“Back in my happy place” .. .
We warmly welcomed students back to Loreto Nedlands yesterday.
The Loreto Nedlands Staff and community warmly welcome Principal Rika Andres to our Loreto Nedlands family. Rika brings a wonderful breadth of knowledge, experience and energy to her leadership role and will ensure that Loreto Nedlands continues to provide our students with positive, challenging and rewarding school experiences. Rika feels inspired by Mary Ward’s deep trusting in God and expressed her desire to foster the God given gifts and strength of others in her care.
We look forward to working with you.
Protocol for School Grounds during Covid-19
Should your child be late to school, please ensure that you do not enter the school grounds. Parents must wait at the gate with their child, telephone the administration office on 6389 9400, and a staff member will meet you at the gate to collect your child.
Parents are not permitted to enter the school grounds under any circumstances. This also applies to the Administration Office, which is closed to the public.
Administration can be contacted via telephone or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Prayers for Loreto Family
We ask that you please pray for the Smart family. We send the family our love and support and continue to pray for positive news.
We are adding some extra fun into this Friday at school. Tomorrow it’s Friday Hat Day! Children can wear a hat of their choice for the day. We look forward to seeing them and having a wonderful day.
Fortnightly Tip: Cyber Safety in Isolation
While practising social distancing to keep safe, you and your children are likely spending a lot of time online.
- Keep digital devices in communal areas.
- Allow digital devices only in areas of your home that can be supervised. Check in regularly with your child to see what they’re viewing.
- Set time limits that balance time spent in front of screens with offline activities.
- Talk regularly with your children to learn more about their digital friends. Ensure the friends your children communicate with digitally are people they know in real life.
- Use parental controls and install and regularly update filtering software to help block unwanted content, pop-ups and restrict access to specific content and pages.
- Make sure your child uses strong passwords on their accounts and devices.
- Cyber-bullying is often intended to damage a person’s relationships, social status or self-esteem. As a result, the warning signs can be harder to notice compared to physical bullying.
Warning signs might include: having difficulty sleeping, appearing anxious or having nightmares, withdrawing from activities and reluctant to say why, reluctant to eat or spend time having fun in the same way as before, hiding what’s on their device or computer from you.
- Send time nearby your children while they are using their devices so you can ask questions and take an active interest in what they are doing.
- Become tech savvy: the easiest way to do this is to ask your child about the sites or apps they are currently using at the moment and show you how to use them.