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Loreto College eNewsletter

Wednesday 3 March, 2021

In this Issue 

Leadership News
College News
Year Level Weekly Briefings
Library News
Career News
Loreto Community Notices
Important Dates
In recent weeks I have enjoyed the commitment of our students in various sports including rowing, swimming and football. Through the College’s rowing program, I have come to understand the dedication of our coaches, many of whom are volunteers, the athleticism of our students and strength of character to be a part of a demanding sport at an elite level. Through our swimming carnival I witnessed the joy and effort that each individual can give as nearly all of our students participated regardless of ability. Through the Respect Cup, an AFL game played between Loreto College, Sacred Heart College Geelong, St Patrick’s College and St Joseph’s College Geelong, I was reminded that respect for women and gender equity is something we all must continue to promote and live.

Putl’lt is a word from the language of the Nuxalk people of Canada that means “everything belongs to those not yet born”.

Chyloe Kurdas, a former All Australian and Victorian representative, and VWFL Premiership captain with Melbourne University, used this phrase to highlight the challenges faced for women playing Australian Rules Football. She wrote of the importance this belief has in driving change.  Over the past three years there has been significant growth in the participation of women playing Australian Rules football. This is important for many reasons including:
  • an increase in the number of teenagers playing sport
  • the health benefits to overall wellbeing through improvements in physical and mental health
  • the message that the community hears when women are given the same platform and are acknowledged at the same level as men.
Kurdas understood the impact that having a national football league would have when she stated -

‘This will forever change Australian culture. We have a very gendered society and culture, so when the most powerful sporting organisation in the country acknowledges and treats women equally, it filters down to broader society.’
https://www.espn.com.au/espnw/story/_/page/Dsports1/inside-aflw-wide-ranging-impact-stellar-season-one

Kurdas’ words could equally apply to the first century era in which Jesus found himself. He, too, sought to empower those around him: particularly those who for social, cultural or religious reasons found themselves lacking agency. The gendered world of Christ saw women excluded from full public life not only due to their familial obligations but for their physiological reality which was enough in this ancient world to sideline women from social interaction, cultural participation and religious expression. Like Kurdas, Jesus called judgements such as this out, challenging those around him – particularly those who exercised power – to rethink what truly makes an individual ‘worthy’. And what was Jesus’ conclusion? Those who are doers of justice, mercy and faith.  (Mt 23:23)

Doesn’t this call sound familiar to the ears of a Loreto student! Our own Mary Ward issued this call to be “Seekers of truth and doers of justice”. For Mary, this was the truest expression of one’s faith and a yard stick to live by. Our founding Sisters, such as Mother Gonzaga Barry, Stanislaus Mornane and Stanislaus Mullhall, each shared in this aspirational call to arms. Indeed, this call is still alive and well in the hearts and minds of our Loreto community today and is one which can, at times, feel as counter-cultural as perhaps it did in the first century.

Justice, mercy and faith, however, all require the fertile soil of respect in order to thrive. Without it, these key ingredients of a healthy, prosperous community cannot take root in any authentic or productive fashion.

International Women’s Day
This week in our Mentor groups our focus in prayer has been International Women’s Day. International Women’s Day (IWD) is a significant day for us as a Loreto community. In being a member of our community we are all part of the larger Loreto community which stretches across Australia and the world and in Mary Ward International Australia.  The focus for MWIA projects are about empowering women, giving opportunities for leadership in their local communities through education and income generation. Our theme for IWD, Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world is pertinent to the work that is being completed by MWIA. The effects on our projects throughout the world have been greatly affected by COVID-19 and as a community we will focus on ensuring that we support MWIA not only on International Women’s Day, also throughout the year. 
 
JPIC- Justice Peace and Integrity of Creation
At Loreto College we are once again forming our social justice group. This year we are offering a Junior JPIC (Year 7 & 8) and also Senior JPIC (Year 9 -Year 12). In our first meetings for the year I have been overwhelmed not only by attendance but an enthusiasm and motivation to participate and achieve something fabulous. If your daughter is interested in being part of these groups I wholeheartedly urge her to come along to the meetings 

  • JPIC Junior - Monday 1pm in the Theatrette
  • JPIC Senior - Tuesday 1pm in the Theatrette

ECSI - Enhancing Catholic School Identity project.
Catholic schools are celebrating 200 years of operation in Australia. It is timely that with these celebrations that as a school community we are able to give our voice to the identity of our Catholic school. The Enhancing Catholic School Identity project is a research project that has been in operation in Victorian Catholic schools in conjunction with the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies of the Catholic University, Leuven, Belgium for the last 15 years. 
 
Essentially we survey our school community to ensure that we are continuing to give all people in our care an education that fosters a belief in God and that we are faith-filled schools that offer opportunities that are continuously seeking understanding and are endlessly looking outwards and onward with a rich understanding of the Catholic faith. 
 
Each family will receive an opportunity to complete this survey. I look forward to sharing with you the data that we receive and importantly our future plans.

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On Monday 1 March, 2021, all Loreto student were engaged in presentations on how to improve their study skills for assessment tasks and exams.

These study skills sessions conducted by a company called Elevate. This company provides young high achieving university students to teach effective study skills strategies. These sessions will be followed up by the Mentor teachers during the Felicitous Life sessions, to assist student to develop strong study skills, time management and exam preparation.
Year 7s began with Study Skills Kick Start.
Year 8s learnt about Time Management.
Year 9s discovered how to memorise important information. Memory Mnemonics
Year 10s explored Study Sensei – what are the best study tips?
Year 11s focused on Student Elevation, how to improve your academic performance.
Year 12s how to Ace Your Exams?
 
I would encourage you to have a discussion with your daughter about what she has learnt from these sessions and how she has adapted her study patterns because of this new learning.

"Fair is foul and foul is fair"

This morning when I arrived at work, my heart soared. I was welcomed in by the fabulous sound of the first senior band rehearsal for the year and the first rehearsal in way too long. It was nothing short of fabulous to hear multiple instruments blending as one. Thanks Ms Jans for getting this up and going. Junior Choir and Loreto Blues kick-off and instrumental music lessons are also on their way.  

A Chorus Line rehearsals started last week, Improsports is up and running and so I thank Ms Crowe for all her hard work here. It almost feels like we are back on track. I do know, however, that getting these Arts programs off the ground has been no easy feat and much work has gone into ensuring the safety of our students.

Last Friday I was to attend the opening of the Next Gen exhibition at the Ballarat Gallery, unfortunately this had to be postponed to a later date due to the lockdown. I look forward to attending this exciting event when the Gallery have time to complete the exhibition to see the works of 2020 Loreto Art and Studio Art students on display.

Just before the most recent lockdown, Year 10, 11 and 12 Drama/Theatre Students from Loreto and St Patrick's College headed down to The Royal Botanical Gardens to see The Australian Shakespeare Company's production of Macbeth, to analyse for their performance analysis studies. We sat together with our picnic (not shared) dinners and watched 'The Scottish Play' unfold, the plot darkening with natures course and livened up by local bats and birdlife. It was so heartwarming to see live theatre again, and we were lucky to see the production prior to the lockdown. It finally feels like The Arts are back! 

English Help Sessions

Lunchtime tutorials for Years 8, 9 and 10 students will be held every Wednesday in SG302 (the 9 Blue classroom). 

For English VCE Years 11 & 12 students, a Friday lunchtime help session will run in SF168.

Students can come with the piece of work they need help with  or knowing the skill that they need to practice. An experienced English teacher will be there to support and guide students.
 
In addition, for Unit 3 & 4 English students there will be weekly consolidation sessions held on Wednesdays from 3.30pm to 4.30pm in SG301. These will focus on areas of study from the English VCE Curriculum and there is always student input into what the focus will be from week to week.  
Maths Help
Once again this year there will be Maths Help available at lunchtime every Tuesday.  It will be in the 7 Green classroom and students may bring their lunch to eat while they are working. I encourage students to make use of this opportunity to get a bit of extra help with Maths. While students will often be able to get questions answered in class, they sometimes can run out of lesson time to fully address all issues, so the Maths Help sessions are an opportunity to get that little bit of extra assistance when needed. Sometimes students come along with a specific question, others want help with a whole area and others might just come along and do their Maths homework, knowing there is someone to ask for help if they need it. Given the sequential nature of Mathematics, it is really important to sort out any little misunderstandings along the way so that they don’t grow into bigger problems later on. The Maths Help sessions will start next week on the 9 of February.
Co-curricular Performance Update

After a quiet 2020 with many Arts activities cancelled due to COVID, we have kicked the year off with an energetic IMPROPSORTS Competition against St Patrick’s College with our Year 7,8 and 9 students last Thursday afternoon. Our teams all gave passionate and enthusiastic performances, and there was many a laugh to be had by our attentive audience. While we did not go home with first place, a big congratulations to Olivia Parnell, Zara Jones, Georgia Wemyss and Skyla Mason who won 2nd place, and Ellen Carter, Isla McKay, Amelia Murphy and Chloe Cook who came third. A big congratulations to all other participants for their exciting improvisations: Ashleigh Asha-Harrison, Emily Gibson, Paige Sextan, Mathilda Henning, Sophie Caughey, Eliza Dodd, Daisy Donavan-Clancy, Adelaide Oswin, Lily Bennett, Mabel Barrett, Ebony Ryan, Freya Cosgriff, Montannah Ryan, Tarah Argus, Lily Matthews and Amber McCarthy. We look forward to the results of the Senior School competition being held on Thursday 4 March.
School Production is back!

After the disappointing cancellation of our production of MATILDA last year, we are thrilled to have commenced rehearsals for our 2021 School Production – A CHORUS LINE. We are working to a new normal of COVID restrictions – including going solo without the students and staff from St Patrick’s College, but the energy and excitement is as strong as ever. We are thrilled to announce our talented cast, and we look forward to showcasing the many talents of these performers in Week 5 of Term 2. Keep your eye out for more details in upcoming newsletters.

Principal line up:
Zach – Rosie Bathurst
Lori – Morgan Pengally
Judy – Taylah Sims
Diana – Ashlyn Walker
Kristine – Tahlia Ciappara
Val – Emily Severino
Sheila – Zenaye McKee
Connie – Hannah Sergeant-Crowe
Bebe – Alyssa Moloney
Maggie – Maddie Palmer
Cassie – Chloe Taylor
Don – Jessica Barnett
Richie – Meika Collard
Mark – Rose Canavan
Mike – Jaime Sergeant-Crowe
Greg – Bridgette Andrews
Bobby – Charlotte Gibson
Al – Tahlia Nare
Paul – Casey Steenhuis
 
Ensemble:
Izzy Henning, Phoebe McCallum, Circe Moloney-Wise, Meika Collard, Veronica Wright, Layne Frawley, Charlotte Major, Ashley Keen, Mathilda Carli, Summer Ottini, Matilda Dean, Zoe Dean, Ella Demunk
Inaugural Respect Cup
Yesterday was the Inaugural Respect Cup played at GMHBA stadium. The SPC boys won their match against St Joey’s 72-39, and our girls fought it out in an absolutely fantastic display of football in the women’s game against Sacred Heart. The two teams were neck and neck up until about the last 6-8 minutes, at which point Sacred Heart got a bit of a run on and took it out by 11 points.

The combined scores of LC and SPC saw “Ballarat” take out the Respect Cup - so we have a lovely trophy to bring back to school, alongside some absolutely outstanding memories and experiences for our girls. We were so proud of the way they played and conducted themselves- such a talented bunch of young women who absolutely played in the spirit of the game today and showed exactly what girls and women are made of!

Special mention to the fabulous staff who filled lots of roles throughout the day- coached by Matthew Flight and assisted by Steve Boswell and Roger Morris, Ally Trigg as our runner and Sarah Allitt as our Team Manager.
Lions Youth of the Year 2021

Our one and only face to face Public Speaking competition in 2020 was Lions Youth of the Year.  We feel incredibly excited that twelve months on we can gather again to compete in Buninyong. Grace Toohey, Chloe Simpson and Annmary Chalakkal embraced this opportunity. This is a competition for students who participate in a range of academic, music, cultural, community, sport and other co-curricular activities. Students are interviewed about their involvement and questioned about local and international issues. The evening involves two impromptu speeches and a 5 minute prepared speech. The two impromptu topics that the students were asked to speak about last night were about compulsory COVID vaccinations and whether we are doing enough about climate change. Their content was honest, educated and confronting. Grace’s prepared speech was about ‘Social Media’, while Chloe spoke about the ‘Flaws in the Education System’ and Ann addressed the predicament of ‘Ethical Consumerism’. 

The Overall Winner was Ann Chalakkal and Chloe Simpson was awarded Best Speaker.  Congratulations to all participants.
Student Clubs/Groups available to students
Year Level Briefings
(All briefings are originally emailed to students before the start of the week)
Year 7 Briefing

Year 7s are becoming accustomed to the busy rhythms of school life – that is one of the challenges of starting secondary school. 

Try setting yourself a series of goals, ticking them off as you have a ‘win’.
Egs –     Today I will be on time for every class.
              Today I won’t need to leave my classroom during class time.
              Today I will have every book I need for every class.
              Today I will have a chat to someone I barely know.
              Today I will be positive in all my interactions.

Then, start stretching your aims to not just whole days but whole weeks, or whole terms…  Humans are wired to constantly improve. Strive to be the very best YOU can be!
 
We have enormous pride in wearing our Loreto uniforms well. It is a wonderful sight to see a group of perfectly presented LC students in their ‘blues’. A message went home this week reminding all parents and guardians about our uniform and jewellery rules. We will be strictly enforcing those rules. No arguments, no excuses. Have pride in your uniform! Confiscated jewellery will be sent to Student reception and can only be collected on the LAST day of term.
 
This is a big week with lots of things still to happen – read below carefully! 
  • To help you with your organisational skills Loreto is running an Elevate Education session for you Period 6 on Monday.  You will be given some great strategies to help you keep everything in the right place!
  • Information on the new Year 7 camp dates went out this week – sadly, we now have a one-night camp but we are still jamming every activity into the program!
    • Monday 22 March and Tuesday 23 March  -  7 Blue, 7 White and 7 Yellow
    • Wednesday 24 March– Alternative program here – in uniform -  IT classes, testing, Library and Counsellors
    • Thursday 25 March and Friday 26 March  -  7 Green, 7 Purple, 7 Red
  • Thursday Mentor time (8:45am) we have House Meetings…
    • Barry – Abbey Theatre                               
    • Mornane – White studio
    • Mulhall –  SF168 – 172                               
    • Ward – Mulhall centre
A busy, productive, educational and fun week – do your best!
 
Mrs Ibbotson and Mr Stowe.
Year 8 Briefing

Fantastic things continue to happen in our area as you settle into life in Year 8. Remember a key element of the Captiv8 Program - what sort of Year 8 citizen do you want to be? You have a choice. This week chat with your friends about what it means to be a 'strong woman'.

SO WHAT IS ON FOR THIS WEEK??

  • Thursday 4 March, 8.45am – HOUSE MEETINGS. Please head straight to allocated areas:
    • Barry – Abbey Theatre
    • Mornane -   White studio
    • Mulhall – SG168/172
    • Ward – Mulhall Centre
  • Thursday 4 March, P.4  – MENTOR GROUP – digital portfolios!
  • Friday 5 March International Women's Day
CORRIDOR DUTY – 8W:  TBC
The Team would like to thank Year 9s for getting behind the 'Goals to Grow' program for 2021, and we hope that you got something really positive out of the sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday. 
 
Also, a few big things still left for this week including:
  • Year 9 Wellbeing session #1: STRESS BUCKETS- THURSDAY (P1: Green, Red and Purple. P2: Blue, Yellow and White) Strategies for achieving balance and relieving day to day stress
  • INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY - Acknowledged at Loreto on Friday as the actual day- MONDAY the 8th is a public holiday.  
All the best for a fantastic week.
Year 10 Weekly Briefing

This Week:
Congratulations to our Year 10 Duty groups who have all done amazing work of looking after your area. Every lunchtime I have seen this in action with the vacuum and polite reminders of leaving the rooms in a tidy state

 
Thursday
  • (8.45am) House meetings.  Barry: Abbey Theatre, Mornane: White studio, Mulhall: SF168-172, Ward: Mulhall Centre
  • Felicitous Life.
Friday
  • International Women’s Day breakfast held at the Ballarat Golf Club at 7.00am. Past students Dt Margaret Heffernan OAM (Class of 1970), Jane Hill (Class of 1981), Dr Ebony Monson (Class of 2010) and Professor Michelle McIntosh (Class of 1991) will be helping to celebrate some of the wonderful and amazing achievements that Loreto women have accomplished. 
Have a fantastic week.
 
Year 11 Weekly Briefing

Hi and welcome to week 6. We hope that you’re travelling well! You will be starting to have a build-up with your workload, but remember that you can always seek assistance from staff around you. There are help sessions, counselling or any teacher to have a chat with as soon as you feel you need extra support. Just remember to ask.
 
Last week your Felicitous Life lesson provided you with problem solving skills and some suggestions for keeping yourself healthy and in control. You can use those tips to help you in the upcoming weeks if work starts to pile up. 
 
A huge thanks to all of you for going over and meeting up with your Year 7 buddy. We’ve been so impressed by the initiative and confidence you’ve shown in taking on new roles and challenges.
 
Finally, there has been a noticeable improvement in uniform after it was mentioned in level meeting. Please keep this up. Any student that is found with incorrect jewellery will need to hand it in to their teacher.. Check the planner for guidelines.
 
Sincerity Group
This is a student-run group who offer support for LGBTQI+ students, their allies and friends. The group meets every Wednesday lunchtime in the bottom Art room. Anyone is welcome to come along. 


Opportunity for budding Media Presenters/Journalists!
Australian Catholics are offering a chance to be involved in a week-long course involved within the media and communications industry. There is a detailed application form in which you will need to submit sample work and have a teacher reference. The deadline to submit the application is Monday March 15th. Please follow the link to access your copy of the application form and to hear more about the program.
 
Catholic Media Internship Program
 
VCE English Help Support.
These sessions are calendared regularly on Fridays at lunch in SF 168  please make sure that you use them to support your learning in English. The teachers are adaptable and able to tailor to your needs so seek help there.
VCE Supp Sessions
 
Remember now that you are responsible for managing your time with SACs. The Supp sessions run Tuesday and Thursday from 3.30pm in room 168. You will need to contact Ms Harrison and register through her system. (forms are available outside her office- at the beginning of the science corridor) Please speak to a teacher if you have any questions about this process.
 
Year 12 Weekly Briefing

We hope you all had a great weekend and are now ready for another busy and productive week! Do you realise that there are only 20 school days left this term? (one of them is our Aths Carnival, and three of them are Retreat days!!!)

We point this out in order to emphasise that we need to make the most of every lesson, every study period and every bit of homework time as TIME GOES SO QUICKLY IN YEAR 12 and we need to make the most of every opportunity!  Let’s maintain the effort!

By the way, are you regularly exercising, are you eating well, are you getting sufficient sleep and are you monitoring your use of social media???

 
Reminders :
  1. Year 12 Parent/Student/Teacher interviewsMarch 23– We expect to see you all there! This is the perfect chance to get a clear indication as to how you are ‘travelling’ at this stage. Please make these interviews a priority- they are for your benefit!
  1. CAREERS OFFICEFor those of you who have not yet obtained a USI, please go to https://www.usi.gov.au/students/get-a-usi and obtain one. You will need a form of ID to do so and it will only take you about five minutes. There is no cost. This is a lifelong education number and it will be required for further education and/or training at TAFE or university.
             If you have any problems or questions with gaining your USI, please see Ms. Howlett.
  1. UNIFORM – We again remind you that it is a clear expectation that we abide by the College uniform policy.  If any member of staff asks you to attend to a uniform matter we expect this be done promptly and in a polite manner!
     
  2. Weekly Tutorial classes and Private Tuition Service ( offered by TSSM) – just a reminder that these sessions are another opportunity or way of consolidating your studies. If you require further information see Ms. Harrison, Mrs. Fraser or Mr. Morris.
JOKE OF THE WEEK-
Q. Did you hear about the person who swallowed a dictionary?
A. They experienced thesaurus neck!
“If you want to find your happy place, just go to the library.” – Lizzie K. Foley
 
Thank you so much to everyone that joined us in celebrating Library Lovers’ Week. It was so wonderful to see the Library full of students enjoying the festivities. Smiles were apparent, even with masks!

Highlights of the week included Blind Date with a Book and tissue paper flower making at the craft table. Fancy restaurant tables were set up throughout the space and students were invited to join us for a romantic candle-lit meal at one of our genre flavoured book tastings. Lunch time heralded the return of ‘Movie Dates’ in the Library Cinema, complete with popcorn! There were competitions and giveaways, and the week was finished off with a nice, relaxing Read In!
 
Happy Reading!
https://libguides.loreto.vic.edu.au/Loreto-Library
Weekly Career News
In this week's Career News:
  • Free careers program
  • Study overseas options
  • Australian Defence Force Gap Year
  • University scholarships for high achievers
  • Careers with STEM
  • Dates for your diary
Click here to download the full Career News PDF
Canteen News

The canteen is still open at recess and lunchtime with a limited menu.
Lunch orders can be ordered daily using the link on Simon.
Lunch orders must be in by 9am on the day of ordering.
Payment by cash or by eftpos cards only.
Smartwatches and phones not accepted.
Sturt Street Road Works

Works will begin from 1 February on installing new pedestrian-operated traffic lights at the intersection of Sturt, Russell and Morrison streets. Works are expected to continue until the end of March 2021. Asphalting of the intersection will be carried out at a later date, at which time the traffic lights will be fully operational.

Once these new pedestrian lights are complete, the left-turn lane from Russell Street will be opened to traffic.

The school crossing on Sturt Street opposite Loreto College will also be removed and students and other pedestrians will instead use the pedestrian-operated traffic lights. 
Kinship Care at CAFS

Are you caring for someone else’s child?

 
Kinship Care is when a child or young person’s parents are unable to care for them and they are being cared for by siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles or friends of the family.
 
KINSHIP CARE INFORMATION & ADVICE
 
Cafs has a telephone service to offer information, advice, support and referral for kinship carers who are not currently engaged with the cafs Kinship care program. Contact Carolyn Brown on the numbers below for assistance.
 
KINSHIP CARE SUPPORT GROUPS
 
CAFS facilitates monthly support groups for all kinship carers across the Central Highlands. These groups are held in Ballarat, Bacchus Marsh, Ararat and Daylesford.
 
If you want to join us:
  • For a coffee and a chat
  • To meet other carers
  • To access information and support
Please contact Carolyn Brown at CAFS on ph.53373333/ 0407 860299 or email carolyn.brown@cafs.org.au
Camps, Sports and Excursion Fund (CSEF)

The Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF) will provide payments for eligible students to attend camps, sports and excursions. As Loreto College has an all-inclusive fee which covers the cost of camps, sports and excursions, any funds received will be off-set against the student’s tuition fee.

$225 per year will be paid for eligible secondary school students. Payments will come directly to the College and be tied to the student.
 
Eligibility:
Families holding an eligible Centrelink Health Care Card, Pensioner Concession Card, Veterans Affairs Gold Card on the first day of Term 1 or first day of Term 2 or be a temporary foster parent will be eligible to apply.
 
How to Apply: 
Application forms are at Student Reception, or click on the following link:
https://www.education.vic.gov.au/Documents/about/programs/health/CSEF_application_form.pdf which needs to be returned to the School Office.
 
If you applied for the CSEF at your child's school in 2020, you do not need to complete an application form in 2021 unless there has been a change in your family circumstances (new student/sibling, concession number, etc.). Your child's school will apply for the CSEF on your behalf.
 
Closing Date:
The closing date for CSEF applications to be submitted to the College is 25 June 2021 (no applications will be accepted after the closing date).  All eligible families are encouraged to apply. For more information about the CSEF visit https://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/Pages/csef.aspx
Download the CSEF application here
Conveyance Allowance 2021

The conveyance allowance is a form of financial assistance for parents/carers to transport children to and from school in rural and regional Victoria. Allowances are available for public transport, private car and private bus.

In some locations, students are unable to access free school buses. In these instances, students may receive a conveyance allowance to assist with travel costs.

To be eligible for a conveyance allowance, a student must reside 4.8km or more from the College.
Application forms are available at Main Reception or click on the following link, which also provides additional information.

Please note that in 2021 parents who successfully applied and received the Conveyance allowance in 2020 are not required to complete a new application form unless their details have changed – address, mode of transport, etc.
 
However, to submit a claim Myki receipts or statements or other bus company receipts must be received by the end of each term.
 
https://www2.education.vic.gov.au/pal/conveyance-allowance/resources

Any enquiries please email accounts@loreto.vic.edu.au
Download the Conveyance Allowance 2021 form here
To access all communication to families regarding COVID-19 as well as the documents below, click here. This information will also be sent out via the app so ensure you have notifications turned on. 

This page will be regularly updated with new information.
Financial Counselling Services 

CAFS Ballarat are still providing Financial Counselling services during COVID-19 for people experiencing financial hardship. The service is completely free and confidential.
 
For more information and to book an appointment: 5337 333 or intake@cafs.org.au
Due to the unpredictability of the current COVID-19 situation, please keep an eye out on PAM, the Loreto College App, website and social media for any updates to scheduled events.

For the full Loreto Events Calendar please visit via the Loreto College Ballarat app or https://pam.loreto.vic.edu.au/Login/Default.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2f

Friday 5 March
International Women's Day Breakfast - 7am at the Ballarat Golf Club

Monday 8 March
Labour Day Public Holiday 

Wednesday 17 March
Parent Teacher Interviews (Student Free Day)
12pm - 8pm

Friday 19 March
Athletics Carnival

Monday 22 March - Tuesday 23 March
Year 7 Blue, White and Yellow Camp

Tuesday 23 March
Year 12 Parent Teacher Interviews 
4pm - 8pm

Thursday 25 March - Friday 26 March
Year 7 Green, Purple and Red Camp

Tuesday 30 March
Year 9 Retreat

Tuesday 30 March - Thursday 1 April
Year 10, 11 & 12 Retreats

Thursday 1 April
Term 1 Concludes (2:30pm finish)

Monday 19 April
Term 2 Commences

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