Monday Morning Assemblies, School Holiday Activities, Community News and more: Term 3 | Week 8

Weekly News
Stay up to date with all of the news and upcoming events at Lake Heights Public School.
From the principal's desk
‘Communication works for those who work at it’ -    John Powell Gizmo Buzz Today we started the day with our Monday Morning student assembly to acknowledge the class who has won Gizmo’s presence for the week. Congratulations to Mrs Brisbane’s Year 3. In the image, you can see Gizmo happily learning with the students of Year 3 as they deliver their news. Congratulations also to the students who were drawn from the bucket for showing our school values on the playground last week. Each week we celebrate a number of lucky recipients. Why not ask your child about our new playground GotYa ticket system? They seem to really enjoy it, and any extra focus we can bring to it helps us deliver on our aim of creating safe, caring and respectful playground behaviour. We have been holding the new Monday morning assembly as an alternative to our regular Wednesdays. Covid restrictions prevent us from meeting in excess of 15 minutes, indoors, and with community presence, so meeting shortly outdoors is a good way for us to meet and communicate messages while staying within current guidelines. As soon as we are able to have our community back onsite to celebrate learning and achievement at school, we will. We miss our community but make the best of the situation at present. I always visit classes on a Monday afternoon to distribute merits certificates, which is another nice way to kick off the week. This week we hold our parent/teacher conversations remotely via phone or Zoom. If you are unsure of booking times or any other information in regards to your time, please contact the school via the front office, or directly with your classroom teacher via Dojo. Again, I apologise we are not able to facilitate face to face time together, but the opportunity to meet remotely means we are still able to hold these important discussions while meeting the operating requirements of Covid for schools. I hope and trust the conversations are informative and useful. School photos were a hit last week and we look forward to receiving our images. Our students looked great in their uniforms with many fresh haircuts. It is heartwarming to see so much pride in our school and uniform. I am hopeful the end product will capture this sentiment. I enjoyed spending time with the classes and individuals as they moved through. A smile really is contagious and says it all. Don’t forget, Monday in Week 9, 14 September is our Book Week dress-up day. We will not be holding the normal community gathering to celebrate it, but classes will spend time together reading and enjoying the wonder of books. I thank our librarian, Mrs Giles, for coordinating this year’s events. Classes have already been learning about the shortlisted books in class, and we look forward to the announcement of this year’s winning books in Week 2 next term. Have a great week. 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.
These boots are made for walking
Congratulations to K-2 students who are off on a lake walk this Thursday 10 September as a reward for collecting so many Dojo points. Don't forget to bring in your permission note before Thursday.
Merits
Curious creatures and book club
On dress-up day next Monday, why not bring along a curious creature soft toy, as well as dressing up. Also, Book Club orders and payment are due tomorrow, Tuesday 08 September. Pop them into the Book Club box in the front office.
School holiday activities
Make the most of the upcoming school holidays and weekends, with an exciting range of virtual and online experiences. Enrol the kids in a course, get creative with arts and crafts or take part in sports and activities at home. Check the link for more information. https://www.visitnsw.com/love-nsw/virtual-activities-for-kids
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