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Making tea cups

Each year senior art students, together with Art teachers Andrew Harten and Annalisa Sheridan from Endeavour College visit each of Connected primary schools to conduct an Art Workshop with Year 4 students. This year students were given a cardboard net of a vintage tea cup, which had been laser cut at the College. Torn pieces…

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Art Enrichment Day

On Monday, August 21, a group of 16 keen artists met at Good Shepherd to extend their skills, wonderings and thinking in the area of visual arts. Led capably by Mrs Helane Jaensch, who was supported by her husband Chris, students were immersed in discovery and collaboration. We celebrate the connected schools learning programs which…

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Design Thinking

Photos in this week’s Inspire (St Paul Lutheran School Newsletter) provide an insight into last week’s Year 5 Learning Exhibition. This unit of work focussed on the amount of waste and poverty in the world. The Year 5 teachers, Miss Burgan and Miss Baldock, challenged the students to ‘problem find’ before problem-solving. This created a…

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Endeavour Year 9 Band performs at Good Shepherd

On Monday, July 31 we were treated to a performance by the Endeavour College Year 9 band. They shared with us what they have been learning in music. The interaction and teaching with our students was a highlight. They encouraged students to learn music and shared their enthusiasm for playing and performing. We even learnt…

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Combined Council Meeting 2017

Welcome back to Term 3. I trust you are all refreshed after a busy Term and had some valuable time with your families during the break. On Tuesday night July 25, Good Shepherd Lutheran School hosted a Connected Schools Combined Council meeting featuring staff and council members from Salisbury Lutheran Kindergarten, St Paul Lutheran Blair…

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Investigating flight

Connected Schools work together to improve outcomes for all students in the Connected Schools learning community. A small group of Year 5 – Year 8 students recently met at Endeavour College to join with representatives from other Connected Schools for an enrichment program targeted to high achievers, especially in relation to Science. With a focus on physics,…

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Celebrating our Faith

At the heart of our connection is our Lutheran identity. ‘Lutheran schools and early childhood services …. are communities of worship and service, sharing and living the good news of Jesus Christ.’ (Growing Deep Leadership and Formation Framework) On Thursday 18 May, 650 students and staff from our Connected Schools came together to worship. The…

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Getting into Gardening

I grew up on a grain farm in Victoria, and believe that my upbringing has grown in me a resilience and understanding about life. There are numerous studies which talk about the lack of contact with nature negatively affecting children’s health, well-being and academic performance. As a result, many opportunities that connect students with nature…

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Celebrating Sports Days

Over the last few weeks Good Shepherd, Golden Grove and St Paul primary schools held their annual Sports Days. Many wonderful moments of positive sportsmanship, individual efforts and inspirational team support were enthusiastically cheered on by parents, grandparents and friends. The events all ran smoothly thanks to the careful planning of Sports Coordinators. On the day, staff, parents and Endeavour College…

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Connected through opportunities in sport

Did you know that many community sports teams have been formed with students between the Connected Schools? At the moment, the Golden Grove Lutheran Primary School Comets Basketball Team, play in the local Tea Tree Gully Competition at Turramurra or Golden Grove Recreation Centre on Saturdays, in Div 3 / 4 U12. The team is…

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