Term 2 | Week 3

Weekly News
 
Mother's Day Stall
We hope all of the mums in our Lake Heights community had a special Mother's Day on Sunday. It is always a special time preparing gifts and cards for Mother's Day in the classroom and hearing students talk about what makes their mum so special. We'd like to extend a big thank you to all those who supported our Mother's Day Stall last Friday. Our P&C, once again, did an excellent job and managed to raise $217.05. Thank you so much to the incredibly generous mums, Belinda Chase, Julie Churcher, Lisa Ramsay, who gave up much of their precious time to organise and run the stall.
Our Year 2 shoppers, loved finding the perfect gift for their mums.
Chromebooks in the Classroom

A one-to-one laptop program

The Chromebook is a new, faster computer. It starts in seconds, is easy to use and keeps going with a long battery life. Chromebooks are automatically kept up to date and there is no set up needed. Students just log in with their school account and password.

Senior classes have been using Chromebooks on a one to one basis since part way into last term. The school has plans to extend its one-to-one Chromebook / laptop program to younger grade levels. There is also consideration being given to making Chromebooks available for purchase so that students can use them at home as well as school. They retail for under $300. 

Tonight at 7.30PM, Mr Finkernagel will be leading an information session for parents in the 5/6 classroom. Chromebooks will be the main topic for discussion at what will also be our first night time P&C meeting  The meeting will go for one hour and include brief reports from the President, Treasurer and Principal.  A light supper will be provided as well as hands-on experience with Chromebooks. The meeting will be of interest to parents of children in all classes. Hope you can come along!
Important

NAPLAN

Over the next three days, students in Year 3, 5, 7 and 9, from all across the country will participate in NAPLAN tests. Whilst we endeavour to prepare students for the test without worrying them, this is a time that some students find stressful. For tips on how to support your child, click here.  Tue: Language Conventions & Writing Wed: Reading Thu: Numeracy

Book Club

A friendly reminder that all Book Club orders are due to the office by Wednesday 11 May. Click here to view the current catalogue online.

Banking

Our school participates in the student banking program through the Commonwealth Bank. Student bank books can be brought to the office every Wednesday morning before school.
Upcoming Events
Merit Awards

Congratulations to all award recipients

Jairone Agostini (K) James Davenport (K) Charli Anketell (K/1) Nicholas Malafu (K/1) Sharni Geekie (2) Charlise Hall (2) Rachael Farthing (2/3) Aidan Ivaneza (2/3) Carla Walsh-Mostyn (4/5) Lachlan Farthing (4/5) Blake Andreini (5/6) Zane Mason (5/6)
Footy Colours Day

Students are encouraged to wear their favourite sporting team’s jersey or colours  THIS FRIDAY and bring a gold coin to support the Fight Cancer Foundation. The SRC will be painting faces in favourite team’s sporting colours for $1.00 and will have coloured hair spray for 50c in the morning in sporting colours.

Order forms for the sausage sizzle went home last Monday and should be returned to the office by Thursday 12 May. Sausage sandwiches and cans of drinks are $2 each. 

The SRC will also be running a dragon tag tournament at school this term. Interested students in Years 2 - 6, boys and girls, have nominated teams of five and will be playing every Friday during lunch time. The tournament will kick off on Football Colours Day to celebrate! 

 
Callum, Levi, Aidan, Gordon, and Hudson are excited for the start of the tournament next week! 
Year 5 Opportunity Class 2017

The application process for Year 5 opportunity class placement in 2017 is about to begin.

Important dates are as follows:

Tuesday 26 April 2016: Online applications open

Friday 13 May 2016: Online applications close

Wednesday 27 July 2016: Placement Test

Parents will be able to access the online application at www.schools.nsw.edu.au/ocplacement

A separate information note was sent home with Year 4 students at the end of last term. 
Warrawong High School Gala Day
Last Tuesday, Year 4 students were lucky enough to be invited to Warrawong High School for a sports gala day. Year 4s from all around our community were also invited, and there was over a hundred students there. The day was spent playing range of sports that were led by Warrawong High School students. Our Year 4s were split into different groups and got to make new friends from outside of our school. Two of our students received an award for 'Best and Fairest' for the sportsmanship during the day. The aim of the gala day was to make high school a little less scary for students when the time comes for them to move on from Lake Heights. We had a great day and were so proud of the way our students conducted themselves throughout the event. Click here to see more photos from the day. 
Phoenix and Jaykob were named 'Best and Fairest' on the day. Congratulations, boys!
District Cross Country Results

What a great day for District Cross Country! Lake Heights took an excellent group of runners to the carnival and ended up coming 5th in the points tally. A big congratulations to all of our students on their level of effort, especially to Oscar, Phoenix, Keeghan and Mateja, who qualified for Regionals!

FOR SALE - COLOUR LASER PRINTER

Brother Colour Laser Printer $250

Copy of original purchase docket provided

Multi function, fax, scan, copy

PC, Mac and mobile device compatible

Prints over WiFi or direct connection

Touch screen controls

500 sheet paper feed

Double sided print option as well as various paper sizes and envelopes

Purchased October 2015 and used just 2 months as a fax machine, now no longer required due to new office systems

Includes a full set of installed cartridges, all instruction manuals and installation CD

Visit the school office to view and test or phone 4274 1740 for further information.
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