Term 4—Week 7 21 November 2013 Year 6 Mini Fete

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Term 4—Week 7 21 November 2013 Year 6 Mini Fete
Term 4—Week 7
21 November 2013
Lindfield East Public School
PRINCIPAL’S REPORT
Andrew Stevenson
Year 6 Mini Fete
The rain stopped…the sun came out and our Year 6
students created a highly successful mini fete which was
enjoyed by all. There was an abundance of delicious food,
games, raffles and rides – and, of course, the sponge throwing was as popular as ever - particularly when Mr Stevenson
was in the hot seat! Well done to all the entrepreneurial Year
6 students and their dedicated teachers.
Ph: 9416 1955
Website:
Email:
Fax: 9416 2836
www.lindfielde-p.schools.nsw.edu.au
[email protected]
ABSENTEE LINE: 9416 5574
P&C
www.lepspandc.asn.au/
LEPS Market Place
www.lepsmarketplace.com.au/
PRINCIPAL’S REPORT
Andrew Stevenson
Writing Excellence at LEPS
Congratulations to Douglas W (5CM) who has successfully
taken out the prestigious 'Gold Award' in this year's Board of
Studies 'WriteOn' awards.
The annual, state wide, cross sectoral competition promotes
writing through a 500 word narrative, description, recount or
exposition based on a stimulus poster.
Special mention must also be given to Ineke T (3JR ) who was
awarded 'Silver' in the Stage 2 division.
Quality Learning Experiences
Semi retired and former Menindee Central School Principal, Brian Debus kindly relieved as LEPS Principal
this Monday and Tuesday, whilst our executive staff engaged in professional learning and collaborated on
strategic planning for 2014 and beyond.
As part of the learning cycle at LEPS, teachers and school committees evaluate their teaching programs
and whole school management plans annually. This invaluable reflection and feedback has ensured that
LEPS stays strategically on the front foot and continues to attain outstanding educational success. LEPS
students are the beneficiaries of this best practice,
consistently being offered high quality and innovative
learning experiences, from a curriculum that prides
itself on being rich and diverse.
LEPS also asks for a sample of parental feedback via
annual satisfaction surveys. I'd encourage you to respond to an online survey that will be distributed in
the upcoming weeks.
Mr Debus remains an active educator and reflected
proudly during his visit of the success of the LEPS/
Menindee model. This unique learning alliance is now
being replicated between numerous local North Shore
and Western NSW schools.
Thank You Morning Tea—Tuesday 3 December 11.00am
The LEPS staff would like to thank all our wonderful parents, Scripture Teachers and Ethics Teachers for
all their hard work and dedication in 2013. We are fortunate to have so many willing and enthusiastic parents who assist with reading, maths, library, sport, fete, fundraising, canteen, band, uniform shop, Multi-Lit
etc. An invitation will be sent home very soon. Should yours go astray, please feel free to attend so that
we may acknowledge your contributions in 2013.
Looking for more news and photos about what’s happening at LEPS?
Follow us on
http://www.facebook.com/LindfieldEastPublicSchool
Stevenson on Twitter: @Stevenson_LEPS
DEPUTY PRINCIPAL’S REPORT
Rachel Watkins
Ryde Schools Spectacular
Imagine the thrill of performing on the main stage of the world-famous Sydney Opera House! Last Monday night,
the LEPS Year 2 dance group and choir had the opportunity to join with 23 other schools from the Ryde District for
the Ryde Schools Spectacular, which was……..spectacular!!! The concert hall was packed with parents and VIPs
who cheered and clapped as the hundreds of singers, dancers, musicians and actors dazzled the audience with
their talent. Of course, this amazing show was the result of many hours of hard work by students and teachers –
thank you to Miss Alyce Kelly, who prepared the gorgeous Year 2 dancers, and to Miss Michelle Marquet for her
brilliant work with the choir. And well done to all the children who were involved – you were a credit to the school.
These memorable events are part of the rich extra-curricular and co-curricular programs offered at LEPS, and
provide extraordinary learning opportunities which stay with students throughout their lives. I’m sure the children
who took part will never forget their big night on the Opera House stage!
Charity and Civics Education
Public Schools in NSW abide by a set of clearly defined positive values, such as integrity, respect, tolerance and
inclusion. Care and compassion are other values which are built into all our teaching and learning programs and
school events. In this newsletter, there is a report from two Student Representative Council members about the
money raised this week for the Philippines typhoon relief fund. Charity events such as these contribute to children’s
growing awareness of themselves as responsible, caring members of a global community. Civics education is
particularly important in light of the many images of disasters children are exposed to in the media; responding in a
practical way, such as fund raising for a reputable charity, is an outlet for the children’s feelings and helps them to
be more aware of the needs of others. Thank you to all the families who responded so generously to this charity
event, and to the SRC for organising it.
Presentation Assemblies 2013
Tuesday 10 December
K - 2 Presentation Assemblies
Kindergarten @ 9:30am
Year 1 @ 11:30am
Year 2 @ 2:00pm
Wednesday 11 December
3 - 5 Presentation Assemblies
Year 3 @ 9:30am
Year 4 @ 11:30am
Year 5 @ 2:00pm
Thursday 12 December
Year 6 Graduation Ceremony @ 2:00pm
STUDENTS LEAVING EARLY 2013 & RETURNING LATE 2014
The start of each school year can be run more efficiently for students, parents and teachers if the
school knows how many students will be attending. This not only affects the number of classes but also the number of teachers allocated to the school by the Department of Education and Training.
The last day of Term 4 2013 for students is Wednesday 18 December. If you know that your child will
be leaving early please complete the relevant section below and return to the locked box in the front
office.
School resumes for students in Years 1 - 6 on Wednesday 29 January 2014. If you know that your
child will be RETURNING LATE, please complete the relevant section below and return to the locked
box in the front office.
Andrew Stevenson
Principal
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2013 LEAVING EARLY
Please note that my child__________________________________ presently in class________
WILL BE LEAVING EARLY from Lindfield East Public School in 2013.
She/he will be leaving on_______________________________________________ (date) 2013.
Signed ______________________________
Date _________________________
Return to the Locked Box in the Front Office
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2014 RETURNING LATE
Please note that my child__________________________________ presently in class________
will be RETURNING LATE to Lindfield East Public School in 2014.
He/She will be commencing school on ____________________________________ (date) 2014.
Signed __________________________________
Date _____________________
Return to the Locked Box in the Front Office
Date__________________
LEAVER’S FORM
I wish to notify the school that my family _____________________will be leaving Lindfield
East Public School.
(surname)
The student’s names & classes are as follows:
Name
Class
Name
Class
___________________
___________
_________________
__________
___________________
___________
_________________
__________
The last day of attendance will be _______________ 2013.
The relocation is due to:

Moving overseas/interstate
Moving to another NSW DEC School
___________________________
New School Name
Moving to an Independent School/Catholic School_______________________
New School Name
These details allow us to complete our records and forward relevant information.
Name________________________
Signature_____________________
Lindfield East Public School
ABN 63 381 085 452
90 Tryon Road, East Lindfield NSW 2070
T: 9416 1955 F: 9416 2836
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.lindfielde-p.schools.nsw.edu.au
NOTES THAT HAVE GONE HOME THIS WEEK
Following are the notes that have gone home this week. If you did not receive one click on the
following link which will direct you to the school’s website http://www.lindfielde-p.schools.nsw.edu.au/
school-notes

School Spectacular
PSSA SPORT
Following are the venues for PSSA Semi Finals and Finals on Friday 22 November
Cricket
Division 1 juniors and seniors will play at Koola commencing at 9.30am.
Division 2 juniors and seniors will play at Regimental commencing at 9.30am.
Finals for division 1 and 2 will be played at Koola commencing at 1.00pm.
Modball
All Modball games will be played at St Ives Village Green commencing at 9.30am.
Finals will follow commencing at 11.30am
Touch Football
All touch football (junior and senior) games will be played at St Ives Showground commencing at
9.30am.
You can view all the draws and venues on the Ku-ring-gai Zone PSSA website
http://www.ku-ring-gai-pssa.schools.nsw.edu.au/summer-sport
SPORTS REPORTS
Following are the results for PSSA games played on Friday 15 November
Touch Football
Junior boys played Chatswood 2 and won 5-0. Player of the match was Will B.
Junior boys played Gordon West and lost 6-0.
Junior girls played St Ives North and drew 1-1. Player of the match was Pippa.
Junior girls played Lindfield and drew 0-0.
Senior boys played Pymble and lost 1-2. Player of the match was Enrique G.
Senior boys played Chatswood and won 2-0. Player of the match was Ethan N.
Senior girls played St Ives North and won 6-1. Player of the match was Sophie N.
Senior girls played Chatswood and won 2-1. Player of the match was Anneliese T.
Modball
Junior A played Roseville and lost 3-7. Player of the match was Sophie.
Cricket
Junior B played St Ives and 87 - 67. Player of the match was James.
Senior B played St Ives North and won 98-76. Player of the match was Max L.
UPCOMING EVENTS
Monday 25 - Friday 29 November
Tuesday 3 December
Wednesday 4 December
Friday 6 December
Tuesday 10 December
Wednesday 11 December
Thursday 12 December
Friday 13 December
Monday 16 December
Wednesday 18 December
Thursday 19 & Friday 20 December
Menindee Visit
Last Day Scripture Thank You Morning Tea
Year 6 KHS Orientation Morning
Year 6 KHS Sport Day
K - 2 Presentation Day
Years 3 - 5 Presentation Day
Year 6 Presentation Day
K - 6 Picnic Day
Year 6 Dinner Dance
Last Day Term 4 for students
Staff Development Days
Bendigo Bank School Banking
Following are the Wednesdays in Term 4 that Bendigo Bank will be here to collect student banking
27 November
11 December
CARE & RESPECT AWARDS
Term 4, Week 7 - K - 2
Fiona Y
Ian S
Lachlan K
Rufus M
Yudhvir L
Anna R
KFR
KRC
1DS
1CS
2RH
2AN
ODD SOCK DAY
On the 19th November the SRC organised an odd socks day to respond to the urgent call for aid in
the Philippines following the devastating typhoon. We decided that the money raised would be donated to UNICEF.
UNICEF is a foundation that helps countries and people around the world in times of disaster. On
this day students at LEPS raised $463.
Many people came wearing all sorts of crazy colours and sizes.
Inga & Ethan 6CL
REGISTER NOW FOR
THE SANTA FUN RUN
2013
I am excited to put together a LEPS
School group to dress up as Santas
and run (or walk!) around the flat and easy 5km course at
Darling Harbour. Would you like to join us, and challenge Mr
Tilsley and many other teachers? Why not get a family group
and come down for a fun and healthy morning, and help us
to raise money for a great charity – the Variety Club. When
you enter, you are given your Santa suit, which you pick up
on the day outside IMAX….it’s all very easy!
HOW TO ENTER:
GO TO…….http://www.varietysantafunrun.com.au/NSW/
Register as an adult or child and then follow the prompts
Team Name – LEPS Legends
Password – LEPS2013
Order number – c-0x7knwsz
We will meet on the day at the bottom of IMAX Stairs, and then when we
finish on Opera house stairs for a photo!
If you have any questions, ask Mr Tilsley.
YEAR 6 CLAYMATION
Last week, all Year 6 classes had the opportunity to participate in Claymation. In this workshop, we
learnt what it takes to create an animated short film. We were first introduced to Phil, our instructor,
and the technology we would be using for the next 5 hours. We logged on to the laptops we were given and logged onto the Claymation programme.
Before the filming started, we collaborated with a partner to write a story (with a script) that would last
30 seconds once it was converted into film. We created miniature characters that we made out of clay.
I had a little blue character that was supposed to look like me with a red snapback and blonde hair.
Aaron had a character from a recent video game.
Finally, we were allowed to start filming. In order to do this, each pair was given a very special camera
to take photos which were then automatically uploaded onto our laptops. For every second of film, you
needed to take 5 photos, so this process took quite a while.
The setting for our movie was a school yard, and the characters were me, my teacher and a strange
alien from outer space that didn’t belong. When we finished our video, we had half an hour to add music and sound effects. We then downloaded our movies onto a DVD which we were then able to take
home with us.
It was a great day in the end and we all enjoyed watching each others’ videos.
By Joe B and Aaron C (6CL)
The Lyrebird Chronicles – Volume 1
The Strange Case of Jasper Rust
Book Launch Thursday 5 December 2013
The wait is nearly over!
In Term 2 this year, a small group of talented Year 5 and 6 students began the
gruelling process of writing a book. Under the mentorship of local author and LEPS
parent, Tony Davis, six students embarked on the challenge of developing, writing
and editing a story worthy of publication. Four budding illustrators joined the team
to bring the text to life until, finally, a novel was born.
In this thrilling adventure, six children from Lyrebird Public School set out on an
excursion in local bush land, only to discover a dastardly plot to destroy their
beloved school. Can six school children and their brave plans foil the evil intentions
of Jasper Rust?
The LEPS community is invited to be part of the excitement by purchasing copies
of the book to share with LEPS students, family and friends. What you will read and
see is entirely the work of our talented LEPS students.
If you would like to purchase a copy of the book please complete the order form
below and return it to the locked box in the front office. The cost of the book is
$15.00.
The first 50 orders will have their book numbered and autographed.
The Lyrebird Chronicles – Volume 1
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The Strange Case of Jasper Rust
ORDER FORM
My child…………………………………..……….. of class ………… would like to
order ………………. copies of The Strange Case of Jasper Rust. The cost of the
book is $15.00.
Enclosed please find cash / cheque for $...........................
Please make cheques payable to Lindfield East Public School
INTERVIEW WITH THE TEACHER
Miss Alyce Kelly
Teacher - 2AK
First Year at LEPS:
2012
What is your favourite:
Colour:
Turquoise
Food:
Ice Cream
Animal:
Bunny
TV Show:
The Block
Band/Music:
Taylor Swift
Song:
Mine
Movie:
Pitch Perfect
Sport:
Netball & Touch Footy
Sports Team:
Newcastle Knights/Sydney Swans
Other:
Dance (is that a sport?)
Do you have any pets?
Yes, I have a bunny called Ally.
What are your hobbies or interests outside of school?
Dance, gym, netball, touch footy, baking and eating ice cream.
What other schools have you taught at?
North Strathfield - Kindy.
Have you ever lived outside of Australia?
No.
Where did you go to school?
Chatswood High School.
What were your favourite subjects at school?
Music and maths.
What inspired you to become a teacher?
I started teaching dance when I was in year 10 at school and I thought it was a great job and I loved kids
and seeing them improve..
UNIFORM SHOP ROSTER TERM 4
Tuesday
8.45am – 10.15am
Thursday
8.45am – 10.15am
26 November
Frances Liang – Samantha Leith
28 November
Cheryl Leung – Melanie Lynam
03 December
Siobhan Liew
05 December
Su – Lynn Lee – Shancel Leacy
Sara Ho (Susanna)
10 December
Mustika Caradus
12 December
CLOSED
END OF YEAR P&C MEETING
Tuesday 10 December
7:30 in the Staff Room
The P&C is having its end-of-year meeting and social on 10 December. There will be a small official
meeting to discuss any issues, followed by a chance to have some (byo) drinks & (byo) nibbles.
Please come along and share and air some of the issues that the P&C has dealt with in 2013,
and will deal with in 2014.
An agenda will be published in the Lyrebird before the meeting. Please let me know if there are any
issues you would like discussed. Motions (if any) must be sent to me by Tuesday 26 th November.
“I move that the P&C approve to make funds available of $9,000, to be used for setting up and running
the Welcome Back Night of 2014. This will include all costs associated with staging, lighting, providing
food, drinks, entertainment, fireworks and marketing (including producing flyers) for the event.”
Proposed by Zanthe Abdurahman.
Rob Mills, President 2013
[email protected]
P&C NEWS
SEEKING VOLUNTEERS: The P&C is seeking a new Secretary and a Fundraising co-ordinator for 2014.
These roles are a good way to get involved with school community, and to learn more about our school.
They are also vital to our continued success in fundraising and supporting the great results our kids and
school achieve. All you need is a bit of time… If you are interested in learning more about these roles – or
other ways to help the P&C – please contact Rob Mills or Zanthe Abdurahman on the email address below.
LEPS MARKETPLACE: The LEPS P&C has decided to discontinue the LEPS MarketPlace from 2014
onwards, and we are currently advising the MarketPlace’s business partners of that decision. Thank you
to all the parents, business partners and other members of our community who supported the MarketPlace over the years.
SEEKING ADVICE ON INSURANCE: As a volunteer run non-profit, the P&C does not have regular need
for professional advice. Occasionally, however, questions arise which are best answered by professionals, and at the moment we would like some advice on the various insurance options we have. If you are a
parent or carer who is an insurance specialist, or perhaps a lawyer who understands insurance, it would
be appreciated if you could spare an hour or so for a chat and a chance to pick your brains. Please contact Rob Mills if you are willing and able.
Rob Mills
President LEPS P&C 2013
Email: [email protected]
Ph: 045 995 3333
CANTEEN NEWS
Term 4—Week 8
Monday
NOV 25
Rebecca Baille AM,
HELP NEEDED PM, Payman Solomon FULL
Tuesday
NOV 26
Adele Wood AM ,
Catherine Wong PM, Marianne Skoven PM, Emily Knight FULL
Wednesday Shirley Li AM, Rachelle Connor AM,
Harriet Pearson PM, Laura Ottawa PM
NOV 27
Thursday
NOV 28
Friday
NOV 29
Hayley Daniel AM, Tracy Thomas AM,
Alex Holt PM, Lucy Walker 10.30am-1 PM, Michelle Boldeman FULL.
Leah Austin AM, Jenny Sully AM,
Megan Tranter PM, Liz Pearce PM.
SUMMER LUNCHES AT THE CANTEEN!
DID YOU KNOW??
We sell Salad packs for lunch orders!!
Lettuce, tomato, cucumber, carrot, beetroot (optional) $3.50
With Fresh Chicken, Chicken Tender, Egg, Tuna, Cheese or Ham
Dressings: Lite Mayonaise or Balsamic/Olive oil
(Please specify clearly on the order!) $4.00
PLEASE NOTE: SUSHI IS ONLY AVAILABLE ON WEDNESDAYS & FRIDAYS!!
AM SHIFT: 9.15am-11.30am ...
PM SHIFT: 11am-2pm
FULL: 9.15am-2pm
BASC NEWS
If you haven’t enrolled for 2014 then you better hurry down here. Everyone needs to re-enrol if you
need us in 2014.
Our Family BBQ is on this Friday and we have quite a line up families joining us. Please bring your
drinks (adult/child) and nibbles to share. We supply the sausage sizzle .
Thanks for your clothing donation for the Philippines. The large bag went to the airport last Thursday
via Edie’s friend.
After they came up with a number of charities they would like to
support the children voted to help the people of the Philippines.
Tuesday and Wednesday’s they will be running a stall selling
lollies / lemonade 50 cents -$1.
See you at the Barbie!
Rebecca
BAND NEWS
CB THEMED CONCERT TONIGHT!! COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD
Please meet in the library wearing your special costume at 6pm for the concert at 6.30pm with your music
and instruments.
TRAINING BAND APPLICANTS FOR 2014
Please complete the emailed form sent out recently and send your deposit to the band box by Dec 6 in
order to secure your place in the band program for 2014. (any queries contact Eleanor at
[email protected])
NEW BAND PARENT INFORMATION NIGHT WED NOV 27 SCHOOL HALL 7pm Please come along to
hear about the band programme for 2014 and have your queries addressed.
BAND CAMP for MARCH 2014
VOLUNTEER PARENTS required for fun sleep over at Band Camp in March 2014! Each year at camp we
are always thrilled to have a few mums and or dads sleep over at Collaroy to help with supervision. We
will require about 6 or so parents for this. Working with Children Checks need to be completed beforehand
which is simply done but could take some time. Now is the time to do it!!!
Please contact Alison Frost Band Camp Coordinator at [email protected] for further information.
BAND COMMITTEE VOLUNTEERS
Please take some time to consider becoming part of the Band committee for 2014.
If you are a continuing or new parent to the Band, please think about assisting in some way, to familiarise
yourself with the way the Band operates and also to meet new parents at LEPS.
MUSICAL KNOWLEDGE IS NOT REQUIRED
Roles on the committee are not difficult but just require time, organisational skills and a desire to help.
Much satisfaction is gained from supporting your child within the program.
Please contact either Eleanor [email protected] or Louise at [email protected] for further information.
Training Band
Week 8
7.45 - 9.00 am
Monday, 25 November
Week 8
12.45 - 1.45 pm
Wednesday, 27 November
Ratchanee Nguyen
Elise Lee
Concert Band
Week 8
12.45 -1.45 pm
Monday, 25 November
Melissa Kent
Week 8
7.45 – 9.00 am
Thursday, 28 November
Wendy Mao
Performance Band
Week 8
7.45 - 9.00 am
Tuesday, 26 November
Karen Aston
Week 8
7.45 - 9.00 am
Wednesday, 27 November
Julie Bricknell
Please be on time for rehearsal duty. If you are unable to attend your rostered time, please find a substitute, or as a last resort phone your Band Coordinator:- PB: Sue Cheesman 8901 4422, CB: Judi Howe
9416-7942, TB: Elise Lee 0416 088 806
BAND NEWS
Diary Dates
CB
TB
Themed Concert
Pre School visit
Thursday, Nov 21, 6.00pm (Library)
Wed Nov 27th 12.50pm
School Hall
School Hall
NO
BANDS
New Band Parent Info night
Nov 27 Wed 7pm
School Hall
All
Band Meeting
END OF YEAR CONCERT
Nov 28 Thurs 7pm
Thursday Dec 5 emails to follow
Staffroom
KHS
PB
Community Christmas Concert
Saturday Dec 7 Time to be advised
LEPS
PB
Gate Concert
Tuesday Dec 10
Middle gate
PB
Party at rehearsal. Folder and
instrument collection
Party at rehearsal Folder and
instrument collection
Party at rehearsal Folder and
instrument collection
Wed Dec 11
Wed Dec 11
COLA or Hall
(depending)
COLA
Thursday Dec 12
COLA
TB
CB
END OF YEAR CONCERT Kerrabee Centre Killara High School
Please mark Thursday Dec 5 from 6.15pm in your diaries!! (emails to follow)
Thank you.
Louise Flaherty (0401 349 512 /9499 5090 [email protected] )
Band Convenor on behalf of the Band Committee.