As a community that treasures relationships and companionship, we understand the value of conversation – of reaching out to the other by way of dialogue and presence. Yesterday we were reminded that a conversation could change a life as we marked R U OK? Day. I commend Breahna Akerboom, Ava Nalywajko and Ella Sheridan from Year 10 who showed a particular interest in this day and led the student initiative of increasing awareness about the day and its key message to “trust the signs, trust the gut and ask R U OK? “ whenever you notice a change, no matter how small. If you would like to know more about the day and the organisation behind R U OK?, click here for more information.
Well done to the Primary School for another wonderful Frangipani Fair Market! The stalls were bursting with wonderful products and the girls had some very inventive ideas on how to market their stalls to reach their customers. Proceeds from the market day go ‘Carrie’s Beanies 4 Brain Cancer,’ the charity raising money for vital brain cancer research. Thank you to everyone who attended to support our primary girls today.
Congratulations to our students who received outstanding results in the Australian Geography Competition with special mention to Charlotte Hartmann, Year 10, who placed within the top 1% in Australia. This competition has over 72,000 students from over 780 schools competing so this is a fantastic achievement for Charlotte. Well done to everyone who participated in the competition.
Congratulations to Gian Ellis-Gannell, Year 11, who has been selected to participate in the first CSIRO Innovator to Market Academy Bootcamp in Canberra over the holiday break. Gian is only one of 18 participants who has been selected from across Australia. Well done Gian.
Well done to Year 12 students Zoe Warland and Sophie Dwyer who were selected to be a part of the School Sport Australia Olympic Changemakers Program. The program recognises and rewards students who are demonstrating the Olympic spirit through leadership and driving positive change in their communities. The girls took part in the NSW forum this week, joining student leaders from across the state, as well as some Olympic athletes! Great work girls.
Congratulations to Charlotte Barnett, Year 5, for winning a gold medal at the Rhythmic State Championships last weekend.
This weekend many students will play their last games for Loreto Normanhurst. We thank them for their commitment to sport and we hope they will continue to embrace sport in their life after Loreto. We also thank their parents for their commitment to supporting their daughters and Loreto sport.
Good luck to all students playing in finals and grand finals this weekend. We have eight Hills Netball grand final teams, 12 IGSSA Netball semi-final teams and two IGSSA hockey semi-final teams! Fantastic work girls. I wish you the best of luck.
We offer you our hands to do your work,
Our feet to go on your way, and
Our eyes to see as you do.
We give you our tongues to speak your words,
Our minds so that you may think in us, and
Our spirits so that you may pray in us.
Above all we give you our hearts that you may love all people in us.
We give our whole selves so that you may work, live and rest in us.
Ms Marina Ugonotti