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Term 4, Week 8

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26
February
Monday
Chapel - Years 3-6
9:10 am - 9:40 am
Chapel
26
February
Monday
Parent Volunteer session
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Resource Centre (Library)
28
February
Wednesday
Kindergarten Rest Day
8:30 am - 2:30 pm
28
February
Wednesday
Open Day
9:00 am - 10:30 am
29
February
Thursday
Open Day
9:00 am - 10:30 am
01
March
Friday
Chapel Kindergarten-Year 2
9:10 am - 9:40 am
Chapel
01
March
Friday
Year 1&2, Civic Theatre The Smeds and the Smoos
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre (Wagga Wagga New South Wales, Australia)
01
March
Friday
Assembly
2:20 pm - 3:10 pm
Chapel
04
March
Monday
Chapel - Years 3-6
9:10 am - 9:40 am
Chapel
06
March
Wednesday
RAS Swimming Carnival
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Oasis
08
March
Friday
Chapel Kindergarten-Year 2
9:10 am - 9:40 am
Chapel
11
March
Monday
Chapel - Years 3-6
9:10 am - 9:40 am
Chapel
13
March
Wednesday
Naplan Year 3 Writing (paper test), Year 5 Writing (online)
9:00 am - 11:00 am
13
March
Wednesday
Year 3 and 5 Naplan Conventions of Language
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
14
March
Thursday
Year 3 and 5 Naplan Reading
9:00 am - 11:00 am
15
March
Friday
Year 3 and 5 Naplan Numeracy Test
9:00 am - 11:00 am
15
March
Friday
Chapel Kindergarten-Year 2
9:10 am - 9:40 am
Chapel
18
March
Monday
Chapel - Years 3-6
9:10 am - 9:40 am
Chapel
18
March
Monday
Parent Volunteer session
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Resource Centre (Library)
19
March
Tuesday
P&F Meeting
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Resource Centre
22
March
Friday
Year 1 visit to Botanic Gardens
9:10 am - 11:40 am
City Of Wagga Wagga Botanic Gardens (Macleay Street, Wagga Wagga New South Wales 2650, Australia)
22
March
Friday
Assembly
2:20 pm - 3:10 pm
Chapel
25
March
Monday
Chapel - Years 3-6
9:10 am - 9:40 am
Chapel
27
March
Wednesday
CIS Swimming Championships
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
29
March
Friday
Chapel Kindergarten-Year 2
9:10 am - 9:40 am
Chapel
01
April
Monday
Chapel - Years 3-6
9:10 am - 9:40 am
Chapel
03
April
Wednesday
Cross Country
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Apex Park
04
April
Thursday
RAS Netball Trials
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Equex Centre Wagga
05
April
Friday
Chapel Kindergarten-Year 2
9:10 am - 9:40 am
Chapel
08
April
Monday
Chapel - Years 3-6
9:10 am - 9:40 am
Chapel
12
April
Friday
Chapel Kindergarten-Year 2
9:10 am - 9:40 am
Chapel
15
April
Monday
Chapel - Years 3-6
9:10 am - 9:40 am
Chapel
01
May
Wednesday
Netball Schools Cup (Stage 2&3)
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Equx Centre Wagga
02
May
Thursday
Primary School Tackle 10's gala day (stage 2 and 3)
9:10 am - 2:40 pm
Conolly Park Wagga
07
May
Tuesday
RAS Cross Country
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Jindera Golf Course
07
May
Tuesday
P&F Meeting
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Resource Centre
10
May
Friday
Paul Kelly Cup (stage 3)
9:10 am - 2:30 pm
Jubilee Park (Bourke Street, Lloyd New South Wales 2650, Australia)
15
May
Wednesday
Athletics Carnival
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wiradjuri Reserve (Wagga Wagga New South Wales, Australia)
24
May
Friday
ACT & Southern NSW Rugby 10s Finals (Stage 2 and 3)
8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Canberra
04
June
Tuesday
Test
9:00 am - 9:30 am
06
June
Thursday
CIS Cross Country Championships
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
12
June
Wednesday
SCHOOL PHOTOS
8:30 am - 9:00 am
Chapel
18
June
Tuesday
P&F Meeting
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Resource Centre
25
June
Tuesday
Team 6 camp
9:00 am -
Canberra
26
June
Wednesday
Team 6 camp
Canberra
27
June
Thursday
Team 6 camp
Canberra
23
July
Tuesday
NSW PSSA Cross Country
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Sydney
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
26
August
Monday
Netball School Cup Regional Finals (Stage 2&3)
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Equex Centre, Wagga
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
10
September
Tuesday
P&F Meeting
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Resource Centre
11
September
Wednesday
Auskick
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
18
September
Wednesday
Auskick
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
25
September
Wednesday
Auskick
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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
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
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)
03
December
Tuesday
P&F Meeting
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Resource Centre

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 ACTING Principal

Staffing For 2024
We have appointed Ms Abby Murray as a graduate teacher for 2024. Abby completed her teaching prac here and has worked as a Learning Assistant at the school in 2023.

Ms Ruby Cuthbert will also be joining the school in 2024. Ruby is relocating from Sydney with her partner where she has been working in the public system. We are excited to be welcoming both these teachers to Lutheran School and look forward to Abby and Ruby making a positive impact with our students and the school.

2024 staffing and class lists will be communicated to parents at the beginning of the school break via a newsletter.

Tuition fees for 2024
Please refer to the letter below regarding our 2024 tuition fees.

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Kindergarten Transition for 2024
Our Kindergarten transition program finished last week. The sessions ran smoothly and were a good opportunity for our Kindergarten teachers for 2024 to meet their new students and start to develop these relationships. A play date was held on Saturday 25 November in the hall which was well attended. A special thanks to Mrs Forsyth for all her thoughtful planning in this process.

Semester Two reports
Teachers have been busy writing Semester Two reports. These will be available to parents on  Parent Lounge on TASS on Monday 4 December. A seesaw message will go out on Monday when the reports are ready to be viewed.

Parents and Friends (P & F)
The P& met on Tuesday 28 November. I would like to thank them for all of their work this year, especially the purchase of items such as decodable readers, Math resources and I Pads to support student learning this year.

A special thanks to Chrissie Richards and Jane Heller who will be finishing up this year. Their years of service on the P&F have been much appreciated by the school.

Year Six Graduation service
We will formally farewell our Year Six students at the Graduation service on Wednesday 6 December at 630pm at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. We wish all our students God’s richest blessings as they move onto their new schools in 2024. As our Year Six students move on I hope they will leave us with renewed hope and optimism for their new adventures they face.
Psalm 71:14 As for me, I will always have hope; I will praise you more and more.

As this is the last newsletter of the year, I would like to wish all our families a restful and peaceful Christmas break. Thank you for your continued support of the school. Students return on Tuesday 30 January and our Kindergarten students first day will be Thursday 1 February.

Dylan Evans
Acting Principal

From The ACTING DEPUTY Principal

With just 5 days remaining for our students, we hope the next week is a special time for our families and students to reflect on 2023. May we all be grateful for the friends we have made, the joys that we have shared, the learning experiences we have had and the season of celebration we have ahead of us.

Team 6 Celebration
Last night our Team 6 students had the opportunity to celebrate their years together with an Amazing Race, dinner together, disco, photo slideshow and speeches from our Vice Captains. We hope our Team 6 students enjoyed this time together, making more memories and reminiscing about their time together at Lutheran School Wagga Wagga.

Assembly
On Friday 1 December at 2:20pm we will hold our end of year assembly. There will be a number of awards presented, including an announcement of the winner of the House Summit Cup. Parents are most welcome to attend.

Mini Orientation
Next Monday, 4 December, students will attend ‘Mini O’ for about an hour in the morning session. This is an important experience where students can spend time in their new learning environment for 2024 and hear about opportunities they will have next year. I am sure this will be a valuable experience for all of our students.

Anglicare Food Donations
Please be reminded that families can make a food donation to Anglicare to support their work. Donations can be placed under the Christmas tree in the school office.

Class Christmas Celebrations
On Wednesday 6th December, each year level will be having a festive class lunch together. Please check Seesaw for a message from teachers at each year level for further details about what to bring along.

Performing Arts Showcase

Our annual Performing Arts Showcase concert will be held next week Tuesday 5 December at 11.50am in the Chapel/hall.

Parents, families and friends are welcome to attend, provided that COVID safe protocols are followed.

Please see below the running sheet for performers

Youtube link information and/or backings should be given to Mr Beau Woodland – ASAP. Thank you to those who have already completed this task.

I know the performers are getting excited to share their items with their friends.

Closing Chapel
Closing Chapel will be held on the last day of school (Thursday 7th December) from 2:20pm. During this time students in each Stage will be singing a Christmas song, we will be presenting our Term 4 Values Awards and will close our year in worship.

Thank you Parents and Carers
May I also take this opportunity to thank all of our parents and caregivers for walking alongside us this year in championing your children with their learning and development. We are so appreciative of all that you do to support us as a school. We wish you a happy and safe Christmas and New Year, and hope that the change of pace that school holidays bring is a rejuvenating and enjoyable time for all of our students and families.

Lauren Forsyth
Acting Deputy Principal

Values Focus

Our chapel services this term have been exploring stories of people of faith as told in the Hebrew scriptures, and as we approach the end of the term, we hear the stories of Zechariah, Elizabeth, Mary and Joseph.

Matthew’s Gospel begins with the genealogy of Jesus, many of the people we’ve been introduced to this term are included in it, Abraham and Sarah, Isaac, Rahab and David.

Perhaps I could retell the first chapter of Matthew like this. Once upon a time a baby was born, and another baby was born, and another baby was born, and another baby was born and another… and then an angel visited Zechariah and a John was born and an angel visited Mary and Joseph and Jesus was born…

Some people might be surprised that God comes to us as a baby, why in the world would God choose a baby?

It seems to me that the Gospel of Matthew is reminding us that this is always the way that God reaches out to us, that God tries to change the world. Why would we be surprised that, the story of God which we tell at Christmas is of God coming as a baby?

And, let me remind you all that the story of God continues today, right here, right now. For one day you were born, and the students at our school were born, each with a call of God on their lives, each with the hope that they will participate in God’s story, live out God’s dream of peace, love, hope and joy for the world.

May this Christmas bring you all great joy and peace.

Shalom,

Darren Wright

A message from Bethlehem Church.

End of year and Christmas greetings to everyone in the Lutheran School community. Another year has passed, now we find ourselves getting ready for another chaotic Christmas season. This year we would like to invite you to join our community at Bethlehem Lutheran Church as we prepare for Christmas.  

Below please find a description of our advent focus along with our service times and themes for each service.

May you have a blessed Christmas break.

Grace and Peace
Pastor David Cherry

Bethlehem Lutheran Church Wagga Wagga
9 Athol Street Turvey Park

Curriculum Matters

Mastermind Competition
On Friday 24th November Lutheran School held its annual Mastermind grand final. The following students qualified for this exciting event:

Sophia Gooden
Masie Hughes
Archie Mercer
Cara Stanton
Tasman O’Hara
Nathan Earl
Callum Metcalfe
Clyde Toohey
Marcellina Ghabrial
Anaea Demattia
Oscar Pilkington
Oliver McEachern

All competitors did a wonderful job and should be proud of their achievements. Congratulations to our winner and placegetters.

1st Place – Tasman O’Hara

2nd Place – Cara Stanton and Callum Metcalfe

3rd Place – Nathan Earl

Learning Links
Please refer to the following flyer regarding some upcoming free parent webinars which may be of interest.

Jane Antrim
Learning Innovation Coordinator

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P&F News

Thank you to the parents and staff who attended the P & F AGM on Tuesday night.

We thanked Jane Heller (Vice President) and Liz Gooden (Fundraising) who stepped down from their roles.

Congratulations to our two new executive committee members:

Amanda Capello – Vice President and Parent Representative to the School Board

Ketura Weston – Fundraising

The following executive committee members continued in their roles:

Tara Freeburn – Chair

Sally Ward – Secretary

Lisa Price – Treasurer

We thank long time committee members Jane Heller and Chrissy Richards whose children are finishing their time at LPSWW this year.

Thank to you all the parents and staff who have contributed to P & F activities throughout the year

 

From The Sports Desk

School Sport Australia Track and Field Championships

On Tuesday 21 November Ryan Jose travelled to Launceston, Tasmania for the School Sport Australia Track and Field Championship. Students from New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, NT and the ACT were competing at this event.

Ryan was competing in the 11 Years Boys 200m and the 800m Sprint Medley Relay.

Ryan performed extremely well at his second consecutive School Sport Australia Track and Field Championships. Not only did he record a personal best (PB) in the 11 Years Boys 200m, Ryan was a member of the NSW Team who won bronze in the 800m Sprint Medley.

The 800m Sprint Medley Relay is not traditionally run at school carnivals. This event consists of four runners who run a combined total of 800m. First and second run 200m, third runs 100m and fourth runs 300m. Ryan was the second runner for the NSW team. The NSW team completed the 800m in 1:51.86, 0.40 seconds behind Victoria (gold medallist).

Ryan placed 7th in the 11 Years Boys 200m Final. His 200m time of 27.33 was 0.33 seconds faster than his PSSA Athletics Championships time and 2.44 seconds faster than his LSWW Athletics Carnival time. Amazing improvements in 6 months!

A big thank you to Agnes and Richard Jose for transporting and supporting the Ryan at this event. The school is extremely proud of Ryan’s 2023 Athletics achievements and wish him all the best in 2024.

 

Caroline Stewart

PE Teacher/Sports Coordinator

OSHC WITH THEIRCARE

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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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