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LAKES GRAMMAR – AN ANGLICAN SCHOOLCnr Sparks Road & Albert Warner Drive, WARNERVALEPO Box 6069 Gorokan 2263School Office:Ph: 4393 4111Fax: 4393 4133Website: www.lakes.nsw.edu.auEvents line: 4393 4134Sports Line: 4393 4135School Email: [email protected] Campus: Fax: 4393 4155P&F email: [email protected]“With heart, soul, mind & strength”Friday, 21 August 2015NEWSLETTERIssue 12MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPALIt has been a big couple of weeks for creative and performing arts at Lakes Grammar:“VISIONS” ART EXHIBITIONThe official opening last Friday of our annual art exhibition was verywell attended. We were privileged to have the Member for Wyong, MrDavid Harris, do the honours. I had the pleasure of choosing,announcing and awarding the prize winners. Students from every yeargroup were awarded prizes. We introduced a new prize this year, tobe known as the Cover Prize. This is a work chosen to be printed onthe cover of the diary for Year 11 and 12, which is a larger format diarythan the 7-10 diary. This prize was awarded to Jessica Angel for hercolourful photograph, “Holden Kingswood”. I am also pleased toannounce that the winner of the Acquisitive Prize this year is PeggiePantsos of Year 11 for her photographic work, “Bathed in Paint”. Theexhibition runs till next weekend at Gosford Regional Gallery. Already450 people had called in to see the exhibition between last Thursdayand Sunday. Typically, over 1000 visitors see our exhibition. Whatfantastic exposure for our school and our students’ art works.YEAR 12 MUSIC PERFORMANCESI also had the pleasure of attending one of the two performance nights by Year 12 Music studentswho performed their HSC pieces for friends and family. I was impressed by the performances, whichcovered pieces for flute and piano, saxophone, piano, cello and guitar with voice. On the second nighta rock band performed and we had flute and clarinet pieces as well.SHOWCASEShowcase was on this Wednesday and Friday I attended the Wednesday night show and enjoyed itimmensely. It’s amazing to see what children can do when they they are coached well, practiseenough and put their hearts into it. Congratulations to the staff and students and thank you to all theparents who helped with costumes and encouraged your children at home.A NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM – THURSDAY 10 SEPTEMBERThis is a showcase of a different kind. Students of History in the Senior School will be exhibiting theresults of their research for their project-based learning. Last year’s was a big hit. Come along andsee the library transformed into a very special museum; see the fascinating results of student learning.If you are a Junior School parent I encourage you to visit to see the kind of learning your child will doin History when they reach the Senior School.CONGRATULATIONS TO Joshua Green (Year 11) and Lachlan Green (Year 10). Joshua and Lachlan recently competed in the State Spearfishing Titles. Theydived five hours on Saturday 22nd at Bass Point near Shellharbour and six hours on Sunday off Port Kembla. They experienced verytough conditions with few fish. Josh came 2nd in Juniors, 1st in 3-Man Teams and heaviest fish for a Junior; Lachlan came 3rd in Juniors.Both boys made the Top 10 in the State.Their brother Malachi Green, who will join Lakes next year in Year 7, came 2 nd in Sub-Juniors behind Hayden Montgomery (Year 9).Fletcher Cunningham (Year 11). I wrote in an earlier newsletter that Fletcher had been selected for the Australian Olympic HopesCanoe Sprint Team to compete in the Hopes Regatta in Poland. Fletcher will compete in several Kayak events. He leaves next Thursdayfor this and we wish him all the best. Fletcher will be an excellent representative of Australia, as he is of Lakes Grammar.FORMER STUDENT TRAGEDYWe have received the tragic news that one of our 2012 graduates, Jake Loadsman, passed away on Tuesday after suffering a brainhaemorrhage about 4 weeks ago. The haemorrhage struck without warning. Jake then lay in a coma from which he never recovered.Jake’s siblings Paige and Harrison also attended our school until 2013 and his sister Sophie was here until mid-2014 in Year 8. Pleasepray for Jake’s family at this terrible time. Jake’s funeral will be held on Monday. Please note there will be a number of teachersattending the funeral so there will be some changed arrangements at school. A number of classes will be staffed by relief teachers.Michael Hannah (Principal)

HEAD OF JUNIOR SCHOOLSHOWCASEIt was truly outstanding to witness a community of people all pull together to create a wonderful experience that was Showcase Week.Congratulations again go to all of the students who were involved as cast and to the many staff who took on crew, backstage and frontof house roles. The children all played their parts magnificently and were a true credit to themselves. My thanks again go to all of theteachers and parents who dedicated much of their time so willingly to assist in making Showcase the best performance it could possiblybe. Particular thanks go to the Showcase Committee for all of their organisation, led by Miss Amanda Lutze, to our many administrationstaff who gave of their time behind the scenes and to all of our school families for your assistance with the amazing costumes!FATHERS’ DAY STALL AND FATHERS’ DAY BREAKFASTIt was truly a pleasure to celebrate Fathers’ Day once again at Lakes Grammar and a joy to meet so many fathers at the Fathers’ Daybreakfast today. We had a wonderful time together and breakfast was enjoyed by all. It was enjoyable to watch a number of JuniorSchool students enjoying breakfast with their fathers on the morning.I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our school families for their support and patronage of the Fathers’ Day Stall this yearand to the P & F for their organisation and running of the stall. You did a wonderful job and the work you do so tirelessly for the childrenis greatly appreciated by all.CHESSAshley Pernecker, Zaina Wadud and Abbey Wardrope represented Lakes Grammar - An AnglicanSchool at the NSW Interschool Girls’ Team Chess Challenge on the 20 August this term. The girlstravelled to Sydney and competed against a large number of teams. They had a lot of fun andrepresented the school very well, both in score and behaviour.ASHLEY PERNECKER – CROSS COUNTRYA huge congratulations to Ashley Pernecker who came 30 th in the National Cross Country and receiveda silver medal in the teams event despite being quite unwell last weekend. We are incredibly proud ofall that Ashley has achieved and it has been amazing to follow her journey this year. We pray thatAshley feels better soon and a huge well done on the amazing way you have represented us all!TAHLIA AND BRIELLA MOORE – BEAR COTTAGE FUNDRAISERCongratulations to Tahlia Moore (Year 3) and Briella Moore (Year 1), whoorganised a fundraiser for the support of Bear Cottage, the only children’shospice in NSW and one of only two in Australia.Located in Manly, Bear Cottage provides support, respite and end of life carefor children with severe illnesses and their families. The children who visitBear Cottage range from newborn infants to 18 years of age andaccommodation is also available for parents, as well as siblings of thechildren staying. Having Bear Cottage available to families’ enables them tofocus on the important things, such as spending quality time together andmaking every moment count.Tahlia and Briella were inspired by the work of Bear Cottage and wanted tohelp the families that use this remarkable service. The girls set themselvesan Everyday Hero challenge of completing a 20km run over a 12 week periodfrom 9th April 2015 through to 1st July 2015 and raised funds over this time.Tahlia and Briella have now completed their 20km run and the generoussupport of the school community has greatly assisted them in achieving their target goal of 1200.OXFAM FUNDRAISERCongratulations to the Craig, Lightfoot, Rumbel and Wilson families in Year 3 for all of their work in raising funds for Oxfam. Harrison,Liam, Boyd and Nathan held a guessing competition at school late last term and a fundraiser was also held in the June-July holidays.Last weekend the boys’ mothers completed the Oxfam 100km trail walk in Sydney. The boys, along with their fathers, supported theirmums at the eight checkpoints along the trail a 43 hour and 21 minute journey! Well done as your team efforts have raised over 2500 for Oxfam.BOOK FAIRA wholehearted thank you to all of our school families for your support of the Book Fair last week. It was such a joy to see the boys andgirls so enthusiastic about reading and selecting a variety of titles of quality literature. Our appreciation is also extended to Mr Summersand Mrs Tennant for their organisation of the fair and all of the work that went into running it.HRIS ART ON THE MOVECongratulations to the following students who have had their work selected for the HRIS ‘Art on the Move’ Travelling Art Show thisyear. A selection of the works have arrived at Lakes Grammar and are on display for the remainder of the term. A number of the worksare also on display at St Phillips’ Christian College at Newcastle at the moment as well. Well done on all of your efforts, it is fantasticto have your artwork on display so widely. Please take the opportunity to visit the Junior School Library before the end of term to viewthe artworks. The artworks will then move on to Bishop Tyrrell Anglican College for display next term. Thomas Anderson* Emerson Flower Theodore Brown* Noah Miller Chloe Collins* Kenzie Millsteed Halle Davis* Harriet Peirce Charlotte Fisher* Hollie Rowe Giselle Simon* Alexander VoigtULIMILIKO AWARDSCompleted Ulimiliko cards should be handed in to Mrs Nicole Walters, Co-ordinator of Teaching and Learning (K – 6) by Wednesday,14 October (Wednesday Term 4, Week 2) in order for these to be processed in time for Speech Day.

BUILDING LEARNING POWEROver the course of Term 3, we will be focusing on learning capacities associated with ‘Mind’where students are able to look within and be reflective learners who examine the strategicaspects of learning.STARS OF THE WEEK:Demonstrating our ‘Lakes Grammar Habit’ of reasoning well, thinking methodically and rigorouslyCorey Englebrecht, Fletcher Pigot-IrvingUNIFORM AWARDSTahlia Shorten, Nicholas Squires, Emma Florimo, Donald May.FINAL THOUGHT “Great theatre is about challenging how we think and encouraging us to fantasise about a world we aspire to”. – Willem Dafoe.Will Wallace (Head of Junior School)THE JUNIOR SCHOOL LOST PROPERTY BOX is overflowing! Many of the items have been bought from thesecond hand uniform shop and do not have the name of the current owner on them. Any sad and lonely itemremaining in the lost property box at the end of the term will be “gifted” back to the 2nd Hand Uniform shop.Please remember – if you buy a jumper from the 2nd Hand Uniform shop that previously belonged to astudent who has left the school, put your child’s name on it!HRIS DEBATE REPORTHands sweating, heart-racing, palm cards shaking, nervous tremors and the jitters slowly but surely slithering up your spine but amongstall this nervousness you still remember persuasive tones, confident look and a well heard voice.On the 20 August Year five and six students form the OC class went to the HRIS debating gala day at St Phillips Christen CollegeCessnock. Two teams went but only one was victorious.For the first debate of the day Kasey Young, Anupama Adikarimudiyanselage, Eloise Cliff and Richelle Armea had to debate that“Coal-generated electricity should be banned”. The Coal team put up a good debate against Scone Grammar, it was a close debatebut the Lakes Grammar team just managed to scrape in a victory by one point.For the last debate of the day Grace Barker, Jeremy Beale, Matilda Phillips and Madeline James had to debate that “Voting in stateelection should be optional”. The team debated well, spoke well and did their best but unfortunately did not come out on top.Matilda’s thoughts on the debate were “It was an awesome day and I learnt a lot. Also. I am happy with how my team and I went”.Eloise Cliff stated, “I had a great day and I made some memories; also I had a great experience”.Written By Eloise Cliff.OC EXCURSION TO THE NEWCASTLE HERALDHow To Print And Bundle A NewspaperClick, click, click. Click, click, click. Newspapers are printed everyday. OnWednesday, 26 August the OC students went to see how their NewcastleHerald articles were printed.Firstly, the students wrote six different articles including an editorial, took fivephotos and drew two drawings. Their teacher, Mrs Condie, then sent them tothe Newcastle Herald writing competition supervisor.Neatly formatted in a special formatting program, the newspaper articles werethen sent to Fairfax Printing Press. There, two pages are printed in four differentcolours, cyan (blue), magenta (red), yellow and key colour (black) on aluminiumsheets. These are then taken and placed in big machines that layer and printthe newspaper articles to become newspapers.The papers are then taken by grippers to have advertisements inserted by around rotating machine. If any are missed, a special machine filters them outand they are inserted by hand. The newspapers are then bundled, in this case,into stacks of 90. Halfway through, the machine will rotate, giving the bundle aneven top.The bundles are then sent to be bound by strapping mechanism. Before entry a strip of brown paper is slipped under the stack, ensuringthat if thrown the newspapers will not be damaged on the bottom. Thin, yellow straps are then strapped around the newspapers,horizontally and vertically.Finally, the newspapers are put into crates and are transported to your local newsagents, ready for your enjoyment.By Grace Barker, OC

AFTERNOON MESSAGES are given to students immediately after lunch. Please be aware that the school reception areais a very busy time at the end of school and it is unreasonable to expect that a message can be taken out to students whohave already departed their classrooms for the day to stand in bus lines or parent pickup. If you need to get a messageto your child regarding alternative travel arrangements please contact the school reception prior to 1.30pm.Students in parent pick-up lines who are not collected on time will be held in the office until your arrival.JUNIOR SCHOOL LIBRARY NEWSPRC 2015Congratulations to all students who finished their 2015 PRC. All in all we had 150 completed. This is many more than last year. Awonderful effort! We hope to have the certificates by the end of the year for presentation early in 2016.Please note the PRC website has changed. Please use the following link now for any information on the OLASTIC BOOK FAIROur annual Book Fair was again a wonderful success! We have raised approximately 3500 for our JS Library, which will be used topurchase new books for the shelves and some new resources for teachers.Thank you to all the parents, caregivers and students who helped make this happen. We look forward to having this event again nextyear.WHEELERS eBOOKSHas your child accessed our Wheelers eBook facility yet? If they are in Years 4-6 and have an iPad, Android or similar device, they canread our growing collection of eBooks either online or downloaded. They can also borrow an ipad from the JS Library at lunch. Pleasesee library staff for more details or grab a brochure from the JS Library. Why not use this service in the Holidays?LIBRARY BLOGCheck out our latest JS BLOG and see what students have been learning about in the JS Library recently. This BLOG will be updatedwhen needed. Access link below:http://danielsummers.edublogs.org/COMING UP IN JS LIBRARY .OPENING HOURSThe JS Library opening hours are from 8:30am to 3.30pm Monday and Friday and 8.30am to 4pm Tuesday to Thursday. Students arealso welcome to use the JS Library at lunchtime (2nd half) each Monday to Friday. PLEASE NOTE: any student using the librarybetween 3-4pm must sign in and be picked up from the library and signed out by their parents. This time is for RESEARCH /HOMEWORK / STUDY use only. It is not a place for parents to collect them in the afternoonMr D Summers (JS Teacher Librarian)UPCOMING EVENTSMaths tutoring in the Senior School Wednesday and Thursday morningsfrom 8.00amCHAPLAIN’S CHATThis week one of my daughters turned 10 and for her birthday party she wanted an 80’s theme. She has been researching the musicof the 80’s and what people wore and asking us what sort of games we played at parties. For us as her parents we have been drawingon some very fond memories of growing up in an era of rapid change, questionable clothing styles, big hair and the very first homecomputers. The music was big too with bands filling stadiums to play power ballads or pop so sweet it was sickly just think Bon Jovithrough to Kylie Minogue. My favourite was U2 and especially the Joshua Tree album.This week we have also been privileged to have our entire Junior School involved in putting on Showcase. It is a music, dance, dramaextravaganza that allows for every child and staff member to be involved. Students in senior school still tell me what they did forshowcase when they were in Junior School all those years ago. It is a wonderful opportunity for our children to work together and as agroup to really shine. And would you believe there may well be music from the 80s involved as well. Over the coming weeks I am surethat many stories will be told about the performances.

Though the two big events of this week seem quite different they hold common ground in their ability to draw out stories. You see,stories for us humans are vital for building community. The church has for two thousand years been retelling the stories about Jesusand building a community of love as a result. Before that the Jewish people told stories of the ancient prophets, kings, que ens andheroes of the faith. It is in listening to the faith stories and telling our own stories that we will see the connections being made. I praythat you may share your story with your kids, that we may all listen carefully to our children’s stories and that you may allow God’s storyto connect with yours.Bless ya!Rev’d Matt Shorten (Chaplain)ENGLISH / HISTORY NEWS!This week the projects from Years 7-10 History have rolled in, getting ready for THE NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM on Thursday 10thSeptember. This term of Inquiry Based Learning in History is very exciting! As teachers we are in awe of many of the projects and thecreativity that exists amongst our student body. The projects have allowed the students to work in a collaborative team, build theiracademic resilience and plan for success, all of which are important skills for being accomplished 21 st century learners.I encourage all parents and friends to come along to the NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM, 6-7:30pm at the Senior School Library, to see thewonderful projects students have produced! You will see: Ancient China come alive; Shogun Japan be explored; a Tribute to our fallenANZACS and a testimonial to the decades which have shaped our lives!Michelle Smith (English/History Coordinator)CAPA NEWS!VISIONS ART EXHIBITIONThe Annual Art Exhibition, ‘Visions’ has been a resounding success again this year. Congratulations to all students who were involvedin displaying their work in such a professional way. The show at Gosford Studio Gallery has been very popular with hundreds of peoplevisiting already. Comments from the general public continue to be extremely positive with very encouraging words, praising studentson their creative and imaginative subjects.The exhibition was opened by the Local Member for Wyong, Mr David Harris. He kindly complimented the art students on their originalchoice of subject matter, their talent and commitment to developing their skills in such unique ways. Prizes and certificates wereawarded to the following students:Year 7 Sophie Ellicott, Ben Duncan, Naomi Palibino, Joshua LocchiYear 8 Julia Areneta, Hayleigh Peachy, Bree Crosswell-Levy, Dylan AndrijicYear 9 Art Julian MartinYear 9 Photography Inde-Rain MacAskillYear 10 Ashleigh FitmauriceYear 10 Photography Carli Van Der WaterenYear 11 Melissa BestYear 12 Kate NorgroveMr Hannah chose the annual, Acquisitive Prize which is purchased by the Art Department and displayed in the School. The 2015 prizewas awarded to Peggie Pantsos. Her award winning piece ‘Bathed in Paint’, features two digital photographs of a figure painted withbrilliant colours. One of the photos can be seen on the large exhibition banner and also appears on the invitations. A new prize hasbeen introduced this year, called the ‘Cover Prize’ for Digital Photography. This is an award that is chosen by Mr Samways and will beprinted on the cover of the 2016 Senior Diary. Jessica Angel’s image of ‘Holden Car’, received the inaugural Cover Prize.We greatly appreciate the support of the Archdeacon of the Central Coast Father Rod Bower who is also Chairman of our SchoolBoard, Rev’d Tim Waghorn, President of the P&F Tracy Stevens. The evening was attended by a large number of parents and studentswhich made the event even more exciting. All students who exhibited work are commended for their outstanding contribution to theshow and are encouraged to enter points toward their award tally.The CAPA staff have joined together with students to present a very high standard of work. Special thanks must go to Mr Langejansand Mrs Lobregat for their tireless endeavours to hang such an inspirational show. Our office staff always assist teachers in bringingeverything together and the help from Mrs Seers has been invaluable. The exhibition will continue over the weekend on Saturday 5thSeptember between 10am – 4pm and Sunday 6th August 10am- 2pm. We are very proud of our young artists and hope that you maytake the opportunity to view this excellent exhibition. Some of the work will be on show again at the Spring Fair next Term, in October.

HSC MUSIC NIGHTCongratulations to the 2015 Music students who presented their final HSC performance pieces, last Wednesday and Thursday nights.Miss Sylvia Mitchell guided the young musicians through two evenings of exciting repertoire with delightful results. It was quite heartwarming to see them play at their very best after years of study. On Wednesday night Gabriella Miles played beautiful pieces on Flute,Amelia Goodwin performed on Piano, Lara Timmis entertained her audience on the Cello, Jacinta Nicholls played Alto Saxophone andPatrick Rice closed the performance with some touching vocals. The following night featured Sallyanne Dudley, signing a range ofstyles, Mitchell Jackson wowed the audience with his guitar, Bronte Talbot, presented charming performances on Flute, Silas Collardplayed masterfully on Clarinet and Alex Gray was dynamic on Vocals. The class really did present two fantastic shows and should bevery proud of their efforts. The CAPA department wishes them all the very best for their final performance examination at school onThursday, 10 September.Anne Hobden CAPA Co-ordinatorSPORTS NEWSSENIOR SCHOOL SPORT: Mr Andrew Jones [email protected] for all issues and questions concerning sport within the SeniorSchool.JUNIOR SCHOOL SPORT: Mrs Anne Gaul [email protected] for all issues and questions concerning sport within the JuniorSchoolSPORT CHOICES: Mr Andrew Jones and Mrs Anne Gaul [email protected] to be used with regards to sport choicesSENIOR SCHOOL ATHLETICS: Congratulations to all of our students who competed at the AICES Athletics Championships onMonday. Results included:Bignall, Nicholas - Male - Age: 13 #15 Boys 13 Discus Throw 33.64m 1stCliff, Hannah - Female - Age: 16 #71 Girls 16 Discus Throw 28.77m 3rdDrew, Samuel - Male - Age: 17 #39 Boys 17 200 Meter Run 25.54 6th, #83 Boys 17-19 Triple Jump 11.68m 2nd, #98 Boys 17 100Meter Run 12.31 8thDuncan, Ben - Male - Age: 13 #62 Boys 13 800 Meter Run 2:38.21 10th #102 Boys 13 Long Jump 4.52m 9thDuncan, Liam - Male - Age: 14 -#119 Boys 14 1500 Meter Run 5:03.33 6thGlanville, Olivia - Female - Age: 14 #49 Girls 14 800 Meter Run 2:48.04 6th #109 Girls 14 1500 Meter Run 5:50.64 5th #131 Girls14 400 Meter Run 1:09.25 6thKendall, Camryn - Female - Age: 15 #150 Girls 15 Javelin Throw 22.41m 3rdKendall, Hayden - Male - Age: 16 #20 Boys 15-16 Triple Jump 11.91m 1st #38 Boys 16 200 Meter Run 24.03 25.54 10th , #97 Boys16 100 Meter Run 12.22 13th , #115 Boys 16 Long Jump 5.93m 2ndKranendonk, Bethany - Female - Age: 15 #8 Girls 15 High Jump 1.45m 2nd #101 Girls 15-16 Triple Jump 10.72m 2ndLiddle, Madison - Female - Age: 17 #152 Girls 17 Long Jump 4.03m 4thMacdonald, Matthew - Male - Age: 18 #60 Boys 18-19 Long Jump 5.61m 3rdMartin, Claudia - Female - Age: 13 #27 Girls 13 200 Meter Run 29.07 4th #86 Girls 13 100 Meter Run 13.78 3rdRobards, Trinity - Female - Age: 13 #76 Girls 13&U Javelin Throw 20.88m 7thWeber, Eric - Male - Age: 15 #57 Boys 15 Javelin Throw 27.73m 7th #81 Boys 15 Shot Put 4thThese are the best results as a school we have had at an AICES Athletics Meet. WE now have eight competitors who have qualified.Nicholas Bignall, Hannah Cliff, Sam Drew, Camryn Kendall, Hayden Kendall, Bethany Kranendonk, Madison Liddle, MatthewMacdonald and Claudia Martin will now compete at the NSW CIS Championships at Homebush on Wednesday,16 September.Congratulations to all of these competitors and we wish them the very best at these championships.

CROSS COUNTRY: We congratulate Ashley Pernecker who recently travelled to Melbourne to competeat the School Sport Australia Cross Country Championships. Ashley has had a great Cross Countryseason being the Lakes Grammar Champion, runner up at HRIS, runner up at CIS, 5 th at NSW PSSA.Ashley finished 30th in the 11 Years Girls at the School Sport Australia Championships. Ashley was a partof the NSW team that finished in 2nd place overall in the 11 Years Girls. This result is even moreencouraging as Ashley was extremely sick all of last week and certainly did not run in the best of health.Great work Ashley we are very proud of your wonderful achievements.Ashley Pernecker – Silver Medal as a member of the NSW Team at School Sport Australia Cross CountryChampionshipsSNOW SPORT: Congratulations to both Phoebe Mayall and Georgia Wysmanwho competed at the NSW Interschools Snowsports Championships last week. Georgia finished 12th andPhoebe 10th in the Snowboard X and Phoebe 12th in the Snowboard.As a team the girls finished 4th overall which is fantastic. We have now received confirmation that the girlshave been selected in the NSW Team that will compete at the Australian Interschools Championships nextweek at Mount Buller in Victoria. This is fantastic result – well done Phoebe and Georgia.Georgia Wysman and Phoebe Mayall – off to the Australian Interschools Snowsports for Snowboard CrossSCHOOL REPRESENTATION: It is a great honour to represent Lakes Grammar and HRIS. It is obvious a student has a talent in aparticular sport if they are chosen for representative duties and as such should treat it is a privilege. Recently we have had far too manystudents withdraw from events without notice and for simple reasons, such as I did not want to go. Associations such as HRIS, AICESand CIS have introduced fines for students who withdraw without a medical certificate. Last year HRIS passed a motion that studentswithdrawing from a team event without sufficient notice or medical certificate will be suspended from HRIS selection for 12 months, Iask parents to assist us with ensuring their children meet their obligations for team selection. It really does hinder the performance if ateam member is absent.AICES/CIS/PSSA/ALL SCHOOLS: For those students who are selected in HRIS Teams that compete at AICES, NSW CIS, NSWPSSA or All Schools there are associated levies and charges. Typically students attending AICES will be charged 10. Studentsattending NSW CIS 22.50 and those going to NSW PSSA or All Schools 30 - 40. These charges are for administration and venueentry fees. Lakes Grammar covers all charges for HRIS events but charges at the higher levels are charged to parents.Andrew Jones (Sports Co-ordinator)Ph: 43934168, Mobile: 0428 663766JUNIOR SCHOOL SPORTS NEWSHRIS SOCCER / NETBALL GALA DAY – NEW DATE (15/9/15)The new date for the HRIS Soccer / Netball Gala Day is now Tuesday, 15 September 2015. This is after the original datewas washed out. New permission notes have gone out to all students in teams. Please note the venue for Senior B Soccerhas changed back to Federal Park, Wallsend. We pray for great weather!SPORTING SCHOOLS PROGRAM – TERM 3The Golf sporting Schools Programs on Tuesdays is still running until the end of term. However, Rugby Union (Thursdays) has nowconcluded. Students enjoyed themselves immensely while learning new skills about the game. Thank you Jordan Goddard for all yourefforts with Rugby Union.RUGBY UNION – NEWINGTON COLLEGE 9/9Our 3/4 and 5/6 Rugby Union teams will be heading down to Lindfield against Newington College on Wednesday, 9 September. Wewish Mr Wallace and the boys the best of luck.Training is on at 8am next Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.SCHOOL SPORT – TERM 4Our weekly Tuesday sport program for Term 4 is currently being organised. Notes regarding this will go home soon.WEEKLY SPORT UNIFORMPlease ensure correct sports uniform (including correct ‘white’ joggers and hats) are worn each Tuesday.CIS ATHLETICS – HOMEBUSH 9/9Congratulations to the following students who have made it into the HRIS Team competing at CIS Championships at Homebush on 9September: Jackson Barnes, Samantha Cameron, Dylan Coyte, Madeline James, Lachlan Jones, Anna McKechnie and AshleyPernecker. Information notes have been sent home with further details about this event.COMING UP:9/9/15 - CIS ATHLETICS (Homebush)9/9/15 – 3/4 and 5/6 Boys Rugby (Newington College)

Joshua and Lachlan recently competed in the State Spearfishing Titles. They dived five hours on Saturday 22nd at Bass Point near Shellharbour and six hours on Sunday off Port Kembla. They experienced very tough conditions with few fish. Josh came 2nd in Juniors, 1st in 3-Man Teams and