Ignatian Newsletter: 2024 - Edition #3

Principal's Report

Written by
Alison Leutchford
Acting Principal

We are well over halfway through Term One. How quickly time flies!

Next week is Activities Week. I thank the staff who have spent time coordinating the range of activities on offer, and hope that students enjoy the wide range of opportunities with which they will be provided.

Addressing Concerns

From time to time, parents might be concerned about things that are happening at the College. Alternatively, parents might seek further clarification around particular matters. A reminder to all parents and guardians that the College has a Complaints Policy which is available on the College website.

In summary, matters should be referred to the relevant staff member as outlined below.

Curriculum Matters: Subject Teacher, Head of Learning, Deputy Principal Teaching & Learning
Academic Progress: Subject Teacher, Head of Learning, Deputy Principal - Teaching & Learning
Student Wellbeing:Mentor Teacher, Head of House, Head of Student Services, Deputy Principal - Students
Co-Curriculum Matters:Activity Convenor, Head of Co-Curriculum
General Student Behaviour:Deputy Principal - Students
College Policies:Director of College & Community Engagement, Deputy Principal - Staff and Compliance
Off Campus Incidents: Deputy Principal - Students
Uniform: Mentor Teacher, Head of House, Deputy Principal - Students
Financial: Business Manager
Child Safety: Child Safety Officers: Deputy Principal - Students & Deputy Principal - Staff and Compliance

Respectful Communications

At Loyola College we are committed to nurturing respectful relationships and active partnerships with our parents and guardians. We believe that our students’ learning journeys are enriched through mutually respectful and positive home/school relationships.

Parents and guardians are among the most influential role models in our student’s lives. We therefore seek parental support in promoting and upholding the core Catholic values of our school community and its culture of respectful and positive relationships.

Students will learn to be respectful to teachers when parents show trust in teachers and address them respectfully. I ask parents to be mindful of the way they address concerns with teachers. Our teachers are open to honest and respectful dialogue. Together, in partnership, we hope to work for the students in our care.

Loyola College App (digistorm)

Parents are encouraged to download the Loyola app, available at the app store. This app contains a wealth of resources including up-to-date access to the college calendar, parent news and the Ignatian, as well as providing the ability to submit a student absence. The app is user friendly and an efficient way of keeping up to date with college news.

College Social Media

The College has pages on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn. Parents are encouraged to follow Loyola, as we make weekly posts to keep our community abreast of what is happening at the College. Throughout Activities Week, there will be regular posts showcasing the highlights of the week.