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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 ACTING Principal
Welcome back to the start of Term Four. I hope all families were able to spend some time together during the school break.
You will now be aware that Ms Janet Moeller has resigned as Principal of Lutheran School. I would like to acknowledge and thank Ms Moeller for her work here at the school. Janet initiated a number of changes to the school across administrative, curriculum and pastoral care platforms. She was a passionate educator who always wanted the best outcomes for the students at the school. I wish Janet God’s richest blessings for the future.
I would also like to thank Mrs Lauren Forsyth who has agreed to be acting Deputy Principal till the end of Term One 2024. Lauren will continue to make a positive contribution to the life of the school.
School Disco and OSHC students
Next week we have our K-2 and 3-6 disco. Just a note that our OSCH students attending this event will need to be signed out by their parents/carers before they can come across to the disco. I am looking forward to watching some of the dance moves from our students!
Parents and Friends (P & F) Meeting
Next Tuesday 17 October the P & F will meet in the Resource Centre at 7pm. It’s a good opportunity to connect with parents of the school and be updated from the Principal and Deputy Principal about ongoing and upcoming school events. It would be great to see as many people there as possible.
Staff Professional Learning
Yesterday all teaching staff were involved in a day’s Professional Learning looking at the new 3-6 English syllabus. The session was led by a consultant from the Association of Independent Schools New South Wales, it was an informative and thought provoking session.
From The ACTING DEPUTY Principal
Welcome back to Term 4. We hope that our students and families have enjoyed the change of pace that comes with school holidays ready for a busy Term 4. We encourage parents and carers to keep a close eye on Seesaw communications and Newsletters over the coming weeks to keep up to date with upcoming events.
School Uniform Transition
We are currently in the two week transition period where parents are able to use their discretion regarding the weather and appropriate student uniform; however, please ensure that the correct summer or winter uniform is worn and not a combination of both. A reminder that new summer uniform can be purchased from Lowes. Good quality second hand uniform items are also available from the LSWW uniform shop. Orders for second hand uniforms can be placed on the LSWW app.
Organisation and excitement is ramping up for our school disco next Wednesday 18th October. This is a great opportunity for our students to enjoy a fun evening with great music and games.
K-2 Disco 5:15 – 6:30pm
3-6 Disco 6:45-8:15pm
Students should bring their water bottle with them to the disco. We also encourage appropriate footwear – please no slip on shoes, thongs or sandals.
World’s Greatest Shave & Mufti Day
Next Tuesday 17th October, Team Six student Calvin Kozlik will be shaving his hair to raise money to help Australian families facing blood cancer. This will take place in the school hall at 2:30pm. On this day, all students are encouraged to wear mufti clothing and bring along a gold coin which will be donated to the Leukaemia Foundation. Please ensure students are wearing appropriate sun safe clothing and closed footwear.
Kindergarten 2024 Transition to School
At the end of Week 2 we begin the formal process of welcoming our Kindergarten 2024 students and families to our school for the transition to school program. This will begin with a parent information session and Teddy Bears’ Picnic. The Kinder Transition program provides a great opportunity for our new students to develop relationships with teachers, develop friendships and experience the new school environment. Kindergarten 2024 will also get to meet their 2024 Team Six Buddies (current Year 5 students) later in the term.
Term 4 Clubs
This term, Clubs will run on Friday afternoons in Weeks 1, 2, 5 & 6. Students can wear their sports uniform on these days.
As we start to make plans for 2024, we would be grateful if you plan on leaving the school at the end of the year if you could let the office know as soon as possible. This will help us in our planning, especially in regard to availability of places for enrolments in each grade.
Acting Deputy Principal
I’m sorry to say this, but Christmas is less than 11 weeks away!
Over term 4 Chapel will be reflecting on stories Jesus’ ancestors from the Hebrew scriptures in the form of a Jesse Tree. The Jesse Tree is a traditional way to prepare for the birth of Christ, listening and reflecting on the stories from creation, Abraham and Sarah, Joseph, Rahab, Ruth, David and all the way to the birth of Jesus, for each story we add a new decoration to the tree.
This week we heard one of the stories of Creation from Genesis and were reminded that where a story begins really matters.
The story of the universe, as told in Genesis reminds us all that we are all unique and wonderfully made, that creation is beautiful.
Sometimes it’s easy to listen to the other stories around us which proclaim there’s something wrong with ourselves, we’re not smart enough, good enough, beautiful enough, fit enough or rich enough. At times where these stories seem loud and hard to ignore, perhaps we can go back to the very beginning and be reminded of our beauty, our wonderfulness and the creator who created it all out of love.
Perhaps this week you might find the time every morning and every evening to remind each other that
You are good
You are beautiful
You are loved
Mastermind will commence in Week 2. This year, all students in years 2 – 6 will participate in this competition. There will be 4 initial rounds, then a semi-final followed by the Grand Final in Week 7. Students will have an opportunity to demonstrate their expertise in general knowledge. This is a fun competition for all students to enjoy.
Round 1 – Wednesday 18th October
Round 2 – Wednesday 25th October
Round 3 – Wednesday 1st November
Round 4 – Monday 8th November
Semi Final – Oral Round – Wednesday 15th November
Grand Final – Friday 24th November – Parents Welcome!
Staff Professional Learning
On Monday 9th October, all staff engaged in professional learning on the implementation of the new curriculum. This year, all K-2 classes across NSW have rolled out new curriculum in English and Maths and in 2024 this process will extend to include Year 3-6 classes.
We were fortunate to have a representative from AIS NSW visit our school to lead us through the new 3-6 English curriculum. Staff were able to gain expert understanding of the upcoming changes and will spend the next few months planning and preparing to be ready for the roll out in 2024.
Thank you to all staff at Lutheran School for their continued commitment to providing high quality education to all students.
Learning Innovation Coordinator
P&F Sausage Sizzle and Cake Stall
The P&F will be holding a Sausage Sizzle and Cake Stall at school on Saturday, 14 October as a fundraiser during the Referendum vote.
We are seeking your help to to donate some scrumptious goods to be sold at the Cake Stall.
Baked goods can be cakes, cupcakes, slices, cookies, etc. Everything should be clearly labeled with what it is and the ingredients. Please provide packaging you do not want returned (e.g. Glad Wrap, paper plates, etc.)
Baked goods can be delivered to the office on Friday, 13 October from 8:30am – 3:30pm.
From The Sports Desk
NSW CIS Primary Athletics Championships.
On Tuesday 19 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.
Our team performed very well in hot conditions (37 degrees) with many recording personal best times, distances and heights. Congratulations to our highest placed performers, Ryan Jose and Jordan Tracey. Ryan won gold in the 11 Years Boys 200m and Long Jump, silver in the 100m and bronze in High Jump. Jordan won bronze in the Junior (8-10 Years) Boys Discus. The boys will represent CIS at the NSW PSSA Athletics Championships in Sydney this term.
We congratulate all students on their achievements and wish Ryan and Jordan 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.
PE Teacher/Sports 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.