We are excited to announce that, as of Friday 11 November, we are recommencing our whole school assemblies in the school hall and inviting our parent community to join us for scheduled assemblies on Friday afternoon at 2.45pm (see our Event Calendar to confirm assembly dates).
As we have been unable to meet in such large numbers for almost three years (!) we thought it timely to remind or introduce our LPS Assembly Etiquette to you all.
Our 2022 LPS Student Leaders are looking forward to presenting their first face to face assembly, so please support them as they do so.
We are looking forward to the Slime Spectacular School Run 4 Fun on Friday 18 November. A reminder that students will need to bring an old t-shirt, preferably white, to wear during the slime run. Students can start bringing a named t-shirt to be collected by their classroom teacher from next week.
Parents are welcome to attend.
Approximate running times:
For more information see the Contribute: Parents Group & Community News page.
Beef & Vegie sausages will be available for all to purchase for $2.00 each.
Parents Group will be donating Icy Poles/Quelch sticks.
If there is a Prep student in your household, you have probably heard them buzz (or moo…or quack) about our recent excursion to Chesterfield Farm.
Our day was filled with lots of learning activities where we had the opportunity to practise our oral language skills, describing the animals we saw, including what they looked like, the sounds they made, and what their fur or wool felt like.
We fed the animals, making sure to keep our hands flat. We noticed that the animals’ tongues felt rough and it tickled our skin! We fed llamas, alpacas, sheep, horses, deer, and a camel.
When it was time to visit the nursery we made sure we were really quiet and calm so that we wouldn’t scare the baby animals. We loved petting the bunnies, goats, lambs, and calf. One fact we learned here was that the farm has guard dogs who sleep during the day because they spend their nights working hard to look after the other animals.
We were very excited when we were taken on a tour of the farm because our cart was pulled along by a tractor! The Farmers drove us around the outside of the paddocks and told us lots of interesting facts about the animals.
Each Farmer took a group throughout the day to look closely at some of the products from the farm, including wool and eggs. We couldn’t believe how big an Ostrich egg could be!
We loved our trip to the farm and it gave us a lot to talk and write about in our literacy program. Thank you to all the parent helpers and farmers at Chesterfield for helping the day run smoothly
Over the past few weeks Year 5 has been focusing on fractions, decimals and percentages.
We began by looking at the way numbers can be represented in different forms so that the students could better understand fractions. We did this by investigating where we see or have heard about fractions occurring in the real world. The students then compared and ordered proper, improper and mixed fractions using number lines.
The Year 5 cohort then looked at simplifying and finding their equivalents in order to more efficiently add, subtract and multiply fractions.
Next the students focussed on the conversion of fractions into decimals and percentages as another way to represent numbers and data.
This work has culminated in our study of probability and chance. The students have showcased this knowledge by producing chance board games which use all they have learned on fractions, decimals, percentages and probability to create questions within their games.
Wondering how to make your home more sustainable? Or maybe what a sustainable school should include? The Year 6 Students have these answers for you!
They have been learning to create an effective information report to entertain and educate their audiences about sustainability. They have chosen to produce different information texts for different audiences by including the appropriate information, structure and language features to engage each audience target. Some of the examples included; podcast, tv series, news report, graphic novel, comic, infographic posters and even a rap!
Prep - 2:
This term during PE, the Prep - 2 students have been learning about Punting and the Overarm Throw.
The children have been using these skills in a variety of modified games and activities in PE, designed for maximum participation and engagement.
Years 3 - 6:
This term during PE, the Years 3 – 6 students have continued learning about ‘Invasion Games’, consolidating on the skills learnt in Term 3 and extending their skills through minor games, such as multi sports and basketball. The students have also begun learning about ‘Target Games’, with an emphasis on sports such as bowling, bocce, snooker and a range of modified target games.
Division and Regional Athletics Carnival
A huge congratulations to all the students who have gone on to compete at the Division and Regional Athletics Carnivals this term. All our athletes competed with the Laburnum values of Resilience and Respect, with many achieving personal best results. Thank you to all the parents and teachers who were involved and for all their support.
In Term 3, the PE department applied for a grant initiated through AFL Victoria to obtain funding to have 50% of the cost of our school football jumpers paid for. With the successful application, we have been able to purchase a set of 25 AFL jumpers that will be used by our Year 6 students next year who select to play AFL during their Winter Sports round robin.
Game on Recycling
Earlier this semester, the PE department recycled 19.5kgs of sporting equipment to the ‘Game on Recycling’ program, with the aim of creating a national recycling scheme for sporting equipment. That means, rather than sports equipment being thrown into landfills, tennis balls, basketballs, snowsports and many other types of equipment will be recycled.
Each piece of equipment that is recycled goes to saving our environment. When it comes to sustainability, we have a great opportunity to change the game and create a better future.
As a result of our contribution, we received a $100 voucher for the school to use at the Wilson Sports store. With the voucher, we have purchased 8 pairs of soccer shin guards that will be used next year with our Year 6 students who select to play soccer during their Winter Sports round robin.
Parents Group News
Slime Fun Run – has your child set up their profile?
Just 2 weeks to go until the School Slime Colour Fun Run on Friday 18th November and we need to be raising funds as hard as we can!
Have you gone online yet and created a profile page for your child? Have you sent the link to people you know to help spread the word?
This fundraiser is Laburnum Primary School’s MAJOR FUNDRAISER for the year organized by Parents Group, with funds raised going to the upgrade of the school playgrounds, so we need to give it our all.
The more funds raised the larger the benefit will be for the kids at our school now and the kids who will be here in the future.
It is via the hard work and fundraising of our current families and previous families that we have the wonderful school that we have, let’s continue this legacy and be part of our school’s future.
PLEASE help your child or children to create a profile, raise some money and make a difference.
To get started, head to: https://www.plantadifference.com.au/
Your child will now have received their sponsorship booklet which outlines the log in details for their page. They/you can then share a link to this page for sponsors to donate to. Upon setting up their page your child has the option for every $20 raised to go towards planting a tree in the Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor or a piece of Coral in the Great Barrier Reef!
The highest fundraisers in Australia can win a Razor prize pack valued at $3,000 and for those that raise $50 or more then go into the draw to win a Great Barrier Reef Holiday!
Cash donations for the Slime Run can be paid to the office.
Some info regarding the day:
- Students need to wear a t-shirt (preferably white)
- Each child receives a FREE pair of Sunglasses and Coloured Headband on the day
- Each year level will receive 10 mins to complete the course (and be slimed!) as many times as they like
- BBQ sausages will be available on the day at $2 each
- Each student receives a FREE Quelch ice stick at the end of the day
Narelle Vais from Parents Group is organizing this major fundraiser. For any questions, feel free to reach out on email@example.com
The day is gearing up to be an exciting day for all and we thank you for your support in the lead up and on the day!
Gingerbread House Kit Fundraiser
Last chance to order your gingerbread house kit as order close tomorrow, Friday 4th of November! These are a great family-oriented Christmas activity – keep and enjoy, or give as a gift, all while supporting our school!
For more info and to place your order, head to: https://www.trybooking.com/CDEUJ
Election Day – Save the Date!
The State election is fast approaching on Saturday November 26th, and it won’t be long until we will be calling out for cake bakers for the cake stall. Please save the date as we will need many helpers on the day for both the cake stall and the BBQ!
Thanks to everyone who placed an order for a tray of mangoes. We are awaiting confirmation of the delivery date from the mango supplier and will send an email out as soon as we hear.
LABURNUM PRIMARY SCHOOL SECOND-HAND UNIFORM SHOP
First Friday of the Month:
Term Time Only:
2.30 pm - 4.00 pm
Cash transactions only
ALL DONATIONS VERY WELCOME
Please ensure donations are washed, clean and in good condition. Only school branded clothing (i.e. no Target, Kmart, Big W, etc. brands).
Please click here to view information for upcoming parent seminars.
Congratulations to the students who entered the optional ICAS competition this year. All participants showed curiosity and resilience, working to the best of their ability in what is a very challenging competition!
Certificates for the English and Science ICAS tests went home last week. The Mathematics ICAS certificates will be sent home as soon as we receive them. Thank you for your patience!
Below is a list of the students who achieved a Credit or higher in each test for each year level. Well done!
English ICAS Awards