West Lakes Shore School Newsletter

Term 1, Week 3 2020

LEADERSHIP CORNER

It was wonderful to see so many families here on Monday evening for Meet the Teacher Night. The students enjoyed showing their parents, grandparents and friends their new classrooms and Specialist subject areas and introducing them to their new teachers.

Meet the Teacher Night was followed with the Annual General Meeting, where our new Governing Council was elected. We are very fortunate at WLSS to have so many supportive families.

 Teachers have worked extremely hard to ensure a smooth start to the year and the children have settled in to their new routines. We have been out and about in classes and noticed how positively the students are engaging with their learning.

It has been wonderful to have so many children excitedly bringing their work up to the office to share with us.

Have a safe weekend

WLSS Leadership

FAMILY WELLBEING CORNER

Cyber Challenges for the Whole School Community

Worried that your child is accessing content on the internet that is too mature? 

Don't know what to do or how to limit their screentime usage?  

Family Zone provides a complete cyber safety solution for your family across every device, everywhere - Click here for more information

VISUAL ARTS CORNER

Visual Art SeeSaw App Info

Just a friendly reminder that Visual Arts SeeSaw App notes went home with all students in years 1-7 last week via their class teacher/s.  Please connect to see all the wonderful art work that your children do each week with Mrs Zappia.  

Please note that if you have more than one child, you will need to connect with each class journal.

If you have any questions please see Mrs Zappia in the Turtle Building Art Room either before or after school - Tuesday - Friday.

RESOURCE CENTRE CORNER

YEAR 7-8 TRANSITION INFORMATION

How to choose a High School

Please make sure you have visited all the High School websites that you are interested in your child attending for Year 8 2021 and made yourself aware of any processes that you need to address. 

Most schools have important information about any Specialist Sport, Music, Dance or program that they have on offer.  Some high schools require you to sit academic entry tests or physical tests, and have strict cut off dates for applications to be submitted. 

High Schools that have Capacity Management Plans (CMP) in place or Specialised entry via application are listed below.

Seaton High School

ENTREPRENEURIAL SPECIALIST PROGRAM - Diamond Sports - Baseball

 NOW OPEN Applications: Year 8, 2021🔗 http://bit.ly/2PWhzm3 

Closing date: Friday, 13th March 2020, 5pm🎥 https://youtu.be/V_GcP5rUv5A Enquiries: 8445 2944

ENTREPRENEURIAL SPECIALIST PROGRAM - Diamond Sports - Softball

NOW OPEN Applications: Year 8, 2021🔗 http://bit.ly/2PWhzm3

Closing date: Friday, 13th March 2020, 5pm🎥 https://youtu.be/vYSdX_jjRWA Enquiries: 8445 2944

High School - Open Nights and Sports Academy Info

LOCAL SPORTING CLUBS

FAMILY INFORMATION

PLEASE REMEMBER NO DOGS ON SCHOOL GROUNDS OR THE OVAL

CHANGE OF DETAILS

We rely on families to keep us updated with change of address, phone numbers and any other relevant information that is essential to your childs enrolment at West Lakes Shore School.  Please advise us if you have recently moved or have new phone numbers. Remember if you have changed address we require the following:

If you own your home, you need to show both of these:

  • contract of sale for the property or a recent council rates notice
  • recent gas or electricity bill for the property.

If you rent a home, you need to show both of these:

  • rental agreement and a bond receipt lodged with Consumer and Business Services showing the current place of residence. The rental agreement should cover at least the first 12 months at the school.
  • recent gas or electricity bill for that property.

You must give your child’s primary permanent home address, not a commercial, postal or mailing one.

    SUNSMART

    Please remember to pack a hat and water bottle to ensures you child stays sun safe. As a SunSafe School our policy around hats is no hat, play in the shade.

    OSHC

    Our OSHC is open before and after school. Due to a large volume of interest there are waiting lists for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday after school.

    Please inform OSHC as soon as possible if you no longer require care. This will support families new to the school who are keen to secure spots. For all early arrivals (before 8.30am) please book your child into our OSHC which has a range of exciting activities for your child to do. Phone: 8242 3141 or 0413 311 486 

    MEDICAL PLANS

    All students that have medical conditions are to bring medication and new plans and/or medication agreements dated 2019 to the front office on the first day of school. If your child self medicates e.g. Asthma and carries their own medication please ensure you inform their class teacher as due to a new policy additional paperwork needs to be filled out.

    SCHOOL UNIFORM

    If you need to replace any of your child's uniform please make sure to visit LOWES at West Lakes Mall.  The friendly staff there will be happy to help you with your requirements.

    Please remember that the following are not considered part of the West Lakes Shore School Uniform and are not allowed.

    • Hoodies or Jackets with hoods (the exception of being a rain coat) of any type
    • Any denim shorts or jeans
    • Black Leggings OR Bike pants (Bike Pants can be worn under skirts/dresses as long as they are not visible)
    • Thongs / Flip Flops / Boots or shoes with heels - School appropriate sneakers or shoes only
    • Peaked baseball style hats
    • Very short skirts or shorts - mid thigh or longer is acceptable
    • Any long sleeve tops or t shirts that are not in the school colour of Navy or Jade

    PUPIL FREE, PUBLIC HOLIDAYS AND SCHOOL CLOSURE INFORMATION

    Please find all the Pupil Free Days, Public Holidays and School Closure Days for the year.  These have been approved by Governing Council.

    • TERM 1 - Friday 6th March 2020 - PUPIL FREE DAY
    • TERM 1 - Monday 9th March 2020 - PUBLIC HOLIDAY - ADELAIDE CUP DAY
    • TERM 2 - Monday 8th June 2020 - PUBLIC HOLIDAY - QUEENS BIRTHDAY
    • TERM 2 - Tuesday 9th June 2020 - PUPIL FREE DAY
    • TERM 3 - Friday 4th September 2020 - SCHOOL CLOSURE DAY - ADELAIDE SHOW DAY
    • TERM 3 - Monday 7th September 2020 - PUPIL FREE DAY
    • TERM 4 - Wednesday 18th November 2020 - PUPIL FREE DAY


    Contact OSHC for availability and bookings on 82423141

    IMPORTANT TERM DATES TO REMEMBER

    • THURSDAY, 13TH FEBRUARY 2020 - Year 6 & 7 Aquatics
    • FRIDAY, 14TH FEBRUARY 2020 - Year 6 & 7 Aquatics
    • FRIDAY, 6TH MARCH 2020 - Pupil Free Day
    • MONDAY, 9th MARCH 2020 - Adelaide Cup Holiday
    • FRIDAY, 13TH MARCH 2020 - MSP School Photos
    • MONDAY, 16th MARCH 2020 - MSP School Photo Catch Up Day
    • THURSDAY, 9th APRIL 2020 - Last day of Term 1 - early dismissal at 2:15pm
    • FRIDAY, 10th APRIL 2020 - Good Friday - Public Holiday