Term 2 Week 10 (Minnamurra, Reading)

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From the Principal’s desk ‘Time spent among trees is never time wasted’ Katrina Mayer
With the short week last week, it was incredibly busy. We managed to hit the ground running (literally) for a great day of athletics on Tuesday. The very next day, Stages 2 and 3 hopped back on a bus to attend the Minnamurra Rainforest to support learning happening in classes. By all accounts it was a great day, and I thank the staff for their efforts in coordinating the day. I am told by the children they enjoyed themselves immensely.

This week promises to be equally as busy. Tomorrow we have Class 2/3/4 presenting their annual class item at assembly. It is also where we will present the ribbons for students who were successful at the school athletics carnival. I invite all parents and carers to attend in the Hub from 1.45.

On Thursday, we have the rescheduled Zoo excursion for Kindergarten to Year Two. We have our fingers crossed for good weather as it will be a great way to round out the term. Like last attempt, we will closely monitor the weather and make a call on Wednesday afternoon if necessary, to reschedule again. With the cold and wind, we keep the kids’ wellbeing at the centre of all decision making.

Speaking of the cold and wind, this week I spoke with staff to clarify our ‘wet weather arrangements’ for days when rain makes playing outside on the grass unfeasible. Previous COVID restrictions made it very hard because we couldn’t assemble large groups inside, but we can now resume this practice. This means that we can use the Hub to eat and play when rain is an issue, allowing us to keep students dry and warm. Where possible, we offer the COLA as a space for children to play if they do want to be outside, but dry. I also encourage families to double check children are bringing jumpers to school as many children don’t. We have clean spares with Mrs Whyte, but it is important for students needing to stay warm. Attendance as a focus is important to us, and I want to make sure we can keep kids warm and dry despite inclement weather through winter.

Please make sure on Thursday that you ask your children to pass their reports on after school. The mid year report will come home with students on Thursday. As always, please make contact with your students’ teachers if you would like to discuss any aspects of the report.

On Friday, we have our Hot Breakkie and Handball morning. I thank the families who have returned the RSVP to help us cater for food for the adults. 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. 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/ If need be, we will proceed under the COLA even if it rains, so keep the date aside regardless of weather.
Children return to school on Tuesday July 13.

Have a great week, and a lovely winter vacation break with your children.
Kieren Corbyn, Principal

 2/3/4 Assembly- Wednesday 1:45

2/3/4 will be presenting this Wednesday at our school assembly. All parents are welcome, but please remember to socially distance and scan the QR code upon entry. We will also be presenting ribbons from our Athletics Carnival at this assembly.


We look forward to hearing all about what 2/3/4 has been learning in class.
Reading, reading, reading!!
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As you know, our school is focusing on all things reading this year! It’s a huge focus for us as we aim to encourage reading at home and intend to provide our students with the best possible reading instruction at school.

A huge thanks to Rachelle, Andrew, Connor and Dylan Smith as they have kindly made and donated our very own playground library (similar to a street library) so that our students can be reading at all times. Stay tuned next term to hear how Mrs Giles plans to use in the playground.

Don’t forget, our Reading Bags are still available to borrow from outside the Hub. Each bag contains a unique soft toy friend, reading blanket, picture books, hot chocolates and a scrap book to record you reading journey. Check out the scrapbook picture below to see how much fun the Connerty family had with Sally Sloth and her reading bag! !

Stay tuned next term to hear more exciting things in the space of reading at LHPS. Remember, “The more that you read, the more things you will know, the more that you learn, the more places you’ll go!” We are going places at LHPS with our reading!K-2 Shoalhaven Zoo visit Thursday 24 JuneWe are keeping our fingers and toes crossed for good weather on Thursday as we look forward to our K-2 Shoalhaven Zoo visit. Don’t forget to wear warm jumpers and pack hats, drink bottles, lunch and recess. In the event of bad weather, we will inform the community by Class Dojo and Facebook.Handball and Hot Brekky Friday at 8am!
Regardless of the weather, our Handball and Hot Breakkie event is on this Friday at 8 am! It’s set to be a fun way to end the last day of term and we look forward to seeing as many parents and kids battling it out on the court as possible!Holidays!!

The school holidays are just around the corner and the last day of term is this Friday 25 June.

Staff will return for a staff development day on Monday 12th July and then students are set to return on Tuesday 13 July. Merit Awards

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