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29
November
Tuesday
Ukulele Lessons (Years 4-6, optional)
8:10 am - 8:55 am
Music Room
Those who have submitted a form are welcome to attend this before-school activity. To get a copy of the form, check Seesaw or email [email protected]
29
November
Tuesday
Year 2 swimming lessons
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
29
November
Tuesday
Year 1 swimming lessons
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Swimming is an important life skill and is also an integral part of our sport curriculum.
29
November
Tuesday
Kindergarten swimming lessons
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Swimming is an important life skill and is also an integral part of our sport curriculum.
29
November
Tuesday
P&F Meeting
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Library
We would love to have as many parents as possible to come along
30
November
Wednesday
Year 2 swimming lessons
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
30
November
Wednesday
Year 1 swimming lessons
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Swimming is an important life skill and is also an integral part of our sport curriculum.
30
November
Wednesday
Kindergarten swimming lessons
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Swimming is an important life skill and is also an integral part of our sport curriculum.
30
November
Wednesday
After School Cricket
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
30
November
Wednesday
Team 6 Student Celebration evening
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Oval
We look forward to hosting a student celebration of their Primary School years.
01
December
Thursday
Year 2 swimming lessons
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
01
December
Thursday
Year 1 swimming lessons
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Swimming is an important life skill and is also an integral part of our sport curriculum.
01
December
Thursday
Kindergarten swimming lessons
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Swimming is an important life skill and is also an integral part of our sport curriculum.
01
December
Thursday
Mango collection
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Resource Centre/Library
Parents who have placed mango orders may collect these from the Resource Centre after school
02
December
Friday
Choir (Years K-6, optional)
8:10 am - 8:55 am
Music Room
Those who have submitted a form are welcome to attend this before-school activity. To get a copy of the form, check Seesaw or email [email protected]
02
December
Friday
Year 2 swimming lessons
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
02
December
Friday
Year 1 swimming lessons
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Swimming is an important life skill and is also an integral part of our sport curriculum.
02
December
Friday
Kindergarten swimming lessons
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Swimming is an important life skill and is also an integral part of our sport curriculum.
02
December
Friday
School Christmas Concert
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Range Function Centre (308 Copland St, Wagga Wagga New South Wales 2650, Australia)
Parents, grandparents and the community are all welcome to join us in a celebration of Jesus’ birth.
05
December
Monday
Students new to LSWW visit
8:45 am - 12:15 pm
School Office
Students new in 2023 should arrive in the school office at 8.45. Student hosts will escort them to their classrooms for the morning.
06
December
Tuesday
Performing Arts Showcase
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Chapel
Students who have taken lessons in music, speech/drama or dance are invited to perform.
07
December
Wednesday
Mufti Day
Wear red green or white
SRC have decided our fundraising effort this term will be a “Food Drive”, with all food donations going to Anglicare. Wear Christmas colours (red, green and white)
07
December
Wednesday
Team 6 Graduation rehearsal
9:00 am - 10:30 am
Bethlehem Lutheran Church
We prepare for our family celebration of learning.
07
December
Wednesday
Team 6 Graduation Service
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Bethlehm Lutheran Church
Students, parents and other family members are invited to join us to celebrate the Team 6 accomplishments.
08
December
Thursday
Kaitlin Staines Cup (stage 2)
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
South Wagga Tennis Courts
08
December
Thursday
Closing Chapel
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Chapel
Parents are welcome to join!
26
January
Thursday
AUSTRALIA DAY
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
30
January
Monday
YEARS 1-6 BEGIN
8:00 am - 8:30 am
02
February
Thursday
Kindergarten start school
02
February
Thursday
Swimming Carnival
8:00 am - 3:00 pm

MISSION STATEMENT

To work under God in partnership with parents to provide an inclusive, nurturing and high quality education for every student.

VIsion

Flourishing through faith, belonging and the pursuit of excellence.

From The Principal

Authentic experiences lead to greater learning

Teachers at Lutheran School join teachers at St Johns Lutheran School in Jindera and St Pauls Lutheran School in Henty. We join Lutheran Schools across Australia on this exciting journey of curriculum development.

Project-based learning: What and why?

Maybe your school experience was like mine. We read. We listened. We answered questions on paper. We regurgitated information for a test. Then we forgot it all. Research suggests that students lose 80% of classroom learning, if it is not connected to experience.

At its core, Project-based Learning (PBL) is learning through experience. Students learn the same reading, writing, speaking and mathematics skills, but they do so combined with real-world action. The video in this newsletter provides an example of students using mathematical skills in the real-world context of the Tiny House movement.

If you watch the video, you will see a project that incorporates technology skills, interview skills, reading skills, mathematics skills, presentation skills. They listen empathetically with clients, engage with engineers, think critically and tap into creativity. Students practice collaboration, reflection and continuous improvement. They give and receive feedback throughout the unit of learning. These are the types of experiences that teachers are building.

You can see that the teacher explicitly teaches core skills in a way that engages students and consolidates their learning within their real-life experience.

Project-based learning sets our school apart as a leader in education. Please join me in thanking our teachers for courageously adapting their teaching techniques to create curriculum units that both challenge and engage our young learners.

Janet Moeller
Principal

Mark your calendars

7:00pm Kindergarten 2023 Parent Information Night
Monday 17 October

P&F Meeting – all welcome
Tuesday 18 October

NSW PSSA Athletics Championships
Thursday 20 October

 

From The DEPUTY Principal

School Uniform transition

As the temperatures begin to change we do allow flexibility either side of the term break due to the variable weather conditions. Parents are able to use their discretion during this period; however, please ensure that the correct summer or winter uniform is worn and not a combination of both.

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)
One of our Strategic Goals for 2021-2024 is to create and utilise a wellbeing framework that aligns with Lutheran School.

Part of that process has involved us looking at the Personal Development of Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) syllabus and start to develop ‘I can’ statements for the skills we want our students to be achieving as they move through the school.

The Collaboration for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) introduced the term “SEL” in 1997 and defines it as the process through which all young people and adults acquire and apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to develop healthy identities, manage emotions and achieve personal and collective goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain supportive relationships, and make responsible and caring decisions.

CASEL’s Framework for SEL identifies five core social and emotional competencies (self-awareness, social awareness, self-management, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making) that can be taught and applied throughout developmental stages and across diverse cultural contexts. The framework also focuses on key settings (classrooms, schools, homes, and communities) where it’s important to establish equitable learning environments and coordinate practices to enhance students’ social, emotional, and academic learning. A copy of their model is included in this newsletter. CASEL’s website is an excellent source of information on current research. If you have a spare minute the site is well worth a view.

https://casel.org/

As a school we are in the process of developing our own school model for our context as a faith based school in regional New South Wales.

2023 Planning

As we start to make plans for 2023, I would be grateful if you are planning on leaving the school at the end of the year, could you let the office know as soon as possible. It will help us in our planning especially with regards to availability of places in each grade.

Dylan Evans
Deputy Principal

Principal's Award

Congratulations to the students who received a Value Award for Term 3

2022 SPRING FAIR
SATURDAAY 12 NOVEMBER
10am-2pm

Curriculum Matters

Mastermind Competition Term 4

Mastermind will commence in Week 2. There will be 4 rounds, then a semi final followed by the Grand Final in Week 7. Students in Years 2 to 6 will have an opportunity to demonstrate their expertise in general knowledge. This is a fun competition for all students to enjoy.
Round 1 – Wednesday 19th October
Round 2 – Monday 24th October
Round 3 – Monday 31st October
Round 4 – Monday 7th November
Semi Final – Oral Round – Monday 14th November
Grand Final – Thursday 24th November – Parents Welcome!

Taikoz
Only a couple weeks left before Taikoz visits our school for two performances. Taikoz is an Australian, Sydney-based performance group that specialises in the art of taiko – playing Japanese drums.

Last term, students at LSWW started to become familiar with pieces that we expect them to perform and with the taiko instruments used. They have been presenting school concerts for over 10 years and will come to us on Friday 28 October, through Musica Viva. As an ensemble, they have toured nationally, collaborated extensively, performed internationally and won several awards. Visit their website for a detailed list of their achievements. https://www.taikoz.com/about

Emma Grant
Learning Innovation Coordinator

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From The Sports Desk

NSW CIS Primary Athletics Championships

 

On Tuesday 20 September our Athletics Team travelled to Sydney Olympic Park for the NSW CIS Athletics Championships. There were over 265 Independent NSW Schools represented at this annual event. The day was full of lots of colour, beautiful sunshine and wonderful sportsmanship.

Our team performed very well with many recording personal best times, distances and heights. A big congratulations to our highest placed performers, Ryan Jose and Lachlan Tracey. Ryan won gold in the Junior Boys 200m and Junior Boys High Jump. He also won silver in the 10 Years Boys 100m and Junior Boys Long Jump. Lachlan won gold in the Senior Boys Discus and silver in the Senior Boys Shot Put. The boys will represent CIS at the NSW PSSA Athletics Championships in Sydney next week.

We congratulate all students on their achievements and wish Ryan and Lachlan all the best at the NSW PSSA Athletics Championships. A big thank you to our parents for transporting and supporting our students at this event.

Caroline Stewart 

PE Teacher/Sports Coordinator

OSHC

We have had the most amazing time these holidays at OSHC.

The children built friendships, enjoyed dressing up on monster and  wonderland days, found a love for music as we explored the Civic Theatre and watch the Kapooka Army Band play.

The bird aviary at the Botanic Gardens was one of the highlights for a few children these holidays as some birds ate from the children’s hands.

Inflatable World was another highlight as the children jumped and bounced all their energy out.

This term we will be welcoming Ben from ‘Little Champions’ on a Thursday afternoon for gymnastics and circus skills from 4pm-5pm. It would be appreciated if you could wait until the end of the session to collect your child.  There will be no additional cost for this activity.

We look forward to another wonderful week.

Rebecca Cameron

OSHC Coordinator

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