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Term 2, Week 4

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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
Year 6 camp
9:00 am -
Canberra
26
June
Wednesday
Year 6 camp
Canberra
27
June
Thursday
Year 6 camp
Canberra
28
June
Friday
K-2 Chapel
9:10 am - 9:40 am
Chapel
28
June
Friday
Assembly
2:20 pm - 3:20 pm
05
July
Friday
K-2 Chapel
9:10 am - 9:40 am
Chapel
05
July
Friday
Closing Chapel and Assembly
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
PUPIL FREE DAY
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Chapel
23
July
Tuesday
NSW PSSA Cross Country
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Sydney
24
July
Wednesday
Auskick
3:25 pm - 4:25 pm
29
July
Monday
Chapel - Years 3-6
9:10 am - 9:40 am
Chapel
30
July
Tuesday
Snow Sports
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Falls Creek
30
July
Tuesday
P&F Meeting
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Resource Centre
31
July
Wednesday
Snow Sports
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Falls Creek
31
July
Wednesday
Auskick
3:25 pm - 4:25 pm
01
August
Thursday
Snow Sports
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Falls Creek
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
07
August
Wednesday
Auskick
3:25 pm - 4:25 pm
09
August
Friday
Todd Woodbridge Cup
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
South Wagga Tennis Club (68 MURRAY Street, Wagga Wagga New South Wales 2650, Australia)
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
14
August
Wednesday
Auskick
3:25 pm - 4:25 pm
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 ACTING Principal

Autumn is a beautiful time of the year. As a Queenslander I haven’t experienced an autumn season like this. The coloured leaves, the cool crisp air and the calmness of the wind all add to lovely days. Leaves teach us that there is beauty at every stage of life. Each human being too is beautiful at every stage, age, condition, or functioning level of life. God cares for each one of us no matter what. 1 Peter 5:7 “Cast all your anxieties on him because He cares for you”.

Of course with the cool weather comes sicknesses, colds and flu. Workplaces begin to feel the effects and ours is no different. You may have noticed your children being taught and cared for by casual staff or other members of our team. As you would be aware there is a widespread shortage of casual staff. Some days we have to make alternative arrangements for the day. Please understand that we keep the children at the heart of our decision making and do the best that we can to source appropriate cover for classes when staff are absent.

Students not feeling well

Just a reminder if your child is feeling unwell and displaying cold/flu like symptoms can you please ensure they stay at home until they start to feel better. It is so important that we all do our part in ensuring we keep our school community fit and healthy. Thank you for your cooperation with this.

School Events:
Year 3 Bible presentation Monday 27th March Year 3 students were presented with their bibles by members of Bethlehem Lutheran Church. A big thank you to the church for helping with the presentation and purchase of these Bibles.

Luke Kennedy (Wellbeing guest speaker) presented to students in Years 3-6 with very positive feedback. Students were well engaged and heard some valuable lessons and advice on how to keep their interactions positive and care for themselves. Luke also presented to parents at 5:30pm with once again positive feedback.

Mother’s Day breakfast Over 70 mums attended the breakfast with their child/ren. Photos were taken at the photo booth and a cute video recorded for facebook. It was a great school event with very positive feedback. Thanks goes to everyone who made the morning possible.

Athletics Carnival Althletics carnivals are big days that take lots of prior organization. The carnival was a credit to everyone involved. The change of venue, a beautiful day, great organization, mammoth staff team effort and wonderful participation and sportsmanship by the children all made for a wonderful carnival. It was lovely to see parents also helping at the event and parents and grandparents cheering on their children. Big thanks to everyone!

National Simultaneous Storytime Today our students gathered to participate in National Simultaneous Storytime. Every year a picture book, written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator, is read simultaneously in schools around Australia and New Zealand. It is an event that aims to promote the value of reading and literacy, using an Australian children’s book that explores and addresses key learning areas of the Curriculum. Over 2,000,000 students across the country participated in today’s event.

Please note – Winter Uniform is now in place.

Genevieve Clark
Acting Principal

From The WELLBEING COORDINATOR

Navigating Screen Time: The Impact on Young Minds
In today’s digital age, the influence of screens on young children is a growing concern. Excessive screen time has been linked to behavioural issues like attention problems and impulsivity, partly due to the overstimulation it causes. Additionally, prolonged screen exposure can interfere with vital developmental milestones such as social skills and emotional regulation, often leading to disrupted sleep patterns and mood swings increasing family conflict.

To address some of these concerns, it is crucial to limit and supervise screen time. Establishing clear boundaries, like designated screen-free times and areas, helps instil healthier habits early on. Parents and caregivers should actively engage with children during screen time, fostering discussions about digital literacy and online safety. By modelling responsible screen usage and providing alternative activities that encourage creativity and physical activity, caregivers can promote a more balanced lifestyle.

Prioritizing offline activities such as outdoor play and hands-on exploration is essential for holistic development. By diversifying experiences and encouraging real-world interactions, children gain valuable skills that cannot be acquired through passive screen consumption alone. Through these efforts, parents and caregivers can ensure that children thrive in the digital age while safeguarding their overall well-being.

https://www.esafety.gov.au/research/parenting-digital-age

https://aifs.gov.au/resources/short-articles/too-much-time-screens

https://www.rchpoll.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/ACHP-Poll7_Detailed-Report-June21.pdf

Sara Durning

Wellbeing Coordinator

Values Focus

We continued our exploration of the parables of Jesus in Chapel this week, listening to the parable of the sower from Luke 8. As we read the parable we wondered if we think of ourselves as the seed, the sower or the soil? How does our reading of the story change when we change characters? This week I read it considering the seeds as the message of God’s love, and the words that came to me again and again were “when we are ready to hear about God’s love, the seeds of love grow deep inside us and God rejoices and keeps on planting…”

For conversation at home: How is God’s message of love in each of you? What do you need to keep it growing?

Parables are a great way to begin to read the bible together, you could spend a year reading them together, re-writing them, wondering about their meanings and reading stories that have been inspired by them.

Darren

Curriculum Matters

Celebration of Writing - 5T

Year Five have been reading the novel ‘Holes’ by Louis Sachar. Students were asked to write a letter to a parent describing what ‘Camp Green Lake’ is truly like or write a letter to Mr Pendanski explaining what their aspirations are when they leave Camp Green Lake.

ICAS Assessments

This year Lutheran School will again be participating in the ICAS assessments. Students in Year 2 to Year 6 are eligible to participate in these tests. They will take place in Term 3 and are now available for purchase via the ICAS Parent Portal.

Your school access code is: HZC023

Your parent page link is: https://shop.icasassessments.com/pages/pps

Play Is The Way

This week’s Play is the Way Life Raft focus is:

“Be Brave – Participate to Progress”

Students are exploring how to use courage to overcome the fear of making mistakes when we are learning new things. The more we try, the more we progress.

Further information about Play is the Way can be found on their website http://www.playistheway.com.au

Premier’s Reading Challenge

The NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge is now open and Lutheran School Wagga Wagga is excited to be participating!

What is the NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge?

The PRC is a state-wide challenge that encourages students to develop a love of reading for leisure and pleasure in students and enables them to experience quality literature. It is not a competition, but a challenge to encourage each student to read, to read more, and to read more widely.

All students who complete the challenge and have their reading record validated by the school’s PRC coordinator will receive a certificate signed by the Premier of NSW.

How many books do students need to read?
Students in Kindergarten to Year 2 are challenged to read or experience 30 books. 20 of these books must be from the relevant Challenge booklists, and up to 10 books can be personal choice books. Books can be read with a parent, carer, teacher or another student.  

Students in Year 3 to Year 6 are challenged to read 20 books. At least 10 of these books must be from the relevant Challenge booklists, and up to 10 books can be personal choice books.

If a book is from an approved PRC series, students can enter up to 5 books as Challenge books and can read up to 10 other books from the same series as Personal Choice books. More information on the rules of the Challenge can be found at https://online.det.nsw.edu.au/prc/home.html.
Books must be added to a student’s online reading record by Friday 23 August 2024 in order for their reading record to be validated and receive a certificate.

How do students log their reading?
Students can access the PRC’s Student Experience site using their PRC username and password. All login information has now been sent home.

Jane Antrim

Learning Innovation Coordinator

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P&F News

Mothers Day Stall
We held a successful Mother’s Day stall earlier this month, the chocolate was very quick to go! We hope all the mothers and carers enjoyed their gifts! Thank you to Tori Phillips and Joe Price for donating their time at the stall.

Spring Fair 2024
Save the date! The biennial LSWW Spring Fair will be held on the 2nd of November 2024.

We are on the lookout for silent auction items, stall ideas, volunteers and everything in between.

If you would like to help out in some way or another, please join our fortnightly online meeting, no pressure to volunteer or to attend every week! Alternatively, please reach out to Ketura Weston on 0421 442 218 or at [email protected] if you would like some more information on how you can help the school community create an amazing event!

Next Meeting – Tuesday 4 June
Spring Fair Meeting Link

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86459986270?pwd=CPbwuEvEATuQvCLPj7Mffb1LzZUEKu.1

Meeting ID: 864 5998 6270
Passcode: 717002

Upcoming events
Pie Drive – June & July
Parents and Friends Cocktail Night – August
Fathers Day Stall – September
Mango Drive – November
Spring Fair – November

Next P&F Meeting will be held on Tuesday 18 June at 7:00pm

Ketura Weston
M | 0421 442 218

From The Sports Desk

LSWW Athletics Carnival

Our annual K-6 Athletics Carnival was held at the Wiradjuri Reserve on Wednesday 15 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, Red Hill.

A big thank you to Bob Hay from the Wagga Wagga Athletics Club for supplying and managing the timing gates and assisting with the entries and results. Thank you also to Martin Peck for assisting with the marquees, Mary Woodbury for supplying our yummy refreshments and the K-6 staff and parent volunteers who assisted with the coordination of the carnival.

 

NSWCIS Rugby League Trials
On Monday 13 May Rex Benecke and Harry MacGregor travelled to Sydney for the NSWCIS Rugby League trials. There were 145 boys from Sydney/regional NSW Independent Primary Schools trying out for 17 positions. The boys participated in a skills session, followed by two 30-minute games. Although Rex and Harry missed out on selection, they enjoyed the experience. Thank you to Nicole and Lyndon for transporting and supporting the boys at this event.

NSWCIS Netball Championships
On Friday 17 May the RAS Netball team travelled to Sydney for the NSWCIS Netball Championships. There were 120 girls from Sydney/regional NSW Independent Primary Schools trying out for 10 positions. Our school was represented by Charlotte Hannaford. The RAS team played nine 20-minute games. Charlotte performed very well during these games, gaining selection in the final possible v probable’s game. A big thank you to Nicole Wadley for coaching the RAS team and Matt for transporting and supporting Charlotte at this event.

‘I enjoyed playing with new teammates and the high level of competition’ Charlotte Hannaford.

 

Caroline Stewart
PE Teacher/Sports Coordinator

OSHC

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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