Swimming carnival results, Class information, A week in review | Term 1 | Week 4

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Parent-Teacher conversations are on again!

This is your chance to meet with your child's teacher in an informal setting and have a chat about how your child is going at school.

Parent-Teacher conversations are held twice per year, in terms one and three, and help to build a shared responsibility for student learning. By working together, we can achieve better outcomes for your child. Book your appointment online or speak to your child's teacher if you're unable to make it at these times.
Our week in review
Things really kicked off last week! We had our first sports carnival for the year, started our first session of groups and of course, had a heap of fun learning. See a few highlights below.
Swimming carnival results
What a beautiful day it was for our swimming carnival last Tuesday! We had 24 students compete in our carnival and for quite a few of those students, it was their very first time at an LHPS swimming carnival. All of the students who competed should be immensely proud of their efforts. There were some excellent swims and quite a few personal best times, which was fantastic to see. The following students were stand-out performers in their age groups and have received the title of age champions:
Jnr boys : Callum Da Costa 11s boys : Jakob Newman Snr boys:  Riley Da CostaJnr girls: Charlotte Richards 11s girls: Dekylia Williams Snr girls: Lily-Rose Gilroy
Thank you to all of those students who competed and of course, to the parents who came along to spectate and help to make the day a memorable one for students. The district swimming carnival will be held this Friday 23 February. Permission slips were handed out last week, to those students progressing to the next round.
Driving and parking safely near our school

The beginning and end of the school day are busy times for pedestrians and drivers outside schools. You can help keep children safe by remembering the following:

  • drop your child off and pick them up on the school side of the road

  • never call out to them from across the road - it is very dangerous

  • always take extra care in 40km school zones

  • follow all parking signs and park responsibly even if it means you have to walk further to the school gate

  • never double park - it is illegal and puts children at risk

  • never do a U-turn or a three point turn outside the school as it puts children at risk of harm

  • model safe and considerate pedestrian and driver behaviours to your child

  • always give way to pedestrians particularly when entering and leaving driveways.

P&C Easter Raffle - donations needed!
Our hardworking P&C are once again, running their annual Easter Raffle to raise funds for our school. They would very much appreciate donations of items that can be used to create hampers for the winning raffle tickets. This includes giftware, household items and toys (all in new condition) as well as non-perishable food items that are at least two months from their expiry date. In addition to this, they are also in need of decorative baskets to house the hampers. Any baskets, large or small, can be placed in the donation baskets located in each classroom. Thank you for supporting our P&C's wonderful work in our school.
Class information
Do you have some questions about your child's new class? Are you wondering about new class routines, homework or how your child learns? Our website provides a wealth of information on what is happening in and around our school. Teachers have begun to post information about the year ahead on the class information page on our school website. Click on the Start learning tab at the top of the homepage to access each class page.
Don't miss out on nearby excursions!

From time to time, class teachers arrange visits to locations that are only a short walking distance from the school. It could be to the lake foreshore, a nearby park or another local interest spot. Activities are usually short and could relate to science investigations, visual arts experiences, fitness or numerous curriculum-related opportunities that are on the other side of the school fence.

A permission note to cover short class outings on foot has been sent home with each student. If all parents are able to give their permission, teachers will be able to take advantage of more nearby learning opportunities without the need for a separate permission note each time.

Separate notes will still be sent home for sporting events and any activity involving transport.

Hold on to those coupons!

Hold on to those coupons! We're collecting the Coles Sports for School vouchers. We will have a box at Coles Warrawong and also in the Parent Hub, however we are still waiting for them to arrive. In the meantime, hold on to the coupons or give them to your child's class teacher.

Which high school?

Parents of year six students, now is the time to start thinking about which high school your child is going to attend next year. High schools are different to primary schools in a number of ways. You can read more about public high schools here.

Expression of interest forms for students attending high school in 2019, have been given to students. Please return this form to the school office before 16 March.
Ahead next month...
Here's what's happening in the month ahead. Keep up to date with all of the events on our Events Calendar. To access the latest information, click on the link below.

Next newsletter:

Monday 26 February

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