Term 2 Wk 7 - Tuesday 11 June, 2024

Dates for your Calendar

Mon 10 JuneKing's Birthday Public Holiday - school closed
Tue 11 JuneScienza Viva Incursion - Stage 2 & 3
Wed 12 JuneStar Struck Technical & Dress Rehearsal (8:15 am - 6:00 pm)
Thurs 13 June

School Assembly - led by Class 4C

Fri 14 JuneStar Struck Matinee Performance - 11:00 am
Sat 15 JuneStar Struck Evening Performance 7:00 pm
Mon 17 June2nd round Premier's Debating Challenge @ New Lambton PS
Tues 18 JuneSchool Athletics Carnival
Wed 19 JuneSchool Photo Day
Thur 27 JuneSchool Assembly - Led by Class 1/2BF

Upcoming Events

Scienza Viva Incursion - Tuesday 11 June

Scienza Viva will be presenting their science show 'Let's find out about science!' to Stage 2 & 3 students in conjunction with their science unit of work, Material World - changes in materials. Students attending will receive a sausage sizzle for lunch. 

Star Struck Rehearsal & Performance - Wed 12th, Fri 14th & Sat 15th June

Good luck to our students participating in Star Struck this week. The students have their final Technical & Costume Rehearsal this Wednesday, Matinee performance on Friday and Evening performance on Saturday. We hope you enjoy the experience. 

Spelling Bee finals commence - Thursday 13 June (during lunch)

Finals will commence in the Premier's Spelling Bee Competition. Finals will take place over a number of days due to the number of students registered.

Basketball Trials - Commencing lunchtime, Friday 14 June

Trials will commence for all girls and boys who have completed an Expression of Interest for our basketball teams. Trials will go over a number of break times, over a number of weeks commencing Friday 14th June. Students are encouraged to ensure to listen to the morning assembly announcements regarding specific breaks and days. 
Premier's Debating Challenge (2nd Round) - Monday 17 June
Lambton Public Legends will participate in an away debate at New Lambton Public School. 

Athletics Carnival 2024 - Tuesday 18 June

Our annual athletics carnival for 2024 will be held on Tuesday 18th June 2024 at The Hunter Sports Centre. The carnival is for all students from Kindergarten to Year 6.

The school has subsidised the cost of this event to support families and ensure all students can attend. Permission and payment of the reduced cost of $10.00 is due Friday 14 June. Being a whole school event, we would hope all students are able to attend. Families wishing to make arrangements to pay after the due date or having trouble completing permission online are encouraged to speak with office staff. Students without permission or payment will be unable to attend the carnival.

School Photo Day - Wednesday 19 June

To view packages and to place an order, visit Newcastle School Portraits website by clicking here and enter our unique school code: 410322  

  • Orders must be placed before photo day to avoid a late fee
  • Students must wear their full school uniform on this day, including plain white socks and black shoes.  
  • All school photos are to be ordered online
  • Payments can be made using Mastercard or Visa Card
  • Family Packages are also available online but must be ordered prior to photo day ( ie by 9:00 pm Tuesday 18 June)

Explanation of Absence

A friendly reminder to all parents and carers that when your child is away from school you are required under the Education Act to provide an explanation for the absence.

The prefered method of explaining an absence is to respond to the SMS that is automatically sent at 10:00 am for all unexplained whole day absences or late arrivals.

  • It is important that you reply to that absence, for that child, that day.
  • If you use this message the following day it does not link up to your student accuratley and may be missed.
  • Alternativley, you can use the ‘Absentee Form’ listed within the Resources section of the Audiri app. 
  • We would prefer that an email or phone call to the school is the least used option to explain absences. 

More often than not, an absence is due to illness but can also sometimes relate to family events or emergencies, religious events or unforeseen circumstances. Either way, please endeavour to provide explanations for all instances when your child is absent. 

In the event your child is absent for 3 consecutive days and the school has not received an explanation, your child's classroom teacher or Assistant Principal is required to contact you for an explanation of your child's absence. Your assistance is replying to the SMS message the same day would save a great deal of time and work for our classroom teachers.

Late Arrivals - School hours are from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. If students arrive later than 9:00am, they need to present to the office to receive a late slip which is to be given to their class teacher.

The importance of arriving on time:

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

Lateness is recorded as a partial absence and must be explained by parents

Early Leavers - On occasions where children need to leave early for the day, parents are asked to avoid break times where possible as it can be difficult to locate students in the playground.

Recess -   11:00 am - 11:25 am  and    Lunch 1:10 pm - 2:00 pm

Students also change classrooms during the day for SRE/Ethics, Spelling Mastery, PE and Library so letting us know in advance that your child is leaving early may save you some time when you arrive (especially when multiple siblings are leaving together). 

Please come to the school office and staff will phone your child's classroom and have your them come to the office to meet you when you arrive.

Scholastic Book Club

Thank you for your continued support of Book Club.

  • Points earned from your orders are used to help resource our library.
  • New catalogues were handed out last week.
  • Please place your orders through LOOP by Friday 14th June.
  • No orders will be taken after that date

P & C News

Next P&C Meeting - this Thursday 13 June

Our next meeting is scheduled for this Thursday in the school staffroom from 5:45 pm. Everybody welcome. 

Who doesn't love a good biscuit?!

We are SO super excited to announce a new fundraising initiative that we're hoping will raise approximately $6000 for LPS! You read that right. If every family sells just one box of these delicious biscuits, we'll make $6000!!!

This is an OPT-IN fundraiser - you will only receive your carry boxes if you order them through MSC. These Bite Size ‘FUN’raising Bites are Australia’s highest award-winning biscuits!!

  • They come in a "Carry Box" which contains 15 Gourmet Bites Boxes.
  • For every carry box sold, we raise $30.
  • You can order as many boxes as you like - this is handy especially for those who have more than one place to sell them.
  • Our 2 highest sellers will receive a Bite Size Hamper valued at over $200!!!
  • Ordered Carry Boxes will be collected from school by students on Wednesday, June 26th. NOTE: There is no upfront payment.
  • The full amount of $75 per Carry Box must be returned in the sealed envelope provided or via bank transfer to LPS P&C Association no later than Monday 22nd July.
  • We will enclose a QR code for Square for customers to pay directly into the P&C account. This QR code will be specifically for your Carry Box.
  • Follow the link below via the MSC portal to place your order by Thursday 20th June

Free home internet offer still open for eligible families

It’s not too late for eligible families to apply for free home internet through the School Student Broadband Initiative.

To be eligible for the SSBI, families must:
  • have a child living at home that is enrolled in an Australian school (from Kindergarten up to Year 12 in NSW)
  • not have an active nbn® internet service in the previous 14 days. Having a mobile internet service does not affect eligibility
  • not have had an active nbn connection in the previous 14 days
  • live in a premises that can access a standard nbn service
  • either be referred by a nominating organisation or have your suitability determined via an assessment conducted by the National Referral Centre (NRC).
How can families check their eligibility?

The initiative’s National Referral Centre (NRC) is still working to help Australian families that meet the eligibility criteria to have the nbn® connected at their home. 

For more information, contact 1800 954 610 (Mon to Fri, 10 am to 6 pm)