La Perouse PS Newsletter
Respectful, Responsible, Learners.
Week 2, Term 2, 2021
Welcome back to Term 2, we hope that you all were able to have a nice break and spend some quality time with your children.
It has been a fantastic start to a new term with staff busily finalising programs and learning opportunities for your children. One such opportunity is the start of morning extra-curricular activities, run by LPPS staff, next week.
Monday 8.00am-8.30am, 2-6 Coding with Mr Soloman in the computer lab.
Tuesday 7.30am-8.30am, Boxing with Ms Tarni, Ms Hensman and the PCYC on the basketball court.
Wednesday 8.00-8.30am, Kindergarten Yoga with Mrs Unsworth in the hall.
Thursday 8.00-8.30am, Choir with Mrs Connolly in Lomandra classroom (Kindergarten).
Please note that we have had to limit access to some of the extra-curricular activities. This is due to high demand and needing to keep group numbers at a reasonable level for them to be most successful. Students who miss out this term will have an opportunity later.
Teachers have lists of students who had expression of interest forms returned or completed, these students will have first preference and if there is remaining space, other children may join.
Log Art Launch
Last term we were approached by Randwick Council and asked to design and paint some log seats for them as part of a state grant that they had been awarded. Using the theme of "Place," Aunty Vicky mentored students to create beautiful Aboriginal themed designs, which include local plants and animals. Aunty Vicky and I attended the launch of our students beautiful artworks, which are on displayed now at La Perouse Museum. We were joined by Dr Peter Mc Kenzie, Mayor Danny Said who were both very impressed by our student representatives who attended and made our school proud.
Please visit the La Perouse Museum to view and use the spectacularly decorated seats which are located in the courtyard. Weekend opening hours are: Saturdays & Sundays 10am to 4pm.
Cross Country Carnival
On Friday 23rd April the whole school K-6 were keen to represent their House Teams: Yalinga, Manuka and Talinga in our school cross country carnival.
Our youngest athletes in Kindergarten, Year 1 and those students turning 7 years old had a "taste" of cross country running in a Fun Run. Each student in these age groups was rewarded with a Well Done ribbon.
For our older students aged between 8 years old and 10 years old they did a fantastic job by completing a 2km "tough" course. Our senior students aged 11 or 12 years old did an unbelievable job of completing a 3km course.
All students that entered a race received a point for their House Team, they also displayed team spirit by singing their Team Chants. The thing that impressed all that were there, was just how proud we are of our students and the good sportsmanship they showed.
The Winning House for Cross Country in 2021: Manuka
While we are proud of every single student we need to congratulate the following students and wish them all the best at the Zone Carnival.
8/9 years girls: Lila, Stella, Micah, Manaia
8/9 years boys: Alaray, Dante, Kai, Max
10 years girls: Shakylah, Aila, Nevaeh, Tarlina
10 years boys: Malachi, Troy, Neil
11 years girls: Mellina, Taylor, Chloe
12 years boys: Malakai, Jamie, Charbel, Zac
Meeting of Two Cultures - 3-6 Excursion
Each year Sutherland Shire Council holds the Meeting of Two Cultures event on 29 April jointly with the La Perouse Local Aboriginal Land Council at Kamay Botany Bay National Park in Kurnell. After a welcome to country, students experienced cultural activations such as: weaving, language, shell work, guided walk, fresh water stream talk and commemorative installation talk.
ICT / STEM
We have received two STEM 4 Learning kits for STEM 2 including; Lego We do, bee bots and dash bots. Students will be using the STEM kits once per week during their Digital Technology lesson with Mr. Solomon. These technologies provide a great hands on opportunity for students to bring code to life by instructing a robot to complete set tasks or courses.
TATU (Talking About Tobacco Use)
The TATU (Talking About Tobacco Use) program commenced this week for all students in years 3 to 6. TATU are running a serious of three workshops for students, helping them understand their own knowledge of smoking and discuss harmful myths about tobacco/vape use. These workshops are further consolidating learning from the Personal Development, Health and Physical Development syllabus, specifically Healthy Safe and Active Lifestyles.
Mother's Day Breakfast - SRC
Next Friday from 8am-9am, our student leaders will be hosting a Mother's Day Breakfast for the special women in our students lives. Please keep an eye out for the invitation.
This term the Eco Warriors (two students per class) are continuing to make La Perouse Sustainable by encouraging the whole school to reduce, recycle and reuse. Eco Warriors regularly feed the chickens and the worms, water our beautiful garden, empty the compost bins and collect recycling from each class. In week 3, there will be a Waste Workshop to get all students involved with tips on how to become more sustainable as a school.
Annual School Report
At the end of 2020 and during Term 1, the school has been evaluating it's progress and achievement of goals set out in the 2020 School Plan, which were completely challenged during the past COVID year. If you would like to read our 2020 Annual School Report, in can be downloaded from our school webpage here: https://tinyurl.com/25dxcax3
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY:
7/5 - P&C Mother's Day Breakfast
11-14/5 - NAPLAN
14/5 - Walk Safely to School Day and School Assembly
25/5 - School Photo Day
26/5 - National Sorry Day and K-6 In-School Multicultural Public Speaking Competition.
2/6 - P&C Meeting at 6pm
11/6 - SRC Pyjama Day
17/6 - Principal's Morning Tea
18/6 - School Assembly
21-25/5 - NAIDOC Week
Please find attached a Term calendar, to put on your fridge.