SPECIAL REPORT: The Wellbeing Barometer - 2023 | St Paul’s Lutheran Primary School - Henty (schooltv.me)
At St Paul’s, we are always focused on creating an environment that supports positive mental health for the whole school community.
Investing in our personal well-being allows us to enjoy all the activities we want to participate in. It doesn’t mean we’ll will never be sad or go through emotionally challenging times. However, those with positive mental health will be able to bounce back more easily from these experiences.
In our students, areas of wellbeing, such as gratitude, hope, and emotional regulation, have been found to improve academic performance across several areas. For example, students with high levels of hope can make adaptive attributions and overcome failure by making corrections and see mistakes as a learning opportunity.
It’s normal at various times to feel sad, stressed, angry or anxious. But when these feelings last for longer than usual and start to affect your everyday life, it's important to find out what's going on and what you can do about it.
I strongly encourage you to complete the Wellbeing Barometer Survey. The information gathered will enable us to focus on some of the key issues and highlight where further assistance may be required as we do all we can to support our students and families.
Yours in Christian Service
It’s hard to believe that it’s already Week 6! The term is flying by.
Thank you, parents, for participating in our Student Conferences recently. If you have any thoughts on the process, I’d love to hear from you! Please email your feedback to me, email@example.com, so that we can continue to improve and adjust the experience.
I’m constantly blown away by the parent support and willingness to help in so many ways. I’d like to thank all parents and grandparents who have helped out with sewing for Henty Streetscape. Our stall is going to be a lot of fun! The picture shows the types of things we will be selling.
Also, if you have a Working With Children Check and have not given it to us, please send the certificate through to admin. When on the school premises, the WWCC is not necessary for parents and grandparents, however, as soon as we go off site and you are working/volunteering, a current NSW WWCC is required by the regulations. For people with a heart to volunteer, it’s a good document to have and keep up to date.
The term has definitely been a busy one with plenty of school events on and plenty more coming up also. Well done to our swimmers who represented our school at RAS Swimming in Wagga on Wednesday 8th March. You did us proud!
Our Learner Profile focus this term has been all about taking risks and how we respond to challenges. I’ll leave you with this thought that we shared in 2/3/4 Chapel this week.
We welcome all parent volunteers here at SPH. In fact, the more the merrier. As schools of the Lutheran Church of Australia (LCA), staff and volunteers of Lutheran schools and early childhood services are obliged to meet the requirements of the ‘LCA Standards of Ethical Behaviour’ and related LCA policies. Valuing Safe Communities (VSC) is a school specific training program developed to comply with this expectation.
VSC integrates a range of national policies, procedures and guidelines that impact on relationships in Lutheran schools and embeds the LCA Standards of Ethical Behaviour and related LCA policies within it. It provides school leaders and trainers with information and resources to ensure staff and volunteers in their school receive training in developing positive and safe communities.
Lutheran schools seek to ensure that each member of the school community enjoys a positive, safe, healthy and respectful workplace. If volunteering is something you’re interested in, you will need to complete a VSC Training Course. The course is free and only takes about 30 minutes to complete. Soon, we will send out an email with details of how to go about it.
NETBALL NSW SCHOOLS CUP
Mon 13 March
Tues 14 March
Fri 10 March
BILBY'S BOOK CLUB ORDERS
Fri 17 March
PAUL KELLY CUP
Wed 22 March
RAS NETBALL @ WAGGA
Tues 31 March
Tues 25 April
FIRST DAY TERM 2
Wed 26 April
COMBINED SCHOOL'S EASTER SERVICE @ ST PAUL'S CHURCH
Tues 4 April, 10.00 am
15 to 21 March
CROSS COUNTRY @ STJLS & LAST DAY TERM ONEThurs 6 April
GOOD FRIDAYFri 7 April
The K/1 class have been looking at the story of creation and investigating God’s amazing world.
We have looked at extreme closeups of objects, food and animals, trying to guess what it is. How creative and imaginative is our God!
We also talked about the animals he made, and thought up some different animals he could have made.
Imagine if God made the mixed up animals below!
On Friday 24th February the K/1 class had a great time walking down to the library for a Storytime session.
Susan shared some stories and we did some colouring in on the theme ‘Colours and Shapes’. It was great.
Mrs Christine Biar
Mrs Hollie Kinning
What a great time we’ve been having in 2/3/4 the last couple of weeks! We have officially launched our PBL for this term and it was great fun. Check out the photos of Celebrations from around the world which included: Diwali, Chinese New Year, Easter, St Patrick’s Day, Christmas and Hanukkah. The Christmas Ginger Bread biscuits were delicious and lots of fun to make!
This week, 5-6 have been investigating different types of figurative language. From similes to metaphors, from hyperboles to personification! The class were put to the test when they received 50 sentences that they had to sort onto the correct figurative language posters.
Our class have also been very busy sewing sock savers, hair scrunchies and pencil cases for Henty Streetscape. A BIG thank you to all the family helpers who have contributed their time, resources and sewing skills towards this event.
Be sure to check out the fabulous work at our school stall!
Miss Katie Ridley
The first meeting for 2023 was held this week, and after a successful 2022 the P&F are looking forward to continuing to support our amazing Staff and Board in 2023 for the benefit of the most important people at St Paul’s – our students!
The Executive Team for 2023 will be:
President – Kerri Klemke
Vice President – Kym Bisset
Secretary – Megan Klemke
Treasurers – Andrew & Rachelle Cunningham
For a small school community, we are incredibly blessed with the big finances that we have access to. Thanks to everyone’s help with two lots of catering last year, selling tickets and donating goods for the raffle, and of course the Henty Machinery Field Days catering, we have an incredible amount of money we can direct back to our students.
Because it is such a community effort, I’d really encourage as many families to come along to the P&F meetings as possible. It’s at these meetings that we decide how to spend the fruits of all your labour so please feel welcome to come along and have a say. We do our best to keep the meetings short but productive, and there’s always a nice supper and great people to spend an evening with.
So far this year we have already hosted our Welcome BBQ and supplied lunch for the Swimming Carnival. We have also decided to continue to financially support the mainly music program. The other big, exciting project we will be financially supporting is the new Outdoor Learning Space the School Board has plans for! It’s going to be very exciting to see how that project progresses over the next year or so and it’s fantastic to be able to say that our P&F have contributed to something that will be here for many years to come.
Over the remainder of Term 1 we would like to start gathering donations for the 2023 Major Raffle. If you would like to contribute, big or small, please get in touch with myself or one of the executive team. We would like to have raffle tickets printed over the Easter holidays and ready to sell in Term 2.
As always, if you have any ideas or see a place where our P&F may be of service, feel free to contact me at any time.
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Up Coming Chapel Leaders:
Mr Brad Moss
K & Year 1
Combined School's Service
The RAS Swimming Carnival was held on Wednesday 8th March in Wagga Wagga.
St Paul's was represented by a team of 7:
Mahliq, Zoe, Rachael, Micah, Ty, Blake and Beau.
Thank you to Miss H and parents who went along to encourage the team.
Great work Daniel, Azza and all your supporters!
Wednesday 14 December
CHRISTMAS COLOURS DAY
Rather than holding individual class parties this year, students are invited to dress up in Christmas colours to celebrate the Festive Season and the end of our school year for 2022.
A big thank you to the P&F who have offered to cook us up a sausage sizzle lunch, which we will enjoy at first lunch.
In the afternoon we will be off to the Henty Pool for a swim. Please make sure students bring their swimmers to get changed into, plus a hat, towel and water bottle.
Please see the school office for an entry form if your child would like to participate.
Term 1, 2023 Sessions: