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Dear Parents and Friends of Loreto Nedlands

As the school year closes, I am deeply moved by the collective strength and resilience that define our school community. This year has been unlike any other, with its unique set of challenges, but it has also been a year of incredible growth and learning.

To our students, you’ve exhibited remarkable adaptability and perseverance in the face of uncertainty. Your thirst for knowledge, coupled with your compassionate hearts and inquisitive minds, fuels the light of curiosity within our school community.

To the parents, your unwavering support, guidance, and understanding have been invaluable. Your partnership is a cornerstone of our success in nurturing these bright minds.

Our teachers and staff have worked tirelessly to provide a safe and nurturing environment for our students. Their commitment to excellence and their ability to innovate have been instrumental in maintaining the quality of education we provided. You’ve gone above and beyond to ensure the well-being and progress of our students, and for that, I am immensely grateful.

As we close this chapter and embark on a new journey, let us carry forward the lessons learned. Education extends beyond textbooks—it’s about resilience, empathy, and adaptability. Let’s continue fostering a culture of kindness, inclusivity, and continuous learning wherever we are.

Our Catholic faith has guided us through challenges, reminding us of the importance of compassion, forgiveness, and community. Through prayer and reflection, we’ve deepened our connection with God and one another. As we step into the future, may our faith continue to be a beacon of hope, inspiring us to live out our calling to be lights in the world.

Finally, I leave you with this thought… laughter is the language of the heart, a universal bond that transcends barriers. It’s the sound of friendships forming, the echo of shared experiences, and the melody of a vibrant community. Looking back on the year, we cherish the countless times we shared laughter – in classrooms, during recess, and at school events. Let’s carry this laughter forward, a testament to our resilience and the beautiful connections we’ve forged.

Here’s to more laughter and happiness in the journey ahead.

Warmest Regards,

Rika Andres, Principal, Loreto Nedlands


I take this opportunity to congratulate staff from Loreto Nedlands for successfully obtaining new positions in 2024.

Katie Sharman – St Peter’s Primary School – Year Three
Melina Dichiera – Emmaus Catholic Primary School – Education Assistant
Shelley Gibson – St Dominic’s School – Year One and Maths Support
Danielle Moore – St Michael’s Bassendean – Year Two
Lori Coenen – Sacred Heart Highgate – Year Four
Elizabeth Uchanski – Sacred Heart Highgate – Year Six
Amee Coles – St Jerome’s Primary School – Pre Primary