A warm welcome to all our families as we start the new term — a very special cheer to all Mothers. I hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day with your families. I look forward to celebrating this special day with you at our Mother’s Day Mass, followed by morning tea in the Mary Ward courtyard.
Firstly, I take this opportunity to thank the staff and students for an incredibly successful Term One. Staff have guided our students to excel academically, musically, physically, spiritually and emotionally and have been so generous in fundraising for those less fortunate than ourselves. Thank you, parents, for your support.
Tomorrow Pope Francis’s Call to Prayer is for the consecration of Ukraine and Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. If you wish to participate, or read please click on the link https://bit.ly/352myM6. Please support our Children’s Easter Egg Raffle, where all funds raised will be donated to the Refugee Service Europe.
It is vitally important that parents and caregivers inform the school if their child tests positive for COVID-19.
To support our planning for your child’s classroom attendance, please continue to notify the school if your child returns a negative PCR/ RAT result, after:
- being identified as a close contact (Day 1 test to return to school as an asymptomatic close contact), and/or
- being identified as a household close contact (Day 7 test to conclude quarantine).
To help streamline this process a COVID-19 Self-reporting Form for Students and Staff members has been developed by Catholic Education WA (CEWA). Parents and caregivers can now inform the school of their child’s positive or negative COVID result via the button below. The information will go directly to the Principal, prompting our COVID response.
Please do not underestimate the importance of informing the school of a positive COVID case. Your actions will ensure the risk to others is minimised and that we do our very best to limit the spread of the virus across our community.
As we draw a close to Week Six, I take this opportunity to thank all families for your ongoing support and also my staff for their continued vigilance around COVID mandates. The staff have displayed their readiness for online learning numerous times by seamlessly moving across at short notice for individuals and whole class settings. I extend my sincere gratitude to all staff for their flexibility.
How lucky we are to be experiencing such beautiful weather and Freedom within our school setting. Your children have indeed begun to nurture existing branches of friendships and develop fantastic new roots as we conclude Week Four.
Firstly, I warmly welcome our new families to the Loreto Nedlands community. Some of our families were fortunate enough to commence at the beginning of the year, and others have joined us this week and next week. We look forward to watching your children grow and flourish during their time here at Loreto Nedlands.
This time of year is always extremely busy for everyone. Not only do we have the many wonderful celebrations at school, but there is also numerous end of year wind-ups for your families and the groups to which you belong outside of school.
As a Catholic School and living out the Charism of Mary Ward, it is our duty and responsibility to ensure that every child has access to quality, inclusive education. Currently, staff are completing the Disability Standards for Education e-learning modules. Completing the modules will also be a compulsory component of new staff induction and be part of ongoing accreditation for existing staffing 2022.
This week began with celebrating an important Feast Day in the Catholic Church – All Saints’ Day. All Saints’ Day commemorates all the saints in heaven. The feast dates back to the early Church when communities would gather and celebrate the anniversary of the martyr’s death. During the persecution under the emperor Diocletian at the beginning of the fourth century, the number of martyrs became so great that a separate day could not be assigned to each saint. Hence, the Church established a common feast day for all the martyrs. Here at Loreto Nedlands, we continue to pray for Mary Ward’s Beatification.