14 September 2018
Issue Twenty-nine
From the Principal
 Important News
Child Safe
The Lakes South Morang P-9 School
Middle Years: (03) 9401 3919 Early Years: (03) 9404 9000
80 Jardier Terrace
South Morang, Victoria, 3752


Whole School

Please note: This information is also available on the Sentral Calendar. 



Tuesday 18th - Parent/Teacher Interviews (3:30pm - 8pm)

Friday 21st - End of Term 3: Students will be dismissed at 1:15pm. The general office will close at 12pm. 



Monday 8th - Term 4 Commences

Tuesday 23rd - Production Night of Shrek The Musical Jr.

Wednesday 24th - Production Night of Shrek The Musical Jr.


Middle Years

Reminder: Breakfast Club is in the AUSLAN room on Middle Years

on Tuesday & Thursday morning before school.

Early Years

The Early Years office closes at 4:15 pm each day - telephone calls are not answered after this time. 

Every Tuesday -  Playgroup - 9:15 am

Every Friday - Coffee & Chat - after Early Years Assembly



Monday 17th - Early Years School Tour at 9:30 am

Tuesday 18th - Celebration of Learning 


Reminder: Breakfast Club is in the COLA on Early Years

on Tuesday & Thursday morning before school.

Camp Dates

Production Camp - Wednesday 10th October to Friday 12th October

Year 4 Ace Hi Camp - Wednesday 7th November to Friday 9th November

From the Principal

Principal's Report

Good Afternoon Lakes Families,


This week has seen the culmination of significant work tasks and showcases beginning with the excellent Science Fair on the MY Campus. The students in STEM have confidently and diligently presented projects that engaged and thrilled the large numbers of families who attended this annual event. Our STEM students have definitely been active in their pursuits both at school and in the community by presenting and participating at the opening of the Whittlesea Tech School which was attended by many education dignitaries and the Education Minister, the Honourable James Merlino who was suitably impressed with his interactions and conversations with students.

A number of assessment tasks have been due for completion in a range of subjects and it has been pleasing to see students working away with energy and enthusiasm this week. In addition, we have had a number of students successfully participating in the Invigorate Program, the ToolBox Tradie Program at Peter Lalor, the MY School Leaders have participated in the cluster program hosted by the City of Whittlesea and our students showcased our Years 7-9 Inquiry at the Whittlesea Principal Network. Congratulations to the large number of students who have made a significant contribution to the various programs. They have demonstrated all of the Lakes Values with distinction and we are all extremely proud of their achievements. Thank you to the staff who work tirelessly in enabling our students to interact with the wider community and gain valuable experiences, networks and opportunities that are so beneficial to the complete learning experience. Finally, congratulations to all students and staff for participating in the Footy Colours Day!


Kerrie & I had the chance to attend the NMR Athletics Regional Finals at Meadowglen. We were inspired by the performances of our students who competed magnificently amongst some very skilled opponents. I am pleased to announce that Tavite in Year 7 has advanced to the final round which is the State Finals in Shot Put - well done and good luck!

In the sporting context, we are now at the tender stage for the school oval. Tenders will need to be submitted by the end of the term for review and applicant shortlisting. We are very excited about this project and the facilities that will be derived for our students going forward. More to come in this space…


A reminder that Parent Teacher Interviews are next Tuesday after school. All bookings are to be made through SENTRAL and please be prompt so that other families are not inconvenienced. On Early Years, we will also be holding our Celebration Of Learning evening which runs parallel to the interviews. Families are encouraged to visit the Pods and engage in the learning achievements for students this term.

We are also pleased to announce that rehearsals for our School Production Shrek is progressing extremely well. Tickets are available at the General Office of the MY Campus and almost 50% have already been purchased. The production is at Plenty Ranges on 23 & 24 October. We are looking forward to two wonderful evenings.

School Celebration Assemblies are on next Friday on both EY & MY and school finishes at 1:15 pm.


Have a great weekend! Thank you for your wonderful support!!!!



 Important News

NAPLAN Results

NAPLAN results will be sent out to parents next week. The School Principal Team and staff will further analyse the data at our next meeting. 




MONDAY 22nd OCTOBER  7.40pm -8.20pm at Hazel Glen College


'FindTheirFeet' is a community education initiative by the Career Education Association of Victoria, Melbourne Polytechnic, Northern Local Learning and Employment Networks (including Central Ranges LLEN, Banyule Nillumbik LLEN, Hume Whittlesea LLEN, Inner Northern LLEN), La Trobe University, Northlink and Local Secondary Schools.

Register here:

School Privacy Policy

On occasion families ask the questions relating to personal and sensitive information and how this is managed. Here is the Dept of Education policy that we adhere to, if you have questions or concern please contact the office and make a time to discuss with Kerrie Heenan, principal.



Parent/Teacher Interview Term 3

Parents and Guardians are now able to make appointments for Parent/Teacher Interviews via their SENTRAL portal.  The Parent Teacher Interviews are held on Tuesday 18th September from 3:30pm - 8pm. Please note that school will run as normal on this day. 


If you are having trouble accessing SENTRAL or booking your appointments, please call the school. 

Term 4 SunSmart Reminder

The sun is coming out and we can be sure for there to be a lot more sun in Term 4. Please note that on Early Years there is a NO HAT NO PLAY rule, as it is compulsory for P-4 students to have hats, while it is encouraged for Year 5 - 9 students to wear  school - approved hats.  Attached is the School's SunSmart Policy.


Shrek: The Musical Jr. Tickets on Sale

Parents and friends can purchase tickets for Shrek:  The Musical Jr.  All tickets are $25 per head with no limit on number of tickets.

No discount for children, pensioners, concession card holders or carers.  No children are to sit on laps or share seats due to OHS requirements.


Tickets can be purchased either: over the counter at Early Years, Middle Years or through QKR.  Seating allocation will be completed by the ticket distributor, and then the tickets are to be collected from the MY office or EY office at the end of the day.


All students from Prep to Year 4 will be a part of the production, which offers every child a chance to shine on stage.

Your child will perform a dance item with their year level, which they will learn as part of their Performing Arts lessons.

Tuesday 23rd  October (All Early Years students with surnames beginning with A-L.)

Wednesday 24th  October (All Early Years students with surnames beginning with M-Z.)


The performance are at Plenty Ranges Arts & Convention Centre at 7pm on Tuesday 23rd October and Wednesday 24th October. 


Disco Save the Date

Students from Prep to Year 6 will be able to attend a Disco on Friday 16th November.  Please put this date into your calendars. More details will come in Term 4.

Youth Worx Design Basics


Child Safe

Child Safety



Week 5 Notices
10th September - 14th September

Below is a list on the notices that have been distributed this week via email. 

Whole School

Swimming Program: Prep to Year 6 Permission Forms (Prep - Year 6 students) 

Middle Years

5 - 9 Fast Track: Body World - Anatomy Excursion (Fast Track Students)

Early Years

Animal Land Children's Farm Permission Note (Prep) 

Term 4 After School Sports Program (Year 3 & 4 Students)


Schools Privacy Policy-English.pdf
Sunsmart policy.pdf