1453 Ignatian Newsletter - Friday 12 November 2021
Dear Members of the Loyola College community,
It has been wonderful to have all students back on site. We are quickly approaching the end of another challenging school year. The VCE Examinations have commenced and are progressing well and our students appear to be managing the heavy study load, many spending time with staff during the day to revise or submit practice work to assist with their preparation. The focus for all remaining year levels in the coming weeks should be revision for upcoming assessments. I urge all students to remain on task to ensure that their end of semester report reflects their best possible efforts. In the meantime, we have been able to hold a number of College events back onsite after a gap last year. It has been wonderful to be able to welcome visitors back to the College.
Year 7, 2022 Information Evening
On Wednesday evening of last week, we welcomed the families whose children will be attending Loyola in Year 7 next year. Because of COVID regulations the evening sessions were held remotely in House groups with very high participation of parents and students. The evening focussed on organisational matters that will assist these young people in their transition to Loyola. Next year we will have 258 students in Year 7. Families heard from a number of speakers and then went into online House groups to meet Heads of House and House parents. The Year 6 students will come onsite for their PAT testing on 20 November and attend Orientation Day on 7 December. I thank all who contributed to the success of the evening.
Annual Memorial Mass
This was held earlier this week and it was pleasing to be able to have Loyola families and friends attend. This year two plaques located in our Memorial Garden were blessed to honour two deceased staff members Mrs Linda Pavia, former College Registrar, who passed away late in 2019 and Mr Liam O’Sullivan, former Head of English who passed away in 2020. I thank Fr Gerry Healy SJ for leading us in the blessing ceremony and Mass that followed.
Annual Community Meeting
This was held on Wednesday evening of this week. Various reports were presented on the College Budget, progress on 2021 goals and the impact of remote learning. The LPFA also gave their Annual Report and elected their executive for 2022.
Class of 2020 Reunion
This week we were able to hold a special reunion of the class of 2020. Given that last year we were not able to host many celebrations for them due to COVID, it was very pleasing to see so many alumni return for this event.
Visual Arts Show
This event was held virtually on Thursday evening of last week. The high quality of student work was evident across a number of areas within the Visual Arts.
I thank Mr Cuddon, Acting Head of Visual Arts and Mrs Thomson, Head of Technology and their staff as well as Mr O’Keeffe and Mr Melville for all the AV work to enable families to view the show from home. Congratulations to all students who presented works.
We pray for our students as they prepare for their final assessments in the coming weeks, that they will strive for excellence in all that they do. May they be inspired by the example of our Patron Ignatius in seeking to give of their best for the greater glory of God.
Mr Joseph Favrin,
Parents/Guardians are asked to check student medical plans (such as asthma care plan or anaphylaxis plan) to ensure that they are up to date and completed by a Medical Practitioner. Plans should be forwarded to the First Aid Department and uploaded on Consent2Go.
Parents/Guardians are reminded that students with anaphylaxis/asthma are required to bring their EpiPen and Asthma medication with them to school each day. Asthma medication must be carried on their person during the school day.
Ms Judy Snelleksz,
First Aid Coordinator
COLLEGE & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
Our Annual Awards Ceremony take place on Friday 3rd December at 7pm.
All students who have been nominated for an award have now received an email with details about the evening. Parents have been included in this email. We have changed the way the RSVP system works this year and only require students who are NOT attending to let us know. If we do not hear from you, we assume that you are attending.
We are excited to have the Occasional Address delivered by Loyola Alumni, Julian Hetyey (L:90-95). Julian is an Associate Judge at Supreme Court of Victoria and his address will be a wonderful opportunity for our current students to hear the story of a past student who has made a considerable contribution to our society.
As announced by the Government, by December 3 density limited should be lifted, so all of our College community are invited to attend.
Mr Michael O'Keeffe,
Director of College & Community Engagement
IGNATIAN MISSION & IDENTITY
November Blessing of the Memorial Plaques and Community Memorial Mass
On Tuesday, 9 November, Father Gerry Healy S.J. blessed the memorial plaques for Mrs. Linda Pavia and Mr. Liam O’Sullivan. Linda was a Loyola parent and was on staff between 2008 and 2019, serving mainly as the College Registrar. Liam was appointed Head of English in 2017 and passed away on May 7, 2020.
In the Catholic Church, November is the month where we pray for the dead. It commences with two important feasts, All Saints, November 1 and All Souls, November 2. These feasts remind us that we are called to holiness and to live following the example of the saints, and are opportunities for us to remember our loved ones and pray for them and be comforted by Christ’s words from Matthew’s Gospel.
‘Come to me, all you who labour and are overburdened, and I will give you rest. Shoulder my yoke and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. Yes, my yoke is easy and my burden is light.’ Mt 11:28-30
Providing this opportunity for people to remember their loved ones, give thanks for their lives and meet together in a supportive hospitable setting is an important part of living the ethos of our College.
College Community: November 2020 – November 2021
Grandmother of Danielle (L: 09-12), Nicholas (L: 11-12) & Sara (10 XMAC) Harb
Grandfather of Sierra Filippone (7 KSSD)
Father of Christian Milenkovski (11 KGCW)
Mother of Pamela Zaharias (Staff)
Mother of Jacqueline Di Stefano (Staff)
Family Member of Elizabeth George (Staff)
Grandfather of Jasmyn (11 FSKE) and Benjamin (8 FARV) Moussa
Meena Wath Verma
Grandmother of Vineet Kumar (12 XRFS)
Mother of Jake (L: 13-18), Alyssa (11 KJAT) and Jesse (11 KDJD) Bottomley
Emanuela (Nella) Siragusa
Grandmother of Eliza Lo Presti (9 XRFS)
Rachelle Gebert (L:92-97)
Sister of Corinne (L:95-00) and Natalie (L:01-06)
Angelica Dela Torre
Grandmother of Denise (L: 05-10) and Aleisha (11 MCMS) Gregorio
Grandmother of Jordan (L: 12-17) and Jamii (12 X TJP) McCaig
Antonio De Marchi
Grandfather of Olivia De Marchi (12 KJMJ)
Mother of Matthew Thomas (Staff)
Teresa Dalla Vecchia
Mother of Victor Dalla Vecchia (Staff), Mother-in-Law of Antonella (Staff) and Grandmother of Gianna Lucas (L: 04-09)
Mother of Paul Cocks (Staff)
Grandfather of Livinia Adriana (8 KLHA)
Grandmother of Alannah Tantiongco (8 ASRK)
Grandmother of Michael (L: 13-18) and Andrew (12 AAAM) Salce
Brother of Fr Terry Bergin (Parish Priest)
Brother of Mark Leary (Ex-Staff)
Luciano Dalla Riva
Grandfather of Alyssa Denni (9 KCGS)
Grandfather of Xavier (L: 14-19), Caleb (12 MNHW) and Lauren (11 MEMK) Bruggeman
Grandmother of Tori (L: 09-14), Ashlea (L 12-17) and Rebecca (12 AMJT) Salvaggio
Grandfather of Isabella (12 XMAC) and Mia (9 XJLT) Ciccone
Grandfather of Gary (L: 98-03), Tina (L: 99-04) and Alana (11 CPTC) Barbuto
Grandmother of William (11 XAKW) and Lucas (9 XJGA) Inglis
Mr Chris Lynch,
Ignatian Mission & Identity
TEACHING & LEARNING
Year 10 and 11 Semester Examinations
Our Year 11 students start their examinations on Wednesday November 17 and Year 10 students on Friday November 19. Students should be working on revision in their classes and making opportunity to seek clarification of concepts of which they are unsure. Any outstanding work needs to be submitted for feedback.
We wish them well as they approach the end of their 2021 academic year and commence their 2022 learning journey.
2022 Orientation Period
Once again, we will run an extensive Orientation period for 2022 Years 11 and 12. Students will receive a copy of their Orientation period timetable and commence 2022 classes. Please be aware that the teacher or the class grouping that the student has for the Orientation period may not be the same in 2022; as there are many factors that influence this. However, students will receive their holiday preparation work and they will commence the 2022 course.
2022 Jacaranda Book bundles Year 7 – 9 and Senior Textbooks
In 2022, Year 7 to Year 9 students will have access to a number of their textbooks in two formats, print and digital. In the senior years it will vary depending on the subjects taken.
The subjects that this option will be available for are Mathematics, Science, Geography and History. All bundles will be sent directly to your residential address prior to the commencement of the 2022 College academic year.
All student’s 2022 subject textbooks and additional resource material can be ordered online and are available now using the link available on our Parent Portal.
The booklists close on;
- 2 December for Senior (Years 10 -12)
- 10 December for Years 7 – 9
Final Day for Submission of Work
A reminder to all students who may not have completed and handed in assessment tasks that there is a final date when all outstanding work is due. If a student does not submit work prior to this date they will not have met the requirements for that unit. Students from years 7-9 need to have all work submitted by November 30.
It is important for all students to complete work even if it is late. It is also good practice to complete what is expected and students can still receive feedback on their learnings.
Ms Suzanne Pola,
Teaching & Learning
The year 8 Italian students have been cooking up a storm as part of their Speaking Assessments! We thank all of the students for their efforts this year and the teachers for keeping assessments creative!
Hi, my name is Alex and today im making tiramisu.
Ciao Mi chiamo alex e oggi faccio il tiramisu
I like tiramisu because its easy to make and delicious.
Mi piace il tiramisu perche è deliziozo ed e facile da fare.
This recipe is an easy to medium difficulty to make and the preparation time for the recipe is around 20 minutes.
Questo ricetta è di media Difficolta e il tempo di preparaizone e circa venti minuti.
The ingredients needed for this recipe are 2 cups of black coffee, half a cup of marsala, 3 eggs that have been separated, 1/3 of a cup of caster sugar, 250 grams of mascarpone, 300ml of thickened cream, slightly whipped, 1 large packet or savoiardi biscuits and cocoa power for dusting.
Gli Ingredienti necessario per questa ricetta sono due tazze di caffe nero, mezza tazza di marsala, tre ouva separate, un terszo di tazza di zucchero, due centocinquanta grammi di Mascarpone, tre cento millilitri di panna, biscotti savoiardi e finalmente cacao polverato.
To start crack 3 eggs and separate the yolks from the whites.
Per iniziare, sepraro le uova. Metto i tuoril con il zucchero nella ciotola def frualatorre e gli sbatto fiche sono chiarri e spumosi.
Whisk the egg whites until soft peaks form and set aside.
In una citola sbatto gli albumi a neve ferma e in un altra ciotola sbatto la panna finche e bella e sofiche.
Add the whipped cream and mix.
Aggiungo la panna e il marscarpone al composto poco alla volta e poi aggiungio gli albumi finche ho una crema liscia.
Get a shallow dish.
Prendo una teglia profonda.
Dunk your savoiardi biscuits in the coffee for 2 seconds each side and lay them on the bottom of the dish.
Bagno gli i savoiardi in una miscela di Caffe e Marsala. Faccio un strato di biscotti nella base della teglia.
Add half of the cream on top and spread.
Copro i biscooti con meta della cream e lo distribuisco uniformamente.
Repeat this process one more time.
Ripeto il processo con i biscotti e laltra meta della crema.
When complete sprinkle cocoa powder on the tiramisu
Per finire, spargo il tiramisu uniformamente con il cacao. Il Tiramisu sara pronto dopo un paio di ore nel frigo.
First step: Combine the vinegar, sugar, a pinch of salt and 1/2 cup of boiling water in a heat resistant bowl and stir until the sugar dissolves. Add the onion and set aside for 15 minutes. Drain. Do it twice.
Primo passo: unite aceto, zucchero, un pizzico di sale e 1/2 tazza di acqua bollente in una ciotola resistente al calore e mescolate fino a quando lo zucchero si scioglie. Aggiungete la cipolla e mettete da parte per 15 minuti. Drenate. Fallo due volte.
Second step: Meanwhile, peel and chop both carrot and beetroot. Cut the peas lengthwise into fine strips. Cut the cucumber into strips using a peeler. Add the lemon juice and 1 1/2 tablespoons of water to the hummus and mix to combine.
Secondo passaggio: Nel frattempo, pelate e tritate sia la carota che la barbabietola. Tagliate i piselli nel senso della lunghezza a striscioline fini. Taglia il cetriolo a strisce usando un pelapatate. Aggiungete il succo di limone e 1 1/2 cucchiaio d'acqua all'hummus e mescolate per combinate.
Step 3: Meanwhile, heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Drizzle the steaks with oil and season with salt and pepper. Cook the steaks 1 minute per side. Set aside to rest.
Terzo passaggio: Nel frattempo, scaldate una padella a fuoco medio-alto. Spruzzate le bistecche con olio e condite con sale e pepe. Cuocete le bistecche 1 minuto per lato. Mettete da parte a riposate.
Fourth step: toast the bread for about 5 minutes.
Quarto passaggio: tostate il pane per circa 5 minuti.
Fifth step: spread 4 slices of toast with the yogurt. Garnish with salad leaves, carrot, beetroot, snow peas, cucumber, steak and pickled onion. Drizzle with hummus and garnish with the remaining toast.
Quinto passaggio: spalmare 4 fette di pane tostato con lo yogurt. Guarnite con foglie di insalata, carota, barbabietola, taccole, cetriolo, bistecca e cipolla sottaceto. Condite con hummus e guarnite con il pane tostato rimasto.
Mr Jason van Leest,
Head of Languages
Head in the ‘clouds’ a privacy risk
At Loyola College all personal information, such as staff and parent/guardian contact information and student medical details, is stored only in Australia, both on onsite servers and redundantly on backup servers hosted externally to the College. The College also periodically reviews its privacy provisions to ensure it complies with its legal obligations.
In the interests of keeping parents/guardians informed about privacy issues that may impact family members, I would like to draw attention to the following concerns in relation to signing up for Cloud services, including email and social media services:
- Determine in which jurisdiction(s)/countries personal information will be stored, as this impacts on the level of protection afforded to that information. Specifically:
- In Australia, as in many other countries, the Australian Privacy Provisions (APP) governs how data is controlled and processed.
- Some countries have stronger privacy regimes than others. For instance, the European Union and New Zealand afford the strongest protections for personal information. Next comes Australia. Unfortunately, the United States, home to Google Inc (Gmail), Apple and Facebook, due to its Patriot Act (anti-terrorism legislation) it does not provide as strong a privacy regime as does the EU, NZ or Australia. Although Google will ‘self-certify’ under Safe Harbour Principles, there are no guarantees that an Australian’s personal information held by Google will be protected to the same level compared to data that is stored in Australia.
- In some cases, it may be possible to request that personal information be stored in Australia; both Microsoft and Amazon allow this for some services.
So, when signing up for Cloud services, don’t have your ‘head in the clouds’ in relation to the protection of your private data. Take the time to read up on how the site deals with your privacy: if the organisation does not provide adequate protection for it, then think twice before signing up!
Mr Victor Dalla-Vecchia,
2021 Morning College Tours – Semester 2
Morning Tours will be take place on the following dates from 9.15 am – 11. 00 am
- Monday, 15th November
- Monday, 22nd November
Loyola College Carols & Food Truck Night – Friday, 26th November
The LPFA are happy to announce that this event will go ahead in the Two Wolves Hub from 5.30 pm – 9 pm. A big night of entertainment and food will be organised and an opportunity to do some fun Christmas shopping. A range of food trucks will be there on the night …. Pizzas, Banh Mi, Tacos, Hamburgers and Coffee trucks. Fun activities for children with a visit from Santa 😊
If you are interested in holding a stall at the event, please contact Dianna – email@example.com
2021 LPFA/FOPA Online Wine Fundraiser
Due to popular demand, we have continued to run the fundraiser in 2021. Not only is wine nice to drink, they also make a great gift idea. There are 7 different types of wine that can be ordered through Prospect Wines. Orders can be made online and processed in lots of 6. Delivery is within 7 working days and come to your front door. The bottles range in price from $13-$16.
All money raised will be distributed to LPFA and FOPA to purchase goods for the Loyola Community.
Prospect Wines Christmas Offers
Every online order goes into the draw for a chance to win our Raffle.
Win 1 of 3 personalised Christmas Wine Packs, each valued at $250.00, including delivery Australia-wide
12 bottles with your own customised wine label – perfect for Christmas gifts, or other celebrations.
For all online orders: buy any 12 bottles – get 1 FREE BONUS bottle (selected from the wines in your order)
2021 Entertainment Books
The LPFA are proud to promote the 2021 Entertainment Book.
Loyola College Accommodation
Just inside Gate 4, on the corner of Bungay and Kenmare Streets, sits our Aurrupe House and Manresa Cottage which are used for accommodation on a short-term basis for both overseas visitors and members of our school and local community. Accommodation rental is ideal for family members or friends who would like to attend a function or appointment in Melbourne and require an overnight stay or longer at a very reasonable price. Some of our families have extended family who live interstate and rent the house on a regular basis when planning a visit to Melbourne for 1 or 2 weeks. Loyola’s close proximity to shops and the train makes it ideal to be independent and yet close to relatives as well.
Donation of Loyola Uniform
If you have any Loyola uniform items that you no longer require, please leave them at Reception. They are great to have for families in need, student accidents and our Exchange students. Donation of blazers would be much appreciated.
2022 PWP Meetings
Monday evening – 7th February
Mrs Dianna Alonso,
Community Liaison Officer
CLOTHING RECYCLING HUB
At the end of 2020 as part of Loyola’s Sustainability program, a clothing recycling hub was installed. Since installing the clothing recycling hub at the end of Term 4, 2020, the college community has diverted 1637kg of clothing from landfill!
At the end of Term 3, 2021, Loyola was sitting at number 8 out of all the schools in VIC for the amount of clothing we have diverted from landfill. This is an incredible effort in our first year of the initiative.
Well done everyone.