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Term 3, Week 7

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31
May
Friday
K-2 Chapel
9:10 am - 9:40 am
Chapel
31
May
Friday
Assembly
2:20 pm - 2:50 pm
Chapel
03
June
Monday
Chapel - Years 3-6
9:10 am - 9:40 am
Chapel
03
June
Monday
Parent Volunteer Session
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Library
06
June
Thursday
CIS Cross Country Championships
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
07
June
Friday
K-2 Chapel
9:10 am - 9:40 am
Chapel
07
June
Friday
Clubs
2:20 pm - 3:20 pm
10
June
Monday
King's Birthday Public Holiday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
12
June
Wednesday
SCHOOL PHOTOS
8:30 am - 9:00 am
Chapel
14
June
Friday
K-2 Chapel
9:10 am - 9:40 am
Chapel
14
June
Friday
Year 3 Strawberry Farm visit
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
14
June
Friday
Clubs
2:20 pm - 3:20 pm
17
June
Monday
Chapel - Years 3-6
9:10 am - 9:40 am
Chapel
18
June
Tuesday
P&F Meeting
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Resource Centre
21
June
Friday
K-2 Chapel
9:10 am - 9:40 am
Chapel
21
June
Friday
Stem challenge Day (Years 3-6)
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
24
June
Monday
Chapel - Years 3-6
9:10 am - 9:40 am
Chapel
25
June
Tuesday
Team 6 camp
9:00 am -
Canberra
26
June
Wednesday
Team 6 camp
Canberra
27
June
Thursday
Team 6 camp
Canberra
28
June
Friday
K-2 Chapel
9:10 am - 9:40 am
Chapel
28
June
Friday
Clubs
2:20 pm - 3:20 pm
01
July
Monday
Chapel - Years 3-6
9:10 am - 9:40 am
Chapel
05
July
Friday
K-2 Chapel
9:10 am - 9:40 am
Chapel
05
July
Friday
Closing Chapel
2:20 pm - 3:20 pm
Chapel
08
July
Monday
Chapel - Years 3-6
9:10 am - 9:40 am
Chapel
12
July
Friday
K-2 Chapel
9:10 am - 9:40 am
Chapel
15
July
Monday
Chapel - Years 3-6
9:10 am - 9:40 am
Chapel
22
July
Monday
Chapel - Years 3-6
9:10 am - 9:40 am
Chapel
23
July
Tuesday
NSW PSSA Cross Country
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Sydney
29
July
Monday
Chapel - Years 3-6
9:10 am - 9:40 am
Chapel
30
July
Tuesday
P&F Meeting
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Resource Centre
02
August
Friday
RAS Athletics
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Les O'Brien Athletic Precinct Albury
05
August
Monday
Chapel - Years 3-6
9:10 am - 9:40 am
Chapel
09
August
Friday
Kindergarten - Grug (Civic Theatre)
9:15 am - 11:30 am
Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre (Wagga Wagga New South Wales, Australia)
12
August
Monday
Chapel - Years 3-6
9:10 am - 9:40 am
Chapel
19
August
Monday
Chapel - Years 3-6
9:10 am - 9:40 am
Chapel
26
August
Monday
Netball School Cup Regional Finals (Stage 2&3)
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Equex Centre, Wagga
26
August
Monday
Chapel - Years 3-6
9:10 am - 9:40 am
Chapel
02
September
Monday
Chapel - Years 3-6
9:10 am - 9:40 am
Chapel
03
September
Tuesday
Trent Barrett Legends Day (stage 2)
9:10 am - 2:30 pm
Paramore Park (East Wagga Wagga New South Wales, Australia)
04
September
Wednesday
Auskick
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
06
September
Friday
CIS Athletics Championships
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
09
September
Monday
Chapel - Years 3-6
9:10 am - 9:40 am
Chapel
10
September
Tuesday
Years 4,5,6 The Peasant Prince (Civic Theatre)
9:15 am - 11:30 am
Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre (Wagga Wagga New South Wales, Australia)
10
September
Tuesday
P&F Meeting
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Resource Centre
11
September
Wednesday
Auskick
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
16
September
Monday
Chapel - Years 3-6
9:10 am - 9:40 am
Chapel
18
September
Wednesday
Auskick
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
23
September
Monday
Chapel - Years 3-6
9:10 am - 9:40 am
Chapel
25
September
Wednesday
Auskick
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
30
September
Monday
Chapel - Years 3-6
9:10 am - 9:40 am
Chapel
07
October
Monday
Chapel - Years 3-6
9:10 am - 9:40 am
Chapel
14
October
Monday
Chapel - Years 3-6
9:10 am - 9:40 am
Chapel
21
October
Monday
Chapel - Years 3-6
9:10 am - 9:40 am
Chapel
22
October
Tuesday
P&F Meeting
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Resource Centre
23
October
Wednesday
NSW PSSA Athletic Championships
9:00 am -
sydney
24
October
Thursday
NSW PSSA Athletic Championships
sydney
25
October
Friday
K 2025 Teddy Bears Picnic
10:00 am - 11:00 am
28
October
Monday
Chapel - Years 3-6
9:10 am - 9:40 am
Chapel
02
November
Saturday
Spring Fair
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
04
November
Monday
Chapel - Years 3-6
9:10 am - 9:40 am
Chapel
11
November
Monday
Chapel - Years 3-6
9:10 am - 9:40 am
Chapel
18
November
Monday
Chapel - Years 3-6
9:10 am - 9:40 am
Chapel
18
November
Monday
K-2 Swimming l
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wagga Swim Hub (83 Copland St, East Wagga Wagga New South Wales 2650, Australia)
19
November
Tuesday
K-2 Swimming l
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wagga Swim Hub (83 Copland St, East Wagga Wagga New South Wales 2650, Australia)
20
November
Wednesday
K-2 Swimming l
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wagga Swim Hub (83 Copland St, East Wagga Wagga New South Wales 2650, Australia)
21
November
Thursday
K-2 Swimming l
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wagga Swim Hub (83 Copland St, East Wagga Wagga New South Wales 2650, Australia)
22
November
Friday
K-2 Swimming l
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wagga Swim Hub (83 Copland St, East Wagga Wagga New South Wales 2650, Australia)
25
November
Monday
Chapel - Years 3-6
9:10 am - 9:40 am
Chapel
25
November
Monday
K-2 Swimming
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wagga Swim Hub (83 Copland St, East Wagga Wagga New South Wales 2650, Australia)
26
November
Tuesday
K-2 Swimming
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wagga Swim Hub (83 Copland St, East Wagga Wagga New South Wales 2650, Australia)
27
November
Wednesday
K-2 Swimming
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wagga Swim Hub (83 Copland St, East Wagga Wagga New South Wales 2650, Australia)
28
November
Thursday
K-2 Swimming
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wagga Swim Hub (83 Copland St, East Wagga Wagga New South Wales 2650, Australia)
29
November
Friday
K-2 Swimming
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wagga Swim Hub (83 Copland St, East Wagga Wagga New South Wales 2650, Australia)
02
December
Monday
Chapel - Years 3-6
9:10 am - 9:40 am
Chapel
03
December
Tuesday
P&F Meeting
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Resource Centre
09
December
Monday
Chapel - Years 3-6
9:10 am - 9:40 am
Chapel
16
December
Monday
Chapel - Years 3-6
9:10 am - 9:40 am
Chapel
23
December
Monday
Chapel - Years 3-6
9:10 am - 9:40 am
Chapel
30
December
Monday
Chapel - Years 3-6
9:10 am - 9:40 am
Chapel

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

NAPLAN news reports

Media is constantly with us. I recently began looking into the “CNN effect“, an now-studied idea that our media can have a causal impact on politics, the economy and way we think. This week I heard the news that 1/3 of students in NSW schools are not meeting the educational standard. I noticed a niggling CNN-effect thought – I asked myself, “Are we doing enough?” 

Lutheran School data

I think that parents and educators continually ask the “Are we doing enough” question as part of our vocation of working with young people. In our partnership together, I aspire to initiate and continue supportive conversations, sharing information that can help us do our best for the young ones we serve.

Following up on the national news report, I checked our NAPLAN data. In every learning area, far more than 2/3 of our students met or exceeded standards. Of particular note: 94% of our Year 3 students met or exceeded standard in Writing. In Year 5, 96% of our students met or exceeded standard in Reading.

What do we do if students aren’t learning as they should?

The news reports correctly asked the questions about what schools do if students aren’t meeting or exceeding standard. For us, the question begins long before Year 3 NAPLAN. We begin monitoring students’ learning as early as Kindergarten.

Screening happens throughout the year every year

The picture below is an example of an Assessment Schedule, a timetable of assessments that all children will do throughout the year so that the school can monitor each child’s learning. There is no need for you to understand the ‘teacher speak’ names of the assessments. Simply note that the assessments are varied and ongoing. Like we say with NAPLAN, no one assessment tells the full story of a child’s learning. 

 Identifying students who are at risk (names hidden)

 

If we see that a student looks “at risk” on one assessment, we will cross-reference the data with a second assessment and with teacher observations. We also use this type of data to identify trends – areas where we need to re-teach or learn to teach better.

 
Looking at growth throughout the year
 
In the table below, each box represents something that a student should know or be able to do. In Term 1, there is a lot of red, indicting that skills need to be taught. In Term 2, the “red” areas turn green for most students. If there are areas of red remaining, we begin talking to parents about interventions. By Term 4, almost all students are hitting almost all standards in every area. If they are not, we have further conversations with parents about what we might do to support their child.
 

What YOU see

Teachers don’t want to overload you with data in all its forms. They keep you informed of progress through their use of rubrics. 

In our partnership with you, we hope you will contact the teacher if information on the rubric surprises you. As a school, we commit to contacting you if we see a pattern of assessments (including the rubric) that indicate a child needs additional support with their learning. We will then make a plan with you for that additional support. More information on rubrics can be found in previous newsletters.

We appreciate our continued partnership in the academic growth of children as well as in the equally-important areas of growth and wellbeing.

Janet Moeller
Principal

From The DEPUTY Principal

Book Parade

Thank you to everyone involved in the Book Parade last Tuesday. It was such a good event, lots of families at the school and our students dressed in a range of book characters to celebrate book week.

SRC News – Mufti Day Tuesday 5 September

The SRC have met and have decided to raise money for a Kids Cancer charity.

The link is attached below. The day will be next Tuesday 5 September. The theme for the day will be to wear your favourite sporting colours for the day. This could include, soccer, rugby league and union, netball, hockey, and Aussie rules football. Please remember to make a gold coin donation towards the chosen charity.

https://www.footycoloursday.com.au/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=paid-social&utm_campaign=footy_colours_day&utm_term=registrations&fbclid=IwAR1XFftsnZk7NJQg5Eeerg6yCPd8PiYdaWZyUFI1vcDo-oHZiQhOvyETeFQ_aem_AUnLhv1oG8CrekDgJ91Vp-MrEGk9Z988PJkoCBabLRxgi_xMowTJX-AvjghGAkv9K4Z8OlieenIH2TZ3gy5yfngP

Social and Emotional Learning – Ways schools can deal with student anxiety

From time to time some of our students will display signs of anxiety.

Below is an excellent article from the Collaborative for Academic and Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL), which talks about ways schools can deal with students who are experiencing anxiety. It outlines 5 steps schools can take/need to recognize to support the student. It is a good read.

  • Put effort into prevention
  • Acknowledge the student’s reaction to the anxiety
  • Teach coping skills
  • Understand when a higher level of support is needed
  • Celebrate the growth

5 ways schools can respond to student anxiety | K-12 Dive (k12dive.com)

Tournament of Minds (TOM)

Congratulations to all the students involved in TOM last Sunday at Sturt Public School. Both teams won their Regional finals and are now off to Sydney for the State finals. Congratulations to all students and a special thanks to Mrs Whatmuff for all of her work with the students.

Fathers Day stall

The children gathered with excitement to select something to give their father or special parent for Fathers day this weekend.  This is always such fun for them and is really not about the gift itself, but the process and showing appreciation.

Thanks to Christina, Tori, Vera, Min and a few of the year 6s who helped make it a success.

Dylan Evans
Deputy Principal

Values Focus

During chapel we’ve been listening to some teaching of Jesus, what we commonly call “The Beatitudes,” or, what Dave Andrews calls the Be – Attitudes. At the core the Be – Attitudes call us to “do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”

This week we wondered what it might mean to be people who hunger and thirst for justice.

I’ve a friend who reportedly eats 20 weetbix for breakfast… 20! I can’t imagine ever being that hungry.

I also have friends who work in areas of peacemaking, ending poverty and slavery, who’s energy and passion is inspiring. Much like my friend hungers for weetbix in the morning, their hunger for justice fuels them and gives them energy and hope.

Perhaps you can do some wondering together at home. What would our homes, school and communities look like if we become people who hunger and thirst for justice? What would our homes look like if that’s what we really hunger for?

 

Shalom

 

Darren Wright

Chaplain

Curriculum Matters

Tournament of Minds

The Tournament of Minds Competition was held on Sunday 27th August at Sturt Public School. Lutheran School entered two teams into this year’s competition. Thomas the Brain Engines – Sophia, Maisie, Kylie, Clyde, James, Olivia and Jessica competed in the Social Science Challenge, ‘Clash of the Ages’ and aTOMic TOMS – Eloise, Chloe, Archie, Callum, Jude, Viaga and Ella competed in The Language and Literature Challenge – ‘Set in Stone’.

Both teams presented their challenge in front of the official judges and audience. The teams were outstanding on the day. All students should be recognised for their spirit of inquiry, fantastic teamwork and love of learning.

After many hours of hard work in the lead up to the event, both teams came away with a win in their sections which is a fabulous achievement. We wish both teams the best of luck in the upcoming State finals in Sydney on Sunday 10th September.

Many thanks to Helen Whatmuff for the time and effort put into our TOM teams and thank you to all parents for coming along on Sunday and supporting your children.

Sydney, here we come!

Author Visit

Students in K-4 were lucky enough to have a visit from Julie Busuttil, local author and creator of Superconscious Dave.

Julie created Superconscious Dave (a fictional book character) in 2020 and published the first Superconscious Dave adventure book in 2021 called Superconscious Dave and the Purple Fandango.

Written in rhyming verse, Superconscious Dave’s second adventure was to ancient Egyptian times, and the time of Khepri, a giant Egyptian beetle, that closely resembles the Dung Beetle of today. Julie published Superconscious Dave and the Mysterious Poo Eater in 2022.

But Dave’s adventure doesn’t end there! Later in 2023, Superconscious Dave and the Collective Soup is due to hit online bookstores across the world!

Dave’s target audience is young children aged 5-8 years old and who like exploring, universe, adventure and perhaps in search of a comfort buddy.

“The idea of Dave came to me during the COVID lockdown in 2020. I have a curious mind, a thirst for fun and adventure and so Superconscious Dave was born. I had to learn a lot about not only rhyming, but book editing, publishing and promotion. Writing the story took 2 hours, everything else took around 12-18months! I look forward to being a guest speaker at Lutheran School during Book Week, where my boys go to School, and help children understand that all you need is an intention to write, your imagination and to just start writing!”.

Jane Antrim

Learning Innovation Coordinator

 

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P&F News

Cocktail party

It was fantastic to see LSWW parents  gathering to enjoy good food, music and each other’s company at the MTC Champagne bar recently. It was a great opportunity for the school community to unite socially. Thanks to all who helped make the night a success. 

From The Sports Desk

Snow Report

Last week, LSWW had three competitors represent our school at the State Snowsports Championships at Perisher. Euan Nicholas, Jack Nicholas and Cara Metcalfe all performed brilliantly in their respective events against the best our state has to offer. To compete at this level is a huge achievement for students from a regional area with the majority of competitors attending schools that practice skiing for their daily PE lessons!

From this meet, Jack Nicholas was successful in qualifying for the National Championships. These were due to be held at Mt Buller next week, however due to a forecast for some warm weather, the organisers have unfortunately cancelled the event. Whilst this is disappointing for Jack, we know that he and the rest of the LSWW snowsports team will be back bigger than ever next year!

Todd Woodbridge Cup

On Friday 25 August students in Year 5 and Year 6 participated in the Todd Woodbridge Cup. Our school entered three teams of 10 in this modified tennis event.

Our students played games of boys and girls doubles, followed by mixed doubles against Wagga Public School, Henschke and Wagga Wagga Christian College. Our teams performed extremely well placing first and second in both the competitive and non-competitive draws.

Team 1 – Rex Benecke, Max Pilkington, Jude Thompson, Ben Bull, Ryan Jose, Vaiga Boban, Amelia Bolton, Charlie Smith, Sophia Gooden and Pippen Cook were successful winning all of their games and advancing to the State Final. This event will be held in Sydney next term.

A big thank you to Miss Tilyard and Mrs McLachlan for assisting with the teams and Zac Burhop for coordinating this event. We wish our team all the best in Sydney.   

 

NSW Schools Orienteering Championships

On Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 August Logan and Ryder Seaman competed at the NSW Schools Orienteering Championships in Sydney.

On Saturday they competed in the NSW Schools Sprint Champs held at the Kings School. After the two races Logan placed 3rd in the M9-10A class and Ryder placed 8th in M11-12A class.

On Sunday they competed in the NSW Schools Middle Champs held at Mulgoa. Both boys had a great run, Logan placed 1st in the M9-10A class and Ryder placed 7th in M11-12A class.

The boys will compete at the NSW Championships on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 September.

A big thank you to Briohny Seaman and family for supporting Logan and Ryder at this event. We wish the boys all the best at the NSW Championships.

 

Caroline Stewart

PE Teacher/Sports 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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