Term 2 | Week 10

Weekly News
 
Farewell, Mr Fin! 

It's the end of an era for Lake Heights! This Friday marks Mr Finkernagel's last day at our school.

He came to Lake Heights in 2011 at a time when our sports and fitness programs were in need of some serious reinvigoration. He embraced the challenge, dedicated hours of hard work to creating and organising resources and has created a lasting legacy at Lake Heights. He has built a culture of sporting excellence at our school, led the way with the introduction of one-to-one laptops in senior classes and he has played an integral part in making Lake Heights what it is today. Mr FIn's good humour, his kindness towards others and willingness to go above and beyond the call of duty, are just some of the qualities that make him such a good teacher. He will be missed, not only by his students, but by the entire staff and school community. We wish him all the very best in his new position and hope that he holds on to the Lake Heights' spirit, and strives for excellence in all that he does.
 
Catching a fish on the annual school picnic was just one of the many memorable experiences students enjoyed with Mr Fin. View the moment on our website.
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Warrawong High NAIDOC Week

Last Wednesday, Indigenous students from Lake Heights travelled to Warrawong High School to participate in their NAIDOC Week celebrations. 

Students were involved in a whole-school assembly and a Welcome to Country, along with traditional dancing and face painting. Our students were also lucky enough to have the opportunity to place their handprint on an Aboriginal mural, created by Warrawong High School students and their teachers. Our students really enjoyed the experience and are now even more excited about our own NAIDOC celebrations, this Thursday. Don't forget to wear red, yellow or black to celebrate Aboriginal culture in our school. Families of our Indigenous students are also welcome to join us for morning tea, as we judge the winners of the boomerang design competition.
Important

Pie Drive

Pies will be delivered this Tuesday and must be collected from the Computer Lab by 2:30pm. No pies can be held at school as there is no longer a fridge to store them in. 

NAIDOC Day

Wear red, black and yellow to help our school celebrate NAIDOC Day this Thursday. 

K-3 Discovery Centre Excursion

Our excursion is only a few days away! A note will be sent home today with final details and reminder of what to bring. Keep your eyes out for it.

Lost Property

Now is the time to claim any lost property your child may have misplaced over the term. Any remaining items will be donated to charity or discarded at the end of the term. 

Uniform Orders

Uniform order forms will be sent home this week and must be returned to the office by Thursday 30 June. Additional order forms are available here. 
Upcoming Events
Merit Awards

Congratulations to all award recipients

Serkan Sayabak  (K) Ella Jones (K) Kiara-Jade Tarrant (K/1) Hayden Ogretir (K/1) Lowanna Carr-Johnson (2) Derice Kupenga (2) Chloe Bruce (2/3) Myles Munro (2/3) Dekylia Williams (4/5) Ti-Amour Kupenga (4/5) Sophie Le (5/6) Kane Wilson-Jones (5/6)

Lakeview Snack Shack

A reminder that our pop-up restaurant, run by our cooking group, will open its doors for invited guests TOMORROW at 1:45pm
Athletics Carnival Results
The sun was shining for our annual school Athletics Carnival, held last Thursday at Croome Rd. Students showed skill, determination and sportsmanship as they competed for the top positions. Well done to all of our athletes. The results for the day are as follows:
Our infants students also had a fantastic day with lots of laughs. For some of our students, it was their very first school excursion. The K-2 students started their day with running races and had lots of laughs participating in relays and novelty events such as sack races and egg and spoon races.
Multicultural Perspectives Local Final
Last Wednesday, four students from years 3-6, travelled to Dapto Public School for the Local Finals of the Multicultural Perspectives Speaking Competition. Our junior finalists representing Lake Heights were Chloe Bruce (Y3) and Vasindarran Murali (Y4) and our seniors were represented by Negovan Novakovic (Y5) and Liam O'Hare (Y6). Students were up against some outstanding speakers from seven local schools, but kept their calm and spoke confidently. All students did a fantastic job under pressure, particularly in the impromptu speech section, where students have only 5 minutes to prepare a speech! It was a proud day for Negovan Novakovic who, in his third year of representing Lake Heights, received a Highly Commended award, the second highest award given by the adjudicator. Congratulations to all of our finalists. You did yourselves and Lake Heights proud!
Website Feature Page: Southern Stars Ignite!
One of the newest pages on our website is the Southern Stars Ignite page. This page has all the critical information that you need to know about Southern Stars, including a 2016 promo video and a link to the Ticketek page where families can purchase the best of the remaining seats for the Friday and Saturday shows. 28 of our students will form a part of the massed choir and have been working tirelessly to perfect their routine. You can get a glimpse of their performance at a recent school assembly here.  Tickets to Southern Stars are selling fast! Don't miss out on this amazing production! Click here for more info
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 were sent home last week. 
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