Farewell Mr Bridgement, 2019 School Leaders, Presentation Day, School reports: Term 4 | Week 9

Weekly News

Farewell, Mr Bridgement

Mr Fred Bridgement spent 23 years caring for our school as groundskeeper.

Last Wednesday we received some sad news. Mr Bridgement, our former school groundskeeper who stepped down from his position last year at the age of 83, passed away on Wednesday evening after a short battle with cancer.

Most of you would remember Mr Bridgement's work around our school. His commitment and talent for his role was honoured with the installation of Mr Bridgement's Bench on the lower playground during 2016, after 22 years of service. Before beginning his service at Lake Heights, Mr Bridgement worked as a teacher, Assistant Principal, Deputy Principal and Principal at eleven schools across NSW. Mr Bridgement will be dearly missed and warmly remembered by our school community for his talent, commitment and resourcefulness. A funeral for Mr Bridgement will be held at 10am this Friday at Hansen and Cole, Unanderra.

2019 Leaders

Over the past few weeks, Yr 5 students have had the opportunity to nominate themselves for a leadership role at our school during 2019. On Friday, each of the candidates had the chance to present a speech to the school community, to introduce themselves and explain what they could bring to our school as a leader. Here's a few snippets  of what the candidates had to say.
After counting the votes, we are happy announce that the 2019 School Captains are Mateja Miovic and Crissa-Mia Kennedy.
Congratulations also to the 2019 Vice Captains, Peyton Jujhara and Keeghan Riddell.

We extend our congratulations to all of the students who nominated themselves for the role of school leader.Each of the candidates identified their individual strengths and spoke genuinely about how they could serve as leaders of our school. They should be congratulated on the maturity they demonstrated throughout the process. Well done, Yr 5.

School reports

Semester 2 reports will head home today. Keep your eye out for the yellow envelope. If you have any questions, please make an appointment to meet with your child's teacher to discuss your child's learning in more detail.

Presentation Day

Each year, we conclude a year of learning with a formal Presentation Day ceremony, honouring students who have achieved, both on the sporting field and in the classroom, who have shown improvement, outstanding citizenship and other attributes valued at our school. Students from K-2 and 3-6 will each come together to perform two items. Students have been perfecting their performances over the past few weeks and have got quite the show in store for you. Presentation Day commences at 9:30 on Tuesday morning. We hope that you are able to join us to celebrate this important occasion.

School Discos

It's Disco week!  K-2 students will be treated to an end of year disco in the Learning Hub this evening, from 3:30-5pm. On Wednesday it will be Year 3-4's turn to let their hair down and celebrate a big year of learning with a disco from 4- 5:30pm. Notes were sent home last week, requesting students bring a plate of food (see note for sweet/savoury etc) and a gold coin for entry. Parents are asked to collect students promptly after the finishing time. The dress code is smart casual. Yr 6 Farewell Year 5 and 6 are invited to attend the Yr 6 Farewell this Thursday at the Illawarra Yacht Club.

The evening starts at 6.30pm.

Parents and family members are invited to join us from 8.30pm for the formal part of the evening.

We hope students have a fantastic time and enjoy a well deserved celebration.

Important message for Yr 5 families

Year 5 students will bring home an important letter today. The University of Wollongong is conducting research on Year 6 students who will be going to high school in 2020. The study examines how the way young people like to spend time on different movement behaviours affects overall health and wellbeing. Students who participate will be asked to wear a provided fitness tracker during 3 phases of the study starting next year. Please take a few minutes to read and consider your consent. We are hopeful that all consent notes will be returned this week.

School Picnic - next Tuesday

Our school picnic day is an annual tradition and a way to reward students for a hard year of learning. This year's school picnic day will be held at Windang foreshore for students in K-5. The school covers the cost of transport to and from Windang, as well as fruit pieces, an ice block and drinks. The day is a non-uniform day, but students must wear sun safe clothing, including a hat. The permission slip for students to attend the excursion will be sent home today. Additional copies are available here, or from The Hub.

Ahead this month

Around the school

We hope that you enjoy our final 'Around the school' video for the year. It's been fantastic having Yr 6 students step into  the role of filmmakers for this past term. This week's video was produced by Ti-Amour  Kupenga and Lilly-Rose Gilroy. Thanks to the  students who had the  chance to contribute.
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