Cross Country program | Term 1 Week 6

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Cross Country
Friday 10 March 9:30am- 12pm

Lake Heights Public School holds a cross country run each year. For students under 8, an obstacle course is set up at the school. This event starts at 10:00am.

For students who will turn 8 this year or older, their event is held at Barina Park, starting at 9:30am. Students and teachers walk to the park and back to school afterwards.

Distances are 2km for 8 to 10 year olds and 3km for 11-13s. A permission slip for walking to and from the venue with teachers is included below. There is no cost. Please complete and return the attached permission note to class teachers by 10 March.

Students are encouraged to wear their sporting house colours in support of their team.

Parents and friends are welcome at both events.

Cross Country 2017
Get your groove on!

For the past four weeks our school has been lucky enough to have Groove Nation Dance School come and teach our students a dance.

Next Monday, March 6, parents are invited to come and watch as each of the classes present their dance to the school. We urge all parents to attend. The students have worked hard to learn the dances and this will be the final product of five weeks of dance classes. It is sure to be an exciting afternoon and we look forward to seeing many smiling faces.


Shop closed.  Service will resume on Monday 6 March.
Upcoming Events
Merit Awards

Congratulations to all award recipients

Derice Kupenga Samantha Wilcox Sindel Sturgess Andre Gulevski Samanatha  McKinnon Ebony Chase Aleighia Williams Benji Macaulay Mia Gatrell Lachlan Trevascus Charlie Whittaker Jacob Calleja
Student record updates and absentee books will be sent home today. It is important that these are completed and returned to the office ASAP so that the school has all current information.
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Hatching chicks in Kindergarten

The Hatching Chicks program is visiting kindergarten from the start of next week. The program is an enthralling experience. It brings a piece of the country to the city and makes the wonder of mother nature accessible to every student.

The chicks arrive at the egg stage of development. The children are able to watch eggs hatch in a specially designed incubator, and then observe the hatched chicks at play in a large, clear-sided brooding pen.

At the end of the program any family that would like a chicken to keep is welcome to adopt a pair or more for a small charge. Chickens must go home in pairs or more as they are flock birds. Please see Mrs Brisbane if you are interested in having two or more of the newly hatched chickens when the program concludes on Friday 17 March. Anyone is welcome to call by Kindergarten during the fortnight  to view the chick’s progress.
Warrawong High School Open Day

Warrawong High School is having their Open Day this Wednesday 1 March at 3:45pm.

Feel free to take this opportunity to learn more about the school and see the fantastic opportunities available to your children in the future. Please be aware that there is only one starting time this year. We ask that all children and parents who wish to attend arrive at 3:45pm.
Regional Swimming Carnival

Congratulations to Riley Da Costa, Ryan Churcher and Adam Churcher!

Congratulations to the above students who competed well in the District swimming carnival and are now eligible to swim in the Regional swimming carnival on 8 March. We wish them all the best.
Class Information Pages

This year, all class information can be accessed on our school website.

In the past, teachers have sent home a class information note which details all relevant information for their class. From now on, all information can be found on the website. Teachers will update their class page information throughout the year. By this Friday, teachers will have finalised their class page and it will be ready for you to view. To access your child's class page: *Head to the Lake Heights Public School website. *Click on the 'Start Learning' tab at the top of the page. *Click on your child's class to access their information. We encourage all parents to access their child's class page so they can remain up-to-date with their child's learning. Links to each class can also be found at the foot of any page.
Colour Run Fun

There's sure to be lots of fun!

Our colour fun run day starts with an early sausage sizzle lunch at 12:00pm.

At 1:00pm, after lunch has settled, our colour crazy run begins.

Wear a white or mostly white t-shirt and finish the run looking COLOURIFIC.

Colour will be applied by smiling faces around the course. The more laps that students run, the more colourful they'll become.

The coloured powder we'll be using is made from corn-starch and natural food dyes. It will wash out of clothes, however we suggest that students leave their designer gear at home! Only wear what's ok to get colourful.

Our colour fun run is a major fundraising event. The more money we raise, the more we can provide for students.

Sponsorship forms will be sent home with students from 20 February and are available from The Hub.

Online sponsorship will also be available from this page very soon. Check back after Monday. It's the easiest way to involve others, no matter where they live. It can really boost the funds you raise and the prize you earn.

Safe 4 Kids- Protective Behaviour tip of the week!
As a follow-up to our Safe 4 Kids sessions, the school will be highlighting important protective behaviours in upcoming newsletters. This week we are highlighting the power of story books as potential protective education lessons. A story book can act as a conversation stimulus and can also promote discussion with children about safety, feelings, relationships and problem solving, in a safe, controlled environment. Below are a few books that are considered some of the best in teaching protective education. Each of these is available to order online. For a more complete list follow the link to the Safe 4 Kids website.
Everyone's got a bottom This book teaches children about their private body parts and the whole way through the book is the saying "from my head to my toes, I say what goes" which is such an empowering message for children.
2. No Means No 'No Means No!' is about an empowered little girl who has a very strong and clear voice in all issues, especially those relating to her body and personal boundaries.
3. No Secrets Between Us Sammie learns that telling a trusted adult is the right thing to do when she needs help.
Zone Soccer Trials 
When: Monday 6 March 2017 What: Zone Boys and Girls soccer trials Where: Dapto Who: Year 6 boys and girls

Zone soccer trials are taking place Monday 6 March.

This year, both boys and girls in Year 6 are eligible to represent the South Wollongong Zone PSSA by trialling at the South Coast regional trials. Only a few students will be chosen for this opportunity and all students must play club soccer on the weekends. Eligible students will receive a note home today. If anyone has any questions, please see Mrs Nicastri.
PSSA Cricket and Netball this Friday
The first PSSA cricket and netball gala day is this Friday. All students are reminded to bring recess, lunch and plenty of water as they will be away from school between 9:30am and 2pm. Further information can be found on the school website by following this link.
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