Loreto Nedlands

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


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School News

Loreto Vietnam Fundraising

With the support of the P&F we will continue to raise money for Loreto Vietnam once again this year.  The money raised last year with the Colour Run was spent on library upgrades for Loreto Vietnam.  This year the CEO of Loreto Vietnam has asked for our assistance in providing clean and functional toilet facilities at Loreto Vietnam rural schools and Kindergartens. We will have a money thermometer set up in the LPAC to have a target to reach for fundraising.  We will collect gold coins each Friday for five weeks commencing on Friday 2 August.  All students are encouraged to bring in one or two gold coins to be donated each week.  Reminders will be sent out via the weekly class newsletters.


Book Club for students in Years Four, Five and Six will be held on Monday 19th August 3.20-4.20pm in the Library.  The book for Book Club is Angel Creek by Sally Rippin.  The books will be available for loan later this week.  Please let the administration office know if you would like your child to participate in Book Club which will be capped at 12 students.  Afternoon tea will be provided.

Kindy to Year Six Cross Country Carnival

Parents are reminded that the Kindy to Year Six Cross Country Carnival will be held at school on Thursday 1st September commencing at 9.00am.  Please come along if you can to support the children as they participate in the carnival.   Further details about the carnival are included in this newsletter.

Loreto Justice Lecture

The annual Loreto Justice Lecture will be held at Loreto Nedlands on Wednesday 31 July in the LPAC commencing at 7.00pm.  Parents and past pupils who are attending high school are encouraged to come along and listen to Dr Elaine McDonald, Head of Policy and Practice at Dublin University.  Dr McDonald is a great proponent of the vision of Mary Ward and the educational legacy of the Loreto Sisters.   The public lecture promises to most enlightening as Elaine takes the audience on a journey of exploration of how we can keep alive the memory and vision of Mary Ward as ‘bearers of a dangerous memory.’  This is a free event and bookings can be made via the Try Booking link https://www.trybooking.com/BDVAN


Term Three Dates

Please keep an eye on the term planner for dates for this term.  Please note in particular that the Year Four Class Mass is on 17 September at 9.00am in the Loreto Chapel.  This was listed twice on the term planner.

Loreto Nedlands Transition to School Playgroup

We are excited to announce that Loreto will be offering a playgroup to our families and the wider community. Playgroups are a great way for families to provide their children with new experiences and opportunities to play, socialise, and discover their world.

WHEN: Mondays – starting 10th of June
TIME: 9:00am to 10:30am
WHERE: Loreto Nedlands – Pre-Kindy Room (Stanley Street)
BRING: A hat, water bottle and a piece of fruit to share

Playgroup at Loreto Nedlands is for children 0-4 years and their parent/caregiver.

For more information and to register your interest please contact: 6389 9400

Amendment to Term Three Calendar

Please note that the Jubilee Strings and Choirs Assembly tomorrow, Friday 26 July 2019 is at 2.30pm (not at 12.30pm as stated in the Term Three Calendar).

PE News

Cross Country

We will be holding our inter-house cross country carnival on Thursday 1 August at Loreto Nedlands. This year we will mix the senior class events amongst the junior events. This is a fun event that allows the younger students to get a taste for cross-country leading into the later primary years.

Event 1    9.15am             Year 6   Boys/Girls approx. 2.5 km 

Event 2   9:40am               Kindy     Boys/Girls 

Event 3   9.50am               Year 5   Boys/Girls approx. 2.5 km 

Event 4   10:15am            PP          Boys/Girls 

Event 5   10.25am            Year 4   Boys/Girls approx. 1.5 km 

Event 6   10:45am            Year 1    Boys/Girls 

Event 7   11:00am            Year 3   Boys/Girls approx. 1.5km 

Event 8   11:20am            Year 2   Boys/Girls  

Students will need to be in their house tops for this event. House Winner, Champion and Runner-up trophies will be presented at the conclusion of the final race. 

Time line of events is used only as a guide; races may commence earlier/later depending on various factors. 

If you are available to help with set up or pack down or to marshal on the course please let me know, any help is greatly appreciated.

Andrew Boxsell
Health, Physical Education and Wellbeing Co-ordinator

Academic Growth Award

At Loreto Nedlands we value and rejoice in the academic growth made by individual students and are pleased to announce a new ‘Growth Award’ to celebrate these achievements. 

The award will be presented at the end of each semester to acknowledge one student (in each class) that has made the highest academic growth in either Literacy or Numeracy.  Academic growth is not based on a final mark. It measures how much progress a student has made between two points in time (eg: from the start of Term 3 to the end of Term 4). 

We look forward to presenting these awards at the end of Term 4. For more information please see your child’s classroom teacher or Mrs Barfoot. 

Year Two News

What a wonderful way to start the term yesterday in Year Two. The classroom was buzzing with excitement as the students enjoyed ordering from a menu to celebrate the start of their CAFE learning experiences this term.

Pre Kindy at Loreto

Loreto Nedlands will be offering an extra day (Thursday) in Term Four for Pre Kindy.

Please register your interest now to secure your child’s place for an extra day in Term Four.

Weekly Tip: Helping Your Kids Feel Special

The Fathering Project

This week, we’re looking at helping your kids feel special. Try our tips:

  • Genuinely seek their opinion and show them you value their thoughts by acting on them, paying attention and discussing their ideas.
  • Encourage their unique creativity; watch, listen, and give feedback to their ideas or art.
  • Display their artwork and other creativity.
  • Point out something about them or an interest that makes them unique, and that you love that about them.


Tony Corbett

Deputy Principal

School Banking

Got your eye on something?

If you really want to buy something, the quickest way to get it is to save up for it.

Our children putting away even small amounts of their pocket money will soon help their savings build up and grow.

Our Dollarmites programme at Loreto encourages our students to put money aside every week. Our parent volunteers visit every Monday to deposit your child’s money into their Commonwealth Bank account.  Each deposit regardless of dollar value will incur one token.  As your child saves tokens they are eligible for a range of prizes.

No deposit amount is too small!  To find out more please contact the Administration Office.