La Perouse PS Newsletter

Respectful, Responsible, Learners.

Week 7, Term 2, 2021

MOTHERS DAY BREAKFAST

On May 7th we had a very heart-warming turnout for our Mother's Day Breakfast. Thanks to all our carers, mums, aunties, grandmas who could make it, who hope you felt celebrated and special. I'd like to also thank our student leaders, staff and Foodbank for making it happen.


RECONCILIATION WEEK

Reconciliation Australia’s theme for 2021, is More than a word. Reconciliation takes action, urges the reconciliation movement towards braver and more impactful action.

As reconciliation week comes to a close, it is very important to remember that Reconciliation is a journey for all Australians – as individuals, families, communities, organisations and importantly as a nation. At La Perouse Public School we strive to ensure that at the heart of our journey is working together on behalf of all our students, strengthening our relationships and coming together. This week at our P&C meeting, we will be discussing our updated Reconciliation Action Plan. We would love to hear all voices on this important plan, which will drive our actions towards reconciliation.

Last Thursday, Ronald Dennison and the Maroubra Police Local Youth Liaison Officers, kindly held a free BBQ for students to celebrate Reconciliation Week. We are very grateful for the strong partnership with have with Ronald Dennison and Maroubra Police that has seen many great programs happen including breakfast club and Tuesday morning boxing boot camp.

ACMF MUSIC PROGRAM

Don Spencer the founder of ACMF and recording artist Budjerah, visited LPPS last Monday. Warner Music Australia kindly sponsors our ACMF program that sees students have access to music lessons each week with Miss Bree. Buriburi and Murnong were very lucky to have a private performance by Budjerah who is a Coodjinburra man from the Bundjalung nation and is signed with Warner Music Australia. Thanks Ms Lindwall for organising such a fantastic experience for students.


MULTICULTURAL PUBLIC SPEAKING COMPETITION

Congratulations to all participants in our Multicultural Public Speaking Competition. All of our competitors, both in-class and at our in-school competition, should be very proud of their efforts; we certainly are. You made it very hard for our judges to score!

Our competition winners are as follows:

​Kindergarten Winner - Harrison

Year 1 Winner - Lexi

Year 2 Winner - Stella

Year 3 Winner - Sophie

Year 4 Winner - Nevaeh

Year 5 Winner - Chloe

Year 6 Winner - Rhys




STAFF PROFESSIONAL LEARNING - RESTORATIVE PRACTICE

This term staff have been spending time during professional learning meetings to refine our approach of restorative practice.

Restorative Practice in schools is about building relationships for learning and for life. The principals of the framework are based on the elements of:

1. Fair Process

2. Restorative Questions

3. The Relational Window

4. Emotions

5. Explicit Practice

6. Circle Time

All stake holders, including parents and community will be trained to listen to each other, promote fairness and know that wrong doing can be repaired and that appropriate consequences will be applied.

Last week students were introduced to steps and questions to sort problems, such as:

When things go wrong we; have safe hands, use friendly talk and make things right. We ask; What happened?, Who has been hurt? and How can we fix it?

Next term we will hold parent sessions to talk about restorative practice, why we are doing it and how it could help parents at home. In the meantime, to help us tailor a workshop for you, please complete the attached survey and return to school.

To find out more, please visit - https://education.nsw.gov.au/student-wellbeing/attendance-behaviour-and-engagement/student-behaviour/positive-behaviour/whole-school-approaches/restorative-practices



2022 KINDERGARTEN EVENTS

Orientation 9-11am

  • Tuesday 19th October
  • Wednesday 27th October and
  • Thursday 4th November

Teddy Bear's Picnic - 9-11am Friday 8th October

SRC Halloween Disco - 2.15-3pm Friday 29th October

Science Fair - date TBC

If you know of any local families who have a little one ready for school, please let them know about the events above and encourage them to come in for a tour.

Matthew Thistlewaite acknowledging our student leaders and speaking to students about the importance of everyday leadership.

ORGANISATION

REMINDERS:

All absence and leave, including lateness, is recorded and needs to be explained. It is getting colder and harder to get out of bed, but sadly we all still need to get to school on time.

Arriving at school and class on time:

  • Ensures that students do not miss out on important learning activities scheduled early in the day
  • Helps students learn the importance of punctuality and routine
  • Give students time to greet their friends before class
  • Reduces classroom disruption

All absences are monitored by the Department of Education and parents will be contacted if regular lateness or unexplained absences are noticed. Please accompany your child to the school office if they are late and make sure that a note/medical certificate is supplied.

The SchoolStream App also has an Absentee Form, which is quick and easy to use.

Please read: Compulsory School Attendance - Information for parents to find further information.


DATES FOR YOUR DIARY:

2/6 - P&C Meeting at 7pm

7/6 - Opera Australia Performance

11/6 - SRC Pyjama Day

15/6 - Multicultural Perspectives Public Speaking Competition Final

17/6 - Principal's Morning Tea

18/6 - School Assembly

21-25/6 - NAIDOC Week

23/6 - , Reports go home

26/6 - 12/7 - School holidays

13/7/2021 - Term 3 starts for students