Pastoral Care

Students who can express themselves help create their own education

Maurice Elias

The Year of Freedom

These are interesting words from Maurice Elias who writes about the importance of a school’s culture in creating opportunities for students to find their voice. Research supports the view that schools must support students to express themselves -clearly and often – and be places where students feel listened to and understood. The SRC is one place where student voice and leadership is alive and well. The SRC have been busy putting the finishing touches on Super Girl Week. As you can see from the schedule below it will be an incredible week for the school community. In the words of Philippa Rich, Communications/SRC Captain:

The aim of Super Girl Week is to raise awareness and reveal the true meaning and power of being a girl in the twenty first century. The SRC wants to show the real strengths and ability that each and every girl has and their courage to overcome any obstacle if they put their mind to it. The week also aims to allow girls to be proud of being a girl as it is not something that should be undermined.

Philippa Rich, Communications/SRC Captain

 

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Philippa for her leadership of the SRC and for her attention to detail and coordination to bring an event such as this to the school. It would be lovely to see as many of you as possible at Friday morning’s Communion Service as we give thanks to God for our community and Super Girl Week.

 

Upcoming Events

Monday Mantra

Teamwork Tuesday

Women Wednesday

‘International Women’s Day’ 8 March 2017

Thankful Thursday

Feel good Friday

Teacher and student activities in gym

Trivia in Tutor Group

Wednesday long recess- ‘girl power’ music

 

Video and speech at assembly

 

Soapbox in the Library

 

Focus on International Women’s Day

Cake stall at recess with donations going to Project Compassion

Communion service in the morning

 

Tutor group reflection during year time

 

Recess – workout challenge gym

 

Mufti day 

 

Please take some time to read our process for attendance, absences and other related pieces of information.

 Attendance

If your daughter is leaving school to attend an appointment, it is important for our duty of care that she has a note explaining why she is leaving school. If your daughter is absent from school and you have phoned, emailed or sent an SMS, your daughter is still required to bring in a signed note explaining her absence when she returns to school, as per  the NSW Attendance guidelines .

When absent from school

There are two ways to contact the school:

  1. Email: attendance@loretonh.nsw.edu.au, or
  1. Phone: contact the Student Attendance Line on 9473 7354 – leave a message that includes your daughter’s name, House, Year and a brief explanation for her absence.

Please inform the school of your daughter’s absence before 8:30am. If your daughter’s absence remains unexplained after 8:45am, an SMS message will be sent to your mobile phone reminding you to contact the school and explain her absence.

On your daughter’s return to school, a signed note by a parent or guardian explaining the absence is required. You can use the perforated slips in the back of your daughter’s Student Handbook. The note needs to be handed to Mrs Anderson or Ms Storey in Student Services within seven days of the absence. The absence note is a legal requirement.

Partial absence

If your daughter arrives to school after 8:20am, she will be required to sign in late using her Student ID Card. A signed note will need to be provided by a parent or guardian to verify the lateness with an explanation. If your daughter is required to leave the school grounds earlier than 3:15pm, she will be required to sign out using her Student ID Card. A permission note, not an email must be provided, clearly stating the reason for the leave and the time of departure. Again, the signature of the parent or guardian is required.

Please contact me on pastoral@loretonh.nsw.edu.au or 9487 3488 if you have any questions.

Uniform

Please support us in relation to school uniform. Your daughter should be wearing her full school uniform to and from school including her hat. One earring in each lower ear lobe that are  plain gold  or silver studs,  sleepers or small white pearls are allowed.  No student is permitted to wear excessive makeup, nail polish, necklaces or multiple earrings, sparkly or other shaped earrings. Nails are to be natural and not acrylic or shellac.  If your daughter arrives at school with makeup she will be asked to remove it. Repeated issues with jewellery will result in a conversation with her Head of House or myself. Information pertaining to the Uniform Code is found on page 24 of your daughter’s handbook.

Conversations this week: 

Year 12

On Retreat

Year 11

Attended the Mission event of ‘Before the Flood’ in the gym

Year 10

Attended the Mission event of ‘Before the Flood’ in the gym

Year 9

Attended the Mission event of ‘Before the Flood’ in the gym

Year 7/8

Attended the Mission event of ‘Before the Flood’ in the gym

 

Please do not hesitate to phone your daughter’s Head of House or the School Counsellors on 9487 3488 if you have any concerns. I can be contacted via email   if you have any questions.

 

Mr Justin Madigan

Dean of Pastoral Care