Coming up this week
Team 6 Activity Day
Last Day of Term
Student Free Day
In This Issue
To work under God in partnership with parents to provide an inclusive, nurturing and high quality education for every student.
Flourishing through faith, belonging and the pursuit of excellence.
From The Principal
In the Lutheran tradition, we celebrate a ‘season’ of Advent in the four weeks prior to Christmas. Advent is a time of waiting and anticipation. God’s people in the Old Testament waited generations to welcome the Messiah, Jesus. It was through Jesus that we receive the ultimate gift of salvation.
Our Year 6 students in particular are awaiting a new chapter in life as they enter High School. In their graduation service, the reading from Romans 8:38-39 says
I am absolutely sure that not even death or life can separate us from God’s love. Not even angels or demons, the present or the future, or any powers can separate us. Not even the highest places or the lowest, or anything else in all creation can separate us. Nothing at all can ever separate us from God’s love. That’s because of what Christ Jesus our Lord has done.
The love of God in Jesus brings us together and keeps us together. May our God of peace and love keep you healthy and safe this Christmas season and beyond.
Team 6 movements
This year, 53% of our graduates will move to TRAC, 20% to Mater Dei, 10% to Kildare and the remaining 17% to government schools.
Mark your calendars
Yrs 1-6 return to school
31st January 2022
Kindergarten start school
3rd February 2022
From The DEPUTY Principal
Congratulations to Willans Hill who took out the Summit Cup. The trophy was presented to the House Captain’s in Monday’s assembly.
2021 School Captains
Thank you to all the participants and supportive staff for ensuring the Mastermind Grand Final went ahead last week. In particular thank you to Ms Grant and Mr Evans for their involvement. I missed a thrilling event! A tie for title of Mastermind 2021 – the first time this has ever happened! Well done to Scarlet and Imogen Logan on their fantastic efforts. Congratulations also to Liam and Harry for their second and third placing.
Riverina Interschool Chess Competition.
I am very pleased to able to finally announce that our LSWW Chess Team were named Riverina Champions this year. A special congratulations to Lance Palmer who was awarded the ‘Highest Scorer’. I am sure these boys will continue to grow and develop as a champion team in 2022.
I would like to thank our Lutheran School Community, past and present, for all their support and kindness these past 18 years. My journey here has come to an end, and I will treasure the memories I have made here, particularly the ones of working with hundreds of Lutheran School students since 2003! I have been fortunate to have worked alongside some outstanding teachers and support staff – each with their own unique gifts and talents. I will miss this very special place and know that while I have contributed in some small ways, LSWW has helped me become the educator I am today – for that I am eternally grateful. God Bless.
Karri von Mengersen
This year at OSHC we have done so many exciting activities where we have been able to see the students grow.
We have encouraged the students to express what they enjoy so that we can create programs around what the students love.
Some of the student led activities that were very popular amongst a large age range were role playing hairdressers, using the dress-ups and creating jewelry with Loom bands.
This year with the 2021 Olympics we saw the students engage in a number of sports such as golf, hockey and basketball. With this, the students displayed great respect for one and other as they listened to their referees and showed great teamwork.
I have asked the students what their favourite things about OSHC have been this year some responses were:
“The pj day during the holidays because it was really fun and we didn’t have to get dressed” –Harriet 11
“All the craft we did because there was lots of different things to do and there was always someone there to help”- Eliza 9
“Balloon Day because we got to go on a jumping castle” Lachlan 6
“Playing with friends at laser tag” Jack 6
We look forward to more activities like these during the Summer holidays.
Please check lost property in the school office for misplaced items. Unclaimed items of clothing will be donated to the school’s second hand Uniform Shop.
Please label your child’s items. This practice helps us to return your child’s clothing, etc. Thank you.