Term 2 Week 8 (5/6 assembly, Handball and Hot Breakky)


From the Principal’s desk
‘We do not remember the days, we remember the moments’
Cesare Pavese

This week’s photo probably caught your eye as odd. It is our school being led through a whole-body exploration of an earthquake’s mechanics by our Year 5/6 class. On Wednesday, we held our first ‘normal’ assembly for over a year. 5/6N presented an assembly item with lots of their recent work and asked students to model tectonic plate movements with their arms, among other activities. It was lovely to sit as a school again and welcome our community, and having our senior students compere the gathering was a brilliant way to do it. Our next whole school community assembly will be at 1.45 on June 23, and 2/3/4 will be presenting the item. Please join us.

This week’s quote is linked to the full nature of our school calendar over the next three weeks. Before the end of the term we have events planned for Nowra Zoo, our School Athletics Carnival, and Minnamurra Rainforest. Please make sure notes and payments have been completed and returned to ensure children are ready to attend. All three of these events are dependent upon good weather, so in the event it gets bad, please follow our Dojo and Facebook accounts (and check regularly in the lead up to each) to ensure you have the most up to date information. We will use our social platforms to communicate any decisions. These events have the potential to create lifelong memories and we are very much looking forward to each. Please check notes and correspondence for requirements on the day, as each has different arrangements for transport, food, and clothing etc.

Speaking of memorable moments, on Friday afternoon we sent an invite to attend our Hot Brekky and Handball morning on the last day of school as part of our connection with the Fathering Project. On this day, we invite significant male role models and fathers in our students’ life to participate in a morning of fun and full bellies. We are hosting a handball comp between 8-9 before students go to class, at which point the adults are invited to stay for a hot breakfast and chat. Mums are welcome to attend the event too, so please come along. Community will always sit right beside students as an important aspect of our school. Also linked to the fathering project, tomorrow evening at the Foundery in Port Kembla, a guest speaker will be speaking with dads about fathering in a tech heavy world. This is a very pertinent concept at present, and there is free pizza. Call 1300 Fathers to RSVP, or scan the event’s QR code on our community notice board outside the library. Don’t forget you can join our own LHPS Dads’ Group here to stay up to date: https://thefatheringproject.org/dads-group/lake-heights-public-school/

Remaining with the concept of community, I wanted to thank all members who attended our PandC meeting last night at school. As always, we discussed a range of relevant issues and I always appreciate the valuable time of attendees in consulting on school decisions. Please keep an eye on upcoming issues of the newsletter for minutes of the evening.

Don’t forget, Monday next week is a public holiday, so we resume on Tuesday ready for the Athletics Carnival.

Have a great week.
Kieren Corbyn, Principal


Reconciliation Week

We all have a role to play when it comes to reconciliation, and in playing our part we collectively build relationships and communities that value Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, histories, cultures, and futures.

“Last week we watched the 2021 Walk for Reconciliation – virtual project hosted by Bellambi Public School and local Aboriginal Elders. During the virtual walk, we travelled 81.10 kms visiting other local schools who demonstrated how they all connect, learn and grow in Reconciliation.” Mrs Whyte

Shoalhaven Zoo Excursion- Thursday
This Thursday our youngest students will be heading out on their first excursion of the year. The excitement starts with a bus ride as they head to Shoalhaven zoo to learn more about animals and their habitats.

In the even of poor weather, please check Dojo and facebook to be notified about whether the excursion will go ahead. 
Athletics Carnival- Tuesday 15 June
Pull put the joggers and get those house colours ready to wear for next week’s Athletics Carnival. Pending good weather, students will head by bus to Croome Road Sporting Complex, where they will take part in a variety of Athletics events. Parents are warmly welcome, but we ask that you please sign in using QR code at the location. 

Vacation Care available at After the Bell

Handball & Hot Breakkie

Don’t forget that we have our Handball and Hot Breakkie morning coming up on Friday 25th June at 8am. 

It should be a fun morning and we look forward to seeing our courts full of handball games.

Dads’ Toolbox Talk: Wednesday June 9 2021
Topic: Connecting with your kids in a connected world.
Dads and significant figures,

This month we will look at how to father effectively in a tech full world. We will also talk through the different ages and stages of development that children go through in their first 12 years. As the kids change, we need to adjust our ways to connect and father. Remember, the toolbox talk is for anyone who is a father or father figure. Even grandfathers who parent grandkids are welcome.

So, come and meet other people who are dads and learn a few tips from others in the room. 

Date: Wednesday 9 June  2021
Time: 6:45pm-8:30pm
Venue: The Foundery Family Centre, 132 Wentworth St, Port Kembla​
Instagram @communityfathering.
QR code for bookings
And bring your friends too. It’s about building a community who want the best for their kids. Congratulations to the following children who received merit awards this week
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