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
Parent are reminded that Book Club will be held on Monday 20th May commencing at 3.20pm in the Library. Afternoon tea will be provided and the book club will conclude at 4.20pm.
From time to time it is important that medications are administered during school time. In order to ensure safety for our students during medication administration, it is important that parents follow a few procedures. A Request for Administration of Medication at School needs to be completed using the correct school form. The form is available from the administration office. Once the form is completed it needs to be handed to the class teacher with the required medication. The class teacher will send the medication and the form to the administration office where the medications will be stored in a secure location and administered to the student, as required.
Loreto Nedlands has an attractive, simple to navigate and informative new website. Parents are encouraged to take a look at the website from time to time. All newsletters, essential forms and policies are available on the website. Term calendars are also available on the website for parents’ convenience – www.loretonedlands.wa.edu.au
The Kindy children have all settled in beautifully this term and we have been so lucky to welcome Felix into our class. We have been very busy creating some lovely Mother’s Day presents for the Mums we are so grateful for! We have also been practising our syllabification and throwing beanbags into buckets when we hear syllables in words… getting our brains and bodies moving together!
For the next few weeks, we will be looking at our families and how wonderful and special each of them is and how different they all are! Thanks to the P&F donating their huge fair sign to us… we are creating a huge family tree that is going to be fabulous!
We are also enjoying this gorgeous sunshine while it lasts! Taking care of our gorgeous garden and waiting for our veggies to grow and playing outdoors before winter sets in!
We love Kindy!
Year 3 News
The Year Three students have been busy completing NAPLAN testing this week. Last week Mrs Corbett visited and the students made fabulous Mother’s Day cards and painted stunning portraits of their Mums. We have also welcomed our latest class member Xavier, he has joined the team with ease. In Humanities and Social Science, we are investigating Aboriginal culture and history. In English, we have started applying note-taking skills in our project writing and daily English rotations.
Year Three Teacher
Lego Club at Loreto
In the coming weeks, we are proposing a Lego Club to be held on Monday and Friday lunchtimes (1:00pm-1:25pm) in the Library.
If your child is keen to participate could you please email an expression of interest to Anthony.email@example.com
We are also looking for any donations of Lego to boost the amount of materials the students have access to. Again an email to myself would suffice.
Hope: A Character Strength
This fortnight the school is focussing on the character strength of Hope. Hope is what helps us work towards our goals. It is about expecting the best for our future and working to achieve it. Interestingly it is one of five strengths that are most associated with satisfaction and happiness. A challenge with this strength is finishing the balance between realistic and unrealistic in terms of our hope and optimism.
What can we do to boost our hope you may ask? We can write about ourselves at our best at some point in the future. As a family or individual, we can set a goal and write or speak about the many reasons we will reach it. With children when something negative has happened we can talk about how it will pass and that things will improve.
These ideas have come from a book called Character Strength Interventions by Ryan M. Niemiec. It is not a book I would read for joy in the evening but it is loaded with information regarding character strengths.
Health, Physical Education and Wellbeing Co-ordinator
Loreto Ride to School Day
We will have our Loreto Ride to school day on Friday 24 May. It is a good opportunity for students to experience getting to school without a vehicle. If you live further than is reasonable to walk/ride/scoot then perhaps park a few blocks away and travel the last few blocks a different way.
We have raffle prizes for those people participating with the major prize being a $50 Rebel Sport voucher. Don’t forget there are bike racks around the side of the Performing Arts Centre which are easily accessed and out of sight if it gets full near the undercover area.
Please send photos of your travel experience to firstname.lastname@example.org !!
Health, Physical Education and Wellbeing Co-ordinator
A reminder that the Sausage Sizzle will be held next Wednesday, 22nd May. Could all orders be placed by 10.00am on Tuesday, 21st May.
Weekly Tip: Raising Adventurous Kids
Being adventurous in childhood, and adulthood, helps us continue learning and growing. It’s important for children to learn that adventuring can be fun, rewarding and safe.
- Encourage this by setting an example to your children: try new things, learn new skills and visit new places.
- Teach your kids how to identify and manage risks, so they learn how to confidently challenge themselves.
- Toddlers are tougher than you think. Don’t leave it too long to start taking children camping and on other outdoor adventures like walks and exploring trips.
- Model confidence to your children by showing interest in the world around you, there’s always more to learn, so explore with them.
Loreto Nedlands is now accepting enrolment applications for 2020 for our Pre Kindergarten and Kindergarten programmes.
Friday Coffee Fix!
Every Friday a coffee van will be available near the Webster Street top gate between 8:00-8:45am.
This is a great chance to catch up with Loreto Friends and get that morning coffee fix! Hot chocolates are available for the students as well.
|Origami||Crab soccer||Balloon volleyball||Creating our own mini basketball hoop and launcher||Building a model robotic hand|
The Extend Superstar is…
Chi Chi…for easily integrating herself into any activity that has been presented to her in a positive manner. She creates conversation with students in years 4, 5 and 6 within the program as well as with children her own age and younger.
What’s Been Happening?
This week we’ve been making our own healthy pizza, constructing kites, constructing marble runs and making Mother’s Day crafts and cookies. In addition to this, the children have come up with our activity for part of our enrichment program. The children have decided to perform a dance for the end of the term to showcase to their parents. They have come up with many song suggestions and discussed how we can incorporate everyone’s song requests and how we will blend the songs together. The next step is to come up with some dance moves with every child’s input, no matter the day they come to Extend and practice.
Letter of Appreciation
Thank you to our Loreto Nedlands community for their donation of Easter eggs for St Vincent de Paul. We have received a lovely letter of appreciation from St Vincent de Paul expressing their gratitude.