Liverpool West Messages

Term 1 Week 10 - 2021

Principal's Message

What an amazing term we have had at LWPS!!! Along with all the learning that has been happening in the classrooms our students have had many opportunities to engage in additional activities, such as Harmony Day, Easter Hat Parade, Swim Scheme, National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence, PSSA, choir, dance, to name a few. These opportunities are possible because of our very caring and extremely committed staff.


We know you will thoroughly enjoy looking through our newsletter as we wanted to be able to share so much with you.


A reminder, Term 2 starts on Tuesday 20 April 2021. We wish you a happy and safe holiday.


Regards Mrs Bull

Up & Coming Events

  • Term 1 Ends - Thursday 1 April
  • Staff Development Day - Monday 19 April
  • Term 2 Begins - Tuesday 20 April
  • School Photos - Class Photos - Monday 26 April Sports Photos - Monday 3 May
  • Winter PSSA Begins - Friday 7 May
  • NAPLAN Online Tests - Tuesday 11 May to Friday 21 May
  • School Ambassador Launch - Thursday 20 May

From the Classroom

Preschool

Goannas

Goannas medical centre was very busy today! There were lots of patients and even more doctors! The children explored different identities through role play and negotiated who would take on each role. We are learning to take turns to ensure we are fair and respectful to our friends. Alex, Kobe and Aubrey used language to express their role and imagination when responding to an emergency.

Gymea Lilies

Gymea Lilies read the story 'Kami's Country'. They learnt the word 'Kami' means Grandmother in Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara languages. They also learnt how Kami tells the children all they need to know about Country. Next time they will be learning the moves to 'Kami's Country'.

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Kindergarten

Students in Kindergarten have been learning about fractions. Here are students in K Indigo creating fairy bread and cutting it in half.

Support Unit

K-6 Sky students participate in individualised learning activities. Students use hands on materials to support their learning with success. A focus this term has been on visual discrimination of letters, hearing and corresponding sounds and blends, corresponding numbers and place value. Great work, K-6 Sky!

Stage 1

Stage 1 have been busy bees practising good writing skills so they are able to communicate their message with clarity.

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Rzan Al-Zuhairi Sama Alsaagh and Sarah Shareef from 2 Red have done some fabulous writing.

Stage 2

Stage 2 have been working on their realistic still life sketches. Check out their progress photos!

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Stage 2 Still Life Sketches Progress Photos

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Stage 3

5/6 Lavender have been producing powerful persuasive writing. Salim, Sandy and Minh expressed their opinions about 'should animals be kept in cages'. Have they convinced you?

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Sports News

Congratulations to the students (pictured in the next four photos below) who have been selected in representing our school for Summer PSSA. The teams will represent our school in terms 1 and 4.

Newcombe ball is played at Homestead in Chipping Norton, Oztag is played at Woodwork Park and AFL is played at Peter Miller Park. Our Winter PSSA teams will be finalised by early next term.

Newcombe Ball - with Miss Sayed and Mrs Raju

Newcombe ball is with Mrs Raju and Miss Sayed

Oztag - with Ms Fabian and Miss Bentley

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AFL - with Miss Borg

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Swimming

Congratulations to Ines Kolar who participated at the zone carnival earlier this month. She achieved third place in 50m backstroke and breaststroke in the 11 years age group. She also competed in the 200m, 100m freestyle & 50m butterfly races. Ines is now going to be participating at state level.


What an outstanding achievement!

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Liverppol Zone Touch Football Team

Well done to, Ezra Kalita, Jerekiah George and Abdul Barghachoun who made it into the the Zone Touch Football Team.

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Library News

Premier’s Reading Challenge Gold Certificates

Congratulations to these students from Stage 2 and Stage 3 who received their 2020 Gold Premier’s Reading Challenge certificate! It was wonderful to see students who have successfully completed their fourth year in the challenge. The PRC requires commitment, persistence and resilience to read 20 high quality books over 6 months and we are very proud of these students’ achievements.Students who completed the PRC for 2020

received their certificate at the end of last year. Well done

to everyone who participated!


K Young

Premier's Reading Challenge 2021

The Premier’s Reading Challenge has now opened for 2021 for all students in New South Wales. At Liverpool West, students in Kindergarten and Stage 1 will participate as a class, with their teacher reading the required 30 books over a 6 month period. They will receive their certificate at the end of the year.

Stage 2 and Stage 3 students will complete the PRC independently, being challenged to read 20 high quality books from our library. We are using the PRC online reading record this year for students to monitor the books they have read. During library lessons students are being shown how to access the PRC site and their personal reading log. Students who are successful will be invited to attend our Library Pizza Lunch and will receive their certificates in Term 4.

We look forward to seeing many students take up the challenge this year and enjoy the wide variety of books on offer.


K Young and D Selevitch

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Harmony Day!

We had a wonderful time celebrating Harmony Day and in particular acknowledging out cultural diversity at LWPS. Students were given the opportunity to participate in various Harmony activities including wearing the colour orange to signify social communication and meaningful discussions.
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Lawrence Hargrave School

We were fortunate to have Lawrence Hargrave's 8 piece band who performed at our school last week. We know that the Lawrence Hargrave students were really excited to be playing for us and had been busy rehearsing. LWPS students and teachers were in awe of their performance! It was amazing, our students were dancing and singing. They put many smiles on faces and our school was rocking because of it! We hope to see them again soon.

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Pet Portrait Workshop Project with Casual Powerhouse Art Centre

Students in 3/4 Tangerine were very fortunate to participate in the pet portrait workshop project for the upcoming Seniors Festival at the Casula Powerhouse Art Centre. Students painted pet portrait postcards that will be on display for the upcoming festival.

Afternoon Social CLub

Afternoon Social Club is a free after school activity that provides support to your child through teachers at Liverpool West Public School.

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Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation

Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation have supported our students in Reading by providing quality literature at Breakfast Club. Our student leaders and stage 3 students have been very helpful, reading to our students too!
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GRIP Student Leadership Conference at Olympic Park

The School Leadership Team (Captains, Vice Captains & Prefects) were given the opportunity to attend the GRIP Student Leadership Conference at Sydney Olympic Park. They participated in activities to learn how to grow as a leader, develop an understanding of their individual talents, and share ideas on how to make a difference at school.

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NAPLAN Online 2021

Dear parents and carers,

The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) is a point in time assessment of literacy and numeracy skills that are essential for every child to progress through school and life. Students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 participate in the annual NAPLAN tests in writing, reading, conventions of language (spelling, grammar and punctuation) and numeracy.

Our school will be participating in NAPLAN Online between 11 and 21 MAY 2021.

In preparation for NAPLAN Online, our school will be participating in practice tests between 22 MARCH and 1 APRIL. The practice tests give students an opportunity to become familiar with the test format, functions and tools of the online tests in a test environment. The practice tests are not an assessment of student ability and will not be marked.

Excessive preparation for NAPLAN Online is not recommended. Students can use the public demonstration site to familiarise themselves with the types of questions and tools available in the NAPLAN Online tests.

If you have any questions about NAPLAN Online, please contact your child’s teacher.


Mrs Kate Regan

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Attendance Matters

Regular attendance at Liverpool West Public School is essential if students are to maximise their potential.


Regular attendance helps students to:

  • develop a sense of belonging
  • develop and maintain friendships
  • be more engaged at school
  • progress with their learning
  • be more aware of career and life options.


Every day counts. Missing just one day a fortnight can amount to four weeks of lost learning over a year. Over their school life, this can equal one year of missed learning. The information below outlines responsibilities of parents/carers, students and schools with some very interesting figures regarding the impact of days and minutes lost.

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COVID-19 - Good Hygiene

The best way to protect yourself from COVID-19 is the same way you would protect yourself from catching the flu or other respiratory illnesses. Remember there are simple steps to help stop the spread and good hygiene is in your hands. We have some pictures below to help stay safe during this time.

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Charlie Boots

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We have over 18 different craft kits, including; Tie-Dye kits, mechanical STEM models, wooden build and paint models, value-packed art supply kits to suit primary and high school students, paint your own skateboard kits, and many more!

We are trying to get the word out to parents and children so they can learn more about Charlie Boots and get great value from their NSW Creative Kids Voucher.

It would be great to share our flyer via a handout (which we're happy to pay for) or advertise in your newsletter, so please let me know if this is possible and how many flyers you would need.

Here's a link to view our flyer for NSW schools...
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