LIBRARY ACCESS FOR YEAR 12 DURING THE HOLIDAYS
Our school library will again be available to Year 12 students over the upcoming break. This service provides 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.
- The library will be open and staffed between 8:15am and 3:45pm Monday to Friday from Monday 26 June until Friday 14 July inclusive. Students should be aware that there will be some scheduled work carried out to the school’s network on July 3 & 4 which will cause some disruptions to connectivity.
- The library 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.
Our Jazz and Modern troupe have been training hard early mornings to perfect their routines for the upcoming eisteddfods. They recently competed in the Extreme eisteddfod against many other secondary schools and received:
Modern troupe – 1st place
Jazz troupe – 1st place
We are so proud of the dancers hard work and wonderful achievements and wish them the best of luck for the rest of their competition season.
Parents are asked to note carefully the information provided in an email which was sent out yesterday regarding arrangements for next week’s Music Festival at Sydney Town Hall. All girls are expected to be at St Andrew’s Square by 9:45am, in full winter uniform including a long sleeved white shirt, for the day’s rehearsal. The evening performance will commence at 7:30pm, and promises to be a joyous and light filled celebration of Freedom, Felicity and music.
Miriam Berlage (Mrs)
ELECTRONIC DEVICES AND ROAD SAFETY
North Sydney Council recently launched its Distracted…? Pedestrian Campaign, once again this year, to continue to reinforce the strong message to pedestrians who are displaying “risky” behaviour such as using their iPhones and MP3 players and iPods while around our busy road environments.
Pedestrians become more vulnerable when stepping out from the kerb if their head space is occupied with their music and mobile phones because it limits their hearing and reduces their concentration.
RMS statistics indicate that in North Sydney in 2015:
- There were 220 crashes.
- Pedestrians were the second highest road user group for casualties at 16.5%, which was more than double Sydney’s casualties at 7.9% and almost three times that for NSW at 6.1%.
- There were three casualties 0 -16 years.
- Females were also overrepresented with 16 out of 28 casualties.
We encourage you to take some time to speak with your daughters about the dangers of being immersed in their use of electronic devices when around traffic. As adults we also need to be mindful of the models we set in this respect.
To assist North Sydney Council to further develop this and future campaigns, particularly those that relate to our youth, it would be greatly appreciated if you could provide feedback about this campaign by completing this short survey.