LifeLink Day 2019
LifeLink Day 2019 will be officially launched on Wednesday 5th June 2019 during WA Week. It is appropriate that during this week of celebrating what is great about our State, that we focus on and remember people in need within the community – our ‘brothers and sisters’ right here ‘at home’ in WA.
LifeLink Day provides a wonderful opportunity for students attending Catholic schools within the Archdiocese of Perth, to join together to show their collective support for the many Church social service agencies – agencies which on behalf of us all, reach out to provide practical care and direct assistance to thousands of people in need within the community each year.
We don’t ask why people are in need; we don’t ask them to explain to them to explain how; we don’t judge them nor do we condemn them.
We simply say, “Here’s someone in need; here’s someone who is finding life a real struggle at the moment; here’s someone who has the same hopes and dreams as we do, but whose life hasn’t worked out the way they would have hoped – and we ask ‘How can I help?’.
Loreto Nedlands will be celebrating and raising funds for LifeLink on Friday 7th June. Mary Ward Captains, Makayla Vo and Thomas Kirwan have organised a “Free Dress Day” for all students from Pre-Primary to Year 6 in exchange for a $5 note! Should students wish to donate a “gold coin” they are only permitted to choose one “free dress item” eg: crazy socks or tie, different coloured jumper, etc.
Kindy students will be celebrating LifeLink Day on Thursday 6th June. In exchange for a $5 note, they may wear any fancy costume they wish eg: Spider-Man, Princess, etc.
Let’s join together to provide “hope” and “love” to people in need!
Year Five and Six Book Club is scheduled for Tuesday 18th June from 3.15-4.15pm. Thank you to the parents of students attending for accommodating the date change. A Book Club specifically for Year Four students will be held on Monday 24th June. The book will be made available to the students very shortly and parents who are interested in their children participating are asked to notify the office.
We are currently accepting enrolments for Pre-Kindy and Kindy students to commence in 2020 and 2021. As a small school, we are often challenged with enrolments in an ever increasing competitive school market. We are proud of the quality of education that is offered at Loreto and the range of programs that are available to our students. We ask that our current parents assist us in promoting the school to family and friends and encouraging new families to come along to the School Tour planned for Thursday, 20th June at 9.30am.
Past Pupils Event
Extend After School Care
Extend After School Care provider, Natalie, is a qualified primary school teacher and she provides a quality program for students from Kindy to Year Six every afternoon. Natalie prepares a range of varied activities to ensure the students have an enjoyable experience and are fully engaged as they participate in the program. Parents are encouraged to enrol their children for after-school care and are welcome to come and see Natalie after school to find out more about the program at any time.
Year Five and Six Pop Up Musical
Perth Youth Theatre staff will commence working with the Year Five and Six students on Monday 10th June for a two week period to prepare the school musical. The two week preparation period will culminate with a performance evening on Friday 21st June. Tickets for the performance will soon be available and parents, relatives and friends are encouraged to come along to enjoy the musical performance by our senior students.
Loreto Community 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
Year One News
Lots of learning has been happening in Year One this term! We wrote acrostic poems about our mums and made pasta picture frames for them as gifts for Mother’s Day. In Maths, we have been learning lots of different strategies to help us with addition, place value, number tracks and following directions using left and right! Mrs DB still gets confused between her left hand and right hand, but she always reminds us that our left-hand makes a capital “L”! Our History lessons have focused on exploring the past! We went on an exciting excursion yesterday to the Shipwreck Museum and visited an olden day classroom. Miss Brown was a very strict teacher and we listened very attentively, wrote on slateboards as neatly as we could because we did not want to get the cane. We saw how washing, cleaning and going to the toilet was done in the olden days. Not pleasant at all. We are now going to write a recount about our adventure! We have also been looking at different features that make up a sentence, so we can write SUPER SENTENCES!
James, Xavier and Vincent
Starting a new school can be a daunting prospect but the three brothers who joined Loreto Nedlands this year had the comfort of knowing their siblings were close at hand.
James joined Year Four, Xavier entered Year Three and Vincent started school in Pre Primary just a few weeks ago. This is a very rare occurrence with three siblings entering the school in the main intake years at Loreto Nedlands at the same time. However, this close-knit bunch is settling in well along with all students of 2019.
They were keen to explain the high points of school so far. “My time so far has been great. I have made new friends, we play Sports and Science is really cool. Mr Corbett is the best teacher ever,” says Xavier.
Vincent was also keen to advise that he loved wearing his Barry house shirt.
The happy trio has enjoyed a busy first few weeks at Loreto and a whole host of events and experiences.
When it comes to collaboration Jacob Cassey has more experience than most other 14-year-olds.
The Perth teenager has helped to design a new website for Millennium Kids, an environmental organisation that empowers young people to become leaders and work together to solve problems and make a difference in their communities.
As a Year 6 student Jacob attended the MK20 UNconference in 2016, where he and a team of young people worked with design consultants to discuss better ways to get MK stories out into the world.
“Kids had their input, and a range of strategies were discussed to raise the profile of Millennium Kids,” says MK chief executive Catrina Luz Aniere.
“A new website was a key recommendation.”
Jacob put his hand up to lead the team and act as a link man between the kids and the design company Media on Mars.
“He helped to develop the grant and worked with our Youth Board and Media on Mars to develop the website framework and report to the MK Council on progress,” she adds.
A Lotterywest grant of $38,000 went towards website development, branding and project costs. The new site, launched in April, will be used as a tool to help Millennium Kids support the environment and sustainability-based education for children.
It now features video content and easy-to-navigate functions to highlight current and upcoming events and projects.
“We made the website so it can connect more MK kids together,” Jacob says.
“We’re going to create a ‘back end’ so everyone can communicate, like (by) texting or emails, and you can see other people’s projects and if they need help with anything, you can help them out.
“The front end has the issues we are focusing on, some videos that we’ve made, history and timeline. It has some of the projects that are going on so that the whole world can see, like Hoang’s edible cutlery.
“Hoang (another MK member) and his team are making edible cutlery for schools so after you’ve eaten your food you can eat that so then you don’t get as much wastage.”
Jacob found working as the intermediary between his MK pals and Media on Mars was a great experience and he’s learnt a lot, including what’s involved in building a website.
“It did help with my confidence, being in the middle and being like the reporter for each side,” Jacob says.
“For MK, I was telling Media on Mars what the kids wanted in the website, and then when Cat (MK CEO) and I met with Media on Mars, after, we would report back to Millennium Kids on what has happened with the website.”
Jacob is still passionate about working with MK.
“I want to grow up in a world that is sustainable and doesn’t have pollution, and I don’t want younger generations to go through what we’re experiencing now with all the pollution in the oceans and in the air,” he says.
Weekly Tip: Teaching Responsibility
The Fathering Project.
- Encourage and expect your kids to take responsibility for their actions – be a role model through your own behaviour.
- Avoid playing the “blame game” when something goes wrong.
- Show them how to own their actions by apologising when you make a mistake.
- Teach them to accept responsibility – encourage reflection on their behaviour, apology for their mistakes and learning a lesson to learn from the experience.
Head lice are tiny insect parasites that live on your head and feed on your scalp. They reproduce by laying their eggs on your head. Head lice are not dangerous, do not carry diseases, and are not a sign of poor hygiene.
Head lice are spread by head-to-head contact with another person who has head lice. Head lice can run from one head to another in seconds. Head lice cannot fly, jump or swim, but they can sometimes swing from one hair to another.
Unless you can easily see the head lice, the speed at which they can move makes checking dry hair unreliable.
To check hair for head lice:
- Carefully comb plenty of hair conditioner through dry hair. The conditioner slows the head lice down so they can be trapped in the comb.
- Comb hair again in sections using a metal fine-tooth ‘nit comb’ (available from most chemists).
- Wipe the waste from the comb on a white paper towel. Look for head lice and eggs using a magnifying glass in strong light, such as sunlight.
- Use a magnifying glass in strong light to examine hair close to the scalp, especially behind the ears and at the back of the neck.
If you find head lice:
- Check to see if anyone else living in your house has head lice – use the hair conditioner method described above.
- It is imperative to treat the head lice immediately. It is not enough to treat it just once, it is important to continue to check hair weekly for further outbreaks.
- Inform your school, child care centre, playgroup, neighbours and relatives so that other children and adults who have been in close contact can be checked.
- When the treatment is completed and all head lice and eggs have been removed, continue to check hair weekly for further outbreaks.