Lachlan – A star in the making, Kinder Orientation – Off to a flying start, Field of Mars discovery, Sydney Aquarium: Term 4 | Week 7

Weekly News
A star in the making
Lachlan Farthing was named 'Best Actor' in this year's competition.

Last Wednesday, Year 6 students had the opportunity to go and see their hard work on the big screen at the premier screening of this year's WACKI films. The WACKI film competition is local competition within our community of schools and provides students with an opportunity to become involved in all aspects of film making, from writing a script to acting, designing sets and costumes, honing leadership skills by taking on the director's role,  as well as editing the film to bring it all together. Here's a glimpse into this year's film.

Even more thrilling than the screening itself, was the presentation of several awards  including that of 'Best Actor', which was awarded to our very own Lachlan Farthing for his role in the short film, Wacky Wednesday. The budding talent of Lachlan and fellow co-star Phoenix Duncan are unmistakable after watching the film. Congratulations on a wonderful achievement, Lachlan. We are all very proud of you and all the students in Yr 6, who were involved in the film. What a great way to end a primary school career!
Kindergarten Orientation

Our 2019 Kindergarten students are already off to a flying start with 100% of families attending our Transition to School Playgroup sessions. Today was the first of two orientation sessions for our new kindergarten students. While students were finding their feet in the classroom, parents were treated to a morning tea and information session, where they received their child's hat, a library bag and all the information they needed to get started at Lake Heights Public School.

We hope parents and students enjoyed the session and look forward to welcoming students back to school next Monday for their last orientation for the year.
TOMORROW - Cake Stall and Sausage Sizzle
The P&C will be holding a cake stall and sausage sizzle tomorrow, with cakes and sausages  starting at $1. If you're able to help out with a donation of cakes or sweet treats, please bring them to the kitchen tomorrow morning.
Excursion report
Last week was excursion week for our senior students, so we thought we'd ask them what they thought of their experiences outside of school. Year 1/2 are also off on their "Go Big" excursion next week and we look forward to hearing about their trip.

Last week Year 4/5 and Year 5/6 travelled to Field of Mars Discovery Centre in Sydney for day of fun. We learnt how to use compasses, read maps, treck through the bush and even had an interesting encounter with two turkeys who took a liking to our lunch boxes.

We worked in teams, representing Australian animals and each team had to use face paint to transform themselves into their given animal. Bonus challenges allowed us to win extra poles for a tent that we had to build. The best part of the day was the challenge of building a tent that would withstand torrential rain. Needless to say, some of us ended up rather soggy. It was a great day and we hope that other students get to experience it in years to come. By Grace and Peyton, Year5/6

Last Thursday, 22 November, Year 3/4 travelled by bus to Sydney to visit the aquarium and see the sights of Sydney.

We were very excited because many of us had never seen the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Opera House or Luna Park. The Opera House was much bigger than we thought and we liked seeing the view of the harbour, even though it was a windy day. At the aquarium we got to see lots of exciting sea creatures. We saw sharks, clown fish, enormous sting rays, shark rays and many other animals. We got up close to a star fish and sea cucumber and even got to see a shark egg. It felt a lot like plastic. We even saw a really cool coral that looked a lot like a brain and some cheeky penguins that liked sliding down the stairs on their tummies. The best part of the day was going through the tunnel and seeing all the amazing creatures swimming over our heads, including some that we had never seen before, like dugongs. We thought it was amazing that the aquarium looked after injured wildlife and had a great day learning about sea life. By Isabelle and Destin
Garden Group

The Community Garden group will next meet on Wednesday of next week (4 December) 9:30 in the Learning Hub. Come along and be a part of this wonderful community project.

Around the school
It was another busy week at Lake Heights Public School last week, with lots of classes off on excursions, teachers preparing for student reports and a whole stack of learning. Things are only going to get busier from here on in, so don't forget to check the newsletter and website to keep up to date with everything that's happening in the school. Here's what we got up to this week, thanks to Miss Hunter and our senior students.
Raffle donations needed
We're on the look out for raffle prizes for the P&C's annual raffle. Each classroom has a basket to house donations of non-perishable food donations within their expiry date, as well as brand new, packaged toys and giftware. We appreciate any donations you're able make.
Return and Earn
Help our school by placing your bottles and recyclables in our yellow bins. The money raised will be used towards our Community Garden projects.
Ahead this month
P&C Cake Stall - Tuesday 27 November Kindergarten assembly - Friday 30 November Kindergarten Orientation  2 - Monday 3 December More info here Year 1/2 "Go Big" Excursion - Tuesday 4 December School Helpers' morning tea - Thursday 6 December School leader speeches and voting - Friday 7 December
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