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Principal’s Message – September 19th, 2019

Dear Parents and Friends of Loreto Nedlands

Final preparations for Loreto Week celebrations are underway. Loreto Week will be celebrated during our final week of the term and will include a range of activities to acknowledge our rich heritage, traditions and values. Loreto Nedlands, established in 1931, has had a rich and varied history. Although the school has experienced many changes since its inception, the culture of the school, built on the values of Mary Ward and the founding Loreto Sisters, has remained steadfast. Loreto Week provides us with an opportunity to reflect with pride on the work of Mother Gonzaga Barry, whose dedication to establishing the school we now all enjoy, fills us with admiration and appreciation. We look forward to joining together to celebrate our school as a community, that embraces the values and traditions which define us as a Loreto school within the wider Loreto Australia network.

The International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”) is observed around the world each year on 21st September. It was established in 1981 by unanimous United Nations resolution. Peace Day provides a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to peace above all differences and to contribute to building a culture of peace. 

“God of peace, may your kingdom come.
Teach us to follow the ways of justice,
Teach us to walk the paths of truth,
Let integrity challenge the power that plunders,
When it tramples the poor And pours scorn on our hope.”

During these last two weeks the students are focusing on the character strength of leadership. At Loreto our students display leadership when they encourage others to get things done and maintain good relationships with their peers. They are good leaders by being themselves, not trying to be anyone else, and by playing, talking and working with others in a collaborative way. Leadership was Principal’s Message evident in our students earlier this week when the Year Five and Six students debated in their teams in the inter school debating competition. Leadership was displayed in the Jubilee Strings this week when they came together in a collaborative way to perform at the Perth Concert Hall and help each other use their gifts for the good of others.

Disco

The students are excited for the annual school disco on Friday evening. Sincerest thanks to our parents for all their hard work in organising the disco for the students. Particular thanks to the disco coordinators, Lauren O’Connor and Kerry Smart for all their work in preparing for the disco this year.

Interschool Athletics Carnival

The interschool team is competing in the IPSHA Carnival as I prepare this newsletter. It looks as though the weather has held out so the children can compete in dry conditions to the best of their ability. Once again, we thank Mr Boxsell for preparing the students for the carnival and for his encouragement of them to push themselves to achieve their personal goals.

Term Four Parent Voice Workshop

Parents are reminded about the Parent Voice Survey Workshop to be held at Loreto on Wednesday 30th October commencing at 6.00pm. The evening will commence with hospitality and then move into rotational groups to get feedback about the survey and actions planned to address various aspects. All parents are encouraged to come along. For catering purposes please register your interest in attending the workshop via the administration office.

Loreto Artist in Residence Program

The mosaic art works for the Artist in Residence program are coming along beautifully, under the direction of artist, Ms Carolyn White.

We look forward to inviting parents along to an Art Walk Evening on Friday 18th October at 6.00pm to view the completed art works as Ms White explains her processes of work with the students.

For catering purposes please inform the administration office should you wish to attend.

Italian Teacher

At the end of this term we farewell Italian Teacher, Mrs Lucia Circosta as she takes some personal leave in Term Four. Lucia will return to Loreto at the commencement of 2020. Our teacher for Term Four will be Ms Regina Peccia.

Book Club

Student book club scheduled for next week has to be postponed, due to some difficulty with getting hold of the books for the students to read. Books will be distributed to the students next week and the first Book Club for Term four will be held on Monday 28th October at 3.20pm.

I look forward to welcoming Parents and Friends to the Loreto Week Prayer Service on Friday 27th September commencing at 9.00am. The service will be followed by a whole school assembly that will include 4 music soloists performing and the distribution of the Growth Awards and the Circle of Friends Awards.

Best wishes for the week ahead.

 

Therese Hussey
Principal

 

Loreto Nedlands

69 Webster Street
Nedlands 6009, WA
p: (08) 6389 9400
e: admin@loretonedlands.wa.edu.au

Sincerity

All will be well, just come as you are.

All will be well, just come as you are.