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Welcome

Welcome to Newport Lakes Primary School where an enthusiastic and dedicated team of teachers work together to provide a stimulating and challenging learning environment for all students. The School Council, Parent Club, families and staff enjoy a positive relationship which is reflected in a school culture that values and embraces a partnership approach to education.


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Vision Statement

The vision of NLPS is to develop students that are resilient responsible, respectful and compassionate, within a safe and nurturing environment.
We provide a rigorous educational program that empowers students to excel, take action and become lifelong learners.

We believe all students can learn and as members of diverse communities we can make a difference to the world around us.


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DATES TO REMEMBER

 

  

 

2014 Term Dates

2014 Pupil Free Days

 

Term 2

22nd April – 27th June

Term 3

14th July – 19th September

Term 4

6th October – 19th December

 

 

Curriculum Day – Friday 5th September

Pupil Free Day – Monday 3rd November

 

Tuesday 26th August

District Athletics Carnival

Wednesday 27th August

Grade 3/4 Camp Information Evening

Grade 6 Fire Education Incursion

Thursday 28th August

FOPA (Festival of Performing Arts)

Friday 29th August

Final date to pay for  3/4 Camp Deposit

Final date to pay for Father's Day Breakfast

Monday 1st September

Responsible Pet Ownership Incursion - Preps

Thursday 4th September

Father's Day Breakfast

Friday 5th September

Pupil Free Day

 

 

 

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Art Show

ART SHOW

For families new to NLPS that have never been to the Art Show  (and those that may need a reminder)  ….. The NLPS  ART SHOW is a very important event on the school’s calendar.

 

The opening night for the 2014 NLPS Art Show is on Wednesday 10th September at 6:30pm – 8:30pm in the Multi-Purpose Room.

 

It is a fabulous night, a chance to socialise with the NLPS community, admire and buy the amazing artwork by our very talented students and enjoy a glass of wine from the bar and canapés. It is an adults’ only event because we serve alcohol on the evening.

 

Students’ artwork is for sale which can be bought on the night. Teachers hold an entertaining art auction where we sell artwork donated by parents, teachers and friends of NLPS.

 

The hall will be open from Thursday 11th to Wednesday 17th September before and after school for parents and families wanting to see and buy artwork.

 

Art work not bought will be donated to other organisations such as childcare centres, aged care centres, etc.


The funds raised by the Art Show will go towards a large sound sculpture to be constructed in the garden area along Elizabeth St. The sound sculpture will be an outdoor series of musical instruments that students will be able to play with during recess and lunchtimes. A display and drawings of the sound sculpture will be available for viewing on the evening of the Art Show.

 

At the moment we have only a few items donated by teachers to sell at the auction on opening night. If you are a maker of art or craft we would love you to please donate to the auction. Your support of donated items will make the amazing Arts program at NLPS even better.

 

ART SHOW TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE – tickets to the opening night extravaganza of amazing art, great people and fabulous food and wine.

 

Any further queries in regards to the Art Show please don’t hesitate to see Laura in the Art Room.


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 2014 ART SHOW

OPENING NIGHT

Wednesday 10th September

6:30pm – 8:30pm

 MULTIPURPOSE BUILDING GALLERY

Drinks and canapés will be served for an

adults’ only evening

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Artwork will be for sale throughout the week

EXHIBITION: Sept 11th – Sept 18th

GALLERY TIMES: 8:30AM – 9AM

& 3:30PM – 4PM

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Teddies 4 Timor

Teddies 4 Timor We are so excited to launch our Newport Lakes community knitting project for 2014. We will be knitting teddies to support Rotary's Teddies 4 Timor project. We will then hold a sponsorship day late in term 3 for Newport Lakes children to sponsor and name a teddy for $5, with all money raised being used to cover the freight costs for shipping medical and nursing supplies donated to Rotary to the Bairo Pite Clinic in Dili, Timor-Leste. The teddies are then given to sick children when they attend the clinic. We are hoping to knit enough teddies so that each Newport Lakes family can sponsor a teddy if they choose. The teddies are simple and quick to knit and cheap to make, so please ask your friends and extended families to start knitting.

 

Please click here to view the pattern.  The pattern is also available for collection from the office.

 

Please see Laura Russell in the Art Room or contact Allana Arapakis, Parent Club representative on aarapakis@optusnet.com.au if you have any questions.

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Sustainability

Newport Lakes Primary is currently taking steps to become a more sustainable school. We are participating in a State Government initiative called ResourceSmart AuSSI Vic that endeavors to assist schools to embed sustainability in everything they do.

 

To begin our sustainability journey we are collecting data and information about our school population and environment. Our current focus is to investigate our ecological footprint. An ecological footprint, also known as carbon footprint

is a measure of human demand on Earth's ecosystems. It includes our food, energy use, waste and all other resources we use to live.

 

It would be a great help to our school if you could take the time to complete this ecological footprint questionnaire. It is available through the World Wildlife Fund website and will take around 10 minutes to complete.

 

For easy access to the website, go to

http://www.wwf.org.au/our_work/people_and_the_environment/human_footprint/footprint_calculator/

 

When you have completed the questionnaire you will be informed of how many Earths are required for your lifestyle. Please email this number and your child’s grade levelto the school with the subject “sustainability” by the end of Term Three. newportlakesps@edumail.vic.gov.au

 

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to come and see me.

 

Terima kasih,

 Lyndal Carrington

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Twitter

Follow us @nlpstweets

 

Newport Lakes is now on Twitter. Following the success of a number of schools, we are experimenting with using Twitter as a form of communication. So, if you already have Twitter, please follow us @nlpstweets. Just visit www.twitter.com

 

If you are interested in learning more about Twitter, there will be a short information evening held this term to explain what it is all about, and exactly how to use it. The date of this will be confirmed in the coming weeks.

 

Recently staff at NLPS undertook some professional learning about Twitter. We are in the early days of this ‘Twitter Journey’ so we all look forward to learning about it together.

Happy tweeting!

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New Double Storey Relocatable for Newport Lakes PS

Click here to see a time-lapse video of the construction of our new building!


Double Storey Portable  Works on the new double storey portable have began. Safety fences around the perimeter of the work site have been erected. This fence will be in place until the completion of the project which is expected to be the second last week of term 3.

 

A further safety fence for a temporary roadway , leading from the worksite to the Elizabeth St. gateway, has also been erected. This roadway will allow for the safe movement of heavy vehicles (cement trucks, vehicles carrying modular buildings, etc) across the school grounds.  There will be gates in the fence to allow for access of staff and students when the roadway is not being used. The roadway fence will be in place for approximately 3 weeks or until all transportation of material has been completed.

 

Entry to the work site by builders, deliveries, inspectors, etc. will then be via the laneway off Ross St. for the remainder of the build.  As with any building works, there will be disruption to our normal daily activities. We are working very hard at keeping this disruption to a minimum in the shortest possible time.  There is no doubt that it will be difficult this term but with all going well , the Yr.3/4 children will be working in four wonderful  new classrooms at the beginning of term 4.

 

 

 

 

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