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Primary School News - 5 November 2021

This week, we celebrate the return to onsite learning and wish our big sisters in Year 12 all the best in lovely letters. Congratulations to this week's Celebration of Growth recipients!

Principal’s Spelling Bee

Spelling Fever was alive in the Primary School this week, in anticipation of the Principal’s Spelling next Wednesday. In year groups, we had the first round to determine who the finalists would be. Please see the list below.

Year 5

Inayah Absar, Genevieve Rizk, Amelia Bosotti, Grace Vukasovic, Aavni Gandhi, Kate Shepherd, Darcie O’Leary, Matilda Dykes, Amy Huang

Year 6

Ava Carroll, Sana Shah, Gabi Connell, Portia Rowland-Stefanic, Juliet De Zotti, Aisling Conroy, Kate Fox-Smith, Daisy Manassen, Ruby McDonald

Good luck girls!

Primary AIS Debating

Congratulations to the Primary Debating Team (Gabi Connell, Grace Delaney, Luci Durston, Inayah Absar and Ella Tegg) who just this afternoon won the quarter finals against Tara. Their topic was, ‘Antarctica should be protected from tourism,’ and they debated in the affirmative. Thank you to Ms O’Dwyer for giving up so much of her time to work with the girls. Well done, girls!

Good luck, Year 12

It has become a tradition in the Primary School to write to our Year 12 sisters to wish them good luck for their HSC. This remarkable graduating Class of 2021 holds a special place in my heart, as they were the first Year 6 class in the reopened Primary School.

They have been steadfast in the most challenging of times and I know they will breeze through life knowing that when the times get tough, they can prevail.

Please read some of the letters of well wishes and good luck from the Primary girls, with a few tips on how to manage the weeks ahead and some inspirational quotes to boot.

Dear Amy,

I want to give you my best wishes for the HSC. You have done so well so far and I know you will do amazing. You have worked so hard this year online preparing for the HSC and I know all that hard work will pay off. “It always seems impossible until it’s done” – Nelson Mandela. Remember to find a bit of time in the day to focus on yourself and to do something that you enjoy. You’ll be in our prayers as you make your way out of Loreto and into the world. I want to remind you that that whenever you feel stressed to take a breath and to trust yourself. I wish you the best of luck in the HSC and any future projects.

Sophie Burns, Year 6


Hello Yasmin,

My name is Hannah and I would like to wish you lots of luck on your HSC exam. It is your last term at Loreto! I am sure you will do amazingly in the HSC and have a wonderful and bright future

It must have been so hard to study for the HSC in lockdown but you have done an amazing job, Yasmin. 

You must be so glad to finally be at Loreto again. Remember to believe in yourself and you will excel greatly. No matter what your marks are, hold your head up and think to yourself, I am an amazing person and those are truly the best marks ever. Remember this, “Success is not final ; failure is not fatal ; it is the courage to continue that counts.”

Best of luck,

Hannah Hippmann, Year 5


Dear Anna,

I know how hard this year was for me and I can’t even imagine what it was like for you. All the study, stress and waiting you have been through must be so hard. However, you have completed Year 12 and about to complete the HSC! Congratulations!

All my hopes and wishes go out to you. I am definite you will do amazing. All 13 years of school will pay off. I am inspired by the amazing amounts of study you have done in the lead up to your exams.

The wider Loreto Community is so proud of you. We are so excited for you and believe that you are going to give the exams your absolute all. If you ever feel stressed or worried just pause for a few seconds to readjust your breathing. Of course, we are all here to support you.

Never forget that you will always be a beautiful Loreto Woman. Treasure all the precious memories you’ve made on your Loreto Journey. Your Loreto Journey is still going and will forever go on. Use your strong, powerful and loving Loreto Spirit to brighten each of your days. The love and care of the Loreto Community will keep growing so pass it on through your life.

Please remember that your worst fears never eventuate, and, if life gives you lemons, don’t make lemonade, make orange juice, and leave the world wondering how you did it. I believe in you, I’m cheering for you, Anna!

Good luck!

Portia Rowland-Stefanic, Year 6


Celebration of Student Growth

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 added an award for ‘being a digital warrior.’ Congratulations to the following girls:


  • Approach to Learning: Pearl Kennedy
  • Growth Mindset: Scarlett Reisch
  • Digital Warrior: Emma Dinca
  • Approach to Learning: Molly Mein


  • Approach to Learning: Grace Vukasovic
  • Growth Mindset: Olivia Yu
  • Approach to Learning: Tayla Miller 
  • Approach to Learning: Eloise Moore


  • Digital Warrior: Briony Bridges
  • Growth Mindset: Jemima McNicol
  • Approach to Learning: Elizabeth Pennington
  • Digital Warrior: Zara Traini  


  • House Spirit: Kayla DeLooze
  • Displaying Felicity: Sophie Katsikogianis
  • Approach to Learning: Olive Ledwidge
  • Growth Mindset: Sophia Harman

Happy Birthday

Hip, hip, hooray and happy birthday to the following girls. We hope you had a wonderful day!

Grace , Lara, Amy, Katie, Maybel , Trinity, Piper


Mrs Maryanne Dwyer

Head of Primary

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