A special day for mum, Running up a storm at Kembla Grange: Term 2 | Week 3

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A special day for mum

Yesterday was a little gloomy, but we hope it was made a little brighter for the mums, many of whom would have had the pleasure of unwrapping a beautiful gift purchased from our Mother's Day stall last Thursday.

A few lucky students also walked home with some extra goodies for mum, after winning the Mother's Day Raffle. Nar Moe from 3/4  took home a  beautiful pink robe for mum and and Skye Stanton in year one, won a lovely teddy bear.

The lovely ladies of the P&C, Lisa Ramsay, Belinda Chase, Belinda Davies, Peggy Williams, Rachelle Smith, Julie Nicholls ,Suzanne Edwards and Christina Talevska, dedicated hours of their time to purchase, wrap and assist students to select gifts for their loved ones. We're very grateful for their hard work and dedication.

Thank you also, to those who supported the stall by purchasing gifts. The Mother's Day Stall raised $334. We hope that all of the mums enjoyed their special day and loved their presents.

Upcoming meeting agenda

Our next meeting will be held tomorrow, Tuesday 15 May at 9:15am in the Meeting Room (kitchen).

On the agenda:

  • Principal presentation on school plans and budget for 2018
  • Purpose of the P&C
  • Fundraising
  • Reports

Come along and be a part of a friendly and enthusiastic group of parents, making a difference in our school!

School Jumpers

As the days begin to cool, we're supporting the wearing of school colours in winter with the sale of long sleeved blue tops for just $5. Available in sizes 4 - 12 from the office.

A reminder also, to label jumpers and other clothing items so that misplaced items can be returned to their owners.
Running up a storm

Last Friday, 38 very brave Lake Heights students competed at the South Wollongong PSSA Cross Country carnival held at the Kembla Joggers Club in Kembla Grange. The conditions were less than ideal with temperatures reaching a max 15 degrees and with wind gusts of 45 km/hour. The poor weather conditions didn’t dampen the Lake Heights spirit, with many competitors making it into the top ten of their division. These students are:

 T-Jay Martin - 9th Place Deegan Jones - 2nd Place Callum Da Costa - 10th Place Isadora Novakovic - 2nd Place Mateja Miovic -2nd Place Jordan White - 5th Place Levi Borg - 9th Place Phoenix Duncan - 1st Place Lily-Rose Gilroy - 8th Place

Five of our students managed to make it into the top five of their event, earning them a spot at the regional event.

A big congratulations to Phoenix Duncan for dominating his event and placing first and to Deegan Jones, Mateja Miovic and Isadora Novakovic for placing second in their events.

A big thank you to the huge contingent of parents and relatives who helped with transport and braved the wild and windy conditions to support students. Without your support, school sport at Lake Heights would not be where it is today. A big shout out also goes out to Mr Fin and Miss Hunter, who also braved the cold to support students and organise the event. This year's team produced the best results Lake Heights has achieved several years and their efforts were rewarded with second place on the combined points scores system. Mr Finkernagel was thrilled with the result and said, "Every student who participated should be very proud of their effort last Friday." Good luck to Deegan, Isadora, Mateja, Jordan and Phoenix, who will compete at regionals on Friday 1 June at a course near Nowra.
Book club orders due
Purchasing books and gifts through the scholastic book club is a great way to build your book collection at home and also helps to support our school by earning points, used by our librarian, Mrs Giles, to order new resources from the library. Orders can be placed through the school or online. Books are reasonably priced, starting from as little as $2 each. Click here for a current catalogue. You'll have to be quick! Orders are due in tomorrow.
NAPLAN: We're ready!
Tomorrow, students in years three and five will begin their NAPLAN assessments. There are four assessments carried out over three days:
  • Tuesday - Language Conventions and Writing
  • Wednesday - Reading
  • Thursday - Mathematics
We encourage students to get lots of rest, eat a hearty breakfast and engage in plenty of outdoor play over the next few days. It's normal for some students to feel slightly anxious about NAPLAN, however, it is a good idea to speak to your child's teacher if your child is feeling particularly worried. Every effort is made to keep the classroom environment relaxing and maintain normal routines. Individual student reports will be provided to students who complete NAPLAN, later in the year. Good luck to all of our wonderful students. Be confident and remember that NAPLAN shows us where you are, not who you are.
Walk safely to school day
The SRC will be promoting Walk safely to school this Friday, by handing out stickers to anyone who walks to school.

Walk Safely to School Day (WSTSD) is an annual, national event when all primary school children are encouraged to walk and commute safely to school. It is a community event seeking to promote road safety, health, public transport and the environment.

WSTSD promotes the important message that active kids are healthy kids. The event encourages parents, carers and their children to build regular walking to and from school into their daily routine. Children need a minimum of 60 minutes exercise per day. Encouraging less driving and more walking aims to decrease dangerous vehicle congestion around schools and reduce carbon emissions from idling cars. Lastly, it is just a nice way to be part of your community.

Opportunity Class Placements

A reminder to Year 4 families that the last chance to apply online for a 2019 Year 5 opportunity class is this Friday.

Apply at https://education.nsw.gov.au/shs-oc Applications for Year 5 entry to an opportunity class in 2019 opened on Tuesday 1 May 2018 and they close on Friday 18 May 2018.
This week in review
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Ahead this term...
Keep up to date with all of the events on our Events Calendar. Here's what's happening next term:
NAPLAN (Yr 3 & Yr 5) - Tuesday 15-Thursday 17 May Pie orders sent home - Monday 21 MayCheck out our events page on our school website for more information on any of these events.
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