LAKES LEARNERS

Term 4 in Review

PRINCIPAL'S REFLECTION

PRINCIPAL'S REFLECTION

Here we are at the end of 2017 already and the end of a term packed with activities. Term 4 opened with our “Visions” Art and Photography exhibition. This annual event continues to showcase the high quality of our student visual arts and photographic work. The students’ creativity is encouraged and inspired by our Senior School art and photography staff. Our new Senior School student leaders were appointed in Week 1. I congratulate them all and particularly our new Captains, Savannah Jolly and Cooper Hills and Vice Captains Camryn Kendall and Mitchell Flintham. The new Junior School leaders will be revealed on Speech Day.

 

 

Year 4 camp was a lot of fun, as usual, while in Illuminate Junior School students showed the power of interest-based research. The Higher School Certificate examinations were held during this term and our graduates have a nervous wait until 14 December when their results will be released.

 

 

Spring Fair/Open Day is always a highlight of the school year. This year was even better than last, with a larger attendance and many enquiring families taking school tours. The partnership between the P&F and the school in planning and running this annual event led to an excellent day. We are very grateful to our sponsors for their support and to the many parents, students and other family members who helped make the day a great success. The raising of over $21,000 is testament to a healthy and happy school community. The sense of a community in action together and enjoying each others’ company throughout the day was very evident. And I’m really glad there was no dump tank!

 

 

I wish to thank our school community for your response to our annual Samaritans Christmas appeal. The Samaritans is the Newcastle Anglican welfare agency. In our local area they are based at the Lakes Anglican church. The large amount of food and other useful items you donated will help many less fortunate families have a happier Christmas and is a sign of a compassionate and generous school community.

 

 

Please read the reports of the many and varied school activities that took place over Term 4. Early next year you will receive our 2017 Yearbook which will give an extensive picture of our year at Lakes Grammar – An Anglican School. I pray you have a joyous and blessed Christmas, and our students return for another year of school, refreshed and ready to learn.

 

 

Michael Hannah

Principal

 

 

 

 

 

JUNIOR SCHOOL REVIEW

FROM THE HEAD OF JUNIOR SCHOOL

It was another busy and exciting term to bring a year full of wonderful memories to its conclusion and for us to continue our celebration of learning this year.



Our Year 4 students really enjoyed themselves at their camp at Morisset, to reach and achieve new goals and forming deeper friendships within their year group. The boys and girls had a fantastic time on all of the activities which included the giant swing, archery, flying fox, canoeing and high ropes, to name just a few!



A number of students achieved distinctions and high distinctions in the Newcastle Permanent Mathematics Competition this year whilst our IPSHA Debating teams travelled to Abbotsleigh to participate in the IPSHA Gala Debating Day. We were also well represented at the IPSHA Speakers’ Challenge at St. Andrews’ Cathedral School. 

 

 

Many school families enjoyed our Spring Fair and Open Day. The boys and girls had an amazing time on the rides and visiting the stalls and displays on the day. A number of our Junior School students performed a range of musical items beautifully and the robotics demonstration was excellent as well. Our gratitude to all of our parents and students who volunteered their time to assist on the day.

 

 

Our Kindy Crew for 2018 enjoyed their first visits to the school for Orientation. They had a wonderful time reading stories, making crowns for craft, trying out the play equipment in the Kindy Courtyard and testing out the iPads!

 

 

Year 1 travelled to the Reptile Park for their excursion. They learned about a range of Australian animals – they tell me that seeing the crocodile and platypus were the highlights of the day!


Kindergarten, Year 1 and Year 2 benefitted from their intensive swimming school and had a wonderful time at the Mariners YMCA Centre at Tuggerah! Year 3 – 6 also enjoyed their swimming lessons, with a number of students undertaking the Bronze Star, a component of the Bronze Medallion Award.



Year 6 undertook a number of visits to the Senior School for their transition, including Year 7 Orientation Day. They have enjoyed touring the Senior School, meeting the teaching team, visiting the library and partaking in a range of Senior School lessons.

 

 

Our Peripatetic Music Tuition Concert was a fantastic showcase of music right across the school with some serious talent on the stage – a very enjoyable evening indeed. Thanks as well to our range of peri music tutors for all of the work they do with the students throughout the year, and to the Central Coast Conservatorium of Music for their support of our school band.

 

 

We also celebrated the ‘Hour of Code’, this week, which is a worldwide initiative to get students all over the world having a go at computer coding. Students had the opportunity to participate in many activities that have been designed for this initiative with tutorials for all ages. Mrs Jobe-Parker registered Lakes Grammar for the initiative which presented a great opportunity for students in all grades who may never have coded before to try it, and there were plenty of more advanced projects for those students who already know how to code.

 

 

The Spelling Bee was a great success. It was immensely enjoyable to see such a wide range of students from Years 3 – 6 participating in this new event on our calendar. The standard of spelling was excellent on the part of all participants. It was a particular pleasure to see our warm school community coming together in generous support of the Compassion charity.

 

 

Year 6 students enjoyed their Valedictory Chapel and Social. The students have set a positive example for the Junior School, applying themselves to their learning effectively. Mr Samways (Head of Senior School and Deputy Principal) , Mrs MacLarty (Director of Student Wellbeing 7 – 12) and Mrs Briggs (Year 7 Adviser) were able to welcome the students into the Senior School for 2018. It was a pleasure to present the students with their certificates and to pray for them as the Junior School joined together in worship and to wish Year 6 the best for their secondary education, as well as celebrating the successes that they have enjoyed during their Junior School years.

 

 

Thank you to Mrs Hancock, Mr Allan-Ross, Mr Dunstan and Mrs Mayall for the contribution that you have each made to our school in your time here. We have appreciated having you as part of our team and our prayers go with you in your new endeavours in 2018. We also wish Mrs Adcock the best as she moves into a new counselling role and thank her for her tireless efforts in initiating the counselling programs we have at Lakes.

 

 

It has been another brilliant term at Lakes Grammar and we relish the way in which the children have been industrious, challenged and engaged right up until Speech Day with so many opportunities for learning, growing and celebrating all that we have achieved this year as well as the wonderful message of salvation that we have in celebrating the birth of Jesus this Christmas.

 

 

Luke 2: 10 – 11  But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Saviour has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.

 

 

It is with thanksgiving that I pen the final Junior School newsletter contribution for 2017. It has been a true blessing to be involved with such a fine Junior School and its wonderful students, parents and teachers over the course of this year once again. I wish to express my sincere thanks and appreciation to you for your support and encouragement towards the children in their education and the staff who care for and nurture them. I’m incredibly thankful for the deep gratitude that many families have shown towards our teaching and admin teams this week for our efforts with your children this year and greatly value the opportunity to work and learn together with the children and all of our school families in partnership. We look forward to welcoming you back in the New Year!

 

 

Mr William Wallace

Head of Junior School

 

  

 

 

GIFTED AND TALENTED EDUCATION

What has been happening in Gifted and Talented Education?


Illuminate 2017


This term we experienced seeing the amazing ideas that the students in K-6 came up with for an individual research project. The students developed their own research question that they wanted to answer and went through a process of finding out the answer to their question.

The student work was of a very high standard and displayed how the students had developed a deep understanding in their topic of choice.  The students presented their projects at the Spring Fair and at a presentation session in the Senior School Library. The students enjoyed the freedom of choice in their topic and the form in which they presented their discoveries.

 

 

Junior School Spelling Bee and Charity Event 2017

The Junior School Spelling Bee 2017 was an exciting event with the audience sitting on the edge of their seats as the students spelt their given word. The students were all such great sports and dealt with the pressure very well. It was lovely to see students shaking hands with each other throughout the competition. The students especially enjoyed seeing the parents participate in the Parent Bee!!

The Year 5/6 Opportunity Class hosted the event and raised $300 for Compassion Australia, a not for profit organisation who support children and their families living in developing countries. We have purchased some chickens, goats and cows for the families who will be able to use these as a source of food and income.

 

The Spelling Bee Champions for 2017 are:

Year 3: Arini Yellamaraju

Year 4: Douglas Ruzicka

Year 5: Boyd Rumbel

Year 6: Brooke Shorten

 

 

 

 

The Parent Bee!

Opportunity Class Hosts and charity organisers.

 

Mathematics Extension Groups

This term in Gifted and Talented Education, we have continued with our Mathematics extension groups in Years 1 and 2, which has been a wonderful time to challenge these students to apply and extend their learning and application of Mathematics skills and strategies. It has been a lot of fun to see these students make connections with the challenges and expand their understanding of Mathematics. We also saw some wonderful results come through from the Mathematics Challenges and competitions that our Years 3-6 students had been involved in.

 

 

 

Amanda Holland

Gifted and Talented Facilitator K-6

CODING

We’ve had another great term of Coding in the Junior school with students participating in K-2 Coding. 3-6 Coding, 3D Gaming and the worldwide ‘Hour of Code.’ 



K-2 Coding this term challenged students to create their own games or projects without tutorials. In 3D Gaming the students created 3D online marble mazes, gremlin chases and much more. The ‘Hour of Code’ is a worldwide initiative that Lakes Grammar and schools around the world are participating in from 4 - 10 December. This initiative, run by https://Code.org, allows students to experiment with a wide range of computer programming platforms from beginner to more advanced with complete tutorials. Students could create coding projects with block coding like Scratch, and Tynker; or use Java script or Python.

 

 

During the school holidays 3D Game Training will be running a program through Sunbeams, so contact Marg if you are interested. We will also be continuing with 3D Gaming in 2018.

 

 

Have a restful and safe holiday and remember - it is much more fun to create your own game than to just play someone else’s!

Cynthia Jobe-Parker

Junior School Teacher

 

SENIOR SCHOOL REVIEW

SENIOR SCHOOL WELLBEING

As this term, and indeed the year draws to a close, it is great to look back at all that our students have achieved academically and socially.


We celebrate our students in a few ways including awards ceremonies and performances. The most interesting and rewarding way to celebrate our students though is to give them the opportunity to lead. This is exactly what our new Student Leaders have done this term in addition to our MHAP students. Our Student Leaders hit the ground running in the second week of term just days after being inducted as leaders of the Senior School with a BBQ to assist the P&F with Spring Fair preparations plus they led school tours, ran College Games and cooked more BBQs and led school assemblies.

 

Each week this body of students meet to plan ahead and work out ways to engage students in the life of the school. They are busy people balancing school, work and family commitments, but they value their sense of belonging to Lakes Grammar. This is what they are trying to develop in our younger students, so watch this space for interesting initiatives to come!

 

Here are some photos of what our students have been getting up to:

 

 

 

College Games: Run by Prefects

 

 

 

With the holidays coming up – I thought this might be helpful:

https://wayahead.org.au/mental-health-information/fact-sheets/well-being/10-tips-to-stress-less-during-the-holidays/ 

 

Have a joyful, restful and safe Christmas and holiday break. I am looking forward to sharing with you what we are planning next year for the wellbeing of our students.

 

 

Alison MacLarty

Senior School Coordinator of Student Wellbeing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As we reach the end of 2017, I would like to look back at this past Term. I started at Lakes Grammar as the Senior School Counsellor at the beginning of Term 4 and have enjoyed every moment. I would like to express my gratitude to the school and its staff for providing me with this opportunity, and I appreciate that I have been welcomed by the staff, students and families.

 

My role as a School Counsellor is to work closely with staff, in particular, Year Advisers, the Coordinator of Wellbeing, Alison MacLarty, and Chaplain, Matt Shorten, to help students maintain their mental wellbeing and to guide them through school. My role also includes assisting and guiding teachers, working with our MHAP students and implementing ways to improve wellbeing across the school.

 

High school can be a particularly challenging time for young people, as they become more independent and manage school, friendships and jobs. In addition to working with staff, my role is to work with students and families to manage issues that many young people experience, including social conflict, stress, anxiety and depression. Furthermore, where necessary, my role is to refer families and students to external services to provide extra support. Referrals to the School Counsellor can be made through family or staff, otherwise students can self-refer.

 

As we enter the period of the extended Summer school holidays, I would encourage students and their families to fully enjoy this time of rest and relaxation. Over the holidays students and their families should take time to be kind to themselves and others, practice self-care and take the time to improve their wellbeing. I would like to acknowledge that sometimes this can be a challenge for us all.  However, below is “10 Tips to Stress Less” that can be used during this time. Students and their families may also find it beneficial to speak to someone over the holidays and there are lots of great services that young people and families can access, which are listed below.

 

 

 

Kids Helpline:                                                                         

Free Helpline and Online Chat 24/7                                        

https://kidshelpline.com.au/                                                    

Phone: 1800 551 800                                                              

 

eHeadspace:

Free Helpline and Online Chat

https://eheadspace.org.au/

Phone: 1800 650 890

 

Headspace:                                                                              

In person counselling                                                              

https://www.headspace.org.au/                                                

Lake Haven: 02 4394 9100                                                     

Gosford: 02 4304 7870                                                            

 

Parent Line:                                                                                          

Counselling and information for  parents and carers    

http://www.parentline.org.au/home   

Phone: 1300 130 052         

                                                           

I look forward to seeing you all next year and wish you all a safe holiday, a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

 

 

 

Caitlin French

Senior School Counsellor

 

SCIENCE NEWS

Another year draws to an end and there are so many achievements to celebrate. Throughout the year students have been offered a number of events to participate in. Crystal Growing, Science and Technology Day, The Block Challenge, Science and Engineering Competition, Incursions from Questacon Smart Skills and A Case of Conspiracy as well as many excursions – the latest of which being to Taronga Zoo and Luna Park.

 

 

It was wonderful to see the enthusiasm with which all Lakes students engaged with Science throughout each of these activities. As a result there were many notable achievements celebrated. The faculty would like to congratulate all those students who took up the opportunities offered and learnt a bit more about the Scientific world around them.

 

 

Next year is shaping up to be just as event-filled and exciting with the continued offer of many of these events and the addition of others already planned.

 

 

During this year a STEM program was trialled with a class of Year 8 students and the success of this has led to the development of an integrated program being developed for all Year 8 students for 2018.

 

 

Stage 6 Science has undergone a complete re-vamp with the introduction of new courses across all fields – Biology, Chemistry, Physics and the addition of a new course Investigating Science for 2018. Staff have been working hard throughout this year preparing these new courses and are keen to teach them next year.

 

 

In preparation for the increased rigor of these courses, an on-line learning platform has been set up through Stile App using the COSMOS textbook subscription implemented this year. All Year 10 students who have nominated to undertake a Stage 6 science course next year need to log into the ‘Year 11 Prerequisite Science 2018’ folder and complete the relevant sections for the course(s) they wish to study. The work is ‘live’ and open for completion and students need to complete the material within these courses prior to returning to school next January. Any student who has difficulty logging in can send an email to either Mrs Worrad, Mrs Briggs or myself for assistance.

 

 

Finally I would like to say thank you to everyone for another exciting year. To all the students who journeyed with us, exploring the workings of the world around them, and especially to all of the Science staff for the hours spent and enthusiasm with which they guided their students on that journey. Unfortunately, Mr Lane will be leaving us at the end of this term and I take this opportunity to thank him for all of his input into the teaching and learning of Science during his time with us and wish him all the best at his new school.

 

 

I hope these holidays provide an opportunity for relaxation and recuperation in preparation for 2018.

 

 

Jenny Charker

Science Coordinator

 

 

HSC EXAMINATION DISABILITY PROVISIONS

HSC Examination Disability Provisions

The NSW Education Standards Authority-(NESA) applications are now open for Disability Provisions for the 2018 Higher School Certificate. We are sending information to all the families of Year 12 students to outline provision details. A letter will be sent home on the support & application process for Higher School Certificate examinations.

 

Applications for examination provisions close at the end of Term 1, 2018. This submission involves a process of gathering documentary evidence (such as medical certificates, reports and testing by the Learning Support Department or external professional/s) to support the application.

 

If we can provide you with further information regarding this process for your child or to commence with the application, please contact Ms Stacey Hughes (Learning Support Teacher) by phone on 43 934 111 or email Stacey.hughes@lakes.nsw.edu.au

 

 

TEACHING AND LEARNING 

2017 has again been another wonderful progressive academic year at LGS. It is encouraging to see when you walk around the school the students engaged in solid learning right up until their last lesson for the year. It is fitting here to acknowledge the wonderful dedication the teachers here in the Senior School have had to our students. Also to our students, although our Speech Day acknowledges first place and one encouragement award per subject, there are many students who have improved on their personal best throughout the year. It is important that as parents you acknowledge the hard work and commitment so many of your children have demonstrated this year and we congratulate them for it.

 

 

Term 4 has again been a productive year. It was wonderful to see at the Award’s Ceremony so many students receiving awards for this involvement in many activities we have on offer through our Cognito Program. At the Assembly students were awarded for their involvement in: LGS Art Club; Premier’s Reading Challenge; Central Coast Chess Competition; ICASS English Competition; National Computer Science School Competition; LGS Art Exhibition.

 

Special Mention is to be given to:

 

ICASS English Competition

 

Distinction

  • Jordan Stevens (top 4% in the State Year 10 Students)
  • Bree Cross-Well Levy (top 7% in the State of Year 10 Students)
  • Robert MacDonald (top 7% in the State of Year 10 Students)

 

National Computer Science School Competition

 

High Distinction

  • Evan Kinder
  • Kaitlin Moore
  • James Sorbello
  • Jessica Gardiner
  • Benjamin McKay

 

 

Distinction

  • Justin De Graaff
  • Arno Van De Wateran

 

 

This term also saw the Great LGS Junior High Spelling Bee. It was so encouraging to see our finalists up on stage trying their hardest! Congratulations to the following students:

Year 7 Champion: Kasey Young             Runner Up: Jackson Blackshaw

Year 8 Champion: Adiba Ahmed            Runner Up: Joel Sewell

Year 9 Champion: Joy Robson               Runner Up: James Sorbello

 

We farewell Mrs Rachel Collins from the School this year. I have personally worked with Mrs Collins for 12 years here at Lakes and during this time we have seen many changes. I thank her for all she has done here at Lakes and wish her all the best. We look forward to hearing about the wonderful difference to students’ lives I know she will make as Head Teacher of Mathematics at St Catherine’s, Singleton.

 

 

2018 – WE ARE BUILDING OUR STUDENTS’ LEARNING POWER

 

 

TECHNOLOGY in the CLASSROOM

Before students return to school in 2018 the staff return to engage in three days of professional development. One of these days will be led by an education consultant from Microsoft. Microsoft are doing some very exciting things in education, which allows for all students to access education to their full potential. We look forward as staff to learning more on this day about how we can use technology to further engage our students in the learning process.

 

 

STEM 2018

2018 is gearing up to be another exciting year. In 2018 we will be offering a STEM class for all Year 8 students once a fortnight. The class will focus on Special Projects and these projects will also be integrated into the teaching and learning in their Technology classes. The program will obviously focus on extending the STEM capacities in our students but also will help build our students’ learning power by focusing on key enterprise skills that will help them in future employment.  This is a very exciting development for the school and I thank the STEM team of teachers for all of their hard work in getting this off the ground. Special mention to Mrs Jenny Charker, Mr Greg Sewell and Mrs Rachel Collins for their vision and drive in this area.

 

 

CHILDREN’S UNIVERSITY – NEWCASTLE UNIVERSITY

LGS Senior School will be part of the Children’s University Program being offered by the University of Newcastle in 2018. At present we are the only High School involved in the program on the Central Coast. This sees us building a partnership with Newcastle University to further broaden our students’ learning experiences outside the classroom. It is a fun and exciting program that can see the students attending a graduation day at the University if they receive enough points to qualify. More information will be provided to you in 2018 but if you are interested you can go to www.childrensunivversity.com.au for further information.

 

 

GIFTED AND TALENTED & HIGH ACHIEVERS’ MENTOR

Next year our current G&T and HA Mentor, Mrs Phoebe Stibbard has had her role extended. This year she has worked with a handful of our high achievers to support them in their endeavours. This has proven to be invaluable to these students and we look forward to Mrs Stibbard having more time in 2018 to further cater for their needs.

 

 

NEW LEARNING SUPPORT COORDINATOR

It is with great pleasure I announce the appointment of Ms Kristy Gorham to the new role in our school of Learning Support Coordinator. Kristy has worked as a Special Education teacher and English teacher here at Lakes for the past two years. We congratulate her on her recent appointment and look forward to her further working with our students with needs in 2018.

Finally I’d like to wish everyone a safe and restful Christmas break and look forward to seeing all our students return in 2018 eager to learn and willing to grow their brains! I wonder how they will grow their own learning power in 2018?

 

 

 

Mrs Michelle Smith

Director of Teaching and Learning

 

PASTORAL CARE

CHAPLAINCY 

Chaplain’s Chat

It has been very Christmassy across the school towards the end of Term 4.  Our chapels this term have been pointing towards the first Christmas story.  In Junior School they learnt all about “Cruel Kings and Cool Kings” and in Senior School it has all been about signs.  As we all know at school the Junior School students love to sing at their chapels but this term we have heard some beautiful singing of Christmas Carols in our Senior School as well after a fantastic Term 3 singing “The Fruit of the Spirit is not a Coconut.”


Speaking of singing, our 14th annual Carols by Candlelight (or glow stick in reality) was our biggest one yet.  Over 500 people were in attendance to witness the cuteness of our Kindy angels all the way through to the resonant magnificence of our senior vocalists.  It was wonderful to have our Senior School Drama Club hosting the night and we were all blown away by the Jazz Band’s rendition of “We Three Kings” and the Lakes String Ensemble were pitch perfect.  It was also just lovely to see some of our senior students singing with junior school students as well as our CAPA staff.  And the Twelve Days of Christmas was priceless to watch…way to go Junior School staff.  The message of Jesus birth some 2000 or so years ago was highlighted through our singing and some historical insights about Christmas traditions were added to the mix by our Year 10 hosts.

 

 

Our Christian studies classes have also been reflecting on the story of the birth of Jesus.  Year 7 students worked in groups to create a short film based on one of four Bible passages relating to the nativity.  Let’s just say that some of the birth scenes were highly disturbing but these were offset by some glamorous angels and shady looking shepherds.  This particular unit of work has become a favourite for the Year 7 students.

 

 

This term has also seen me conducting three weddings all related to Lakes Grammar students.  Two of the couples were alumni and one couple had the bride as the mother of one of our graduates.  For me, it was like a fantastic family reunion catching up with our former students and hearing how they are going, what they are doing with their lives and who they are still connected with.  One of the weddings had all twelve bridal party members having been a part of the Lakes Grammar community and so many of their reflections were about how our school had shaped who they were, refined their core values and allowed them to explore their faith lives.  It was a real celebration of who we are and what we do so well.

 

 

Lastly, I would like to say that Pete and I have loved being a part of all those aspects of school life that add to its complexity and enjoyment.  From sport each week to Cru groups, staff devotions, school camps, spelling bees, Pikelets and Prayer, chapels, classes, Spring Fair and the canteen.  All that we do is aimed at building relationships and letting Christ’s light shine.  A special thank you to the wonderful Girl’s Cru leaders in Junior School, Mrs Smith, Mrs House, Mrs Wickert, Mrs Shorten and Alex who have given so much for our Years 5 and 6 girls every Wednesday.  I pray that you may know what a big difference you have made to the lives of those girls.  Thank you too to all the staff who so willingly walk beside us as chaplains and support us in all our endeavours.  May you all be blessed this Christmas with Christ Immanuel, our God who goes with us.

 

 

Bless ya,

Matt

Chaplain

 

 

WHOLE SCHOOL NEWS

FAREWELL FROM SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST

Dear Lakes Grammar Community,

 

It is with sadness that I write this and say goodbye to all that I have met. I leave knowing your children are in very safe and capable hands with our School Counselling and Wellbeing Teams.

 

The wellbeing and mental health of your children is of the utmost importance to us and as parents, teachers, family, and friends, we need to continue to educate our children about their brains and their bodies, help them develop emotion regulation and resilience, and to provide them opportunities to thrive in life.

 

I thank you for the opportunities I have had engaging with you and your beautiful children over the past 6 years and wish you and your families all the best for the new year.

 

 

 

Best Wishes

Hayley Adcock

School Psychologist / Head of Counselling

 

IMPORTANT MESSAGE

School Holidays Admin Office Hours:

 

 

Friday, 8 December - school closed.

 

 

Monday, 11 December to Friday, 15 December - office hours 9am to 12pm.

 

 

Monday, 18 December to Friday, 12 January  - school closed .

 

 

Monday, 15 January to Monday, 22 January - School office re-opens from 9am to 12pm.

 

 

Tuesday, 23 January - normal office hours resume 8am to 4pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

SCHOOL HOLIDAY TENNIS COACHING CLINIC

 

Where: Wyong Sports and Tennis Club (behind Wyong pool) Dates: Monday, 8 & Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Time: 9:00am to 11:30am

 

Equipment: All tennis balls provided and racquets if required (but if you have one bring it along)

Program: During the two-day clinic we aim to improve the children’s tennis by a specially planned course in stroke production, which enables smooth natural hitting, talks and discussions on playing, rules, court craft, singles and doubles play, umpiring and physical fitness. All standards will be catered for.

 

Cost: $50.00 for 2 days or $30 for 1 day Enquiries: Bill Griffiths (mobile 0402 274646)

SPORT

JUNIOR SCHOOL SPORT

2017 has proved to be one of immense growth for sport in the Junior School. Our students have competed and triumphed in many sporting events and disciplines ranging from winning the HRIS Swimming Carnival, through to representing Lakes Grammar in new sporting teams (Hockey, Basketball, and Oztag).

 

Lakes Grammar also held its Inaugural Equestrian event as Mrs Jobe-Parker organised and convened the successful meet, which proved to be an outstanding day of competition.

 

We have also seen our younger students step up with representative duties in Swimming, Athletics and Cross Country. Another first for Lakes Grammar was partnering with The Central Coast Mariners who ran after school programs for Kindergarten – Year 6 students.

 

Term sport also saw growth with Rock Climbing and Cricket being added to the broad range of sports available. Each student should be proud of their outstanding achievements in 2017, both as individuals and teams.

 

Of course, none of these sporting events would have happened without a strong, experienced and generous staff team. A very special thank you to Mr Summers (Junior School Assistant Sports Co-ordinator) and Mrs Shepherd (Administration Assistant) for all their hard work, knowledge and support in 2017. Both Mr. Summers and Mrs. Shepherd work tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure students are provided with a high quality of sporting involvement at Lakes. Without their input, we wouldn’t be able to offer so many sporting opportunities.

 

Thanks also to all the staff for their commitment to facilitating, coaching and supervising various sports in the Junior School and also for giving their own time and experience in order to see our students have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of sports in 2017. Thank you to the parents who volunteered their time to transport students to various sporting events and for being so encouraging to the students at each event.

 

Congratulations to all students who participated in sport at Lakes Grammar in 2017. You have participated with your heart, soul, mind and strength and hopefully carry a number of positive memories of competing and trying your best in 2017.  A special thanks to God who gave us safety and enjoyment during all sporting events throughout the year. We look forward to another fantastic year of sport in 2018!

 

 

 

Yours in positive sportsmanship,

 

Mr James Cantor

Junior School K-6 Sport Co-ordinator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SENIOR SCHOOL SPORT

Thank you to all students who have represented our school throughout the year, helped coach teams, refereed or umpired, and also the teachers who have helped manage our school teams. We have had much success in a broad range of sports. Sport is a very fun and rewarding opportunity which helps build many skills for life and I encourage all students to get involved. I am proud of our efforts and hope that we can work even harder next year to build our school pride and success.

 

 

 

Mr Darren Beecroft

Senior School Sports Co-Ordinator