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Volume 9 - 27 March, 2012 Dear Parents and Students  LENTEN REFLECTION: Those who suffer in silence – who have lost their voice, or had it taken from them – have their refuge and hope in God, who  is faithful.  Yet to speak out for the voiceless, for those who suffer, God needs our voices.  We are called to speak on behalf of  those who cannot, or will not; and to empower the powerless to speak for themselves:  God requires us to do jus ce first of  all.  Yet too o en the hopes of those who suffer are met with silence.  Chris ans and the churches do not always speak out  when we should or work to empower the voiceless to find their own voice.  Called to serve others, to do it to the least of     these, we do not always respond.  Yet what we say and do is set alongside what we believe:  any difference is made plain!   Confession  leads  to  libera on.    We  are  members  one  of  another.    Recognising  that  our  silence  makes  us  complicit  in  the  suffering of others, we know that our courage in ac ng for jus ce empowers others to make a stand themselves. 

       Servant of Others  John 13:16 

   

You lovingly washed your disciples’ feet, 

Dirty, smelly as they must have been. 

And I, who want to be of service 

So quickly turn away from the difficult, 

Try to ease my way out of anything 

That takes too much of my precious  me 

Or asks more than I am wan ng to give. 

When will I come to accept the reality 

That following your example of service 

Requires more than seeking my own comfort? 

 

The Loreto Girls’ School in South Sudan opened in 2008 with the first class of Form 1 secondary students. Four years later, eight of  these girls graduated.  “It is difficult for girls to complete high school here. Many families do not encourage their daughters to be educated; they are forced  into  early  marriages,  and  there  are  unexpected  pregnancies.  During  one  of  the  gradua on  speeches  a  student  talked  about  the  challenges of coming to Loreto where many students from various sub‐tribes lived and studied together. There was a lot of conflict  and  she  talked  about  how  in  the  first  month  of  the  school  some  of  the  students  threatened  to  leave,  rather  than  studying  with  “those”  people.  She  said,  ‘By  staying  at  Loreto,  we  have  learned  about  peace.  We  have  learned  how  to  be  with  people  who  are  different than us.’”   

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Volume 9 - 27 March, 2012 THANK YOU AND FAREWELL

Empowering God hear the voices of those  who have no voice, open our ears to hear  the cries of those who suffer; open our  mouths to speak on their behalf; and open   our hearts that we may work to empower  others to speak.  God our Creator, your Word never ceases  to make all things new at the centre of   our lives.  Give us courage also to be  ar sans of crea on, to bring beauty and  hope into the lives of others and unity 

This week we farewell three members of staff, the first of whom has been with us  for  a number of  years.   Mrs  Heathcote,  we  extend  to you  our  sincere thanks  and  deep gra tude for your service of love given so generously to all students in your  care  during  this  me.    We  wish  you  well  as  you  take  some  me  now  to  be  with  family.  To Ms Bun ng and Ms Davis we offer thanks also for your  me and effort given to  Loreto.    We  wish  you  well  for  the  future  and  thank  you  sincerely  for  your  me  spent with us.   

BEST WISHES We extend our best wishes to Mrs Strachan and Mrs Neale, both of whom will be  taking  short  periods  of  leave  at  the  commencement  of  Term  Two.    During  Mrs  Strachan’s absence, the posi on of Ac ng Year 8 Co‐ordinator will be held by Mrs  Carla Wood. 

into your church. 

God of healing grace, give us courage 

YEAR 8 STUDENT LAPTOP DISTRIBUTION

to speak the truth in love with one voice, 

Last week,  Year  8  parents,  should  have  received  an  email  from  Gavin  Swanson,  Deputy Principal – ICT, with informa on about the distribu on of laptops to all Year  8 students on Monday 16 April.  If you did not receive this important informa on  please contact the College this week.  We look forward to this exci ng next phase  in the strategic development of our curriculum and learning direc ons.  I thank  Mr  Swanson,  Mr  Morgan,  and  Mr  Marsh  and  the  whole  IT  team,  for  their  hardwork  and commitment in managing this major task so well. 

to embody your compassion for all who  suffer, and to proclaim the good news of the  gospel to all the world.  Amen. 

CONDOLENCES We offer sincere sympathies to the family of Mr Ma  Lourigan on the recent passing of his mother‐in‐law, Sonia.  May she rest  lovingly in God’s eternal peace.  Amen.   

Yours sincerely

Mrs Cheryl Hamilton Principal

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XäxÇàá VtÄxÇwtÜ Wednesday 28 March 

Year 11 - 12 Exams

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Round 7 - BSGSA Volleyball

Thursday 29 March 

Year 11 - 12 Exams

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Closing date for entries to Loreto Music Festival

Friday 30 March 

Interhouse Cross Country 8.30 am - 11.30am

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Last Day for Term 1 - School finishes at 3.20 pm

Monday 16 April 

Term 2 Commences - Students Return

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Year 8 Laptop Information and Laptop Collection - 3.30 pm - 6.30 pm Mary Ward Centre

Tuesday 17 April 

Students/Staff to Musical ‘Annie’ QPAC - 7.30pm

Wednesday 18 April 

Debating Round 2 - Year 9 & 11

Friday 20 April 

Year 12 C Art Wearable Art Workshop

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Autumn Concert 1pm - 6pm

Saturday 21 April 

Round 7 Tennis

Tuesday 24 April 

Autumn Concert 2pm - 6pm

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Year 10 Marist Dancing 7pm - 9.30pm

Wednesday 25 April 

Anzac Day

Thursday 26 April 

St Vincent de Paul Special School Visit

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Debating Round 2 - Year 10 and 12

Friday 27 April 

Year 11 C Art Photography Excursion

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Year 11 Geography Field Trip

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Interact Dance

Sunday 20th May Year 8 Parent Social Get-Together 3.30pm. Further details to follow in Term 2 Newsletter

Saturday 28 April 

Date Claimer

Tennis - Round 8

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Uâá YtÜx Táá|áàtÇvx 9 fàâwxÇàá ã|à{ W|átu|Ä|à|xá Semester 1, 2012 - A reminder that online applications for the Bus Fare Assistance Program and Students with Disabilities Scheme will be accepted from 1st May - 31st May 2012. To lodge an online application to receive a rebate for either program, go to: www.schooltransport.com.au Further enquiries to: 3336 9192 or schooltransport@qcec.catholic.edu.au Applications received after 31st May 2012 cannot be processed.

VtÜxxÜá axãá Royal College of Nursing, Australia (RCNA) will be holding the 2012 RCNA Nursing and Health Expo in Brisbane on Sunday 15 April 2012 at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition. This is a great opportunity for students to explore future career possibilities in the nursing and health care field. Exhibitors range from universities and TAFEs, hospitals, public and private health care services and specialty nursing groups. For more information visit www.rcna.org.au Christine Jones - Careers Coordinator

lxtÜ K fàâwxÇà _tÑàÉÑ W|áàÜ|uâà|ÉÇ \ÇyÉÜÅtà|ÉÇ @ `ÉÇwtç DIà{ TÑÜ|Ä I would like to remind all parents of Year 8 students of the change to the format of the Year 8 Laptop distribution that will occur on Monday 16th April, which is the first day of Term 1. There will be in a drop in window from 3.30pm to 6.30pm in the Mary Ward Centre on this day where the laptop contract can be signed and the student laptops taken home. All of the laptops have arrived at school and are being prepared for their distribution to Year 8 students by ICT Technical staff. We will be launching an online Student Laptop Portal soon where there will be information and video tutorials about how to use the laptop productively and safely. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the College. Gavin Swanson - Deputy Principal - ICT

WÜtÅt axãá JERSEY BOYS BOOKING - Tuesday 28th August, 2012 @ 6.30pm. Not recommended for children under the age of 12 due to strong ‘authentic Jersey’ language Herbal Cigarettes are smoked on stage For any Parents or students are interested in seeing “Jersey Boys” – the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons - on Tuesday 28th August, 2012 @ 6.30pm, details for tickets are as follows: Adults ($95.00 per ticket) will be seated in the STALLS – Rows O,P,Q and Students ($50.00 per ticket) over the age of 12 will be seated in BALCONY 2 ) As part of a school group booking, please have your daughter place her name at the office, including number of tickets required. She will also need to collect a payment slip and return it to school as soon as possible to secure seats. PLEASE NOTE: Adults are seated in a different section to the students as the price structure of tickets has been determined by QPAC. Adults have been allocated seats in the Stalls and students will be seated in the Balcony. Tickets usually sell out fast, so please book early otherwise you may be disappointed. This booking will be finalised by Thursday 29th March, 2012. Any enquiries can be emailed to Helen Radvan - radvanh@loreto.qld.edu.au

`âá|v axãá Music Concerts Our first Music Department concerts for the year will be held on Friday 20 April and Tuesday 24 April, at the very start of Term Two. I would like to remind parents that these concerts are key events in the ongoing development of our ensembles and our students. Attendance by all students at the concert in which their ensemble is performing is

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compulsory. Our expectation is that all students will arrive on time at 5:30 pm at the Mary Ward Centre and go immediately to meet their conductor in the nominated warm up area (see below). The concerts will finish sometime between 8 pm and 9 pm on each night and students are expected to stay for the whole event, whether they are in the first group performing or in the last. When not on stage or in the warm up room with their conductor, students must sit in the audience either with their parents, or in the designated “Student Seating” area. If your daughter is unable to attend a school concert in which she is listed to perform, then you should contact the Coordinator of Music, Mr Ben Langford, in writing well prior to the event to negotiate a solution. Autumn Concert 1 On 20th April features (in likely performance order): Concert Band One, String Ensemble, Junior Choir, Guitar Ensemble One, Jazz Ensemble, Concert Band Two, Guitar Ensemble Two, Senior Choir. Autumn Concert 2 On 24th April features: Chorale, Exit Stage Left, Flute Ensemble Two, Clarinet Ensemble, Sorelle, Percussion Ensemble Two, String Quartet, Flute Ensemble One, Percussion Ensemble One. Concert Suppers As Autumn Concert 2 features smaller ensembles and therefore fewer students, could ALL students who are performing at this concert please bring a plate of food for supper? For Autumn Concert 1, could all students who are not involved in the second event please bring a plate for supper? These plates should be delivered to the Mary Ward Centre canteen on arrival at 5:30 pm. Calendar Dates I have just confirmed Sorelle’s entry into the Crackerjack Carnival “Battle of the Bands” competition. The date for this event will be Friday 1 June, with a likely performance time of 6:30 pm. Could members of Sorelle please add this date to their calendars urgently and contact Mr Langford in the event of any difficulties. Being a small group, if even one or two students are unable to attend, then the performance cannot go ahead! Secondly, members of Jazz Ensemble and Chorale are reminded of the extra workshops to be held on the afternoon of Wednesday 9 May. On this day, we will be working with John Morrison & Jackie Cooper! John is an amazing jazz drummer and spent many years touring worldwide as part of his brother James Morrison’s quartet. You can find recordings of his playing on the albums such as Snappy Doo & Live at the Sydney Opera House. In recent years, John has shared his time between working with school bands, running his own professional Big Band (Swing City Big Band) and running the Mount Gambier Generations in Jazz festival. Jackie is the vocalist with Swing City, as well as running her own 8 piece band “Itty Bitty Big Band”. Check them out at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nsvzDFqJcY Senior Classroom Music All students in the Year 11 and 12 Music Classes are reminded that we will be going on to see the musical “Annie” on Tuesday 17 April (first week back next term). The Music Department has purchased the tickets for you so all you have to do is make sure you are available! Ben Langford - Director of Music

SCHOOLBASED TRAINEESHIP VACANCIES Current vacancies for current Yr 11 students: Cert III in Hospitality with ‘Zarraffas Coffee’ at Springwood. One position currently available. Cert III in Hospitality with Pizza Hut at Wynnum. Two positions available. Food prep, customer service, general retail duties. Must be keen & motivated. Cert III in Hospitality with Wendy’s at Cannon Hill. Two positions available. Customer service, general retail duties, register. Keen & motivated, willing to learn, well presented & have initiative. Tuesday work day. Cert III in Hospitality with ‘Donut King’ at Carindale (4), Myer Centre City (4), Transit Centre, Roma St City (4), Indooroopilly Shop Centre (4). General retail duties, customer service, tea/coffee/shakes, minor food prep, stock control. Cert II in Retail SIR20207 or Cert III in Retail SIR 30207 (if have prior retail experience) with ‘Subway’. Positions are now available at: Beaudesert, Moorooka, Coopers Plains, Rocklea, Darra, Salisbury & Mt Ommaney. Both qualifications include Food Safety Certificate. A great opportunity to join this well known chain, general retail & food preparation duties, customer service, stock & register. One school day per week, extra weekend & holiday shifts may also be available. Cert III Hospitality – Browns Plains Cert III Business – Beenleigh - Financial Services Industry Cert III Business – Marsden - Real Estate Agency Cert III Retail – Beenleigh – retail and pharmaceutical business Cert III Retail – Browns Plains – Newsagency If any current Yr 11 student is interested in applying please contact Mrs Cuskelly – 3394 9922. Christine Cuskelly - Industry Placement Coordinator

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fÑÉÜàá WxÑtÜàÅxÇà axãá BSGSA Volleyball - This Week’s Draw: Round 7: 28 March OPPONENT Open A – SSC  Open C – MMK  Junior A –MSM  Junior B – MMK  Junior D – SJF  Junior E - MMK  Junior F - STU 

Rd 7    28/3 

VENUE San Sisto College  Boondall  Southbank Tafe  Loreto MWC  Southbank Tafe  Boondall  Loreto MWC 

TRANSPORT BUS 1 – Mr Ian Wright  BUS 2 – Mrs Jacqui Gold  BUS 3 – Mrs Kirsty Gore  Mrs Meg Logan  BUS 3 – Mrs Kirsty Gore  BUS 2 – Mrs Jacqui Gold  Mrs Meg Logan 

Girls are reminded that if they are travelling away from Loreto, they are to change into their playing uniform at lunchtime and report to the MWC at 3.05pm. If parents intend to collect their daughter from the ‘away’ venue, a note must be given to Mrs Gore by morning tea on match day. All buses aim to return to Loreto between 5.30-5.45pm, depending on traffic. We wish all teams the best of luck. Spectators are most welcome, we’d love to see you there! If you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to contact me. Kirsty Gore – Volleyball Coordinator

Round 6 Results: 21 March Open A The latest round of Volleyball has led to another dominant 3 sets-0 win by the Loreto Open A Volleyball team against Mary MacKillop College. The girls started very strongly in the first set, shooting out to a 9 - 2 lead, and never looked back. The second set continued in a similar vein, with the girls winning the set 25 - 7 through a superior skill set in all facets of the game. As per many weeks, the strongest part of the girls’ game was their serving, with particular mention of Kristin Feuerriegel who was one of the strongest and most consistent servers on the day.

Open C Due to the late arrival of Stuartholme, the Open C's played a modified game of 2 sets to 15, with the winner being decided by count back if games were tied. After being behind 11-4 in the first set the team did a remarkable job and held their nerve. With composed serving by Awien Lee the team took out the first set 15-14. Stuartholme regathered and took out the second set 15-10, thus giving them the match. The girls play their final match this Wednesday against Mary MacKillop College at Boondall. Good luck to all teams.

Junior A All girls put in their best performance for this week’s game against All Hallows. They convincingly won the game 3 set to 0. Awesome effort girls! Let’s have a great last game, girls!

Junior B Another convincing win for this team against Brigidine College. All girls are working hard to master the execution of overhead serves, blocks and spikes. Special mention must go to Megan Laycock’s smoking hit that scared even her own team; she also put in some powerful serves. Isobel Scott did a great job of slotting away a number of good overhead serves. Kate O’Sullivan timed her blocks at the net effectively and won us some valuable points. Georgia Johnson and Gabryela Sellars brought control back into the game when we were getting a bit scatty with strong back court passes to set up the three play offence. As always, the girls played with cohesive team spirit and sportsmanship.

Junior D An awesome 3 set to nil win on Wednesday afternoon, with all girls playing well, even with the added discomfort of playing in the mud. Sabrina Pennsi and Anya Anderson set up some really nice volleyball points. Both girls being rewarded with multiple spike winners by using three hit Volleyball rather than aerial ping pong. The girls are really playing well towards the end of the season and it is great to see them enjoying themselves so much.

Junior E A great fight back from our girls who came from behind to win the 2nd and 3rd sets! The highlights of the game included our opening point, where we passed the ball beautifully and Alice Crawford hit the ball to win the rally! Secondly, it was Aislind Bell's penetrating serve that took us to a crucial second set win. Let's hope we can close out the season without dropping a game! Junior F After only losing one match out of five rounds, the Junior F volleyball team were pretty confident walking into the Boondall sports hall. Unfortunately, they ended up losing the match against Mary Mackillop 2 sets to 1. Although the girls went down, they played exceptionally well however, the opposition were just too strong. Special mention must go to Christina Stephanos for her brilliant serving, to Georgia Fuller for helping the team crawl back in the last set and to the whole team for keeping a positive attitude throughout the game. Good luck for the last game girls, it has been an amazing season!

Inter-house Cross Country The Inter-house Cross Country will be held on Friday 30 March 2012. All students are expected to participate. This year the Inter-house Cross Country will be held at Whites Hill Reserve, Boundary St, COORPAROO. The students will be

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transported by bus to the venue and returned at approximately 11.30am. A map of the course will be displayed on every Home Room noticeboard. Every student is expected to complete this course whether it is by running or walking. It will be a 3 kilometre course on the ovals and in the bushland. The House Captains and Representatives are looking forward to having their teams come together and compete in a very spirited manner. If a student is unable to complete the course a note must be given to Mrs Stevens or Mrs Wilkinson (in the Sports Office) explaining the reason for your daughter’s nonparticipation. Students are to wear their school sports uniform and cap to school and bring a shirt in their house colour to compete in. All students need to wear lace up running shoes. It is recommended that all students bring a water bottle. If there is rain forecast for Friday morning all students please bring along your books for Period 1– 4 in case the event has to be called off in the morning.

Tennis Training There will be no tennis training this week due to exams. Tennis training will begin the first Monday back of Term 2. This will be 16 April 2012. All games start on Saturday 21 April 2012.

Cross Country Training The Cross Country Squad will be selected from the Inter-House Cross Country carnival. A meeting will be arranged directly after the carnival to provide information booklets including school holiday training. All students must return their permission slips in the first week of Term 2 in regards to attendance at meets.

Congratulations to:  Georgia Hillas and Wade Bilton for being selected for the Metropolitan East Hockey team. The girls will be competing in Cairns on 25 to 25 May 2012.

Meg Stevens - Director of Sport

Tennis This Week’s Draw: Round 7: 21 April A/ARES

V All Hallows’ (2) at Morningside Tennis centre

B1/B2

V All Hallows’ (2) at Morningside Tennis Centre

B3/4

V All Hallows’ at Brisbane girls Grammar

B5/6

V Stuartholme at Brisbane Girls Grammar

B7/8

V BYE

C1

V Lourdes Hill at Morningside Tennis Centre

C2/3

V Stuartholme (2) at Brisbane Girls Grammar

D1/2

V All Hallows’ (1) at Brisbane Girls Grammar

D3

V Mt St Michael’s at Brisbane Girls Grammar

D4

V BYE

E1/2

V Lourdes Hill at Morningside Tennis Centre

E3/4

V Lourdes Hill at Brisbane girls Grammar

E5

V All Hallows’ at Brisbane Girls Grammar

Round 6 Results: 24 March A/ARES

V St Rita’s won 39-36

B1/B2

V Lourdes Hill won 40-35

B3/4

V Stuartholme (1) won 32-27

B5/6

V St Rita’s won 29-24

B7/8

V Stuartholme (1) won 31-18

C1

V to be advised

C2/3

V to be advised

D1/2

V Lourdes Hill (1) lost 12-36

D3

V St Rita’s won 31-17

D4

V Mt Alvernia lost 15-36

E1/2

V Mt St Michael’s won 30-15

E3/4

V All Hallows’ (2) won 36-3

E5

v Mt St Michael’s won 24-21

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eÉáàxÜá Library Roster Volunteers

Tuckshop Vounteers

Monday 16 April - Friday 20 April

Monday 16 April - Friday 20 April Monday 16 April: Kerrie Bull, Louise Roberts, Gigi Sagner, Megan Stannard Tuesday 17 April: Ghazal Khokhar, Paula Freedman, Judith Beganovic, Dana Rooney Wednesday 18 April: Jan Quinn, Jill O’Mara, Maria Pavouris, Katrijna Christ Thursday 19 April: Sonia Hayes, Brenton Taylor, Carol Hempel, Vicki Postle Friday 20 April: Josie Mellick, Clare Thomas, Meg Norris, Donna Orazio, Anne-Marie Paroz

Special of the Day $3.50 Monday 16 April: Tuesday 17 April: Wednesday 18 April: Thursday 19 April: Friday 20 April:

Chicken /Vegetable Burgers Spaghetti Bolognaise Honey Soy Pork & hokkien noodles Mediterranean Lamb wraps Thai Green chicken curry & rice

Monday 16 April: Jill Moloney, Liliana O’Bryan, Debbie McWilliam, Melissa Lippiatt Tuesday 17 April: Suzanne Schick, Naomi Jansen, Kerrie Ross, Jo Mangifesta Wednesday 18 April: Manefa Borodin, Christine Farrah, Diana Chan, Wendy Clarke Thursday 19 April: Loretta Scaini-Clarke, Jill Lane, Jane Higgins, Lavinia Yor Friday 20 April Robyn Crapnell, Kerry Donoghue, Nadine Mammone, Chris Powell

c 9 Y axãá ‘Denim and Lace Dinner Dance’ - June 16, 2012! The Loreto Parents and Friends’ Denim and Lace Dinner Dance is being held on Saturday 16 June. Spend the night dining and dancing in the company of friends. Listen to the sounds of the great band - ‘Whosyadaddy’. Complimentary sparkling bubbles and canapés on arrival. A lovely meal will be provided for you to enjoy. What more could you need? Grab some friends now so you will be ready for the ticket sales. There is a special ‘early bird’ ticket- buyers’ raffle so get in soon! Tickets will be on sale after the holidays. Stay tuned to the newsletter for more details! It is sure to be a night to enjoy.

Loreto Federation: A reminder to send in your application! The Parents and Friends’ Association would like to invite any current Loreto mother, who happens to be a past pupil, to attend the Loreto Federation Conference. This year it is held in Perth, from 4 - 6 May. The theme is – “Striding Out in Freedom and Love.” "Loreto Federation" is the coming together of staff, past students, family, and friends of Loreto schools from around Australia. It has been held every two years since its inception in 1955 when the first one was held at Loreto Mandeville Hall. There will be guest speakers, tours around Perth and wonderful company. Registration costs will be supported by the Past Pupils’ Association and airfare/accommodation assistance will be given by the P and F Association to a current mother at Loreto. If you would like to participate in this wonderful event, we would ask you to write a paragraph about why you feel you would benefit from attending the Federation. Please give this to the office in an envelope marked to the P and F Association or email pandf@loreto.qld.edu.au. Please complete this by 30 March so arrangements can be made. We look forward to supporting this worthy cause so please consider applying. Elizabeth Fort - P & F Secretary

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P & F Meeting A reminder that the next P and F meeting will be held on 1 May, at 7pm in the staffroom. We hope to see you there.

“P & F needs your help” Anyone who sweltered in the Mary Ward Centre before the large ceiling fans were installed last year will know what a tremendous difference they make. They were funded by families via the Parents & Friends (P & F) Association’s levy which is included in the statement of account. This year the P & F needs to raise $15,000 for a ‘drop’ curtain in the Mary Ward Centre. The curtain, when dropped, will separate the Centre into two halves, so different PE classes can operate simultaneously. It can then be raised to open the whole Centre as needed. For many years the P & F Association has been raising money for a range of school projects. At just $15 per quarter the P & F contribution is an easy way for you to support the P & F at a modest cost. However for the last two years only one family in two has been paying the levy. If you contributed, you can now see the benefit of doing so. The P & F asks that you help it support our girls and the College and will provide updates on the progress of the drop curtain in subsequent newsletters. John Welch - P & F President

_tÇzâtzxá WxÑtÜàÅxÇà axãá Japanese Last Wednesday we celebrated Japanese Day at Loreto whilst also raising money for Ashinaga Ikuei. This is an organisation which has supported low income families through scholarships for over 50 years. In 2012, their focus is on supporting Japanese children who were orphaned after the devastating tsunami last year. We raised almost $500 through the sale of Japanese lollies and sushi so thank you to all those who purchased these items. Utkarsha Somalwar and her Multicultural Council are to be commended for their organisation of these activities. Thank you also to Hada Sensei and the Senior students who led us in making origami paper cranes during Assembly. It was lovely to see the Loreto community come together and celebrate the peace and freedom we enjoy in our country. Recently, we said goodbye to Akari Hidaka, our Japanese visitor from Immaculate Heart College, Kagoshima. Akari very much enjoyed her stay in Brisbane and it was a pleasure to have her in our Japanese classes during her month long visit. Many thanks to the McMillan family who hosted Akari and to Hada Sensei who organised Akari’s activities during school time.

French Preparations are well underway for our trip to Bordeaux at the end of the year. The girls’ profiles have been sent to France and we look forward to receiving details of our host brothers and sisters next term. Travel insurance booklets have been issued and these will be kept in the school safe until the end of the year. A meeting will be called next term to discuss practicalities such as clothing, luggage and money. A letter will be sent home via the girls giving the date and time of this meeting. Only eight months to go!

German During this term, the girls who travelled to Germany in December 2011 gave a powerpoint presentation outlining their time spent in our sister school, Maria Ward Schule, Bad Homburg, and the places visited after home stay. It seemed like a fantastic time was had by all, both with host sisters and during the tour at the end of the trip. A highlight of the trip was the visit to the Maria Ward Schule in Augsburg where the girls had the opportunity to view The Painted Life of Mary Ward. They also enjoyed visits to Würzburg, Rothenberg, Nurnberg, Munich and the castle of Neuschwanstein. Many thanks to Peita Ward and Amy Stewart for their excellent organisation of the trip and for accompanying the girls on their journey. Louise Tilly - Languages Coordinator

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UâÄÄxà|ÇBaÉà|vxx Enrol your kids in fun and exciting activities during the Easter school holidays! We have the solution for hands on learning and hours of great ongoing entertainment. Our holiday classes include “Make your own jewellery”, “Sew a simple skirt”, “Beginner knitting”, “Felt a bowl” and “Upcyle rag rugging.* Teens can enjoy an assortment of activities during this holiday program. For more information please visit: www.piecetogether.com.au

XÇàxÜàt|ÇÅxÇà UÉÉ~á 2012/2013 Entertainment™ Books will be available to families from late March, with funds raised going towards the school. The new Book is packed with hundreds of up to 50% off and 2-for-1 offers. Be one of the first to order and pay for your new 2012|2013 Entertainment™ Book and you will receive over $180 worth of Bonus Offers you can use straight away! Bonus offers are in limited supply so purchase your Entertainment™ Book now by filling in the order form at the back of the newsletter and return to the school office.  For more details please visit www.entertainmentbook.com.au 

       

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INFORMATION REQUIRED TO HELP DETERMINE FUNDING ARRANGEMENTS FOR NON-GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS

PRIVACY NOTICE This notice is from the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR), to advise you that DEEWR has requested your child’s school to provide the following three pieces of information to DEEWR: •

Students’ residential addresses (not student names)

Students’ level of education (primary or secondary)

Students’ boarding school status (boarders or day students)

DEEWR is bound by the provisions of the Privacy Act 1988 (the Privacy Act). Section 14 of the Privacy Act contains the Information Privacy Principles, which prescribe the rules for handling personal information about individuals. DEEWR will not use or disclose the information provided by your child’s school other than in accordance with the Privacy Act. Purpose of collection DEEWR is collecting this personal information for the purpose of administering funding to non-government schools, and to determine payments of Australian Government assistance to non-government schools, including under relevant legislation such as the Schools Assistance Act 2008 (Cth). DEEWR will only use this information for this specific purpose. Disclosure of information The information provided by your child’s school may be disclosed by DEEWR to contractors working for DEEWR for the purposes of verifying the information. The contractors will not use the information for any other purpose. DEEWR may also provide this information to the Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA). ACARA will use this information in developing and evaluating Index of Community Socio-Educational Advantage (ICSEA) formulas and school values. In other instances the information will not be disclosed without your consent, unless where authorised or required by law. Contact If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Notice please phone the DEEWR SES Funding helpline on 1800 677 027 (free call) or send an e-mail to: SAAMailbox@deewr.gov.au.


2012|2013 Pre-Order Form

Book

Entertainment™ Books are coming to Loreto College! Books will be available to families from late March, with funds raised going towards the school. The new Book is packed with hundreds of up to 50% off and 2-for-1 offers and below are just a few of the participating businesses;

Pre-Order your new Book now and receive Bonus Offers! Be one of the first to order and pay for your new 2012|2013 Entertainment™ Book and you will receive over $180 worth of Bonus Offers you can use straight away! Bonus offers are in limited supply so purchase your Entertainment™ Book now by filling in the order form below and returning it to the school office so you don’t miss out! - - -- - - - - - - - - -- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -- - - - - - Loreto College $13 from each Book sold goes straight towards our fundraising. To order your copy of the new 2012/2013 Entertainment Book, contact: Lesley Bongaarts Phone: 3394 9999 E-mail: bongaartsl@loreto.qld.edu.au Name: ______________________________________________________________________ Phone: _________________________________ Address: ____________________________________________________________State: ________________ P/Code: __________________ I would like to order: _____ x Brisbane, Sunshine Coast & Surrounds @ $65 each (GST incl.) = $____________ _____ x Gold Coast & Northern NSW @ $55 each (GST incl.) = $____________ _____ x Far North Queensland @ $50 each (GST incl.) = $____________ Total amount enclosed:= $____________ Payment Type: CASH  OR WITH CREDIT CARD ONLINE AT: https://www.entertainmentbook.com.au/orderbooks/221g555

Purchase your Book before March 26th and you will receive Bonus Offers worth over $180 that you can use immediately (subject to availabilty)

To view the new 2012/2013 Entertainment Book on line please visit www.entertainmentbook.com.au/entertainment-media ©2012 Entertainment Publications of Australia Pty Ltd

27 March 2012  

Loreto College Newsletter 27 March 2012