Pastoral Care

Holistic Plenary Meetings:

A letter of information will be sent soon about the scheduled Holistic Plenary Meetings for Years 7 and 8, which are coming up from Monday 22nd August – Friday 26th August, and Monday 29th August – Friday 2nd September. Bookings will be via PTO.

 

Conversations this week

Year 12

Trials

Year 11

Were in conversation with their advisors on all aspects of their FACE holistic curriculum

Year 10

Were in conversation with Mr Pluss using examples from a specific image about exploration, a safety net and being part of a learning community.

Year 9

FNQ

Year 8

Were  in Conversation with their Advisors about preparing for their upcoming Holistic Plenary Meetings.

Year 7

Were  in Conversation with their Advisors on preparing for the Holistic Plenaries.

 

Upcoming events

 

Year 9 on Outreach to Far North Queensland.

31 July – 12 August

Year 12 Trials

28 July – 15 August

Year 11 and Year 10 Alcohol and other drugs talk by Paul Dillon

Friday 5 August

Leadership Ritual

Friday 26 August

 

 Just a few reminders

Uniform at Loreto

Just a reminder for the winter uniform your daughter’s dress length should be below the knee for the junior dress and mid-calf for the senior skirt. Can I please ask for your assistance in making sure your daughter is wearing all the correct jewellery, is wearing her hat to and from school and only bringing to school her Loreto school and sports bag. The earrings at Loreto should only be small plain round silver or gold studs or sleepers or small white pearls. No decorated, shape other than round, no coloured or sparkly earrings are allowed. The girls are aware of the consequences if they do not follow the uniform guidelines. All the information about uniform is in the school handbook on page 20.

 

When your daughter feels unwell at Loreto:

The specific process in place at Loreto when students feel unwell at school:

  • If a student feels unwell at any time during school hours, she should inform a staff member who will sign her handbook and send her to the Health Centre.
  • Our qualified nurse in the Health Centre will assess her upon arrival and either
    • Inform her parents to collect her from school.
    • Or keep her in the Health Centre until she feels well enough to return to class.

Under no circumstances should students phone or message their parents that they feel unwell and arrange to be collected directly from Student Services by her parents. Parents are asked to support the school to ensure the correct procedure is followed.

 

When your daughter is Absent from School

There are two ways to contact the school

  1. Email: attendance@loretonh.nsw.edu.au , or
  1. Phone: Student Attendance Line on 9473 7354 – leave a message that includes your daughter’s name, House, Year and short reason 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, a text (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 explaining her absence must be provided. You can use the perforated slips in the back of your daughter’s Student Handbook. The signature of the parent or guardian is essential. The written note must be handed in on her return to school even if an email or phone call was made earlier. The note must be handed into Student Reception 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. It is expected that she will have a note to explain her lateness – there are perforated slips in the back of each Student Handbook.

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 essential.

Please contact me on pastoral@loretonh.nsw.edu.au or 94873488 if you have any questions.

 

Have a wonderful week.

Mrs Elsa Vink

Acting Dean of Pastoral Care