From the Principal and Deputy Principal
Reception transition for 2023: Our Transition students have started their visits to School with some great discussion and questions while they were touring the front office. There were some great ideas about reasons why you may find yourself visiting the Principal’s or Deputy’s office. Transition continues for another 3 weeks on Tuesdays.
Working Bee: On Sunday November 27th Governing Council is having a working bee at the school. Please keep an eye out for an upcoming EdSmart with a list of jobs to help everyone with what tools to bring.
Student Forum with the Chief Executive of Education: We have had two year 10 students (Milly and Dom) selected to represent Lucindale Area School at a forum in Mount Gambier on 25/11/2022. They will be taking part in the South East Education Forum where they can share their views and ideas about what is needed to strengthen and improve education in the South East. Over the next two weeks they will work classes and the SRC across the school to gather student feedback.
Presentation Night: We have locked in our Presenation Night and to ensure that all other community events can go ahead, we have moved to the Town Hall this year and will be starting slightly earlier to allow Volleyball Grand Finals to still compete. We hope you can all join us on Wedneday November 30th from 5pm to 7pm as we celebrate the successes of the 2022 school year.
Year 12 Graduation Dinner: The Year 12 formal was a great chance to celebrate the work put in by all our Year 12s last week. On Friday November 18th the Year 12 students, parents and staff will get together for an end of year Dinner and celebration of the end of their secondary education. We are certain some great stories and moments will be shared, along with some reflections on the resilience learnt during Covid conditions.
Staffing News: As some families are already aware I would like to do a short thank you to a few staff who have helped us keep the students on track this year when we have not been able to find backfill for a teaching position. I would personally like to thank James Phillips for tackling some additional Science and Maths classes at short notice and Carol Hille for being flexible and taking on some Science classes too, along with Jane Gill for teaching some middle school Maths above her allocated teaching time. Teaching is not easy particularly over the last couple of years with extra complexities. This week we have moved a step closer to our staffing for 2023 with securing an experienced Senior Maths teacher to backfill Woody Winton in 2023. We will continue to work on our staffing over the coming weeks as we look to fill the ICT role and Boarding House position.
Opening of Hybrid Rooms: Last week we hosted leaders and IT staff from across the South East in our Hybrid learning space to share the capabilities and future usage options. Over the rest of this term teachers will be training in its use and we will keep refining the setup to ensure that it provides the best possible hybrid learning for students, staff and community in 2023.
SAPSASA Sports: For 3 years now I have chaired SAPSASA for the Upper South East which has been a great privilige as we have navigated many hurdles including Covid and Year 7s into high school. The core aim is to support students to access and experience/compete in a broad range of sports while making new friends and challenging themselves against others from across the State. Next week I have the honor to be team manager for the Tennis and can’t wait to help support our regions as they compete in Adelaide.
Robotics and Coding at Lucindale: As we are well and truly in a digital age I encourage you all to read the Vex robotics update in the newsletter. Across our school we are supporting students with coding and robotics by introducing Beebots and Spheros followed by Scratch coding and then as student progress, the Vex robotics.
Halloween Canteen Fundraiser: With some very scary costumes and decorations we would like to thank the wider community including the Lucindale Deli, Lucindale Hotel and the Canteen Committee for a wonderful fundraiser and sugar rush experience for those who joined the Halloween Trail and or stopped at the Lucindale Hotel for Scary Meal.
Site Improvement Plan: We have been working with all teachers to review what we have achieved on our SIP and what we need to look at in 2023. Some initial inquiry lines include training in the Big Ideas in Number and reviewing ways to stretch learning outcomes from being okay to great. We hope to have more community members in to assist with our learning programs/pathways/camps so please contact Nat Austin if you are wanting a hand with the steps to follow to become a regular volunteer.
Panel Presentations: In our last week of school all of our Year 7, 8 and 9 students will take part in Panel Presentations. This is a long-standing process at LAS where students present examples of their learning to a panel of staff and community members. More information will come home to families shortly, but if you are interested in sitting on one of our panels, please contact the Front Office to register your name. Feedback from previous years has been overwhelmingly positive, with our community members being very interested in how the students present their learning.
Adrian and Jane
11th November – SACE Biology Exam 9:00am
11th November – SACE Modern History Exam 1:30pm
14th November – 25th November – R-5 Water Safety Program.
15th November – Kindy Transition 9am – 12pm
16th November – Primary Assembly – 2:25pm @ LAS Hall
18th November – Year 12 Graduation Dinner
22nd November – Kindy Transition 8:30am – 2pm
29th November – Kindy Transition 11am – 3:10pm
29th November – Governing Council 7pm
30th November – Presentation Night 5:00pm Town Hall
1st December – R-6 Christmas Presentation from Schools Ministry Group
Maggie: First Mum drove me in the car to Naracoorte. Then we walked to the Town Hall to watch Hiccup. I liked when the lights went out. The stage looked cool with the star lights. Cody: First Mr Backler drove us to Naracoorte. I liked the play Hiccup because I liked the sparkles from the lights. Sophia: I think Hiccup was good. Kids from Kindy to Year 4 would like to go to the performance. Why will they like it? It is funny and silly. The characters were Koala, Quokka, Emu and Eddie. Hunter: I think 3 – 10-year-olds would like the show. The Koala hiccups a lot. Eddie the camper with help from Emu and Quokka try to find out how to stop Koala’s hiccups. Angus: Mr Backler drove us in the bus to Naracoorte. Then we walked to the Town Hall to watch Hiccup! My favourite part was when Koala had really loud hiccups. Jett: I think the Rural Care kids would like to go to the performance because it was fun and silly. The Koala was silly because he pretended to wee on the tree. Mae: First Mr Backer drove us in the bus to Naracoorte. We watched a show called Hiccup! I liked Koala because he had funny hiccups. Fred: We went on the bus to Naracoorte, Mr Backler drove us. Then we walked to the Town Hall to watch Hiccup! I liked when the smoke changed colours from the lights. Ivy: I think Hiccup the play was exciting, 4-6 year olds would love it because it was funny and in the show there were funny sound effects.
Year 10 Coaching
South East Music Festival
Well done to our choir students for their performance at The Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre on the 28th of October 2022. You were all brilliant!
Special congratulations to our soloist Charlotte for her amazing performance.
A great deal of effort goes into preparing for a concert of this quality. We owe a big thank you to Jodie Ewer for all her passion and hard work. Jodie is hanging up her “choir hat” next year after close to ten years training our students. She will be a hard act to follow. Thank you also to Alan Miller for chauffeuring children to rehearsals and to JoJo for designing the brilliant artwork which was displayed in the theatre.
Outstanding Sporting Achievement Award
Year 9 HASS
These three students achieved the greatest margin from other students with a profit of $2488.09. Well done for these boys who won the prize of lunch at the canteen.
POSITION VACANT: BOARDING HOUSE PARENT – LUCINDALE AREA SCHOOL
Lucindale Area School is seeking applications for the role of Boarding House Parent. Lucindale Area School is a Reception to Year 12 School with a prominent focus on Agriculture. The school has a 13 bed boarding house catering for students from Year 8 -12.
More information, including the boarding house prospectus, can be found on our website Lucindale Area School – Department for Education (las.sa.edu.au)
Located adjacent to the school, the Boarding House Parent will be required from Sunday night to Friday morning during term time, commencing on the 27th January 2023. The position will be filled as a one year contract.
The role includes: Supervision and general pastoral care of students as well as preparing meals. To receive a Job and Person specification or to enquire about this position, please contact the school on 8766 2084 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
To apply, please forward an application letter including c.v. and referees addressed to:
Boarding House Co-ordinator, Lucindale Area School, PO Box 147, Lucindale SA 5272
or email to email@example.com
Applications close: 21st November 2022 (4pm)
RAINBOW TROUT FINGERLINGS FOR SALE
Students in primary and secondary agriculture lessons have been “reeling in“ some great knowledge on all things fishy with our onsite aquaculture learning facility since June! This learning space is a unique asset to our students’ learning and allows awesome opportunities for cross curricular education across Reception through to Year 12 with links to Maths, Science, English, HASS and Agriculture. The journey this year began with our Year 10 Aquaculture students looking at the requirements needed when hatching Rainbow Trout fish eggs due to previous egg hatching trays showing severe sign of wear. With this design brief, students looked at various types of suitable materials and egg tray options on a commercial industry scale before designing, costing out and building their own proposed design that would suit our school system. This then led on to the successful hatching of 7,500 rainbow trout eggs! Since June, in addition to completing the egg tray design, students have been learning about life cycles and needs according to stage of growth, diseases fish can acquire and treatment options, performed frequent chemical analysis of water quality to ensure the environment the fish are growing in is within recommended parameters, weighing fingerlings to track growth and match appropriate feed requirements and have been learning about different forms of aquaponics which involves using the nutrient rich water the fish are farmed in to grow vegetables and herbs without soil. Combined with this, students have played a pivotal role in ensuring the hatchery bays are cleaned and have enjoyed feeding them. We currently have approximately 8cm fingerlings available for purchase as per the chart below. Please note prices vary based on age due to the ongoing feeding and consequent increase in size. Perfect for stocking dams, these fingerlings are available for collection shortly. Please contact the school on 87662084 OR email firstname.lastname@example.org to place an order.
PRICE PER FINGERLING
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Agriculture Items For Tender
HURRY LIMITED PORK AVAILABLE!
Term 4 Pork is now available to order. Our delicious pork is selling fast. To place your order please use the link below or alternatively please call the Admin Team on 8766 2084. It’s time to get some pork on your Christmas fork!