Countdown to rides day, RUOK Day, Science: Term 3| Week 9

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Are you ready to party? Wednesday 20 September is set to be a day of fun and excitement.

Preparations for our Rides and Fun Day are well under way. Mark this date in your calendar and come along and join the students in a fun filled afternoon of rides and other activities including:
  • Footy Toss competition - $1 a toss or 3 for $2
  • Guess the number of balloons in the car with a $50 voucher for the winning guess  - $2 per guess
  • Guess the number of the lollies in the jar - $1 per guess - closest guess wins the jar of lollies
  • Free face painting and hair spray
  • Lucky dips  $1
  • Cake stall, BBQ, Fairy Floss, Coffee Van and Op shop stall
A reminder that the day begins at 12 and ends at 4. $25 pre-ordered wristbands give 4 hours of unlimited rides ($30 on the day). Pre-orders are available using the order forms sent home with students. Forms are also available at the Hub or download and print one here. The P&C will also be holding a sausage sizzle lunch for students on the day. Order forms are now available and can be accessed here. Please note no lunch orders will be available on this day. We can't wait to see you there!
R U OK? Day

The aim of R U OK? Day is to encourage people to connect with the people around them.

One of the values of Lake Heights Public School is CARE and we can show that we care for one another by being a great friend, a good listener, comforting our friends when they are upset and by having meaningful conversations with each other. This Thursday, 14 September is RUOK? Day. The SRC will be selling wristbands for $1 before school under the COLA . Children are encouraged to wear yellow on this day and will be participating in classroom activities designed to reinforce the principles of RUOK? Day.
Shop Closed: 18/9 Reopens: 16/10 (Term 4- week 2)
Lunch orders will be unavailable during week 10 of this term and week 1 of Term 4 due to the shop being closed. Lunch orders will resume on the 16/10 (week 2 of Term 4).
Upcoming Events
Merit Awards
Congratulations to the following students:

Raymond Morgan-Johnson Zachariah Esteves Mateja Miovic Samantha McKinnon Amber Chase Charlise Hall Logan Barrington Destin Tausala Ezzakai Morgan-Johnson Meilat Negusse Levi Calleja Grace Catalano

Next Newsletter: Monday 18 September
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Groove Nation Performance

This Wednesday is our final group activity for this term.

The K-2 students who have been participating in a dance, under the guidance of the Groove Nation teachers, will be performing at 2:20pm under the COLA. This is an opportunity for the students to showcase some of the moves and dances they have learnt this term. Parents and friends are encouraged to come along and enjoy the performance.
Groove Nation will be running a 5-week program introducing students to a basic proficiency in a number of routines, along with building on a performance dance each week. This program covers the mandatory dance requirements of the Australian Curriculum.The program will be starting in week 2 of Term 4 at a cost of $14 per student. There are only 40 places available, so if you would like your child to participate in this program, payment needs to be made to the office before Friday 22 September.
Parent Input

As we look towards the next 3 year plan for our school, we are inviting parents to participate in a short survey to help guide our future planning.

As part of our planning we are looking at what areas we are already successful in and how we can build on our school strengths.

Questions for Parents

1.What is already successful about our school?

2. What do you wish for our school and our students in the future?

We ask that you follow this link to complete these two short answer responses. These will help us determine our future planning. We always value parent input at Lake Heights Public School.
PSSA Gala day
There will be another PSSA Gala Day for Dragon Tag and Soccer this Friday 15 September. Thanks to those parents that assisted with transportation for the last PSSA Gala Day. Private transportation will be required again this time.
In science, Kindergarten have been investigating how things move. We are discovering what helps an object to roll.
K/1 have been designing new spaces for our classroom. We will trial some of these spaces next week.
Year 1/2 have been learning about which objects sink or float as a science experiment. They had to predict what might happen then observe and write a summary of what they saw.
2/3 have been researching the water cycle before they conduct experiments.
4/5 have been learning about how light is reflected at different angles.
Year 6 had the opportunity to trial an online Science and Technology test called VALID. The Validation of Assessment for Learning and Individual Development (VALID) program provides online end-of-stage assessments for the science key learning area. It was great to have the opportunity to trial it.
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