Congratulations to our Year Four to Six students who represented Loreto Nedlands in the Interschool Chess Competition at St Paul’s. Captained by Takahiro Yamada, Loreto Nedlands positioned as the overall winner, A and B division winners, Jayden Song and Jewel Reutens, and Spirit of the Game Awarded to Thomas Baker.
Congratulations to our Year Six students who received the Sacrament of Confirmation on Sunday. Thank you to all those who came to celebrate with our students, including peers, Altar Servers, representatives of Loreto Choir and family and friends. Special thanks to Very Reverend Vincent Glynn, (Episcopal Vicar for Education and Faith Formation) and Father Gavin for presiding and our Teachers Julia Waller and Natalie Cloud in preparing the students.
The School Board and Staff formally farewelled Mr Eric Chidlow, Board Chair, on Friday May 7. I take this opportunity to thank Eric for his years of service to the school, especially for his guidance and mentoring in my first year at Loreto. I am delighted to inform you that Mrs Laura Willox has accepted the position of Loreto Board Chair. Loreto Ministries Limited and the Loreto Nedlands Board are greatly appreciative of Laura stepping up to the position of Board Chair, and I look forward to working alongside Laura as we embark on our new Strategic Plan.
In this very special week of Holy Week and the last week of Lent, we take the time to reflect and give thanks for the many opportunities that have arisen this term as we prepare for the Easter Season. Our students have excelled in all areas of their schooling. There is much to be grateful for.
The leadership team attended the Principal Forum on February 15. The forum launched the QCE Policy Hub, Quality Catholic Education, under the four pillars – Catholic Identity, Education, Community and Stewardship. Further details to follow.
The staff and children have certainly settled well into the new school year. I am very impressed with the Year Six students and the leadership they have already demonstrated in the first two weeks. We have already had a few conversations, and our First Fun Friday fundraiser was a huge success. The children thoroughly enjoyed the tabloid sports opportunities provided by the Year Six students during lunchtime. Thank you to all families for your generous contributions.
Mary Ward’s virtue of FELICITY: God is rich enough for us all MW 1630
Welcome to “Take Two” Term One 2021. This is a special edition of the Newsletter as we missed out last week. There will be another Newsletter next week which will then return to our fortnightly routine.
It is with great pleasure to be a part of Loreto as we launch the Year of Felicity – facing the year with Optimism. Please see the acronym that was shared with us through Loreto Ministries.