1473 Ignatian Newsletter - Friday 25 November 2022
The end of the year is fast approaching. Students in Years 10 and 11 have now completed their examinations and are moving through their transition program. The transition lessons are an excellent opportunity to engage with the 2023 curriculum. Students will be given homework to complete over the holiday period. We ask for parental support in ensuring that this work is done, as it sets students up well for the commencement of the school year. If students are behind the game before they start, it makes it difficult to catch up.
Students in Years 8 and 9 will be moving to their examination period next week. Students have been preparing for these exams through their subject lessons. We ask that students remain calm and focussed during this time.
It was a privilege to be present at their end of year masses for Year 10 and 11 on Thursday 24 November. As a Catholic school, we mark significant events with a liturgy. The mass is an opportunity to stop and be still and celebrate with gratitude the gifts of the year.
The final LCAA and School Advisory Board meetings took place this week. I am exceptionally grateful to the parents and past students who so generously give of their time to the school community.
Preparations are well underway for the annual Loyola Christmas market and carols to be held on Friday 25 November. I encourage all in our community to come along, have dinner at the food vans, do some Christmas shopping at the stalls and enjoy the musical talents of the students as they perform some classic carols. All are encouraged to sing along!
I also look forward to celebrating the achievements and commitment of our students at the annual Awards Ceremony on Friday 2 December. Congratulations to all students who have received an award.
Mrs Alison Leutchford
TEACHING & LEARNING
2023 Jacaranda Book bundles Year 7 – 9 and Senior Textbooks
In 2023, 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, Humanities - Geography and History. All bundles will be sent directly to your residential address prior to the commencement of the 2023 College academic year.
All students' 2023 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:
- 1 December for Years 10 -12
- 9 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 date for this year isas follows - Year 7: November 29. All other years have should have no other due work as they approach their exams.
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.
Mrs Suzanne Pola
Teaching & Learning
With school holidays around the corner, we all have an opportunity to reinvigorate, reset and re-engage ourselves before we commence the 2023 school year.
The following article by Glen Gerreyn from the ‘Hopeful Institute’ has 5 sure ways to help you energise and renew your soul, setting you up for an inspired 2023.
So, what have you got to lose!
Simply lean in and enjoy the outcomes😊
Mr Sal Valentino
Wellbeing & Personal Development Coordinator
Cooking in Italian – Daniela Maitilasso
This semester in Year 8 Italian, we have been learning about Italian food and how to describe what we like to eat. Students had the opportunity to learn how to cook Italian dishes, in particular pizzelle abbruzzesi and gnocchi. This unit has been very interactive, with the students cooking in class with their teachers and cooking at home for their assessment task. We love learning Italian while having lots of fun!
Ms Daniela Maitlasso
James Trapani Gamelan – Jason van Leest
On Thursday the 10th of November I attended a performance by first-year students at Melbourne Polytechnic. In the class ensemble was James Trapani, 2022 alumni of Loyola College.
The performance was of four pieces of Balinese Gamelan music. For those who are not familiar, Gamelan music is played by a group of people on percussion instruments resembling metallophones and gongs. Balinese Gamelan is unique in that it is fast paced, intricate and varies in both volume and tempo as it is played.
The pieces played were incredible. I was left stunned by the professional nature of this ensemble who, dressed in traditional clothing, performed amazingly complicated musical pieces. I was also very proud to see James continuing his languages journey via his music course, after being his teacher through VCE.
I wish James all the very best for the future and congratulate him on his performance.
Mr Jason van Leest
Head of Languages
NEW ZEALAND SKI TRIP 2023
In the 2023 Term 2 school holidays, Loyola is intending to embark on a ski tour to New Zealand. The trip is open to students who will be in Years 9 – 12 in 2023.
The planned tour dates are from Tuesday June 27 to Tuesday July 4. The estimated cost of the trip at this stage of the planning is $3100 - $3600 which will cover:
- Travel costs including NZ departure tax
- All breakfasts, dinners, accommodation
- Daily transfers to and from mountain
- All ski/snowboard hire/lift tickets/ski lessons
- Adventure/cultural day set activities: jet boating, luge rides, bowling, gondola rides, Arrowtown and surrounds tour, Lake cruise and farm tour and Skyline restaurant
- Trip jacket
An information evening was recently held in regard to the trip outlining what is involved and a recording of that evening can be found by clicking HERE
Students interested in being a part of this trip are encouraged to join the trip LMS page and to complete an application form by clicking HERE.
See you on the slopes,
Mr Anthony Lynch
Head of Mathematics
Data Security advice from the ACSC
With millions of Australians impacted by recent high profile data breaches (eg. Optus and Medibank Private), it has never been more important to know how to protect your private data from being stolen.
The following recent advice from the Australian Cyber Security Commission is very timely:
- Guidance to help you reduce the impact of a data breach and make yourself a more difficult target for cybercriminals.
- Find out which organisations have reported a breach to see if you are affected.
- If you believe your private data has been exposed, find out next steps you should take. At a minimum, you should change any passwords you think may be compromised and turn on multi-factor authentication to add extra protection to your accounts.
- In the weeks and months after a data breach you should be on alert for an increase in scam emails, messages or phone calls. Scammers use the information from data breaches to create convincing tailored communications.
For example, you may receive an email asking you to reset your password because it was compromised. Do not click on any links provided in emails or messages asking for passwords, personal data or verification information.
- How to keep your data safe?
- Avoid reusing a password for online accounts
- Limit the amount of personal data you share online and with other parties
- Secure your devices and accounts. Here’s how
- To keep up to date with the latest practical advice, connect with the ACSC via social media:
Mr Victor Dalla-Vecchia