The Importance of Social and Emotional Learning Competencies
When considering that future jobs for our current Year 7 students might not exist at present, there has been much said about the types of skills people will need in the future.
Once seen as soft skills and not important, there is increasing commentary about the significance of social and emotional learning and how these competencies will support people in their future. Why are they so significant? Social and emotional learning competencies enhance a person’s capacity to integrate skills, behaviours and attitudes to deal effectively and ethically with daily tasks and challenges. In the USA, the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning’s (CASEL) mission is to help make evidence-based social and emotional learning an integral part of learning from preschool through to high school.
CASEL identifies five core competencies that can be taught in many ways and across various settings. They include:
- Social awareness
- Relationship skills
- Responsible decision-making
At Loreto Normanhurst these competencies are taught and referred to within our pastoral care programs and the FACE curriculum. In educating our students, we look to their future to ensure they have the chance to develop the skills and competencies necessary to be competitive and to make a positive contribution to society. You can read more about CASEL by going to their website.
Enjoy looking at this week’s photos of the students across the Houses. There was much joy and celebration during this community time together.
If you would like to discuss the way in which your daughter can enhance her social and emotional learning do not hesitate to contact her Advisor, Tutor or Head of House.
Mr Justin Madigan
Dean of Pastoral Care
Conversations this week
In Conversation with Tutors
In Conversation with Ms McCullough
In Conversation with Mrs Cranfield
Conversations with the Advisors
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Years 7 & 8 Vaccinations
The next vaccination clinic date for Year 7 & 8 students is on Tuesday 12th September 2017.
Vaccinations offered at this clinic will be:
- Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Dose 2 and catch up Dose 1 for Year 7
- Human Papillomavirus (HPV) catch up for Year 8
- Varicella (Chicken pox) to Year 7 only
- Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis catch up for Year 7
Upcoming Events – Term 3
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Friday 8 September
Periods 1 & 2
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Tuesday 12 September
Transport for NSW
Tutor Group Leaders – Term 3 2017
PLEASE TAKE SOME TIME TO READ OUR PROCESS FOR ATTENDANCE, ABSENCES AND OTHER RELATED PIECES OF INFORMATION.
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:
Email: email@example.com, or
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 Andersen or Ms Storey in Student Services within seven days of the absence. The absence note is a legal requirement.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 9487 3488 if you have any questions.
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 is a plain gold or silver stud, sleeper or small white pearl is allowed. No student is permitted to wear 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.