Welcome to Term 3. I hope that all families enjoyed a restful break over the student vacation period. I know that the girls have returned refreshed and renewed for the new term.
We began our new term with a Welcome to Country and a Smoking Ceremony led by Uncle Laurie Bimson, who is a Guringai elder, traditional owner of Guringai Country and dear friend of Loreto Normanhurst. Uncle Laurie shared with our community the sacred significance of this cleansing ceremony. ‘Yellow blood wood’ is used in the smoking ceremony and each of us walked through the yellow blood wood smoke as we cleansed ourselves in the traditional way of the Guringai people on this very sacred land. Read more