Pastoral Care

Why moving is important

Welcome back to our returning students and families. In particular, a very warm welcome to our new students and their families.

We are off and running for Term 3 with crisp mornings and beautiful winter sunshine. Winter can be a time in the year when we are tempted to stay under the doona for longer and enjoy watching our favourite shows on Netflix or Stan. We have been reading a great deal about the importance of exercise and how this can impact on our ability to focus attention to our work and studies. A single workout can shift our attention and focus for up to two hours, leading to an increase in our ability to remain on task. Exercise acts as a protective factor on the brain. If you think about the brain as a muscle, the longer one works out the more you protect the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex of the brain. These two areas are the most susceptible to neurodegenerative disease and cognitive decline which comes from aging.

This does not mean that we need to start running marathons. Three to four 30-minute exercise sessions a week will make a huge difference to how we work, feel and cope with all of the tasks we do as a student, employee and family member. Perhaps it is time to start talking to your daughter about the importance of exercise and how she can build this into her weekly routine. Rather than staying under the doona, consider getting out for a walk and enjoying the benefits of exercise and movement.

Wendy Suzuki’s TEDWomen talk on this subject is fascinating. We have included the link here for you to watch when you have some time.

During the week, we  had our School Photo Day. Thank you to all the girls for their cooperation and for sticking to social distancing guidelines where possible. We were especially proud of our Year 12 students, who chose to use this opportunity for good, sharing an important message of gratitude to our hard-working health care professionals. Please enjoy the photo in the gallery below.  


Loreto Day – ACRATH

At the end of Term 2, we celebrated Loreto Day with a difference.  Congratulations to our Year 11 leaders for their adaptability, passion and hard work. The cause we supported under their guidance was ACRATH – the Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans.  On the day, Year 11 hosted a beautiful liturgy and informative assembly, featuring special guest Professor Felicity Gerry QC, who  spoke from a legal perspective about the globalisation of modern slavery and its under-reported presence in Australia. As well as opening our eyes about the widespread presence of modern slavery  and the impacts of our own actions, the day was a wonderful demonstration of Loreto fighting spirit and community.

Please enjoy photos from Loreto Day 2020 below.

Loreto Day Raffle – Prize Winners

Congratulations to all our raffle winners.  Please contact Justin Madigan by email for  details on prize collection. 

 

1st PRIZE WINNER
Thomas D, Ticket Number: #2090
2nd PRIZE WINNER
Melissa C, Ticket Number: #2380
3rd PRIZE WINNER
Suzanne M, Ticket Number: #2406
4th PRIZE WINNER
Tracy W, Ticket Number: #680
5th PRIZE WINNER
Sharon E, Ticket Number: #422
6th PRIZE WINNER
Nicole L, Ticket Number: #1774
7th PRIZE WINNER
Lach-Nick-Ro N, Ticket Number: #1242
8th PRIZE WINNER
Michelle W, Ticket Number: #2599
9th PRIZE WINNER
Selina E, Ticket Number: #61
10th PRIZE WINNER
Lara A, Ticket Number: #1489
11th PRIZE WINNER
Robyn R, Ticket Number: #2199
12th PRIZE WINNER
Sharon E, Ticket Number: #415
13th PRIZE WINNER
Lach-Nick-Ro N, Ticket Number: #1253
14th PRIZE WINNER
Robyn R, Ticket Number: #2204
15th PRIZE WINNER
Fiona C, Ticket Number: #1015
16th PRIZE WINNER
Angela T, Ticket Number: #576
17th PRIZE WINNER
Kim E, Ticket Number: #592
18th PRIZE WINNER
Cathy S, Ticket Number: #931
19th PRIZE WINNER
Lach-Nick-Ro N, Ticket Number: #1247
20th PRIZE WINNER
Sharwyn G, Ticket Number: #595

SchoolTV 

Unfortunately, the reality of Covid-19 is not quite over and there is still a considerable amount of uncertainty. Click here for the special SchoolTV report: Coronavirus – The Transition Back.

Tutor Group Leaders

Congratulations to the following Tutor Group Leaders for Term 3. 

Parents Prepared workshop

Sydney Drug Education & Counselling Centre (SDECC) will be delivering another “Parents Prepared” workshop. This online drug education workshop for parents of high school-aged children will be on Wednesday 12th August 2020 from 4.00 to 6.00pm. It will provide parents with information about drugs, their effects and tips for talking to young people about drug use. Click here for more information and to register.


Conversations this Week

Year 12 Careers Conversation with Ms Smith and Ms Kayes
Year 11 Leadership Conversation with Ms Ugonotti
Year 10 Subject Selection Conversation with Ms Albert and Mr Pluss
Year 9 Songlines Conversation with the Mission Team
Year 8 Advisor Conversations regarding Procrastination
Year 7 Touching Base Conversations with Heads of House

 

We wish you and your daughters a successful start to Term 3.

 

Mrs Marysa Boland and Mr Justin Madigan

Deans of Pastoral Care