Liverpool West Messages

Term 2 Week 10 - 2021

Principal's Message

Hello everyone!


We have come to the end of term 2 and it certainly has been an extremely productive learning time for everyone.


We had a great finish to the term this week, being able to celebrate Refugee Week and fortunately to have our K-6 Athletics Carnival.


As you are aware there are ongoing COVID-19 restrictions being put in place and they can change overnight we will inform you of any changes to drop off and pick arrangements as soon as possible if need be.


As you may or may not know our school is being upgraded (further details on ClassDojo and School website) and during the holidays you may see contractors setting up their site and erecting fences near our school car park. Our upgrade includes 10 additional classrooms, new administration, canteen and out of school home care facilities, along with expanding the school hall and refurbishing building K to extend our existing preschool. We are all very excited by this project which is due to be completed term 1 2023!


On behalf of the staff at LWPS I would like to wish you all a happy and safe holiday period with family and friends and look forward to seeing you all on Tuesday term 3 week 1.


Once again our newsletter, highlights and celebrates our student successes.



Regards Mrs Bull

Up & Coming Events


  • End Of Term 2 - Friday 25 June
  • Staff Development Day - Monday 12 July
  • Students return to school - Tuesday 13 July
  • Scripture resumes - Thursday 15 July
  • PSSA resumes - Friday 16 July
  • SISA resumes for Years 3-6 - Friday 16 July
  • Fundamental Movement Skills start for K-2 - Week 1
  • Dental Health Check Visit - Monday 19 July - Friday 23 July
  • Education Week- Monday 26 July - Friday 30 July

From the Classroom

Preschool

Goannas

Today for group time we read the story ‘baby business’. We learnt about connection to country and how smoking ceremonies are performed to get rid of bad spirits. We also learnt how bush tucker can be used for food and medicine. We learnt how we should take care of our country because our country takes care of us by providing us with she,later, food and water. We learnt Darug words including; Mudjin: family, Gurung-child Nura-Country, Wianga- Mother and Yana- walk.

We then learnt to count to five in Dharawal language.

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Gymea Lilies

Students learnt about ochre. Ochre is used as paint. The children watched a video on how it’s made and some children used it to paint some Aboriginal symbols, to tell a story.

The Gymea Lilies went for a walk to the Aboriginal garden. We looked at the plants wombat berry and pigs face.

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Little Leapers

Students have read the book Messy Jellyfish by Ruth Galloway. The children enjoyed making their own jellyfish and singing and dancing to the Jellyfish song.

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Counting 1-10

Students in Little Leapers have been sharpening up their counting skills and actively learning by revising numbers 1-10 using counters and number charts.
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Kindergarten

Students from Elias, Arooj and Nike have been labelling their diagram and explaining the life cycle of a butterfly using the labels.

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K Indigo

Manny, Fatima, Yousra and Aaric are learning about the circle of life writing about frogs!!

Keep up the effort boys and girls!!

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K Teal

Aya from K Teal is seen here with Mrs Ives, showing what she has been learning in class with writing about the circle of life of frog. Well done!
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Support Unit

K-6 Sky

K-6 Sky participate in the Fun Music program. The students participate in echo clapping and untuned percussion. Student pictures below are following steps to play a tambourine or triangle along to a Sailor Went to Sea song. Great work K-6 Sky.

3-6 Mauve

Students have worked really hard on their writing this week independently writing a narrative using iPads to assist them in forming and helping them spell unknown words. We have some high achievers in 3-6 Mauve!

3-6 SUNSHINE

Students are learning about sequencing numbers, counting, two dimensional shapes and telling the time on the hour.

Stage 1

Stage 1 and Early Stage 1 have been investigating what living things need for survival, students made bird feeders out of recycled materials. We hope the birds enjoy the seeds.
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1/2 Candy

1/2 Candy have been busy researching there topic of interest the killer whale. Here is Ana from Mrs Maraga and Mrs Rush's class displaying her writing skills and work she has completed.

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2/3 Garnet

2/3 Garnet and 4 Lilac have been working on celebrations around the world for History. We have researched and created posters about the celebrations. The celebrations included, the Cherry Blossom Festival celebrated in Japan, Waitangi Day celebrated in New Zealand, Bastille Day in France, Begrade Liberation Day in Serbia, Mid Autumn Festival in China, Eid celebrated all over the world, Bula Festival celebrated in Fiji, Perfume Festival in Vietnam, National Day in Africa and many more. Students enjoyed working in small groups researching the different countries.

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STAGE 2

3/4 TANGERINE

In Maths, 3/4 Tangerine students have been learning about measuring length and distance using a scale on a map. Great effort everyone!

For history, students researched about special celebrations and remembrances in Australia. They are learning about how these events have shaped our community. Most students shared their findings as a poster with illustrations.

4 Amber

4 Amber have been working on visual literacy and the main idea of a text. In this task the students needed to construct a level 3 response outlining the main idea from The Feather book by Margaret Wild.
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4 ORANGE

4 orange students have been writing comics. We know that onomatopoeia words (snap, bang, woof, ding) help to entertain our audience!

STAGE 3

5/6 Lavender

Students in Scope IT created circuits that played piano beats when the celery was pressed.
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Camp Yarramundi

Stage 3 had their overnight school camp at Yarramundi on Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th June 2021. It was an early departure from school where we were met by the YMCA Yarramundi camp staff for breakfast. Students participated in many adventurous activities including a giant swing, rock climbing and a low ropes course. The activities and games encouraged life skills, teamwork, cooperation and trust. The camp was a great success and the students and staff had a wonderful experience.

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Sports News

LWPS Athletics Carnival

On Tuesday 22nd June 2021, Liverpool West Public School held their annual Athletics Carnival. We were very excited to see students participate in track and field events and having a great time. There were many finalists throughout the day from these events that will be announced in week 1 of next term.


It was wonderful to see so many of our parents and carers smiling faces throughout the day.

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Weelkly Wellbeing Focus

A positive wellbeing focus brings together the whole-school community to contribute to developing a positive, safe and support learning culture. This week our students have been learning to be respectful.

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Shared Breakfast Club Library

The students below are the ‘Shared Breakfast Club Library’ winners. Each week a child who either ‘reads’ or ‘reads to’ at Breakfast Club each day has their name put into a draw to win a book prize. 5 names are drawn each Friday by the School Captains and winners choose their book the following Monday.


Congratulations to our Weeks 7 & 8 Winners - Raghad from K Sapphire, Zainab from 6 Violet, Alexa from 1 Lime, Tiba from 4 Orange, Saif from 1/2 Candy, Sandra from 5 Plum, Rzan from 2 Red, Armanmdo from 6 Violet, Diana from 4/5 Lilac and Atourina from 3 Gold.

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Breakfast Club Readers.

NAIDOC WEEK 4-11 JULY 2021

NAIDOC 2021 THEME - HEAL COUNTRY

NAIDOC Week celebrates the history, cultures and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC Week is celebrated by all Australians and is a great opportunity to learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. NAIDOC Week will be held 4-11 July 2021.


Heal Country - was chosen by the National NAIDOC Committee. It calls for all of us to continue to see greater protections for our lands, our waters, our sacred sites and our cultural heritage from exploitation, desecration, and destruction. The theme invites the nation to embrace First Nations cultural knowledge and understanding of Country as part of Australia’s national heritage., and to equally respect the cultures and values of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as they do the cultures and values of all Australians. Heal Country, heal our nation.

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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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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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HEALTHY LUNCH BOXES

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