Wacki film screening, Movement skills, This week in music: Term 4 | Week 5

Weekly News
It's a wrap!

Year 5/6 has completed filming for the Warrawong and Community Kids Images film festival, otherwise known as WACKI. Their short movie was designed, filmed and edited by the students of Year 5/6 and will be screened at 6PM Wednesday 15 November at the Gala Cinema in Warrawong.

Everyone is invited to join 5/6  at this event by purchasing a ticket from Mrs Nicastri. The class did a fantastic job and is eager to show off their film.

Tickets are $1 and snack combos (Popcorn, Drink and Lollypop) are $5. All available from Mrs Nicastri.

Dates locked in!

School disco nights, the Yr 6 Farewell, Jamberoo Rec Park, annual school picnic and Presentation Day are amongst the many big events to look forward to this term. Mark these on your calendar:

K-2 Disco: Monday 11 December at 3:30

Years 3-4 Disco: Monday 11 December at 5:15

Year 6 farewell: Thursday 7 December, 6:30PM

Year 6 Jamberoo: Tuesday 12 December

Annual school picnic: Tuesday 12 December

Full details about all upcoming events can always be viewed on our website:
Final reminder to Year 5 families

Applications are currently open for Year 7 selective high school entry in 2019.

Parents who have indicated their intention to apply but have not done so should apply urgently as late applications are not accepted. Parents must apply online at: https://education.nsw.gov.au/public-schools/selective-high-schools-and-opportunity-classes/year7 by 13 November 2017. All applicants are then required to sit the Selective High School Placement Test to be held on Thursday 15 March 2018.
Coming soon!  2018 School Leader nominations

Next week, Year 5 will have the opportunity to nominate for a School Leader role in 2018.

There are 2 Captain and 2 Vice Captain positions which can be filled by any combination of boy/girl numbers. Students and staff will vote for four leaders. The top two votes become Captains. The third and fourth highest votes become Vice Captains.

To find out more, visit lhps.nsw.edu.au/events/event/school-leader-nominations-open/

Children's Fundamental Movement Skills are Improving
Good news! The Schools Physical Activity and Nutrition Survey (SPANS) 2015 has shown that there has been a significant increase in Fundamental Movement Skill (FMS) competency among school age children in NSW. Children who are proficient at FMS are more likely to be active throughout their life and have better health outcomes.Thank you to the hard working teachers who are working tirelessly to explicitly teach these invaluable skills for life.Some notable improvements in FMS (from 2010 to 2015):KICK - Boys 43% to 74% Girls 8% to 33% OVER ARM THROW - Boys 44% to 67% Girls 11% to 30%
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Leaving this year?
PLEASE HELP US CLARIFY NEXT YEAR'S NUMBERS If you know, or expect you will be leaving Lake Heights Public before the commencement of the 2018 school year, please inform the office as soon as possible.We would be very grateful for your prompt advice so we can more accurately estimate our numbers for next year and factor this information into our class planning for 2018.
Merit Awards
Congratulations to the following students:

Sharni Geekie Amber Chase Hayden Ogretir Johnanna Wallace Sindel Sturgess Mya Sturgess Kevindrren Murali Billi Anketell James Davenport Charlie Whittaker Me Meh Levi Borg

Kindergarten Kindergarten are learning to identify, play and move to high and low notes in music.
K/1 and 1/2 This term, K/1 and 1/2 have enjoyed participating in music lessons together each week. We have been playing with a variety of instruments and learning how to follow along to a particular beat and rhythm.
2/3 Keyboard skills are improving in 2/3.
4/5 4/5 has been learning to compose pieces using 4/4 time.
5/6 5/6 has been reading the story 'Storm Boy'. As a class they will begin creating a storm soundscape. A soundscape is a sound or combination of sounds that forms or arises from an environment. The students started by listening to storm sounds and recording storm sounds heard.  Some students even recorded storm sounds on iPads to use over the coming week. Groups are in charge of certain sounds to imitate the sound of a storm, rain, wind, hail and thunder sounds (perfect weather for recording those sounds today). The end goal is to create a our own storm soundscape.
Next Newsletter: Monday 13 November
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