Term 4 | Week 3

Weekly News
Day for Daniel 

Wear red this Friday!

This Friday 28 October, students are asked to wear red to raise awareness for child safety, for  the Day for Daniel, National Day of Action. Our SRC will be helping to promote the event with a range of free of charge activities. In class, students will be learning about personal and cyber safety through lessons which aim to empower them to recognise, react and report unsafe situations. More information, including a CyberSafety guide for parents, is available from the Daniel Morcombe Foundation website, should you wish to have some follow-up conversations with your child or access free resources. There is no charge for the event, however, if you'd like to support this very worthwhile cause, donations are kindly accepted here.
Kindergarten Orientation
Just a reminder that Orientation days are being held over the next 3 Tuesdays all starting at 9.15. There'll be lots of information for parents to take away on the first Tuesday,  tomorrow.  Enter via The Hub and drop your child off at the Kindergarten room. Then come to the Library where there'll be a number of interactive displays for parents to engage with prior to a 50 minute Information session. We have 30 students enrolled for 2017. Meet the teachers who'll be teaching Kindergarten next year and find out how classes will be formed. Take away lots of valuable ideas and an informative collection of reading material.

Kindergarten Orientation

Every Tuesday at 9:15am for the next three weeks.

Year 4/5 Assembly

Next Monday's assembly item will be presented by 4/5. Don't miss it!

Year 6 Farewell

For anyone who missed the announcement, the farewell will now be held on Thurs 8 Dec at the Illawarra Yacht Club.
Upcoming Events
Merit Awards

Congratulations to all award recipients

Yousef Al Salamat (K) Brianna Warren (K)  Maria Costa (K/1) Hakim Al Salamat (K/1) Miri Carr-Johnson (2) Justin Wilton-Cook (2) Christina Krauth (2/3) Myles Munro (2/3) Xavier Anketell (4/5) Darnell Te Ahuru (4/5) Mikayla Morales (5/6) Ruby Lee (5/6)
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Swim School

Arrangements have been made to include a learn to swim program in our school curriculum for Years 1 to 6. The Department of Education School Swimming Scheme is an intensive learn to swim program, which develops water confidence and provides students with basic skills in water safety and survival. Lessons will be conducted over ten days starting on Monday 28 November. Each daily lesson is 45 minutes.

The cost is just $50 for the 10 days. Full details and an application form are available here. A paper copy of the application is also being sent home with students today. Additional copies are available at The Hub. There is a limit of 50 places allocated on a 'first in' basis.
Grandparent's Day - A grand day indeed!

Last Tuesday marked our first ever Grandparent's Day at Lake Heights and we were absolutely gobsmacked at the number of parents, grandparents and great grandparents who turned out to celebrate this special day.

Classrooms were buzzing with excitement as students prepared for their special visitors and spent quality time, talking and sharing aspects of their learning with their grandparents. Each class prepared activities for students to show their grandparents, many of which included games, reading, interviewing grandparents and showing off our technology skills. Some grandparents and students even had the opportunity to capture the moment in our pop-up photobooth. There was certainly lots of laughter as families dressed up and squished in for a few snapshots.
The feedback from grandparents was extremely positive, with many of them simply enjoying the opportunity to share morning tea, take a tour of the school and meet other grandparents. We're so thankful to everyone who helped to make the day possible including the students and teachers; the P&C, who organised catering for the day; Berkeley Cakes and Pies and Queen St Bakery, who donated cakes for morning tea; and of course, all of the parents and grandparents who took time out of their day to join us. Students loved the experience and hopefully, this is the beginning of a new tradition at Lake Heights.
Walk-a-thon Sausage Sizzle

The P&C will be holding a sausage sizzle on the day of the walk-a-thon. It will be the perfect end to an intense hour or more of exercise.

Order forms will be sent home with students. Extra forms will be available from The Hub or can be printed here. Sausage sandwiches will be sold for $2.50 each and drinks can be purchased for $1.50. Orders should be returned to the office by Tuesday 8 November.

P&C will not be able to cater for late orders. Students who miss the closing date will need to bring lunch from home as there will be no shop service that day.

What's On?
Selective high schools cater for highly achieving academically gifted students who may otherwise be without classmates at their own academic and social level. These schools help gifted and talented students to learn  by grouping them with other gifted and talented students, teaching them in specialised ways and providing educational materials at the appropriate level. Detailed instructions on how to apply online are available here.

The application website opened on 11 October 2016 and closes on 14 November 2016.  No late applications will be accepted.

Please telephone Mr Heddles on 4274 1740  if you have any questions about your options or the process.
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