Coming up this week
Friday 1 July
9:10am Chapel - parents welcome
Friday 1 July
12:00 noon SpellMaster Grand Final - parents welcome
Friday 1 July
Last day of term 2
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
NAIDOC Week 2022
NAIDOC week celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It is celebrated by all Australians and is a great opportunity to recognise and learn more about the history and culture of indigenous communities.
NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. Its origins can be traced back to the Aboriginal rights movement, when on Australia Day 1938, protestors marched through the streets of Sydney to highlight the status and treatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. Today, it is a week-long celebration held in July that consists of range of traditional and contemporary activities.
NAIDOC Week is an important event that helps build positive relationships between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people. It enables a deeper understanding of our differences and similarities. NAIDOC week is an opportunity for all Australians to eliminate bias and discrimination by reflecting and reconciling the wrongs of the past to facilitate hope and build a fairer future. Families are encouraged to join in and support young people in learning the significance of NAIDOC Week.
This Special Report offers suggestions on how families can celebrate NAIDOC Week together. We hope you take a moment to reflect on the information offered, and as always, we welcome your feedback.
Here is the link to your special report https://lpsww.nsw.schooltv.me/wellbeing_news/special-report-celebrating-naidoc-week
As NAIDOC week happens between Terms 2 and 3, we will be observing it as a school in the first week of Term 3.
Many blessings on your break.
Mark your calendars
Pupil Free Day
Monday 18 July
Term 3 commences
Tuesday 19 July
Spring Festival Meeting – Boardroom
Tuesday 19 July
Mortimer Shield Finals
Wednesday 20 July
Lutheran Parents' Winter Cocktail Party.
Tickets are now available for the Lutheran Parents’ Winter Cocktail Party and can be purchased through the following link:
The event will be held on Friday 26 August 2022, at The Gardens Function Centre, Botanic Gardens in Wagga, commencing at 7:00 pm.
The ticket price ($75) includes hot and cold finger food, and entertainment by Who’s the BOSS party band.
This event is a chance for Lutheran school parents to enjoy a fun night together – rather than a fundraiser, there is a casual focus to the night, a chance to mingle, have a chat and dance with members of our wonderful community.
Tickets are limited so get in quick!
The SpellMaster final will be held in the chapel on Friday July 1 at 12 noon.
Congratulations to the 11 finalists. We look forward to seeing you parents and students there.
Just a reminder that ICAS assessments are still open and can be accessed directly via the ICAS site. Information has been provided each week this term. Please refer to the ICAS advertisement attached.
The 2022 NAIDOC week theme is ‘Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!’. Students and teachers will explore key Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander perspectives, peoples, histories.
Our school will celebrate NAIDOC week in Week 1 Term 3.
We acknowledge and pay our respect to the traditional custodians of the lands and waters of NSW, and all Aboriginal Elders, past, present and emerging. We respectfully acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land and waters of New South Wales, and their continuing cultural, spiritual customs and practices.
Teacher Professional Development Day
Monday July 18 will be a pupil free day. Teachers will be engaging in professional learning about Teaching Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension. This PD will be led by Sue Pike, who is a highly regarded education consultant from the AIS. The PD will allow for teachers to become familiar with the latest research in the teaching of English that links directly to the new English K-2 syllabus as well as the 3-6 syllabus ( which is in the final stages of development).
Have a safe and happy holiday
Learning Innovation Coordinator
From The Sports Desk
NSW Primary School Sports Association (PSSA) Rugby League Championships
On Monday 20 June Lachlan Tracey travelled to Kiama for the NSW PSSA Rugby League Championships. There were 13 teams participating at this three day event. Lachlan was representing CIS and competing at his first NSW PSSA Rugby League Championships.
The CIS team played three games on the first day of competition. The boys started well defeating North West 12-0. The CIS team went down to Hunter and Polding in their next two games.
The CIS team had two impressive wins on the second day, defeating Riverina 20-4 and South Coast 6-0. They were defeated by Sydney West 16-10 in their final game.
The CIS team played Sydney North on the third and final day. The boys drew 6-6, finishing 7th overall
Congratulations to Hunter who were crowned the NSW PSSA champions. They defeated Polding in the grand final 24-12.
Lachlan played centre throughout the championships.
‘My highlights of the championships were making new friends, learning new skills and playing footy for the week.’ Lachlan Tracey.
Congratulations Lachlan, the school community is super proud of your 2022 Rugby League achievements. Thank you to Carly and Shane for transporting and supporting Lachlan in Kiama.
PE Teacher – Sports Coordinator
This week at OSHC we have decorated flower pots and made patterns on scratch pads. We have also been making badges and getting creative with melt bead key chains.
The children have been enjoying the magnetic marble run and dancing in the chapel this week.
The children have shown an interest in the game of Chess this week, even teaching our educators how to play.
Please be advised that the July school holiday program is fully booked. If you missed out on a place please contact Bec or Mel and we can add you to the wait list.
Fee changes: On the 19th July 2022 OSHC fees will increase. Fee changes are:
Before school care: $13
After school care: $24
Vacation care: $40
Pupil free days: $40
If you have any questions about the fee changes please feel free to talk with Bec or email the schools’ Business Manager, David Shaw on [email protected]
Have a wonderful week and we look forward to seeing you in the holidays.
Families leaving the school
Please note that one full term’s written notice is required if you are withdrawing your child from Lutheran School. We purchase learning materials based on projected enrolment numbers at least one term in advance. Hence, the enrolment contract you signed specifies that failure to provide a term’s notice will result in you being charged for the subsequent term.