|14 Oct 2022|
Last night was the very successful opening night of our production of Matilda The Musical Jr! The whole cast and crew were absolutely amazing - from the acting to the singing and dancing - the energy and excitement was so joyful to watch!
With 3 more shows still to go we will share more in our next newsletter.
Heres a sneak peak below.
Have you got a second-hand uniform to donate and have you thought about purchasing a second-hand uniform?
Our Foundress, Mary Ward, sought to establish schools which would cater for girls from all spheres of society, regardless of financial means. Currently, profits from the sale of new and second-hand uniforms are directed to the school Bursary Fund which provides financial assistance to families who might not have the opportunity to attend a school such as Loreto Normanhurst.
Here at Loreto Normanhurst all second-hand uniforms are washed/dry cleaned before putting out on display and only the best quality pre-loved items are chosen to keep in line with our school uniform policy. Only second-hand items from the current uniform range will be sold through the Uniform Shop.
The Uniform Shop accepts four main uniform items, (Summer Dress, Junior Winter Tunic, Senior Winter Skirt and School Blazer) on consignment and 50% of the proceeds from the sale will be made to the donor once the item is sold.
If a consignment item is not sold within twelve months, it will be returned to stock as a donation to the Bursary Fund or disposed of responsibly through Worn Up.
Worn Up is a sustainable company that are on a mission to save 100 tonnes of non-wearable uniforms going into landfill and they turn these items into something new, such as acoustic tiles, furniture, and small products.
Families are encouraged to continue to give generously and purchase second-hand items through the Loreto Normanhurst Clothing Pool.
Monday – Tuesday 7.30 am – 1.30pm
Wednesday 8.00 am – 4.00pm
Thursday – Friday 10.00 am – 4.00pm
Phone: +61 2 9473 7391
Best wishes for the start of the term.
Student Representative Council elections were held in the last week of Term 3 and we congratulate the following students who have been selected to represent their year group until the end of Term 3, 2023.
On Wednesday, 19 October during conversation time, students newly elected to the House Council and SRC will receive their leadership badges.
NSW Health will offer the following vaccinations next week.
Absent Year 7 students will be offered any missed vaccinations (HPV or dTpa) at the first school clinic in 2023 and do not need to go to their GP for the vaccine. Absent Year 10 students are advised to go to their GP.
A Record of Vaccination card will be provided to each student. Details about vaccinations given at school will also be uploaded to the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR). Further information about school vaccination is available here.
Students have been reminded about School's policy on mobile phones and the expectations that their phones are in their lockers by 8:20am. The following information was sent to students earlier this week:
We need your support to reinforce these key messages around mobile phones.
School TV is an online resource designed to empower you as parents with credible and sound information with realistic, practical ongoing support strategies.
Click the link here to find out more.
Congratulations to Tahlia Moses, Year 10 who has been announced as the winner for the Year 10 category of the My First Speech competition! As the winning entrant for Year 10, Tahlia has been invited to deliver her speech at Parliament House in November - what an amazing achievement! Click here to view Tahlia's speech.
Further congratulations go to Tahlia for participating in this year’s YMCA Youth Parliament. Tahlia on behalf of her committee presented their report on E-Mental Health Resourcing for Regional and Rural Areas to the Honourable Peter Sidgreaves MP for Camden and Chair for Committee on Children and Young People.
Goodluck to the following students who will be participating in the Sydney University Model United Nations:
Festival of Speech 2022 will resume in a face to face format at Pymble Ladies College. We invite all members of our community to celebrate our students and join us on the day. We would love a Loreto Normanhurst cheer squad. The program will be released closer to the event.
Students who are interested in attending the Youth UN Disability Justice Summit should enter their expression of interest via the website and then confirm their enrolment with email@example.com
Loreto Normanhurst secondary and primary students represented IGSA at the CIS Athletics carnival on Tuesday, 20 September at Sydney Olympic Park Athletics warm-up track.
Results from each athlete:
Over the first weekend of the school holidays, 6 Loreto girls competed at NSW All Schools Athletics Championships at Sydney Olympic Park. The girls achieved some great results including:
Congratulations to the following IGSA Netball teams who won their IGSA Netball Grand Finals last term.
In the second week of the Term 3 holidays the Loreto Normanhurst Rowing Squad engaged in a multi-day Spring Mini Camp to practice their skills and reinvigorate their passion for rowing.
Using the Sydney International Regatta Centre as the primary venue, the camp consisted of 4 days of training for the Junior and Intermediate age groups, while our Senior Squad was based in Emu Plains at the Nepean River for 4 days followed by 2 days at the Regatta Centre.
The rowers improved their skills in the boat with the close attention of their coaches. All rowers participated in a sports nutrition seminar, presented by Jessica Spendlove, to teach the values of good nutrition and hydration. Each day presented new milestones for both individuals and the squad as a whole despite the dreary weather.
From the first time getting in a boat for our Juniors to the first time our Seniors completed 10km on the rowing machine, Spring Mini Camp saw the return of the infamous “Bell Session” in which all students performed to their absolute potential working in vertical teams to complete the physical challenge. Our Senior rowers showed tremendous heart and determination in leading the squad to success across the whole week.
We were also very pleased to welcome our 2022 – 2023 Captain of Boats, Josie Sims (Year 11) and Vice-Captain of Boats, Genevieve Bolster (Year 11). Josie and Genevieve are looking forward to leading the shed culture of Normo Rowing and watching the rowers develop as athletes and young women.
Thank you to all of our fantastic rowers, coaches, parents, and partners who make our camps possible. They are a wonderful experience for our students and allow the Rowing Program to begin building confidence and culture in and around the boat shed. Normo Rowing is looking forward to Term 4 and Term 1 2023 competition season!
Congratulations to Scarlett Mitchell (Year 7) and Grace Kellahan (Year 7) who were both selected to compete at the NSW State Rugby 7’s Championships in Forster over the school break. Their team won their division against some very tough competition!
To view the latest Careers events, seminars, subscriptions and university updates, please explore the yellow Careers News tab on Canvas. Click here to access the Careers Canvas page. Alternatively, go directly to this week's Careers Canvas Newsletter here.
Students in all year groups can book an appointment with Careers at any time by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put your availability into your email.
Tickets are now on sale for Knox Grammar School’s 2022 Junior Musical production of High School Musical Jr.
Featuring the talents of Years 7-9 students from Knox Grammar School, and invited schools, Loreto Normanhurst, Abbotsleigh, Pymble Ladies’ College & Ravenswood School for Girls – this is a show not to be missed!
Dates: Thursday 27 October, Friday 28 October, Saturday 29 October
Performances commence at 7pm (approx. 1 hour run time, no interval)
Venue: Wenkart Theatre, Knox Grammar School
7-11 Woodville Avenue, Wahroonga
General Admission: $25
We can’t wait to see you there!
For any additional enquiries please contact email@example.com
Join us for a fun afternoon of Gingerbread House making! Kits are $45 (one house per student & parent) and includes all ingredients, gingerbread house, icing and lollies. You are welcome to bring along your own lollies to personalise your gingerbread house.
Spaces are limited and unfortunately no RSVPs after the RSVP date will be accepted.
Click here for the invitation.
Click here to book tickets.
Please note: The booking link below is for Secondary families and only Primary families who can’t attend the Primary School Christmas Creations event
Gingerbread House Kits are also available for Secondary families to buy! Kits are $45 and will be shipped directly to you. Kits are available in traditional gingerbread, chocolate gingerbread and gluten free and are available to purchase until Wednesday, 30 November.
Click here for the invitation.
Purchase your kit here.
Don’t forget to check out the Spring Fair page for all the information and updates regarding the Spring Fair! Only 16 days to go! Please see below for the upcoming meeting dates.
PAL is excited to announce a new range of merchandise that has been curated especially for our Loreto Normanhurst community.
Are you in need of a cap or visor, jacket or puffer vest while you stand on the sideline cheering your daughter on? Looking for a big umbrella to keep you dry during this wet season? Does dad need a new pair of socks for Christmas? We will have you kitted out in LN branded gear in no time!
Click here to purchase PAL Merchandise.
Please note, all orders will be available for collection at the Spring Fair.
After more than a year in the making, we are so excited to share our beautiful commemorative Cookbook with the Loreto Normanhurst community. Many people collected their orders this week and around 500 books have already been posted out across the country. We have had tremendous and heart-warming feedback about the Cookbook, including those who burst into tears of overwhelming joy when first seeing it and stories about groups of students on the train with their noses buried in their copy! We've also had people who bought multiple copies during the pre-order period go on to buy more copies this week after seeing the quality of the finished product!
Due to the overwhelming support shown for pre-orders, PAL was able to finance the purchase of extra copies. These will be available to buy at the Spring Fair or can be ordered via the Normo Network shop here.
If you have any questions relating to the Cookbook, please feel free to contact us at LNcookbook125@gmail.com
Thank you for your support!
LN Cookbook Committee
Join us for end of year drinks at the Hotel Pennant Hills on Friday, 11 November. There is no cost to attend but please RSVP via the link below as numbers are limited. All drinks and food will be at your own expense.
Click here to RSVP.
The Parent Association of Loreto Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday, 23 November at 6:30pm onsite at School.
The Parent Association of Loreto (PAL) is the official representation of parents and guardians of students at the school. We encourage parents/guardians of students from all year levels to join the Executive Committee and be part of the wider committee in non-executive roles so that we can truly be a representative body. Being part of the Committee is a great way to be involved with the school community and to meet other parents.
If you would like to nominate to be on the PAL Executive Committee or be part of the wider Committee in non-executive roles such as a Year Parent Representative or on the event planning team for 2023, please see below for the position descriptions and nomination form.
We look forward to having you on the team!
Click here for Nomination Form & Position Descriptions - (this is a fillable form)
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or any general queries in relation to the Parent Association at Loreto Normanhurst at firstname.lastname@example.org
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