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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
Where were you 33 years ago?
Almost 33 years ago, a young woman named Lyn Miller began working at Lutheran School Wagga Wagga. I spy with my little eye… Lyn in the picture with the 1991 staff, her first year at the school. She has been our longest-serving staff member.
Lyn announced to staff today that she will be retiring. Her final day with us will be 20 July, so you have time to send her warm wishes as she prepares to spend more time with her mother, children and grandchildren. Please join us in thanking Lyn for her dedication to our school, families and students over the years.
Thank you, Lyn for embodying the words of David’s psalm:
Let your heart therefore be wholly devoted to the Lord our God, to walk in His statutes and to keep His commandments, as at this day.
From The DEPUTY Principal
Semester One Reports
Teachers are busy writing Semester One reports. Parent Lounge is available on the School app.
Reports will be published on Parent Lounge on Monday 26 June.
If you haven’t registered for Parent Lounge either online or through the School app, please have a look at the information and link below to assist in this process.
- Click on https://lounge.lpsww.nsw.edu.au/ (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 access your child’s report.
If you are still having issues please email [email protected]
A few changes to the semester reports
Teachers worked on continuous reporting this year using rubrics. These rubrics, regularly sent home through Seesaw, provide you with regular commentary on your child’s progress in English, Mathematics and other subjects. Because the commentary has been filtering to you throughout the semester, the semester reports will no longer contain paragraph comments related to English and Mathematics. We hope that you have been in contact with the teacher already this year if you have had concerns about the continuous reports you have received.
Like previous years, teachers will write a Pastoral Care comment related to school values, social and emotional learning as well as habits of mind.
The Years K-2 tick box format on the reports will look different than in previous years. This is due to the rollout of the new NSW English and Mathematics syllabi, K-2. Similar changes will be made to the Years 3-6 summary reports when the NSW English and Mathematics syllabi are updated in 2024.
Your child online – eSafety Commissioner
I have shared this resource from the eSafety commissioner before, but feel it is an excellent resource for parents. This link provides some practical advice for parents about ‘’Are they old enough?’’ It includes the following:
- Should your pre-schooler be using online devices?
- Is your child old enough for a smartphone?
- When are they ready for social media accounts?
- Determine your child’s readiness for social media
- Resources for parents
Please take your time to have a read of the link below, I am sure you will find it useful in supporting your child.
Rugby Brumbies 10s Gala Day
Last Friday 2 June, students from Years 2, 3 and 4 competed in the Rugby Brumbies 10s tournament in Canberra. The boys played exceptionally well, displayed terrific sportsmanship in all games and managed to reach the Grand Final. They played St Edmund’s College from Canberra in the final and won the game 4 tries to 1. Thanks to all the parents who came along and supported the team and special thanks to Mick Davis who coached the team on the day. It was a special day for everyone involved.
We are currently experiencing a run of school absences due to COVID or the flu. If your child is experiencing COVID- or flu-like symptoms, please do not send your child to school. Your cooperation with this is appreciated and shows care for our more vulnerable staff and students.
Kindergarten Bible presentation
On Monday 5th June Kindergarten students were presented with their Bibles.
Thank you to Bethlehem for helping with the purchase of these Bibles.
Year Two are skipping through the term!
Jump Rope for Heart Update – It’s great to continue to see so many children out in the playground skipping with smiles on their faces. Lutheran School Wagga Wagga Year Two has already raised $2018. A fantastic effort so far!
It’s not long until our Jump Off Day on Monday 19 June 2023, so keep on practicing those tricks! And don’t forget to share your online fundraising page with friends and family to raise money for a great cause!
We have 24 students registered!
Still need to sign up online? It’s easy just follow this link and enter your details.
P.S. Don’t forget our skipping goal of 40 hours! Currently, we’ve completed 24 hours. Only 16 to go!
This week the Kindergarten students were presented with their bibles from Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Wagga Wagga. These bibles, have been curated, much like an art exhibition, to include a number of favourite stories from the Hebrew Scriptures and the New Testament, stories of God’s people through the ages for families to share together. As they joyfully received their gift I thought I might take this time to offer some tips for reading the bible together at home.
- Read Together. The scriptures have been written to be read in community, I always find it helpful to read with others. There’s also a certain joy about reading at home together – it allows you time to sit with the stories, psalms, prayers and ask questions and wonder together about what you’ve just read.
- Don’t start at the beginning and make your way through. Try reading the parables of Jesus. Parables are stories that Jesus told to engage his audience with wonder and questions. Parables are great to read with children. Try Luke 8:4-13, Luke 10:25-37 or Luke 15:3-32. Read them together, wondering about what images come to mind. Is there anything that stood out? What questions do they raise? Perhaps you’d like to write the parable in your own words? I think a family could spend an entire year reading parables together and continue to find joy, wonder and wisdom as they do.
- If you’re looking for a book to read, my personal preference is to read through Luke and Acts. They’re written to go together, so are a good place to start. Luke will tell you the story of Jesus, while Acts will tell you about the beginning of the Church as Jesus’ followers tried to figure out what it meant to live in the way Jesus had taught. A lot of people also suggest reading the Gospel of Mark as a way to learn about Jesus and his teaching. Lutherans often start with the Gospel of John as it focuses on Jesus as the Son of God.
- If you’re into poetry or music, you might find the Psalms a great place to linger. The Psalms are prayers and songs of God’s people that have been shared for hundreds of years. They’re prayers of thanks, help, awe and wonder. Perhaps you might like to read a part of a Psalm and then listen to a song someone has written that was inspired by the Psalm. Many great Psalm-songs can be found on Youtube. one musician I like is Richard Bruxvoort Colligan, https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9yOgxCuVnEgqEvgnlQ57p5xnUp3dXhEJ Richard has written a lot of songs inspired by the psalms for you to listen to and, maybe sing along with. Another band I really enjoy is Sons of Korah https://www.youtube.com/@SonsofKorah.
If you’d ever like to talk about the bible, receive guidance in reading it as a family, or if you’d like any other resources for families to discuss faith together please do make contact.
Lutheran School Wagga Wagga will again be participating in the ICAS competitions this year. ICAS is an online academic competition that is designed to assess students’ higher order thinking and problem-solving skills in English, Mathematics, Science, Writing, and Digital Technologies. We encourage you to consider entering your child into ICAS this year. The competition is open to students from Years 2 to 6. Learn more by visiting
From The Sports Desk
LSWW Athletics Carnival
Our annual K-6 Athletics Carnival was held at Jubilee Park on Wednesday 31 May. The day was full of lots of colour, wonderful sportsmanship and fantastic competition. All students are to be congratulated on their participation, enthusiasm and determination in their events. Congratulations to our Age Champions, the students who broke new records, those who placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd and our Champion House, Willans Hill.
A big thank you to Bob and Chantelle from Wagga Wagga Athletics Club for supplying and managing the timing gates and assisting with the entries and results. Thank you also to Phil Hoey for assisting with the First Aid, Mary Woodbury for supplying our yummy refreshments and the K-6 staff and parent volunteers who assisted with the coordination of the carnival.
NSWPSSA Touch Football Championships
On 22 May, Ben Bull and Rex Benecke travelled to Sydney for the NSWPSSA Touch Football Championships. Ben and Rex were representing CIS and competing at their first NSWPSSA Touch Football Championships.
Whilst the results did not go their way, Ben said his skill level improved, and he thoroughly enjoyed this opportunity. The highlight for Ben was making new friends from across the state. Rex said it was a great experience playing with and against players of such a high standard. He also mentioned that even though they lost more games than they won, their skills improved throughout the championships.
Rex is hopeful of being in the team again next year. Thank you to Zoe and Kate for transporting and supporting Ben and Rex at this event.
Congratulations, boys! The school community is super proud of your achievements.
PE Teacher/Sports Coordinator
Over the last few weeks OSHC has participated in many activities.
Once again, we had a visit from Little Champions on Wednesday who taught the children more about gymnastics and new gymnastics shapes and games. Little Champions is always a favourite amongst students.
When the sun was out we spent time playing on the oval. We played soccer, tag, football, and games with the hula hoops. Handball has also been a very popular outdoor activity recently, with one game including 8 squares of children. Staff members were very impressed with this game, as all the students involved showed fairness and respect towards one another.
As it has been raining and getting colder recently, we have also spent plenty of time doing inside activities. The main activity that is always a hit, is our melt beads. This activity allows children to practice their fine motor skills as well as their patience as they carefully place down each bead to create the perfect design. Some children will make small designs and finish them on the day and other students will spend hours creating a large artwork over a few sessions at OSHC.
OSHC Acting Coordinator
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.