Primary School News
“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.”
A warm welcome back to all our families. We hope you all had a wonderful break and are feeling refreshed and renewed for the term ahead. The girls are already busily working away and embracing the exciting learning opportunities that have been planned.
On Wednesday evening the Primary School Parent Dinner took place. This was a fabulous opportunity to reconnect and continue to form those close connections that will only strengthen as the year’s go by. We all sat down to a delicious dinner, kindly prepared by Chartwells. A lot of laughter and conversation ensued as the night progressed and it was wonderful to hear how well the girls have settled in and are enjoying their time in the Primary School. It is an absolute pleasure to work with your girls every day and we look forward to sharing the exciting learning journey that is to come. Thank you to Ms Ugonotti, Mrs Kovacs, Ms Parker, Mrs Osborne, Mrs Maunsell, Ms Paraino and the wonderful Primary School team for their attendance on this very special night.
Primary School Strings
This new ensemble is open to students currently learning the violin, viola, cello or double bass who are able to read music notation. The aim of the ensemble is to experience making music in a group while developing ensemble, reading and listening skills.
When: Friday mornings, beginning Week 2, from 7:45-8:15am
Where: Room 53, the Music Room in the corner of the Main Quad (across from the Primary School Music Room).
Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions regarding the ensemble.
Mrs Helen McIntyre
We welcome Archella Zalm who has joined Year 5 this term and is settling in well. Mrs Polly Drezins has decided to take up another opportunity and has resigned from her position as Learning Enrichment teacher. Mrs Kathryn Trethewey and Mrs Suzanne Nash, both very experienced teachers who are well known to the girls, will be taking up this position as a job share arrangement. We warmly welcome them to the Loreto Normanhurst Community.
On our return to school we came together to commemorate Anzac Day. It was a beautiful ceremony led by the Year 12 students. When the girls returned to class Phoebe Locke and Lara Granelli from Year 6 were so moved by the service that they penned this beautiful poem.
Rest in Peace
You had a very tough fight,
To make things right.
You may have been nervous,
But we love your service.
No fresh air,
But you did it because you care.
You used a gun,
Until it was done.
You may not have energy,
But you will treasure that magical memory.
You were all very brave,
Even though you may have ended up in the grave.
When you said Good Bye,
Everyone thought you were going to die.
You never decided to run,
You just pulled the trigger on the gun.
Our population did decrease,
All I want to say is Rest in Peace.
By Lara Granelli and Phoebe Locke – 6H
Mrs Maryanne Dwyer
Head of Primary