The Easter break began on such a spectacular high with another outstanding Music Festival after a very well attended City Country Mothers’ Lunch. Each year I am amazed at the quality of all performances, and this year’s event was truly fantastic. I am sure you would agree that the ensembles and orchestra were very polished and amazingly large in numbers, a testament to the excellent music program that we have here at Loreto Normanhurst. The individual performances, combined acts and various choirs were equally outstanding and showed the depth of musical talent in the school. The choir competition says so much about a Loreto school – the student leadership and teamwork shown on the night and throughout the term, the love of music and the energy behind its thorough preparation, and the joy and exuberance of its delivery. I feel blessed to have witnessed 18 Music Festivals during my time at Loreto Normanhurst. I was also so humbled to watch the special musical item and I thank everyone for such a brilliant and moving performance. The song choices were my favourites and were so beautifully fitting. I will cherish this moment as another wonderful memory from my time at Loreto Normanhurst.
Congratulations to the winners on the night and thank you to all the community for their contribution to the Bursary Fund via the ticket sales.
- Best Accompanist: Stephanie Arnold
- Best Conductor: Ginger Soames
- Best Choir: Barry House
- Spirit Cup: Mulhall House
As we moved towards Holy Week and Easter last week, we came together as a school for the Passion Liturgy where we took part in the power of the story of brokenness and Resurrection. As a Catholic Christian community we focus on God’s love for us and the powerful message of sacrifice and love shown to us in Our Lord’s Passion and Death. I hope all families enjoyed some restful time together sharing joyful family moments over the Easter break. The blessings of Easter and the celebration of the Risen Lord continues to shape our daily actions and interactions as we continue in the Easter Season as part of the Church’s calendar. I wonder how as individuals we will continue to make this a priority? It is a real challenge when we get so caught up in the busyness of daily life. I hope the Easter story lives on in each of us at Loreto Normanhurst particularly as we move on from a busy first term towards the term break.
Congratulations to the two relay teams who represented our school at the NSWCIS Swimming Championships this week. Both teams placed third in their respective events and have now qualified for the State Championships to be held in May. Congratulations to Jacqui Feurtado for displaying great leadership as Captain of the Swim Team.
- Open 6x50m Relay team: Cordelia Stephen, Year 7, Charlotte Rigney, Year 7, Hannah Saw, Year 8, Abby Feurtado, Year 9, Abby Hartshorne, Year 10, Jacqueline Feurtado, Year 12.
- Junior 4×50 Medley Relay team: Samantha Cox, Year 8, Clare Doherty, Year 8, Lily King, Year 8, Abby Williamson, Year 9
Good luck to all teams competing in finals round of IGSSA sport this weekend.
May the glory
and the promise
of this joyous time of year
and happiness to you
and those you hold most dear.
And may Christ,
Our Risen Saviour,
always be there by your side
to bless you
and be your loving guide.
With prayers of peace and hope,
Ms Barbara Watkins