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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
Transitioning OSHC to TheirCare in Term 4
The School announced earlier this term that the Management of OSHC and Vacation Care would transfer in Term 4 to a company called TheirCare. TheirCare makes OSHC their core business, meaning they are available to take your late bookings or cancellation calls. They are happy for continuous feedback and can quickly follow up or implement suggestions. The video and information below will answer many of the questions you may have. We encourage you to begin registering so that booking is smooth and simple when the official TheirCare start date is announced.
Parent information session
Please see below information for our Parent information session.
Registration and bookings
Program information, including costs (beginning mid-Term 4)
You will notice that the costs of Before- and After-school care remain unchanged. The prices for Term 3 Vacation Care remain unchanged as does the management of OSHC through Lutheran School. Vacation Care beginning in December will incur additional costs. Please note the details of out-of-pocket costs after Child Care Subsidies are applied.
We look forward to continuing to provide an OSHC service to our families and the community.
From The DEPUTY Principal
Student led Conferences
Next week Student led Conferences are taking place on Thursday 21 and Friday 22 September. 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 22 September is a Pupil Free day as we conclude our Student led Conferences.
There is an abundance of lost property in the office. If these are not collected by the end of term they will be donated to the uniform shop.
Year One Eisteddfod
Last Friday, Year One travelled by bus to the Wagga Wagga Eisteddfod at Saint Andrew’s Church Hall. Both Year One classes participated in the Choral Speech section and recited two poems. We successfully took out 1st place in the Early Stage 1/Stage 1 section, receiving 89/100 from the adjudicator. With this outstanding result, we also came 1st overall in the entire choral speech section as we received the highest mark across all stages. I would like to thank the families that came and supported us on the day as well as the teachers who worked to prepare the students. Students are to be proud of their effort and achievement.
State Finals Sydney -Tournament Of Minds (TOM)
Both our TOM teams competed in the State finals this past weekend in Sydney. Whilst neither team placed, it was a great experience for our students. Many thanks to Mrs Whatmuff for supporting our students through TOM and to Mrs Antrim who accompanied the team to Sydney for the weekend. The teams will be presented with their winning certificates and trophy at our first assembly in Term Four.
Mufti day Week 8
Last week’s mufti day proved a great success. We managed to raise $515.35 for the Kids for Cancer charity.
Thank you to all students for contributing towards the day.
Term Four SRC fundraiser
Below is an article from Calvin Kozlik in Team Six. Have a read!
My name is Calvin Kozlik and I am in 6E. On the 17th October I am shaving my hair for the Leukaemia Foundation by participating in the World’s Greatest Shave. This will take place in school. The Leukaemia Foundation offers expert support, funds leading-edge research and campaigns to make change for Australians facing blood cancer. Blood cancer can develop in anyone, anywhere, anytime — from young infants and adolescents to adults of all backgrounds and genders.
I will also be donating my hair to contribute to making a wig for someone as well through Sustainable Salons.
I wanted to grow my hair long enough to donate a wig, so I have been growing it for 3 years. I was inspired by my sister who shaved her hair in year 7 for the World’s Greatest Shave and my mum who has shaved her hair twice to raise money for 2 other charities.
I am looking forward to having it off as it has been quite a lot to look after!
Calvin Kozlik Team Six
eSafety Commissioner government website
I have publicised this website several times. It is an excellent resource for parents and students to view together to support them if their child is having issues when they are online.
Below is a link to a new set of resources where parents and students can gain some practical advice on what to do if they have concerns.
The key message for you and your child is this: If your child is experiencing any online bullying:
- Take a screenshot
- Speak to parents/carers
- Report your concern to the online platform and/or report it to the school
- If you don’t hear back from the online platform in 48 hours, then report it to the eSafety Commissioner site
As this is the last newsletter of the term, I would like to remind all families students return to school on Tuesday 10 October. I hope all families get to spend some time together over the break.
Congratulations to the students who received Legends Awards at last Friday’s Assembly.
On the seventh day, God rested. God gave the gift of a day of rest.
I often forget that rest is a gift. How incredible is it that our story isn’t one where we are created as slaves, but is one where the creation is given the gift of rest.
I guess, as with most gifts, it’s our choice whether we open it, re-gift it, hide it or use it. Yet this is such a big gift, it’s right at the beginning of everything, how do you ignore, re-gift or hide such a gift?
If God is the God of rest, and not a workaholic, perhaps rest is an act of worship.
I know the temptation to fill my school holiday with everything under the sun and to recover later. This school holiday I encourage you all to embrace the gift of rest, to align yourself with the God who created it. Carve out space this break for your household, your family to enjoy each other’s company and rest. Let this break restore and transform you, refresh and renew you.
And we look forward to seeing you all next term.
Tournament of Minds State Finals
Last weekend our two Tournament of Minds teams travelled to Sydney to compete at the State Finals. Our teams performed very well in both the spontaneous and the 3-hour Challenges.
Our Language Literature team performed well with Woollahra Public School coming out on top.
Our Social Sciences team also performed very well with PLC Sydney taking 1st place. We will find out our specific results and feedback in the days to come.
We would like to thank Mrs Whatmuff (our Team Facilitator) for all the effort she has put into this event this year. We would also like to thank Mrs Antrim for coming along to Sydney and supporting us.
Well done TOM Teams, you had a great crack!
Archie Mercer and Sophia Gooden (Year 6)
Mastermind Term 4
The Mastermind competition is coming up in Term 4. This opportunity will be open to students in Years 2 – 6. Mastermind runs throughout the term and is a wonderful opportunity for students who have curiosity and interest in general knowledge. Further information about this event will be communicated early next term.
Learning Innovation Coordinator
From The Sports Desk
On the 1st and 8th of September Years 4, 5 and 6 competed at the Jackie Murphy Cup. All teams demonstrated outstanding sportsmanship, perseverance and resilience.
The Year 4 team came away with 3rd place in their pool, winning their final for 3rd and 4th place. The Lutheran year 4 team was defeated by St Joseph’s Leeton earlier in the day by 2 goals, however came out undeniably strong in the final to win by 9.
Our remaining 3 teams had many close games and were outstanding competitors throughout the gala day. It was evident across all teams they had developed their skills and netball concepts throughout the day, all finishing on strong performances in their final games.
Trent Barrett Shield Gala Day
On Thursday 31 August 11 girls attended the Trent Barratt League Tag Legends Gala Day. The girls played 4 games throughout the day. They won all games very convincingly. The skills they displayed improved throughout the day and they played as a team and supported each other.
Great sportsmanship was shown and the girls all enjoyed the opportunity of playing a sport which was new to quite a few of them. Isabelle was named our ‘Player of the Day’. She was outstanding in both attacking and defence.
Thank you to Mrs Wadley, Mrs McLachlan and our parent helpers, Mick Davis and Tim Sheather for coaching the boys on the day.
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.