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Principal’s Message – May 28th, 2020

Principal’s Message – May 28th, 2020

Dear Parents and Friends of Loreto Nedlands

Hooray for Fun Friday – Our Year Six class has chosen PJ Day as the theme. I personally can’t wait; however, there are a few stipulations which the children are already aware of. PJs chosen should be appropriate attire for school. Students need to ensure that they wear suitable footwear for outside play.

Yesterday we held the National Simultaneous Storytime based on the book “Chicken Divas”. The school was fortunate enough to have two stars from the book, Britney and Whitney join them in the LPAC. What outstanding performers they were. Such glitter and glamour. Impeccable voices. Most definitely contenders for Australia’s Got Talent I’m sure. Please visit the school’s Facebook page to view some snapshots.

During our Professional Learning Community meeting last week, the staff gathered and collated data based on students’ reading and comprehension results. This data has been collated and analysed from a whole school perspective. A Data Wall was created, which is only accessible to staff. This enables teachers to track student progress. Teachers will have ongoing collegial discussions around student progress and identify commonalities or trends amongst student cohorts. They will also be able to track if students are not progressing as they should be. This will assist teachers with their future planning.

This week we mark the commencement of National Reconciliation Week. In Year Four, students will be watching the apology and then creating artwork around joining hands to symbolise Reconciliation. Year Six will be learning about the impact of a lack of a treaty between the Indigenous people and the Commonwealth and why this is important going forward for Reconciliation. They will be listening and reflecting on the song ‘Treaty’ by Yothu Yindi.

The Year One class will hold a prayer gathering on Friday to reflect Pentecost Sunday. Parents don’t worry you won’t miss out as Miss Meneghello will upload to Seesaw.

The Year Six Class are connecting with Father Gavin via Zoom tomorrow. Their discussions will be around Confirmation.

A reminder that Monday is a Public Holiday and Tuesday is our annual Staff Day. I hope families will be able to take advantage of the lightened region restrictions and perhaps have a family getaway. Whatever you plan on doing. Enjoy!

COVID-19 has severely disrupted the delivery of teaching and learning in Semester One, 2020. The End of Semester Report will provide information about the student’s learning progress to date. Student Reports will be sent out on July 3rd. Student’s learning progress to date will be noted as: Above Expected Level, At Expected Level, Below Expected Level. Class teachers will provide a general comment that will include Literacy, Maths, Religion and attitude and behaviour. Specialist teachers will provide descriptors of what has been covered this semester.

Staff Changes

Term Two

Mrs Rebecca Longbottom is recovery well at home from her hip operation. We welcome Mrs Eva-Marie Perissinotto to our Loreto Community for the remainder of Term Two. Mrs Perissinotto has a Doctor of Philosophy (musicology) and Bachelor of Music as well as her Graduate Diploma of Education.

Mrs Eva-Marie Perissinotto

Our Italian Teacher, Mrs Lucia Circosta will not be returning for Term Two and has been replaced by Mrs Carolyn Winterbottom.

Term Three

Mr Andrew Boxsell will be taking long service leave for one year on a Monday and Tuesday commencing Term Three. Mr Anthony Corbett will be taking over Mr Andrew Boxsell’s sport on Monday and Tuesdays. Mr Andrew Boxsell will continue with Health and Sport classes, sport carnivals etc. that run from Wednesday to Friday. There may be a change in your child’s sports days as a result. Please keep an eye out for correspondence from your class teacher concerning this matter. Mr Rob Falloon will take over the role of class teacher for Year 3 with Mr Anthony Corbett as support teacher, and Tony will continue in his role as Assistant Principal.

Mrs Claudia Di Biaggio will also be taking long service leave until the end of 2020. We wish Claudia all the best for the remainder of the year as she continues to enjoy quality Nonna time with her grandchildren. Mrs Alecia Gooch and Mrs Lori Coenen will continue to teach the Year Six class for the remainder of 2020.

 

Rika Andres
Principal

 

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