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The Weekly Update for Loreto Convent School
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Loreto Highlights Update - 11th September 2020
Welcome

It is great to be back in school and to welcome faces old and new to Loreto. Children are back in class following a full timetable with a few amendments to comply with our Covid measures.  Pupils have settled in well to new routines, one -way systems, frequent hand washing/sanitising, resources, equipment with the older pupils setting a good example for the younger ones.
Thank you to all our parents who have adapted to the new drop off and collection routines. This has enabled us to keep the children in their ‘bubbles’ until they leave school and has had a dramatic effect on traffic congestion and pollution at the end of the school day. Children, parents and – very importantly – teachers are protected with the staggered pick up times. 
Behind the scenes we have been developing our curriculum based online resources which will be ready to go at a moment’s notice. Details will be provided for parents should children be required to access the resources for home learning.
 
We look forward to a positive first half of this term and will keep you informed as we go along of any developments or changes.

Loreto Nursery
Nursery is now open until 5pm for children who attend Loreto.  Mrs Pitchford has an exciting, hands on programme for the session where the children will be encouraged to develop their physical, social, aural and verbal skills.  There is an introductory price of £6.00 per hour, if you would like your child to stay for the afternoon Nursery then please contact the school.
Sustainability Awards Finalists
Loreto Convent School has been shortlisted for the Gibraltar Sustainability Awards Finals (Education section). For our efforts in gardening, bee keeping, walking to school and many more initiatives which the school's Sustainability Club has embarked on over the past academic year.
Computer Caricature
This week, our Foundation Stage 2 children used the school computers and software to develop their hand eye coordination.  After the computer stations were sanitized, the children learnt how to open the software and how to use a computer mouse to click, drop and drag.  The children then created a caricature of themselves by dropping hairstyles, eye colours and much more to create their image.
Some of the images the children created were good representations of themselves, a mirror image!
Loreto Sustainable School Committee (LSSC)
Members of the LSSC are looking forward to continuing the great work carried out by members of last year's group, working together to build a more sustainable and healthier school environment.  Teachers and pupils will be getting together over the next few weeks and will be encouraging new members to sign up to the LSSC.
We would like to thank all parents for supporting the school's new traffic policy.  Since this policy was implemented, we have noticed a dramatic reduction of vehicle movement around the school gates at the start and end of the day.  We are sure our pupils will reap the health benefits of cleaner air around the school.
Reading Challenge
Well done to all the children who participated in the years Summer Reading Challenge.  Our librarians presented the children with a certificate and they were able to choose a brand new book as their prize.
Year 1
Santiago Ventosa
Year 2
Emily Rich
Alvaro Ventosa
Hector Pink-Howitt
Year 3
Amabel Carruthers
Year 4
Cecilia Alarcon Bravo
Thomas Askew
Victor Chaudhary
Teresa Ramirez Alarcon
Nicolas Ventosa
Year 5N
Reuben Carruthers
Noah Jarvis
Ana Ramirez Alarcon
Year 6
Nico Alarcon Bravo
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