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Primary News- 25 November 2022

In our final Primary newsletter for 2022, we celebrate the Primary Swimming Carnival, the Year 5 Animal Fair and many student achievements. Happy holidays to our Primary families!
25 Nov 2022
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Year 5 Animal Fair
Year 5 Animal Fair

Year 5 Animal Fair  

This fortnight saw the exciting launch of a new project and exhibition in the Primary school; the Year 5 Animal Fair!  

This aligned with the Term 4 topics of information reports as a text type in English and animal adaptations in science. Students chose an animal with a specific behavioural, structural or physiological adaptation that helps it survive in the wild.    

They presented their learning through creating a small diorama showing an animal in its natural habitat, and their report through a poster or Google Slides presentation. Teachers were thoroughly impressed with the level of intricate detail in dioramas and the high levels of knowledge conveyed through presentations.  



The Primary Prayer Book  

Year 5 have spent several Tuesdays this term engaging with Anne Muirhead, Acting Chaplain of Loreto Normanhurst, for an exciting new project- ‘The Primary Prayer Book’.  

Anne has kindly shared her extensive knowledge and skills and broadened students’ understanding of the significance of personal and private prayer.  

In small groups, students were tasked with a specific event in the Primary school calendar and worked collaboratively to write a prayer or special blessing. Events included the start of the school year, welcoming new students, Book Week, sports carnivals and birthdays.  

These prayers will be collated and printed into a special book to be used throughout the Primary school to enhance the spiritual life of the school.  

We thank Anne for providing students with such a rich learning experience and we look forward to using the book throughout the 2023 school year and beyond!



Primary Swimming Carnival

On Thursday, 17 November, we held the Primary Swimming Carnival at the Loreto Normanhurst Aquatic Centre. It was a day that will live long in the memory of all involved with the intense participation, enthusiasm and spirit shown throughout the day.

A full results summary will be presented at lines on Monday next week!



Primary Debating

Congratulations to our Primary teams who have had two debates against Pymble Ladies College the last two weeks. The girls did an exceptional job with both teams winning one debate each.

Thanks to their Year 10 Coaches and to the Senior Debaters who adjudicated.



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, displaying the value of Freedom, House Spirit and Miss Manners. Congratulations to the following girls: 

5P 

Positive Approach to Learning: Emily Littleford

Displaying a Growth Mindset: Charlotte Littleford

For showing excellent House Spirit: Chloe Li, Alexis Lee

5R 

Positive Approach to Learning: Victoria Pankhurst

Displaying a Growth Mindset: Lucinda Samiya, Zara Mason

Displaying the value of Freedom: Julia Foong  

5S 

Positive Approach to Learning: Cassidy Elias 

Displaying a Growth Mindset: Ruby Meyyappan, Charlotte Hordern-Smith, Joy Li 

6B 

Positive Approach to Learning: Kate Fairbairn, Ava Christofides 

Displaying the value of Freedom: Amelia Bosotti 

For showing excellent House Spirit: Amelia Edwards 

6J 

Positive Approach to Learning: Pearl Kennedy 

Displaying a Growth Mindset: Darcie O’Leary 

Displaying the value of Freedom: Chloe Kim, Charlotte Stephenson 

6S 

For showing excellent House Spirit: Olivia Yu 

Displaying a Growth Mindset: Danielle Tsang 

Displaying the value of Freedom: Stella Thomson 

Positive Approach to Learning: Sylvia Lau 

 

Miss Manners: Anna Ward 



Birthdays 

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

Olivia, Amelia, Inayah, Aesha, Charlotte, Amelia, Nina, Anna 



Dates for the Diary – Term 4 2022

Date Event

Thursday, 1 December

Year 6 Primary Awards

Last Day of Term

Friday, 2 December Year 6 End of Primary Celebration
Monday, 30 January 2023 First Day of Term, Year 5 and 6

 

Year 6 End of Primary Celebration

6:30pm, Friday, 2 December

Epping Club

This event is for Year 6 Loreto Normanhurst girls and their parents/carers.

The time to celebrate the culmination of your daughter's primary schooling is closely approaching.

Please join us at The Year 6 Graduation Dinner to be held at the Epping Club on Friday, 2 December in the Grand Ballroom, 6:30pm-10:30pm. We hope to see you all there for a great evening of good food, fun and dancing.

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