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Year 8 Parent Presentation Evening 11 February 2011

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  • 1. Year 8 Parents’ PAL Information and Social Evening 2011
  • 2. Ms Barbara Watkins Principal Strategic Plan 2011 - 2015
  • 3. The Parent Portal
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  • 12. Mrs Gabrielle Stooke Director of Students: Pastoral Care
  • 13. Reading - academic achievement and reading are closely linked
    • All subjects, including Mathematics expect high levels of literacy
    • All students should read for pleasure every day of the year
    • Ensure it is part of preparation for bed
    • Reading relaxes the brain
    • Makes students smarter!
    Learning Resource Centre offers a myriad of reading and research resources
  • 14. All subjects are important
    • Mathematics, English and Science may seem to be the foundation subjects but……
    • Integrated Learning teaches essential research and learning skills that are critical for the HSC
    • All students study Studies of Religion for their HSC and it helps improve the ATAR.
    • RE classes in Years 7-10 teach the foundation content and Skills for the Senior years
  • 15. “ Tonight daddy’s going to teach you how to stay safe on the Internet – now where’s the on/off switchy thing?”
  • 16. Staying safe online
    • Don’t be afraid – be aware and informed – ask questions
    • Age appropriate use; set limits
    • Supervision – encourage safe and ethical use
  • 17. What does the school do?
    • Monitor our network
    • Discuss cyber safety in lots of forums
    • Policies and Statements
      • Safe and Responsible Use of Technologies
      • Cyber Safety Statement
  • 18. Useful links
    • http://www.cybersmart.gov.au
    • http://www.kanderstegdeclaration.com/storage/English%20KD.pdf
    • Look at the Pastoral Page on the Parent portal
  • 19. Year 8 - a time of change
    • Friendships – some girls
      • Choose to move groups
      • Can be excluded from their group
      • High anxiety
      • What can parents do?
      • Stay calm, reassure
      • Let us know if things persist
  • 20. Protective factors
    • Relationship with a significant adult
    • Traditions – things a young person can count
    • on and look forward to
    • Involvement in activities – music, sport, debating, cooking, …
    • A sense of spirit, faith
  • 21. What can Parents do?
    • Speak a language of hope and optimism
    • Support the school and its events and programs
    • Challenge negative thinking
    • Encourage participation
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  • 23. Friendships Made at Loreto Normanhurst
  • 24. Spring Fair – September 2009
  • 25. Events in 2011
  • 26. Parent Information Nights Monday January 31 st Year 12 Parents 7pm – 9.00pm Teresa Ball Centre Friday February 11 th Year 8 Parents 7pm – 9.00pm Teresa Ball Centre Wednesday February 16 th Year 10 Parents 7pm – 9.00pm Teresa Ball Centre Monday February 21 st Year 7 Parents 7pm – 9.00pm Teresa Ball Centre Monday February 28 th Year 9 Parents 7pm – 9.00pm Teresa Ball Centre Wednesday March 2nd Year 11 Parents 7pm – 9.00pm Teresa Ball Centre
  • 27. Term 1 Events Date Event Location Sunday Jan 30th Afternoon Tea for Boarder Parents 1.30 – 4pm A welcome to boarder families Front Drive Monday Jan 31 st Morning Tea for New Parents 8am -9.30am Year 7 parents and parents new to the school, please join us under the Oak Tree Monday Jan 31st Year 12 Parent Information Night “ The Year Ahead” 7pm-9pm, Teresa Ball Centre Following the presentation, light refreshments will be served Wednesday Feb 9 th Parents Association (PAL) Mass & Meeting 7.30pm Chapel and Reception Room. All parents welcome! Saturday Mar 12 th Year 7 Family Dinner 6.30pm Fun night for all the family held in the gym Friday Mar 25 th Fathers’ Dinner at the Epping Club - 7pm An exciting annual event – guest speaker, sports, trivia, raffle and prizes Saturday Apr 2 nd Open Day - 11am – 3pm Volunteers needed please Friday Apr 8 th City/ Country Mothers’ Lunch - 11am -2pm Boarders’ Dining Room
  • 28. Term 2 Events Date Event Location Saturday Apr 30 th Year 12 Parents Cocktail Party - 7pm – 10pm Reception Room Sunday May 1 st Mother/ Daughter Eucharist & Morning Tea 9.30am Chapel Wednesday May 18 th Parents Association (PAL) Meeting 7.30pm TBA Saturday Jun 4 th PAL Trivia Night - 7pm – 12pm Gym Thursday Jun 16 th Loreto Normanhurst/Kirribilli Morning Tea 10.30am Loreto Normanhurst Sunday Jun 19 th Country Gathering Lunch TBA
  • 29. Term 3 Events Date Event Location Wednesday Aug 3 rd Parents Association (PAL) Meeting 7.30pm TBA Friday Aug 19 th Mission Lunch - 11am Boarder’s Dining Room Sunday Aug 28 th Father/ Daughter Eucharist and Morning Tea 9.30am Chapel Friday Sept 2 nd Yr12 Mother’s Liturgy Chapel Thursday Sept 8 th Grandparents Day Loreto Normanhurst
  • 30. Term 4 Events Date Event Location Wednesday Oct 19 th Parents Association (PAL) Meeting 7.30pm TBA Sunday Oct 23rd Spring Fair Loreto Normanhurst Oval Wednesday Oct 26 th World Teachers’ Day Staff Morning Tea TBA Sat/Sun Oct 29/30 th Country Gathering TBA Tuesday Nov 1 st PAL Melbourne Cup Lunch TBA Thursday Nov 10 th PAL Golf Day and Dinner TBA Tuesday Nov 15 th PAL AGM & PAL Meeting Curran Theatre Sunday Nov 20 th Family Eucharist and Christmas Drinks 5pm – 8pm Chapel and Reception Centre