Gizmo, Book Club, Survey, Dress Up and more: Term 3 | Week 7

Weekly News
Stay up to date with all of the news and upcoming events at Lake Heights Public School. 
From the principal's desk
‘The reward for work well done is the opportunity to do more’ -    Jonas Salk Playground Recognition   This morning we started our week with a meeting to recognise the great work of our students in the playground. In the first week of making a conscious effort to catch our kids showing our values, we were able to hand out a whopping 324 GotYa tickets! Well done to the students who were drawn out to take a dip in our reward box, and a special well done to Miss Hunter’s 1/2 class who collected the most tickets last week to welcome Gizmo the GotYa dragon to their class. The class who wins Gizmo’s presence the most times each term will also have a special reward in recognition for their work in creating the school culture we aim for on the playground.  I wanted to offer a big thank you to the members of our community who have already taken the time to fill in the community survey I shared last week in evaluating our recent three year plan. The suggestions and queries have been great, and very helpful in framing our thoughts around school planning. So far, the responses have already helped us consider how we might be able share results of the students’ ‘Tell them from me‘ surveys, how we communicate using platforms such as dojo and this newsletter, how we support our students with learning, behaviour and wellbeing, our use of student learning goals, the place of STEM in our school, and expenditure areas for our grounds and school. If you haven’t already taken the survey, please do by clicking here:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HTJQLM8 Early next term, I would like to share the results of the survey, communicate a situational analysis and share a draft proposal for our next plan. I will also answer any queries in a QandA forum and seek further ideas. Given current COVID restrictions, this may have to be in the form of a Zoom, but I will share this information as it comes to hand.  Whilst we have been celebrating great playground behaviour at school, unfortunately over the weekend we had young people in our school damaging our grounds and equipment. I remind all members of our community to report any undesirable activity to the School Security Unit on 1300 88 00 21 or to call local police if warranted so that we can follow up as appropriate. Kind regards,  Kieren Corbyn (Principal) 
The week that was
Click the link above to see all of the action from Lake Heights Public School from last week. While you are there, watch our other videos from the past.
Phone or Zoom?
Don't forget to book online for next week's parent-teacher conversations. Please write whether you wish to communicate via phone or Zoom. Check our website for available times
Merits
Dress up day
It's Book Week dress up day on Monday 14 September. Come to school dressed as any character or creature from one of your favourite books. This year's theme for Book Week is "Curious creatures, wild minds".
Photo day
Don't forget to wear full school uniform for photos this Thursday 3rd September. Bring money and order form on Thursday. Sibling photo envelopes are still available in the office.
Book club catalogue is here
The new book club catalogue has arrived. Place orders and payment in the box at the office by Tuesday 8 September. Happy shopping!
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