1454 Ignatian Newsletter - Friday 26 November 2021
Dear Members of the Loyola College Community,
We are quickly approaching the end of the school year with the Year 10, 11 and 12 students now having concluded their examinations. Meanwhile transition classes in preparation for next year are well underway for the senior students. During this time students will focus on courses for 2022 and start topics in each of their subjects. They will also be given holiday homework to complete in preparation for next year.
School Advisory Council 2022
Last week the new School Advisory Council met. We thanked Ms Shannon Staub and Mrs Tanya Wright who completed their time on the Council. The name change from Board to Council has come with the new Governance arrangements for Catholic schools brought about by MACS (Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools) who now govern all Catholic Regional Colleges in Melbourne.
Elections for the Board Executive were held, and we congratulate Mrs Matilda Zupan-Frajsman on her election to the position of Chairperson.
Council Members for 2022:
Chairperson Matilda Zupan-Frajsman
Vice Chairperson Donna McMahon
Custodian of Mission Fr Steven Rigo
Council Representative on Executive Vicky Hoenger
Honorary Accountant Shaun Nolan
College Business Manager Mark Arnavas
Principal Joseph Favrin
Principals’ Personal Assistant Leanne Cortis
Council representatives Fiona Bezkorowajnij; Veronica Castles; Sowmya Yelburga
Staff Representative Jacob Gasparini
Year 12 Graduation
Last week we were able to hold the Year 12 Graduation Ceremony in the Two Wolves Hub with staff, students, families and friends present. It was wonderful to be able to proceed with the ceremony under more relaxed COVID restrictions. The twilight ceremony was led by Fr Terry Bergin PP of Our Lady of the Way, Kingsbury and Fr Gerry Healy SJ. Families were delighted to be able to gather and witness this significant milestone in their children’s lives. All students were given a graduation cake at the end of the ceremony to share with their families. I thank Mr Lynch, Mr Tran, Mrs Salmic, Mrs Leutchford, Ms Staub, Mr O’Keefe, Ms Solomon, Ms Freeman, Mrs Cortis, Ms Taylor, Mr Melville and our canteen staff under the direction of Mrs Pritchard, all our Heads of House, our wonderful Maintenance team and so many other staff and students who helped make the night a success. We have received many messages of thanks from families in recent days which have been greatly appreciated.
This event will be held on the evening of Friday 26 November and promises to be a great night for our community. I encourage families to attend and celebrate the beginning of the Christmas season with us.
Annual Awards Ceremony
This will be held on Friday 3 December 3 at 7.00 pm in the Companions Hall. With the easing of COVID restrictions families are permitted to attend the ceremony. All persons attending of age 16 and over (with the exception of our own Loyola students) must be fully vaccinated.
Equal Opportunity Laws – Standing Up for Religious Freedom
The Acting Executive Director of Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools (MACS), Dr Paul Sharkey, has asked principals to share Archbishop Peter’s letter to Victorian members of parliament and the Standing up for religious freedom factsheet with their school staff and families.
Archbishop Peter Comensoli’s letter and the factsheet outline the Archdiocese of Melbourne’s position on the changes to the Equal Opportunity Act. The Standing up for religious freedom factsheet also includes actions that members of Catholic communities can take to stand up for our religious freedom.
Dr Sharkey further explains the following about MACS’ position in regards to this issue.
In coming weeks, the Victorian Parliament will vote on legislation that will affect religious freedom and the independence, integrity and ethos of Catholic agencies and organisations, including schools.
Under current laws, Catholic organisations – along with other Christian, Jewish, Islamic and all faith-based educational establishments – have the right to choose to hire employees who are dedicated to upholding their religious identity.
The proposed Equal Opportunity (Religious Exceptions) Amendment Bill 2021 will seriously diminish the rights of religious organisations to manage their activities according to their faith and conscience.
The Bill puts forward measures that replace the current, well-working approach, which will mean Catholic organisations have to prove that staffing positions have an ‘inherent’ religious requirement if challenged.
The introduction of an inherent religious requirement test is an intrusion by the state government into how and why a religious organisation conducts itself.
As an example, the changes will mean that Catholic schools could be forced to hire individuals actively at odds with the teachings that underpin Catholic education and the unique ethos of Catholic schools, or face legal penalties. This poses a clear threat to the integrity of our schools by severely undermining the faith and values-based education they currently provide.
In addition to weakening the unique values and character of Catholic schools that make them so attractive to parents and students alike, the Bill also represents an attack on freedom of religion in general.
Catholics run service organisations ranging from schools to aged care and hospitals, and provide social support to people in need across the community. Suddenly, the government is determined to tell them whether or not religious identity should be a factor in managing employment matters.
The Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne is working with its agencies in asking the state government to reconsider the Bill and abandon the proposal to introduce an inherent requirement test. Catholic school communities need to play their part in this debate.
This coming weekend the Church will celebrate the beginning of the Season of Advent, a time of preparation for the feast of Christmas, the birth of our Saviour. Advent wreaths will appear in our Churches as the countdown to Christmas begins. A new Advent candle will be lit each weekend to mark the number of weeks in Advent. As always, the Christmas countdown in the shopping centres started weeks ago with its focus on spending and buying gifts. This focus will be even stronger this year as retailers attempt to regain lost revenue due to the pandemic.
It has been forgotten that we are in fact celebrating the humble birth into poverty of an infant Child to be the Saviour of humanity. Let our focus at Christmas this year be on Jesus coming into the world and His presence in our lives today. In this way others may see the Christ Child living in us and appreciate the true meaning and significance of Christmas.
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
KENMARE STREET DROP OFF
Parents/Guardians are reminded that the streets near the College are very congested at morning drop off and afternoon pick up. Remember to drive with caution during these times on all nearby streets to ensure the safety of all.
COLLEGE & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
Awards Night – Friday 3rd December
A reminder that students who are receiving an award next Friday at our Annual Awards Ceremony have until 6pm today to inform us if they are not attending. The Ceremony will begin at 7pm with students requested to arrive at 6.15pm to check in. Anyone attending 16+ need to be fully vaccinated (current Loyola students are exempt).
Mr Michael O'Keeffe,
Director of College & Community Engagement
IGNATIAN MISSION & IDENTITY
Year 12 Graduation Liturgy
Over 1000 people gathered under the Two Wolves Hub on Thursday, 18 November to participate in the Class of 2021’s Graduation Liturgy. Father Terry Bergin, Parish Priest of Our Lady of the Way, Kingsbury and principal celebrant spoke to the students about not being defined by ‘examination results’, but rather by our choices and actions, particularly those guided by the implicit principles that spring from Loyola’s motto – Justice, Mercy and Faith.
Father Terry went on to draw the analogy about Jesus teaching in stories and Loyola College offering a range of opportunities and experiences which were a formative part of each graduate’s ‘life story’. He hoped that these experiences would be a springboard for many others in the future and that they would view them with ‘enlightened eyes – eyes enlightened by Christ’s teachings. Father Terry concluded by wishing them all the best in the days and weeks to come.
Later in the ceremony the 2021 College Captains, Matthew Stanton and Madeleine O’Donnell, reflected on the last two years and spoke of the unique challenges that this graduating class had faced and how appreciative they were for the support they received from each other, their parents and families and the College, especially their teachers.
The Liturgy, held outdoors for the first time, was followed by the Graduation ceremony where each year twelve student was presented with a gift of a commemorative Celtic cross and the book Finding God’s Traces by Michael McGirr. This book is an almanac of prayers and reflections.
The preface of the book starts with an anecdote about a Year Twelve student who, at the end of his graduation Mass, confronts a staff member and says: “That’s it, that’s the last ‘Mass’ I go to in my life, I am finished with religion. I am finished with God.”
No doubt some of our Year Twelves were probably feeling the same way, although, to the best of my knowledge, none said so to any of the teachers.
The reply to the boy was, “Ah yes, but God hasn’t finished with you”.
Finding God’s Traces is given as a Graduation gift in most Ignatian schools in Australia. The book is rich in material for reflection from a range of sources. Interestingly, it is in keeping with the Ignatian foundational insight, “finding God in all things” and Saint Ignatius’ instruction to his companions, not to spend too much time in praying.
Loyola Vinnies Children’s Christmas Present Drive
Loyola Young Vinnies boxed up the donations from our Winter clothing and goods drive earlier in the year. The donations were delivered last week as local Vinnies depots had been closed until recently due to COVID-19.
The students are now organizing the Children’s Christmas present drive. They have placed Christmas trees and donation boxes in each of the House areas and encourage all families to donate a gift suitable for a child U15 before the end of the school year. Other donations of non-perishable food or toiletries are also welcome.
Any student interest in being part of Vinnies for 2022 can see Mr Tran in OL111.
Mr Chris Lynch,
Ignatian Mission & Identity
TEACHING & LEARNING
2022 Jacaranda Book bundles Year 7 – 9 and Senior Textbooks
In 2022, students in Years 7 through 9 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 for which this option will be available 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. The following final submission dates for each year are as follows:
Year 9: November 30
Year 8: November 30
Year 7: 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
Special Report: Respectful Language
In today’s world, it is common to hear socially offensive language on the streets, on social media channels, streaming services and in some forms of modern music. While swearing is becoming more common and less taboo, the use of derogatory language or the act of swearing at someone, or about someone, is a form of verbal violence. It transgresses the usual rules of social interaction by impinging on an individual’s self-image and sense of dignity.
It is becoming apparent that some young people are being influenced by the language they hear. Proliferating the use of swear words can sometimes normalise, glamorise and desensitise their impact for kids who may misunderstand the true meaning of some derogatory terms. While some students may use swearing or derogatory terms as a misguided attempt at belonging, others may use it simply because they are still learning how to moderate their language and are not accustomed to making adjustments to suit different situations.
Although many schools enforce a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to swearing and derogatory language, parents need to also play an important part in enforcing this approach. Parents and carers can be proactive in monitoring what their children are viewing or being exposed to. Discussing the use of words or the origin of some derogatory terms and gaining insight into the reason behind their child’s use of such language can help prevent inappropriate or disrespectful language filtering into the classroom or the school yard, which in turn helps to build more tolerant, safe and connected communities.
This Special Report offers a number of guidelines to help manage a suitable approach when discussing the importance of respectful language. We hope you take a moment to reflect on the information offered, and as always, we welcome your feedback. If this raises any concerns for you, a loved one or the wellbeing of your child, please seek medical or professional help.
Mr Sal Valentino,
Wellbeing & Personal Development Coordinator
Congratulations to the wonderfully talented Years 7 to 9 students who performed in the Junior Showcase on Wednesday 17th November. The event exhibited a great diversity of skills taught in the Performance Arts faculties of Dance, Drama, and Music. Regardless of the year that the students had experienced, all rose to the occasion, acted with professional demeanour backstage, and had a blast performing on stage! I’d like to thank the teachers who worked within a very limited timeline to produce polished performances in the ensemble and solo setting. Finally, we would also like to thank the parents and friends who attended this performance and were such a supportive audience. Thank you!
We hope to see you at the Christmas Carols on the 26th November!
Mr Matthew Thomas,
Head of Performing Arts
DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY VIRTUAL GALLERY EXHIBITION
In 2021 the Design and Technology Faculty once again found that COVID circumstances meant we could not present our usual on-site exhibition to display the delightfully functional and aesthetically pleasing products created by our students. However, we were able to join with the Visual Arts Faculty to present a Virtual Gallery – an on-line exhibition which gave our audience a wonderful opportunity to share the creative and innovative products designed by Loyola students.
Students' ‘products were representative of Junior, Intermediate and Senior levels, offering exemplary exhibits of artistic and creative ability and acknowledging Textiles, Wood and Food Studies students’ work. All our students are designer-makers, using tools, machinery and other equipment to transform materials into unique and distinctive products.
I would like to thank all the talented students, especially the Principal’s Award recipients, for striving for the Magis. Thanks also are due to all the Design Technology staff for their contribution in mentoring the award recipients, allowing our students to flourish and reach their creative and artistic potential and to create products of outstanding excellence and achievement.
An extensive thank you to Mrs Gardiner for her management and coordination of material resources and for taking photographs of our students' work for display.
I hope you enjoyed your journey touring through three gallery rooms of wonderful student achievement. Every design concept shows the enthusiasm, creativity, and passion invested in creating and making products. The creative space will be open until the end of term, so you can view it many times.
Thank you, Design & Technology students, for immersing yourself in the inspiring artistic and creative design process, being the innovative designers of our future. Finally thank you to our Loyola audience (staff, students, parents, and the wider Loyola community) for taking the time to share the wonderful virtual gallery experience with our faculty and our students.
The following acknowledgment recognises the recipients of the Principal's Award for Excellence for Design & Technology exemplary exhibits.
Principal’s Award for Excellence ~
Senior Food Studies Mary Blake
Intermediate Food Studies Elisha Folino
Junior Food Studies Kadie Carey
Senior Product Design and Technology Textiles Elise Sullivan
Intermediate Textiles Emily Dunn
Junior Textiles Mikayla Sangalang
Intermediate Wood Harvey Lee
Junior Wood Charlie Walsh
Highly Commendable Design Technology Katia Radobuljac
Ms Janine Thomson,
Head of Design & Technology
Our very talented Year 11 student, Yamila Yu, who recently participated in the (online) Dante Alighieri Poetry Recitations was chosen as one of Loyola’s first place getters. The Vice President of the Dante Alighieri Society invited Yamila to recite her poem on Rete Italia, broadcast on 22 October 2021.
All students received a Certificato di Primo Premio - First Prize Certificate – and, of the participants who were invited on air from Strathmore Secondary College and St. Monica’s Epping, only our brilliant Yamila recited the beautiful and challenging Paradiso – Canto I Versi 97 – 120 by Dante Alighieri himself.
The Languages Department congratulates Yamila and all students who participated in the recitation, wishing them ongoing success in their Italian studies. It also extends its sincere thanks to teachers and language assistants for the many hours they dedicated to preparing and organizing for this splendid and inspiring activity.
Ms Josie Campana,
Mr McDonnell spoke to his year 12 French class before their written exam to gather some tips and feelings form Hannah and Amy Barclay, Callista Nguyen and Sarj Asmar...
Mr McDonnell: Good morning Hannah, Amy and Callista, how are you feeling today?
Callista: I’m feeling a bit nervous but ready to get everything over and done with.
Amy: Yeah, I just want it done at this point.
Mr McDonnell: What have you been doing to prepare?
Hannah: Just lots of practice exams.
Callista: Heaps of practice papers. Listening activities and getting feedback,
Amy: Just expose yourself to the language as much as possible.
Hannah: And meeting with our teachers as much as we can.
Mr McDonnell: Feedback is really important. Anything that you are hoping that will or won’t come up today?
Callista: Easy listening tasks would be nice!
Hannah: But I don’t see that!
Callista: And good writing prompts.
Mr McDonnell: What’s a good writing prompt for you, what does that look like do you think?
Hannah: Just about experiences in France, what you would do if you went to France
Callista: Personally, I’m a fan of technology and cyber security because I feel like it is easy to discuss and mention its advantages.
Mr McDonnell: Well you’ve all done lots of practice so you are well versed in using the planning time to come up with good ideas. Thank you so much for taking the time before your exam to talk to future students, much appreciated.
Sarj, how are you feeling about the French exam today?
Sarj: I think it is one of the better exams that you can do. If you prepare well enough and you work hard through the year you should be able to get it down to almost an exact science. Except for what you can’t prepare for, which is the writing prompt. But the format of the exam and your skills when it comes to dictionary work - you can practice that.
Mr McDonnell: What have you been working on in the build-up?
Just the more difficult grammar, the subjunctive, si clauses, but also finding things quickly in the dictionary, knowing where to look for different grammar and different spelling and uses or tenses or even text types in the middle of the big dictionary.
Mr McDonnell: Anything that you are hoping that will or won’t come up today?
I’m hoping the listening won’t be too bad. Apart from that...
Mr McDonnell: It’s always hard!
Yeah, it is. It is probably the hardest skill. I’d like there to be an informal letter as a writing piece that I could do.
Mr McDonnell: Thanks so much Sarj, all the best for today.
Hello Sarj, this is the “after” video. How did it go?
It was alright. I was expecting it to be a lot worse. I think they pulled it back a little bit this year. It wasn’t as difficult as the practices we get.
Mr McDonnell: Because of COVID, do you think? Maybe?
Not really, I think it might be they pulled out the native speakers this year out of the exam or it was just luck but I feel like I did pretty well. The listening was bearable this time and I timed it pretty well. An underrated part of the exam is how you structure it, how you structure your answers, how you break it up between the different parts. That’s a big part of getting it done.
Mr McDonnell: Are you happy with what you produced today?
I guess so, yes. I can’t change it now anyway.
Mr McDonnell: All the very best Sarj, thank you so much for taking the time to talk to us.
Okay, Hannah, Amy, Callista, how did it go? This is the “after” video.
All: Yeah, I think alright. I think we did okay.
Amy: We did our best.
Callista: Listening was challenging, as per usual.
Hannah: But it was fair.
Amy: Yeah. It was definitely fair. There were hard parts but there were parts that were more attainable.
Callista: I think planning for your writing is really important and that’s what helped me the most.
Hannah: And proofreading.
Callista: Yeah and figuring out what the best structure for you is. I did the longer one first and then went back and did the shorter writing task.
Mr McDonnell: Fantastic! Thank you so much, I hope it goes well or you. You’ve worked really hard all year so I’m sure it will. Thanks very much.
Mr Jason van Leest,
Head of Languages
Online shopping popular with cybercriminals
This year, Australians are predicted to spend over $58 billion on pre-Christmas shopping – an increase of around 11% on 2019 pre-pandemic spending, according to the Australian Retailers Association and Roy Morgan.
Although online shopping is convenient and the preferred way to shop for many Australians, it comes with a risk.
Cybercriminals often target online shoppers in a bid to steal their money or personal details. They do this through a variety of methods including:
- Selling products that don’t exist
- Asking for personal and payment information
- Installing malicious software (“malware”) on your device
The best way to stay secure while shopping online is to know how to look for suspicious websites and boost your protective security measures.
The Online Shopping Checklist is provided by the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC). The ASCS also provides easy-to-follow advice on how to make sure your online shopping experience is secure on smartphones, computers and laptops, and is available at cyber.gov.au.
Mr Victor Dalla-Vecchia,
Loyola College Carols & Food Truck Night – TONIGHT
The LPFA are happy to announce that this event will go ahead in the Two Wolves Hub from 5.30pm – 9pm. 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 😊
Parent Thank you Night
It was wonderful to have so many volunteer parents gather at the Parent Thank you night on Tuesday, 16th November. Whilst cold weather prevented us from enjoying the event in the court yard, a nice vibe was felt in the Functions Room. It has been some time since we were able to enjoy the company of others face to face. We are blessed to have so many families who willingly give up their time to attend Working Bees, Committees, canteen duty and other areas. It is a true testimony of the sense of Loyola Community that is so evident. The Parent Thank you night is a small token of appreciation of all the hard work. In my role I am truly blessed to have parents so keen to assist and become involved whenever a call is made requesting assistance. Thank you to those that attended the night and to those that help and were not able to attend.
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
LOYOLA COLLEGE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION - LCAA
Class of 2020 Together Again reunion
After a whirlwind end to their final year of secondary school, the Class of 2020 were invited to the Together Again reunion in November. The evening was partly a celebration of the end of their time at Loyola as well as a wonderful opportunity for everybody to come back and catch up with their friends and teachers. The foyer of the Magis Performing Arts Centre was transformed by the LCAA committee into a bright function space including a photobooth and photo presentations of students’ time at Loyola from Year 7 to 12. Guests were treated to delicious canapes and a lovely selection of mocktails and slushies, prepared and served by staff from Curtis Stone Events.
Michelle Morgan, President of the Loyola College Alumni Association, welcomed the former students, reminding them that they are welcome members of LCAA and will always be supported by the association and the College. She also highlighted the growing number of events on the LCAA calendar and offered a particular welcome to future Reunion Sundays and the upcoming Gin distillery visit, which caught the attention of many! Mr Favrin followed by welcoming the cohort on behalf of the College, then former College Captain Harrison Fell, and former Sustainability Captain Loujine Azmy, thanked LCAA, the teachers, Mr Favrin and the school for hosting the evening.
There were many smiles and lots of catching up on work, uni and life in general over the twelve months since walking out of the school gates on their final day in 2020. Students and teachers alike were happy to see one another, with some commenting that it felt strange to be back on school grounds, but not as a student. Others couldn’t believe a year had passed so quickly, but everybody enjoyed the night, which was proudly hosted by the Loyola College Alumni Association. Thank you to Trinity Mills (L: 15-20) for her assistance in communicating with LCAA about the student preference for the night and for encouraging everybody to come along to what was an enjoyable night for all.
2022 LCAA Car Show
Preparations for the 2022 LCAA Classic Car Show is underway and we are looking for potential sponsors to support this major event which attracts show cars and spectators from all over Melbourne!
Businesses and individuals are invited to take up the offer of one of the multiple sponsorship packages available and be part of this booming event held on the beautiful grounds of Loyola College. This is a great opportunity for promotion and community involvement.
Ms Monica Agius,
From Monday, November 22nd through Monday, December 6th, Loyola will again be doing our annual stationery recycling initiative. This includes E-Waste, stationery, office items, small electronics, cups/crockery etc. See picture for further details of what can be recycled. Feel free to bring items from home to school that you would like recycled.
There will be 5 cages located at the house areas around the school.
Please put your small items (like pens/pencils etc) in the boxes within the cages and your large items directly in the cages NOT on top.
As students finish up the year, please encourage them to either take their stationery/textbooks/broken computers home or to place them in the cages so they can be reused or recycled.
Thanks for your support of this initiative.
Ms Elise Mezner,