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Primary School News - 2 December

In our final Primary newsletter for 2021, we celebrate the Swimming Carnival, the Year 6 Final Liturgy, 2022 Leadership and a whole range of student achievement. Happy holidays, Primary families!

Swimming Carnival

We were so happy that the swimming carnival was able to take place this year, albeit with a few modifications. Due to the fact that cheering and war cries were off the table, the girls came up with some inventive ways to make sure that House spirit was alive and well. It was wonderful to see our House Leaders performing their roles so capably, leading and encouraging their Houses.

The level of participation was extremely high with many girls taking part in nearly every event for their age group. The results of the day are as follows. Congratulations to these students for their impressive achievements.

  • 10 Years Age Champion – Annabel Taylor
  • 11 Years Age Champion – Anna Ward
  • 12 Years Age Champion – Amelia Moyes
  • 100m Invitational/Queen of the Pool – Luci Durston

The House Cup and Spirit cup will be announced at our Awards Ceremony. So, keep your eyes peeled for the news!

A huge thank you to Mr Brock and the entire Sports Department, the House Leaders and the Primary School teachers for helping to make the day such a success.

Year 6 Final Liturgy & Assembly

Last Friday, we celebrated our Year 6 transition into the Secondary School with a beautiful final liturgy and assembly. Ms Ugonotti presented the girls with their Graduation certificates and each girl received a copy of ‘Heidi,’ by Johanna Spyri from Mrs Dwyer.

In the final assembly, Year 6 had some advice to share with Year 5, which included making lots of friends and having fun. The most important piece of advice was not to leave their work until the last minute because it is way too stressful! The assembly ended with Year 6 presenting the Primary School with a beautiful collaborative artwork which they had made under the expert guidance of Mrs Lucinda Langley and Head of Visual Arts, Ms Monica Boardman. The girls performed, ‘Que Serra’ by Justice Crew followed by an iMovie created by Ms Ball and Ms Speter which highlighted the many magical experiences throughout the year and ended with photos of the girls in Kindergarten and now in Year 6. There was barely a dry eye in the house.

Following the assembly was a celebratory lunch, which was greatly enjoyed by all. A huge thank you to Mrs Forder (mother of Isabella, Year 6) for creating the most incredible cake for the girls.

Thank you to all for your virtual attendance at what was a joyous event.

Leadership Speeches

After a week of inspiring speeches, I am pleased to announce that the School Leaders for Semester 1 2022 are as follows:

School Leaders

  • Lyla Dooley
  • Matilda Dykes

Benedicta House Leaders

  • Tessa Young
  • Seren D’Souza

Clare House Leaders

  • Lucy Saad
  • Scarlett Reisch

Dorothea House Leaders

  • Emma Dinca
  • Kate Shepherd

The girls will receive their badges early next year at the Year 6 Leadership Liturgy.

Student Achievement

Congratulations to the following girls for their hard work in the Premier’s Reading Challenge, Maths Olympiad and Maths Games.

Premier’s Reading Challenge

Year 5 participants:

  • Inayah Absar
  • Isabella Cao
  • Ava Christofides
  • Seren D’Souza
  • Emma Dinca
  • Phoebe Greville
  • Hannah Hippmann
  • Sylvia Lau
  • Chiara Michael
  • Tayla Miller
  • Darcie O’Leary
  • Genevieve Rizk
  • Olivia Seale
  • Jhanvi Shah
  • Kate Shepherd
  • Charlotte Stephenson
  • Ella Tegg
  • Lauren Verrall
  • Anna Ward

Year 6 participants:

  • Rachel Antony
  • Alyssa Bouchahine
  • Sasha Buchanan
  • Sophie Burns
  • Eva Cusick
  • Juliet De Zotti
  • Grace Delaney
  • Kayla DeLooze
  • Kate Fox-Smith
  • Annie Goodall
  • Trinity Hanna
  • Josephine Harman
  • Sophia Harman
  • Arabella Lagudi
  • Daisy Manassen
  • Isabella Moretti
  • Amelia Moyes
  • Portia Rowland-Stefanic
  • Sana Shah
  • Emma Taylor
  • Sophia Tesoriero
  • Zara Traini
  • Lara Vuckovic

Gold Awards: (for completing the challenge 4 times)

  • Annabel Ing
  • Anna Gao

Platinum Awards (for completing the challenge 7 times)

  • Kate Fairbairn
  • Audrey Esgate
  • Lucinda Durston
  • Aisling Conroy
  • Ava Carroll

Maths Olympiad

  • 1st Place – Annie Goodall
  • 2nd Place – Anna Gao
  • Equal 3rd Place - Inayah Absar, Lauren Verrall & Luci Durston

Maths Games

  • Anna Gao
  • Sylvia Lau
  • Chiara Michael
  • Ruby McDonald
  • Alyssa Bouchahine
  • Portia Rowland-Stefanic
  • Daisy Manassen
  • Kate Huang
  • Amelie Johnson
  • Briony Bridges

Medal winners

  • Danielle Tsang
  • Kate Fox-Smith
  • Darcie O’Leary
  • Ava Carroll

1st Place - Sana Shah

 

I would like to wish Ms Best all the very best as she goes on maternity leave. We bid farewell to Mrs Anderson and we thank her for dedication to Loreto and wish her well for the future.

As the year draws to a close, I wish you a joyous Christmas vacation and a peaceful New Year. I leave you with this prayer:

God of wisdom,

we thank you for all the gifts you have given us throughout this school year.

We praise you for giving us life, for saving us in Christ, and for choosing us to be your people.

As we come to the end of this school year, we voice our gratitude for the good things you have done in us,

and we praise you for all who have shared in the work of this school.

We ask you to bless them in your love and give them refreshment and peace.

We praise you, God, through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns forever and ever.

Amen.

God bless and take care.

Mrs Maryanne Dwyer

Head of Primary

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