Term 2 | Week 6

Weekly News
Hats off to you!

It was fantastic to see such a diverse range of hats on Wednesday for our National Simultaneous Storytime celebration. Students came to school dressed in hats of all shapes and sizes, from the Serbian Å¡ajkača to a police cap owned by a student's grandfather, beanies, sombreros, handmade creations and everything in between. We all tuned in as Mrs Denton read 'I Got This Hat' and shared stories of where our own hats came from. We look forward to celebrating National Simultaneous Storytime with another book next year. Click here for more photos.

KidsMatter Survey

A big thank you to all of the parents who have taken the time to complete the KidsMatter survey. Your responses will play a pivotal role in determining the future directions of our school. If you haven't completed the survey yet, it's not too late. You can complete it online or through the paper copy which was sent home last Monday. To access the survey, please click here. You will need to select our school name from the drop-down menu and '2016 Q2 : Apr-Jun', when asked for the reporting period. 

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Athletics Carnival

Our annual carnival will be held on the 6 June at Croome Road. Join us for what is set to be a great day!

Pie Orders

The P&C pie drive orders and money are due to the office by 16 June. 

Upcoming Excursion

Years K-3 are off to the Discovery Centre in week 10. A permission note will be sent home this week.
Upcoming Events
Merit Awards

Congratulations to all award recipients

Oliver Lee (K) Maliha Barrington (K) Arizona Merton-Burns (K/1) Benji Macaulay (K/1) Payton Lainez (2) Derice Kupenga (2) Keeghan Riddell (2/3) Samantha McKinnon (2/3) Grace Catalano (4/5) Madison Hayward (4/5) Mikayla Morales (5/6) Ebony Chase (5/6)
LHPS Community Hub

By Riley Da Costa

Last Monday, we went on a trip to The Rocks in Sydney. Everyone in 5/6 went and the whole of 4/5 (except Maddison and Hayley) went too. In the morning I woke up at 5:00am. My dad told me to go back to bed, so I woke up at 6:00 instead. Finally, my dad took me to school. Everyone was in the classroom watching music videos on Youtube. After everyone showed up we hopped on the bus. But, it wasn’t a normal gross and sooty bus, it was a high seat, air conditioned bus. It also had a TV, music and even a toilet! In about 2 hours, we were at the Rocks. In Sydney, we went to the Big Dig Centre. A man gave us a tour around the place. (I really loved the tour because they had a play and I was in it!) 

After that we went into the digging site in the room. We even were able to dig in it. We were only able to look and dig for stuff because it was a SAND PIT. In the ‘sand pit’ we had different teams to see who found and dug up the most objects. In my team was Pheonix, Monique, Levi, Christian, Lachlan and I. I found a tea cup, a spoon, a domino and a marble. After the Big Dig we had lunch at  First Fleet Park. It was an awesome place to have lunch because you could see all the boats in the harbour. After lunch Mr Finn and Miss Hunter took us on a walk to Burrangaroo. We walked past the Harbour and there was a huge cruise ship with a humongous slide. We got to see the Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

After that we went back to school. I really enjoyed the day! Visit our Facebook page for more photos of the day. 

We are very excited to announce the introduction of our new parents and community hub!  As renovations occur around the school, what was previously our school canteen shopfront, will become a space that parents and members of our school community can obtain missed notes, view our new website (once it goes live), browse more than a decade of past photos and read current and past online news and events. Whilst there is still work to be done on the space, a computer is currently available for use. 

The Community Hub is just another way for parents to stay connected to what is happening at Lake Heights and we hope that you pop in to have a look next time you are around the school. 

P&C Pie Drive

Get 'em while they're hot! The P&C will be running a pie drive this term and would love your support. The pies and baked goods will be provided by the renowned Warilla Bakery and are sure to be delicious.  This is one of the major fundraisers for the P&C and is always popular, particularly at this time of year. An order form was sent home last Monday and must be returned to the office with the money by 16 June. Extra order forms are available here or from the office. 

Lost Property
Keep Kids Safe: #parentscheckthecheck!
As the weather cools down, it is now more important than ever to ensure that all jumpers and jackets are clearly labelled with your child's name. We have a growing pile of lost property on the stage. If your child has lost items of clothing, please take the time to collect any items belonging to your family. Unclaimed property is generally donated or disposed of at the end of each term. 

Parents or carers who engage the services of a private tutor or coach have an important role to play in helping to keep their children safe.

From 1 April 2016, adults who provide private tuition or coaching services to children will need to obtain a new Working With Children Check. The Certificate for Self Employed People will no longer be valid after their expiry date and the certificate holders will need to apply for a new Working With Children Check.

They must then go online and verify the coach or tutor is not barred from working with children in NSW. Verifying that a tutor or coach can work with children is quick and easy – just follow the simple steps at www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/parentscheckthecheck

If you suspect that an adult is providing services to children without a Working With Children Check you can go online to make a confidential report or phone (02) 9286 7219. Help to keep kids safe by sharing #parentscheckthecheck with your family and friends through your own social media networks.  

Make Healthy Normal

Ask yourself these questions: Do you watch sport? Do you talk about sport? Do you ever play sport. If you answered yes, yes, no you're not alone. If this is normal, then normal leads to all kinds of trouble. More than half of all adults in NSW are now overweight or obese. Normal sits around our waistlines and can lead to heart disease, stroke, cancer and type 2 diabetes. Make Healthy Normal is NSW Health’s new social marketing campaign to motivate people to reassess their lifestyle choices and create a new, healthy normal. The campaign’s main message is that small steps can make a big difference and it aims to encourage new healthy behaviours. Be active every day Make water your drink and Sit less and move more. https://www.makehealthynormal.nsw.gov.au/ Yours in sport, Mr Finkernagel

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