Term 1 | Week 11

Weekly News
 
New Assistant Principal
Congratulations to our very own Mrs Whyte, who was successful in her application for the Assistant Principal position at Lake Heights. Mrs Whyte has officially been appointed as the replacement for Mrs Annesley who retired during 2015. We know that she will continue her outstanding work in the role. 
News from the P&C

At the Annual General Meeting of P&C held on 21 March, a new executive was elected. Congratulations and thank you to all those who have taken on a position. President                         Lisa Ramsay

Secretary                        Julie Churcher

Treasurer                        Belinda Chase

Vice-President                Tracy Beohm The next P&C meeting will be a night meeting held on Monday 9 May, 7.00 - 8.00pm. Items on the agenda for discussion include:
  1. A hands-on introduction to our new Chromebooks and discussion about the possibility of making these devices available for purchase so that students can take them home each night. 
  2. Discussion surrounding our school website and how it could be improved.
Everyone is welcome at our P&C meetings so please come along and join in the discussion. We hope to see you there. 
Important

Stewart House Bags

Stewart House bags will be sent home today and are due back on the first day back of school. Bags can be filled with clean preloved clothing in any condition.
Upcoming Events
Merit Awards

Congratulations to all award recipients

Julian Aramburu (K) Kaileigh Groves (K) Mya Sturgess (K/1) Armani Fuka (K/1) Miri Carr-Johnson (2) Tyrone Duncan (2) Charlotte Richards (2/3) Rachael Farthing (2/3) Darnell Te Ahuru (4/5) Alexis Campbell(4/5) Mikayla Morales (5/6) Sindel Sturgess (5/6)
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Recap from the Easter Hat Parade
With dazzling student-made Easter hats, a hearty sprinkle of glitter and plenty of chocolate Easter eggs, it is no wonder that our students look forward to the Easter Hat Parade each year. This year was no exception and the day was a lot of fun for both students and the many parents who turned out to watch. Click here to see more photos of our day. 
 
Thank you everyone who made this day possible including Ms Stehr and Mrs Ellsmore, who hosted the parade and all of the parent helpers who volunteered their time to help make Easter hats, donated Easter eggs and sold raffle tickets. 
A special thank you to Belinda Chase who coordinated the Easter raffle which raised $460. Our winners were certainly happy with their spoils and we are all very grateful for your tireless efforts. 
Taking Five with 5/6 using their new Chrome Books
It is no secret that both students and staff at Lake Heights love using technology and this year, we've taken another step towards the seamless integration of technology in our classrooms using the exciting, new Chromebook devices. See what our students think of the new technology. 
We've recently purchased 30 new Chromebooks for use in primary classrooms. This means that students in Year 5/6 are now working with 1:1 devices which has been an exciting leap forward for our school. Click the video below to learn more about Chromebooks. 
 
Click to learn more about Chromebooks
To see our Chromebooks in action, come along to our next P&C meeting where we'll be discussing the future of technology at Lake Heights. 
Parent Teacher Conversations
It has been fantastic to see so many parents taking the time to have a chat to their child's teacher over the past few weeks. The feedback has been very positive so far and it is likely that this will be a more regular feature on the Lake Heights calendar. Many thanks to all of the parents and family members who participated. 
News from the Garden 
The students of the Lake Heights Public School’s garden group have had quite a bit of work to do in order to bring their vegetable garden back to normal after the summer holiday break. Lots of digging and weeding was needed before any planting was done.  An abundance of baby eggplants were harvested and cooked into a delicious Baba Ganoush dip. The students decided to plant some vegetables they hadn’t eaten or planted previously, so a variety of vegetables were chosen and then planted. They included brussel sprouts, Asian lettuce, sweet potato and purple carrots, as well as the winter favourites such as broccoli, snow peas, beetroot and onions. We look forward to harvesting these vegetables and creating some delectable recipes in the school’s kitchen.
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