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9 Ways to a Resilient Child

Join Justin Coulson in discussing what your child needs from you. Learn how to build a strong connection with your child, how to really understand them and proven strategies that make all the difference. This webcast can be viewed via the DECD YouTube page anytime from it being streamed live. This webcast can be viewed…

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Discussing the 21st Century Child

The 21st century requires us to nurture observation, discovery and learning so that children can be collaborators in the creation of their future. Join Minister Susan Close and guests in conversation to discuss what does innovation mean for parents in supporting their child’s learning and education today? This webcast can be viewed via the DECD…

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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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