Library access for Year 12 during the break
We are pleased to confirm that our school library will once again be available to Year 12 students over the upcoming break. This service has been very positively received by the girls, and we hope it will continue to provide a valuable opportunity for our students to continue their learning in a familiar, comfortable and well resourced space, both in private study and also in collaborative endeavours.
Please be aware of the following details relating to library use during the break. These will also been emailed to the girls.
- The library will be open and staffed between 8:15am and 3:45pm Monday to Friday from Monday June 27 until Friday July 15 inclusive. It will be closed for staff morning tea (10:00-10:15am) and lunch (12:30-1:00pm) and students will need to leave the library at these times
- Only Loreto Kirribilli Year 12 students may use the library
- All the usual expectations for behaviour in the library will apply
- Students will be asked to sign in and out of the library so that in the event of an emergency, all girls may be accounted for
- Students will need to show their Loreto Kirribilli student ID when they sign in.
Loreto students and staff a heading to NASA these holidays!
In Term 3, 2015 Loreto Kirribilli was invited by the Alliance of Girls’ Schools Australasia (AGSA) to take part in its first combined schools trip to the HASSE Space School in the United States. The trip is facilitated by iVicon, an international study program company.
Students, parents and staff attended a preliminary information session run by AGSA and iVicon at Queenwood in Term 4 2015, and following this a number of parents lodged applications on behalf of their daughters to be involved in the program. As a result, we have 9 students (four in Year 8, five in Year 9) participating in the Junior Space School from 26 June to 10 July 2016 and 4 Year 10 students participating in the Senior Space School in December.
- Eleanor Face
- Alexandra Hammond
- Jemima Sheldon
- Lilly Stawyskyj
- Sophie Howard
- Sophie Jackson
- Isabella Meagher
- Paris Sharkie
- Eloise Walker
The programs have a strong focus on goal setting, motivation, teamwork and exploration, all within the context of rigorous space science. Students will travel to Houston and Dallas to participate in these programs.
Our students and staff will be travelling with iVicon staff as well as students and staff from the other participating schools, which include PLC Pymble, Kambala and Loreto Normanhurst. Science teachers Ms Vanessa Fraser and Ms Natalie O’Keefe will be accompanying our students in June and in December Ms Meaghan O’Reilly and Mr Chris Hook will be travelling with the Year 10s. We wish our students and staff a fascinating trip and look forward to hearing all about it when they return.
Year 7 students’ support for extra-curricular
It has been wonderful to see so many students supporting each other in their extra and co-curricular participation recently, particularly during the Music Festival adjudications which drew to a close this week.
Year 7 parents may recall at the beginning of the year that we let you know that the whole cohort would be travelling to the IGSSA Athletics Carnival in August to support our team, as Year 8 did for the IGSSA Swimming Carnival in Term One. Due to a number of reasons, primarily around timing, we have decided not to proceed with this for Year 7 in 2016.
I would like to encourage all of the girls, and Year 7 in particular, to keep up the support for their peers’ endeavours, as well as their own participation, as these are valuable ways of enriching our community, and finding out about new opportunities. As we move towards winter sport finals in Term 3 I have no doubt there will be many chances to support our teams.
Miriam Berlage (Mrs)