|27 Aug 2021|
Earlier this week, Ms O’Dwyer, the Oratory Coordinator, held tryouts for the Primary Debating team and said that the calibre of the girls who tried out was extremely high! Some students were selected to represent LN in the AIS NGS Super Virtual Debating Competition.
Congratulations to the following students who were successful in their selection to the team.
Inspiro Day gave everyone a much-needed time to reset and recharge. The girls obviously made the most of the day which you can read about in the following reflections.
"Today was a day focused on myself and my needs and things that I needed to do to get rid of my stress. It was a day that I made the most of by spending time with my family and loved ones all day long! This morning I woke up and had a smoothie bowl, then after that I got ready and went to my tennis court to play some tennis with my sister. After that it was so hot, so me and my sister and mum went into the spa and swam in there. After that I sat in my backyard for a bit and enjoyed some of the nature and painted a rock and put it in my backyard. Next, I went and had some Lebanese food with hot chips that my dad bought and did some karaoke with my mum and dad. After that I went for a walk around my neighbourhood and took some really great pictures. When I got home, I then made myself a matcha latte which tasted so good. Me and my sister then did some dance routine making and filmed it on video star which was really nice to do. I then went on a bike ride and watched the sun set. I then made homemade burgers with my family and chilled on the couch watching bachelor with my parents and sister. Today I learnt that INSP-IRO day can be everyday all you need to do is spend time with people that you love and take it slow all day.
Some other things I learnt were that technology can sometimes make you feel overwhelmed and stressed. Sometimes you don’t realise the little things in life. Today when I walked past the leaves and plants in my backyard, I realised that sometimes without those flowers the world would be so dull. I was a lot more grateful for life and having different people sharing it with me. Have I nailed INSPIRO day? Definitely not, but I have done it to the standard that I enjoyed and I’m proud of myself. Every day can be INSPIRO day; you just have to be calm, cool and collected."
Rachel Antony – Year 6
My inspiro day:
Audrey Esgate – Year 6
I really enjoyed having a day where I got do things I liked and to spend it with my family. I think my two favourite activities were hiding notes for others to find and sitting watching the clouds while finger-knitting. I loved how slow the day was and I didn’t feel rushed at all, I felt like I got do what I liked at the speed I liked. I sat for about 45 minutes watching the clouds move and just listening to the birds calling out to each other, this was an activity that really calmed me down and made me feel grateful for the fabulous day it was. I ended the day with an hour long walk after the sun had set, and it was really soothing just to think about the day I had and all the things I was grateful for, while walking at night when most things were quiet. After the walk I had a feta, tomato and pasta dinner while watching Survivor with my family.
Katie Fox-Smith – Year 6
Today on IN-SPIRO day I had a lot of fun, just taking care of myself. To take time to breathe and slow down, I did some stretching. I experienced God by going on a walk with my mum and appreciating the nature. I also decided to eat lunch outside, with my cat. Later in the day, I went to go bake a batch of cookies, which was really fun, and something I probably enjoyed the most. Then I also practiced my piano and violin for two hours, which calmed me down. During IN-SPIRO day, it made me focus more and move into a positive mindset.
Amy Huang – Year 5
I was trying to be thoughtful and grateful. When I wrote my messages for my family to find, I wrote down all the things I loved about them and why I was grateful to have them in my life. It really helped me understand further how much my family does for me and how much they love and care for me.
I read many different books of different genres such as science, historical fiction and geography. Reading the fiction books helped me to clear my mind the most and helped me to travel to another world, all while sitting in my room. After this, I could think about things more clearly than before. This helped me be thoughtful.
Inayah Absar – Year 5
Every fortnight at our Primary School Assembly, girls are recognised and celebrated for their growth in the areas of Approach to Learning, Displaying a Growth Mindset, and House Spirit. We have been so impressed by how the girls have taken to remote learning, we have decided to add an award for ‘being a digital warrior.’ Congratulations to the following girls:
Hip, hip, hooray and happy birthday to the following girls. We hope you had a wonderful day!
Sasha, Elizabeth, Abigail, Alyson
Mrs Maryanne Dwyer
Head of Primary