End of Year Events, Jamberoo, Picnic Day and more: Term 4 | Week 8

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From the principal's desk
‘The more you celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate’
  • Oprah Winfrey
Every year without fail December rolls around and I am reminded why it is aptly named the ‘silly season’. For us at school, it is no different. Our calendar is absolutely jam-packed with celebratory events. This year more than any before deserves celebration as we begin the round out the year. Today, our celebrations start with Year 6 having a day at Jamberoo. All of our events are planned in line with COVID considerations, available for the community here: https://education.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/advice-for-families After Jamberoo, we also have the School Swimming Program, High School Orientations, Student Social Afternoons, our School Leadership Speeches, Presentation Day, our Year 6 Farewell, and our Annual Picnic Days. Please make sure you check calendars and read correspondence carefully to avoid disappointment. Our office can always help answer any questions you may have. Last week I sent home a paper order form for our Aboriginal Art inspired polo shirts. They are pictured in this week’s newsletter. We are delighted with how they have come out and look forward to wearing them with pride. In the coming months, you will see our students’ mural hung near the caravan play equipment, and you will note a resounding resemblance. We thank Daren Dunn for the work he has done with our children and community. The orders need to be completed by Friday Week 9, (11/12). Please return them early to avoid disappointment. We expect the custom design will take a few months to reach production, so we will have them ready early in 2021. Please pop into the office if you need another order form. Speaking of school uniforms, congratulations to the families of Bentlee and Redet who won our inaugural Kindergarten uniform draw having completed all necessary enrolment paperwork before the cut off date of our parent/carer information sessions. Thank you to all of the families who got behind our LOUD Day! Our students looked great splashed in colour, but more impressively we raised $262 to put towards some of our celebratory processes. Our student leaders did a great job in helping administer the day. On Friday I look forward to hearing our ‘next crop’ of student leaders take to the stage in an attempt to explain to their peers and teachers why they would be a great captain. Directly following the speeches, we conduct a democratic vote, where student and staff votes are weighted equally. The leadership process is a great life lesson in excitement and pride, but inevitably disappointment as well. I will work with students to navigate this, but support from home helps as well. We vote on Friday and the students will know of the result before Monday. We will call the carers of the successful applicants on Monday to offer the opportunity to join the badging as part of Tuesday’s Presentation Ceremony. A quick reminder that our student social afternoons/evenings are on Wednesday. We look forward to a relaxed evening of fun with select student year groups. Please see later in the newsletter for more specific information, but I ask that the community adhere to our COVID rules for being onsite, which remain the same as school pickup and drop off for the evenings. In short, less is better. Don’t forget to check our calendar, it is packed over the next four weeks. 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.
Book recall
It's stock-taking time. Please send library books and home readers back to school. Mrs Denton and Mrs Giles will be busy finding and counting every single book owned by the school. Check under beds, in cupboards and up high on bookshelves for any books.
Merits
Everybody dance now
This Wednesday is our school socials. Starting at 3:15pm for K-2 and 4:45pm for 3-5. We have lots of fun, games and dances prepared. A popper and packet of chips will be provided. Please drop off and pick up students promptly. K-2 finish at 4:30pm and 3-5 finish at 6pm.
Yr 6 orientation
Tomorrow, Tuesday 1 December,  most of our Year 6 students will be attending Warrawong High School for orientation for next year. Students should be dropped off at Warrawong High for a 9:00am start. At the end of the day, all students will be taken by bus to Lake Heights PS.
Picnic Day
Our annual school picnic will be held on Tuesday 15 December at Reddall Reserve. A drink and an iceblock will be provided, along with free bus travel. Students just need to bring fruit, snacks, drink, and lunch. Activities include games, fixed equipment exploration, island and/or beach discovery walks, as well as fishing (Yrs 2-5 only). A permission note will be sent home. We will return to have recess at school around 12:30PM. 
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