Term 4 | Week 1

Weekly News
 
Uni4Certain Celebration Day

Sophie Le and Mikaylah Wilton-Rhodes

In the last week of Term 3, two of our Year 6 students represented Lake Heights at the Uni4Certain program. The program, which is now in its fifth year, targets students with the potential to go on to further tertiary studies. Sophie Le and Makaylah Wilton-Rhodes visited Cringila Public School, along with other targeted students from the area, to celebrate their involvement in the program. During the celebration, the girls presented sustainable houses they built as a part of a workshop at the uni, along with a fictional book and movie that they made, based on a little girl who loses her animals and goes on a quest to reunite them. The girls found the experience highly valuable. Makaylah said,
"It was really fun. I enjoyed it a lot. I feel like I want to go to uni now and that's a goal I want to work towards."
It was fantastic to see both of the girls embrace the opportunity so willingly and we hope to see them continue on the path to success as they move to high school next year. 
Front office service next Monday

The Department of Education is in the process of rolling out major reforms to school office administration systems. Principals and administration staff have been involved in an intensive training program since the start of Term 3.

Next Monday, the Department will begin the process of changing our office computer software over to completely new systems. Mrs Cherrie will be looking after front office service from a small table in the office foyer while the main office works through the processes involved with the change over. This may take more than a day, depending on the progress of installation and set-up success.
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Important

Year 5/6 Assembly - Next Monday

Next week's assembly item will be presented by Year 5/6. Join us at 1:50pm in the library for the last assembly item many of these students will present at primary school. It is sure to be a good one. The performance will be streamed live to Facebook for anyone who isn't able to make it. 

Parent-Teacher Conversation Feedback

Thank you to all of those who gave feedback on Parent-Teacher Conversations. The findings were very positive, with 100% of respondents reporting that they found the opportunity 'Very Beneficial' and were 'Very Likely' to attend another meeting in the future. 

Grandparents Day - Next Tuesday

Grandparents, please join us from 11:30am for Morning Tea, followed by a visit to your grandchild's class and lunch.
Upcoming Events
Merit Awards

Congratulations to all award recipients

Serkan Sayabak (K)   Raymond Morgan-Johnson (K) Mya Sturgess (K/1) Arizona Merton-Burns (K/1) Lorenzo Duncan (2) Hayley Stojcevski (2) Amber Chase (2/3) Peyton Jujhara (2/3) Jessica Jayaswal (4/5) Blayke Wilton-Cook (4/5)  Makaylah Wilton-Rhodes (5/6)  Sophie Le (5/6)
Calling all 2017 Kindergarten students! Join us for:
When : Tue 25 Oct, Tue 1 Nov and Tue 8 Nov Time   : 9:15am - 11:00am
Parents' Information Session Parents, join us for an information session on Tuesday 25 October, from 9:15am, whilst your child is visiting their new classrooms. Along with information about nutrition, uniforms and class essentials, you'll have the opportunity to:

- Meet our staff and visit our 2017 classes and classrooms

- Discover how we learn at Lake Heights with hands-on information sessions about:
  • Best Start

  • Home reading

  • Maths 'n Movement

  • Technology use

- Stay informed, Stay involved

  • Connect with your child's class via the Class Dojo app

  • Receive our weekly eNews from today

  • Join our Facebook community

Ahead this term...
Term 4 is always a busy term and it's helpful to stay on top of what's happening by pencilling in some dates. Here are some of the things we have to look forward to over the next 10 weeks. 

Swim School - Week 8-10 A learn to swim program for Years 1 - 6 

End of Year Reports - 5 Dec

Presentation Day - 7 Dec

Year 6 Farewell - 8 Dec

Yr6 Jamberoo Action Park 

Annual School Picnic - 14 Dec

Cake Stall - A big success
Our P&C ran another successful fundraiser at the end of Term 3. Thank you to everyone who supported our cake stall by donating and purchasing cakes. There were so many delectable treats on offer and it made for a very successful day! Many thanks for your support. 
Walk-a-thon Character Dress Up
Our annual walk-a-thon challenge day will be held on 11 November, 2016. Students are encouraged to raise money in the lead up the event using the sponsorship form available, and come dressed as their favourite character or super hero. The P&C will also be putting on a sausage sizzle after the event. Please help us to make our biggest fundraiser of the year, a fantastic event!
Don't Forget Banking Day is Wednesday
Just a reminder that our school banking day is Wednesday. Bank books should be taken to the office before school on a Wednesday morning. 
Mr Heddles' Big Announcement
This morning, Mr Heddles unveiled a new part of our Dojo reward scheme. Students will now be able to redeem points earned in class for a token to use on our Dojo Factory claw machine. Students were all very excited about the new addition and have been working hard towards earning points already! Money can also be entered into the machine after school. Pop into The Hub to check it out.
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