1440 Ignatian Newsletter - Friday 26 March 2021
- PRINCIPAL'S REPORT
- HARMONY DAY
- IGNATIAN MISSION & IDENTITY
- LEARNING AND TEACHING
- STUDENT OF THE FORTNIGHT
- PUBLIC SPEAKING & DEBATING
- CHRISTIAN SERVICE
- YEAR 9 INTERSCHOOL DRAMA FESTIVAL
- ACS SPORT
- DIGITAL & MEDIA LITERACY
- XAVIER HOUSE MASS
- LOYOLA BIKE CLUB
- SUSTAINABILITY CLUB
- MAYTIME FAIR
- BANYULE YOUTH SERVICES
- GREENSBOROUGH BASEBALL CLUB
- RESEARCH LOWER PLENTY BASEBALL CLUB
- FEMALE UMPIRE COME & TRY NIGHT
Dear Members of the Loyola College Community,
This is the final newsletter for what has been a busy term with a return to ‘almost’ normal activities post-COVID. It has been wonderful to see all activities resume across the College and students have been delighted to be able to participate.
Harmony Day Assembly
Harmony Day this year was held on Monday 22 March. A full College assembly was held in the Companions Hall to mark the event. After the year that we had last year, we have seen that now, more than ever in history, it is so important for us to all come together and appreciate and value the gifts of cultural connectedness. United as One was the overarching theme. This was reflected through a world flag parade representing the ancestry of our Loyola students, students presenting culturally based performances at lunchtime in the Two Wolves Hub, having an Indigenous guest speaker and an Aussie BBQ lunch.
I thank Mrs Tolli, Intercultural Perspectives Coordinator for overseeing the organisation of the day, and all who assisted.
The annual House Eisteddfod competition was held on Thursday evening of this week after having to be cancelled last year. The students have been very eager to perform, and a great night of entertainment was provided. The students have been hard at work over the term getting ready for the night. This year the co-judge with myself was Ben Clark who was a finalist of Season 7 of The Voice and has performed around the world with the Ten Tenors. We were delighted to have him at this event. We congratulate Flynn House on winning this year’s Eisteddfod.
Year 7, 2023 Enrolment Applications
A reminder that these applications, which apply to children currently in Year 5, are due on Friday 20 August 2021. Please forward applications to the College Registrar. The first interview round will be held in June this year.
We extend our deepest sympathy to the Bottomley family on the recent passing of Kellie Bottomley, mother of Alyssa and Jesse in Year 11 and Jake (L: 13-18). Please keep this family in your prayers at this time of loss. May Kellie rest in peace.
Student Dress Code
It is timely to remind families that the winter uniform requirements commence next term. There is a changeover period up until the end of the first week of Term 2 after which all students are to be in winter uniform. All students in day uniform need to wear their blazer to and from the College and anywhere in public when they are in their College winter uniform.
I ask for the support and cooperation of all families with regard to this matter.
We wish Ms Keating all the best as she takes LSL in Term 2.
Ms Van Dunk will marry in the holidays. We wish her and her fiancée Jim every blessing for the future.
Ms Hopgood will also marry in the holidays. We wish her and her fiancée Anthony every blessing for the future.
We are in fifth week of Lent and Easter is fast approaching next week. This coming Sunday is Palm Sunday when we recall Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem leading to the events of Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter day. As Lent draws to a close we look for hope in the Resurrection of Christ our Saviour and Redeemer. Christ came to save all because God’s love is for all humankind.
Easter is the most important Christian feast in the Catholic Church and has little significance for families if we do not mark this time with our participation in the Easter services. In this post-COVID period now more than ever we need to re-focus on prayer in our life and on our relationship with God. I encourage all families to attend the various Easter services in Parish churches.
I wish all every blessing this Easter, a safe and happy holiday break and I look forward to seeing you all next term.
IGNATIAN MISSION & IDENTITY
Young Vinnies Easter Egg Drive
Loyola Young Vinnies have enjoyed meeting face-to-face and getting back into doing practical things for others. As well as supporting Project Compassion, they are running the annual Easter Egg drive. This year they wanted to raise the profile of the drive and came up with the idea of putting a collection box in every mentor room.
Last Monday’s meeting involved a team of students putting the boxes together, labelling them and then distributing them. Donations can be made up to Tuesday, 30 March. Click below to see a video of them in action.
The collected eggs are then distributed to needy families in the area by the St Thomas Parish, SVDP conference.
Supporting Cancer Research
This year’s Relay for Life has been cancelled. However, Loyola students can still be active in their support of this cause.
Current Year 12 student, Daniel Federico is walking 221 km over the Easter holiday period.
At the commencement of Term 2, Loyola students will have the opportunity to match Daniel’s walk. There will be a 1 km walking track in the College grounds. Students can walk laps of this with the collective aim to at least match Daniel’s walk.
We ask students who participate to ask sponsors to donate to Daniel's Cancer Council page, with a comment stating how many kms they walked in support of Daniel.
Hi everyone, my name is Daniel Federico and I’m 17 years old.
In 2021 I’m walking 221km for my brother, who passed away from T-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (T-ALL) in 2018. He was just 20 years old.
Sadly, around 50,000 Australians will die from cancer this year, 2,000 of whom will die from leukemia.
To honour Julian, I did my first walk in 2019 in an attempt to raise $2,000. We ended up raising over $23,000.
This year on Sunday April 11, I’m going to undertake a 7-day solo coastal walk: starting at Inverloch to Cowes, then onto Stony Point via ferry, then along the Mornington Peninsula, and all the way to Melbourne’s CBD via suburban beaches.
I’d love for you to support me by sponsoring my journey.
100% of funds raised will be donated to the Cancer Council Australia to find a cure for this terrible disease.
Thank you so much for your support.
Last year, the College introduced a new approach to praying St Ignatius’ Examen prayer. Each week, the Examen has a theme and is presented by a variety of staff and students. Here is our latest one - all can be watched on our YouTube channel!
Mr Chris Lynch,
Ignatian Mission & Identity
LEARNING AND TEACHING
Subject Specific Conversations April 29 and 30
Just a reminder that our first round of Subject Specific Conversations will take place on April 29 from 2:15 pm to 8:30pm and April 30 from 1:00pm – 5:30pm. Letters will be sent out shortly explaining in more detail the afternoon/evening. Please assist the teaching staff by making your appointment. The Parent Portal is open from April 12, 6:00 pm to April 22, 1:00pm. If you know that you are unable to make the scheduled time, please contact your child’s subject teachers directly to make an alternate time.
Term One Interim reports will only be available for you online. Therefore, I would suggest that you either print a hard copy or save as a PDF if you would like to refer to it during your Subject Specific Interview. However, please be aware that reports will not be available until April 28, 1:00pm.
The purpose of these Subject Specific Conversations will be to discuss the learning that has occurred in Term One and, in particular, look at the academic successes and challenges that your child may have encountered in Term One. This conversation should be led by your child and each session has been allocated seven minutes. Once again, we welcome parent feedback following these sessions.
Government Tutoring Initiative
The Victorian Government is investing $250 million in the Tutor Learning Initiative to enable schools across Victoria to engage around 4,100 teachers as tutors in 2021 to support students who need extra assistance with their learning. Schools will determine how this initiative is best implemented for their students and will ensure that students will get this support in a way that minimises disruptions to other learning or school activities. The tutoring available will be dependent on the amount of funds each school receives. This amount varies considerably from school to school.
By engaging additional teachers/tutors to support children with intensive learning, classroom teachers will have greater capacity to ensure that all other students’ achievement, engagement and wellbeing needs are met, so that all students receive the support they need in 2021.
Loyola College has created two intensive learning programs from this initiative.
- The first part of the Initiative, Loyola College has engaged five tutors to work with students during the school day. Subjects targeted are English, Mathematics, Science and Humanities. Programs rinclude both working with students in class and running small group tutoring. All tutor work is run parallel to set class work and students will access this for 5 – 6 weeks.
- For the second and final part of the Initiative Loyola College is in the process of organising afterschool tutoring. These sessions will run from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm on Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday in the iCentre. Please look on your Teaching and Learning parent page for the link to access the afterschool tutoring online form.
Ms Suzanne Pola,
Learning & Teaching
As this term draws to a close, along with the many activities that have taken place, we congratulate students for their achievements, and encourage them to continue with their ongoing participation in activities throughout the year. In particular I thank our College leaders for their commitment to their roles and assistance when required, as well as our parents/guardians for their attendance at various functions thus far – the Academic Companion meetings, Year 7 picnic, Year 12 breakfast, House Parish masses and the Year 7 & 8 Parent Get-Together held last week.
With the commencement of Term 2, our students will be required to be in full winter uniform. This includes the compulsory wearing of the blazer as the outer garment to and from school. The changeover to the winter uniform is April 26. Given that this is our Athletics Carnival day, all students will be required to be in the full winter uniform as of April 27, unless it is their ACS day.
I ask that we have the continued support of parents/guardians in this matter, and to take advantage of the term break to ensure that students have the required uniform items. In particular, that girl’s skirt lengths are over the knee, that tights are navy blue, and that all students have a blazer which is worn to and from school.
For details on the winter uniform please refer to the student planner.
International Women’s Day (IWD)
This year’s theme for IWD 2021 is: #ChooseToChallenge.
To quote from the website, the message for this year is as follows:
A challenged world is an alert world. Individually, we are all responsible for our own thoughts and actions …We can all choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality. From challenge comes change, so let's all choose to challenge.
With this message in mind, and to celebrate this significant event, our school leaders ran a fundraiser in support of organisations who assist women in a number of ways. Our College Co-captain, Madeleine O’Donnell, and our Sport Co-captain, Brodie Car, together with Year 12 students, also challenged our female staff to a netball game. Needless to say, the students won the competition.
We thank the students for the initiative to celebrate and bring awareness to IWD.
College Student Leaders – 2021
Student leadership is an important part of College life and this term saw the induction of all our leaders, with our Year 7 students being presented with their badges at our final school assembly for this term.
We congratulate these students on their leadership roles and hope that their experiences as leaders will be both rewarding and challenging, whereby they will have opportunities for personal growth.
Finally, I take this opportunity to thank all our families for their ongoing support of the College and to wish all members of our community a restful break over the Easter period. Let this time be one of reflection, forgiveness and peace.
Mrs Anna Salmic,
One cannot deny the excitement experienced on the commencement of 2021 and how it was a representation of a renewed beginning after living through a whole year of constant delayed responses. Although now in this new year we still face uncertainty, the passion and excitement still survives through the students, teachers and parents of Loyola College and its close-knit community. Moving on from the current world climate we bring our attention to ever expanding practices of culture, kinship and activities that remain constant within the student body. Vibrant events can be found all over the school, from after school clubs/activities to the rigorous competitions between our respective College Houses or the charitable givings of fundraisers from the Magis and Vinnies group.
One particular year 12 student by name of Sarj Asmar from the Faith in the Third-World Religious Education class is passionate about the upcoming events which relate to fundraising for a greater cause. His message to everyone is to “keep your eyes peeled for our student-run fundraisers” as many of these events will be providing tempting foods such as pizza, noodles, hot chips and other Loyola food staples in exchange for appropriate donations, to help those in need from the wonderful people at Caritas Project Compassion.
For now, my fellow colleagues and associates let us remember that through hardship we can learn to better ourselves and those around us, since our mistakes and struggles do not define us but give us the opportunity for self-reflection and desire to move forward.
"If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavour." – Eleanor Roosevelt
Connor Gamberale & Rebecca Salvaggio,
McAuley House Captains
STUDENT OF THE FORTNIGHT
Lauren Trenou is our nominee for student of the fortnight because of all her amazing work with House Eisteddfod. Lauren demonstrates constant dedication and effort towards House Eisteddfod and is always ready to help any of the younger students when they need. She has taken the lead for House Eisteddfod and she is one of the reasons House Eisteddfod is going great for McAuley. We would love to give her recognition for all of the outstanding work she has done, it never goes unnoticed!!
Connor Gamberale & Rebecca Salvaggio,
McAuley House Captains
PUBLIC SPEAKING & DEBATING
Hey everyone, it’s your Public Speaking and Debating Captain here! I just wanted to congratulate all the debaters who came down on Monday and gave it your best shot. You all did so well, and should all be really proud!! I also wanted to thank all all the people who came along to support our debaters including friends and parents. You have no idea what your support means, and how much having a familiar face in the audience helps. Congratulations again to everyone who participated on Monday, Happy Debating!
Public Speaking & Debating Captain
Hello Loyola Community. We are your Christian Service Captains for 2021. We hope that everyone has had a great start to the year!
In line with this year’s theme of ‘Seeing all things new in Christ’ we are so excited to say that Term One has made a roaring comeback from the tribulation of last year with Loyola Young Vinnies, Magis Club and Lighthouse Club all back in full swing and better than ever. 2021 is really shaping up to be an excellent year of giving back and helping out our local community and we could not be more thrilled.
This term has been jam-packed, and as we come to the end of the term, we can finally say we’ve made it! As of the 26th, it will be the longest we’ve been in face-to-face learning since 2019! Can you believe that?
The theme of Project compassion this year is “Be more.” It challenges us to venture into a new experience of compassion inspired by Saint Oscar Romero’s invitation, to “aspire not to have more, but to be more.” So we encourage all of you to give generously to the Caritas boxes which are located in every mentor; every cent counts.
As a new improvement on the St Vincent De Paul Easter Egg Drive that Loyola has engaged in for many years now, collection boxes have been introduced into mentors for easy donations. The Easter Egg drive gives young, underprivileged children in our local community the opportunity to have Easter eggs on Easter and celebrate properly. Don’t forget to share the love this Easter and donate to the boxes located in mentors.
We are beyond excited for the year and the many endeavours we have planned to come. We are also so grateful to have our awesome vice captains by our side, Rebekah Sison and Leewa Wilfred, helping us every step of the way.
As Term One comes to an end, we are looking forward to Term Two, which holds many exciting events such as Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea, fundraisers and heaps of opportunities to see us representing the school whether it be in youth forums or mass.
As always there are so many opportunities to get involved and join a bunch of cool people like us doing great things for the Loyola community and beyond. Come on down to the Cura Personalis Centre on Monday lunchtimes, for Loyola Young Vinnies, Thursday lunchtime, for Magis Club and Friday lunchtime, for Lighthouse Club. If you have any questions at all please don’t hesitate to contact one of us, Mr Tran or Mr Lynch. We look forward to seeing you all there!
Sarah Gee and Ellie Glover,
Christian Service Captains
Special Report: A Conversation on Consent
A recent petition, instigated by a former school girl from Sydney, calls for young women to come forward if they have been subjected to sexual assault whilst still at school. It has since gone viral with thousands of young women signing the petition or sharing their stories which are often graphic, disturbing and upsetting.
The petition calls for lessons in human sexuality, in particular consent, to be taught at a younger age in schools. The observation being that consent is being taught too late, with many young people not understanding the boundaries of consent resulting in sexual assault or rape. This call for change has made many schools reassess their curriculum around sex and life education to help protect young people across the nation.
Parents also need to start having conversations around consent sooner rather than later, as some teens experience their first sexual encounter well before the subject matter is delivered. It is not enough for parents or carers to assume that your teenager knows or understands what consent means and the implications surrounding it. It is important for them to learn about boundaries to enable them to respect themselves and their partners.
This Special Report offers parents guidance around normalising the topic of consent to ensure your teenager experiences healthy and respectful relationships. We hope you take time to reflect on the information offered in this Special Report, and as always, we welcome your feedback.
If you do have any concerns about the wellbeing of your child, please contact the school for further information or seek medical or professional help.
Mr Sal Valentino,
Wellbeing & Personal Development Coordinator
We checked in on Ms Kummerle’s year 7 French class. Here’s what they had to say:
Audrey Dal Cin: Bonjour! Je m’appele Audrey!
Lucas Mahney: Bonjour! Je m’appele Luca!
Charles Pankhurst: Bonjour! Je m’appele Charles!
Jonathan Fedele: Bonjour! Je m’appele Jonathan!
Charles: At the moment we’re learning about how to introduce ourselves, like “je m’appele.” And nationalities, which we all have different ones so it’s interesting to learn about.
Tanush Tulsiani: In our French class I like to try new things and the activities our teacher teaches us.
Charles: I chose French mainly because of croissants and baguettes. Also it’s a language I’ve never actually known. I wanted to learn it because I’ve been to France and I have family there so it would just be helpful.
Audrey: I chose French because I saw my cousin learning it so that influenced me to start learning it.
Tanush: The reason I chose French is because I really wanted to learn a new language and try new things.
Milo van der Poel: I chose French because my family knows French.
Jonathan: I chose French because I thought it was a unique language. I already kind of knew Indonesian and I knew Italian so I thought it would be better if I learnt French.
Audrey: Au revoir!
Luca: Au revoir!
Jonathan: Au revoir!
Mr Jason van Leest,
Head of Languages
We have had a very busy start to 2021. I would just like to remind all our students and parents of the many Musical Groups that take place at Loyola each week.
We have many students having private or group lessons with our instrumental staff and we also offer many ensembles. All our instrumental and vocal students are highly encouraged to join an ensemble group. Ensemble education is aimed at educating the whole student and has great benefits for all students regardless of their ability.
By joining an ensemble you are joining a community of like minded students. Students will make friends, make music together and learn from each other. It allows students to develop team skills and create music as a team. Joining an ensemble will also reinforce what is learnt in instrumental lessons and help students begin to really understand musical concepts.
The benefits of playing/singing in a group situation is vast, and can also be a lot of fun!
I have listed the below the day and locations for our ensembles. If there are any queries please feel free to contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Big Band: Monday Lunchtime P028
- Symphonic Band: Friday Lunchtime P028
- String Ensemble: Thursday Lunchtime P026
- Guitar Army: Wednesday Lunchtime P028
- Flute Ensemble: Tuesday Recess P015
- Junior Choir: Thursday Lunchtime P028
- Senior Choir: Tuesday after school P028
- Rock Band 1: Tuesday Lunchtime Sound Studio
- Rock Band 2: Thursday Lunchtime Sound Studio
- Rock Band 3: Thursday Lunchtime P029
- Percussion Ensemble: Please contact Ms Taylor to join this group
- Brass Ensemble: Please contact Ms Taylor to join this group.
Music Camp this year will take place from Thursday 6th May to Saturday 8th May at Rutherford Park Country Retreat in Blampied, just outside of Daylesford. This is a wonderful opportunity for our music students to work intensively on their instruments in wonderful surroundings. All Instrumental and voice students, rock bands and ensembles, including the year 7 and 8 class bands are welcome to attend this camp
Students can complete this FORM to register or speak to Ms Taylor about this.
I am very much looking forward to being part of the Loyola College community and hope to experience some amazing performances this year!
Ms Jennifer Taylor,
Director of Music
YEAR 9 INTERSCHOOL DRAMA FESTIVAL
This year Loyola College is hosting the first Interschool Drama festival which involves Trinity Grammar, Melbourne Girls Grammar and St Monica's College. Students from all four schools combined in workshops on Wednesday 17th March, run by staff from each school, to develop skills and performance ideas for the Festival which will be run at Loyola on the 4th of May. Students worked extremely well and enjoyed the day, enhancing their skills, seeing how other students and teachers work, and making friends. The day was very successful, and we look forward to seeing what amazing performances our students from Mrs Boyle's and Mr McFarlane's classes now create for the festival.
Mrs Julie Boyle & Mr Matt McFarlane,
ACS Senior Sport Highlights - Super Semi Final Day
An excellent day for our First grade teams yesterday and we will be represented in 6 of the 11 First grade grand finals next week. Our top level boys in particular have shone through – as we have made the Grand Final in five of the six premier Boys Summer Sports. Given that prior to 2018, we had never won a Senior Boys Premiership in the Summer, the fact that we have 5 teams playing off for Premierships next week is testament to the work these teams have done not just this year but over a number of years in building their skills and teamwork.
Generally speaking, the teams that have trained in the best numbers and in the most focussed fashion are the one’s that have advanced to the Grand Finals.
Boys 1sts teams
1sts Table Tennis caused a minor upset by beating Overnewton away, 9-6 to make the Grand Final. Our depth is the strength of this team as our 8 of our 9 points came from the bottom 5 singles and the bottom 3 doubles. We took the singles 6-4, with Sebastian Kraus, Luca Casasanta, Massimo Frisina, Kaleb Kozul and Vin Quach all winning their matches convincingly in 4 or 5 sets (best of 7). Alexandar McMahon Puce won at No.3 in a 6 setter.
1sts Hockey are through to their First ever Grand Final in 23 years of ACS competition with a 4-2 win at Greensborough against Westbourne. Lachy Pasquali scored 2 goals and was our MVP for the day while other key contributors were Sean Demspey, Max Doupe and Tom Pasquali. A huge opportunity for us to make some history next Wednesday.
1sts Basketball won an absolute thriller by 3 points in the LCH in front of a big Loyola home crowd. The energy that this team plays with and the way that their teamwork and spirit develops every week make them exciting to watch, and great ambassadors for the school. Caleb Bruggeman’s (24 points) spirited leadership was again on display, Harry Manolis was a beast on the boards, and Ben Grasso, Jack McKenna, Nick Perizzolo and George Matsas (who hit a crucial three pointer on the half time buzzer) provided constant energy and hustle. They’ll play St.Leonard’s in the Grand Final at MSAC next week.
1st Futsal are also through to our first Grand Final in that sport. Tied 2-2 at half time – we got over the top of St,Michael’s in the second half to win 6-3. Dante Marchesan (3 goals) was our MVP on the day. They will play their GF at LaTrobe Uni next week.
1st XI Cricket will play their GF on the school oval next week. Batting first, Tom Hewett and Matt Vassallo got us off to a quick start with the run rate over 9 in the first 5 overs. We lost some wickets in quick succession however, and it was Nick Brennan’s (29) innings through the middle overs that held us together. He got good support from Liam Rowley before James Rowley and Clayton Pringle finished the innings off ensuring that we had at least a par score, of 129. Bowling in wet conditions we probably weren’t quite at our best, but did enough to comfortably secure the win, winning by 27 runs.
1sts Boys Softball came up short in their semi. Despite having some talent in the team, they haven’t quite gelled well enough this year. Hunter Arnel was our best player yesterday.
Girls 1sts Teams
1st Tennis remains undefeated and take great confidence into next week’s Grand Final after a resounding 11-1 win against St.Leonard’s. According to coach Andrew Wright, the Girls collectively played the best Tennis we have played. It was an 8-0 whitewash in the singles – Veronika Sangalang 6-0, Danielle Brodelis 6-5 (tie break), Charlotte Bugeja 6-4, Ash Butterick 6-4, Angelique Perriam 6-2, Mikayla Jordan 6-0, Isabella Trifunoski 6-0 and Amy Clayton 6-1.
1sts Soccer – A brave effort by our girls who trailed for much of the game. With striker Olivia Mincone on crutches on the sideline, Rebecca Salvaggio (2 goals) equalised the score at 2-2 with only minutes to play, but unfortunately we conceded a late goal to go down 2-3. Sienna Volpe was great in goals and Maddy Howes also played a terrific game.
1sts Girls Softball weren’t able to get up in their away semi, despite the efforts of captain Sarah Gee and Sheridan Jones.
Our 2021 Premiership count has commenced, with the 2nd XI Cricketers winning their Grand Final Match v Westbourne. Bowling first, we restricted our opponents to a score of 108. Jason Remi 3/17 had the pick of the figures. We lost a few wickets (5) in the chase but took only 11 overs to reach Westbourne’s total. Olly Gleeson 41 off 18 balls, top scored, Max Williams 25 off 19 and Andrew King 28 off 10 balls were the leading scorers.
Premiership team: Harshul Sodhi, Max Wiliams, Julian Minutolo, Oliver Gleeson, Harry Guard, Will Hewett, Wes Mills, Andrew King, Jacob Glover, Jason Remi, Alex Caligiore, Richard Chhonpeo, Puvindu Liyanage, Jack Vidajic & Charlie Boskovski.
Full Grand Final draws will be released tomorrow. Grand Final teams will train on Monday afternoon.
Mr John Baxter,
Director of Sport
Students to download their Adobe Creative Cloud work before the end of March!
At the end of March Loyola College is entering into a new type of licensing agreement with Adobe for its Creative Cloud Suite of products. This change in licensing arrangements, which is being mandated by Adobe, will result in new 2 Gb Adobe Creative Cloud accounts being issued to students.
Please be aware that all existing work that is currently stored in student Adobe Creative Cloud accounts will be lost! This means that any work that students need to keep will need to be downloaded from their Adobe CC account and saved elsewhere before the end of March!
Students have plenty of spare space (1 Tb) in their Office 365/One Drive accounts, which can be used for this purpose.
In April students will be able to upload their work into their new Adobe CC account, if they so wish.
DIGITAL & MEDIA LITERACY
Build your digital intelligence and become not only a savvy-searcher but also a discerning consumer of information.
Hack 1: Check your biases
Did you know that what you ‘like’ creates biased news filter bubbles?
What does this mean?
It means that you never see all sides of a story. By ‘liking’ you are telling the algorithms in your social media newsfeeds that this is the type of information you want to see all the time…so you automatically keep receiving the same sort of news. You don’t see or read about anything or anyone that bores, offends or challenges you. To see other points of view, you would actually need to go searching for them…
But who can be bothered doing that?!
Gaps in the facts creates misinformation, so, a ‘mental check’ of accuracy is essential. Try to re-wire your brain to question the statement/headline/article before liking.
Burst that filter bubble, and get the full story.
How do you rate your digital intelligence?
Take a look at this checklist – do you actively do any of these things when searching for information, reading the news or scrolling through your social media feeds?
Ms Alida Galati,
I hope you have had a good start to 2021 and I am looking forward to a fun filled year. We are planning for exciting events and all going well, I hope to see many families on Campus.
2021 Morning College Tours - Semester One
Morning Tours will be take place on the following dates from
9.15 am – 11. 00 am :
- Monday 29 March
- Wednesday 21 April
- Monday 3 May
- Wednesday 9 June
- Wednesday 16 June
- Wednesday 23 June
House Cocktail Night – Mannix, MacKillop & Chisholm
Thank you to those who attended the quaint get together on Thursday, 18th March. It was nice to see some new families attend the event. A big thank you to the Hospitality students and teachers, Fiona Chapman and Elizabeth Gartland who did a superb job preparing and serving beautiful food and drinks.
A special thank you to our Musicians - Christian Panucci and CJ MacLeod who contributed nicely to the ambience.
2021 House Masses
- Flynn House: Sunday 25 April 2021, 9am Sacred Heart
- MacKillop House: Sunday 25 April 2021, 10:30am St Thomas
Mother's Day Breakfast – Tuesday 4th May
Included in the Ignatian is an invitation of the Mother and daughter morning to celebrate Mother’s Day. Mothers and guardians who are interested in attending are advised to book online via Trybooking when bookings open on Monday, 19th April at 7pm, as the event has proven to be very popular.
As there are limited tickets available mothers and guardians are asked only to apply if they can attend the whole morning from 7.15 am until 8.30 am. This is in fairness to the organisers and other parents who will miss out.
Students are required to be dressed in their full school uniform and to leave their bags in their locker.
There will be a special Grandparents celebration in July.
LPFA Winery Tour – Saturday, 22nd May
The LPFA are very excited to invite a limited number of people to a Winery Tour. Great places to visit and a wonderful lunch. Tickets are selling fast.
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 $14 - $17.
All money raised will be distributed to LPFA and FOPA to purchase goods for the Loyola Community.
LPFA Year 7 & 8 Get together
It was a pleasure to see 200 people in attendance for this event on Friday, 19th March. Due to COVID-19 it was decided to invite our present Year 8 families to the event to assist with connecting with other families. Michael O’Keeffe did a great job as our MC, with ice-breaker games, pizza, a wonderful performance by Celeste Murone who sang a song from Mary Poppins, and the night ended nicely with a yummy serve of gelato. Thank you so much to the LPFA members who worked so hard in making the night such a success. Special mention to Monique Grasso and LCAA representatives Monica Agius, Bec Andonovski and Michelle Morgan who also assisted on the night, as well as Mark, Ornella & Alessia Monteneri, Bryan Kearney, Loretta Baker, Claire Baker, Angela Barbuto & Pinella Lo Presti.
2021 Entertainment Books
The LPFA are proud to promote the 2021 Entertainment Book. If you are interested in purchasing a digital copy (no hard copies) of the Entertainment book, please click the link below.
Loyola College Accommodation
Just inside Gate 4, on the corner of Bungay and Kenmare Streets, sit 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. Blazers no longer required would be much appreciated.
As you are planning your 2021 Calendar, be sure to add Loyola College’s:
Saturdays (9am-12pm) – 8th May, 24th July & 4th September
All students accompanied by Parents welcome.
Please let me know via email or phone if you are able to attend.
2021 LPFA Meetings
Wednesday Evenings – 28th April, 2nd June, 21st July, 25th August, 6th October, 10th November
2021 PWP Meetings
Monday evenings –26th April, 19th July & 18th October
Ms Dianna Alonso,
XAVIER HOUSE MASS
Last weekend Xavier celebrated their House Mass at St. Martin of Tours in Rosanna.
LOYOLA BIKE CLUB
Ten students gathered for the first Loyola Bike Club ride of the year on Friday 19 March. Students rode to Gresswell Forest Nature Park where they rode the local trails and enjoyed each other’s company. Many of the students had done an extensive amount of bike riding during the 2020 remote learning period and were able to share their knowledge on the best local rides with students and teachers Mike Gowan and Anthony Lynch.
For interested students, the next rides are:
- Friday 26 March
- Friday 7 May
- Friday 14 May
- Friday 21 May
Future rides will include Gresswell Forest and Plenty Gorge. Students meet at the bike shed at 3:30pm and return to school approximately 5pm. New students to Bike Club can sign up at the Loyola Co-curriculum page. Ride numbers are limited to 20 students and parents are required to complete Consent2go approval.
Ms Lauren Hartigan,
Head of Co-Curriculum
On Wednesday 24 March we welcomed alumni who have chosen Loyola College for their children’s secondary education – to our first Alumni Parents’ Breakfast, held at the Magis Performing Arts Centre.
Guests were treated to a gourmet breakfast by Greenleaf Catering accompanied by a fantastic slideshow displaying their Year 12 photos alongside their children’s current school photos, organised by current LCAA President Michelle Morgan. Some great stories about school days as well as the history of how the school came to purchase the Old Loyola building were shared and the morning was enjoyed by all.
This was the first time LCAA has run the event and we look forward to welcoming Alumni Parents again in the future. Thank you also to Michael O’Keeffe for his assistance with the morning and to Joe Favrin for his support of LCAA initiatives.
Ms Monica Agius,
Save the Date! Saturday 4 September 2021
The Maytime Fair has been postponed until Saturday 4 September 2021 due to COVID restrictions. Come celebrate with Jesuit Mission 70 years of serving the marginalised around the world.