Mission Statement 69 Webster St Principal Loreto Nedlands inspires and empowers students to strive for excellence, Nedlands WA 6009 Jennifer Healey to be of service to others and 9386 7009 to confidently embrace life in the spirit of Mary Ward www.loretonedlands.wa.edu.au 11 December 2008 Vol 22 No 39 Dear Parents 2009 TERM DATES Prayer for Christmas The 2008 school year has been rewarding Semester 1 Lord Jesus and fulfilling for our school community. We Term 1: 2 Feb – 9 Apr The celebration we wait and celebrated the installation of the Mary Ward Term 2: 29 Apr - 3 Jul Sculpture in our beautiful new Mary Ward prepare for at Christmas is not Semester 2 about your coming in the past nor Courtyard and introduced new initiatives in Term 3: 21 Jul – 25 Sept the Pre Kindergarten and the small group your coming in the future. literacy and numeracy programs. We have Term 4: 13 Oct – 17 Dec It is about your coming here and achieved excellent results in the NAPLAN now … a lived presence in our national testing and have continued to Students excel in the area of Performing Arts, commence Monday lives. Music, Public Speaking and Sport. We 2 February 2009 have witnessed to and celebrated our Faith Lord Jesus through the sacraments of Penance, Uniform Shop will Your birth heralded a new way of Eucharist and Confirmation, our Prayer be open being … the Kingdom of God here Services, Gatherings and Masses. Friday 30th January among us now. 10.00am – 12 Noon It is with true thankfulness that we can Yours is a Kingdom of peace and reflect on 2008 and on our School love towards all. Community. COMING EVENTS I thank you, the parents, for your support in Lord Jesus so many and varied ways. Your generosity 16 December Mass & Thank You Your humble birth was celebrated of time is very much appreciated. The Parents Morning by some and went unnoticed by students are to be commended for their Tea others. enthusiasm to learn, to contribute and to embrace each opportunity. 9.00am The Angel’s message has Final Gathering resounded throughout the years. The Loreto Nedlands staff are dedicated 1.30pm “I bring you news of great joy. and committed to doing all that they can to Today a Saviour has been born. assist each child in their care. I thank them for all that they do to enable Loreto Term 4 concludes He is Christ the Lord.” Nedlands to offer the educational for students experience that nurtures and enhances our Tuesday Lord Jesus students’ learning journey. 16 December Wonder-Counsellor, Mighty God, I wish each of you a very Happy and Holy Prince of Peace. Christmas, a safe and enjoyable holiday This Christmas may we celebrate and God’s continued blessing in the New your presence in our lives, Year. live the message of peace and Yours sincerely goodwill to all, and stay in our hearts …Today is born our Saviour, Christ the Lord. Jennifer Healey Amen, Principal Farewells Graduation We farewell Anne Finn as coordinator of the The Year 6 and Year 7 students conclude their time Canteen and thank her for her work. Anne will be at Loreto Nedlands with their Graduation Prayer continuing as Teacher Assistant in the Pre Service and Award Ceremonies this week. The Kindergarten in 2009. Year 6 and Year 7 students are to be commended for their contribution to many aspects of Loreto Jennifer Hateley leaves to prepare for the birth of Nedlands in 2008. her first baby in February. We thank Jennifer for her work in the Kindergarten this year as Teacher Next Tuesday they will receive a special blessing at Assistant and wish her all the best for the birth of the Thanksgiving Mass at Holy Rosary Church at her baby. 9.00am. This will be followed by the Final Assembly at 1.30pm and placement of the Time Capsules. We thank Kerry Bullock who has worked as Congratulations to the Loreto Nedlands graduating Teacher Assistant in the Junior Years this year. We students of 2008. We pray God’s blessing be with wish Kerry all the best for the future. each of you as you enter High School. Brooke Brophy established and resourced the Pre Graduation Poem by Consuela Robb Kindergarten and commenced the Three Year Old Program at Loreto Nedlands. We thank Brooke for I came to Loreto the successful inauguration of the Pre Kindergarten When I was four program and wish her well for the future. I made many great friends We had fun galore. We thank Andrea Goodison for her dedication and commitment to teaching the Year 3 students this As I grew older year. Andrea’s energy and enthusiasm are much More friends I made appreciated. We wish her all the best for the future. Together we learnt We were never afraid We farewell Brady Leckie after nearly four years at Through the spirit of Mary Ward Loreto Nedlands. We thank Brady for his work and We learned to forgive commitment to the Physical Education Program Through the community of Loreto and for the contribution he has made our school. We learned to give We wish Brady every success in his new role at Christ Church. A school like Loreto Makes a student feel strong Student Leadership 2009 A community like Loreto Thank you to the Year 5 students who nominated We’re all proud to belong for Student Leadership for 2009. The speeches Thank You delivered for the Head Boy and Head Girl elections were also of a very high standard. Congratulations! The Student Leadership Team for 2009 will be Music News announced at the final assembly on Tuesday. The Loreto Nedlands Music Program, performances and the Loreto Nedlands Private Past Pupils Scholarship Music School continue to go from strength to The Loreto Past Pupils’ Association Scholarship is strength. awarded to the student who has displayed a high level of: Involvement; Leadership; Effort in study; Thank you to all staff, parents and students for your Service; Willingness and for being a positive support with the music program throughout the influence in the life of the school community. The year. Thank you also to all students in the Leading winner will be announced at the conclusion of the Choirs for the Graduations. Thanksgiving Mass on Wednesday. Rebecca Dean Music Co-ordinator Sacraments 2009 Thank You 31 May Confirmation Kathryn Horton would like to thank sincerely all the 14 June First Holy Communion families who have supported her this year with their 14 November First Reconciliation kindness and generosity. Reports 2009 Enrolment Forms for the Private Student Reports for Semester 2 will be sent home Music School are due by 12 December on Friday 12 December. 2008. LORETO NEDLANDS STAFF 2009 Physical Education News Leadership Team Swimming Lessons Principal Jennifer Healey Swimming lessons finish tomorrow, with the beach Deputy Principal Claudia Di Biaggio providing a great environment for the students to Assistant Principal Gill Holmes develop their skills further. Certificates will be given next week. Thank you to the classroom teachers Administration for their help during the past fortnight. Business Manager Darrilyn Hunter School Administrator Ellie Brooksby What an amazing year we’ve had at Loreto. It really has been an exciting year watching all the talented Support Staff students at Loreto blossom. Every student has Grounds person Preston Crothers improved since the beginning of the year, Canteen TBA developing skills they once found difficult. Specialist Teachers There are great challenges ahead for all and it is Library Peta Gray with sadness that I won’t be around to see the development of all students in 2009. Computer Robert Falloon Malcolm S. Forbes once wrote, “… Education's Music Rebecca Dean purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one”. I hope during my time at Loreto that students Physical Education Andrew Boxsell can reflect on and continue to use the philosophies they have learnt, whether they are in a physical, Education Support Alison Sillence emotional or social setting. LOTE (Italian) Jenny French Thank you to all of you who have helped me during my time at Loreto, I really feel I am leaving a family Class Teachers behind. Finally, thank you for the gift - which is your children, because at the end of the day that is Pre Kindergarten why we are all here. Teacher TBA Anne Finn (Teacher Assistant) Brady Leckie Physical Education Co-ordinator Kindergarten Justine Jacobs Judy Nadilo (Teacher Assistant) Computer News Jennifer Shepherd (Teacher Assistant) As we draw to the end of the year it is wonderful to see how Pre Primary the children have progressed, Claire Ludley gaining skill and confidence on Coral Fyfe-Bortfield (Teacher Assistant) the computer. Year 1's have started to learn touch typing Year 1 whilst some of the Year 6’s Jessica Knowles and 7’s can now type at over Melina Dichiera (Teacher Assistant) 50wpm with very high accuracy! The middle school Year 2 have been enjoying solving some creative thinking Claudia Di Biaggio (0.8FTE) puzzles on a site called "Fantastic Contraptions" go Rob Falloon (0.2FTE) to http://fantasticcontraption.com/ to play. Sonia Dowson (Teacher Assistant) Our new computers have certainly made a Year 3 difference to life in the lab this year and children Gill Holmes (0.8FTE) now have a much better computing "experience" Peta Gray (0.2FTE) whilst using them. Year 4 Don't forget that children should be supervised Judy McNeill whilst using the internet. Year 5 Finally I would like to wish all families a safe and Keith Shackleton blessed Christmas and look forward to seeing you Year 6 all next year. Catherine Rowe Rob Falloon ICT Coordinator Library News Class Parents 2009 Christmas is almost upon us and we have focussed Thank you to the following parents who have on the season of Advent in the library with children volunteered to act as Class Parents in 2009: discussing and creating symbols such as the star, angels and the Advent wreath. We have learned Kindergarten: Liz Dumas about the stories of Jesus’ ‘family tree’ from the Stephanie Keogh creation up to his birth with the decorations hanging Pre-Primary: Lisa Lawrence on the ‘Jesse Tree’. Tracy Enslin Our library stocktake is almost over and once again Year 1: Jacinta Willans with the help of our marvellous parent helpers, Elizabeth Hamer especially Amanda Webb (James), Sandy Davis, Year 2: Jennifer Pike Michelle O’Dea and Bernie Tan, a massive task Alisa Fassetta has been made manageable. Thank you so much Year 3: Margie Martin to all the parents who have supported us in the Anne McAuliffe library this year. You are truly wonderful. Year 4: Sally Jones Deb Anderson Passports have been sent home with the children Year 5: Michelle Grist for the Premier’s Summer Reading Challenge Elissa McKee 2008-09. This is a fantastic way for families to Year 6: Libby Danckert share good books and for children to keep up their Joy Marsh reading skills over the summer break. For more Nicola Hanlin information and a list of great books go to: Lee Andrews http://www.det.wa.edu.au/readingchallenge Cheryl Oprandi Peta Gray Teacher Librarian INVITATION The Loreto Nedlands P&F Association Birthday Celebrations Congratulations and best wishes to extends a warm invitation to all Loreto the following children who will be families celebrating their birthday between to attend our now and the end of the year. 2009 Welcome Sundowner/Picnic. 14 Dec Molly Haskett Harry Xavier 16 Dec Sienna Murie 18 Dec Matty McGrath 19 Dec Amelia McAuliffe FRIDAY 20 FEBRUARY Matthew Danckert 5-8PM Adele Raad IN THE SCHOOL GROUNDS 20 Dec Henry Longden 24 Dec Yachna Smith Castillo Shibi Doss Margie Martin 25 Dec Jolie Sertorio President 28 Dec Jordan Kestel 29 Dec Samuel Ng Canteen Roster Fri 7th Dec Caroline Chi Sally Anne Sweeney Mon 10th Dec NO CANTEEN Thank You Secretary for P & F Required Thank you to all the parents who have supported the Due to Monique Harpur’s generous offer to oversee canteen this year through volunteering your time and the Uniform Shop, a vacancy has arisen for through ordering lunches. Your assistance has been Secretary for the P & F. The role basically involves very much appreciated. taking notes at the meetings. Please see Keli Sertorio (0418 915 238) or Ellie in the office. Anne Finn Canteen Co-ordinator Uniform Shop The Uniform Shop will be open Friday 30th January 10.00am – 12 Noon.