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Volume 5 February 28, 2012 Dear Parents and Students There is no freedom Like seeing myself as I am. There is no freedom like Looking at myself as I am And saying “Yes” that’s me! There is no freedom like Taking myself in my arms. Only in that embrace Will I understand my wounds. Only in that embrace Will I experience healing. Only in that embrace Will I come to know my true self. (Source: Prayer Times) May this season of Lent be a season spent in search of this Freedom; in search of the truth that will set us free. Amen.

Year 12’s on Retreat in Toowoomba “Looking beyond our Masks”

YEAR 12 RETREATS I offer sincere thanks to the co-ordinating and facilitating efforts of Mr Donnelly and Mr McAlinden and each of the other

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Volume 5 February 28, 2012 staff who attended the retreats, for their generous support in giving time, away from home and families, to lead and guide the students during last week’s retreats. It was both a privilege and a pleasure to spend time in the company of such wonderful young women. I thank them for their honesty, openness and deep sense of reflection. I invite you to hold them in your prayers as they return to the routine of school and study. May their spirits remain refreshed and renewed. COLLEGE COUNCIL Over the weekend, we held our first Council session for the year. The primary purpose of this session was to review and discuss the progress being made, by Thomson Adsett, on the current development of a College Masterplan. I am pleased to report that significant progress has been made and wish to thank all the stakeholder groups who have contributed so positively to this process. In due course, further consultation will occur as we begin to plan for the implementation of the early stages, in preparation for the commencement of Year 7 in 2015. Other matters under discussion by Council were those of governance and finance, in accordance with the strategic directions of the Loreto Province of Australia and South East Asia. Clearly, the concerns relating to future Government funding, as raised by the Gonski review, are very real for us. In this context we must remain vigilant and informed. As parents committed to the educational excellence provided by Catholic schooling, I urge you to be strong advocates for funding that supports and recognises the financial contribution you as parents already make – thus relieving the government of an otherwise considerable cost burden. In the coming months, we will endeavour to keep you abreast of further developments in this important area of government funding. The members of the Loreto College Council are: 

Mr Sean Reidy (Chairperson)

Sr Louise Ritchard ibvm

Sr Helen Salter ibvm

Mrs Jane Connolly

Ms Jane Andersen

Ms Diane Bukowski

Mr Geoff McMahon

Mrs Marita Fox

Ms Mary Hardie

Mr Morgan Lane

On behalf of the community, I wish to thank them for the generous investment of time, energy and enthusiasm they provide. Their stewardship, wisdom and service are greatly appreciated and valued. PAST PUPILS’ ASSOCIATION At the recent AGM, thanks were offered to outgoing Executive committee members Margaret Calder, Marianna Vidas, Christina Ong and Mary Clarke for their wonderful and generous service, with particular and special thanks being offered to Mary – the immediate past President. Mary has served in this role for many years, leading with grace, faith and dignity. She has served with a generous and open heart, ever mindful of following the inspiration of Mary Ward. Her service has indeed been ‘wise, efficacious and loving’. Mary has, in true Gongaza Barry style, left a legacy ‘on which others can build’ and we thank her most

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We congratulate and welcome the incoming Executive committee for 2012 and wish them every success in the year ahead. President:

Martine Whitton

Vice President:

Susan Milward

Secretary:

Emily McCarthy

Treasurer:

Michelle Rovere

Yours sincerely

Mrs Cheryl Hamilton Principal

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Events Calendar 29 February 

Round 3 BSGSA Volleyball

Year 10 and 11 Drama to ―Summer of the 17th Doll‖ 7.30pm

1 March 

Year 11 Economics RBA Seminar

Met East U15 & U19 Touch

Met East U19 Squash

2 March 

Year 11 Semi-Formal (Year 11 depart at 2.20pm)

Year 11 Parent Dinner - Pineapple Hotel - 7.30pm

Grease ‗Bump In‘

St Peter‘s Lutheran College Swim Meet 4pm - 6.30pm

Rosie‘s Street Outreach

3 March 

Round 3 Tennis

4 March 

Grease Rehearsal 1pm - 6pm

5 March 

Comp District U19 Soccer Trials

Grease Full Run 4pm - 7pm

6 March 

Mary Ward Connect Begins

P & F Meeting 7.30pm

Grease Final Tech Run

7 March 

Year 9 - 12 Music—QSO Schools‘ Concert 10.30am—1.00pm

Round 4 - BSGSA Volleyball

Debating Round 1 - Year 9 & 11

Grease Preview Night

8 March 

Year 8 Retreat Day

Grease Performance 7.00pm

9 March 

CSGSSA Swim Squad Breakfast - 7.00am

Grease Performance 7.00pm

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Bookshop Please note that the Bookshop will cease to operate from 29 February. Please check with your daughter that she has received all of her books from Symons. Please contact Symons directly if you have book orders outstanding. Phone:-5532 6887. Payment for secondhand books that were sold at our sale day last year will be processed sometime in March either into your nominated bank account or deducted from your Term 2 School fees.

Bis Route 7 Further to earlier information in relation to cancellation of Bus Route 7, we have had a response from Translink outlining the reasons for not subsidising the route. A copy of that response is attached to the newsletter. Although it is not the outcome we had hoped for, we will continue to look at solutions to the situation. Noel Williams Business Manager

Careers News National Careers and Employment Expo Students are reminded that the National Careers and Employment Expo is on May 5 2012 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. This is a great expo which can provide information for students regarding future careers and tertiary options. For more information visit http://www.eocexpo.com.au/brisbane.aspx

Youth Exchange Program of Rotary District 9630 Interested in a gap year as a Rotary Exchange Student in 2013? The Rotary exchange program is differentiated by the strong support of Rotary Clubs here in Australia and in our Host countries around the world. Students are assessed on their ability to get the most from this program and represent themselves, Rotary and Australia overseas and not just their academic ability. Any students who may be interested in an exchange of this kind are invited to visit http:// yep.rotary9630.org/ for more information.

Student Connect Year 11 and 12 students are reminded to log onto https://studentconnect.qsa.qld.edu.au/ to review their learning accounts and ensure all information is correct. To log onto the learning account you need your LUI number which all Year 11 and 12 students have been given. If you have misplaced your LUI number, please email Ms Jones for it to be sent to you again. Christine Jones - Careers Coordinator

Drama News Year 12 Drama – Theatre Visit to “As You Like It” @ La Boite Theatre Last Tuesday 21st February, the Year 12 Drama students went to see La Boite Theatre Company‘s production of Shakespeare‘s comedy ―As You Like It.‖ The students thoroughly enjoyed the show and the chat with the actors in the foyer afterwards. Helen Howard, who played the main role of Rosalind, worked with these students when they were in Year 10 as part of an Artist-In-Residence Program so it was lovely for the girls to meet her again. This is a reminder that if any parents or students would like to see this production during its season at La Boite, you may be interested in obtaining a discounted voucher (60% off full price tickets) from one of our four La Boite Student Ambassadors: Samantha Bull (Year 11 White), Flynn Hall (Year 12 Green) Sia Cambaclis and Rebecca Newman (Year 12 Red). You can see the show for $20.00 instead of the regular price of Adults: $52.00 and Students:$22.00 The girls have discounted vouchers for every La Boite Mainhouse production. Please contact Helen Radvan radvanh@loreto.qld.edu.au if you are interested in obtaining a voucher to use for family and friends to spend a great night out at the theatre.

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Years 10 and 11 Drama – Theatre Visit to QTC’s Production of “Summer of the Seventeenth Doll” @ Playhouse Theatre, QPAC Tomorrow evening Wednesday 29th February, 2012 at 7.30pm the Years 10 and 11 Drama students and their teachers are viewing the combined Belvoir Theatre and Queensland Theatre Company‘s production of Ray Lawler‘s award winning play ―Summer of the Seventeenth Doll‖. This classic Australian play is one of the pillars of our national theatre and this particular production has already had very successful seasons in both Sydney and Melbourne.

This particular theatre

visit will inform a piece of assessment so attendance is compulsory. Tickets are non-refundable so it is important that your daughter honours her booking unless illness or extenuating circumstances arise. In this case students will have to make separate arrangements to see this show as it is part of their formal Drama assessment. As was stated clearly in the letter that was sent home last week, students will need to organise their own transport to and from the venue and will need to arrive at The Playhouse Theatre QPAC no later than 7.10pm to meet with their teacher who will be in the Playhouse Theatre Balcony Foyer outside Door 12 waiting for them where they will be issued a ticket. The performance concludes at approximately 10.35pm. The running time of the production is: 2 hours and 55 minutes with 2 intervals. It is advised that parents and students allow plenty of time to arrive at the theatre as the traffic around the QPAC Complex is very heavy at that time due to the sell-out performances of ―Mary Poppins‖ as well as a lot of road works that make entry and access to the theatre very difficult.

Helen Radvan - Drama Department

Grease Update This past weekend we held our Camp ―Grease‖ at Villanova‘s Hanrahan Theatre which brought together a professional lighting designer, sound technician, choreographer, parent helpers, staff production crew, guest staff performers, (including the incredibly talented Mr Craig Atkinson) and our fabulously talented and hard-working cast, band and crew. The show has really begun to take shape and we managed to run both Acts 1 and 2 for the very first time over the two days, complete with costume, hair and make-up. We couldn‘t have asked for more from our students who worked so intensely over the weekend. In just over a week, members of both school communities who were fortunate enough to secure their tickets before they sold out in record time, will be able to see what we know will be a high quality show. We will be showing some excerpts from the musical during our Whole School Assemblies: Loreto Wednesday 29th February at 12.21pm and Villanova 9th March during Periods 1 and 2.

IMPORTANT - AMENDED REHEARSAL TIMES The ―Grease‖ set will not be assembled until this Friday 2 nd March. As it involves a scaffolding rig and the use of a car, it is important that we allow ourselves enough time to instruct and orientate the students into using and operating the different features of the set safely. This has necessitated an amendment to the published rehearsal times. The new rehearsal times are as follows: Sunday 4th March – 9.00am-6.00pm for ALL Boys (Male Leads & Chorus) and ALL Technical Crew (Male & Female) 11.00am-6.00pm for ALL Cast (Male & Female Leads, Male & Female Chorus, Dancers, Band & Tech Crew) Monday 5th March – 4.00pm-8.30pm Parents and Students will be provided with more detail regarding these rehearsals via email and via our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Loreto-Villanova-Grease-2012/254577551258367 or search Loreto Villanova Grease 2012. If you experience any trouble downloading attachments, please contact Helen Radvan radvanh@loreto.qld.edu.au or Gavin Swanson swansong@loreto.qld.edu.au

Costumes Students should now have complete costumes including accessories. We ask parents to ensure that your daughter takes very good care of them and that they bring absolutely everything to each rehearsal following this Tuesday‘s rehearsal. Please email Helen Radvan: radvanh@loreto.qld.edu.au or Mrs Anne Herft: herfta@loreto.qld.edu.au if you have any questions.

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Parent Assistance We would like to say a special thank you to Adrien Roberts (Mother of Lauren Roberts - Year 12) and her band of helpers who ensured that the staff and students involved in our musical ―Grease‖ were well fed during our camp ―Grease‖ this past weekend. It was very much appreciated by all! We would also like to thank Miss Zoey Grills, Kim Devine, Jacinta Crickmore and their band of helpers including staff, parents and past students who assisted with hair and make-up during our Camp ―Grease‖. They will also be assisting with Hair and Make-Up during our Dress Rehearsals and Production Week. A roster is currently being organised by Loreto‘s Music Support Group to help organise Supper for our four production nights. A list of parent names has been forwarded on to this group. A similar roster is being emailed by Therese Tarbit (Mother of Jim Tarbit – Year 12 Villanova College) to those parents who volunteered to assist with the Bar. Paula and Chris Adkins (Parents of Zak Adkins – Year 9 Villanova College) will be organising the raffle for the performance nights. There are some fabulous prizes that have been generously donated by Ms Olivia Newton-John herself so make sure you purchase tickets on the night/s you go to see the show. We are on the countdown to Preview night on Wednesday 7 th March! Excitement is mounting. I leave this week‘s update with the words of Vince Fontaine played by Conor Lee (Year 12 Villanova College) -“So, okay, cats, throw your mittens

around your kittens ... and AWAY WE GO!”

Helen Radvan - Executive Producer and Director

Music Department News Musical Production Week - Next week (March 5-9) will be an extremely busy week for students who are in the Loreto/Villanova Musical ―Grease‖. To allow these students to get through production week successfully, some Ensemble Rehearsals will be cancelled and Musical students will be excused from ALL before school and after school rehearsals. Attendance at lunchtime rehearsals will still be expected. Could all music students please take careful note of the following Rehearsal Schedule. Monday 5 March Clarinet Ensemble – will run as normal (Musical students excused) Percussion Ensemble One - will run as normal (Musical students excused) Senior Choir – NO REHEARSAL Tuesday 6 March Flute Ensemble One – NO REHEARSAL Exit Stage Left – NO REHEARSAL Sorelle - will run as normal Wednesday 7 March Jazz Ensemble – NO REHEARSAL String Ensemble - will run as normal (Musical students excused) Flute Ensemble Two – will run as normal (Musical students excused) Thursday 8 March Guitar Ensemble One - will run as normal (Musical students excused) Concert Band One - will run as normal (Musical students excused) Junior Choir - will run as normal (Musical students excused) Friday 9 March Percussion Ensemble Two - will run as normal (Musical students excused) Guitar Ensemble Two - will run as normal (Musical students excused)

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Chorale – will run as normal Brass Ensemble - will run as normal Concert Band Two - will run as normal (Musical students excused) String Quartet - will run as normal

Year 8 Brass Ensemble – There has been an overwhelming response to this year‘s brass ensemble. We have managed to place 15 students in the group which is incredibly exciting! Students will be informed of placements during the school day on Wednesday this week and given a loan agreement form for their instrument, which they will receive on Friday when they have their first lessons and group rehearsal.

Classroom Music – All students who study elective music classes from Years 9 -12 will attend a concert by the Queensland Symphony Orchestra during the school day on Wednesday 7 March. Students will leave classes just before morning tea and travel by coach to QPAC, accompanied by Music staff. We will return by coach during lunch. There is no cost to parents for this excursion but it would be helpful if any student who is going to be absent on that day notifies the Music Office directly as soon as possible as we have pre-purchased all tickets. Ben Langford - Director of Music

Sports Department News CSGSSA SWIMMING CARNIVAL On Monday, 12 March is the Catholic Girls’ Swimming Carnival at Chandler. All Year 8 and 12 students will be attending to support our Swim Team. This is a wonderful opportunity for Big Sisters and Little Sisters to get to know each other and for Year 12 students to induct Year 8 students into some important Loreto traditions, such as the College war cry. Attendance is compulsory on this day as on any other. Students who do attend feel very let down by other students who stay away without valid reason. We would like this to be an occasion to build community rather than damage it. All non-attendance will be checked. Students are not to bring magazines, or electronic devices such as IPods. They will be fully engaged in cheering on our swimmers. Dress for the day for spectators is perfect formal school uniform – hat is not required. Students in the swim team will receive a letter with specific details regarding events, uniform, arrival and departure times. All students should bring food and plenty of water. Only very limited canteen facilities will be available for a short time. Students will be travelling to and from the carnival by bus. No student will be able to leave from Chandler unless they bring a parental note to Ms Carty beforehand and a parent is there to collect them by 2.00pm. Helen Carty - Deputy Principal – Pastoral Care ST PETER’S LUTHERAN COLLEGE SWIMMING MEET On Friday 2 March our swimming team will be competing at the St Peter‘s Lutheran College Swim Meet. Our team have the opportunity to do time trials and improve their times in the 50m pool. A bus has been arranged to transport the girls to St Peter‘s Lutheran College (66 Harts Rd, Indooroopilly) directly after school finishes. The warm up is at 4.30pm and the meet will start at 5.00pm. The finish time is approximately 6.30pm. Parents/guardians are required to collect their daughter after the meet at St Peters Lutheran College pool. If you have any queries please don‘t hesitate to contact Mrs Stevens on 33949980 or 0431 734022. A reminder that the Team Breakfast is held on Friday 9 March at 7.00am. If any parents would like to assist with the breakfast please call Meg Stevens on 33949980 by 8 March. CROSS COUNTRY In preparation for the Cross Country season there will be training sessions starting the week of 12 March. All girls are welcome to attend. Students MUST sign up at the Sports office before participating. All students are to sign up next week starting 5 March 2012.

Congratulations to: 

Mia Page of Year 10 who was selected for the Composite District U15 Netball team to play at the Metropolitan East competition on 15 March

Maddison Witt, Year 9 who was selected for the Composite District U15 Touch Football to play at the Metropolitan East competition on 1 March at Whites Hill.

Georgia Johnson, Year 9 who was selected for the U15 Metropolitan East Volleyball team to play at Runaway Bay starting 10 March 2012.

Isabelle Mowen, Year 11 who was selected as a shadow for the U19 Metropolitan East Volleyball team to play at Runaway Bay starting 10 March 2012. Meg Stevens – Director of Sport

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BSGSA Volleyball This Week’s Draw: Round 3: 29 February

OPPONENT Open A –AHS

TRANSPORT

Southbank Tafe

BUS 1 – Mrs Kirsty Gore

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Junior A – MTA

Southbank Tafe

BUS 1 – Mrs Kirsty Gore

Junior B – SRC

St Rita’s (Optima gym)

BUS 2 - Mrs Meg Logan

Junior D – MSM

Mt St Michael’s

BUS 3 – Mrs Cheryl Hamilton

Junior E - AHS

Loreto (MWC)

Mrs Jacqui Gold

Junior F – BRI

Loreto (MWC)

Mrs Jacqui Gold

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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. Round 2 Results: This was a harder week of Volleyball for most teams, with many tight tussles. It was pleasing to see many girls ‗pull out‘ strong performances to assist their team. Overall, Loreto won four out of six matches played with another match to be played on Monday due to Year 12 Retreat. Open A – This was a nail bitting victory with the game going down to the wire! With one set each, the third set was always going to be exciting, eventually going our way 15-13, resulting in a 2 sets to 1 victory to us! Despite getting off to a shaky start: getting lost on the trip, then having difficulty finding the court and then adjusting our game play to suit the outdoor conditions, all girls managed to find their rhythm and execute a good attacking performance. We eagerly await our Round 3 match up with AHS! Good luck girls. Open C - The Open C's achieved another 3-0 victory over Brigidine College despite missing two Year 12 students who were away on retreat. Led by strong serving from Emily McMahon and defence from Madison Brown, the team were able to get their second straight win. Junior A – The girls struggled to cope with the wind factors this week, as they have little experience on an outdoor court. Saying this, the girls showed great spirit throughout the whole game and didn‘t give up the fight. Excellent hitting at the net by Gabby Stein and awesome serving by Sarah Toohey, whilst Abigail Raison recorded no errors on the stats! Training hard is paying off girls. Keep up the splendid job. Junior B – This team had a great game this week against Mt Alvernia, resulting in their first win of the season. The game got off to a good start with some well-directed serving by Megan Laycock whilst Gabryela Sellars and Kate Hutchins also shone with their fantastic passing. Next week we will be working on our blocking! Junior D - A really tight game on Wednesday afternoon against Mt Alvernia. It was a really enjoyable 2 sets - 1 win with Sabrina Pennsi and Kate Duffy playing really well finishing off the third set with some great serving and hitting. Well done, girls. Junior E – Even with the initial transition to ‗3 hit‘ volleyball, this team pulled out a 2 sets to 1 victory. Vicky Flores passed the ball with great control and accuracy and Aislind Bell won at least 10 points on her serve to take out the 2nd set! The girls are improving with each set! Junior F – Despite losing their match 3 sets to nil, all girls improved their understanding of the game and their basic skills. Playing against the top San Sisto grade eight team, the Loreto girls remained positive and enthusiastic the entire match. Special mention must go to Zoe Sever for her brilliant game play at the net and to Jesse St Ledger for her confidence with calling the ball every time it came to her. Better luck next week girls. Kirsty Gore – Volleyball Coordinator

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Tennis Starting times for Tennis 2012: D1/2, D3, D4, E1/2,E3/4& E5- 8.00a.m and finish at 12noon. A/ARES, B1/B2, and C1 Premiership Grades will begin at 11.30 a.m. All other grades will commence at 12.00 noon. This Week’s Draw: Round 3: 3 March 2012 A/ARES

V All Hallows‘ (1) at Loreto College

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V All Hallows‘ (2) at Loreto College

B3/4

V Mt St Michael‘s at Mt St Michael‘s Ashgrove (Amarina entrance)

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V All Hallows‘ (1) at Morningside Tennis Centre

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V All Hallows‘ at Brisbane Girls Grammar

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V St Rita‘s at Brisbane Girls Grammar

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V All Hallows‘ at Morningside Tennis Centre

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V Stuartholme at Stuartholme Toowong

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V Lourdes Hill at Morningside Tennis Centre

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V Brigidine at Brisbane Girls Grammar

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V Stuartholme at Brisbane Girls Grammar

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V Stuartholme (1) at Stuartholme Toowong

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V Mt St Michael‘s at Mt St Michael‘s Ashgrove (Amarina entrance)

Results: Round 2 A/ARES

V Mt St Michael‘s won 48 - 13

B1/B2

V BYE

B3/4

V San Sisto – Abandoned due to rain

B5/6

V Brigidine lost 6 - 36

B7/8

V Brigidine - Abandoned due to rain

C1

V Stuartholme- Abandoned due to rain

C2/3

V Brigidine lost 11 - 35

D1/2

V Lourdes Hill (2) won 36 - 7

D3

V Mt St Michael‘s lost 21 - 28

D4

V BYE

E1/2

V Mt Alvernia won 36 - 6

E3/4

V All Hallows‘ lost 22 - 30

E5

v St Rita‘s lost 10 - 33

Meg Stevens - Tennis Coordinator

International Women’s Day Fun Run/Walk Sunday March 11 at 7.00am at the Cultural Forecourt, The Parklands, South Bank ( near the Wheel of Brisbane) Remember to log on to nominate to be able to participate in this event ! – www.womensdayfunrun.com.au Make sure you state ‗Loreto‖, pay your nomination fee and organise to collect your Entry Bib from REBEL SPORT QUEEN STREET MALL Thurs March 1 11am – 3pm Friday March 2 11am- 8pm Saturday March 3 11am-3pm Please present your Confirmation email, receipt or ID to collect . No entries are accepted on Race Day. Jessica Healy ( Sport Council) and Therese Begley ( Staff Liaison )

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P & F News A reminder that the next Parents and Friends meeting will be held on Tuesday March 6, at 7.30pm. Please join us and find out the latest happenings at Loreto. Before this meeting, the Parent Representatives will gather at 6.45pm to discuss plans for the year. You are most welcome to come along and bring your ideas. Both meetings will be held in the staff room. Elizabeth Fort - Secretary

St Vincent de Paul News The six members of our Executive committee attended the Social Justice Day Conference last Thursday along with other groups of students, mainly from Brisbane schools. They were inspired by speakers who are very involved with different aspects of social justice. The day was also a fun day for interaction with like-minded students. I thank our members for their enthusiastic participation in the conference and I know that they have gained many good ideas. Congratulations also for the large sum of money raised last Friday $400 for the Hollywood and sweet stall day. The response for cakes and other items for sale was extraordinary. We thank all involved for their generosity. The funds will go to various projects and organisations throughout the year. Well done, members!

Uniform Shop Loreto scarves are available for purchase from the secondhand uniform shop for $15. Payment for secondhand uniforms that were sold at our sale day last year will be processed sometime in March. Payment will be made by cheque.

Year 8 Parent Gathering Thank you Thank you to all the Year 8 parents who came along to our welcome night by the pool recently. A big thank you to Loretta Winter who came early to help set up and stayed late to help with the pack up. Thanks also to Gerry Dwyer-West who did an excellent job of promoting the Open day held last Tuesday. A wonderful time was had by all, making new friends and catching up with old ones. We all shared stories of our daughters‘ experiences of Loreto thus far and found that they all seemed to be settling in quite well and that the Year 12 buddies were a great hit! It was also a chance for the parents who came along to meet the Year 8 Parent Representatives. We are your link to the P&F (particularly if you can't get to a meeting) and are also here to help you and your family settle into the school. To this end, we will be organising more get togethers in the future. We are keen to hear of any suggestions you may have and of course we'd like to keep it in the Loreto community, so if you own a restaurant suitable for a function, please let us know. Currently there are three Year 8 reps, we are keen to have a few more particularly from the other classes not already represented. If you'd like to become a parent rep (who will form part of the Hospitality and Welcome Group), please email Trish Willing at willingp@loreto.qld.edu.au and let her know. Your current Year 8 Reps are: Julia Gough, email:juliaigough@hotmail.com Loretta Winter email: plwint@bigpond.net.au Gerry Dwyer-West email: gerridw@bigpond.net.au Julia Gough - Year 8 Parent Rep

Year 11 Parent Dinner - Friday 2nd M arch It‘s not too late to attend the Year 11 Parent Dinner at The Pineapple Hotel this Friday evening. A reservation has been made in The Steak House Restaurant (please note there is a voucher in the current Entertainment Book if you wish to use it). So that accurate numbers can be advised, please RSVP by email to willing@loreto.qld.edu.au by tomorrow (Wednesday 29 February). Looking forward to seeing you there. Year 11 Parent Representatives

Entertainment Books 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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Positive Parenting Does your child suffer asthma or eczema? Every day, thousands of Australian children suffer the effects of asthma and eczema and families struggle with illness management and children‘s behavioural and emotional adjustment. Positive Parenting for Healthy Living is an adaptation of the successful Triple P- Positive Parenting Program offering practical ideas and support for parents of children suffering asthma or eczema. This innovative group program is designed to help parents manage their child‘s illness, assist children in coping with their illness and emotions, and prevent and manage difficult child behaviour. Over the next few months and for a limited time only, parents of 3-10 year old children suffering asthma or eczema are able to access Positive Parenting for Healthy Living Triple P as part of a University of Queensland research project. Parents will be able to attend the program free of charge, and will be asked to complete 3 sets of assessment measures (questionnaire, symptom diary, and family observation) over a 6 month period, as part of the study. Contact Amy Mitchell on (07) 3365 7305 or email healthyliving@uq.edu.au, or visit www.exp.psy.uq.edu.au/healthyliving for more information.

P & F Student Dance Parent Supervision Volunteers The P & F Student Dance will be held on Saturday 17 March in the Mary Ward Centre. We are seeking parents who are able to assist with jobs at the dance and the ‘clean up‘ afterwards. If you can help with parent supervision please complete the form below and return to the College office ASAP or email Kerrie Bull as below. Please indicate which area you would like to assist in. Thank you. Please phone Kerrie Bull on 3314 1184 or Mob: 0401 840 089 email : kbull4@optusnet.com.au if you can help. Kerrie Bull - Convenor

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PARENT SUPERVISION SLIP - LORETO STUDENT DANCE SATURDAY 17th MARCH 2012 (Please complete and return to College Office ASAP) Name: ___________________________________________________

Daughter's Name & Class: ___________________________________

Phone Home:_____________________________________ Mob: ____________________________

Email: _____________________________________________________________________________ I would prefer the following time slot: Security (20 helpers)

6.30 - 8.30 p.m.

8.00 - 10.30 p.m.

Parent helpers are mostly at entry and exit points as we have security guards inside and outside the hall.

Cloakroom (16 helpers)

6.30 - 8.30 p.m.

8.30 - 10.00 p.m.

Tickets (14 helpers)

6.30 - 8.00 p.m.

8.00 - 10.00 p.m.

Drinks (6 helpers)

7.00 – 8.30 p.m.

8.30 - 10.15 p.m.

Set Up Saturday (6 helpers)

11.30-12.30 p.m.

9.00 - 10.00 am

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Clean Up Sunday (6 helpers)

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Volume 5 February 28, 2012

Tuckshop Roster Library Roster Volunteers

Tuckshop Vounteers Monday 5 March - Friday 9 March

Monday 5 March - Friday 9 March

Monday 5 March: Helen Palmer, Loretta Lazzaretti, Siobhan Stafford, Anne Schenk Tuesday 6 March: Tina Ogilvie, Deb Firrell, Louise Forbes, Sonya Bath Wednesday 7 March: Barrie Spring, Louisa Coote,Vivienne Lloyd Thursday 8 March: Karen Catsoulis, Leanne Jackson, Karen Chaston, Judy Cunningham, Carolyn Da-Rin-DeBarbera Friday 9 March: Naomi/Robert Jansen, Deanne Smith, Lisa Kuhl, Steve Bakker, Sandy Christie

Special of the Day $3.50 Monday 5 Tuesday 6 Wednesday 7 Thursday 8 Friday 2 March:

Sushi $2.50 per roll Meat lovers pizza Macaroni Cheese Mediterranean Lamb Wraps Chicken Subs

Monday 5 March: Jill Moloney, Liliana O‘Bryan, Debbie McWilliam, Melissa Lippiatt Tuesday 6 March: Suzanne Schick, Naomi Jansen, Kerrie Ross, Jo Mangifesta Wednesday 7 March: Manefa Borodin, Christine Farrah, Diana Chan, Wendy Clarke Thursday 8 March: Loretta Scaini – Clarke, Jill Lane, Jane Higgins Friday 9 March: Robyn Crapnell, Kerry Donoghue, Nadine Mammone, Chris Powelll

Bulletin/Notices Past Students of St Agnes School, Mt Gravatt - St Agnes Primary School is celebrating 50 years in the community, 1962 - 2012. As part of the celebration you are invited to participate in this special moment in time by having your name, your children‘s name(s), or a special message of your choice engraved into a paver for $25.00. These pavers will be permanently laid, in time for an opening at the St Agnes Jubilee Fete on 20 May 2012, near our new school office. Please follow the link to our paver order form http://www.stagnes.qld.edu.au/html/home/news/paver_order_form.pdf or contact the St Agnes School office on 3349 5130. Offer closes Monday 5 March 2012. Road Safety Education Limited - Has designed the RYDA Program to deliver practical road safety information targeting the ―attitude and awareness‖ of young drivers aged 16 - 17 years and passengers. In small groups, students attend sessions conducted by Police, driver trainers, drug & alcohol educators and vehicle safety professionals. The RYDA Program has been established for over 10 years and over 45,000 students attended this award winning program at 65 venues across Australia. Further information is available at www.rse.org.au or for bookings please contact coordinator Tahnia Cook 0434 767 530 or email: tahnia@rse.org.au The Young Endeavour Youth Scheme - Is now accepting applications for young Australians aged 16 to 23 to join a voyage aboard the national sail training ship Young Endeavour. The ballot for voyages departing between July and December 2012 will close on 2 March 2012. The specially designed program delivered aboard the ship increases the youth crew‘s self awareness, develops teamwork and leadership skills, and fosters a strong sense of community spirit. Applications are accepted all year round, however first round offers will be made after the ballot closes 2 March 2012. For more information on dates and fees, or to apply for voyages, visit www.youngendeavour.gov.au Want to make a difference? - Then join the Stomping Ground! We will be holding a youth forum aimed at Year 11 and 12 students on 11th of March at St Mary MacKillop Church, 12 Hardy Road Birkdale. The forum will commence at 10:30am and conclude with a free BBQ lunch. Please RSVP to stompingground2012@hotmail.com. We look forward to seeing you there. If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact Tracy on 0402 502 707.

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Year 11 Parent Dinner All Year 11 parents are invited to attend a social dinner at The Pineapple Hotel on Friday 2 nd March commencing at 7.30 pm – the same evening as the Year 11 Semi Formal. This is a great opportunity to catch up with or meet other parents. A group booking has been made at The Pineapple Hotel, however we do need to know final numbers so please send in your RSVP to the school office by Wednesday 29th February, or alternatively, send an email to willingp@loreto.qld.edu.au If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact one of the following Year 11 Parent Representatives: Cathie Dennis Libby Oliver Lisa Roberts Maria Spero

cathie.dennis@optusnet.com.au teoliver@mackay.net.au manorandshack@optusnet.com.au j.spero@bigpond.net.au

3849 7947 3394 1417 0402 682 978 3390 2963

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Year 11 Parent Dinner (Please return this form to the school office by Wednesday 29 th February 2012) Yes I/we will be attending the Year 11 Parent Dinner at The Pineapple Hotel on Friday 2 nd March 2012.

Parent Name: ………………………………………………………………………. Parent Name: ………………………………………………………………………. Daughter’s Name: ……………………………………………………………….. Homeroom: 11 ………………

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Volume 5, February 28, 2012

Welcome Morning Tea

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Volume 5, February 28, 2012

Page 15

Past Pupils Association Farewells

Mary Clarke President 1998 - 2011

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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

28 February 2012  

Loreto College Newsletter 28 February 2012

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