Primary School News

Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.

 Albert Einstein


It was lovely to see so many parents at the Science Fair this week. The girls in Year 5 had been working very hard all term and were excited to showcase their learning in the integrated unit looking at animal survival in the modern era and the actions we can take to ensure the long term survival of many threatened species.

Rather than teaching subjects in isolation, the integration of Science, Geography, English and Maths allowed for meaningful engagement and a much deeper understanding of the theme of animal survival. The girls focused on major threats to animal survival and possible solutions, including animal adaptations in different habitats. The girls clearly relished passing on their knowledge to all who attended and no question went unanswered. Each group also created an infographic, incorporating the use of green screen technology as a backdrop to some of the best David Attenborough and news reporting performances. Thank you to parents for attending and to Miss Best and Mr Alagna for providing such an engaging learning experience.


ICAS Writing Competition

Congratulations to the following girls who sat the ICAS Writing Competition earlier this term.




Rosemary O’Brien Aoife Berry Jessica Anderson
Sofia Storgato Josephine Egan Lauren Lawer
Abbey Timmins Chiara Leonardi Laura Nutt
  Tahlia Moses Annelyse Seymour
  Sofia Palermo Elina Degani
  Rose Cunningham  
  Nicole Del Rio  



Further congratulations to the Primary School IPSHA Athletics Team – Kate Gilsennan, Mariana Daly, Eve Foster, Sofia Storgato, Aoife Berry, Stephanie Wilkins, Hannah Guvlekjian, Emily Paterson, Catherine Sun, Hannah Rex-Paulin, Sophie Critchlow, Isabella Lynch, Neve Tierney and Lucia Van Der Heiden, who did Loreto proud at Homebush last week. Stand out performances from Lucia Van Der Heiden, Emily Paterson and Sofia Storgato will see them competing at CIS later this term. Good luck girls!

Just a reminder, there is only one week to go until the Frangipani Fair market day. Get in early for Christmas with wonderful products to purchase ranging from Dream Catchers and Wind Chimes by Sleep, Dream, Repeat,  DIY Phone Accessories by Miss Maker, nachos and refreshing drinks from Nacho Business, or stop by The Cozy Corner to visit the Relaxation Bar. Spread the word and purchase some of the clever creations knowing that all of the funds will be going to ‘Buy a Bale’, to help our farmers. Parents, friends, families all welcome.


Mrs Maryanne Dwyer

Head of Primary