New Lambton Heights Infants School

Term 4 Week 8 2023 Newsletter

We at New Lambton Heights Infants School acknowledge that we learn and play on the traditional country of the Awabakal people. We pay respects to Elders past, present and emerging, valuing their knowledge and seeking continued respectful relationships. 

We recognise, respect and appreciate the traditional custodians cultural heritage, beliefs, relationships, and continued connection with the land, the skies and the waterways. This continent was and always will be Aboriginal land. 

We are on the final countdown ..

This week starts to finishing up of some of our school wide programs. The last SRE lesson was today, with K-2 students joining together for a special Christmas lesson. Tomorrow will be our final swimming lesson and our final assembly. On Sunday, the P&C will meet for their final meeting of the year and for a social gathering. 

Next week will be the final High Tea with Hughsey on the Monday and our Presentation Day assembly on the Tuesday. All students will be individually presented with a book or book voucher and each class will be doing a short performance. Please be sure that your child is at school on time and dressed in Summer uniform. We will be starting at 9:30am. 

Year 3 2024 WSPS have a very exciting  final transition with a sports morning organised for them at WSPS on Friday 8 December .. including a trip to the canteen!

Term 4 will end with a bang .. Party day, followed by Year 2 graduation and disco and finally the Year 2 clapout. So many events .. such little time. I'm sure if you are doing this at other schools with your other children, you are looking at a few exhausting weeks! Take care of yourselves and remember we are here to help. 

Lisa Hughes


P&C Update

Hello all,

The bake sale is on this Friday after assembly and I hope we see many of you at this Sunday’s social event - it is not just for volunteers and members. Please see below for this week’s updates.

Recycle Your Cans, Cartons and Bottles!

We are 33% towards our fundraising goal of $350 to go towards updating the line and playground markings on the school grounds! As we head into the summer months, please keep your recycled cans and bottles coming (and remember not to crush them)!Take your recyclables to any Return and Earn machine and donate the money raised using the Return and Earn app. Follow these steps:

1- Download the Return and Earn app (available from your App store or Google Play store)

2- Look up New Lambton Heights Infants School P&C Association under the “Charities” menu and press "Set as payout”

3- Scan the app, return containers and press "TRANSFER" on the RVM screen when finished!

Uniform Shop

The Uniform shop will be closed for walk-in business for the remainder of the year due to holidays and stocktake. If you need uniform items please order online. Items will be sent home with your children from school. Please contact the Vicki on if you have any questions or need something urgently. 

End of Year Bake Sale THIS FRIDAY

Thank you to all the folks that have committed to baking items for the bake sale this Friday, 1st Dec, after assembly! There are still spots available so sign up below to bring some baked goods. Or come along and buy some of the goods!The funds raised from the bake sale will go towards the purchase of Year 2 Readers.If you can help out with a donation for the bake sale, please sign up here:

Snack Canteen

Thank you to this week’s volunteers, Alison Worrall and Chris McNamara - thanks to Chris and Ali! If you can volunteer for the last few weeks of term, please sign up here:

Could all canteen volunteers please take note of the following changes to canteen policies:

— Inspect the fridge for notices related to advice on children with allergies;

— Please don’t allow children to assist with the canteen;-

Please do not buy other children items from the canteen. If unsure, direct the child to a teacher;

— When counting money at the end of the shift, please ensure coin denominations are stored in separate bags after counting and then stored in one bag together along with the signed cash summary sheet. See further detailed instructions on the fridge in the P&C room.

End of Year Event THIS SUNDAY

We are getting together to celebrate the end of the year and all of the great activities and events that we’ve have done on behalf of the school. All parents and guardians are welcome to attend, regardless of your involvement with the P&C. This will be the final meeting of the year followed by a social occasion at the Lambton Park Hotel to be held on 3rd December. Festivities will start at 4:30pm for the meeting and 5:30 pm for the social event, details are below. Please let us know you will be attending by signing up here:

Get Discounts with an Entertainment Book and Fundraise!

If you are interested in purchasing an entertainment book (and want to help fundraise for the New Lambton Heights Infants School), purchase online at

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Thank you!


On behalf of the NLHIS P&C executive committee and members

P&C Christmas Gathering

Sentral Parent App

Please ensure you are signed in and monitor this The Sentral Parent App on a regular basis. This is where you will find all our notifications, messages, newsletters, student reports and information on excursions and events.

You can also submit absences by clicking on the + sign under the absence tab. All absences need to be explained or will be recorded as unexplained/unjustified on our roll.

It's recommended to have notifications enabled, so you don't miss any important information.

What's On at The Heights?

TERM 4 Dates
Term 4 Sport - SwimmingFriday - $120.00 

Swimmers - to be worn under uniform to school




In separate bag

Bus leaves 9:50am

Year 2 transition Sessions to Year 3 WSPS

Session 1:

Tuesday 24/10

9:15am - 11:30am

Session 2:

Thursday 16/11

9:15am - 11:30am

Session 3

Thursday 30/11

9:15am - 11:30am

Session 4 

Friday 8th December

Parents to provide transport. 
Final School AssemblyFriday 1 December
December P&C meeting and Christmas gathering Sunday 3 December Details see P&C Report
Presentation DayTuesday December 5 9:30am - 10:30am (approx)All invited
Semester 2 reports available on Sentral End of Week 9
Party Day Wednesday 13  December 

Lakeside Cinema Boolaroo


Movie Ticket $8.00

Bus $12.00


Permission and Pay via Sentral app

Year 2 Graduation Dinner and Disco

Thursday December 14

6pm - 8pm

Year 1 and Year 2 students and staff. 

School COLA

Cost for dinner $11

Permission and Pay via Sentral app

Year 2 Clapout and final day Term 4 for studentsFriday December 15 3pm All welcome
Monday 18 December and Tuesday 19 December 

School Development Days.

Staff only. 

TERM 1 2024
January 30 and January 31 2024School Development days (staff only)
Thursday February 1 2024Year 1 and Year 2 return
Friday 2 February 2024Kindergarten start

Term 4 Sport - Swimming

Swimming commences this Friday (13th October). Here is an overview of the day (approximate times):

* Students arrive at school - dressed in swimmers under uniforms.

* Please have a separate swimming bag packed with dry underwear, swimming cap, goggles and a towel. PLEASE NAME ALL ITEMS INCLUDING ALL CLOTHES (SHOES, SOCKS)

* 9:15am - 9:40am Morning session with a snack during Crunch and Sip time

* 9:40am - 9:50am Toilet, Line up, get on bus

* 10:15am Arrive at Forum

* 10:30 - 11:15am Lessons

* 11:35am - Back on bus and return to school by 12pm

Please encourage your children to dress themselves all this week, so they will be prepared for Friday!

Term 4 Week 6 Gold Awards

Term 4 Week 6 Merit Awards

Principal's Awards

Citizenship Award

Bushfire Season Plan

Did you know that our school is in a Category 2 bushfire area? This means that we have a bushfire safety plan that is reviewed each year. Please find attached more information about this. Please be sure that your contact details are up to date and you are regularly using Seesaw and Sentral Parent Portal. 

Visitors please now check in with the iPad or QR Code ..

NLHIS is on Facebook!

We now have a school Facebook page for you to share with your friends and family. In addition to our website, the main purpose of this page is to connect to our wider community and to showcase our beautiful school. 

Search Facebook for 'New Lambton Heights Infants School' or click on this link.

We will continue to send this eNewsletter on the Sentral Parent app, Audiri  and link on our website as our main weekly communication of school events and notices each week. 

The Sentral Parent Portal and Audiri are used to send out information,  permission notes and messages to our parents/carers. Parents can also contact the school re absences via the Sentral Parent Portal. 

Seesaw will be used by class teachers to share learning or special class events. Teachers may also directly communicate with individual or groups of parents through Seesaw.