Welcome to another issue of our newsletter. This issue have video messages from Bonnie, Gemma and our Secondary School captains along with articles related to curriculum, wellbeing, policies and upcoming news and events at The Lakes.
THE LAKES SOUTH MORANG COLLEGE NEWSLETTER 2022 - ISSUE 10 Date 00, 2022
Term 4. Week 4 Issue 18 - 2022
The Lakes South Morang College Newsletter
The Lakes South Morang College respectfully acknowledges that beneath the significant River Red Gums that feature across our school's landscape lay the traditional lands of the Wurundjeri - Willam people of the Kulin Nation.
INSIDE THIS ISSUE
Campus Principal Report s
Primary Campus Awards
After 40 years of dedicated service to education The Lakes South Morang College formally announce the retirement of College Principal, Kerrie Heenan, who is setting her sights on some well - deserved time to embark on new endeavours and spend more time with her family and friends. We would like to take this opportunity to thank and celebrate the exceptional career of Kerrie both as an educational leader and member of The Lakes community.
What ’ s on @ The Lakes
CAMPUS PRINCIPAL REPORTS
SPECIAL POINTS OF INTEREST
• Food for Thought
• Helping your child read - Part Three
• Diversity & Inclusion Policy at The Lakes
TERM 4, 2022 WEEK 4 SECONDARY CAMPUS PRINCIPAL REPORT
• A Generous, Life - Saving Donation!
BONNIE ACTING SECONDARY CAMPUS PRINCIPAL
Secondary Campus 80 Jardier Terrace, South
Morang 3752 (03) 9401 3919
TERM 4, 2022 WEEK 4
Primary Campus 275 Gordons Road, South Morang 3752 (03) 9400 9000
PRIMARY CAMPUS PRINCIPAL REPORT
GEMMA ACTING PRIMARY CAMPUS PRINCIPAL
The Lakes South Morang College Newsletter PRIMARY CAMPUS AWARDS
LEARNER OF THE WEEK
NEXT ASSEMBLY DATES: 4 - 6: Friday 4th November
Prep - 3: Friday 11th November
SCHOOL CAPTAIN REPORT
ANGELA, ROSALIANA & JAKOB SECONDARY CAPTAINS
SCAN OR PRESS PLAY TO WATCH THIS WEEK ’ S VIDEO:
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Is your child or teen getting what they need and enough for healthy growth a happy mind and energy and vitality? Are you concerned about how little your child eats or what they are eating? To have healthy bones, minds, hearts, and immune systems having a Balanced Diet is essential for health and well - being now and in the long term. Here are some tips to help you as parents provide this for your children/ teens: Ensure there is a range of food available at home. Include a variety of healthy foods such as plenty of vegetables, fruit, and cereals (like bread, rice and pasta), some lean protein (meat, chicken, fish or tofu) dairy products (milk, yoghurt, cheese) and lots of water. It ’ s a good idea to avoid fatty foods and foods with lots of sugar in them.
Get children and young people involved in cooking family meals and making their own lunches. There are countless kid - friendly recipes online – give them a go! Lunch Box Recipes - School & Kids Lunch Box Ideas - Kidspot
Cook when you have time and energy and freeze bulk portions. Meal prep ideas: big batch dishes to stock your freezer (taste.com.au)
Finally the Australian guidelines will show you what and how much food is required for each age group: healthy guidelines Healthy eating for childern poster (eatforhealth.gov.au)
The Lakes South Morang College Newsletter CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS
HELPING YOUR CHILD READ GEMMA TEACHING & LEARNING P - 6 Part Three: Book Chat
Discussing the content and meaning of books is an important part of reading. Chat about the book before, during and after reading, and encourage your child to share their ideas and to ask questions about the book.
Here are some questions you can ask before, during and after reading the book:
Look at the cover. What do you think this book might be about?
How would you describe the character at the beginning of the story?
How does the place the book is set in make you feel?
What is happening in the pictures?
What do you think is going to happen next?
Why might a character have done this? What would you do in the same situation?
Who was your favourite character in the story? Why did you like that character?
What was your favourite part of the book?
Can you retell the story in your own words?
Book chat develops language, comprehension and pleasure. Watch the following videos which model this relaxed interaction through the use of open questions, comments and prompts to initiate Book Chat.
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION AT THE LAKES
disability or sexual orientation, so that they can participate, achieve and thrive at school.
At The Lakes we value the human rights of every student and we take our obligations under anti - discrimination laws and the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities seriously. The Lakes will:
http://www.thelakes.edu.au/ uploads/8/3/9/0/83901006/ inclusion_and_diversity_policy_2022.pdf
The Lakes strives to provide a safe, inclusive and supportive school environment which values the human rights of all students and staff. We proudly celebrate our diverse College community and recognise that diversity exists in both bodies, hearts and minds, and, we commit to promoting equity, inclusion, compassion and mutual respect. Diversity and equity enrich our College and both are instrumental to our success as we nurture a community of learners who feel safe to express themselves, explore the world around them, and develop and grow in a global and ever - changing society. The Lakes is committed to creating a school community where all members of our school community are welcomed, accepted and treated equitably and with respect regardless of their backgrounds or personal attributes such as race, language, religious beliefs, gender identity,
actively nurture and promote a culture where everyone is treated with respect and dignity
ensure that students are not discriminated against (directly or indirectly) and where necessary, are reasonably accommodated to participate in their education and school activities on the same basis as their peers
acknowledge and respond to the diverse needs, identities and strengths of all students
encourage empathy and fairness towards others
challenge stereotypes that promote prejudicial and biased behaviours and practices
contribute to positive learning, engagement and wellbeing outcomes for students
respond to complaints and allegations appropriately and ensure that students are not victimised.
Policies are available to all families via the the Sentral Portal (under Resources) or via our website http://www.thelakes.edu.au/policies -- reports.html
LIFE SAVING SUPPORT
A big thankyou to the Members of the Whittlesea Rotary & Whittlesea Lions Club for their generous donation of a much needed defibrillator for one of our Primary students.
The Lakes South Morang College Newsletter COMMUNITY NOTICEBOARD
Breakfast Club on Both Campuses
Every Tuesday & Thursday - 8.15am
(Except for the first week and last week of the term)
OCTOBER: Friday 28th & Monday 30th
Year 12 Exams
Pupil Free Day
Melbourne Cup Day (Public Holiday)
Wednesday 2nd - Thursday 10th
Year 12 Exams
Year 5 — Melbourne Zoo Excursion
2023 Prep Transition #1
Last Day of year 11 Classes
Monday 14th - Friday 18th
Year 11 Exams
2023 Prep Transition #2
Year 12 Graduation
Last Day of School for Year 11 VCAL Students
2023 Year 12 Step Up Week
Monday 21st - Friday 25th
Year 10 Exams
Have you enrolled for Prep for 2023?
2023 Prep Transition #3
We are currently in the process of accepting new enrolments for 2023. We advise all existing families and community members who may be interested in attending our school, to submit enrolment forms as soon as possible.
Monday 21st - Wednesday 23rd
Year 3 / 4 Camp — Ace Hi Ranch
Last Day of Year 11
Year 1 Melbourne Museum Excursion
2023 Prep Transition #4
Book Now for Primary Tours on 9404 9000 for individual 2023 School Tours
Book Now for Secondary Tours on 9401 3919 for individual 2023 School Tours
STUDENTS LEAVING AT THE END OF 2022
ATTENDANCE - EVERY DAY COUNTS If you are aware that your child will not be at- tending school due to illness or other circum- stances, please ensure that you contact either office to ensure our attendance records are ac- curate. Ways of communicating absences in- clude:
If your child / children are not returning to the Lakes in 2023, please ensure that you have notified either the Primary Campus office or the Secondary Campus office ASAP. NO HATS - NO PLAY We will be enforcing our ‘ No Hat, No Play ’ policy in Term 1 and Term 4 on the Primary Campus. It has to be a school wide - brim hat (with the school logo), which is available at the uniform shop.
Calling the office;
Sending an SMS on 0427 226 537;
Placing a future Absence Request through the Parent SENTRAL Portal.
As required by the Department of Education, all schools must notify parents informing that their child is absent. Please inform the office of ab- sences before 10:00 am each morning.
The Sentral Parent Portal is the primary method for home - school communications at The Lakes.
We are excited to say that most families have access to the Parent Portal. The portal allows students and parents\carers to keep up to date with important information and communication. This includes student academic reports, parent - teacher interview bookings and permission for students to attend camps, sport and excursions.
The Student and Parent Portal can be accessed at school, from home and from mobile devices. If you are experiencing any issues with Sentral, please contact either office to assist you.
STAY UP TO DATE WITH COLLEGE EVENTS, ACTIVITIES AND UPDATES THROUGH OUR FACEBOOK PAGE.
We are always looking to build new or foster current connections within our community!
Please call Karen on 9404 900 to discuss further, if you have a service or upcoming event you would like to promote through our Newsletter.
To thrive, children need a safe and supportive environment at school, at home and in the broader community; no exceptions. At The Lakes South Morang College, we believe meeting the physical and emotional needs of our students is paramount in laying the foundations for a fulfilling future. We pledge to provide an environment that has zero tolerance to child abuse and will strive to work in partnership with our parents and community members to keep our students safe every day, in every way.
The Lakes South Morang College Child Safety Statement
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