100% attendance, Ahead this term: Term 3 | Week 2

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100% Wonders!
Missing the occasional day of school doesn't seem like a big deal, but missing just one day a fortnight can equate to a whole year of school by the end of your child's school career. It's no wonder that attendance can have such a huge impact on a child's success at school. At Lake Heights we strive for five and try to make it to school every day. Attendance this year has been excellent for most students and these little legends have made it to school every single day this year. What an achievement!

Congratulations to:

Lucas Bain - Kindergarten

Muhammad Junaid - Kindergarten

Olivia Nicholls - Kindergarten

Lachlan Trevascus - Year 1

Nicholas Malafu - Year 3

Charlotte Gray - Year 4

Hudson Gray - Year 5

These students will each receive a special lunch order form today, entitling them to a FREE lunch order this Wednesday.

Athletics carnival

On Thursday, 26 July 2018 Lake Heights Public School travelled by bus to Albion Park to participate in their annual athletics carnival. It was a picture perfect day and the entire school including teachers, students and Mr Heddles performed a range of activities. Many parents and spectators also travelled to the venue to support and watch their children do their best!

In the morning students were separated into their house groups and Mr Fin spoke to them about the rules, the set-up and the expectations of behaviour. Afterwards, students were divided into their age divisions and set off to do their first event. The events included Shot put, High jump, Long jump and the 800m race. Throughout the course of the morning, there were many outstanding successes and achievements. The infants enjoyed a number of activities and fun games that they had been learning about throughout the term. They were supervised by Mrs Sernig, Mrs Pauline and our special guest, Mrs Nicastri who instructed and helped them play the games. The games included sack races, bean bag toss, wooden spoon race, parachuting and many more. The school would like to thank all the parents who assisted with the infants, their help was much appreciated. Ribbons that were not presented at last Friday's assembly will be presented at a second assembly this Wednesday afternoon at 2pm. Notes for district will be handed out today. If any students require an additional note they will be in the Parent Hub. Congratulations to all students who participated on the day and good luck to those who qualified to continue on at district. Planned and written by the students of 4/5.

It was fantastic to see so many children showcasing their outstanding athletic ability, but what was even more impressive was the attitude displayed by students. Time and time again, teachers reported hearing comments from students about being persistent, about having a go, about practising to improve their skills and about supporting one another. It was terrific to hear even our youngest students using the skills and messages taught within the BounceBack program in a real life context.

Here are some of our favourite shots from the day. Check out Facebook for more and a special thanks to one of our kindergarten dads, Fritz Leland, who captured many of the moments pictured here.
Ahead this term
Term 3 is always an exciting time, which lots of events to look forward to. This year is no exception. Here is a glimpse into a few of the upcoming events. Don't forget to pop them on the calendar.

Education Week - Monday 6 August Join us to celebrate all things education with open classrooms from 12:00pm and the official opening of our new Adventure playground at 12:50. There'll be a very exciting cutting of the ribbon, followed by a celebratory cake.

Join us for afternoon recess from 1:00 and enjoy our outdoor spaces with the students. Tea, coffee and cake will be provided.

Fathers Day stall - Thursday 30 August Mums, it's your turn to spoil the blokes at this year's Father's Day stall. Our P&C are working hard to collect gifts that dads will love, so don't forget to keep a few extra dollars aside this week. Plenty of reminders will be given, closer to the date.

Southern Stars - 31 August and 1 September  Rehearsals are in full swing for our Southern Stars performers. If you're interested in making it to the show, it truly is a spectacular performance. You will be blown away by the incredible talent of local kids. Tickets are on sale now and available here.

Book Week - Tuesday 21 August

The theme for this year's Book Week is 'Find your Treasure' and celebrates finding that one special book (or maybe a whole chest of them) to treasure.

Come dressed as a pirate to mark the occasion. Parents and friends are welcome to join us for a 9:00am parade. Group activities will follow for the children, including a special visit from the Warrawong Library for our K-2 students. Order forms for the Book Week sausage sizzle are now available.

International Food Day - Thursday 20 September It's a favourite for the whole school community and a chance to celebrate the amazingly rich cultures within our school. Save the date and join us for a culinary feast. More details to follow closer to the event.

For more information about any of the upcoming events, check our online interactive calendar.
Smiles on Site change of dates

The Smiles on Site team have had to  change their schedule and won't be here now until the third week of Term 4. That's the week commencing Monday 29 October. They have apologised for the change at such short notice.

This service is being offered for FREE under the federal government's Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS). The Child Dental Benefit Schedule grants all eligible parents with $1000 Medicare benefit which can be used towards dental expenses per child, over a two year period. Eligible parents should receive a confirmation letter; however, if you are still unsure, Smiles Onsite can check for you on completion of their consent form.

School uniform survey
Shortly after our survey on School Uniform last term, the NSW Department of Education released a policy revision and Uniform Guidelines Checklist for school communities. The documents can be accessed from the school uniform page on our website. This information will form part of the discussion at the next P&C meeting on Tuesday 14 August at 9:30. If you'd like to be part of the discussion, please join us for a coffee and a chat.
Feedback on student reports

Please take 2 minutes to provide us with some feedback about the student reports sent home at the end of last term. Please keep in mind, the feedback is about the structure and readability of the report, not about your child's individual results.

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