Pastoral Care

Loreto Day! It’s a wrap

There has been a real buzz in the air today as we came together to celebrate Loreto Day and The Baby Milk Project, Zambia, a project run by a team of dedicated IBVM sisters under the mentorship of Sister Patricia Hanvey in Lukulu, Zambia, Africa. Look out for the comprehensive wrap up in the Pastoral newsletter in two weeks time. It has been a wonderful community day and I am sure your daughter will come home with lots to share with you about the day.

This week’s Mary Word paper is a special edition for Loreto Day. I have included it here for you to read as it is simply magnificent and a genuine example of student voice and leadership. The girls have worked well together.

Year 10’s “On the line” Conversation – something new and exciting

This week at Loreto Normanhurst we launched a bespoke new digital and social health offering for students in Year 10. As a school, we pride ourselves on evidenced based research that best informs our practice. This program draws on the research of the Office of the eSafety Commissioner and the principles of The YeS Project. I am sure you are all well aware of the challenges your daughter can experience in her online world and we have reflected on the best way to deliver key messages about this. Exposure to digital technology does create rich experiences, however, it can also expose them to negative experiences online. We are excited about this new offering and look forward to building digital resilience in all our students. This will roll out across all year groups so stay tuned for more information.

If you would like to know more about The YeS Project, please click here for more information. The ultimate aim is for our students to be contributors to building a positive digital culture and being able to bounce back when faced with adversity. After all, this is where the learning really takes place.

 

SchoolTV

SchoolTV is a digital resource for parents to assist in navigating your way through the challenges of modern-day parenting. Every month, Dr Michael Carr-Gregg introduces a new topic and interviews specialists  to offer their advice. Information is presented in bite-size pieces that you can watch and read anywhere at any time on any device.  Click the image SchoolTV image to access the website. Please bookmark for easy access in the future.

Dropping off items to Student Services

Just a friendly reminder for parents to not drop off items to the school if your daughter forgets something. It is important that the girls be as organised as possible and take responsibility for packing their bags the night before school. Your cooperation is appreciated.

 

Conversations this week:

Year 12 Loreto Values Conversation with Ms McCullough 
Year 11 Tutor Conversations
Year 10 Digital and Social Health Conversation with Mrs Hallinan and Mr Madigan
Year 9 Elective Subjects Conversation with Ms Albert and Mm Martin
Year 8 Friendships Conversation with Heads of House
Year 7 Advisor Conversations

 

Upcoming School Events

Year 11, Loreto Day Reflection Monday 3 June, Period 1
Year 9, The Sleep Connection Program Wednesday 5 June
Year 11, GPs in Schools Program Wednesday 5 June
School Athletics Carnival Tuesday 11 June

 

Please feel free to contact me at here if you have any questions.

 

Mr Justin Madigan

Dean of Pastoral Care