Friday, 18th August
Dates to Remember ...
- 21st August - Book Week dress-up day
- 23-25th August - Grade 6 camp @ Orford 🚌
- 8th September - Gala Day
- 14th-15th September - Grade 3 camp @ Hagley 🏕️
- 21st-22nd September - Grade 4 camp @ Camp Clayton ⛺️
- 22nd September - Kinder Open Day (Orientation Day for 2024)
- 23rd-24th - Primary School Soccer Tournament
- 29th September - School disco
2023 TERM DATES
- TERM 1 Monday 3rd February - Thursday 7th April
- TERM 2 Wednesday 26th April - Friday 7th July
- TERM 3 Tuesday 25th July - Friday September 29th
- TERM 4 Tuesday 17th October - Wednesday December 13th
2024 TERM DATES
- TERM 1 - Wednesday 7th February - Thursday 11th April
- TERM 2 - Monday 29th April - Friday 5th July
- TERM 3 - Tuesday 23rd July - Friday 27th September
- TERM 4 - Tuesday 15th October - Tuesday 17th December
GALA DAYS (Grades 5 & 6)
- Term 3 - 8th September
- Term 4 - 17th November
*ALL THESE DATES PLUS MANY MORE ARE ON THE SCHOOL CALENDAR
Farm Day Dates
- Grade 3 - 25th August
- Grade 4 - 1st September
- Grade 2 - 8th September
- Grade 5 - 15th September
- Grade 1 - 22nd September
What's Happening in Grade 1?
In Grade 1 we celebrated Larmenier Day and spoke about the value of Hospitality, what it means to us and how we can show it. We have focussed on the qualities of a good friend and enjoy spotting these when we see them.
In Maths we have been looking at time and how long different activities take.
National Science Week
Grade 6 & 2 shared some time together today doing chemical and physical change experiments for National Science Week.
MJR with Marty - Year 5 + Year 6
Recently, I had the pleasure of taking the Year 5/6 students for a Make Jesus Real (MJR) session on ‘Crossing the Line’. Many of us ‘Cross the Line’ with our behaviour and especially our actions but I spoke to the students about the importance of self-reflection and how we can change bad habits. We looked at
- Social media
- The Environment
- Sense of humour
- Plus many other areas
The students were extremely intrigued when I said that there are times when we need to ‘Cross the Line’ – for example when somebody is bullying and we need to stand up and say it is not okay. They listened intently and discussed that many times they need to look at such behaviours as back chatting, manners and not taking on board instructions like stopping playing a computer game, getting out of bed straight away in the morning and helping with chores.
Hopefully, parents and carers will see a change in negative behaviours and I must say that even though the students were good earlier in the year when I took them, they were even better during these sessions. We looked at an amazing Youtube clip about a man named Zion Clark who has overcome so many difficulties in life – why not look at it and discuss it with your child or children.
All the best
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Meet the P & F
Meet the P&F President
Hello, my name is Daniel Comins, and I am your representative as the P&F president. Outside of this role I have worked as a teacher for over 6yrs throughout Queensland and Tasmania. In 2021, I left the profession to pursue a new career opportunity as an environmental planner and firefighter in the forestry industry however recently I have taken on the new role as the GIS Spatial data analyst. At Larmenier, I have my daughter enrolled in prep and decided to become part of the P&F to enable more opportunities within the school community. I look forward to serving on the P&F and as your president elect with all the events we are looking to hold in 2023!
P & F News
We are having a School disco on Friday 29th September, and we are looking for volunteers for this to enable it to go ahead. The P&F committee is holding an information session on 24th August between 2:30 and 3:30pm in the meeting room at the office to get an expression of interest and provide further information. If you can’t attend but would like to volunteer our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org which you can email to express your interest.
School Student NBN Initiative
To support students that do not have access to the internet at home, the Australian Government has committed to the School Student Broadband Initiative.
The Australian Government has asked NBN to implement the Government's initiative to provide internet access, via participating internet service providers delivered over NBN's wholesale broadband network.
The School Student Broadband Initiative aims to boost education opportunities by providing up to 30,000 Australian eligible families with school-age children (K-12), with free NBN-powered broadband internet at home for 12 months.
To be eligible for the School Student Broadband Initiative, families must:
* Have a child living at home that is enrolled in an Australian school in 2023.
* Not have an active network internet service at home. * Having a mobile internet service does not affect eligibility.
* Be referred by a nominating organisation.
* Live in a premises that can access the NBN network
If you think this may apply to your family, please contact the school.
Animals on School Grounds
Did you know… An extract of relevant Tasmanian legislation (Dog Control Act 2000) states:
(1) A person must not take a dog into –
(a) any grounds of a school, or other place for the reception of children without the permission of a person in charge of the place.
(2) This section does not apply to –
(a) a guide dog that is accompanying a wholly or partially blind person or is in training for that purpose; There are other exceptions besides just ‘2a’ above.
Your duty… If you wish to bring any animals onsite, prior approval needs to be obtained from the Principal, or their nominated rep. The school may give approval, & discuss with you reasonable precautions. The school &/or individuals can be fined.
Have you thought about becoming a foster carer?
Little Athletics - Come & Try
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