Our Stage 2 and 3 camp permission notes have been sent out via CareMonkey. Please ensure that your child’s camp is paid in full by Friday 2nd August.
Spelling Bee – Stage 2 held their Premier Spelling Bee final on Thursday, 4th July, 2019. What a wonderful group of students we had demonstrating their spelling skills. The finalists from each class were:
- 4M: Hanina and Lachlan,
- 4H: Amelie and Oscar,
- 3/4C: Jacob and Pascale,
- 3D: Amelie and Sophie
- 2/3R: Mabel and Harvey
CONGRATULATIONS to Hanina for winning the Premier Spelling Bee Stage 2 final. Hanina will now represent New Lambton South at the regionals. Well done to all the finalists! It was a tight competition.
NAIDOC DAY – To celebrate NAIDOC week and to understand and embrace Aboriginal culture NLSPS has organised ‘Speaking In Colour’ Indigenous workshops to be held on Tuesday 23 July. Aboriginal artists will be sharing their knowledge and skills in their field of weaving, art appreciation, dance, artefacts, storytelling, possum skin cloaks and canoe building (dependant on weather conditions). Activities will be supported with extra weaving activities and learning related to this year’s NAIDOC theme -VOICE TREATY, TRUTH.
2019 is the International Year of Indigenous language .The Indigenous voice of this country is over 65,000 plus years old. They are the first words spoken on this continent. Languages that passed down lore, culture and knowledge. They are precious to our nation. VOICE ,TREATY, TRUTH, working together for a shared future – a unified position of First Nations Australians.
Visual Arts Stage Two – In Term Two classes have been learning about our Awabakal People, their relationship and connection to the land. Plants, animals, water and sea life was embraced in everyday living and art appreciation has provided an insight into cultural representation found in many examples of Indigenous art. Earlier in the year the school was given a number of artworks created by Tom Croft (parent), one being based on the Awabakal totem ‘The Eagle Biriban’. The artwork panels inspired students to create their own interpretations using a variety of 2D media. Over the term new panels were created in art lessons and certain students were chosen to display their talent in drawing and printmaking. The Mayer family also created one panel displaying the Hunter River. All of the artworks will be on permanent display outside the entrance to Block A. Just a small insight into our classroom activities planned for NAIDOC 2019.
Mrs Drinkwater, Visual Arts Teacher.
Primary Athletics Carnival – On Wednesday, we had our Year 2 to Year 6 Athletics Carnival. Held at the Fearnley Dawes Athletics Centre, our students participated in record numbers. Every student competed in the 100m and 200m, and an overload of students bravely tested themselves in the 800m. Alongside the track events and the finals for Shotput, Discus and Long Jump, our students competed in a range of events against their fellow age-grouped peers. Activities such as high jump, obstacle course, javelin, roller-board-relay, frisbee targeting, tug-of-war and a three-legged egg and spoon race. Despite the intermittent rain, the enthusiasm, energy and relentlessness of our students made the day a complete success. A big thank you must go out to our parent volunteers, for without you, there would be no carnival and all of the community for coming and supporting our fantastic students.
Stage 2 Expo – Stage 2 held an expo on Thursday, 4th July showcasing the work they have been doing during inquiry groups. The students worked together all term to choose a topic of interest in relation to aboriginal culture, then researched and presented their work. It was such a wonderful expo and the students had so much fun sharing their knowledge to Year 2 students, parents, grandparents and teachers. Well done Stage 2!
We would like your help!
We’re asking for donations of 20 litre white buckets for our school performance. If you have any clean 20 litre buckets that you would like to donate, please bring them into the school office.
Your donations will be greatly appreciated.
Have a sound and happy holidays and see you all in Term 3!