip to Moose Toys in Melbourne and participated in an internship, learning all about designing, advertising and licensing products to market worldwide. Loreto Normanhurst Primary was one of just seven schools to win the prize this year (along with a new computer and 3D scanner and printer for the school). The girls teamed up with other students from across Australia in the, ‘Shopkins’ challenge. The room was a hive of activity all day and the girls were very excited to share in this experience.
‘I enjoyed the Melbourne Kidpreneur trip as it filled me with inspiration and enlightenment into the secretly difficult life of entrepreneurs all around the world. My favourite part was when we learnt all about product licensing in the real world.’
‘I really enjoyed Melbourne, it was amazing and would love to do it again. I would love to work at Moose and design toys.’
‘In Melbourne we visited the Moose toy headquarters on our second day. We were taught to design a new Shopkins toy and its packaging. We also made a pitch video in groups and we were presented with certificates and prize bags. It was an amazing trip.’
The girls were a credit to the school and they conducted themselves beautifully. Thank you to Mrs Suzie Joseph for accompanying us to Melbourne, to Ms Margie Raymond for her drive and initiative introducing Kidpreneur to the Primary School and to Mrs Dwyer for supporting all our students and staff throughout the Kidpreneur program. We had a wonderful time!
Ms Lauren Hislop
Primary School Teacher
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 10 finalists whose acts ranged from singing, piano, dancing and drumming. It was an extremely difficult decision for the judges but in the end Keely O’Sullivan placed third with a delightful tap routine, Lilya Ragg placed second singing, ‘Love Yourself,’ by Justin Bieber and Maddi Campbell came first with a beautiful rendition of, ‘Quiet,’ from the musical Matilda. Thank you to Ms Watkins, Ms Ugonotti, Mrs Stooke and the parents for their attendance.
OSH Club Holiday Program
|Tuesday 29 November||Primary School Open Classrooms | 9.00am-10.30am – To be followed by Parent Morning Tea with the Primary Students|
|Friday 2 December||Year 6 Graduation Liturgy/Assembly/Lunch | 11.00am-1.30pm|
|Thursday 8 December||Primary School Awards Ceremony | 11.00am-12.00pm|
|Whole School Christmas Liturgy | 1.25pm-3.00pm|
|Last Day of Term 4 for Students|
Ms Maryanne Dwyer
Head of Primary