The Lakes South Morang College Newsletter - Issue 15

THE LAKES SOUTH MORANG COLLEGE NEWSLETTER 2022 - ISSUE 10 Date 00, 2022

Term 3. Week 8 Issue 15 - 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. The Lakes South Morang College pledges to provide an environment that has zero tolerance to child abuse and strive to work in partnership with our parents/carers and community members to keep our students safe every day, in every way.

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

Campus Principal Report s

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Curriculum Connections

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Student Perspective

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Wellbeing Focus

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CAMPUS PRINCIPAL REPORTS

Tech Zone

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Policy Spotlight

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Welcome to the latest issue of The Lakes South Morang College ’ s newsletter. We hope you enjoy Marcus and Bonnie ’ s presentations this week!

Primary Campus Awards

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What ’ s on @ The Lakes

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Book Week Update and Awards

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Community Noticeboard

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SPECIAL POINTS OF INTEREST

• How was your day?

• Helping your child read - Part Two

• Information about BYOD program at The Lakes

BONNIE ACTING SECONDARY CAMPUS PRINCIPAL

• Mobile Phone policy at The Lakes

Secondary Campus 80 Jardier Terrace, South

Morang 3752 (03) 9401 3919

Primary Campus 275 Gordons Road, South Morang 3752 (03) 9400 9000

MARCUS PRIMARY CAMPUS PRINCIPAL

The Lakes South Morang College Newsletter CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS

HELPING YOUR CHILD READ GEMMA TEACHING & LEARNING P - 6 Part Two: How to help your child work out difficult words

When your child begins to read to you, they will often have difficulty with long or tricky words. It is important to give your child time to work out difficult words themselves. This helps develop their reading skills.

You might, however, help them if they are stuck by asking questions like these:

Look at the picture. What word makes sense?

What letter (or letters) does the word end with? What sound does that letter (or letters) make?

Look at the picture. What object can you see in the picture that might start with that letter?

Can you put those sounds together to make a word?

What letter (or letters) does the word start with? What sound does that letter (or letters) make?

It is also important to ask your child to reflect on their decoding strategies. How did you work out the word?

What letters are in the middle of the word? What sound do these letters make?

For more ideas and support with helping your child read please talk to your child ’ s Literacy teacher.

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STUDENT PERSPECTIVE

SCHOOL CAPTAIN REPORT

XAVIER, TANIA, HARSHU & PRARTHANA PRIMARY CAPTAINS

SCAN OR PRESS PLAY TO WATCH THIS WEEK ’ S VIDEO:

HOW WAS YOUR DAY?

WELLBEING TEAM

Have you ever asked your young person how their day was, what they learnt, and, who they played with - only to get a one or two word response? It can be difficult to reconnect with your young person after a long and

Why not try some of the following questions with your young person. This could be done when picking them up from school, around meal times or before bed.

• What made you smile today?

• In what ways were you creative?

busy day when minimal information is offered.

• Did you help get the chance to help anyone today?

At The Lakes we are constantly asking children to critically reflect upon their learning, their strengths and their actions. The act of allowing time and space for a child to process the question and formulate an answer is important. Just as important, is our capacity for deep and active listening.

• When were you brave today with your learning?

• When did you have to problem - solve today? How did you do it?

• How were you able to show kindness today?

• What would you like to work on tomorrow?

The Lakes South Morang College Newsletter TECH ZONE

BYOD PROGRAM

STEVCE & LIAM DIGITAL LEARNING

The Lakes South Morang College believes that the use of digital technologies at school allows the development of valuable skills and knowledge and prepares students to thrive in our globalised and inter - connected world. Our College ’ s vision is to empower students to use digital technologies safely and appropriately to reach their personal best and fully equip them to contribute positively to society as happy, healthy young people.

Through increased access to digital technologies, students can benefit from learning that is interactive, collaborative, personalised, engaging and transformative. Digital technologies enable our students to interact with and create high quality content, resources and tools. It also enables personalised learning tailored to students ’ particular needs and

interests and transforms assessment, reporting and

feedback, driving new forms of collaboration and communication.

PRIMARY INFORMATION

The Lakes South Morang College operates a Managed BYOD Program from P - 12. Classes at our school are delivered with the use of iPads or notebook computers.

Edunet are the preferred partner for our Managed BYOD Program.

Families are encouraged to contact the College when there are prolonged delays on devices sourced through the schools preferred provider Edunet. In the event The Lakes provider cannot fulfil an order then this should also be discussed with the College.

SECONDARY INFORMATION

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POLICY SPOTLIGHT

MOBILE PHONES - STUDENT USE

http://www.thelakes.edu.au/uploads/8/3/9/0/83901006/mobile_phone_ - _student_use_policy_2022.pdf

In accordance with the Department ’ s Mobile Phones — Student Use Policy, issued by the Minister for Education, personal mobile phones must not be used at The Lakes during school hours, including lunchtime and recess, unless an exception has been granted (see policy for exemption categories).

The Lakes South Morang College understands that students may bring a personal mobile phone to school, particularly if they are travelling independently to and from school. In this instance, students who choose to bring mobile phones to school must have them switched off and securely stored in their lockers/school bags/ secure storage during school hours. Mobile phones owned by students at The Lakes are considered valuable items and are brought to school at the owner ’ s (student ’ s or parent/carer ’ s) risk. Some Secondary students have been using their mobile phones for contactless payment at the canteen. We ask that families support our implementation of the mobile phone policy by providing cash or cards for transactions at the canteen. Where students bring a mobile phone to school, The Lakes South Morang College can provide secure storage. Secure storage is storage that cannot be readily accessed by those without permission to do so. At The Lakes students are required to store their phones either in their lockers, or, handed into the school administration office to be placed in a lockable cupboard/safe.

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

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The Lakes South Morang College Newsletter PRIMARY CAMPUS AWARDS

LEARNER OF THE WEEK

Prep A

Prep B

Crew K

Makayla Q

1A

1B

Elisa V

Murphy B

2A

2B

Ryan L

Aden S

3A

3B

Addison M

Isaiah W

4A

4B

4C

Sienna T

Maddison B

Tri Thanh L

5A

5B

5C

Yvonne Y

Noah MT

Kiara T

6A

6B

6C

Bilal C

Xavier K

Xavier D

LIFESTYLE AWARDS

Sports

Music

Art

Prep

Mackenzie T

Lily B

Miguel W

Year 1

Agam S

Aubrey W

Monica D

Year 2

Katelyn B

Leila J

Elijah T

Year 3

Tyler T

Eva R

Georgina M

Year 4

Miriam M

Hayley J

Saanvi C

Year 5

Olivia V

Tijana M

Lachlan H

Year 6

Zane T

Ajak D

Prabhjeet S

NEXT ASSEMBLY DATES: End of Term Assembly: Friday 16th September

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WHAT ’ S ON @ THE LAKES

Breakfast Club on Both Campuses Every Tuesday & Thursday - 8.15am

(Except for the first week and last week of the term)

SEPTEMBER:

Wednesday 7th

Year 4 Immigration Museum

Wednesday 7th

VCE GAT

Thursday 8th

Year 3 Edendale Farm Excursion

Primary Campus—Parent Teacher Interviews

Tuesday 13th

No Students required at school

Wednesday 14th

Year 2 Push, Pull and Motion Incursion

Footy Colours Day—Gold Coin Donation

Thursday 15th

Primary Campus—Special Footy Lunch Orders—see flyer

Friday 16th

Last Day of Term 3 — 1:15 pm finish

BOOK WEEK UPDATE

I just wanted to say a massive thank you to everyone who helped and supported the Book Fair this year. I know there's a lot on so your flexibility and willingness to get involved meant that we were able to run a very successful fair. This year we sold a total of $3453 worth of products which means we will get a little over $1000 worth of books back.

I absolutely could not have done this on my own, and I really appreciate everyone who gave up their time to assist.

Thank you!!

Megan — Librarian

Congratulations to the winners of our Best Dressed competition during our Book Week celebrations last week. Each winner was given a $10 voucher to spend at our Book Fair.

Bea C

Year 4

Sienna T

Prep

Year 1

Harbir S

Year 5

Jahmin S

Year 2

Leila J

Year 6

Mia MK

Year 3

Thomas B

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The Lakes South Morang College Newsletter COMMUNITY NOTICEBOARD

PREP 2023

Have you enrolled for Prep for 2023?

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.

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

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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.

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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

PRIMARY CAMPUS: Telephone: 9404 9000  275 Gordons Road South Morang 3752 SECONDARY CAMPUS: Telephone: 9401 3919  80 Jardier Terrace South Morang 3752 ABN 52 938 171 499  PO Box 207 South Morang 3752  lakes.south.morang.co@education.vic.gov.au

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