Footy Colours Day, Holidays, Semester 1 Reports and more: Term 2 | Week 10

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Stay up to date with all of the news and upcoming events at Lake Heights Public School. 
From the principal's desk
‘An investment in knowledge pays the best interest’
  • Benjamin Franklin
The End of Semester One  Today a number of kindergarten students visited my office. They were very eager to share their newfound knowledge of sounds. The joy in their face was undeniable. Soon after, I visited their class to read and play a game with them focused on social cues and self-control. It reminded me of how much children learn at school, often beyond the academic. As we end perhaps the most bizarre semester of schooling many of us have experienced so far, I wanted to sincerely acknowledge the tireless work of our community, students and staff in the relentless pursuit of learning at our school. Being the Principal at Lake Heights so far this year has been a pleasure. On Thursday this week you will receive your students’ Semester One reports. Please take time to read this report and have conversations with your children. Please make note of any questions you have for our staff. We are always willing and able to schedule individual chats as requested, but we also have formal parent/teacher conversations coming around again later in Term 3. They are scheduled to start September 3. Investing in your children’s education is one of the best ways to maximise outcomes of schooling. On Wednesday I will send home a letter explaining changes to this semester’s reports as a result of COVID operations. I anticipate they will return to their regular format for Semester Two. On Thursday we have scheduled something a little lighter for our students to add some colour to the end of a challenging term – Footy Colours Day. Please see the reminder later in the newsletter for details. We look forward to a touch of fun to end the term. School resumes for students after the holidays on Tuesday, July 21. Staff will return the day before for planning and professional development. Please take the time to rest, reflect and reset with your family over the mid-year break. Have a great week Kind regards, Kieren Corbyn (Principal)
The week that was
Click the link above to see all of the activities at Lake Heights Public School that took place last week. While you are there, watch our other videos from the past.
Footy colours day
This Thursday 2 July is our footy colours day. Come to school dressed in your favourite team's colours. A gold coin donation is to help with the Year Six farewell. We will also have coloured hair spray and face paint available for 50c each.
Extension of deadline
Creative Wollongong has extended its deadline for the Short Film Competition for young Wollongong creatives ages 8-19 years. This is to give young people the school holidays to shoot their films. 
 
The competition is open now and closes midnight July 18 (​DEADLINE EXTENDED ​)
 
Students need to create a short film using a mobile device. All films submitted must include a banana! ​ The best entries will be screened via the Creative Wollongong Facebook page and at a real live Film Festival. There are prizes to win as well !
There are two categories: 8 - 12 years & 13 - 19 years
Merits
Happy holidays
Hope you all enjoy the upcoming school holidays and find lots of fun activities to do over the two weeks. Staff return on Mon 20 July. The first day back at school for all students is Tuesday 21 July.
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