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Help all the people in the world
who care for those who cannot play or eat
because they are sick or have no food.
Help all the people who have no homes
or enough money to look after themselves or their family.
Help them God – help them to know that you care for them
and that other people will help them and look after them too.


Rebecca Barfoot
Assistant Principal

Year Six News

Year 6 has continued their busy schedules this term, completing a Confirmation Saint research project, Science assignment and preparing for their Speaker of the Year presentations last week! The standard of oracy skills was very high and the students did a fantastic job of informing, entertaining and persuading their audience in their chosen topics. Congratulations, Year 6 on your hard work preparing for this event.

We were very lucky to have Fr Gavin join us in a Zoom meeting to share and discuss the Sacrament of Confirmation with the students. He was very impressed with their level of knowledge and their reflections on their chosen Confirmation saint.

The students have enjoyed brainstorming and choosing themes for ‘Fun Friday’ each week. Styling crazy hair and wearing pyjamas is always a treat and wearing the colours of red, black and yellow or blue, white and green in celebration of Reconciliation Week have been highlights.

Alecia Gooch and Lori Coenen
Year Six Teachers


Library News

As the Year Five class has been writing Personal Recounts and the Year Six class is studying History for HASS we have been exploring some of the fantastic historical books, both fiction and non-fiction, we have in the Library.

Two very popular series are ‘My Story’ and ‘My Australian Story’ which cover a wide range of events and characters throughout history.

The two books shown below re-live the 2009 event knownas Black Saturday.


Denise Bowen
Literacy Co-ordinator


Sacrament Dates

We have allocated dates and times for Reconciliation and First Communion in 2020.

Tuesday 25th August (Week 6)
7:00pm Reconciliation Parent Information Night (Year 3 Classroom)

Friday 28th August (Week 6)
9:00am Reconciliation for Year 3 (Loreto Chapel) 
11:00am Reconciliation for Year 4 (Loreto Chapel)

Tuesday 1st September (Week 7)
7:00pm First Communion Parent Information Night (Year 4 Classroom)

Sunday 13th September (Week 8)
8:45am First Communion Mass for Year 4 (Holy Rosary Church)

Tony Corbett
Deputy Principal


Health, Physical Education and Wellbeing

Cross Country Training

Thank you to everyone who made it to training today. It is great to be able to have us all on site running again, these times have been missed. From next week training will be each Tuesday and Thursday 7:30-8:00am. Students that have other commitments at school will be released earlier.

Riverside Lions

We are hoping to have a hockey coach out for a few weeks to run some classes for students in various age groups. If you were interested in joining hockey I don’t think it is too late as most sports are now aiming to start in Term 3. I will hopefully have some more information shortly but feel free to search the name on the internet, something should come up.

Character Strength

This week we rolled out the second last character strength which was perspective. For the past two weeks the students have been exploring creativity. This is a strength that is strong in children and hopefully they can carry it on into their adult lives. I was reflecting on creativity on my ride to school and it occurred to me that I used to think it was someone who was good at art, drawing and probably works in marketing. Now I realise it is so much more than that. We are all creative in our own ways, it could be how you pack everything into your back for work, fit in all your daily duties in 24 hours and still get some sleep or perhaps create a meal that everyone in the house is going to eat. Have a think about your creativity and please email me If you have any good stories to tell about using it:

If you are looking to develop your creativity a bit further think about when you are most creative, can you bring those moments into other parts of your life? Think about times when creativity has helped you solve a problem, thinking more broadly may open up many new opportunities. What tends to hold you back from being creative? Is it possible to job craft some more autonomy into your work? That’s enough from me, enjoy being creative.

“Everything you imagine is real”. – Pablo Picasso


Cat and I have begun work on the presentation for student resilience. Please remember to email in any specific questions you may have to, it will help us tailor the workshop towards your needs and away from being to general.

Keeping Safe Curriculum

We will be running a couple of workshops for parents on what the keeping safe curriculum is and how it works early next term. It has been a few years since our last one and there have been some minor changes so may be of interest to you. Stay tuned for more details.

Andrew Boxsell
Health, Physical Education and Wellbeing Co-ordinator



Our strength this week is Perspective.
Perspective is seeing things from a different way and having a wider view of things and the world.

At school we can:

  • think about a problem in a different way
  • how our choices affect others
  • why a teacher is asking us to do something

An excellent short clip by Mark Ruffalo on perspective through empathy can be found at this link:

Andrew Boxsell
Health, Physical Education and Wellbeing Co-ordinator

Mini Vinnies

For the remainder of this term, Mini Vinnies will be holding a Tinned Food Drive. We are encouraging everyone to bring in some tins of food for the homeless. Please bring your tins to your classroom and place in the box provided.

Kindy/PP – baked beans

Years 1 and 2 – tuna and sardines

Years 3 and 4 – tinned fruit and vegetables

Years 5 and 6 – tinned spaghetti

At the end of the term we will donate all tins to St. Vincent de Paul.

So let’s get tinned up!

Music News

Eva-Marie Perissinotto (Dr P) will be running school choir practice on a Thursday afternoon (3:05 – 3:50pm) in the Music Room. All students from Years 1 to 6 are invited.

Hope to see you there!

Kathryn Horton is commencing music tutor lessons on Monday, 15 June.


Youth Group

24:7 Nedlands Youth Group

Youth Group Talk / Focus 

We recently focused on friendships and

highlighting an example of a good friendship that has developed over many years.

Key points:

  • Having friends helps us to know ourselves better.
  • Friendships develop when we are intentional with our relationships.
  • One way that we can be intentional in our relationships is to work out the other person’s love language.

Tony Corbett
Deputy Principal


Fun Friday!

For Friday Fun Day this week (12th June), the students have been asked to bring in an item or symbol that best reflects their character strength.

Any item can be brought in. For example, a superhero doll or figure that portrays strength and good judgement/positivity. The students will then discuss their symbol and explain their choice in class.

Normal school uniform routine will apply this week.



Fortnightly Tip: Active Listening

Listen to your children to find out how they are feeling, and what is going on in their lives. 

Sometimes your children may not tell you exactly what is going on with them. By actively listening, you can tell if they are happy or if something is bothering them.

Ask yourself:

  • Do I talk ‘to’ my kids or ‘with’ them?
  • When I talk with my kids, do I also really listen to them?
  • Do I stop what I am doing and give them my undivided attention?

To listen well:

  • Look at the person who is talking and occasionally nod, say “yes” or do something that signals you have understood.
  • Pay attention and think carefully about what is being said.
  • When the other person stops speaking show that you have really listened by asking a good question based on what they have just said.

“You can’t impose on kids in your own timing and expect that they will open up then. You just have to wait for that moment when they want to talk. It might happen when you’re washing up, when you’re driving the car or maybe late at night when they walk into your study.” – Sue Le Souef, solicitor.

Tony Corbett
Deputy Principal


Loreto Da Vinci

Loreto Da Vinci art sessions are returning next week – Wednesday 17th June


Sessions are $40 per student per class and all materials are provided.

If you would like to join our session or for any enquiries please contact Carolyn White at

Loreto Nedlands

69 Webster Street
Nedlands 6009, WA
p: (08) 6389 9400


Laughter, Happiness, Joy.

the search for truth.