The Lakes South Morang College Newsletter - Issue 13

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

Term 3. Week 4 Issue 13 - 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

2

Student Perspective

3

Wellbeing Focus

3

CAMPUS PRINCIPAL REPORTS

Tech Zone

4

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

6

What ’ s on @ The Lakes

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Community Noticeboard

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SPECIAL POINTS OF INTEREST

• Helping your child read

• Making wellbeing visible

• Internet safety

• Attendance policy at The Lakes

BONNIE ACTING SECONDARY CAMPUS PRINCIPAL

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 One: Reading together

Reading together is a valuable thing to do. Reading increases your child ’ s vocabulary, expands your child ’ s understanding of the world, and gives them confidence when using language. Reading helps children make the connection between written words and spoken words. This demonstrates the explicit link between reading, writing, speaking and listening.

Some helpful hints to help your child to read:

Talking is important in building a range of vocabulary, and confidence with varied sentence structures. These are essential to be successful in reading and writing. Reading can be hard work, and your child needs to be praised often. Encourage your child to choose books, magazines, catalogues and online texts according to their interests. Share wordless picture books to develop imagination, ideas and vocabulary by naming and describing things in pictures.

Look for rhyme, rhythm or repetition in books. This will help your child experience some fun with language. Point out important features about a book – for example, the words and pictures, the front cover, the spine, the contents page, or the title. When reading to your child, read stories with expression, or try putting on the voices of characters.

Encourage your child to take over some or all of the reading if they feel confident. If your child is confident with their reading, allow them to read without interruption. Fluency is gained with confidence.

Give your child the opportunity to re - read books.

Explore words using a dictionary.

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STUDENT PERSPECTIVE

SCHOOL CAPTAIN REPORT

XAVIER, TANIA, HARSHU & PRARTHANA PRIMARY CAPTAINS

MAKING WELLBEING VISIBLE

WELLBEING TEAM

Making wellbeing visible is a strategic goal for The Lakes in 2022. According to the Black Dog Institute, wellbeing is a heightened state that ’ s beyond just feeling happy or having good health. It ’ s a condition of flourishing, where we thrive in many aspects of our lives.

Teachers have been considering how they might promote the visibility of wellbeing within their classrooms. This week we encourage your family to consider how do you, or how might you, make wellbeing visible in:

your home,

your interactions with others, and

Wellbeing considers how we:

cultivate meaning and good relationships;

your interactions with the school.

use our strengths;

contribute to a ‘ greater ’ cause; and,

For further information, here are some websites that can help:

find pleasure in losing ourselves in things we find challenging and enjoyable.

Further to this, wellbeing helps us to:

https://www.lifeline.org.au/

stay resilient when times get tough;

https://kidshelpline.com.au/

build social supports and self - efficacy; and,

emerge from our challenges even stronger, knowing we have the ability to cope with adversity.

https://headspace.org.au/

https://www.beyondblue.org.au/

The Lakes South Morang College Newsletter TECH ZONE

ONLINE SAFETY

JUSTIN & TINKU TECHNICAL SUPPORT

Password Management

solutions available like Lastpass. Even most browsers including Microsoft's Edge, Google's Chrome and Mozilla's Firefox include a built - in password manager which can be linked to an online account.

Instead of using the same password for different websites and services, maintaining a notepad document full of passwords, fumbling with sticky notes hidden under your keyboard and wracking your brain trying to remember what variation of password you've chosen, consider using a password manager to keep your secrets safe. A password manager is a service which can protect all of your passwords behind a master password and potentially a second factor (like an SMS or email code), generate secure random passwords and automatically fill out online forms for you if you choose to install a browser extension or service on your phone. Bitwarden is a good free solution although there are paid

Multifactor Authentication

Microsoft has stated that 90% of all account breaches could have been prevented if they were protected by multifactor authentication (also called 2FA). If you have the option to use phone/text/email or app based authentication it's a good way to protect your accounts and services; the baddies will need something you own as well as something you know.

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POLICY SPOTLIGHT

ATTENDANCE

http://www.thelakes.edu.au/uploads/8/3/9/0/83901006/ attendance_policy_2022.pdf

Schooling is compulsory for people aged 6 to 17 years (unless an exemption from attendance or enrolment has been granted). Daily attendance is important for all students to succeed in education and to ensure they do not fall behind - socially or developmentally. The Lakes believes all students should attend school all day, every day when the school is open for instruction and is committed to working in partnership with the College community to encourage and support full school attendance.

Senior school students are required to have a 90% attendance record at school in each subject to successfully pass any Year 10, 11 or 12 subject. This includes any approved absence. Students who fail to meet this requirement will be asked to attend either break time or after school redemption classes. Families are asked to notify The Lakes South Morang College of absences by recording the absence on Sentral or alternatively contacting the Administration Office on either campus. If a student is absent, and the College has not been notified by a parent/carer, the College will contact families via a Sentral notification to the Parent Portal.

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

Alisha H

Nathan N

1A

1B

Name

Name

2A

2B

Axel T

Keira F

3A

3B

Eve T

Arsin J

4A

4B

4C

Ariana S

Ari D

Harrison G

5A

5B

5C

Annika M

Sonny S

Tyler B

6A

6B

6C

Hayley B

Loretta T

Mia A

LIFESTYLE AWARDS

Sports

Music

Art

Prep

Evelyn K

Noah Y

Beyaze N

Year 1

Max P

Isaac M

Bella Q

Year 2

Aubrey W

Tahlia J

Neve L

Year 3

Anna W

Eve T

Zach M

Year 4

Maddison B

Sienna T

Ivy L

Year 5

Lachlan H

Cade S

Mia C

Year 6

Hayley B

Tori P

Son L

NEXT ASSEMBLY DATES: Year 4 - 6: Friday 12th August

Prep - 3: Friday 19th August

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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)

AUGUST:

Wednesday 10th — Friday 12th

Year 5 /6 ADANAC CYC Camp

Wednesday 10th

Year 3 Democracy and Me Incursion

Thursday 11th

Year 7 Basketball

Tuesday 16th

Primary District Athletics

Tuesday 16th

2023 Prep Information Night— 5:30 pm

Wednesday 17th

Year 9 / 10 Basketball

Tuesday 23rd—Tuesday 30th

Book Fair in the Primary Campus Staff Room

Tuesday 23rd

Secondary Campus—Parent Teacher Interviews

Wednesday 24th

Year 8 Basketball

Thursday 25th

Primary Campus Book Week Dress Up

Tuesday 30th

Year 5 / 6 Basketball

Wednesday 31st

Year 1 Skyhigh Excursion

SEPTEMBER:

Thursday 1st

Curriculum Day

Book Fair on Primary August 24 - 30th

Wednesday 7th

Year 4 Immigration Museum

Wednesday 7th

VCE GAT

Thursday 8th

Year 3 Edendale Farm Excursion

BOOK WEEK DRESS UP DAY Thursday 25th August More information to come

Tuesday 13th

Primary Campus—Parent Teacher Interviews

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

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The Lakes South Morang College Newsletter COMMUNITY NOTICEBOARD

SRC BULLETIN

On Thursday the 15th of September we will be having a Footy Day to raise money for school initiatives.

There will also be a pie lunch available. Forms have been emailed home.

Please come dressed in your teams colours and bring a gold coin donation.

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.

We look forward to keeping you updated on all our upcoming ideas and events!

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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