Education Week, Adventure playground opening, Cinema Cubby: Term 3 | Week 3

Weekly News
It's Education Week!

Education Week is our opportunity to welcome families and friends to the school to see firsthand, the magic of learning. A visit to open classrooms today showcased contemporary learning at its best.

The theme of Education Week 2018 – Today’s schools – creating tomorrow’s world, highlights how schools, including Lake Heights, are equipping children with the skills and capabilities they need to thrive in a rapidly changing world.

Today we opened our new Adventure Playground. It’s a space where students will benefit from a connection with nature, where they can mix with children beyond their immediate social circle and play in imaginative and creative ways.

If you were unable to attend Open Day today, please take the opportunity to drop by one afternoon after school this week. We're sure you’ll be impressed. Check out our Facebook page to see more of our Education Week celebrations and adventure playground.
Cinema Cubby

Last week, 5/6 had a special visit from the film makers who produced the film Protection, which some of our students starred in. We were given a glimpse of the film and got to watch the movie trailer, whilst sitting under a special cubby house.

We talked about how the people in the film felt when they were put in difficult situations, like being bullied and being pressured into risky situations by friends. We loved sitting in the cubby because it was a safe place where we wouldn't be criticised or judged. Thank you to Beyond Empathy for the visit. By Riley, Vasinddaran and Lucas
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.
Ahoy! There's Book Week on the horizon!
Lake Heights will will be hoisting the main sail and taking a journey to find their literary treasure during this year's 'Find your Treasure', Book Week. Come dressed as a pirate on Tuesday 21 August to celebrate! Parents and friends are welcome to join us for a short parade at 9am. After their parade, students will engage in a variety of activities in class, including special visit from the Warrawong Library for K-2 students, followed by a sausage sizzle lunch. Order forms for the sausage sizzle have been sent home. Please return order and payment by next Monday, 13 August. Additional order forms are available from The Hub.
Southern Stars
A reminder that tomorrow's rehearsal will be at WIN Entertainment Centre, with students travelling by parent transport. Please meet at school at 9:05 tomorrow morning. Students must have returned their permission note to participate in tomorrow's rehearsal. Payment is due to the office by 29 August.
Smiles on Site change of dates

If you missed the announcement in last week's e-News, The Smiles on Site team have had to change their schedule and will visit our school in the week of Monday 29 October. They have apologised for the change at such short notice.

Please continue to return forms to the office if you would like your child to participate in the scheme.

Join us for coffee, cake and good conversation!

School uniform will be the hot topic at next week's P&C meeting. Join us on Tuesday 14 August at 9:30am, where our agenda will focus on the results of the recent survey on hats and shoes and determine further action for the school.

We hope you can join us in the kitchen. Mr Heddles is baking a cake!!
Around the school
There's always lots happening around our school. Have a look at what our students have been up to over the past few weeks.
Enrol now for Kindergarten 2019!
2019 is set to be a great year, with lots of new families set to join the Lake Heights family. If you know a little someone who is due to start school next year, please spread the word that Lake Heights is taking enrolments from families in area with a child who will be of school age (Turning 5 by June next year). Visit our office on any school day for an enrolment form. More information on our Transition to School program will be available in the coming weeks.
Feedback on student reports

Apologies for the broken link in last week's newsletter. We'd love to know your thought on school reports.

Your feedback helps us to ensure that reports are concise, informative and easy to understand. The survey should not take longer than 2 minutes to complete. Thank you to the many parents who have contributed their thoughts already.
Ahead this term
Term 3 is always a big one. Here's some dates for the diary. Friday 10 August - District Athletics Carnival Tuesday 14 August - P&C meeting Monday 20 August - Book online for Parent-Teacher Conversations Tuesday 21 August - Book Week - Come dressed as a pirate Wednesday 29 August - Southern Stars Rehearsal at WIN Entertainment Centre Thursday 29 August - Father's Day Stall
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