Primary School News
The girls have spent the term learning about our rich Loreto story and this week we visited the Bush Cemetery. Led by Mrs Libby Parker, Director of Mission, the girls took in the sights, sounds and sense of wonder in the surroundings. They were so moved to see the head stones of Mother Benedicta and Mother Dorothea, who are two of the sisters the Primary School Houses are named after. After Mrs Parker told them the stories of the Loreto sisters, the girls asked many interesting questions. They also had the opportunity to sketch the beautiful surroundings. Emily Saliba, Year 6, summed up the experience, “I really enjoyed spending time in this sacred place. I felt happy to know that all of these special Loreto nuns are together.”
This term in Visual Arts, Year 6 students have been asked to take a really close look at the world around them as inspiration for their artmaking. Aligned with their current Science unit ‘Marvellous Microorganisms’, the girls have researched microscopic views of bacteria, viruses and DNA to create their individual fabric designs. These patterns have been inspired by the artworks of artists such as Sue Benner, David Goodsell, Fernan Federici and Martin Oeggerli as well as fashion designer Emilio Pucci. After learning some colour theory students have begun painting their designs onto their dresses and will complete them in Term 2. The girls will model their fabulous finished pieces of wearable art in a fashion parade during a whole school assembly later in the year.
Throughout the term students have been continuing to develop their basic Fundamental Movement Skills through a variety of fun games, activities and techniques. These activities encourage and maximise participation with a strong focus on communication, cooperation and decision making as well as developing individual skills.
Year 5 students have been developing their competence and confidence in a broad range of games, sports and physical activities. Students have been introduced to the skills needed to participate in events held at an Athletics Carnival. The focus being on skill development and participation rather than competition.
Year 6 students have been focusing on developing their technical understanding of athletic activities. They have learnt how to set targets and improve their performance in a range of running, jumping and throwing activities. – Ms Melanie Mayer, Primary PE Specialist
Good luck to the girls who have been selected to represent Loreto at the upcoming IPSHA Cross Country Carnival to be held this Saturday at The King’s School.
Please see the OSH Club Vacation Care Brochure here.
Mrs Maryanne Dwyer
Head of Primary