Principal's Word

 

TERM 4 PLANNING

 

I hope that you had a fun filled holiday as well as time to relax in preparation for the next 11 weeks.  Term 4 is important for teachers and students as we work to consolidate your child’s learning in preparation for their move into the next level of schooling.  We have begun the organisational planning for 2018.  In order to assist us with this planning, if you have any additional information that you believe is relevant to us about your child’s learning needs, please let me know in writing by Friday, November 3.  Please note, however, that this is not an invitation to request particular teachers.  Determining the composition of classes for 2018 is a comprehensive process and consideration is given to the   academic, social and emotional needs of all students.  Decisions about class structures are based on enrolment numbers, staffing and funding.  Also, please let us know in writing as soon as possible if your child will not be attending Langwarrin Park PS next year.

 

 

 

TRANSITION

 

2018 Foundation students will attend their second transition session next Thursday, 19 October.  The rest of the school will participate in a transition program later in the term.  These sessions help prepare the students as they move from one level to the next.  They have been very successful in the past and work positively towards alleviating some of the anxieties that students occasionally have about changing situations.  Year 6 students have already begun preparing for their transition into secondary school –it is a very exciting time for them and hopefully will be one that they remember for a long time.  The culmination of this will be their graduation from LPPS which will be held on Wednesday 20 December.

 

 

 

STUDENT LEADERSHIP

 

is also on the agenda for our senior classes. Year 5 students will begin their focused learning about leadership where they will learn about the skills and attributes that make a good leader; be given support in communicating successfully to small or larger audiences; develop their skills in working as part of a team and become more familiar with the roles and responsibilities of leaders at our school.  At the conclusion of this program we will begin the selection process for the 2018 school leaders. We are very proud of the work that the school leaders do around the school and the support that they provide to other students, teachers and community members. The current Year 6 leaders will assist in the process, sharing their experiences and learning with the Year 5 students.

 

 

 

Once again, this term will be packed with many events and activities for students and their families.  Year 3 students will have their first camp experience at Mt Morton Camp next week and we hope they have a fantastic time.  There are a number of excursions and incursions planned for students across all levels and these are outlined in our planning guide further on in the newsletter.  We are all looking forward to the ‘Big Night Out’ at Karingal Cinema on Wednesday 25 October; it was such a great success last year that we couldn’t resist organising another event this year.

 

 

 

Have a great term everyone!

 

 

 

Denise Webster