The Focus is: walk safely and quietly on the verandahs.
PUBLIC SPEAKING SUCCESS
Congratulations to Daniel Beattie, who won the local finals of the Multicultural Public Speaking Competition held at Chatswood Public School on Monday. Daniel gave an excellent prepared speech, but it was his impromptu speech which gave him the edge on the other students from all of the schools in the Zone. Congratulations Daniel who will now go on to represent our school at the Regional Finals.
CARES BIKE SAFETY
All Year 5 students will be attending the Police Bike Safety Program at St Ives tomorrow. Following their successful completion of this course all students in Years 5 and 6 only may ride their bikes to school, provided they are wearing an approved bike helmet.
Lane Cove Council will be installing new bike racks behind Block N, near the cricket nets in the next few weeks. We are very grateful for this safety gesture.
CHILDREN’S VOICES FOR RECONCILIATION
Our Senior Singers, a group of Year 4, 5 and 6 students, performed at the Lane Cove Plaza last Thursday, as part of the Children’s Voices for Reconciliation, held in Lane Cove Plaza. They looked lovely in their uniforms and sang beautifully for the appreciative crowd. Thanks to Zoe Lee and Susan Watts for training and accompanying these students to and from the Plaza.
TRAFFIC ISSUES AGAIN
Please obey the road signs and the instructions of the staff who give up their own time to protect your children. No parent is to leave their car parked to pick up a student in Avalon Avenue in the afternoon pick up time. The pick–up runs very smoothly if parents queue patiently and wait for their turn. I have been informed by two parents that yesterday two vehicles overtook others in order to collect their children and one parent parked in the middle of the pick-up zone, leaving the car to walk into the school to find his child. I have been given registration numbers of the cars involved. Please take care when collecting your children from school and obey the traffic signs.
CHANGES TO YEAR 3-6 ASSEMBLIES
Just a reminder that Year 3–6 assemblies will start at the later time of 3pm until after the School Production of Don’t Fence Me In. Awards will still be given and classes will host the assemblies however there will be no class items for the next three weeks.
KINDERGARTEN ENROLMENTS FOR 2015 – School Tours
Keep those enrolments coming in and please let your neighbours know that enrolments are now open for 2015. I will need to lodge my estimated enrolment for 2015 in August.
School tours for prospective Kindergarten parents will be held on the following dates: 14th 21st and 27th August.
HIGH SCHOOL TRANSITION INFORMATION EVENING – “Stepping Stones”
Please mark this date in your diary. Thursday 12th June, 6pm at Hunters Hill High School Hall. This excellent forum on transition from Primary to High School will give parents ideas and answer many questions about preparing your child for high school. All primary schools within a 10km area have been invited to attend. The information is not about Hunters Hill High School, but is general information about transition for primary school to any high school. The guest speaker, Angie Wilcock is an expert in the field of high school transition, author of “The Transition Tightrope” and is a very entertaining speaker. Please come along and have your questions answered by the panel of experts.
A large team of builders, engineers and architects met with school representatives today to discuss many matters around the new classroom block.
CHILDREN ON THE ROOF
I had an email from a concerned parent who was walking past the school on Saturday afternoon around 4.45pm and noticed a group of children running across the Library roof and the walkway that leads from the Library to the toilets in Block N. They ran away and disappeared behind the school hall when she approached. Please keep an eye on where the children are playing and please do not allow them to play in the school grounds. This is a very dangerous activity and I would hate anyone to be seriously injured. If you see any children playing in the school grounds over the weekends please ask them to leave, or call the School Security number on the board on Cullen St 1300 880 021.
OPERA HOUSE CONCERT – BENNELONG CONCERT BOOKINGS
Please note this date in your diary. Bookings for the Festival of Choral Music – Bennelong Concert on Wed 6th August will open on Wednesday 18th June, 2014. Bookings are to be made directly through the Opera House Booking Office www.sydneyoperahouse.com (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
SCHOOL MUSICAL PRODUCTION – Don’t Fence Me In
Tickets are now on sale from Thursday 5th June (tomorrow) on a “first come, first served” basis until sold out. Performances will be on Wednesday, 18 June and Thursday, 19 June at 7pm, with a matinee on Wednesday, 18 June at 10am. Don’t miss out!
“BAG –IT” MOVIE – TAKE 3 EVENT – Saturday, 14 June
You are all invited to this free event and the showing of the movie “Bag-It” to be held in our school hall on Saturday, 14 June from 3-5pm. Parents and children and the whole community are invited to attend this environmental afternoon. The showing of this movie is made possible thanks to a Sustainability Small Grant applied for by our learning and support teacher, Michiko De Solom, who also has a keen interest in environmental issues and sustainability. Please keep this date free and come along on Saturday, 14th June.
FOOD GARDENS IN SCHOOLS GRANT
We would also like to thank Ms De Solom for successfully applying for and been awarded a Food Gardens in Schools grant from the NSW Environmental Trust to the value of $3500. This grant will allow our food garden to be expanded as well as helping to strengthen our whole school sustainability focus. The grant will pay for seeds, plants, soil, raised beds and equipment as well as professional sustainability training for staff. This grant will also help us to embrace the sustainability focus of the new Australian curriculum.
Stewart House Handballs still for sale!
Thank you to all parents and children who have supported Stewart House by purchasing a handball. They will remain on sale at the school office throughout the year for $3. Please purchase directly from the school office, bringing the exact money.
Lane Cove West PS SRC
Road Safety Corner
You can make getting in and out of the care as safe as possible by:
Parking on the same side of the road as your destination if possible
Letting children in and out of the vehicle on the footpath side only
Collecting children and escort them to the vehicle
Never calling a child across the road
Building Healthy Habits
The Parents Jury
The Parents Jury is a web-based network of parents who are trying to improve the food and physical activity environments for children in Australia. The Parents Jury is currently advocating for junk food free advertising during children’s TV programs and confectionery free supermarket checkouts. Members receive regular emails with links to current articles and are encouraged to add their opinions on issues that can effect families nutrition and activity levels. To find out more go to www.parentsjury.org.au
Next week, assemblies will be hosted by the following classes.
K – 2 Assembly, Tuesday, 10 June at 2.40pm hosted by 2A
3 - 6 Assembly, Wednesday, 11 June at 2.40pm hosted by 5R, commencing at 3.00pm for weeks 5, 6 and 7 only
Years K – 2 Assembly – Tuesday, 3 June 2014
Congratulations to the following students who received a Merit Award this week.
Jake Archer working cooperatively with his blog group
Grace Fisher a fantastic Japanese Noh mask
James Hayhoe an excellent triplet description
Lily Sampson her interesting day mask design
Jack Cooper great reading during literacy groups
Tom Segev displaying wonderful acting skills in the school production
Sophie Troy beautiful bookwork
Kalani Howard an excellent start to her EPUB
Flynn McGoldrick an enthusiastic effort in maths
Ciara Trainor demonstrating fairness and respect in all she does
Hamish Barkus fantastic effort during creative writing
Jasmin Pitts excellent work with persuasive text
Jamie McArdle excellence in public speaking
Mia Kuhn staying positive in the face of adversity
Corben Madden interesting and imaginative writing
Congratulations to the following students who received a Gold Award this week.
Olivia Kelly 3W
Joshua Snowdon 5L
Emily Corlett 5R
Charlie Cooper 6D
Congratulations to the following student who received a Banner Award this week.
Imogen Coyle 6D
Calling all SKIERS! Lane Cove West Public School have registered for the 2014 Interschools Ski & Boarding Championships being held the NSW ski fields this winter season. We are lucky to have one student representing our school and would love some more. If you are interested and have a child who is a competent skier or boarder and you plan to be in the Mountains during the July school holidays please see Mrs Adams or email the school.
Local High School News
Mon Jun 9 PUBLIC HOLIDAY
Tue Jun 10 Lisa Bayliss
Wed Jun 11 Liz Cowley
Thu Jun 12 Kate Anderson
Fri Jun 13 Fiona Lucas (deliver and serve), Jenn Jones (deliver and serve), Tasha Mambraku (serve), Amelia Reynolds (serve)
Mon Jun 16 Lucy Windeyer (deliver and serve), Mel Strathdee (serve)
Tue Jun 17 Danielle Poole
Wed Jun 18 Bec Gordon
Thu Jun 19 Lydia Merrick
Fri Jun 20 Kate McKeown (deliver and serve), Vicky Garvey (deliver and serve), Danielle Downes (serve), Fran Walker (serve)
Full instructions and information regarding the canteen can be found at www.lcwps.com.au/canteen
The Canteen coordinator position is becoming vacant. Please contact Lyn on firstname.lastname@example.org for details if you are interested in filling this role
If there are any problems, we would appreciate it if you could arrange your own swaps. Please let us know email@example.com. Gretel and Lyn
Well done everyone, it has been another busy week for our team. We received plenty of redemptions with the penguin keyring on the top of the wish list! Please be aware that you can’t pool your tokens with sibling and/or friend. It is an individual saving program.
BE CAREFUL – We can’t accept foreign currencies. Please check your coins when you prepare your deposit.
Cheque deposit: If you deposit a cheque please make the cheque out to the child’s name, but on the back of the cheque, write “please pay Lane Cove West Public School” and sign it (as authorisation). Without this endorsement, we will have difficulty to bank the cheque (s)
This week, we would like to congratulate the following students who have received a School Banking Bronze certificate for their great efforts in making 10 deposits:
Thomas Fong Ryan Fong
Kaiden Marks Pearce Benjamin Armstrong
Due to the popularity of the school banking program, collecting the “100” deposits in 30minutes can be quite frantic for Kate and Caroline. We really need an extra member in our team! It is fun and it is a great way to be part of the school community. If you are interested and can spare 30 minutes on Tuesdays from 9.00 to 9.30am, please give me a call on 0430 107 778 or drop me a line.
It is not too late to be part of this Fantastic Competition with great prizes!
The Dollarmites have found sunken treasure from the Lost City of Savings and they want to share it with you in the form of some amazing prizes.
Major student prize:
One student will win an underwater family adventure holiday including:
VIP Passes for two adults and three kids to Sea World, Warner Bros. Movie World, and Wet’n’Wild Gold Coast;
A Dolphin Family Aqua Adventure; and
A $3,000 travel voucher to get them there.
Runner-up student prizes:
130 Toys”R”Us Gift Cards to the value of $250 each.
Here’s how to win.
All you need to do is make three or more deposits through the School Banking during Term 2 and you will be automatically entered into the competition. Easy!!!
Thank you for supporting our school and teaching your child good savings skills.
Information Student banking info can be found at the CBA’s new web site www.commbank.com.au/dollarmites.
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me at any time.
Banking is every Tuesday morning 9AM until 9:20AM at one of the canteen windows under the Hall COLA
School Banking Co-ordinator: Delphine DAVIES Phone 0430 107 778 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please encourage all band students to practise during the week. This helps increase not only their playing ability but also their confidence in playing together in a band. If you are in doubt about what needs to be practised please ask your tutor to write it out each week.
Times for the NSW Band Festival in August are now available, please see below.
Parent roster for rehearsals:
Senior Band: 9/6 public holiday so no rehearsal
Concert Band: 10/6 McArdle
Junior Band: 11/6 Byrne & Borchok
Please ensure that all students arrive on time for band rehearsals, that is 7.45 am. Everyone needs to have that 15 minutes to set up chairs, stands and their instruments and the job is done quicker if everyone is there to give a helping hand. Also, it is disruptive to the rest of the band members if some arrive after rehearsal has started at 8.00am.
Dates for the Diary
Monday, 16th June Senior Band cancelled due to school production rehearsal.
Wednesday, 18th June Junior Band and Jazz Band cancelled due to school production rehearsal.
Sunday, 27th July tbc potential 2nd band workshop date.
Sunday, 17th August NSW Band Festival. Same date for all bands and arrival times are as follows: