Coming up this week
Kindergarten 2022 Teddy Bear Picnic
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
Teacher commitment to contemporary learning
In last week’s newsletter, we featured The Adaptable Mind to introduce our approach to teaching and learning. In the video, we learned that our current students need more than just academic knowledge. Their future work will require skills such as curiosity, creativity, initiative, multidisciplinary thinking and empathy.
Many of our teachers spent three days of non-term time in a course on Project-based Learning. Do you recognise any of these faces?
Our teachers worked with experts and other Lutheran School educators across Australia to create teaching programs that further enhance student engagement in learning.
Giving students an audience beyond parents and teachers
If your school experience was like mine, we did work that we turned into teachers and then took home to show our parents. How great would it have been to design alongside professional architects? Problem-solve with city councilors? Create videos that will help future students and families?
Contemporary learning is a shift in thinking: Students are not our future, they are our present – and they can make a real difference in the real world right now.
This term you will see Kindergarten students making videos of school that will be seen by our incoming Kindergarten students and parents. Year 4s will use their science knowledge to design a solar-powered grill that will fry an egg. Year 5s will interact directly with Wagga leaders to recommend ways to make movement around Wagga more efficient. Like in years past, you will see Year 6s consolidate their knowledge of monetary interest, economics and service to create not-for-profit businesses.
It is an exciting time to be a student. Watch for an increasing number of units like these in 2022 and beyond. Many thanks to the teachers for their continued efforts.
Mark your calendars
2022 Term 1 Dates
31st January – Students Return (Yrs 1-6)
3rd February – Kindergarten Students
8th April – Last Day of Term
In the Apostle Paul’s letter to the Galatians he outlined what would be the fruit of the Spirit. This ‘fruit’ is a series of behaviours that, where in essence, the by-product of a Spirit-led life: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control (Gal 5:22-23).
Paul likened them to fruit because like fruit they need to be grown, cultivated and nurtured in the individual just like the fruit that grows on a tree. If we consider everything the Bible teaches us about valuing each other and recognising that we are all made in the image of God, could this fruit in action be summed up in one word, respect? Well, according to Paul, against such behaviour there is no limit or restriction; so I say, let respect abound.
Galatians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
What a fantastic few weeks we have had at OSHC.
Over the school holidays we enjoyed many adventures including a jumping castle on the oval, making chocolate freckles, creating slime and lava lamps and playing a number of games together.
This term so far the children have been working with Mr Peck and Mrs Prenzler develop our garden with some herbs and plants.
The children have also been learning how to make friendship bands with loop bands. They have also been challenging themselves with large scale marble runs and we have even had a visit from Hillary’s baby chicks.
Have a wonderful week.
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