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Primary News- 16 September 2022

This fortnight, our Primary girls enjoyed their Book Week Parade dressing as their favourite book characters. They have also seen some excellent extra-curricular achievements.
16 Sep 2022
School Newsletter
Primary Book Week Parade, 2022
Primary Book Week Parade, 2022

Matilda The Musical Jr. – Tickets now on sale!

After the cancellation of our production in 2021, we are very excited to finally bring to you Matilda The Musical Jr. A junior length musical is a one hour version of the full Broadway production. This show is a gleeful ode to the anarchy of childhood and the power of imagination!

Based on Roald Dahl’s beloved children’s novel, Matilda Jr is the story of a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and special powers. Matilda’s bravery teaches those around her that even though life can be hard, “nobody but me is gonna change my story” so “sometimes you have to be a little bit naughty.”

It’s been 20 years since Loreto Normanhurst staged a musical. Please join us in the Loreto Normanhurst Gym for this very special school event. Our talented cast of students in years 5-11 cannot wait to show you what they can do!

Book your tickets here.

Book Week Parade

What a colourful display of characters could be seen in the Primary school last Thursday for the book parade. From Harry Potter to Mary Poppins even Willy Wonka as well as bunches of crayons from ‘The Day the Crayons Quit’! Students and teachers joined in the fun as students celebrated all their favourite books. Fortunately, the weather was favourable and allowed the event to be held on the multi-purpose court. This was a blessing indeed considering the numbers of parents and friends who happily joined us for the assembly.

The highlight of the morning was not just the wonderful array of costumes, but the contributions of students. Before each class paraded, two students read out their responses to a written task that had been completed during library lessons. This year the theme for book week was ‘Dreaming with eyes open’ and students had spent time reflecting on their own experiences as a reader to explain what they understood this to mean. The responses that were shared over the course of the assembly were both insightful and entertaining as students shared a little of themselves as a reader with the audience.

After each class had paraded their costumes, our Year 6 assembly leaders, Grace, Danielle and Pearl ‘interviewed’ some of the characters with a variety of questions. Students volunteered answers as they imagined what their character might like to eat, what books they might read or even what their greatest fears were. The wittiness of the student interviewers, along with the clever answers from our Primary students saw great smiles and laughter from the audience.

We will certainly look forward to a bigger and better book parade next year and hope that parents, students and teachers alike all came away from the morning together dreaming of the next book they look forward to immersing themselves in.

Dreaming With Eyes Open by Octavia Chaaya 5R

"Dreaming with eyes open is like unlocking a new adventure of dreaming. Reading is like going to your own world where your imagination can run wild with zero boundaries. It is where you create every second. It is where your voice is heard and you can be who you want to be, you are not told what to do and you can read whatever you wish. It feels like drifting through a space with countless stars and endless light, where your curiosity never ends, and nothing has ever been better. It's like being drawn into a new dimension of reading. That is what I believe Dreaming with your eyes open means."

Dreaming With Eyes Open by Tilly Merton 6B

"When I pick a book off the shelf,
My attention goes to the book itself,
Mermaids and fairies start to appear,
I’m attached to the book for at least a year,
My make believe animals are coming alive,
A place where plants and animals thrive,
A place where I live forever,
Only sunny no stormy weather,
Flowers and daisies start to appear,
A place where I don’t have any fear."

Oratory News

On Tuesday, 13 September our Primary Ethics Olympiad team competed in the Junior ´╗┐Ethics Olympiad. The team did a wonderful job and placed 4th as well as receiving an Honourable Mention from the judges! An incredible result for their first competition. The girls were against schools across Australia, NZ and Hong Kong!

The Primary Team for 2022 was:

  • Ella Tegg
  • Inayah Absar
  • Darcie O'Leary
  • Danielle Tsang
  • Tenuli Ravindran

Sport News

IPSHA Track and Field Carnival

Congratulations to our 19 primary students who represented Loreto Normanhurst at the IPSHA Athletics Carnival on Monday, 29 August. It was a fantastic day with a number of girls winning ribbons in their events and getting personal bests! Further congratulations to Tessa Young (Year 6) and Ella Pattie (Year 5) who have made it through to the CIS Athletics Championships. Tessa will compete in the 100m and 200m events and Ella will compete in the High Jump. Well done girls!

School Updates


EXTDAY@LN is an after-school program offered to all day students in Year 5 to 10. It operates from 3:00pm until 8:00pm each Monday to Thursday during Term time, with a cost of $50 per session. 

EXTDAY@LN offers flexibility around school pick-up times and provides an engaging environment where students can enjoy social interactions with peers from different year groups. EXTDAY@LN also delivers the opportunity for students to receive attentive after-hours supervision and participate in sustained periods of guided study, ably supported by qualified teachers and homework helpers.

Incorporated into this offering are a variety of supervised recreational activities plus access to a wide range of extra-curricular initiatives held on the school campus. Afternoon tea and dinner (at 6:00pm) are included in the daily charge.

To apply, complete this application form.

For all questions, comments or other feedback, please contact

For an overview of the daily program click here.

Uniform Shop Update

The last day of trade for the Uniform Shop is Thursday 22nd September.
However, the Uniform Shop will be open for two days of trading over the September/October school holidays:

  • Monday, 26 September - 9.30 am to 3.30pm
  • Friday, 7 October – 9.30 am to 3.30pm

Our online ordering services will be available over the holidays as usual. This is a great way to purchase any Summer uniform items that might need updating and be ready for collection when school resumes in Term 4. It is available 24/7 at

Parking in Surrounding Streets

Council has recently been receiving a higher than usual number of complaints from local residents, in relation to school parents or carers parking across or obstructing access to resident’s driveways.

Parents are reminded to please avoid parking on Osborn Road, Currawong Avenue, and surrounding streets and please be mindful of our neighbours and do not park across or impede access to driveways.

Click here to read the rules for parking near driveways, footpaths and pedestrian ramps.

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