Learning

Introducing Ms Michelle Albert, Dean of Learning

The Learning Office is excited to welcome Ms Michelle Albert to the role of Dean of Learning, replacing Mrs Carolina Murdoch.  Ms Albert has been Head of Aston House for the past eight years, and whilst it was hard for her to make the decision to move away from her beloved Aston House, we welcome her to the Dean of Learning role – a role that will ensure she is able to support and guide all  Loreto students with their growth and learning.  

As always, if students or parents need to discuss any issues with their learning we advise that they first seek the support from their advisor/tutor or Head of House, and then contact the Learning Office at learning@loretonh.nsw.edu.au should more specific advice be needed.  We wish Ms Albert all the best with her new role. 

 

Ms Kieryn Bateman

Director of Learning

 

Enhancing Study Skills

This term, two of our Year 9 boarders Ciara Karkkainen and Charlotte Cluff, worked together to produce some brilliant science study notes in the form of posters. They shared these posters and studied collaboratively. What great generosity of spirit, sharing these with others.

Dr Prue Salter, Director of  Enhanced Learning Educational Services (ELES) recently held a study skills workshop.  The girls’ posters were forwarded to Dr Salter and her feedback was very positive in the way the girls used diagrams, tables and colours.

Suggestions were to cover and uncover parts of the page with a blank piece of paper so they could test themselves on the content or get a blank piece of paper and see what they could recreate from memory.

Thrilled with the work of our two boarders, the posters have been uploaded to the Enhanced Learning website for other students to refer to.

If you would like to see Ciara and Charlotte’s work, go to the Enhanced Learning Website  enter username: loretonh and password: loretonh then click on “POSTER NOTES” in section Number 5 .

In addition I have attached the posters below:

 

Mrs Jennifer Skelly

Academic Care Manager, Boarding

 

Year 11 2019 Subject Selection Process  – update

On Monday 21 May, Year 10 parents received an email from the Learning Office regarding the Subject Selection Process.  This process comprises three steps and will be implemented throughout this term. 

  1. Morrisby Online Career and Aptitude Assessment Program – completed
  2. Subject Selection Evening Wednesday 6  June from 7pm–8.30pm – GBC
  3. Subject Selection Plenary Meeting

 

Subject Selection Evening

Wednesday 6 June
7pm – 8.30pm
GBC 3.01 to 3.04

The evening commences with a presentation about the HSC, which provides an overview of the core subject areas of English, Mathematics, Religion and Science.  Parents and students are then invited to speak to representatives of other subject areas of their choice in the Deirdre Rofe Centre.  If you are unable to attend, a PODCAST will be available in the school newsletter after the event. 

For your convenience, the Safe on Social Media presentation by Kirra Pendergast  has also been scheduled on Wednesday 6 June from 6pm-7pm in the school gymnasium. The oval will be open for parking (weather permitting). 

Subject Selection Plenary Meeting

In the final step of the subject selection process, we are asking parents to attend a plenary meeting with their daughter and a member of the Learning Team.  This meeting will be an opportunity for parents to ask relevant questions about subjects, and for us to provide valuable advice on teacher feedback and the results from the Morrisby Assessment Program.  This meeting will be approximately twenty minutes.  These appointments will be available at a range of times and will be made via the PTO booking system. The link to make appointments will be emailed to you on Wednesday 6 June 2018. 

Please contact the Learning Office if you have any further questions. 

 

Ms Michelle Albert

Dean of Learning

 

Dates to Remember –  Term 2 2018

 

Year 12

 

Year 12 Assessment Term 2 Block 2 Monday 28 May – Tuesday 5 June
Year 10 Subject Selection Evening

Wednesday 6 June

7:00pm – 8.30pm

GBC / DRC

 

Year 10

 

Subject Selection Individual Plenaries Term 2: Weeks 7 – 9
Years 11 & 12 Years 11 & 12 Academic Awards Assembly

Wednesday 27 June

11:55am

Gymnasium

Year 12 Year 12 Study Skills – Dr Prue Salter (Students)

Thursday 28 June

8.45am

Curran Theatre

 

 

Dates to Remember –  Term 3  2018

 

 

Years 9 & 10

 

 

Years 9 & 10Academic Awards Assembly

 

Wednesday 25 July

11:55am

Gymnasium

 

Years 7 & 8

 

Years 7 & 8 Academic Awards Assembly

Wednesday 1 August

11:55am

Gymnasium

Year 12

Year 12 Trial HSC Examinations

Thursday 2 August to Monday  20 August

Year 11

 

 Year 11 Examinations

 

Monday 3 September to Friday 14 September

Year 12 Year 12 Awards Ceremony

Friday 21 September

10:15am for a 10:30am start

Gymnasium

 

 

Dates to Remember –  Term 4  2018

Year 12 HSC Examinations

Thursday 18 October to Friday 9 November

Year 10 Year 10 Examinations Monday 5 November to Tuesday 13 November
Year 10 Year 10 YCON 2018

Monday 19 November to Friday 30 November

Years 7 – 11 Years 7 – 11 Awards Ceremony

Thursday  6 December

TBC

Gymnasium

Year 12 HSC Results Principal’s Morning Tea

Friday 14 December

10:00am – 11:00am

Mary Ward Quad