New Lambton Heights Infants School

Term 3 Week 10 Newsletter

From the Principal

As we approach the Term 3 break, I want to acknowledge the hard work and commitment of the teachers, support staff and students at NLHIS. It is funny to think that this has been the first full school term of face to face teaching we have had in 2020. I can certainly say that we have made the most of it! 

As part of the Situational Analysis process we have been looking closely at our results in reading. We are particularly pleased with the Kindergarten results so far. In 2020 Benchmark levels were recorded at the end of Term 2 after students returned from learning at home and a familiar read was recorded at the end of Term 3. At this stage Kindergarten have shown excellent growth with an increase of 49% of students meeting benchmark (Level 6 or above) at the end of Term 2 to 72% of students meeting benchmark at the end of Term 3. We are aiming for 75% by the end of the year. 

Parents play a major role in helping reading skills progress, so thank you for your support with home readers, learning sight words and spelling words and the use of Reading Eggs at home. We encourage all children to read at home each day as part of home revision. 

Our students love listening to stories. We have been reading to them each lunchtime during eating time so we could complete the Premier's Reading Challenge. They have enjoyed it so much that they voted to keep doing this in Term 4.  It is also just as important that parents read rich literature to their children and we encourage you to keep reading to your children all the way through their primary school years. Being exposed to new vocabulary and hearing someone read fluently and with expression is such an important part of learning to read. Talking about the story and asking questions helps develop comprehension of text. 

Hopefully your child has brought home some lovely books from the library for the holidays.

Enjoy the holidays. I know many of you will still be working, but enjoy the break from the school week routine. I know I love not making lunches! Stay safe and make the most of any extra time you do get have with your kids. We think they are pretty special. 

See you all back on Monday October 12.

Lisa Hughes


At New Lambton Heights Infants School we acknowledge that we teach, learn and play together on the traditional country of the Awabakal people, who are the custodians of this land. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

What's On at The Heights?

Library BorrowingEvery Wednesday 
Snack Canteen Every Friday Lunch 2

Every Friday 15 mins. Sorry, staff and students only.

Last Term 3 assembly Friday 18 September. No assembly this week. 

P&C MeetingAGM via Zoom Wednesday 23 September
Dance2B FitEvery Friday morning
Return to school Term 4 - All Staff and StudentsMonday 12 October. We do not have a pupil free day at the start of Term 4. 
Book Week Parade and Celebrations
Wednesday October 21

Kindergarten and Year 2 Transitions

We are expecting by the end of this week or in the holidays that we will find out how we can approach Kindergarten orientation and Year 2 transitions. 

For now we have set some save the dates. 

Kindergarten Orientation

November 6th and 16th. December 2nd. Details once we recieve updated guidelines. 

For now new families can take a virtual tour:

Year 2 going to NLPS and WSPS

October 30th for a basic meet and greet and school tour. Approx. 30 minutes starting at 9:30am. If allowed under new guidelines. 

Once we know more we will set a whole program. 

I am hoping to have more details early next term. 

Thank you P&C

Thank you to our P&C for our lovely new home readers for Stage 1. 

Kindergarten also received new PM guided readers for their class reading. 

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 Skoolbag and link on our website  as our main weekly communication of school events and notices each week. 

Skoolbag is also used to send out via push notifications and email information and permission notes and messages to our parents/carers. Parents can also contact the school re absences via Skoolbag. 

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.

Tell Them From Me Parent Survey - LAST DAYS!!

If you haven't completed this year's TTFM parent survey, we would love you to!

29 responses so far... last year we had 32 responses. Only 3 days to go!  I would love to match or better last year's number of responses. The survey will be open until the end of the term, so we would love to hear your thoughts. 

This is such an important year for our school planning and there is an open ended question designed for the new plan, so we would love to hear your thoughts. The teachers completed the same question and we will be asking the students too. 

Please click on the link below to complete the survey. All responses or anonymous.

Student Survey 2020 Robotics Lessons - WE NEED YOU!!

If you have time, can you please help your child complete this survey. It is very quick and will help us plan for next year. 

Mrs Austin and Mrs Hughes would greatly appreciate it if parents could help their children complete a short survey.  It is to give us some feedback about our robotics lessons. We did this survey last year and the results were very positive. Something that came up was that students wanted more time to do the lessons and wanted more robots to work with. This prompted us to buy our own school kit, so we could be flexible in it's use and give students more time on their projects.  We would love to hear what students thought about this year's projects. It is very quick and hope you can take 10 minutes to talk your child through it.



We are currently taking details of students looking to enrol in 2021. If you know of any families who are interested in enrolling (both in area and out of area), please ask them to contact the school. There are still places for local and non local enrolment so please spread the word. 

Mini Me travelling around Oz

Book Week Information from Theo and James


Weekly Wellbeing - Second Step

This week all grades are discussing same or different.

People can have different feelings about the same situation. It is okay for people to have different feelings about the same things.

Without this understanding, students would not consider the existence of any perspective other than their own. Having empathy helps you notice when others have different preferences from yours. Respecting others’ preferences helps you get along better with them.

Introducing Izzy and Jeffrey

Welcome to NLHIS Jeffrey and Izzy. KBC and KL are learning to be responsible pet owners. They have worked together to agree on rules for the fish, a roster to take care of them and today they finally voted on names. The black fish is Izzy and it belongs to KL (sorry a bit hard to see in the photo). The gold fish is Jeffrey and it belongs to KBC. Great job Kindergarten!

Awesome award winners Term 3 Week 8 - this Friday is the final Term 3 assembly.

Gold Awards

Citizenship Award

P&C News


 You are welcome to join us for our P&C AGM on Wednesday 23 September at 7.30pm via Zoom. Members will receive an email with login details. If anyone else would like to join, please email for login details.

 To keep up to date with P&C activities and news, please follow our Facebook page; ‘New Lambton Heights Infants P & C’.



2021 marks the 70th birthday of New Lambton Heights Infants School!

 To celebrate and commemorate this special occasion, the P&C are publishing our very own NLHIS cookbook which will be available to purchase. We are hoping to fill it with much loved, tried and true family favourite recipes to share with each other and the wider community.


We want this cookbook to reflect our school community and encourage photos of the meal cooked, a photo of your family enjoying the meal or your child’s illustration of the meal.

 A printed copy of the form has gone home. To give us time to put together we would ask all recipes are submitted by the end of the term. Please email through to


Thank you to those families who have already purchased their Entertainment Books!

Entertainment Memberships can start anytime and are packed with thousands of substantial savings on dining, travel and fun family activities. The digital membership is easy to download to start using instantly. New offers are added weekly for ongoing value all year round.



 Canteen is held between 12.45pm and 1.10pm. Please make sure you can set up at 12.30pm ready for the rush!

Also, at the conclusion of canteen, please ensure that you restock ready for next week to make it easier for next week’s volunteers.

 If you can’t make your rostered day please arrange a swap with someone and notify If you are unable to find a replacement, please advise Kate via the P&C so that a substitute can be organised. If you have any queries, you can contact the P&C on

 If you would like to fill any of the shifts for next term please visit our signup page:

 Term 3 Roster

Friday 25 September

Vimbayinesu Timba & Kate Bone



You can order your uniforms online at our Square Shop

There are a wide range of second hand uniforms for the sale in the uniform shop – please feel free to phone and make an appointment or send an email to the P&C uniform shop. 

If you have any uniforms which no longer fit your children and are still in good condition, please send them into the uniform shop where we can them a new home.   

P&C Uniform Guide

The uniform shop have developed a size guide to help parents who are buying online. Please see attached. 

P&C Cookbook Template


Term 3 High Tea With Hughesey. Congratulations to our Term 3 Principal Award winners and Citizenship Award winners. This was the biggest high tea yet and Hughsey was under pressure to deliver the treats. Cupcakes, choc chip cookies and the favourite .. rocky road ... all washed down with milkshakes in fancy china! Pinky fingers out of course!!