From the Principal and Deputy Principal
It’s hard to believe we have winter sporting finals underway and are well and truly hitting our stride as we work towards a successful term following on from our Open Day and Opening of our New Science and Art Facilities. Thanks to everyone who has assisted in the lead up to Open Day with the two working bees, the organisation of the catering and guests etc for the building opening. Hearing the feedback from guests to our school is a fantastic way for us to appreciate just how lucky we are to have great students, amazing staff and community, along with ever improving facilities and resources.
Flexible Industry Pathways for Year 10s: In a new initiative led by Jason Backler at our school, the feedback on the Industry Immersion days in which Year 10 students have had a chance to engage in a wide variety of Industry Pathways from across the South East has been very positive. These opportunities help students shape and understand first hand potential career pathways that they learn about within our region.
Adelaide Show: With the show underway and our Cattle team heading off this week followed by our Wine, Goat and Sheep teams next week, we wish our students and sponsors the best of luck. We thank our students, staff, sponsors and families for creating the learning opportunities. At the end of next week it will awesome to celebrate and appreciate how well all the hard work and effort has gone at the conclusion of the Royal Adelaide Show.
Leaders’ Day 29th August 2022: Where more than 1000 Site Leaders from across the State were able to get together for the day to here directly from the Chief Executive Martin Westwell and Education Minister Blair Boyer. It was pleasing to hear about the realignment of our long term vision/targets to be World Class to World Leading and a clear focus on bringing some balance back in to raising the holistic child with both academic results and the wellbeing/sense of community that is needed to underpin this for us to continue to lift the standard of education in South Australia.
Area Schools Leaders’ Conference 2022: On September 17th, 18th and 19th, some of our Leadership team will be attending the Annual Conference where we will work with Professor Pasi Sahlberg and Lynne Symons to continue strengthening Rural Education for Area Schools. This will include our school giving a short presentation about our 2021 Best Practice Award and supporting the Rural Youth Ambassadors program.
Progressive Achievement Tests (PAT): Students at Lucindale will start PAT testing next week and into the following week. The PAT tests include a general capabilities test, numeracy and literacy testing which is then utilised by our teaching staff to cross reference student strengths and needs as seen in everyday classroom learning, ACARA assessment and NAPLAN. PAT testing is undertaken annually by our students from Year 3 to year 10.
Premier’s Reading Challenge: The 2022 challenge finishes on September 9th, 2022. Well done to everyone who has participated this year and don’t forget to return your forms back to your teacher or the Library prior to September 9th if you have not done so. Reading is an absolutely critical skill that underpins so much of what we do each day.
10 Reasons Reading is an essential daily activity and life skill:
- Focus and Concentration
- Reading Improves your memory
- Reading helps with communication
- Language Development
- Cheap or Free Education
- Reading makes you smarter
Jump Rope for Heart at Lucindale Area School: Thank you to each of our students and staff who are supporting Jump Rope for Heart this year, thus far across South Australia more than $140 000 dollars have been raised and at our school there has already been more than $2400 raised to support the Heart Foundation. Felicity Jenke has done an amazing job overseeing this and as published in the last newsletter, please register online through the webpage. Join us for our Jump Off Day on the last day of Term 3. More details to come in the next newsletter.
Jump Rope for Heart is not just a fundraiser for a great cause but also a fantastic reminder to us all to try and find 60 minutes a day for moderate to vigorous physical activity to strengthen our hearts and help with our health and wellbeing.
R U Ok Day: On Thursday September 8th (week 7 Term 3), we are encouraging any students and staff who would like to wear yellow or a yellow item to recognise the importance of this National Day of Action. The day aims to draw attention to the need to care about all people, in particular when someone may be struggling.
Adrian and Jane
1st – 8th September – Adult Learners Week
2nd September – School closure day
3rd September – Library closure
6th September – Governing Council Meeting
6th September – Show Camp Y8 & Y9 Royal Adelaide Show
7th September – Industry Immersion Day Y10
12th September – FIP (Flexible Industry Pathways)
13th September – Adelaide Strikers Visit Reception – Y4
We’re skipping through this term!
Jump Rope for Heart is underway and it’s great to see so many children out in the playground skipping with smiles on their faces. Lucindale Area School has already raised over $2000. It’s not long until our Jump Off Day in Week 10 so keep on skipping! Don’t forget to share your online fundraising page with friends and family to raise money for a great cause! Weekly prizes for students who raise the highest funds for the week! Still need to sign up online? It’s easy just follow this link and enter your details. www.jumprope.org.au/parents P.S – Don’t forget to log your skipping time on your registration page P.P.S – This is open for ALL ages & Year levels at our school!
Every year Lucindale Area School students enter the wine label competition for the Royal Adelaide Show.
Students in Year 9 complete 15 labels each using a variety of techniques from painting, drawing and water colour, as well as the use of IT manipulating apps for digital formats. These are the 12 finalists voted by the Lucindale community.
Boarding House Applications 2023 Now Open
New Building Ceremony
The Children’s Book Council of Australia celebrates book week every year. This year book week ran from 20th to the 26th August. During this time, schools and public libraries spend one glorious week celebrating books and Australian children’s authors and illustrators. Many classes of students have enjoyed visiting the library during this time, to read the many award winning books on display, from this year’s CBCA awards. Our main celebration of Book Week, is the ever popular Book Week Dress up Day, where staff and students alike dress up as a character from a book. A big thank you to all the students and staff, who outdid themselves this year with their creativity in sourcing / making their costumes. A massive thank you also to the parents, whom without your support, events like this would not be the success that they are. You certainly are a creative bunch. Please enjoy the Dress up Day photos.
Adult Learner’s Week
Our next celebration is Adult Learner’s Week, running from 1st to the 8th September. This is an ideal time to visit the library, and browse our many non-fiction books. Who knows, you may just find a book that piques your curiosity and assists you to learn a new hobby or develop a new interest. Did you know you can use your library card to access over 1000 premium courses on Linkedin Learning. When logging in enter sapln as your library id, this will take you to the sign in page, where you can enter your library card details. Linkedin Learning Happy Adult Learner’s Week
With the school closure day being this Friday 2nd September, the library will be closed Friday 2nd September and Saturday 3rd September. We then revert back to our normal opening hours of: Monday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Tuesday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Wednesday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Thursday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Friday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Saturday 9:00 am – 11:30 am.