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Dear Parents and Friends of Loreto Nedlands,

Welcome to Term Three. We certainly are experiencing cooler weather at the moment. For those still travelling in warmer climates, enjoy as it is freezing here! For the students that have returned, there was much excitement for the final Speaker of the Year at Loreto Nedlands last night. We warmly welcomed Emily Rossen, daughter of Mr Greg Rossen as our guest. Unfortunately, Mr Rossen was unwell and unable to attend. Emily graduated from Loreto Nedlands in 1996 and participated in two Speaker of the Year awards. Mr Rossen has been a proud supporter of this prestigious event for over 20 years. Congratulations to our Finalists. Harrison Mann (Winner), Harrison Mengler (1st Runner Up), John O’Connell (2nd Runner Up) and Lachlan Compton (3rd Runner Up) will represent the school at the IPSHA Speaker of the Year held at Scotch College on September 7th. I take this opportunity to thank Mrs Lori Coenen and Mrs Liz Uchanski, class teachers and Mrs Mary Bizacca who guided the children in their preparation. Thank you also to our adjudicators Mrs Kerry Brown, Ms Annemarie Hoyne and Mr Rodney McAllister, members of the Literacy Team at CEWA.

Last Thursday, Mrs Urchanski, our two student leaders and myself, attended the opening mass of The Spirit of the Arts at St Mary’s Cathedral. We wish our instrumental students all the best in their individual performances throughout the term.

We send our congratulations to Katie, James and Isabel on the arrival of beautiful Olivia Marie who was born on Monday at 2:45pm weighing in at 3185 grams (7.02 pounds). On Friday, we celebrated our Beginning of Term Mass at Holy Rosary. It was lovely to have families come along and celebrate with us.

You may not be aware of some significant international and national events this term that you may wish to acknowledge. July 30th marks the International Day Against Trafficking Persons and is also the International Day of Friendship. August 4th marks the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day with the theme “Little Voices, Loud Futures”.

Our Whole School Photo Day has finally been locked in for August 24th. We have tried our very best to ensure that everyone is present on the day so that we can obtain a whole school photo. Families, please ensure that your child is present at school, as photos taken on this day will be utilised for our final Leaves book.

Later this term, the school will celebrate its final Father’s Day on September 1, commencing with our Father’s Day Breakfast followed by Mass at Holy Rosary. I encourage you to place hold this in your calendars.

Please keep in your prayers our Confirmation candidates as they prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation to be celebrated, at Holy Rosary, Saturday evening on September 16th.

Please go to the Loreto Nedlands Website and peruse the Live school calendar for these and all other events.

Finally… below is a great song to listen to about being a superhero. We all need to draw on our inner superheroes sometimes. So as we begin the term… Let’s all be superheroes!

Kind Regards,

Rika Andres, Principal, Loreto Nedlands