- From the Assistant Principal
- Appreciation Morning Tea
- School Association News
- TASSO survey
- Student Enrolments 2020
- Waste Free Thursdays
- Lids for kids
- School Banking
- Combined Primary Schools Concert
- Student Assistance Scheme (STAS) 2020
- Christmas On Henley
- Book Club
- Hats required in Term 4
- Levies and other charges for 2019
- Other notices
As always, it has been a jam-packed couple of weeks here at Lindisfarne Primary School. We explicitly plan for, and offer our students a variety of contexts to apply the content knowledge and skills learnt in our classrooms. This was showcased through the student’s work and contributions to the Lindisfarne Primary School Association Fair, Outdoor Classroom Day, Interschool Swimming Carnival, Junior Choir performance of "The very best pet show", and Grade 6 camp. These are exciting and rewarding events which take a lot of hard work and effort to pull together so thank you to all who supported, organised or participated in these community events. The School would like to take this opportunity to thank the School Association for the organisation of this year's Fair. We appreciate the effort that is put in by the Association volunteers and recognise the positive impact that this has on fostering our sense of community spirit.
Grade 6 camp
Camp is always a great example of learning outside of the classroom. I was lucky enough to spend a night with our Grade 6 team, and got to see the students learning and practising skills that will last them a lifetime. The students catered their own camp and worked ‘shifts’ cooking, serving and cleaning for the group. This collective responsibility was taken very seriously by the students with a focus on learning the importance of hygiene and safety, what respectful service looks and sounds like, nutritional values of food, how food allergies and tolerances need to be catered for and just the sheer level of hard work and thought that goes into planning, preparing and serving food.
Students also had plenty of opportunities to relax with their friends, challenge themselves through activities such as the zip line, abseiling, archery and initiatives course, to name just a few. I would like to recognise the hard work of Mrs Tinker, Mrs Bloomfield and Ms Doyle in getting the camp underway and also thank Mr Des, Mrs Innis and Ms Paradisis for their presence and support at our Grade 6 Spring Beach Camp. I think there would have been be a few staff and students ‘resting their eyes’ on the bus trip back!
There will be many more school community events coming up as the year draws to a close so please keep an eye on Schoolzine (SZapp), our new-look website (https://lindisfarneprimary.education.tas.edu.au/) and Facebook for updates; most key events are also written along the bottom of the Term 4 class letters that you received at the start of the term.
EFTPOS facilities are now available for School Association fundraising payments
It was wonderful to see the school and wider community supporting our School Association Fair on Friday night. We were lucky with great weather and are pleased to announce the fair raised over $9,500 for Lindisfarne Primary School. The proceeds raised through the Fair and other fundraising events contribute to school facilities and programs and to the purchase of equipment for the benefit of the School and it’s students. The School Association welcomes suggestions for the application of funds and encourages you to contact us via email our Face Book page or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The School Association is very appreciative of the businesses that sponsored and donated to the fair and we encourage you to support them by way of thanks.
The Fair was coordinated by a small working group from the School Association who put in many hours to bring it all together, however the success of the fair comes down to the school community. We relied not only on your donations which we are very grateful for, but more importantly on you giving up your time to volunteer in the lead up and on the night of the fair, We can’t thank our volunteers enough for their effort, positive attitude and willingness to get in and help in any way you could to make the fair a success – this extends to the many school children who were eager to help out and did a fantastic job!
Thank you all!
Special thanks go to Beth Vince, Pete Bird, Kel Innis and Andrew Groom for being such great sports by getting behind (literally!) the PIE FACE stall!
BBQ at Henley Christmas
The School Association will be holding a BBQ at Henly Christmas on Friday 13th December, offering food and beverages available for purchase.
The Tasmanian Association of State School Organisations (TASSO) regularly provide feedback to the Minister for Education and the Department of Education.
A current topic generating a lot of interest is the use of mobile phones and other student owned devices in school. They are asking all parents, students, other family members, school staff and interested members of the public to complete their survey which can be found on the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/mobile_devices_in_schools
- We are well underway with preparations for our 2020 class structures. If your child will not be attending Lindisfarne Primary in 2020 can you plesae ensure you advise the school of your intentions. You can do this in person at the school office, through the schoolzine app or via email at email@example.com
- If you have a child who is of Kinder age (born in 2015) and have not yet enrolled them with us for 2020, can you please make contact with the school office to get the enrolment process underway.
- Under the 2016 Education Act, the Department of Education introduced changes to the student enrolment process. In accordance to these changes and inline with the Enrolment policy, Lindisfarne Primary School will be conducting an audit of all student enrolment details. This is to ensure our student files are up to date with the required documentation. Documentation required includes: Student identification, health information (e.g.immunisation records), parent/guardian identification and proof of residential address. We will be conducting this audit over the next 6 months and if your childs student file does not currently contain any of the above records we will make contact with you to request the supply of these documents.
Waste Free Fridays is now Waste Free THURSDAY!
We will have our scrunchable and compostable bins out at both recess and lunch times. Remember, foil is not a scrunchable or compostable and will come home in lunchboxes.
The SRC are now collecting lids from milk, water and soft drink bottles. This is to support Lids4Kids, a cause that uses lids to make mobility aids for children. It would be great if you could bring in some lids to help support this amazing cause. There will be a collection point at the office for you to put your lids in. To discover if your lid can be collected, aim the lid towards the light and there should be a recycling symbol. Only lids with the numbers 2 & 4 within the symbol can be collected and used. All lids need to be washed in soapy water and dry before being placed into the collection box here at school.
It only takes 500 lids to make 1 mobility aid for a child in need so please GET COLLECTING!
By Millie Groom & the SRC
School banking is processed on THURSDAYS. Please remind your child to pop their bank books in the grey satchels in the classroom on Thursday mornings.
The final day for ordering rewards in 2019 will be Thursday 21st November. Rewards for this term are below:
Final Rehearsal, Ticket Sales and Performance Arrangements
Our annual concert will be held on Friday 29 November. The final rehearsal will be at the Derwent Entertainment Centre (DEC) on that day. All participants are required to attend.
TRANSPORT - Students will be transported from their school to the DEC by coach and returned in time for the end of the school day. Students need to be at school by 8.30am in order to catch the bus provided.
LUNCH - Students are required to bring their lunch and drink as there is no shop available.
Please be egg and nut aware.
TECHNOLOGY - Students are encouraged to bring a suitable activity for break times. We strongly discourage students from bringing personal electronic devices.
DRESS - School uniform is required for the day rehearsal and the evening concert.
EVENING CONCERT - Parents are requested to ensure students are at the DEC by 6.30pm as the concert will commence at 7.00pm sharp. Please note, due to copyright and privacy laws recording or photography during the performance is not permitted.
Tickets on sale Monday 21 October 2019
· Online at www.ticketmaster.com.au
· Phone Ticketmaster on 136 100 for Credit Card Bookings or
· call the DEC 62 513170 for enquiries
· on site at the DEC from Monday to Friday 9.00am to 4.00pm
STUDENT PERFORMERS DO NOT REQUIRE A TICKET
The Student Assistance Scheme provides assistance to low income families towards the cost of levies. STAS is provided trhrough school and college resourcing rather than payment direct to families.
2020 STAS forms are now available from the school office or can be downloaded from the Department's website at www.education.tas.gov.au
Families who were approved for STAS 2019 have been sent correspondance regarding STAS 2020 directly from the Department.
Completed application forms can be returned to the Department by post or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org Please ensure forms are signed and dated before submitting. Postal address is located on the application form.
If you have any queries regarding the your application or eligibility, please contact STAS via email, website or on 1800 827 055.
Book Club ordering is now closed for 2019. We'd like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has purchased books and literacy resources via Scholastic Book Club. Every purchase you made through LPS earned us reward dollars. These were used for purchasing books that were given as rewards for Home Reading, giving students the opportunity to collect up to 6 free books a year to support their love of reading!
We look forward to your continued support in 2020!
Now that the weather is warming up, students are welcome to start wearing hats any day they'd like during recess and lunch, however they are not compulsory until Term 4. Students without hats in Term 4 will need to remain in the shaded areas. Wide Brimmed or Legionnaire style hats are acceptable.
Outstanding levies and other charges continue to be of concern. If you have not yet made payment, we would very much appreciate you doing so, or if there is any reason you may be finding it difficult to pay, please call the office team to talk about a flexible payment option.
Payment options are on the back of your invoice or statement. You can also pay in person or by calling the office on 62439232 and paying by credit card over the phone.
Overdue letters for all 2019 outstnding accounts are being generated and will be sent out next week. Please endeavour to finalise outstanding accounts ASAP.
School Business Manager