Excited for a great year of learning | Term 1 Week 3

Weekly News
 
We are excited!!

Our students are excited for a great year of learning. Here's what they had to say:

Welcome Kindergarten!

Our Kindergarten students have had a great start at Lake Heights and are now settled into their classes and are ready for their first full week of school.

Last week Kindergarten students completed their Best Start testing and then spent the rest of the week in Mrs Brisbane's class. This week the majority of students will remain in the Kindergarten class while 7 Kindergarten students have now moved into the K/1 class with Mrs Denton and Mrs Ellsmore. All Kindergarten students will be bringing their Best Start reports home in an envelope this week. Parents are welcome to phone the school on 4274 1740 to arrange a time to speak to teachers. If it's a brief question, by all means catch us after class on most afternoons from 2.35pm.
Important

School Banking

School banking will begin Wednesday 15 February
Lunch Orders

Lunches can be ordered from the shop beside our school every Monday, Wednesday and Friday this year.

Order slips are available from The Hub and in classes.

Simply write your child’s name on the order, make your selections and pop it into a ziplock bag or envelope with the correct payment.

Students drop their order into a class lunch basket located in each classroom.

The shop will be closed from Friday 10 February for 3 weeks while the owners take their annual 3 week holiday in Vietnam. Service will resume on Monday 6 March.
Upcoming Events
Merit Awards

Congratulations to all award recipients

Brodie Papagallo April Nichols Brianna Warren Bronte Richards Destin Tausala Brayden Ray-Risson Leighanna Jack Isabelle Nicholls Phoenix Duncan Ahmed Altinawi Hassan Altinawi
Johanna Wallace
Parent Information evening
Lake Heights Public School is holding a parent information session to assist parents to understand and teach their children protective education concepts. The information session will be run on Monday 13 February from 6:30 - 8:30pm by Holly-ann Martin, the managing director of the safe4kids program. A movie will be shown for children in the year 6 room for any parents who would both like to attend and need to bring children. This is a program that Lake Heights will also be covering with students and each of the classes will have had lessons with Holly during the day. We strongly urge parents to attend this session as it will be an ideal follow up for what is a very important yet sometimes tricky to handle subject. We hope to see everyone there!
Congratulations to our 2017 Sports Leaders
Make a splash at the swimming carnival!

Lake Heights school swimming carnival 2017

We are very excited to watch our swimmers make a splash this Thursday 9 February.

This year the carnival is for competitors only. Students who are turning 8 or older in 2017 are eligible to attend, providing they are able to swim at least 50 metres. Students who are not competing in the carnival will continue with their regular day at school. Please remember that a signed permission note and money must be paid to the office prior to Thursday for anyone wanting to attend. Parents are most welcome to stay for the carnival. Any additional details can be found on the permission note by following the link below. Pleas note that private transport is required. School swimming carnival 2017
School Leader Induction

Sporting House leaders and Student Representative Council members will be inducted at a special School Leaders' Assembly on Wednesday 15 February. Parents and friends are welcome to take part by pinning the badge on their child and having a photo taken. The induction will take place at 9:15am in the Library.

Growth mindset

As a school we are invested in helping our students to develop a growth mindset. 

Our teachers have recently been learning about the concept of developing growth mindsets in children. In a nutshell, children who understand that the brain continues to get smarter have a growth mindset because they focus on improvement and understand that effort is the way to build their abilities. They therefore accept that some failure is a natural part of the learning process. Meanwhile, children who have a fixed mindset believe that our intelligence is fixed and there's not a lot we can do about it. Children with a fixed mindset tend to struggle with new challenges. At Lake Heights Public School, we are trying to build growth mindsets in our children by praising their persistence, effort and focus. We are also modelling that we learn from our mistakes. As parents, we encourage you to try to use some of the statements below with your children this week. For more information on parenting to develop a growth mindset, click on the link below: Growth mindsets
P&C Annual General Meeting

Join us for our first P&C meeting for 2017.

The Annual General Meeting will take place on Tuesday 14 February 2017 between 9.15am and 10.15am and will include reports on our progress and achievements from the previous year. All positions will be declared vacant and an election for President, Secretary and Treasurer will be held.

Morning tea available. All welcome. Hope you can join us.

Lake Heights Public School is grooving!

Lake Heights Public School was lucky enough to receive a grant to have the dance group, Groove Nation, come and run dance workshops at our school.

The workshops will take place over the next five Monday mornings with each class participating. Students loved their first session and there were smiles all around as everyone got into the groove.
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