|10 Sep 2021|
I hope you are enjoying this beautiful Spring weather. It is a perfect time to put on your runners and get walking/riding or skating with your family over the weekend.
I’m sure you know that the Tour de France is a very famous bike race, but have you heard of the Tour de Loreto? We are having our very own virtual bike race to cover the 1600km distance to visit our Junior School friends at Loreto Toorak in Melbourne and Loreto Kirribilli in Sydney. Yes, students will be able to log in (kilometres only) their daily scoot, ride, walk or run and upload a photo. The aim is for each class to cover the 1600km distance virtually as a collective. We are having a race to see which Loreto Junior School will win as well! So get your skates on!
It was a hive of virtual activity in Year 5 last week as all things scientific were taking place. Year 5 began the week with the very successful Science Fair, at which the girls were able to choose their own area of interest and questions about Space. I was amazed by the research, presentation and explanations on display. I learned a few things I didn’t know before!
In keeping with our new approach to assessment and learning, the girls in Year 5 provided peer feedback on their classmates’ presentations which you can read below.
There were many amazing presentations throughout the three days of the Science Fair and everyone put in a lot of effort. However there was one girl who I felt in particular stood out and that was Genevieve Rizk. She did a presentation about Red Dwarfs and their life cycle and I learned a lot about it. She increased the small amount of information I already had and made it grow 5 times more. She spoke clearly and used information that was scientific.You could understand it because it was put into her own words which is quite hard to do. I learnt that when a Red Dwarf dies it becomes a White Dwarf. Overall, Genevieve did an amazing job and she should be very proud of herself.
Pearl Kennedy – Year 5
I really liked everyone’s effort on their Science project; their effort with their presentations, dioramas posters and PowerPoints. I learned so many things from all of my peers. I loved the way everyone got everything done and dealt with all of the technical issues we had. I loved Inayah’s model on Craters and I really learnt a lot from this experiment.
Emma Dinca – Year 5
All the presentations were wonderful. They were packed with so much knowledge and information spoken in their own words, and there were so many well-explained scientific diagrams. They were all presented really well. All the presentations were amazing from start to finish. I said to one of my classmates that I liked how they projected their voice and I could hear them very clearly. I also learnt that there is water on other planets apart from earth!
Molly Mein – Year 5
I really enjoyed Inayah’s science fair presentation because I liked how she showed her point through an experiment. I also liked how she told us the steps and what equipment it required. It was really interesting and I learnt a lot.
Ella Tegg – Year 5
Thanks very much to the dads and father figures who joined our Primary students at our Pancake Breakfast last week. We hope you had a yummy breakfast and a special time spent together. We also hope you had a happy Fathers' Day on Sunday. For some photos from the bake-off, check our Primary Facebook page and PAL newsletter.
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 that we 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!
Abigail, Aly, Anna, Emilie, Amelie, Darcie, Heidi
Mrs Maryanne Dwyer
Head of Primary