19 NOV 2021 WEEK 6 TERM 4
LPPS COLA Opening
Despite overcast conditions and a brisk wind, Linden Park Primary School celebrated the opening of our brand new Covered Outdoor Learning Area - the LPPS COLA. The opening of our new COLA is a culmination of vision, detailed planning and lots of hard work and countless fundraising activities. Here at Linden Park, education is not just about lessons within the four walls of a classroom and having our new COLA will give students the opportunity to learn outside in all weather conditions. The COLA also gives us the ability to celebrate as a whole school community with room to spare, no small feat with 960 students!
Thank you to all our volunteer LPPS dads who arrived early this morning to get the sausage sizzle underway and to our LPPS mums who were busy accepting cake donations and preparing for the cake stall which raised fantastic $2,480 for the school.
To start the proceedings our LPPS Student Ambassadors lead us through the Acknowledgement of Country and Australian National Anthem. This was followed up with the Year 2 Choir singing “Taba Naba” and “a Million Dreams”.
We then introduced our special guests:
- Hon Vickie Chapman MP, Deputy Premier and Member for Bragg to officially open the COLA with Deb O’Neill our principal.
- Mr Bruce Coombe, an old LPPS Scholar who attended Linden Park in from 1950 to 1955 – when the school first opened!
- Mr Peter Combe, award winning Australian children's entertainer and musician, to perform with our Year 2 Choir some firm favourites: Spaghetti Bolognaise, Newspaper Mama and Sun Comes Up, Sun Goes Down.
- LPPS retired staff and old scholars, family, friends and neighbours.
In a tight community vote, Kathrin Roehmig was confirmed as our 2021 Volunteer Award Winner and Peter Jiang was named as runner up. On behalf of the entire Linden Park Primary School Community—we thank all our amazing parent volunteers, with special mention to our 2021 Volunteer award nominees: Peter Jiang, Jing Nishimura, Leanne Rochow and Kathrin Roehmig.
We look forward to utilising this amazing new space for our Year 6 and Year 7 Graduations and many more school learning activities and community events to come!
COLA Grand Opening
It was a wonderful celebration this morning, formally opening our new COLA and details of the morning are featured in an earlier article. I would like to say a big thank you from the Leadership team for the many parent volunteers and Governing Councillors who were cooking, setting up and manning the stalls from such an early hour to have everything ready for the opening.
2021 LPPS Parent Volunteer Award
Volunteers are a significant resource in helping create a supportive and welcoming environment at school. Although we have had reduced activities this year due to COVID, we thank all our parents who have contributed their time helping to supervise on the many excursions and camps and our very hard working library helpers.
Congratulations to our Volunteer of the Year for 2021— Kathrin Roehmig and runner up Peter Jiang. To all of our Linden Park volunteers - we appreciate your efforts and we wouldn’t be able to run such a wonderful learning environment without your support.
Class Placement and Student Reports
Staff are currently writing reports and organising 2022 class placements. Students will find out the 202 class placement in week 9 (w/e 6/12/21).
Student Academic Reports for Semester 2, 2022 will be available on the Parent Portal for parents to login and view their child’s / children’s progress by end of day Wednesday 8th December. Should you experience difficulties please do not hesitate to contact the front office for assistance via email@example.com
Material & Services Fees 2022
Following approval of the parent poll, our Materials and Services Charge for 2022 has been set at $460 and is a legally recoverable sum. The results of the poll are: Yes: 298 No: 26.
Transition days 2022
Over the last two weeks, we have welcomed our new 130 Reception 2022 students for a couple of morning orientation visits to get an understanding of the layout of our Early Years Building and playground facilities. We look forward to welcoming them all next year.
Our new Year 1 – Year 6 students will be visiting for their transition visits in week 8 (30/11-2/12/2021) during what will be a very busy week as our current Year 6 and Year 7 students visit their new high school.
Deb O'Neill, Principal
The end of the school year is approaching quickly and it is a very busy time for us in the library. Student borrowing is now suspended as we start our end of year procedures.
We appreciate your support in making sure your child(ren) return all borrowed books as soon as possible.
Yr 5 Clay Incursion
As part of our Term 4 Unit of Inquiry "How We Express Ourselves" the Year 5 students welcomed Kate from Artful Place (https://artfulplace.com/) to facilitate a clay workshop on Wednesday 10th November. At the end of the session the masterpieces were taken away to be fired in a kiln. The students are looking forward to painting their pieces before bringing them home at the end of the term.
Yr 1 Artist in Residence
As part of our Unit of Inquiry ' Sharing the Planet' and ‘How we express ourselves” this week has been a hive of activity in Year 1. Teachers organised for an artist in residence - Karen Genoff (Professional artist and PYP arts Educator. www.katengenoff.com.au) to come in everyday and run hands on workshops for students.
The workshops have been individually tailored to each class and have included:
- Imaginary Animals – Recycled cardboard and oil pastel - Room 12
- Crazy faces – Recycled cardboard and oil pastel - Room 6
- Clay houses- Clay, glazes, timber, paint - Room 8
- Ceramic plate nature – Clay, leaves, glaze - Room 13
- Ceramic artwork – Clay, recycled plates - Room 7
On Tuesday 18th November, both our boys’ and girls’ knockout tennis teams had their first round matches against Burnside Primary School, Highgate Primary School and Colonel Light Gardens Primary School. It was a beautiful day for tennis and the Reade Park Tennis Club grass courts were in fabulous condition. It was a bit of a different experience for some of our players as they had not played a huge amount of tennis on grass courts. The games were structured where each team plays 2 doubles matches and 4 single matches against the opposing school. The team that has the better record over the 6 matches is deemed the winner.
The teams adapted really well to the different conditions and put on a clinical display against Burnside Primary School in their first matches. Linden Park Primary School won the girls match up 6-0 and the boys won 5-1. The doubles pairing of Olivia S & Tammy T were unstoppable as they cruised to victory. Similarly, Qingyi P and Katrina S were just as dominant in their doubles matchup, winning quite comfortably. All four girls carried this good form into their respective singles matches each winning easily.
The following match was against Highgate Primary School and it was the boys’ turn to put on a show. Ian L, Daniel X, Neal M and Shane H were all clinical in their singles match ups, winning 36 games to 5. This was mirrored with comfortable victories in their doubles pairings as well. The girls joined the party winning 6 sets to 0 in their battle with Highgate Primary School.
The final round was against Colonel Light Gardens and we needed to win to guarantee a trip to the finals. Both the boys’ and girls’ showed no sign of slowing down, continuing their red hot form with the boys winning 5-1 and the girls winning 6-0.
It was a special day of school tennis for both teams as they both went through undefeated. The girls won each of the 3 match-ups without losing either a doubles or singles set. Both teams have progressed to the School Sport SA Tennis Finals day, to be played Tuesday of Week 7. Congratulations to all players on a great result. They are looking forward to competing against the best in the state at the finals day.
Harry Slee, Sports Co-ordinator
Student v Teacher Netball
Today the Year 6 students bravely took on the LPPS teachers team in a lunch time netball game. A couple of weeks ago the Year 7 Students were slaughtered during their lunch time battle. Unfortunately it was another whitewash - with teachers scoring "a million" goals despite some court side coaching from Tammy (SSO).
Donation of Dog/Cat food
As part of our Unit of Inquiry “Sharing the Planet” the Year 1 students would like to collect and donate cat and dog food for the animals housed at the Animal Welfare League in Wingfield this festive season. https://awl.org.au/
We would appreciate all our LPPS families to support the students’ action by donating dog and cat food. A “Giving Tree” will be set up in the front office. Please support the students’ worthwhile action by bringing in donations of dog and cat food.
Year One Students & Teachers