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Issue 5 - 8 April 2011  
From the Principal
Dear Parents and Students

As we draw our school term to an end it is timely to reflect on all that has been achieved and to give thanks to God for the safe environment in which we have been privileged to live, whilst many other parts of our own country and the

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Senior Years News
Senior School Reports
Students studying Stage 1 and Stage 2 subjects will receive reports at the end of Term 1. In 2011, there will be some changes to the way reports will be structured. These changes are due to a combination of new SACE assessment processes as well as a change to new software for

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Middle Years News
YEAR 7 RETREAT
At the Monastery students focused on significant events in their lives and how they have helped to shape the person they are. Students spent time reflecting on their life events, participating in trust games and becoming familiar with learning how to slow their minds in silent, spiritual, meditational practice.

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MYP in action
The Year Nines are taking part in an exciting project that is both educational and enjoyable. They are learning about the structure and function of plants and nutrition, with a twist.

Each group of three or four girls chooses a plant each and grows it over time. After the plant is ready

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Ministry and Spirituality
Focus: Social Justice

This week I came across an article that indicated that at certain times in a year we may all suffer from what is known as ‘compassion fatigue’. We can feel overwhelmed by what pours over us from television, radio, newspapers and the Internet. The issues

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From the Boarding House
Next week we will be celebrating our inaugural Boarders’ Week. It will be a great opportunity to heighten the awareness of our Boarding School and for the boarders to share their stories with the day girls. On Monday the Boarders will be running the Senior Years assembly and will be showcasing their many
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Common Ground Project
Common Ground, Adelaide is based on a model that began in New York in 1990 where housing for homeless & low income people was built from deserted buildings and warehouses. Common Ground’s network of well designed, affordable apartments – linked to the services people need to maintain their housing, restore their
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From the Head of Primary Years
PARENT-TEACHER INTERVIEWS
Many thanks to all the R-5 staff members and parents who participated in our Week 9 Primary Years interviews. The R-5 teaching staff appreciated the opportunity to share valuable insights regarding our students. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact the relevant teacher via the student

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Primary Years Program update
Last week we submitted our “Our Application for Candidacy: Primary Years Program” to the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO), following a very successful full day Preliminary Visit from IBO representative, Marg Bartlett on the 21st March. The application included the results of our feasibility study. In addition, included was an audit of our
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Junior School Sport
State Swimming
Congratulations to Lauren Wormald (5B) who has been selected to represent South Australia in the 11 Year and under age group in Swimming. We wish Lauren every success when she travels to Melbourne to compete at the end of July.

Volleyball
We wish our Year 5,6,7&

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Learning Technologies
This is the final newsletter for Term One, as the holidays approach, and is the ideal time to remind you about digital technology and its use by young people. Our Loreto College students are confident and avid users of technology in its many forms but are less mindful of their ethical responsibilities. The Think
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Winter Uniform News
Supplies of Junior School shirts

We are running a little low on these items. However there will be a delivery in the first week of the school holidays; all other winter items are readily available.

OPENING HOURS DURING SECOND WEEK

Tuesday closed public

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OSHC News
VACATION CARE REMINDER
Vacation Care is almost here, so if you have not yet handed in your booking form for care during the holiday period, please do so no later than Monday the 11th April (Week 11). All bookings are needed by this date so staffing and catering can be organised.

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Invitation to Prayer
YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO HELP US PRAY AND REFLECT DURING HOLY WEEK LITURGIES

To be held in the Junior School hall daily from Monday 11th April at 8.30am

Monday: Palm Sunday
Tuesday: In the temple
Wednesday: The last supper

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Family Day thank you from the P&F President
As Convenor of Family Day I would like to express my gratitude for the great effort and enthusiasm shown by all on the day. The day was a huge success with most stalls enjoying a considerable increase in sales on last year.

Once again all were captivated by the gorgeous voices of

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Family Day Thank you
BEVERAGE STALLS
Acacias Café
- coffee Pas & Lee Clemente,Jo Totani, Rosanna Spagnuolo, Peter Clemente
Acacias Café - cakes Rosalie Gleeson & Phil Donato
Bar Tony Franzon, Vicki Franzon-Lewis
Coke Van Kathy & Terry McKenna

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Would you like to be a LAP volunteer?
Do you have an hour to spare each week?

If so, have you considered becoming a LAP volunteer at Loreto?
(No ‘special skills’ are required – just a caring and patient disposition and a desire to help children)

The Learning Assistance Program (LAP) recognizes that

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RAFFLE BOOKS
A reminder to return your raffle books, sold or unsold, by the 17th May 2011.

Don't miss out on your chance to win 50% off your College tuition fees or one of the other kindly donated great prizes, and at the same time, helping the Parents & Friends raise money to fund

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Dr Michael Carr-Greg
Dr Michael Carr-Gregg is one of Australia’s highest profile psychologists. Educated in Kenya, the UK, Australia and New Zealand he is married with 2 sons; for 7 years he worked as an Associate Professor in the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Melbourne before going into private practice. His PhD on adolescents with
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Entertainment Books
Books are now available from Di Wells at Junior Campus Reception or Cath Palumbo on 0403 229 043. Payment can be made by cheque, credit card or cash.

Could be a great gift for Easter or Mother's Day!

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Tuckshop Roster
Week 11 starting April 11

Monday
:  Help needed please
Tuesday:  Jayne Price
Wednesday: Help needed please
Thursday: Help needed please
Friday: Help needed please

Week 1 starting May 2

Monday: Help needed

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Term Dates
15 April - End of Term 1

TERM 2
2 May - Beginning of Term 2
1 July - End of Term 2

TERM 3
25 July - Beginning of Term 3
30 September - End of Term 3

TERM 4
17 October - Beginning of Term 4
6 December - End

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Diary Dates
Saturday April 9
Sport Round Play offs

Monday April 11
R-5 Holy week liturgies all week

Wednesday April 13
4.00 - 8.00pm Years 6 - 10 Parent Teacher interviews (M-Z)

Thursday April 14
SASSSA Group A Athletics Carnval

Friday April 15

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Southern Cross Cultural Exchange
LEARN ABOUT YOURSELF !

As Marcel Proust, a late 19th century novelist, wrote: “the real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes”. Host an international high school student in July through Southern Cross Cultural Exchange and prepare to be amazed at the way this

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Invitation to take part in research conducted by Flinders University
Over the next few weeks your child will be given the opportunity to participate in research. The School of Psychology at Flinders University is conducting a study which will help understand the reactions of children who have experienced a significant trauma. The research team is inviting healthy children who have not experienced any significant
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Walking with Dinosaurs special school holiday offer
WALKING WITH DINOSAURS SPECIAL SCHOOL HOLIDAY OFFER
Don't pay $89 - $119 for tickets!
Stage Door Promotions Special $40

Bookings must be made online at:
www.stagedoorpromotions.com

And follow these simple steps
1. Sign up for a free membership
2. Click

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From the Principal
Dear Parents and Students

As we draw our school term to an end it is timely to reflect on all that has been achieved and to give thanks to God for the safe environment in which we have been privileged to live, whilst many other parts of our own country and the world have been ravaged by tragedy and loss.
As we complete the fourth week of Lent, I offer the following reflection from “Daily Reflections for Lent and Easter” by Nathan D Mitchell:

The Wideness of God’s Mercy
An old Russian folktale tells of a woman whose evil temper was legendary. No one in her village could remember when she had last said a kind word or done a good deed. She lived alone, shunned hospitality, hated strangers, and did not suffer fools gladly. It made no difference who you were – the village priest, an orphaned child, a pious pilgrim – this woman had no favourites. She despised everyone equally. If a beggar dared come near her door, she began to scold and shout, and if that failed, she’d start throwing whatever she could lay her hands on. One day a poor villager came to her door and, seeing it open, entered without knocking. The old woman leapt to her feet, called him every name under the sun, gave him a swift kick and threw him out the door. As the much-abused villager limped away and before she slammed her door shut, the woman hurled an onion in his direction. He picked it up and ran off as fast as his legs could carry him.
Many years later, the old woman lay dying and felt herself falling toward a bottomless pit. Terrified, she looked up and caught sight of a radiant angel, with wings like long rainbows, holding in its hand a large onion. “Grab hold of this,” the angel cried to the woman, “It will carry you to heaven.” A ridiculous tale? Perhaps it is. But we should never underestimate the wideness of God’s mercy or the depth of God’s compassion. Grab hold of that onion.

Talbot Grove Landscaping
In the coming weeks, we hope to display the plans for the landscaping of the Junior Campus side of Talbot Grove. The plans are currently in for council approval and we hope to be in a position to commence work on this area in Term 2. The Capital Works committee would like to express its appreciation to Tony Zappia and Loreto Taglienti, who have led the work on this project. Tony consulted widely with Creanagh Callaghan and the junior school staff to ensure that the plans reflected a vibrant, environmentally sustainable learning environment within the allocated budget. We are also very grateful to Viesturs Cielins, who supported the project through the landscape designs. The College is indebted to the Parents’ and Friends’ Association for their generosity in funding this project, with a donation of $70,000 in 2010 and a further $70,000 in 2011. This is an extraordinary donation without which this project could not have become a reality. Through your support of the many fundraising activities of the P & F you have all contributed to this landscaping project. It is very much appreciated. Thank you all very much.

Family Day
Once again, Family Day was a resounding success on Saturday March 26th. Thank you does not seem a big enough word to express the gratitude we have for the generosity of all that is given so willingly by the Parents’ and Friends’ Committee and all the helpers they muster to assist on the day. Thank you all for your donations, your time, your commitment and your energy to ensure that this day is not only a fundraiser, but also a major community event in our College calendar. A very special thank you to Serena Gladwich and all the stall convenors; your organisation is second to none; you are all stars! A big thank you, also, to Marg Campbell, who always goes beyond the call of duty to ensure that she provides the necessary support to make the day a success.

Although the final figures are yet to be determined, the feeling generally from the organisers is that the day was a resounding success, both from a community and financial point of view. It is from events like this that we are able to fund projects such as the Junior CampusTalbot Road landscaping, so whether you were a stall holder, helped on the day, donated goods or came along on the day, you all contributed to the day’s success and I thank you all very much. You can see a full list of the names of stall holders further in this Newsletter.

Congratulations also to all our student performers. We were all very proud of you. Thank you for volunteering your time; it was very much appreciated.

Staff News
Best wishes to Sue Randell and Arch Volkhardt, who will be on leave in Term 2. Best wishes, also, to Amanda Smith and Sophie Corso who will both be on maternity leave for the remainder of the year. Ben Engel, who works in our IT department, will be on leave doing volunteer work in Thailand in Terms 2 and 3. We look forward to hearing about his work when he returns in Term 4.

We farewell Katrina Freer, our Boarding Resident Assistant, who has taken up a new position working with children with disabilities and we thank Katrina for all her work with our boarding students and wish her well in her new endeavour. We also farewell and thank Fiona Sullivan, who will be leaving us at the end of the first week of the April school holidays. Fiona has worked in the Senior Campus reception area, whilst Mallee Bower has been on leave.

We welcome the following staff to our College next term and hope that their time with us will be a rewarding experience:

Betty-Ann deBoer          Year 7 teacher/Year 6/7 Coordinator
Saru Rana                     Art Teacher
Carmel Shepherd           Kitchen Hand/Cook
Jacky Warren                Tuckshop Assistant
Nathan Cronin-Earl         IT Support Officer

We also welcome back for Term 2, Enza Iammarrone and Mallee Bower.

We wish safe travels to Mr Paul Foley and students Jade Pass (Year 11) and Clair Coat (Year 11), who will be travelling to London, Belgium and France on 12 April, on the 2011 Premier’s Anzac Spirit School Prize Tour, until 29 April. We look forward to hearing about their experiences of this wonderful trip on their return in Term 2.

Permission for leave during school terms
From time to time, there is the occasion where students need to take extended leave from school for various reasons. I would like to respectfully remind parents that requests for such leave must be addressed to the Principal and not directly to the class teachers. Whilst we understand that there are circumstances beyond your control when leave of absence may need to occur, I would like to emphasise the need to ensure that these requests are kept to an absolute minimum to ensure continuity for your daughter’s learning program.

Winter Uniform
A reminder that in Terms 2 and 3 the wearing of the blazer is a compulsory part of the College uniform when travelling to and from the College. The shirt and jumper are not to be worn as the outer garment. Blazers must also be worn on all formal occasions (e.g. excursions, performances, debating, etc) and whenever in public. A reminder also that if students are going into the city or visiting a shopping centre after school for extended periods of time, they should change into casual clothes and not be in school uniform. I ask all parents to support the College in assisting their daughters to maintain a high standard of personal appearance in relation to uniform expectations.


National Excellence in Teaching Awards – Recognising Excellence (NEITA)
The College has received nomination forms for the NEITA 2011 ASG Inspirational Teaching Awards. Nominations for outstanding teachers and leaders can be made by individual parents, the parent associations, school council, secondary student council and community organisations. Nomination forms are available in the reception areas of both the Junior and Senior campus. You can also download nomination forms from the following: www.neita.com.au. Nominations must be made by 29 July 2011.

Congratulations To:

  • All the students involved in the Common Ground Project. Our thanks, also, to Sue Randell, for her excellent co-ordination of this project. This is a great example of social justice in action, by both our students and staff. For more details, please refer to Sue’s article further in this Newsletter. 
  • Congratulations to our “A Grade Athletics” team on winning the overall shield for the second year in a row, in the Catholic Combined A Grade Athletics Carnival. The Athletics team were also successful in winning two of the four age champion shields, the U15 and U16.
  • Nicole Edmunds (Year 12) and Nicola Grant (Year 9), who have been chosen by the National Institute of Youth Performing Arts Australia to participate in their International Concert Tour to the United States of America from 22 May to 10 June 2011. This is a wonderful opportunity and we wish Nicole and Nicola a very rewarding tour. 
  • To Lauren Wormald (Year 5), who has been selected to represent South Australia in the 11 year and under age group on swimming. 
Condolences
To Lorna Jones, our Tuckshop Manager, on the passing of her father, Albert. May God keep Albert in His Loving care.

As this is the last newsletter for Term 1, I would like to take the opportunity of thanking you all for your support this term. I wish you and your families a happy and holy Easter and, for those who are going away for the school holidays, safe travels. I look forward to welcoming you all back in Term 2.

                                     “There is plenty of room at the table of God”

Rosalie Gleeson
Principal


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Senior Years News
Senior School Reports
Students studying Stage 1 and Stage 2 subjects will receive reports at the end of Term 1. In 2011, there will be some changes to the way reports will be structured. These changes are due to a combination of new SACE assessment processes as well as a change to new software for the generation of the reports.

As you may be aware, SACE assessment is based on student achievement against subject specific performance standards as well as their performance in different task types within each subject. For example in Stage 2 Geography students are assessed in the following areas:

  • Performance Standards Assessment Types
  • Knowledge and Understanding Fieldwork
  • Application Inquiry
  • Analysis Folio
  • Evaluation and Reflection External Examination 
At the end of the year, a student's final grade will be based on a range of tasks where performance standards are assessed multiple times. This is to ensure that fair and reliable conclusions regarding the students' performance can be made based on a wide range of evidence. Under this system the assessment of students is less reliable when it is based on a small number of assessment tasks.

At this point of the year Stage 2 students may have only completed one or two summative assessment tasks. Therefore it is not useful to make decisions about performance in terms of allocating a grade. For this reason, students in Stage 2 subjects will receive a comment only at the end of Term 1. This comment will provide up to date feedback about your daughter's progress. Parent/teacher interviews early in Term 2 will provide an opportunity for further discussion about each students' progress.

At the end of Term 2, students studying Stage 2 subjects will receive a comment as well as a progress grade. At the end of Term 3 students will receive a final report with a progress grade as well as a breakdown of grades for each of the assessment types in each subject. It is important to acknowledge that even at the end of Term 3, student grades are indicative of performance to that point and are subject to change as a result of final school based summative tasks, external assessment (such as investigations and examinations) and moderation by the SACE Board.

While the information included in Stage 1 reports will remain unchanged in 2011, the format will look slightly different due to the change in the software used to generate the reports.

If you have any questions regarding reports please contact either myself or Ms Penny Minchin.

Lee Swiderski
Curriculum Development Coordinator

Parent Teacher Interviews
Parent teacher nights have commenced with the first one for parents of students A-L in Years 6-10 conducted this week on Tuesday 5th April. Next Wednesday the other half of the alphabet (M-Z) for Years 6-10 will have interviews on Wednesday 13th April. Interviews for parents of Years 11 and 12 students will be conducted early in Term 2, Tuesday 10th May, 3.15pm-7.15pm in the Gymnasium. Meeting with your daughter’s teachers is a wonderful and profitable way to find out about your child’s progress and to work in partnership with the teachers to support her education. You are encouraged to make appointments with your daughter’s teachers and ask questions or seek comments about some of the following areas (tips offered by the Federation of Catholic School Parent Communities):

  • Child’s progress, strengths and weaknesses 
  • Child’s attitude
  • How to help at home with homework & assignments
  • Curriculum topics being covered
  • Child’s relationship with peers
  • Child’s response to rules and discipline
  • Child’s behaviour in class 
After the meeting it is important that you discuss the meeting with your child and follow up on any agreed action.

Mary Ward Connect Week
As mentioned in a previous newsletter 12 of our students visited either Loreto Toorak in Melbourne or Loreto Kirribilli in Sydney in Week 6 of this term. Below are some of the students’ responses about their experiences.

On Tuesday afternoon when we arrived at Loreto College Mandeville Hall, Toorak we were greeted by the Middle Years coordinator who informed us what we were going to be doing during our visit. She also gave us a brief tour of the beautiful college grounds which was followed by a morning tea with the group of Melbourne girls who were hosting us. We then went home with our host sisters to be introduced and spend time with their families. After chatting with the Melbourne girls, we all started to realise how much we have in common, not only within our school communities but our personal goals and values and this helped us to get along with each other so well.
The following day all the hosts and exchange girls travelled to Sovereign Hill in Ballarat for the day. This was really a highlight for us as we got to interact with not only the Toorak hosts and Kirribilli girls, but also the Ballarat girls who were hosting people from Loreto Coorparoo and Normanhurst. On this excursion we also learnt a lot about the history of Ballarat and involved ourselves in fun activities like sieving for gold, bowling and making candles which we then exchanged with our Connect sisters.
The Mary Ward Connect program was a great experience that I would definitely recommend to the future year 10s. I honestly believe every participant would strongly agree. Through this opportunity we were able to learn about the Mary Ward values that are present in every Loreto school around Australia. This great experience also allowed me to step out of my usual routine and meet new people with whom I became very close and will continue to keep in contact with in the future
.
Ellen Johns.

During Week Six of Term 1, the Mary Ward Connect Program was run. Loreto College Marryatville sent six girls to Loreto Kirribilli in Sydney - Nadia Rossi, Lucy Adams, Emily Davies, Celia Petersgould, Sophie Ryan and Beatrice Pyne travelled to Loreto Kirribilli with Mr Muir. We stayed with different host families and went to school with them each day. They showed us around Kirribilli School and also the many different sites in Sydney. We admired their amazing view of the harbour and walked up their thousands of stairs! With the girls we walked across the Sydney Harbour Bridge to Circular Quay and then caught a ferry back. We saw the incredible Opera House and Luna Park. There were many similarities and also differences such as Year 10 Formal, the different names of House teams and that there was no boarding house. We made really lasting friendships with the Kirribilli girls that we will always remember! Beatrice Pyne on behalf of the group.

Boarders’ Week
Next week we will be celebrating Boarders’ week here in the day school. The Boarders will run the Senior Years assembly on Monday. On Thursday we will have a Country Casuals day which means that the students can wear casual clothes for the price of a gold coin donation. There will be a BBQ in the Quadrangle at lunchtime for Years 6-12, with sausages and vegetable burgers available for sale. Proceeds raised on Thursday will be split between the Royal Flying Doctor Service and Project Compassion.

Penny Minchin
Head Senior Years


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Middle Years News
YEAR 7 RETREAT
At the Monastery students focused on significant events in their lives and how they have helped to shape the person they are. Students spent time reflecting on their life events, participating in trust games and becoming familiar with learning how to slow their minds in silent, spiritual, meditational practice. Their emerging journey into ‘new ways of thinking’ was celebrated in a liturgy at the end of the day.

ROSTREVOR DISCO
Rostrevor College organises four socials a year to raise funds for their Pilgrimage to India. Loreto Years 8-10 students along with girls from other colleges are invited to attend. Whilst it is a Rostrevor initiative, I am conscious that Loreto’s involvement could be better communicated to parents. Recently, I have received some phone calls seeking general information about socials and clarification on the process for obtaining a ticket. I would be pleased to receive suggestions for improvement by email, as I am keen to address the ‘shortfalls’ when we review the process early next term.

BOARDERS’ WEEK - COUNTRY CASUALS
Country Casuals is one of the events in Boarder’s Week. On Thursday 14 April, Middle Years students who wish to be involved in Country Casuals can wear casual clothes by bringing a gold coin donation. At lunch time on the Senior Campus students, may purchase a sausage or veggie burger for $2.00.

NATIONAL ASSESSMENT PROGRAM (NAPLAN)
Students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 sit for the National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy assessments. Students are assessed using common national tests in Reading, Writing, Language Conventions (Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation) and Numeracy. The NAPLAN tests broadly reflect aspects of literacy and numeracy common to curriculums in all States and Territories. The types of test formats and questions are chosen so that they are familiar to teachers and students across Australia. The tests allow students to demonstrate what they have learned in class and are one of the diagnostic tools used by teachers to monitor individual and class learning needs.

NAPLAN Date: Tuesday 10 May - Thursday 12 May Test Days
Friday 13 May - Catch up Day

A letter to parents of students in the year levels being tested will be distributed in Week 11.

TOP TIPS FOR PARENTS - STUDY SKILLS TIP FOR APRIL
A reminder that our school is a subscriber to the study skills website.

Each month new content and features are added to the site (you can see what has been added by clicking on the ‘For Students’ tab and then clicking on the ‘What’s New’ button).

One of the new things added this month is a 3 page ‘Top Tips For Parents’ handout.
Click on the ‘For Parents’ tab when you log into www.studyskillshandbook.com.au and you will see a link to this handout.

TOP TIPS in this handout include:

  • It is a great idea for students to set up a folder for each subject that stays at home: somewhere to file away past tests, assignments, completed topics and to keep everything together for that subject.
  • Students should work on homework first, then assignments or test preparation. After this students need to look for other things they can do to enhance their understanding of their subjects, such as making study notes, doing extra questions, revising earlier topics. 
  • The best way to deal with distractions is to work in half hour blocks with no distractions during this time. This means during the half hour blocks allocated to schoolwork, no Facebook, TV etc. – not for the whole night, just for those half hour blocks. 
  • One of the biggest mistakes students make is leaving their study notes until just before their exams. 
One of the best habits students can get into is doing their study notes throughout the year; at the end of each topic is a good time to do this. Whenever students don’t have much homework, they could be working on study notes.

Our school’s subscription details to www.studyskillshandbook.com.au  are
User name: loretosa
Password: 145results

Recent discussions about student progress on the first of the Parent Teacher Interview evenings highlighted the rigour in which many of the Middle Years students have commenced the year.
They have also provided the opportunity for a timely discussion with the subject teacher about ways to further improve on current practice. I encourage you and your daughter to log into the Study Skills site and utilise some of the material to further support the recommended strategies provided by the subject teacher.

UP COMING DATES AND EVENTS
14 April         Country Casuals
Year 9          Caritas K’ Walkathon
15 April         End of Term 1 - Normal dismissal
2 May           Term 2 Begins
3 May           Years 3-7 Athletics Carnival
10-13 May    NAPLAN Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 Testing and Catch up Day
19 May         Middle Years House Activity Afternoon
20 May         Performing Arts Festival Yrs 8-12 Convention Centre

Best wishes for a safe and restful holiday break,

Kind regards,

Jane Omond
Head Middle Years 6-9


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MYP in action
The Year Nines are taking part in an exciting project that is both educational and enjoyable. They are learning about the structure and function of plants and nutrition, with a twist.

Each group of three or four girls chooses a plant each and grows it over time. After the plant is ready for harvesting, there is a competition to see which plant has the most nutritional value and kilojoules. This practical will help the Year Nines to learn the intricacies of plant life and also give them a chance to see how challenging it is to grow your own food.

If you would like to know more about this project go to http://www.loreto.sa.edu.au/our-schools/middle-years 

Tamsin Endley
Year 9


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Ministry and Spirituality
Focus: Social Justice

This week I came across an article that indicated that at certain times in a year we may all suffer from what is known as ‘compassion fatigue’. We can feel overwhelmed by what pours over us from television, radio, newspapers and the Internet. The issues seem too big for us. In fact this year we have been affected directly and indirectly by floods, earthquakes, a tsunami and even crickets in our grounds.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your on-going commitment to relief efforts that the school encourages us to support. We were able to donate $200 to the St Vincent de Paul Society for their work in re-building Queensland after their disastrous beginning to the year.
The students are well into their various Project Compassion initiatives for the year. At present they have collected just over $3000 with many an ingenious way of raising awareness and funds for the extraordinary work that Caritas Australia undertakes in its emergency and development work in and around Australia. It is through this organisation that our on-going assistance to the rebuilding efforts in New Zealand and Japan is also maintained.

In our continuing Lenten journey may we constantly turn to Jesus for inspiration - Let us remember that love of God and the love of others are one and the same. We cannot take personal responsibility for everything wrong that is happening in the world, but we can ‘think globally and act locally’. And in this instance,we ask that you continue to encourage your daughters to be examples of empathy and generosity as they endeavour to raise $10,000 for Project Compassion this year.

Nancy Rodi
REC 10-12 and SJC


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From the Boarding House
Next week we will be celebrating our inaugural Boarders’ Week. It will be a great opportunity to heighten the awareness of our Boarding School and for the boarders to share their stories with the day girls. On Monday the Boarders will be running the Senior Years assembly and will be showcasing their many talents. During the week we will be having an open house in the Boarding School so that day students can come and see our home.. All students in the College, R-12, will be allowed to wear country casuals on Thursday 14th April. We are asking a gold coin donation for this privilege. The boarders will also host a country BBQ (sausage sizzle) on Thursday; this will be available to students in Years 6 -12. Sausages, veggie patties and drinks will all be sold for $2:00 at lunchtime. All monies raised will be split between Project Compassion and The Royal Flying Doctor Service. Please encourage your daughters to join in with our fundraising efforts as both causes are very important.

I would like to acknowledge the support we receive from many of our day school families in assisting with transport to sporting and extra-curricular activities. My desire would be that Boarders’ Week might be an opportunity to encourage our day school families to offer warm hospitality to our boarders, as many of them do not get to go home more than once or twice a term, and they would relish the opportunity to spend some leisure time in their friends’ homes.

Andrea Assioti
Head of Boarding


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Common Ground Project
Common Ground, Adelaide is based on a model that began in New York in 1990 where housing for homeless & low income people was built from deserted buildings and warehouses. Common Ground’s network of well designed, affordable apartments – linked to the services people need to maintain their housing, restore their health and regain their economic independence has enabled more than 4,000 individuals to overcome homelessness.

In a short period of time Common Ground Adelaide has established 39 rooms above Franklin Street bus terminal and this week another large complex will open 52 rooms in a Heritage listed warehouse on Light Square.

Last year I was invited to convene a group of students to paint artwork which would then be chosen by the new residents to adorn their apartment walls. A loyal group of 16 students volunteered many lunchtimes over the winter months and each produced a painting based on the theme of ‘shelter’.

The 4 Art staff (including Andrew McDonald) also contributed to this project.

On Sunday April 4th the paintings were exhibited with the opening of Light Square and many people from 5 schools were in attendance, including the CEO, Jane Crafter, and prominent Adelaide artist, Annette Bezor. Students from each school were awarded prizes by Ms Bezor for her favourite works, and an encouragement award.

From Loreto, Juliette Morelli was a winner with her beautiful painting of two little guinea pigs huddling under logs and Jenny Day also received a prize for her painting of an Emperor Penguin family. A special overall winner was Claudia Smith for her painting of Ladybirds sheltering under a leaf.

I would like to congratulate and thank all the girls and the teachers who gave up their time to be a part of such a worthwhile cause and also I must acknowledge Ms Sofia Orfanos, who was the Volunteer school liaison coordinator.

Ms Sue Randell
Art teacher


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From the Head of Primary Years
PARENT-TEACHER INTERVIEWS
Many thanks to all the R-5 staff members and parents who participated in our Week 9 Primary Years interviews. The R-5 teaching staff appreciated the opportunity to share valuable insights regarding our students. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact the relevant teacher via the student diary.

HOLY WEEK LITURGIES
Please come along and walk in the last few days of Jesus’ life with the students. There will be daily liturgies during Holy Week. All liturgies will commence at 8:30 am: Monday to Thursday in the junior campus hall; Friday in The Acacias garden.

  • Monday
    Palm Sunday celebration led by Year 1B and the liturgical choir and prayer leaders
  • Tuesday
    “The Temple” led by prayer leaders and Year 5 Gold students
  • Wednesday
    Year 4B and prayer leaders will lead The Last Supper and Washing of the Feet
  • Thursday
    The arrest of Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane involving students and prayer leaders.
    Students will visit the stage area to pray in the garden throughout the school day. This will be a rostered activity. 
  • Friday
    Students will attend the Stations of the Cross which will be held in the senior campus gardens. Classes will move from the junior campus classrooms and gather in the sunken garden at approximately 8:40 am.
     
Mrs Fleming’s Year 5B students will lead the Stations of the Cross with the assistance of the parent community. I am seeking 8 parent volunteers to assist in this liturgy. Please let me know if you are willing to be involved.

We look forward to sharing Holy Week with our community.

NATIONAL ASSESSMENT PROGRAM – NAPLAN
Diary Dates
Students in Years 3, 5 7 and 9 sit for the National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy assessments (NAPLAN). A detailed letter out lining administration procedures will follow in Week 11 of Term 1.

Test dates:
Tuesday 10 May to Thursday 12 May
Friday 13 May – catch up day

YEAR 5 CAMP
Our Year 5 students will be attending the Murray River Camp at Illawonga Camp site from Wednesday 21 to Friday 23 April. Please watch in upcoming newsletters for student reports from the Camp.

BOARDERS’ COUNTRY CASUAL DAY
On Thursday, 14 April junior campus students who wish to be involved in Country Casuals Day, can wear casual clothes and bring a gold coin donation. This is a fund raising activity for Project Compassion and The Royal Flying Doctor Service.

PARTY INVITATIONS
We ask all parents to revisit our school policy regarding party invitations. The Junior Campus Handbook states: “Party invitations are not to be given out at school. Please phone parents or post the invitations home to individual students.”

END OF TERM
Many thanks to all the staff and students for making Term 1, 2011 such a focused, action packed term. I am currently visiting all primary years classrooms to share in student learning celebrations. This has been a very positive end of term activity.

Creanagh Callaghan
Head of Primary Years


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Primary Years Program update
Last week we submitted our “Our Application for Candidacy: Primary Years Program” to the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO), following a very successful full day Preliminary Visit from IBO representative, Marg Bartlett on the 21st March. The application included the results of our feasibility study. In addition, included was an audit of our current curriculum which was carried out by the PYP Working Party. The application also involved other tasks undertaken by the R-5 Leadership Team. Our current practices were compared to those the IB requires for the implementation of the PYP and an action plan outlining the work needed to successfully complete the authorisation process, was also developed and forwarded as part of the application.

We were delighted to receive this Wednesday the PYP Preliminary Visit report completed by Marg which highlighted many of the wonderful practices and supportive structures that already exist across R-5. The report was affirming and concluded:

"It is clear that, should it choose to do so, Loreto College would be in a favourable position to set itself up to successfully implement the Primary Years Programme."

It was indeed a privilege to visit Loreto College. I would like to acknowledge the warm way in which I was welcomed into the school by staff and students. I appreciated the open and professional way in which discussions took place. I wish the school well as it continues to explore the PYP.

Whilst the conducting of the feasibility study and completing the audit of our curriculum and other practices has consumed an enormous amount of time over the last two terms, the final result has not only been affirming but also highlighted the areas where the PYP can value add to what we already do well in our college. It is in this light of continual evaluation of our practices which leads to improvement in our teaching and learning and the investigation of the PYP has been undertaken with this in mind.

I would like to thank the R-5 staff and the leadership team for their commitment, their energy and their passion for improving learning and the positive manner in which they have engaged in the PYP investigation.

Since the introduction of the IBMYP (Middle Years Program) 4 years ago, many primary parents have asked about whether the College would consider the IBPYP. We look forward to sharing our investigations and work around the PYP with you at a Parent Information evening scheduled for Tuesday 17 May at 7.30 pm.

Connie Costanzo
Teaching and Learning Coordinator R-5


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Junior School Sport
State Swimming
Congratulations to Lauren Wormald (5B) who has been selected to represent South Australia in the 11 Year and under age group in Swimming. We wish Lauren every success when she travels to Melbourne to compete at the end of July.

Volleyball
We wish our Year 5,6,7 and 8 Volleyball teams every success in their semi-finals this Friday, April 8.
At the end of the minor round of matches for the summer season
Loreto Spikers (Year 5/6) finished 1st - Charlotte Norris, Lauren Roe, Matilda Coventry, Dominique White, Sarah Martin.
Loreto Setters (Year 7/8) finished 1st - Gemma Monaghan, Carla Benuzzi, Jessica Robins, Jessica McGuire, Eva Nicolaou.
Loreto Servers (Year 5/6) finished 2nd - Sera Caruso, Assunta Lepore, Lisa Mazzachi, Isabella Moffa, Isobel O’Loughlin.

Beach Volleyball
Congratulations to our Year 6 Beach Volleyball team Loreto Beach Combers who were undefeated at the end of the minor round of matches. We wish them every success in their semi-final this Thursday.
Isobel O’Loughlin, Isabella Moffa, Georgia Saggese, Emma Wycherley, Stephanie Di Fava.
Loreto Beach Babes (Year 6/7) finished 3rd - Mia Vidale, Olivia Herde, Lily Serrada-Gertz, Iris Dunne, Amanda Maiorano.

Water Polo
During Term 1, the South Australian Water Polo Association introduced a mixed Year 5-7 competition into its calendar of events. Loreto fielded a Year 6/7 team in this competition. In its infancy the competition attracted a small number of teams with varying degrees of experience. Matches were played at the Adelaide Aquatic Centre on Sunday mornings and the girls were fortunate to have had the opportunity to train at the Saints Swimming Centre under the guidance of coaches from the Eastern Saints Water Polo Club. The girls thoroughly enjoyed the experience, picking up the concept of the game quickly and showing tremendous improvement in their skill development as the season progressed.
Team: Mirella Di Cesare, Dominique White, Stephanie Di Cesare, Rebecca Andrews, Mahalia Robinson, Amelia Kain, Lilli Heard, Jessica Pacifico, Ruby Newman, Iris Dunne.
Coaches: Alexandra Procter and Andrew Robinson

Term 1 Sport
As the summer season draws to a close, we would like to acknowledge the wonderful assistance offered by the following parents and senior students who have given of their time so generously to support the junior sports program.
Volleyball- Hannah McGough, Caitlin Stringer, Phoebe Monaghan, Kate Edwards, Cassandra Dwyer-Monaghan.
Basketball- Annabel Murphy, Alice Moulton, Ellen Johns.
Softball- Seb Packer, John Kain, Vito Saggese, Laura Simeone, David Nolan, Paula Fragnito.
Water Polo- Andrew Robinson, Alexandra Procter.

Term 2 and 3 Sport
During Terms 2 & 3 we have a large number of students participating in winter sport.
The Junior Campus (Year 3-7) will be fielding the following teams:
Netball – 16 teams (Year 3-7)
Basketball – 3 teams (Year 4-7)
Volleyball – 6teams (Year 4-7)
Soccer – 6 teams (Year 4-7)
Minkey – 2 teams (Year 4/5)
Hockey – 1 team (Year 5/6)
Lacrosse – 2 teams (Year 4/5)

Details regarding match times, location of venue, player lists etc will be sent home as soon as that information is made available from the coordinating associations. Trainings commence in Week 11 of this term.

Netball
Year 3 (Natalie Lilburn, Tina Stephenson, Simone Lammin’s teams) Friday morning 7.45 – 8.30am in the Gym
Year 3 (Amy Raymond’s team) Friday after school 3.15 – 4.15pm in the Gym (Week 10 not Week 11)
Year 4 (Coaches: Suzie Marro & Fiona Ingram) Tuesday after school 2.45 – 3.45pm in the Gym
Year 4 (Coach: Barb O’Callaghan) Thursday after school 3.15 – 4.15pm in the Gym
Year 5 (Coaches: Tania McInerney, Kate Donnelly & Astrid-Marie Powell) Monday lunchtime in the Gym
Year 5 (Coach: Jasmine Petersen) Tuesday before school 7.45 – 8.30am in the Gym
Year 6 (Coaches: Paula Vidale, Emma Warren, Nikki Wall) Tuesday lunchtime in the Gym
Year 6 (Coach: Craig Richards) Tuesday after school 3.00 – 4.00pm in the Gym
Year 7 (Coach: Skye) Tuesday after school 3.00 – 4.00pm on the Patch Courts
Year 7 (Coaches: Caitlin McManus & Montana Mairia-Colasante) Wed. before school 7.45 – 8.30am in the Gym
Year 7 (Coaches: Cassandra Dwyer-Monaghan, Fiona Eblen) Wednesday after school 3.00 – 4.00pm in the Gym

Basketball
Year 4/5 Tuesday after school 2.45 – 4.00pm in the Gym
Year 6/7 Tuesday before school 7.45 – 8.30am in the Gym

Minkey
Year 4/5 Wednesday before school 7.45 – 8.30am on the oval

Hockey
Year 6 Friday before school … 7.45 – 8.30am on the oval

Volleyball
Year 4-7 Thursday before school 7.45 – 8.30am in the Gym

Soccer
Year 6/7 Tuesday after school 3.00 – 4.00pm on the oval
Year 7 Thursday after school 3.40 – 4.45pm on the oval

Term 2 and 3 Sport Matches
Matches for each sport will commence on the following dates:

Netball (Year 3-7) Saturday, May 7 (Week 1, Term 2)
Soccer (Year 6/7) Saturday, May 7 (Week 1, Term 2)
Lacrosse (Year 4/5) Saturday, May 7 (Week 1, Term 2)
Basketball (Year 6/7) Wednesday, May 11 (Week 2, Term 2)
Basketball (Year 4/5) Thursday, May 12 (Week 2, Term 2)
Volleyball (Year 4-7) Friday, May 13 (Week 2, Term 2)
Minkey (Year 4/5) / Hockey (Year 5/6) Friday, May 13 (Week 2, Term 2)

Year 3-7 Athletics Carnival
Tuesday, May 3 (Week 1, Term 2)
8.30am – 2.45pm Santos Stadium, Mile End

Assistance is needed with timing and place judging. If you are able to help please indicate on the “Consent Form Reply” or contact Narelle Dew on 8334 4240, indicating the times that you are available to assist.
On Monday of Week 11, all Year 3-7 students will receive a program of events and a consent form outlining carnival details and transport arrangements.

It is imperative that all consent forms be returned to your daughter’s class teacher by Thursday, April 14 so that numbers for bus bookings can be confirmed.

School Holiday Program Zumba Atomic
Date: April 19, 2011
Venue: Prospect Community Hall
Time: 10am-12noon (4-7Years)
1-3pm (8-12Years)
Cost: $30
Bookings: 0433 450 693

Narelle Dew
Junior Sports Coordinator


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Learning Technologies
This is the final newsletter for Term One, as the holidays approach, and is the ideal time to remind you about digital technology and its use by young people. Our Loreto College students are confident and avid users of technology in its many forms but are less mindful of their ethical responsibilities. The Think U Know website, located at http://thinkuknow.org is a valuable resource for both parents/carers and students. It is run by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre. It provides a wealth of information, advice and activities that can help support the safe and responsible use of technology by all.

A recent newsletter put out by the organisation emphasised this concept of responsibility:

We need to encourage young people to not hide behind their screens (computer, mobile or portable gaming device) and take responsibility for what they do and say online. They need to think about their actions and take responsibility for how their words affect others.

It also made mention of the idea of ‘owning your future’. Once files are in digital content and shared, control over them is lost. Our students need to think before they post or share something electronically as their actions today can impact on their future. They need to be aware that their digital shadow forms their unofficial CV and they should be trying to leave positive digital marks, such as involvement in online advocacy groups or contributing to meaningful online discussions, not negative digital marks such as engaging in cyberbullying or sharing inappropriate content.

Students spend more time using technology for entertainment during holiday periods. Perhaps begin this holiday with a family discussion about controlling your own future.

Ann-Maree Tippins
Learning Technologies Coordinator R-12


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Winter Uniform News
Supplies of Junior School shirts

We are running a little low on these items. However there will be a delivery in the first week of the school holidays; all other winter items are readily available.

OPENING HOURS DURING SECOND WEEK

Tuesday closed public holiday
Wednesday 27th 10.00am-4.00pm
Thursday 28th 10.00am-4.00pm

Special opening Monday 2nd May - first day back at school
8.00am -12.00am

Claire Royal
UNIFORM SHOP
Ph: 8333 2622



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OSHC News
VACATION CARE REMINDER
Vacation Care is almost here, so if you have not yet handed in your booking form for care during the holiday period, please do so no later than Monday the 11th April (Week 11). All bookings are needed by this date so staffing and catering can be organised.

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITES
A number of our OSHC students attend extracurricular activities. It is the parents' responsibility to inform OSHC staff when your child is attending these activities, along with details such as when they will be leaving or returning to OSHC and the location of the activity.

OSHC staff are not able to take or collect students from activities; this must be arranged with the person who runs the activity.

HOMEWORK CLUB
The OSHC homework club runs from Monday to Thursday in the computer room. Staff supervise and assist students, when possible, with their homework during this time. Children are encouraged to attend the homework club but are never forced to go.

The homework club has run successfully this term with a number of students attending every day. Next week, prizes will be distributed to the children who have the highest attendance for the term.

If you wish for us to remind your child to attend homework club, please let the OSHC staff know.

Jessica Harmer
Acting OSHC Director


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Invitation to Prayer
YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO HELP US PRAY AND REFLECT DURING HOLY WEEK LITURGIES

To be held in the Junior School hall daily from Monday 11th April at 8.30am

Monday: Palm Sunday
Tuesday: In the temple
Wednesday: The last supper and washing of the feet
Thursday: In the Garden
Friday: Stations of the Cross (in the Senior School gardens)

Presented by the Junior Campus


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Family Day thank you from the P&F President
As Convenor of Family Day I would like to express my gratitude for the great effort and enthusiasm shown by all on the day. The day was a huge success with most stalls enjoying a considerable increase in sales on last year.

Once again all were captivated by the gorgeous voices of the Babthorpe Montessori Children and the Junior and Senior Choirs and Bands of Loreto. Vocalist Natalie-Alana Diglio was an outstanding finale for the School entertainment. Kill Bill Band followed, led by parents John Meegan and Marco Cicchianni-Jones and kept everyone entertained and happy until early evening.

Special mention must go to the silent Auction headed by Cath Palumbo, which raised an astounding $20,000.

My appreciation also goes out to all Stall Convenors who put their lives on hold for the weeks leading up to Family Day and for their hard work on the day. To the behind the scenes helpers who spent many days on the phone and all who helped with the Junior Primary Artwork – thank you.

A big thank you to the Property Services staff for their good humoured and valuable assistance as usual.

My thanks to Marg Campbell who makes our tasks a little easier by chasing our every request no matter how impossible.

Finally a huge thank you to you all for donating so generously for the stalls and the Silent Auction.
The response to our calls for donations was uplifting and significant to the amount of money raised.

As soon as our Treasurer, Cris Clemente, has finalised our expenses the amount will be published in the Newsletter.

Sarina Gladwich
P&F President


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Family Day Thank you
BEVERAGE STALLS
Acacias Café
- coffee Pas & Lee Clemente,Jo Totani, Rosanna Spagnuolo, Peter Clemente
Acacias Café - cakes Rosalie Gleeson & Phil Donato
Bar Tony Franzon, Vicki Franzon-Lewis
Coke Van Kathy & Terry McKenna
Coke Cart Loreto students

FOOD STALLS
Aussie BBQ
Carol & Peter Thomas, Dino Rossi
Greek BBQ Patrick McManus
Hot Chips/Hot Dogs Angela Pietrobon, Gina Tronnolone
Italian Stall Anna Caretti
Thai Natasha Ellery,Tanya Paul

GENERAL STALLS
Boarders Stall
Joanne Quigley and Terese Zaknich
Book Stall Jo White
Cake Stall Cathy Lynch, Cathy McGovern
Fairy Floss Michael Orlando
Gift Boxes Lara Jones
Lolly Stall Georgie Jaeschke
Lucky Dips Kate Berry
Magic Makeovers Rachel Windsor, Andrea Heading
Plant Stall Pam Spencer
Plaster Fun House Joanne Livingstone, Tracey Tolley, Rachel Defelice
Secondhand Toys Amelia Denicola
White Elephant Sara Orlando
Wine Auctioneer Andrew Simpson
Wine Bags Vicki Franzon-Lewis
Wine Catalogue Paul & Tracey Zerella
Pizza supplied at Friday night set up by Felicio Orlando

SILENT AUCTION
The Silent Auction was an incredible success this year, with funds raised very close to $20,000. This could not have been done without the exceptional school community support.

I would like to firstly thank Libby Leonard, Danielle Gosling, Andrea Heading and Sonya Belperio who worked so hard with the Reception to Year 5 students to produce the stunning art canvases auctioned on the day.

Thank you to the local school community and businesses whose generous donations made the silent auction such an incredible success.

Thank you to all the wonderful parents and teachers who helped wrap and set up prior to the event and the volunteers during the day and after the silent auction ended. A special thank you to Carla DeChellis (Year 12 student) who spent a few hours making sure the presentation looked amazing. To all the community who came and bid on the items, I am sure you will agree the Performing Arts Centre was a fabulous venue! To Matthew Randell who put up with us messing his domain, and for being so helpful and gracious, and lastly, to the ladies who have spent so much time phoning successful bidders after the auction to ensure the goods were collected. With a special mention to Luisa Benuzzi who has been at the College over the last five days to ensure it was all completed.

Cath Palumbo
Silent Auction Convenor

HOT CHIP STALL
A BIG THANK YOU to all the Parents, students and friends who volunteered their time, and assisted us on Family Day with the Hot Chip and Hot Dog stall.

The combined efforts of volunteers and suppliers has again made our stall a great success. Best year ever.

Angela Pietrobon and Gina Tronnolone
Stall Convenors

ITALIAN STALL
I would like to thank all the Volunteers who helped scoop gelati and serve food on the Italian Stall to make it our most successful year.

Anna Caretti


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Would you like to be a LAP volunteer?
Do you have an hour to spare each week?

If so, have you considered becoming a LAP volunteer at Loreto?
(No ‘special skills’ are required – just a caring and patient disposition and a desire to help children)

The Learning Assistance Program (LAP) recognizes that our community members can make a valuable contribution to the education of our girls and we encourage them to become mentors in the Program. Volunteers work one-on-one with students in areas of special interest or need (not necessarily academic). Such individual attention creates additional opportunities to experience success, which in turn leads to increased self-esteem and confidence.

For further information about LAP and how you can help to enrich and benefit the girls, please contact either Stephanie James (LAP Facilitator) or Graham Raymond (LAP Co-ordinator) at the College on 8334-4240.


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RAFFLE BOOKS
A reminder to return your raffle books, sold or unsold, by the 17th May 2011.

Don't miss out on your chance to win 50% off your College tuition fees or one of the other kindly donated great prizes, and at the same time, helping the Parents & Friends raise money to fund special projects for the College.


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Dr Michael Carr-Greg
Dr Michael Carr-Gregg is one of Australia’s highest profile psychologists. Educated in Kenya, the UK, Australia and New Zealand he is married with 2 sons; for 7 years he worked as an Associate Professor in the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Melbourne before going into private practice. His PhD on adolescents with cancer resulted in the formation of CanTeen in 1984.

Michael is a founding member of the National Centre Against Bullying and for 6 years has been the agony uncle for Australia’s biggest selling magazine for young women, ‘Girlfriend’. He is a frequent guest on Channel 7’s ‘Sunrise’ and 'The Morning Show’ as well as Fairfax Radio 3AW.

Michael is also the author of 6 books including the best-selling ‘Princess Bitchface Syndrome: How to survive teenage girls’, his latest, ‘When to Really Worry’, was released in 2010.

When: Monday 4 July 2011, 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Where: The Square, Loreto College

Cost: Gold Coin Donation

Light refreshments will be served

Topic ‘Mental Health Issues for Young People’ and ‘Bullying’.

RSVP to Yolande Claessen on 8334 4247
or yolande.claessen@loreto.sa.edu.au  by Monday 27 June 2011.


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Entertainment Books
Books are now available from Di Wells at Junior Campus Reception or Cath Palumbo on 0403 229 043. Payment can be made by cheque, credit card or cash.

Could be a great gift for Easter or Mother's Day!


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Tuckshop Roster
Week 11 starting April 11

Monday
:  Help needed please
Tuesday:  Jayne Price
Wednesday: Help needed please
Thursday: Help needed please
Friday: Help needed please

Week 1 starting May 2

Monday: Help needed
Tuesday: Heather Edmunds
Wednesday: Lynne DiCesare, Emma Evans
Thursday: Brenda Seymour, Deb Rodeghiero
Friday: Felicitie Jordan, Stella Mammone

Watch out for the new BRIGHT PINK Term 2 menus, coming your way SOON!!


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Term Dates
15 April - End of Term 1

TERM 2
2 May - Beginning of Term 2
1 July - End of Term 2

TERM 3
25 July - Beginning of Term 3
30 September - End of Term 3

TERM 4
17 October - Beginning of Term 4
6 December - End of Term 4


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Diary Dates
Saturday April 9
Sport Round Play offs

Monday April 11
R-5 Holy week liturgies all week

Wednesday April 13
4.00 - 8.00pm Years 6 - 10 Parent Teacher interviews (M-Z)

Thursday April 14
SASSSA Group A Athletics Carnval

Friday April 15
End of Term 1 - Normal dismissal time

Monday May 2
Beginning of Term 2 - students return
7.30pm LOSA meeting
7.45pm P&F Meeting

Tuesday May 3
8.30-3.00pm Year 3 to 7 Athletics Carnival

Wednesday May 4
Year 5 Camp until Friday
8.50-1.00pm Footsteps Dance classes R-5
1.00pm Year 8 Music Excursion
6.00pm Heritage Committee

Thursday May 5
9.00- 1.00pm SAPSASA District Athletics Carnival


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Southern Cross Cultural Exchange
LEARN ABOUT YOURSELF !

As Marcel Proust, a late 19th century novelist, wrote: “the real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes”. Host an international high school student in July through Southern Cross Cultural Exchange and prepare to be amazed at the way this unique opportunity helps your family to become closer, to understand themselves better and to see the world in a new light.

Carefully selected students will arrive in July for one or two semesters from France, Italy, Germany and Scandinavia. They will attend a local secondary school, are fully insured and have their own spending money.
Call S.C.C.E now on 1800 500 501, email scceaust@scce.com.au  or visit our website www.scce.com.au to be part of this rewarding experience.


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Invitation to take part in research conducted by Flinders University
Over the next few weeks your child will be given the opportunity to participate in research. The School of Psychology at Flinders University is conducting a study which will help understand the reactions of children who have experienced a significant trauma. The research team is inviting healthy children who have not experienced any significant negative/traumatic events recently (e.g., in past 6 months) to participate in the study as a control group. We hope that information gained from the study will be helpful in leading to better ways of treating those children who need assistance after such traumas.

WHO CAN TAKE PART?
Girls aged 10 to 17 who

  • Have not experienced or witnessed a negative event or trauma within the last 6 months (e.g., sporting injury, accidental injury, a bike accident, road traffic accident, burn, fall, physical assault, hold-up, child abuse), and
  • Can speak and understand English 
WHAT DOES IT INVOLVE?

  • One session of approximately 30 minutes to be completed before or after.
  • Child completes questions about their mood and a brief task of verbal ability.
  • Child completes a brief computer based task.
  • With parental permission, children will receive a $10 gift voucher for their participation.
  • Please note the study does not involve exposing children to any negative or traumatic materials.
  • If travel to Flinders University is required the travel and parking costs are covered.
HOW DO WE PARTICIPATE?
Download the form from this link, complete the tear off section, and return it to the school office. A research assistant will contact you shortly to answer any questions you may have and arrange a suitable day and time for your child to participate. In the mean time if you require more information, you can contact the research assistant on 8201 3082 or via email at jemma.bray@flinders.edu.au


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Walking with Dinosaurs special school holiday offer
WALKING WITH DINOSAURS SPECIAL SCHOOL HOLIDAY OFFER
Don't pay $89 - $119 for tickets!
Stage Door Promotions Special $40

Bookings must be made online at:
www.stagedoorpromotions.com

And follow these simple steps
1. Sign up for a free membership
2. Click on "Book Tickets"
3. Use your new login details and follow the prompts

Questions? Damien 0415 239 042
stagedoorpromotions@bigpond.com

Be carried into the pre-historic world with this internationally acclaimed show. Educational, informative and awe-inspiring audio visuals and graphics for the whole family.