Term 2 | Week 9

Weekly News
A Work of Art!

Over the past term, a group of students from Lake Heights have spent weeks working with local artist, Anita Larkin, on a Wollongong City Council public art project. 

The mural has recently been unveiled in Winnima Way, Berkeley and the final product is gobsmacking! Stretching over 10m long and created by students across four local schools, the artwork represents many aspects of our local community. Lake Heights is proud to have played a part in creating the artwork, which is sure to remain an important feature of the community for years to come. A big thank you to Anita Larkin and all of the students who were involved.
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Public Speaking Finals

Last Wednesday, finalists from year 3-6 competed for one of four places in the regional finals for the Multicultural Perspectives Public Speaking Competition. The finalists all did a fantastic job of presenting their prepared speeches and even had a go of presenting an impromptu speech, which is a very nerve-wracking experience. 

Congratulations to Chloe Bruce (2/3), Vasindarran (4/5), Negovan Novakovic (5/6) and Liam O'Hare (5/6), who were selected to represent Lake Heights next week at Dapto Public School. Students will be travelling with Mrs Sernig next Wednesday. We wish them all the very best for the finals!
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K-3 Discovery Centre Excursion

Payment for the Discovery Centre Excursion is due to the office as soon as possible. The excursion is now just over a week away.

School Uniform

A reminder as the weather cools down that students must wear correct school uniform to school, including a blue jumper or jacket and blue pants. 

Mid Year Reports

Keep your eye out for Mid Year Reports. They will be sent home with students next Monday. 

Athletics Carnival

Our athletics carnival has been rescheduled to Thursday 23 June. Fingers crossed the weather is on our side! 
Upcoming Events
Merit Awards

Congratulations to all award recipients

Kaileigh Groves  (K) Lochlan Stennar (K) Mya Sturgess (K/1) Jimmy Hayward (K/1) Gisele Aramburu (2) Lorenzo Duncan (2) William Stojcevski (2/3) Amber Chase (2/3) Julie Charlesworth (4/5) Andre Gulevski (4/5) Kane Wilson-Jones (5/6) Oscar Campbell (5/6)
New Website: Feature Page
Have you had a chance to check out our new school website? We've had lots of positive feedback about the look and feel of the design and the easy-to-use navigation. Our new Events Calendar gives a month by month overview of upcoming events and makes it easier than ever to keep up to date with what's happening in the school. Hover over an event for brief information or click on the event for greater detail and related notes. Our new website is constantly evolving to meet the growing needs of our school. We'd love to hear your feedback or suggestions from how we can continue to improve.
Southern Stars Cake Stall
Please contact Miss Hunter if you can contribute to our election day cake stall, raising money for our students to perform at Southern Stars. Notes with more information will be sent home this week. 
Ready, Set, Go! Athletics Carnival - This Thursday

Wet weather got the better of us a few weeks ago, when we were forced to postpone our athletics carnival. It's back on and scheduled for this Thursday 23 June.

Students will travel by bus to John O'Dwyer oval at Croome Rd, Albion Park Rail, with events expected to get underway by the 9:45am. Most students have already paid for the carnival, but those who haven't are encouraged to do so as soon as possible. Please check with your child's teacher if you are unsure if you still need to pay. Students should come dressed in their house colours or regular school uniform, with lace-up shoes, suitable for running. We hope that you can make it to what is always a fun day. Check out the fun we've had in previous years!
NAIDOC Week Celebrations

This year, NAIDOC week falls in the holidays so will be celebrated on 30 June, the last Thursday of term

Students are invited to wear red, yellow and black to celebrate indigenous culture at our school. A range of activities have been planned for the day including a shared reading of the local story, Gang-Man-Gang by Aboriginal students, Asharnti Duncan and Ruby Lee, as well as an Aboriginal art competition where students will design and paint boomerangs. Our Aboriginal students and their families are invited to join us for a special morning tea, where a medallion will be presented to our local Aboriginal community for their role in assisting the movement of cattle in the region. They will also be called upon to select a winner for the art competition. Lake Heights is extremely proud of our Aboriginal students and we look forward to celebrating this important day.
WHS Taste Tester Day
Last Wednesday, our Year 5 students joined students from our Community of Schools to attend Warrawong High School for a taste tester of high school. The Lake Heights children were split into groups with students from Port, Cringila, Kemblawarra and Warrawong public schools. They participated in a variety of high school subjects including Art, History, Design and Technology, PE and Chemistry. Lake Heights were complimented on their excellent behaviour and really enjoyed what high school had to offer. A big thank you to all the parents who helped with transport and to Mr Sovrano for organising the day.
ABC3 Science Show Call Out

'Hack to the Future' is a new ABC3 show looking for new innovators aged 8-12 in the Illawarra. We know many of our students have a strong interest in Science and have some great ideas. For more information, please click here.  

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