Specialist Learning Areas
ICT (Information & Computer Technology)
The school has a computer laboratory of 16 PC’s with each class having specialist computer classes once a week. Year 5 & 6 students have access to 15 laptop computers as well as having 4 PC’s in each classroom. Years 3 & 4 have access to another bank of 15 laptops as well as a bank of 6 desktop computers. PP to Year 2 have access to 8 PC’s located in the Junior Learning Arcade. There are 5 PC’s in the library for library search and research. Each classroom from Pre-Primary to Year 6 is equipped with a “Smartboard” interactive whiteboard. All Junior, Middle and Senior classes have access to 3 banks of ten iPads.
The school has a well-stocked, automated library and classes are timetabled each week for both research and borrowing. Children are encouraged to borrow both fiction and non-fiction books on a regular basis.
All children are to have a library bag to protect the books borrowed. If books are damaged or lost parents are required to pay for the repair or replacement of the book.
All children are involved in class music programs with regular weekly lessons, including Liturgical Singing and Senior Choir.
The Loreto Nedlands Private Music School provides individual tuition for students to learn a variety of musical instruments. Lessons take place during class time. Opportunity is provided for the children to be involved in the School Orchestra and various Ensembles.
Enquiries are to be made to the Music Coordinator.
Students participate in 120 minutes of Physical Activity per week which includes Physical Education lessons and three Fitness sessions.
Students are required to wear their Sport Uniform on the days their class has lessons.
|Kindy||Concert Term 4|
|Pre Primary||Nativity Play Term 4|
|Year 1 and 2||Musical Term 3|
|Year 3 and 4||Oracy Examinations Term 4|
|Year 5 and 6||Musical Term 2|
|Year 5 and 6||Speaker of the Year Term 2|
|Catholic Schools Performing Arts Festival Term 3|
|IPSHA Performing Arts Festival Term 2|
LOTE (Languages other than English)
Students from Pre-Primary to Year 6 have two x 30 minute lessons of Italian per week. This programme is funded under the auspices of the Italo Australia Association and is funded by the State Government.
Years 5 & 6 are involved in a camp program. Each year level has a specific focus on social development and is linked to curriculum areas.
Children who do not have a permission note signed by a parent or guardian will not be permitted to go on an excursion. A separate permission note is sent home for each excursion. The correct uniform is to be worn for all excursions.
Homework is set to develop organisational skills, to develop the ability to work independently and to study. Parental help will be needed to establish these patterns. Homework can be another opportunity for child/parent contact. There is a Loreto Homework Diary for children in Years 3 to 6 which parents are requested to sign each night.
Teachers set varying amounts of homework according to the child’s age and learning requirements.
|Years 1 and 2:||approximately 20 minutes Monday to Thursday (including reading)|
|Year 3:||approximately 30 minutes Monday to Thursday|
|Years 4 and 5:||30-40 minutes Monday to Thursday|
|Year 6:||50-60 minutes Monday to Thursday|