AFL, Daren Dunn, Athletic Events, Shop Closed and more: Term 4 | Week 2

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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
‘Every child is an artist’ - Pablo Picasso Welcome back to Week 2. We had a great (but busy) start back to the term.  I am pleased to report all of our students returned ready to learn, showing our values of Care, Respect and Safety. Last week, we had our first visit from esteemed Aboriginal Artist Daren Dunn. Daren will be working with all of our students over the course of the next 5 weeks to complete a mural project and engage our students in a cultural immersion program simultaneously. You can see from the attached image how far the students came in one week, and I am excited to see what we can achieve in 5. We are going to survey the community to find a home for the mural in our school, so if you have any suggestions let me know via our office. The completion of the mural will coincide with NAIDOC week, rescheduled this year to run November 8-15. It is also a great project to undertake as we sign the next 10-year agreement between the AECG and the NSW Department of Education. The AECG is the peak advisory committee on all matters of Aboriginal Education in NSW.
Congratulations to 1/2 who won this week’s Gizmo GotYa tally. They are our first winners for Term 4. Today we also celebrate K/1 who won the overall Term 3 challenge with a party after their first session of AFL for the term. I have been delighted to see our GotYa bucket overflowing every week with tickets as students continue to be recognised for doing the right thing on our playground. Please join me in congratulating and encouraging your children to continue doing the right thing. Last week I went and visited the new shop manager next door to our school. He was covered in dust busily renovating. They have given me a new reopen date of November 4, pending progress. This means we cannot expect our shop to be open before mid Week 4 at the earliest. I apologise for the inconvenience but look forward to seeing the results at the conclusion of the upgrade. It is nice to see the children back outside playing AFL again today with coaches from NSW AFL funded for free under the Federal Government’s Sporting Schools Package. COVID has hampered many sporting fixtures and programs this year. We are currently planning to hold a small in school athletics carnival to help us determine this year’s sporting champions, but unfortunately owing to restrictions we will not be able to welcome community volunteers or spectators for the event. Finally, please make sure if you know of anyone attending Kindergarten next year, that you encourage them to make sure their enrolment is completed. This year, because of COVID, we can only accept children into our transition programs if they are completely enrolled. At that point, we can also make sure they have all the information they need. Plus, as a new initiative, we are giving away some free uniforms at the community info session, and families must be completely enrolled to be eligible. More info to come soon on that particular promotion! 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 the last week. While you are there, watch our other videos from the past.
Kinder 2021
This year, Kindergarten transition and orientation will be modified to four sessions only. On Mon 2 Nov and Mon 9 Nov will be transition afternoons. Kinder 2021 children are welcome to attend these transition sessions at 1.35pm. On Mon 16 Nov and  Mon 23 Nov, we will be holding kindergarten orientation in the kindergarten room at 9.15am. Please ensure all paperwork is completed and taken to the office before the start of the first session.
A little athletics
This Friday we will be holding some athletics events for students 8 years old and up. These events are for students only. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 rules we can not have spectators on the school grounds.
Merits
2021 school travel applications are now open
Applications for student travel in 2021 opened from Monday 12 October 2020. Students who require a School Opal card or travel pass for 2021 can now apply online. A new application should be submitted if a student is applying for a school travel pass for the first time or requesting an additional pass as a result of a new shared parental responsibility situation (e.g. joint custody). Students who have changed school/campus address, repeated a year, or received an expiry notification from Transport for NSW for their school travel entitlement should re-apply or update their details. *Applications must be completed by the student's parent or legal guardian if the student is aged under 16 years. Students 16 years and over must complete the application form themselves.
King George V Oval

This year Wollongong City Council will be developing a King George V Oval Master Plan. They want to hear your thoughts about how they can improve this space for the whole community. It’s important to get the right balance for its use as a sporting, social, and green space. Visit www.our.wollongong.nsw.gov.au to join the conversation before Monday 2 November 2020. On the website, you will find a video, information, a feedback form, and an interactive map where you can share your ideas. You can also find out how to book to attend an information session to find out more about King George V Oval.

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