Head of Primary

Head of Primary

Last week the Primary School went to the Great Aussie Bush Camp to get to know each other and to build relationships that will foster connection and belonging which is such an integral part of the Loreto family.

On the second day, while watching the girls preparing to tackle the Giant Swing, where they are pulled to a very great height, attached to a rope and harness and then launched into the great open sky, I was amazed at how courageous they are. As I was marvelling at their bravery, a voice said, ‘Are you going to have a go, Mrs Dwyer?’ Now it should be known that I have a considerable fear of heights and I am not a person who craves the dizzying heights and adrenaline rush of roller coasters, but as I am always talking to the girls about stepping outside their comfort zone, I could hardly say no. So, with wobbly legs I harnessed up and climbed the ladder to be pulled to the greatest of heights. I mentioned to the guide that I was quite scared but had to go through with it to prove to the girls that I too could overcome my fears. He told me that he was also scared, but as I had just seen him doing somersaults whilst flying through the air, he was not to be believed! So, with the encouragement of the girls, I too was launched into the great open sky, and after the initial shock, I really enjoyed the experience (which has been documented through video!).

Open Day 2020

Open Day 2020

The Open Day 2020 Program is now available! All families are warmly invited to the Loreto Normanhurst Open Day which will be held on Saturday  7 March from 11:00am to 3:00pm. Always a wonderful day of celebration, join us as we welcome members of the wider community, including prospective families, to our vibrant and dynamic school to enjoy the festivities  on the day.

Highlights include the Principal’s Presentation,  student-led tours of the school throughout the day, student music and drama performances, train rides, animal farm, and much more. 

The Parent Association  of Loreto (PAL) will be hosting Devonshire Tea in the gardens, as well as a BBQ, and cake stall. Please visit the Parent Association  page in this week's newsletter to find out how you can be involved. 

Open Day is a community event; all students will have an early dismissal on Friday 6 March and are expected to attend and fulfill at least two hours of commitment on the day.  Communications  regarding this commitment, and the relevant process, has been provided via the Heads of House. 

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