2018 leaders announced, reports home, term dates: Term 4 | Week 9

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We would like to extend a huge congratulations to our 2018 school leaders.

Captains - Phoenix Duncan and Ti-Amour Kupenga

Vice Captains - Riley Da Costa and Jessica Jayaswal

On Friday, all of our year five nominees delivered their speeches and the school community then voted on the 2018 leadership positions. The 14 candidates spoke with enthusiasm while demonstrating excellent leadership capacity and tremendous school spirit. We were very proud to have so many worthy candidates and we would like to once again congratulate those students who ran for the position but were unsuccessful. We look forward to seeing these children in other leadership capacities next year.

Our successful school leaders, Phoenix, Ti-Amour, Riley and Jessica should be very proud of the way they spoke and presented themselves on Friday. These four students have consistently demonstrated our school values over the years and  applied themselves whole-heartedly to every aspect of school life. We are very excited to see them further develop their leadership capacity in 2018. Phoenix- "I would like to be a good friend and example to everyone. I would like to make sure everyone is safe and happy by stopping anyone that is bullying". Ti-Amour- "As a 2018 School Captain I hope to strive for excellence and make all kids feel welcome." Jessica- "As a school leader I would love to inspire younger students to become school leaders when they have the opportunity. I want to motivate younger children to become good students and I will help if needed." Riley- "As a 2018 school leader I will try to stop any bullying in this school."
Reports home today

This afternoon, your child will bring home a large, yellow envelope containing their school report.

Teachers have worked hard in the last few weeks to ensure that the report is an accurate reflection of your child's academic achievement. If you have any questions about your child's report, pease feel free to organise a time to meet with your child's teacher.
Christmas mailbox

Students wishing to participate in giving and receiving Christmas cards may drop their cards into Santa's Mailbox, located in the office foyer. Each morning during December, Santa's helpers, empty the mailbox and deliver the cards to classrooms.

School Disco Fun
K-2- Monday December 11, 2017 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Years K-2 will be treated to an end of year disco in the Learning Hub from 3.30 to 5.00 on Monday 11 December. Dress in smart casual. Bring a PLATE and GOLD COIN for entry. A note will be going home this week to tell parents what type of food their child is required to bring and remind parents of the disco details. 3-4 Monday December 11, 2017 5:15 pm - 6:45 pm Years 3-4 will be have their end of year disco in the Learning Hub from 5.15 to 6.45pm on Monday 11 December. Dress in smart casual. Bring a PLATE and GOLD COIN for entry.
Swim School fun!

Our first week of Swim School was a huge success as students splashed, swam and kicked their way through the lessons.

With summer fast approaching, swimming is an invaluable skill for students to have and at LHPS we are proud to provide them with every opportunity to develop these safety skills. We look forward to another week of Swim School afternoons.
Library Borrowing finished

Library borrowing has now finished for the year and we ask that any remaining library books be returned to the library promptly.

As Mrs Giles will be conducting an annual stocktake this week, it is important that all library books are returned.
Annual Christmas Raffle
Thank you to everyone who has already donated to the school Christmas Raffle, it is looking to be an exciting event this year. As you can see, the kitchen is filling up with donations to create exciting raffle prizes. The school will be accepting donations until Tuesday afternoon at the latest. Don't forget, tickets  are $1 each, 3 for $2 or $10 for the whole book. Money and ticket stubs can be placed in an envelope or ziplock bag and dropped at the office. The raffle will be drawn at the conclusion of Presentation Day Awards ceremony which runs from 9.30 - 11.00 on Wednesday 6 December. A special thanks to our P&C ladies who have been collecting donated goods each afternoon and creating exciting hampers.
Upcoming Events: Interactive School Calendar
Our Events Calendar, on our school website, is a fantastic way of keeping up-to-date with upcoming school events. To access the latest information, click on the link below.
2018 Term Dates
2018 is quickly approaching. The table below highlights student start and finish dates for each term. First day back for Year 1-6 next year will be Tuesday 30 January. Kindergarten will start on Thursday 1 February. Just a reminder that last day of school for students in 2017 is Friday 15 December.
Presentation Day

Rehearsals are well under way for our Presentation Day items and they are looking particularly exciting this year.

The Annual Presentation Day is a formal recognition of this year’s successes and achievements and will begin at 9:30 am on Wednesday 6 December.

Awards include:

  • Class
  • Reading Recovery
  • Sports
  • School Citizenship
  • School Spirit
  • Quiet Achiever K-2 and 3-5
  • Warrawong HS Year 7 Scholarship
  • Outgoing School Leaders' Address
  • 2018 School Leader Induction
  • Grade Academic Awards & Dux of School

A K-2 and 3-6 school item will provide entertainment during the ninety minute program.

Thank you for your input
Thank you to all of those who completed our School Plan survey. We have added the responses to our list of items to be discussed during our planning days. Whilst the survey is now closed, we have included all of the responses in a PDF for those who would like to read them. The PDF of responses can be accessed here. If you would like to add any last minute responses, please feel free to see Mrs Whyte. Thanks again for your input.
Like us on Facebook
Don't forget to like us on Facebook. As a school, we use our Facebook page to post reminders, share highlights and communicate with our families. By liking our school page, you'll be able to stay up-to-date.
Merit Awards
Congratulations to the following students:

Jessica Petrovski Ruby Lee Destin Tausala Chloe Davenport Isadora Novakovic Amber Chase Phoenix Duncan Gordon Martlew Maliha Barrington Oliver Lee

Kindergarten Kindergarten have been measuring the capacity of containers this week.
K/1  K/1 have been focussing on place value in maths recently. This week we played place value war and the students that made the highest place value were the winners. Jacob had lots of luck and won every hand on Tuesday!
1/2 Year 1/2 have been revising multiplication using dice and linking cubes. Students were able to make arrays to show their answer.
2/3 2/3 measuring for maths by making chocolate crackles.
4/5 4/5 have been learning about decimals and fractions on a number line.
5/6 5/6 end of year assessing.
Next Newsletter: Monday 11 December
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