It’s been a busy few weeks at school. The Year 6 students returned from their Mylor Camp. Reports from everyone indicated that they had an amazing time and learned lots of new skills. Special thanks go to Mr McGorman, Miss Bowe, Mrs Demasi, Miss Olivia and Ben who supervised the camp. It is really appreciated, the time and effort that the teachers have given to make this camp so successful.
Last week we celebrated Book Week with a parade of characters from our favourite books. It was great to see so many of our children involved, with a great deal of effort going into the costumes by parents and families. We thank you all for this tremendous effort. It was also fantastic to see so many staff involved. Check out the photo gallery below!
Thank you to everyone who supported our Scholastic Book Fair. We raised approximately $700 to put towards purchasing more books for our Resource Centre. It’s great to see so many in our community valuing reading. Don’t forget Scholastic Book Club orders can also be made online. The next Book Club orders close on Wednesday 13th September.
External School Review
Last week we concluded our External School Review. Thank you to the families, students and staff who participated in the review. The panel really enjoyed speaking to many of our wonderful students and getting an insight into their thoughts on learning at LPPS. Once the review has been published I will share the findings with the staff, Governing Council and the school community. Each review provides a further 3 directions that guide the school for the next 3 years to support our improvement agenda.
It’s great to see so many of our students representing our school in a variety of SAPSASA events.
Congratulations to Indi who was selected to participate in the Year 6 Port SAPSASA Soccer team and played last week in the State SAPSASA Championships. The team won Division 2. Well done.
Amanda Nelson and the sports committee have been busily preparing a programme for our upcoming Sports Day on Friday 22nd September. Sports Day captains are preparing their chants and warm up routines ready for the big day.
The Parent Group will once again be selling sports day merchandise closer to the day. An assortment of team coloured items will be on sale. Stay tuned for more information on this.
Next week families will receive information about canteen specials that will need to be pre-ordered at the canteen or on the Qkr App.
This year we will also be including our colour fun run to conclude the day. Students will have the option to wear their team colours or change into a white shirt for the fun run. The teachers cannot wait to colour bomb the students and neither can I!
Don't forget to set up your profile and start fundraising for this fabulous event.
Congratulations to the following students selected as house captains for 2023.
AFL MAX Camp - Room 4 and 5
We are excited to provide the opportunity for our year 3 classes to participate in an overnight camp at AFL MAX on Thursday 28th September to Friday 29th September. (Term 3, Week 10).
Payment for the camp is due by Thursday 14th September
Upcoming Diary Dates
MONDAY 4TH SEPTEMBER
SPORTS DAY & COLOUR FUN RUN
FRIDAY 22ND SEPTEMBER
END OF TERM - EARLY DISMISSAL
FRIDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER
This week we celebrated SSO Week. We are so lucky here at Le Fevre Peninsula Primary School to have such a dedicated team of SSO’s who work so hard to support the learning and well-being of all of our students. From classroom support, to the Front Office, ICT and the grounds, they support all aspects of the school. This week we acknowledge their hard work and dedication to their role. They go above and beyond to provide our students with care and compassion every single day. On Wednesday we had a morning tea to celebrate them. Thank you for what you do!!!
This term you may have received an automated text regarding your child's absence. This new system has been in place to help streamline our attendance process. If your child is marked as unexplained, you will receive an automated text at 10:30am asking you to reply about your child's absence.
It is important that you let your child's teacher know if they will be absent from school. This can be through calling the school directly, or messaging on SZapp or SeeSaw.
LeFevre Peninsula Primary would like to acknowledge the generosity of Variety in providing our school with a $5000 grant to contribute to the transport costs of our weekly Room 8 swimming program.
We are incredibly grateful to have had their continued support for many years.
Thank you VARIETY!
Our Young Leaders introduced a wonderful initiative to promote kindness across the school. They created the idea called the 'Kindness Box'. The idea behind the Kindness Box is to ‘catch’ children being kind to each other and celebrate kindness amongst their peers. If a student is ‘caught’ being kind, their name will be written on a kindness coupon and placed into the Kindness Box. These coupons get drawn out of the box and students are recognised for their kindness. Each class has a Kindness Box in their classroom. Our Young Leaders have provided some wonderful feedback since the implementation in week 4:
“People are using them”
“It’s fun to read out the coupons”
“It’s colourful, cute and fun”
“It’s really good and people are being more kind”
This week our Parent Group held our annual Father's Day Stall. Students were excited to come and browse at the stall and buy something for someone special in their life. A big thank you to the Parent Group for once again organising the stall and providing our students with this opportunity.
It all started Wednesday the 16th of August. All the year 6 students were super excited for the next 3 days! We hopped on the bus with the nicest bus driver, who played some great beats like “Wheels on the Bus, Let it Go, Baby Shark and Imagine Dragons". Once we arrived at Mylor we had a tour of the camp site. Our favourite activity was Archery and Archery Tag. To finish the day we had a Matilda’s Party to celebrate and watch them play in the semi-final.
On the second day we woke up nice and early for some yummy breakfast. We then split up into 3 groups for our activities. These included bridge building, team games, the challenge course and the giant swing. To finish the day we got some time to explore the camp site.
The final day started with cleaning up our dorms where the teachers made sure they were spotless! We finished with a final activity called Excaliber. It was loads of fun and we had an amazing 3 days!
Aneeka and Keeley
In Room 15 & 16 we have begun learning about statistics. We have been learning to collect data and sort data into categories. We are also learning how to answer questions about collected data.
Year 3 have been learning about the Stolen Generation, a tragic time in our past where Aboriginal children were removed from their families and communities by Government officials. Students have studied and analysed 'Stolen Girl' by Trina Saffioti and 'Took the Children Away' by Archie Roach.
Students have learned that narratives have the power to inform and influence the audience to feel a certain way about true events and real-life experiences. They explore how authors and illustrators use language features and techniques to create mood.
EALD Hub Coach Leah Thornton has been supporting students and sharing her knowledge with teachers.