Term 3, Week 9

Coming up this week



14-16 September

Year 5 excursion to Melbourne

16 September

9:10am Chapel (led by Year 4) all welcome

16 September

Jackie Murphy Cup - Netball (equex centre)


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.

Exciting news from the P&F: Spring is in the air!

The old sustainable living festival is transitioning to a smaller, more school-community oriented event this year – The Spring Fair!  We’re looking to double down on our wonderful community and make it a day for our families and friends to enjoy together.

There are FOUR things that you can do RIGHT NOW to get ready for this great event:

  1. Save the date!
    • Mark Saturday 12th November (10am – 2pm) in your calendars
    • let your families and friends know!
  2. Think about volunteering. Here are a few options:
    • Take on a stall (are you any good at face painting?! Or do you have any other fantastic ideas? Let us know!)
    • Plan to help on a stall on the day (1 or 2 hours only)
    • Donate something (see below)
  3. Think about what you can donate
    • Contribute to the silent auction (see more details below, with some great options even if you don’t own a business)
    • Plan to make cakes and other baked goods for sale on the day
    • Donate your time (see volunteering section above)
  4. Help your kids get ready for the day
    • The Ag show will be on again and kids can start thinking about this now (see details below)
    • Help them to save money for rides, experiences and treats on the day (does your car need a wash? Have you got laundry to put away? Let’s make it work for us too!!!)

If you’re keen to contribute but don’t know where to start, give me a call (Jane Heller – 0429315801), send me a text or duck in to see Nicole at the office. Although we are all busy, I’m sure we can make this a great event for our kids.

It’s exciting to be able to meet again – I’m looking forward to seeing everyone together at the school on the 12th November.

Jane Heller
P&F Executive member and Spring Festival Organiser

Silent Auction – call for donations

You may have a service or goods you are able to donate for the fundraiser.   It could be big or small.  Anything is possible!

Some suggestions are:

  • wine
  • a hamper or anything that could go into a hamper
  • a load of wood / bale of hay
  • a dinner, or other gift voucher
  • a half day farm experience (yabbying etc)
  • a service eg massage

Don’t have anything personally you can contribute? You might ask someone in the community who’d be willing to donate something (as a promotional activity) or you may like to donate some $ (and something can be bought on your behalf).

To kick off, we have a beach house on the south coast for a weekend to auction off – sleeps 16!

Your help to make this a success would be greatly appreciated. Please call or message Lizzie Gooden on 0439 551 404 with the details of anything you may be able to contribute.  (Detail and value are required so that can be included in the detail on the day).

Liz Gooden
P&F Executive member and Silent Auction Coordinator

Spring Fair Ag Show 2022

Attention green thumbs, bakers and Lego masters!!

The Lutheran School Agricultural Show is returning to the 2022 Spring Fair! If students are bored these school holidays, they can start planning their creations to make it the biggest show yet.

There will be three categories:

  1. Home grown produce: vegies, herbs and flower arrangements
  2. Baking
    • Kindergarten and Yr 1 decorate four Arrowroot biscuits
    • Yr 2, 3 and 4 make and decorate four cup cakes
    • Yr 5 and 6 make and decorate a cake
  3. Free form Lego building: let your imagination run wild (just make sure it can be moved without breaking)

If you have any questions feel free to contact event organiser Alex MacLennan [email protected].

Mark your calendars

Year 1 Family catch up – Wagga Beach Park 2:30pm

Sunday 18 September 

9:10am School Assembly – all welcome

Monday 19 September

Student-led conferences (K-1)
Tuesday 20 September

Year 3 sweet stall 
Tuesday 20 September

From The DEPUTY Principal

Student led Conferences

Some of the dates for the Student led Conferences have changed due to the public holiday to commemorate the passing of Queen Elizabeth. Please refer to the Seesaw message from Ms Moeller for the new dates and times. I would encourage you to make a booking so your child can share with you their learning journey to date and their goals moving forward for the rest of the year. Just a reminder that Friday 23 September is a pupil free day as we conclude our Student led Conferences.

To book an appointment please follow the instructions below:

Click https://lounge.lpsww.nsw.edu.au/ you may need to copy and paste into a browser)

Use your five digit account number available on your fees invoice as the user name.

If you have not set, or can’t remember your password, click the link “Forgot Password?” at the top right and follow the instructions. The email address must be, for security reasons, the one advised to the school.

You will then be able to book an appointment. If you have any problems please email [email protected].

Y5 Camp

Best wishes to the Y5 students as they head to Sovereign Hill and Melbourne. Thanks to Ms Newham for the time and effort into organising the experience for our students. We look forward to viewing their trip on our social media platforms.

Year 3 Sweet Stall – Tuesday 20 September

Year 3 will be running a Sweet Stall next Tuesday to raise funds for Carevan, a local charity organisation that we have learnt about as part of our PBL unit this term.

Sweets will be priced from 50c to $3, so bring your gold coins to purchase a yummy sweet to support this worthwhile charity.


Our end of term assembly will take place on Monday 19 September at 9:10am. Please join us if you can.

Messenger Avenue, Boorooma

Messenger Avenue in Boorooma will reopen to buses on Monday 19th September. The buses will revert back to the same routes and times they operated on before the closure commenced.

Students will be handed a note detailing the changes by their bus driver this week.

If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to call our Busabout on 02 5942 6600.

Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

Below is an extract from an article from the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL). It really highlights the huge benefits of explicit Social and Emotional teaching to support students. The link for the whole article is below.

SEL leads to improved academic outcomes and behaviours

When students have supportive relationships and opportunities to develop and practice social, emotional, and cognitive skills across many different contexts, academic learning accelerates. Hundreds of studies offer consistent evidence that SEL bolsters academic performance.

Results from a landmark meta-analysis that looked across 213 studies involving more than 270,000 students found that:

• SEL interventions that address the five core competencies increased students’ academic performance by 11 percentile points, compared to students who did not participate.

• Students participating in SEL programs showed improved classroom behaviour, an increased ability to manage stress and depression, and better attitudes about themselves, others, and school.

• Additional meta-analyses echoed these findings. Consistency across independent research teams offers strong support that well-implemented SEL programs are beneficial.

Dylan Evans
Deputy Principal

Curriculum Matters


Maths Olympiad, Maths Games and Maths Explorer

This week students completed their final competition paper. The competition has been running across 2 terms and has involved 5 competition papers. This competition was quite rigorous and allowed for students to be involved in extending their knowledge and problem solving skills. Thanks to Mrs Whatmuff and Ms Newham for running the Games and Explorer in Years 3 and 5.

PBL Planning

Over this term I have been collaborating with teaching teams to forward plan for Term 4 teaching and learning experiences. Teams have been working on creating projects that are transdisciplinary and involve service learning. This teaching method is known as Project Based Learning. Students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to an authentic, engaging, and complex question, problem or challenge. Students then demonstrate their knowledge and skills by creating a public product or presentation for a real audience. As a result, students develop deep content knowledge as well as critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, and communication skills. Project Based Learning unleashes a contagious, creative energy among students and teachers. Some of the term 4 projects being planned involve Solar Power in Year 4, a Christmas Concert and Kindergarten Orientation in Kindergarten.

On day one Term 4, teachers and learning assistants will travel to St John’s Jindera to work with Derek Bartels – LEVNT. Teachers from both schools will collaborate to design and plan projects that focus on authenticity, student agency and community connections

Emma Grant
Learning Innovation Coordinator

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From The Sports Desk

Riverina Schools Orienteering Championships

The Riverina Schools Orienteering Championships were held on Tuesday 6 September at Willans Hill. There were 50 students from local primary schools competing against one another in individual and relay events. Our students performed extremely well, with many orienteering competitively for the first time.

Congratulations to Ryder Seaman who won the 10-11 years boys’ individual class with Willoughby Freeburn 2nd and Kirollos Estafanos 3rd. Amelia Tai placed 2nd in the 10-11 years girl’s event. At the conclusion of the individual events, our students competed in a three-person relay against primary and secondary teams. Congratulations to Charlie Rodney, Oliver McEachern and Ben Bull who were the highest placed primary school team.

Over the weekend, 3rd-4th September, Ryder Seaman competed in the NSW Schools Orienteering Championships in the Hills District of Sydney. Ryder placed 3rd in the boys 9-10 years class in the sprint event (around two school campuses) on the Saturday and placed 3rd in the bush event at Scheyville National Park. Congratulations Ryder on these wonderful achievements.

A big thank you to Briohny Seaman and the Wagga Orienteering volunteers for ensuring the Riverina Schools Orienteering Championships ran smoothly. Thank you also to Lindsie Newham and our parent spectators for managing our team and supporting the students. It was great to see all the students having fun, developing their orienteering skills and supporting their peers during the day.

NSWCIS Cricket Trials

On Monday 12 September Henry Benecke travelled to Sydney for the NSWCIS Cricket Trials. There were 124 boys from across the state trying out for 24 positions. Henry was given the opportunity to showcase his skills in round robin games and in the nets. At the conclusion of the trials, the NSWCIS Cricket team was announced. Although Henry was not selected in the team, he enjoyed the experience. Thank you to Kate Benecke for transporting and supporting Henry at the trials.

Henry Benecke – ‘I really enjoyed facing quick bowlers and meeting new people’



Caroline Stewart
PE Teacher – Sports Coordinator


This week at OSHC the children have been creating some beautiful geometric puzzle pictures.  They have also been working on some fine motor skills as they delicately sew together animal bag tags.

The children have also decorated some wooden craft and will be working together to make kites later in the week.  We have our fingers crossed for a windy day so we can try them out.

Active after school: We continue to include physical activity in our daily program and have introduced OSHC merit awards.  These awards will be handed out to children who give their best during a physical activity. Should your child receive three awards at OSHC they will get to pick a physical activity, an afternoon tea and choose a small prize.

Vacation care: Please be advised that the Spring school holiday program is fully booked. If you missed a place please contact Bec or Mel and we can add you to the wait list.

We look forward to another great week.

Rebecca Cameron

OSHC Coordinator

Other Information

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.

Uniform Shop Orders

If you would like to purchase uniforms from the Uniform Shop, please email [email protected]

We will email you once the order is ready to be picked up from the office.  Thank you.


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