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Principal’s Message – November 28th, 2019

Principal’s Message – November 28th, 2019

,Dear Parents and Friends of Loreto Nedlands

The Christmas Season has been evident in shopping centres since early November.  In fact, my local supermarket has been selling Christmas food items and decorations since September.  We cannot escape the early commercialisation of Christmas, however, we can take a step back and focus our attention instead on the meaning and promise that Advent has to offer.  The new Liturgical Year commences this Sunday with the First Sunday of Advent on 1st December.  As a Catholic community we will commence the lead up to the great feast of Christmas during the four weeks of Advent.  This is a time of prayer and preparation to truly welcome the message of God. To wait for the Lord who comes, means to wait and to watch so that the Word of Love enters inside us and focuses us every day of our lives.

‘Awaken! Remember that God comes! Not yesterday, not tomorrow, but today, now! The one true God, “the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob”, is not a God who is there in Heaven, unconcerned with us and our history, but he is the-God-who-comes.

We are enjoying the company of our visitors from St Joseph’s, Wyndham.  The Year Six visitors enjoyed class time with the Loreto Year Six students this morning before heading off to Scitech.  We are most grateful to the Loreto Year Six parents for providing food, bedding and toiletries for our visitors.  Our partnership with St Joseph’s Wyndham is important to both schools.  Our students are enriched by having the opportunity to interact with our visitors and the St Joseph’s students and staff are most grateful for the accommodation that is provided at Loreto for their Perth Camp.

A staff list for 2020 is included in this newsletter.  You will see on the staff list that we have two new staff members at Loreto next year.  We welcome Caterina Hurle, Social Worker, into this newly created position at Loreto.  Caterina will work at Loreto every Friday in 2020.  We welcome Alecia Gooch as tandem teacher in Year Six.  Alecia joins us from St Brigid’s, Middle Swan, where she is currently a tandem teacher and Literacy Coordinator.  We welcome Rebecca Longbottom back from maternity leave, as she recommences her music teacher position.  Jessica Joseph returns to her substantive full-time position as classroom teacher in 2020 following her maternity leave.  Claudia Di Biaggio is reducing her hours in 2020 so she can have more time to enjoy the joys of her new role as Grandmother. 

At the conclusion of the year we farewell Margie Weeldenburg, Liz Leith and Michelle Debuf.  We thank these staff for sharing their gifts and talents with the school community and for their commitment and dedication to their various roles.  They will be missed.  We wish Margie, Liz and Michelle all the best with their future endeavours.

Twilight Christmas Market

Please come along to the Twilight Christmas Market on the front verandah on Friday 29th November commencing at 6.00pm.  Stalls will be available for some Christmas shopping and refreshments will be available.  The event is a wonderful opportunity for parents to come together, enjoy each other’s company and browse the various items that will be available for purchase.  Please note that this is an adult only event.

End of Semester Reports

End of term reports will be available, via SEQTA, on Monday 9th December.  Please check your SEQTA log in details prior to the date so you do not experience any delays in reading your child’s report.  Parents are reminded that the expected standard for each subject in each year is described as ‘C’ or Satisfactory.  Many students will be given the same grade in Semester 1 and Semester 2, even though their teachers have observed growth in learning, bearing in mind that work in Semester 2 builds on Semester 1. Maintaining a grade indicates students have held their own in the face of more advanced material and in this way have grown in their learning.  At Loreto the reports are sent home prior to the end of the Semester so parents have time to see their class teacher should they have queries about the report.

We are enjoying the added assistance of student teachers from Notre Dame University this week.  The students are assisting in a number of classes and we wish them well for a successful two-week teaching practice.

 I look forward to welcoming parents and friends to our final Circle of Friends and Merit Award Assembly on 29th November commencing at 2.30pm.

The new Liturgical year commences this Sunday with the First Sunday of Advent on 1st December.  As a Catholic community we will commence the lead up to the great feast of Christmas during the four weeks of Advent.  This is a time of prayer and preparation to truly welcome the message of God. To wait for the Lord who comes, means to wait and to watch so that the Word of Love enters inside us and focuses us every day of our lives.

‘Awaken! Remember that God comes! Not yesterday, not tomorrow, but today, now! The one true God, “the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob”, is not a God who is there in Heaven, unconcerned with us and our history, but he is the-God-who-comes.

We are enjoying the company of our visitors from St Joseph’s, Wyndham.  The Year Six visitors enjoyed class time with the Loreto Year Six students this morning before heading off to Scitech.  We look forward to the shared barbecue this evening.  We are most grateful to the Loreto Year Six parents for providing food, bedding and toiletries for our visitors.  Our partnership with St Joseph’s Wyndham is important to both schools.  Our students are enriched by having the opportunity to interact with our visitors and the St Joseph’s students and staff are most grateful for the accommodation that is provided at Loreto for their Perth Camp.

A staff list for 2020 accompanies this newsletter.  You will see on the staff list that we have two new staff members at Loreto next year.  We welcome Caterina Hurle, Social Worker into this newly created position at Loreto.  Caterina will work at Loreto every Friday in 2020.  We welcome Alecia Gooch as tandem teacher in Year Six.  Alecia joins us from St Brigid’s, Middle Swan, where she is currently a tandem teacher and Literacy Coordinator.  We welcome Rebecca Longbottom back from maternity leave, as she recommences her music teacher position.  Jessica Joseph returns to her substantive full-time position as classroom teacher in 2020 following her maternity leave.  Claudia Di Biaggio is reducing her hours in 2020 so she can have more time to enjoy the joys of her new role as Grandmother.

At the conclusion of the year we farewell Margie Weeldenburg, Liz Leith and Michelle Debuf.  We thank these staff for sharing their gifts and talents with the school community and for their commitment and dedication to their various roles.  They will be missed.  We wish Margie, Liz and Michelle all the best with their future endeavours.

Twilight Christmas Market

Please come along to the Twilight Christmas Market on the front verandah on Friday 29th November commencing at 6.00pm.  Stalls will be available for some Christmas shopping and refreshments will be available.  The event is a wonderful opportunity for parents to come together, enjoy each other’s company and browse the various items that will be available for purchase.  Please note that this is an adult only event.

End of Semester Reports

End of term reports will be available, via SEQTA, on Monday 9th September.  Please check your SEQTA log in details prior to the date so you do not experience any delays in reading your child’s report.  Parents are reminded that the expected standard for each subject in each year is described as ‘C’ or Satisfactory.  Many students will be given the same grade in Semester 1 and Semester 2, even though their teachers have observed growth in learning, bearing in mind that work in Semester 2 builds on Semester 1. Maintaining a grade indicates students have held their own in the face of more advanced material and in this way have grown in their learning.  At Loreto the reports are sent home prior to the end of the Semester so parents have time to see their class teacher should they have queries about the report.

We are enjoying the added assistance of student teachers from Notre Dame University this week.  The students are assisting in a number of classes and we wish them well for a successful two-week teaching practice.

I look forward to welcoming parents and friends to our final Circle of Friends and Merit Award Assembly on 2th November commencing at 2.30pm.

Best wishes for the week ahead.

 

Therese Hussey
Principal

 

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