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Term 2, Week 8

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24
July
Wednesday
Auskick
3:25 pm - 4:25 pm
26
July
Friday
Assembly
2:20 pm - 3:20 pm
Chapel
30
July
Tuesday
Regional NSW Snowsport Championships
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Perisher
31
July
Wednesday
Regional NSW Snowsport Championships
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Perisher
31
July
Wednesday
Auskick
3:25 pm - 4:25 pm
01
August
Thursday
Regional NSW Snowsport Championships
9:00 am - 9:00 am
Perisher
02
August
Friday
RAS Athletics
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Les O'Brien Athletic Precinct Albury
06
August
Tuesday
P&F Meeting
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Resource Centre
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)
09
August
Friday
Clubs
2:20 pm - 3:20 pm
14
August
Wednesday
Auskick
3:25 pm - 4:25 pm
16
August
Friday
Assembly
2:20 pm - 3:20 pm
Chapel
16
August
Friday
P&F Cocktail night
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Cellar
23
August
Friday
Clubs
2:20 pm - 3:20 pm
26
August
Monday
Netball School Cup Regional Finals (Stage 2&3)
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Equex Centre, Wagga
28
August
Wednesday
Father's Day stall
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Resource Centre
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
06
September
Friday
Clubs
2:20 pm - 3:20 pm
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
13
September
Friday
Assembly
2:20 pm - 3:20 pm
Chapel
14
September
Saturday
Election day BBQ
8:00 am - 1:30 pm
18
September
Wednesday
Auskick
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
20
September
Friday
Clubs
2:20 pm - 3:20 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
25
October
Friday
K 2025 Teddy Bears Picnic
10:00 am - 11:00 am
02
November
Saturday
Spring Fair
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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

Children and Screens

My husband and I have 5 grandchildren. It’s wonderful to watch them growing up into fine young people. However, one of the worries I have had is their interactions with screens. It’s so easy for screen time to get out of hand and develop into screen addiction without even realizing it. I am “guilty” of being the grandparent who introduced my eldest grandson to an ipad quite early in his life. Ipads were new and exciting when he was born. In today’s world, we spend hours looking at screens – whether it be on computers, TVs, tablets or smartphones. But research now suggests that too much screen time may not be healthy for a growing child’s brain. In 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) published guidelines, recommending that children under 2 years of age should not be exposed to any electronic screens, and that children ages 2-4 should have no more than one hour of sedentary screen time, with less being better. It is believed that screen time could hinder language, cognitive and social development. It could negatively affect the development of attention span or could squash creativity that can result from boredom. It’s good for children to be bored as it gives them opportunities to solve the problem of how to entertain themselves rather than always relying on a parent. We shouldn’t just hand them a phone to play with.

Is screen addiction a concern of yours? Here’s some suggestions of what you can do if you feel your child is becoming addicted to their screen.
• Offer them other exciting activities instead of screens, like sports, arts and crafts, puzzles, and board games.
• Help them join clubs or groups that match their interests.
• Use parental controls to set limits on time and content.
• Encourage other activities.
• Devise a family media policy and stick to it.
• Set clear boundaries on screen time and enforce them consistently.
• Create a schedule with specific times and locations, forming a “screen-free zone.”
• Designate no screen time hours when your child should be reading, playing with siblings or doing other activities.
• Make sure your children are getting out and doing physical activity.

I have bought lots of board games and card games for our grandchildren. We love to play them together or play outside. I hope you have opportunity to play games with your children too. It’s so much easier to find activities to do outside in a beautiful country town like Wagga Wagga. There is so much to do!

Have a wonderful week..

Genevieve Clark
Acting Principal

SCHOOL HAPPENINGS

Thank you!
The staff would like to thank YOU for keeping children home when they are unwell. We have children and staff who are more vulnerable to illness than others. By keeping your children home you are protecting our community and for that we are most grateful.

Chocolate and Beanie Day
Beanie and Chocolate Day is on tomorrow, Thursday 20 June. On this day we encourage students to wear a beanie with normal school uniform and bring a gold coin. Small chocolates will also be sold on the day for 50c. Money raised and donations will go to Ronald McDonald House, Wagga Wagga, an organisation that supports parent with a place to stay when their children are in hospital.

Year 3 visit to Bidgee Strawberries and Cream
On Friday the 14th of June, Year 3 were lucky enough to visit Bidgee Strawberries and Cream (Wagga’s strawberry farm). The visit aligned with their science unit on bees as we had an interesting talk from their beekeeper. He discussed his role, the importance of bees and everything about them. The owner of the farm talked us through the development of the farm over the years and the art to growing the perfect strawberry. We were treated with some strawberry ice cream and got some time to feed their animals. The students took away a wealth of knowledge and represented our school well! 

Callum Gardner

Year 5 Fundraising
Earlier this year, our Year 5 students ran a fundraising campaign as part of their Geography unit researching Natural Disasters. The Year 5 families generously donated chocolates and prizes as part of an Easter raffle. This raffle was very well supported by the rest of our school community and helped Year 5 raise $1200 to donate to BlazeAid.

BlazeAid is a volunteer-based organisation that works with families and individuals in rural Australia after natural disasters such as fires, cyclones, droughts and floods. Thank you to our Year 5 students and families for this act of service in raising funds for a worthy cause. If you would like more information about this organisation, visit http://www.blazeaid.com.au

Gavin Richards

PICKUP INFORMATION

Slow Down

Between
8:00AM-9:30AM & 2:30PM-4:00PM

WAIT FOR THE CROSSING SUPERVISOR

TO BE BACK ON THE FOOTPATH BEFORE DRIVING THROUGH THE CROSSING

MAKE SURE YOU HAVE YOUR FAMILY NAME SIGN ON YOUR VISOR

THE PICKUP ZONE IS FOR QUICK PICKUP ONLY

DO NOT PARK ALONG HERE

STOP AT THE CROSSING

DO NOT QUEUE ACROSS THIS OR OVERTAKE VEHICLES

DO NOT PARK IN THE NO PARKING ZONE ALONG TAMAR DRIVE

WHEN IN THE QUICK PICKUP ZONE, MOVE TO THE FRONT OF THE LINE

AT THE SOUTHERN END AND WE WILL SEND YOUR CHILDREN UP TO YOU

PEDESTRIANS - PLEASE USE THE FOOTPATH

AND NOT THE DRIVEWAY

Values Focus

In chapel we’ve continued to listen to the parables of Jesus, more recently we pondered how from little things big things grow, reminiscent of the Kev Carmody and Paul Kelly song Jesus tells stories of seeds and yeast. In one story the seed becomes something wondrously magnificent, who’s ever seen a tiny mustard seed turn into an enormous tree!? In the other Jesus speaks of the power of only a small amount of yeast permeating every part of the dough turning it into something that can feed thousands, a story which brings to mind Jesus the feeding multitudes.

The Kingdom of God doesn’t seem to rely on the big things, Jesus didn’t seem to be focused on big things either, instead his focus was on small, ordinary things. Even the disciples Jesus called weren’t the confident, loud wise leaders you might be looking for if you were wanting to change the world. This is a welcome reminder to me when I don’t think I’m wise enough, or smart enough for good to come from my actions, like yeast, and like seeds, the change that happens may be slow, or hard to see but it’s there. Perhaps the seeds that are planted here at Wagga Lutheran School might be enough to see amazing change come to the world, to see peace, love and hope grow into something incredibly marvelously amazingly beautiful.

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 Wright

 

Curriculum Matters

Celebration of Writing – 4E
4E have been captivated by our novel this term, ‘The Wild Robot’. They took on the challenge of writing a detailed procedure for Roz the Robot to follow, focusing on using commands with action verbs. This writing activity helped them improve their understanding of sequencing and clear instruction writing. Well done, everyone!

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. ICAS 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 ishttps://shop.icasassessments.com/pages/pps

 

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

“Have Reasons for the Things You Say and Do”

Students are learning to use self-control when interacting with others.


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

Jane Antrim
Learning Innovation Coordinator

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P&F News

Pie Drive

Put your orders in now for the annual P&F Pie Drive!

Enjoy delicious locally made pastry goodness like classic beef pie, quiche lorraine, custard tarts, apple pie and more, all while supporting our school’s programs.  Remember top ask your family and friends if they would like some too!

Order now to indulge in hearty flavors and contribute to a great cause. Final orders to be placed by Wednesday 3 July. Pies will be delivered Friday 26 July.

Click here to download the Pie Drive Order Form.

Save the date!
Our Parents and Friends Cocktail Night will be held on Friday 16 August. More information to follow.

Spring Fair
Our LPSWW Spring Fair will be held on Saturday 2nd November. We are asking for donations of prizes for our Silent Auction.
If you are wondering what you could donate, here are some ideas:
• Wine, Beer, Spirits
• Services Voucher eg Lawnmowing, Home Organising, Business Management, Beauty
• A stay in a holiday home
• Gift Vouchers
• Artwork
• Plants
• Gift Baskets/packs
Possibilities are endless! If you have any questions, please email [email protected]

Next Spring Fair Meeting will be held on Tuesday 2 July at 7pm via Zoom.
Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86459986270?pwd=CPbwuEvEATuQvCLPj7Mffb1LzZUEKu.1

Our next P&F Meeting will be held on Tuesday 30 July.

Ketura Weston

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From The Sports Desk

NSW CIS Cross Country Championships

On Thursday 6 June, the RAS Cross Country team travelled to the Sydney International Equestrian Centre for the NSW CIS Cross Country Championships. There were over 800 students from 265 Combined Independent Schools (CIS) participating at this event. Our students performed very well, with many achieving personal best (PB) placings and times. Our highest placed competitors were Mia Shaw and Joel Tompson. Mia placed 14th and Joel placed 18th in their respective events.

All students are to be congratulated on their 2024 Cross Country achievements. A big thank you to our parents for supporting the students and assisting on the day.

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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