1467 Ignatian Newsletter - Friday 19th August 2022
College Working Bee
Thanks to all the parents who took to the College grounds on Saturday 23 July at the LPFA working bee. The parents worked hard all morning to tend to a garden bed near the iCentre.
The gardens look fantastic, and we are grateful to the parents who give of their time to nurture the grounds for our students. Our beautiful surrounds go a long way to building wellbeing in our students.
ACS Cross Country
On Friday 12 August approximately eighty students braved the cold weather and headed to Bundoora Park for the ACS Cross Country. Our students showed great determination and college spirit as they took to the course. We congratulate Jobe Douglas, who placed third in the Year 8 boys, and Aiden Ganter, who placed second in the Year 10 boys.
Thanks to Jacqueline Wade, Director of Sport, for her coordination of this event and to all who supported Jacqueline in the organisation, including set up and packing up of the course.
ACS Public Speaking
On Monday 15 August, Mrs Fotini Veis accompanied Ava Rechkerman, Jovinnna Lee and Alexandar McMahon-Puce to the annual ACS Public Speaking competition. We were very proud of the way they represented the College. Congratulations to Alexandar McMahon-Puce, who placed first with his speech, “To err is human”.
Public speaking forms a significant part of our co-curricular program. Experience in public speaking builds creativity, critical thinking skills, leadership abilities, poise, and professionalism, along with the ability to clearly articulate a point of view.
Indonesian Independence Day
On Monday 15 August the Indonesian flag was flown at Loyola to celebrate Indonesian Independence Day. Two of our students won the Indonesian Independence Day Poster Competition. This competition was held to commemorate the 77th Indonesian Independence Day.
One hundred posters were submitted from 22 schools. Mia Reid (Year 7) and Paige Illievski (Year 8) were invited to attend the flag raising ceremony at the Indonesian Consulate General in Melbourne to collect their prize. Congratulations to be both girls, and thanks to Mr Setiawan for organising the competition and Mr Van Leest for accompanying the students to the ceremony.
Courtesy and Respect when Exiting the College
Neighbours have complained that they can hear car horns and parents yelling from the drop off zone in Grimshaw Street. Parents are reminded that that there is no right turn on exit from the drop off zone. If individuals decide to turn right, it holds up parents who are waiting to exit. This can, of course, be irritating. I ask for cooperation and respect for neighbours and for all parents exiting the College. It is important that we all model respectful behaviour to the young people in our charge. I thank you in advance for your cooperation in the matter.
Volunteer and Child Safety
A reminder that parents who volunteer in the school community require a current Working with Children check. Evidence of the Working with Children check should be forwarded to Dianna Alonso, Community Liaison Officer.
Mrs Alison Leutchford
TEACHING & LEARNING
Subject Specific Conversations
This will be your final formal opportunity to discuss your child’s progress prior to the final examinations. We look forward to working with you in supporting our learners as they move towards the end of this year.
Please check your Parent Portal for communication outlining the booking system process. A notification will be sent to alert you of information as it is posted.
Years 10 to 12
The final Year 10 - 12 Subject Specific Conversations will take place on September 6 (3:40pm – 8:30pm) on MS Teams.
Change of Date – Years 7 to 9
The final Year 7 - 9 Subject Specific Conversations will take place on October 4 (3:40pm – 8:30pm) on MS Teams.
Immediate S for Units 1 - 4 SACs
Students will receive an immediate S for a SAC when they have demonstrated the following:
- Produce work that demonstrates achievement of the outcomes
- Submit work that is clearly their own
- Observe the rules of the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) and the school. (School rules may include, for example, Attendance or Submission of Work policies)
If any or all of these are not satisfied at the time of the SAC/SAT a student can be awarded a ‘Provisional N’.
Students can always redeem an S for the SAC/SAT in various ways. To be awarded an S, students will need to consult with their Subject Teacher about the best way to proceed.
Celebrating Academic Success at Loyola College
In this edition of the Ignatian we publish the list of Semester One Merit recipients. Congratulations to all students who achieved four or more gold merits in Semester One.
Ms Suzanne Pola
Teaching & Learning
All Things Hospitality At Loyola
On Monday 23 May the Hospitality students (Year 11 & 12) underwent Barista Training in Elizabeth St Melbourne at Barista Basics, learning to make every drink possible on a coffee menu. It began at 9am and finished at 4:30pm. Led by Sam the trainer, the students were entertained, and more importantly shown the fundamentals in perfecting the making of coffees. The students learned how every step is crucial in making that perfect coffee. Fresh beans are only the beginning. The students made dozens of coffees, each time building their confidence, relaxing their arms, and pouring like professionals. I can report that the students were engaged from the start to the finish. Ms Gartland and I were very impressed by the way they followed instructions, took on criticism, persevered, and worked to perfect their skills. We look forward to the standard of coffees they are going to serve at our Loyola Student Restaurant - Iggy’s.
Our students have so far run: two House Dinners (Degustations), one Take Away Café for Loyola staff, one Alumni Breakfast, one VIP night for Legally Blonde (Finger Food) and seven A La Carte nights at Iggy’s restaurant. The students are developing their skills in both Front of House and Kitchen Operations. The services and the dishes have been impressive.
The year 12 Students on Monday 8 August went on an excursion to Trupp’s Cooking School in Prahran to participate in a masterclass on all things “feathered” (poultry), which is our final unit. Working with a European chef handling quail, turkey, duck, and chickens, they listened intently then got to practice deboning, dissecting, and making recipes.
By the end of this year, we will be happy to send these students into the industry, knowing they understand the expectations and what each job role entails.
Mrs Fiona Chapman
Hospitality and Food Studies Teacher
On August 15, the Year 11 Outdoor Education students completed a spiritual healing trail at the Darebin Creek Parklands. It was led by Uncle Trev. He was engaging and taught the students about indigenous connection to land. Students ate bush food, danced around a fire and understood the bush pantry.
I was most proud of our students.
Mr Mike Gowan
Careers, Health and Outdoor Education Teacher
Our Family’s Device User Agreement
At EduTech recently I was privileged to listen to Richard Culatta talk on the theme, “Digital for good: Rethinking our relationship with technology in a post-COVID world”.
One of the things he said that struck me was that, when it comes to children and technology, parents may be focussing too much on the DON’Ts at the expense of the DOs. For instance, we should be teaching kids to be a good cyber friend, rather than teaching them how not to be a cyber bully – in other words, we should be reframing the question as a positive.
So it was great when Richard presented to delegates his own family’s ‘Device User Agreement’, which has been reframed in the positive. Here it is for consideration in your family:
- When should you use your device?
- You need to finish your jobs before using your phone
- At mealtimes your phone takes a rest in another room
- When using your phone the door stays open
- What should you do with your device?
- Help us capture family memories
- Use your phone to help you learn new things
- Have fun (read, play games, listen to good music)
- Who should you interact with?
- Stay in touch with your friends, teachers and family
- Let Mum or Dad know before you start a conversation with someone who is not part of our family
- Ask Mum or Dad before sending a picture/video to anyone
- What happens when something goes wrong?
- When you do something with your device that is not in line with this agreement, let us know and we’ll help you figure out how to make it right
Mr Victor Dalla-Vecchia
Morning Tours – 2022
Morning Tours for Semester 2 will be take place on the following date from 9.00am – 11.00am:
- 12 September 2022
- 10 October 2022
- 7 November 2022
LPFA Trivia Night – Saturday 13 August
An amazing night was had by the 130 in attendance. The RSL in Montmorency soon filled up and a great atmosphere was created in the lead up to the Trivia Night, each team out to beat the others with a sense of Loyola spirted competitiveness. With lots of fun games and some rather serious questions, one table was given the bragging right as winners for the night. The dance floor then came alive with the great talent of Louie Feltrin who started the night with the Robbie William’s Experience. It was so nice to see so many people having so much fun, the sore body the next day is simply the price one must pay. A big thank you to all the LPFA members who did so much to ensure that the night was such a success. Without their continued support, such an event would not take place.
Stall Holders – Expression of interest re: LPFA Community – Friday 25 November
Do you or do you know someone who may be interested in holding a stall for the upcoming LPFA Community Event on Friday 25th November?
If you do, please send an email to Dianna at email@example.com
Suggestions for potential Christmas gifts… art products, jewellery, soaps/lotions, christmas decorations and plants.
Second Hand Uniform Sale – Saturday 3 September
Loyola College will be holding a second hand uniform stall on Saturday 3 September from 9am – 12:30pm in the Functions Room in Old Loyola. Good quality clothing will be sold to families. All money raised will go to charity. Prices start from $5 onwards. Payable by cash or EFTPOS.
2022 Entertainment Books
The LPFA are very happy to continue the promotion of the 2022 Entertainment Book. Click the link below to purchase a digital copy (no hard copies available).
2022 PWP Meeting
Monday evening – 10 October 2022 at 7:30pm
2022 LPFA Meeting
Wednesday evening – 5 October 2022 at 7:30pm
Next Working Bee
Saturday 27 August from 9am – 12 noon
Mrs Dianna Alonso
Community Liaison Officer
Following the St Ignatius Day celebrations by our students at the College, the Loyola College Alumni Association hosted Loyola Reunion Sunday at Missing Gorilla in Eltham on 7 August. The evening was well attended by former students from the Classes of 1992,1997, 2002, 2007, 2012 and 2017 who received a special invitation to the evening to celebrate milestone years since graduating from Loyola. Current and former staff also came along and enjoyed catching up with former colleagues and students and this year we were also joined by a small number of alumni from Classes of 1988, 1989, 2018 and 2020.
Guests were treated to delicious finger food and a take home gift as well as a little trivia fun for each year level, reliving some old schooltime memories. Reunion Sunday is open to all alumni with a particular focus on those milestone graduation years (5, 10, 15 etc.), and the LCAA Committee hopes to see more alumni join us in 2023. Former Loyola students, particularly those who are now parents at the College, are asked to update their details HERE to ensure they receive notifications and invitations to LCAA events such as Reunion Sunday. Thank you to the LCAA Committee who give their time to plan and attend the evening and make it an enjoyable time for all.
Ms Monica Agius