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Local enrollment for 2022
now open

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We are now opening our enrollments for 2022, and if you are a LOCAL family who has not yet completed our online enquiry form please do so.”

If you are not sure whether you are within the LLV catchment area for 2022, simply type your residential address into the Schoolfinder link;  

To complete our online enquiry form – Click Here or find it on our school website

The sum of Lockdown
by Libby T (Year 6)

Poem Lockdown

Moxie heads to the next round of DOE Game Changer

We have just had the DoE GameChanger heats announced and one of our primary teams has made it through to the Regional heats.  

There were over 400 submissions and only 12 were selected from the regionThe competition really connects with the way we are structuring learning at LLV – empowering students to see themselves as change makers in their world.

 Here’s the pitch for their project and we wish them luck in the next round!  

LEAD THE WAY By MOXIE: Celeste, Frankie, Milly, Michaela, & Shylah

In 2020 disaster struck. A pandemic was created and no one could leave their home. In a time of loneliness and stress humans turned to their once and always best friends. DOGS! Your pets have helped you through so much and now it’s your turn to give back. But not just to your pets but also to the environment! Your pets are like family to you so we are turning disposable masks into pet harnesses and leads. This will benefit both the planet and your beautiful pets.

During the pandemic millions of people throw disposable masks away every day. Did you know that 3 billion disposable masks are thrown away every minute? This reckless littering is destroying our planet! All this damage on our planet will be irreversible in the next 11 years. Do you want to be swimming in trash? Out of all the 6.3 billion tons of plastic that is created only nine percent is recycled and 12 percent incinerated. Think of the amazing things we could make with the remaining 5 billion tons! Our planet has a problem and we need to fix it.

At our school the majority has pets, so we would like to accommodate as many as possible. We have designed harnesses and leads made out of single use masks because we care for your pets and we care for the planet’s future. Single use masks are quite thin to allow you to breath so we will have to compress a few together to make a nice sturdy lead or harness. Masks are made from polyester which is what a lot of clothes are made from so we believe we can make clothes for dogs too. We will use the elastic to make it stretchy and so on. We believe that this will change the world and look after your four-legged friends.

 You can watch their video pitch by clicking on the dog below!
   
 

Warm Blanket Collection
Update

A message from Keren Francis:
A huge thank you to the Lindfield Learning Village community for the wonderful response to our Warm Blanket collection.
2 cars were fully packed as they delivered these contributions to the Asylum Seekers Centre in Newtown.
There were probably well over 50 blankets contributed and these are now making some wonderful brave people much more comfortable.

What is the Great Book Swap?

 The Great Book Swap is a fantastic way to celebrate reading locally, learn more about Indigenous languages and culture, while raising funds for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation. The idea is to swap a favourite book in exchange for a gold coin donation.

This year LLV will hold their Great Book Swap during NAIDOC week celebrations from Monday to Wednesday Term 3, Week 2. Bring in a book you are happy to part with on Monday 19th July or Tuesday 20th July. On Wednesday 21st July you will have the chance to swap this book with another book for a gold coin donation.

We also have a fundraising page for donations from our community: https://edu.greatbookswap.org.au/llvsgreatbookswap

Recruiting now:
Presiding Officer for our HSC examination process at LLV

Do you know someone who might be interested in the position of Presiding Officer for our HSC examination process at LLV?

We are looking for someone, to start ASAP who may have past or present experience in an educational setting or has supervised exams before or who understands the HSC exam process. 

We need someone who is very organised and able to oversee our whole HSC examination process including managing HSC supervisors, pick up and deliver exam papers to the examination centre and maintain the security of the process.

If you have any contacts, family members who may be interested please ask them to email  and EOI to Stephanie McConnell at Lindfield Learning Village.

Further information regarding the role can be downloaded here. 

Designing engaging gardens with a little help from the Men's Shed.

The Australian Men’s Shed Association was established in 2007. It was founded on the principle of sharing information between sheds and those communities, and this week Neville and Malcolm have stepped into the LLV years 3-6 pods to work collaboratively with the children, as they explore creative ideas with  Garden furniture and play landscapes, while also harnessing skills such as measurement, estimation, modelling, scaling, circumferences and ratio. 

Neville from the Men’s Shed is no stranger to the LLV building and the Department of Education. His wife worked here when it was UTS and he has  a long history working both as a teacher and  on the management side of new schools and policy development  before his retirement. 

Our pedagogy at LLV is to encourage and develop autonomous, independent investigation, this ‘pop-up workshop’ allowed where students to engage in deep learning, while also building practical skills creatively.  Here’s a sneak preview of their work at the beginning of the week.  We can’t wait to see their outcomes later in the week. 

Stage 5 Food Tech visit Marigolds

Last week on July 17th, both  Stage 5 Food Technology classes visited the renowned Marigold restaurant in the city to experience the clatter of trolleys, the clacking of chopsticks and the merry sound of families sucking on chicken’s feet that is Yum Cha.  Teresa and Belinda accompanied them and a great time was had by all. 

Congratulations
LLV Theatre Sports Team

Congratulations to the LLV Theatre Sports team: Lucy F, Hannah S, Amelie O, Phoebe B & Ellie S​ on the Grand Finals for the Theatre Sports Schools Challenge at the Enmore Theatre last weekend.
The only public school in the finals, our all-female team, aimed and fired their best improv to take out second place. No mean feat, but collaborative learning and the first rule of Improv, “Just say yes!” meant they were an impressive force to be reckoned with.
Thanks to the parents and staff who came along to support the team.

K-2 Hub - Exploring!

This term K-2 Hub has been exploring what it takes to make and build. So far, we have looked at what it takes to make and build in science, music, art, cooking and now architecture.
In class, students have been observing LLV and understanding its rich history and how the building has evolved. Students have also been exploring how to physically create a variety of structures out of different materials such as KAPLA, Lego, Soft building blocks, Cardboard and Paper.
With all this in mind, today the K-2 Hub headed into the city to learn about the diverse history of architecture. Exploring the NSW Art Gallery, St Mary’s Cathedral and Botanical Gardens to see the Opera House and finally stop at Mrs Macquarie’s Chair. Students had the opportunity to stop, notice/observe and draw the diverse range of architectural sites. Drawing anything that looks interesting, unique or special to them and thinking about why it was designed this way.
Throughout the excursion, teachers encouraged students to notice any similarities between architectural designs and any difference. The kids had a ball!

Congratulations!!!!!!
Our Girls are through to the Finals

Theatresports Schools Challenge Semi-Final 2/6/2021

2021 'Hollywood' Athletics Carnival

A fabulous day was had by all. 
For more photos pop over to our gallery. Enjoy.

Dear Village families,

I am so proud to share this student initiated online newspaper with you. The students approached me with this idea earlier in the year. They have planned their newspaper, taken on specific roles and thought about what they wanted to share with you – their audience.  I am sure they would love your feedback and I would be happy to pass it on.

Stephanie McConnell

When Kindy visits Stage 6 Visual Art students

ROAR FEST21 Huge success

For more photos pop over to our Gallery

Videos coming – stayed tuned

Space Challenge - Years 3 - 6

Donate a Blanket week at LLV!

The Covid-19 pandemic has made it harder for people seeking asylum and with winter almost upon us, we have been notified that the Asylum Seekers Centre in Newtown is in need of blankets for its clientele.  Having a warm bed to lie on at night can mean a lot for people seeking asylum, especially those experiencing homelessness.
If you have any blankets you would like to contribute, please send them with your child to LLV any day next week. There will be a box in the foyer for you or your child to leave them. We will make sure that all the blankets collected by the LLV community will be delivered to the Asylum Seekers Centre in Newtown.

Thirdspace Thursday is here

Today was our first Thirdspace Thursday – live music, books, lego art and mindful practice.

Stage 4 - Felting

Stage 4 have been looking into how artists can be inspired by the ocean. Students studying Technology Mandatory this term have been creating needle felted animals correlating to their ocean inspiration. Students have learnt the art of needle-felting and have chosen two water-associated animals to create. 

Kindy cooking up a storm with Teresa

Congratulations!

 LLV students are the Regional Shakespeare Festival winners. 
They are now through to the State competition. Go LLV.

Analogue SLR film cameras and photography equipment.

One of the many exciting aspects of our school is that we have a Photography Darkroom. Photography may be overwhelmingly digital these days, but film is making a comeback.

Our Photography & Digital Media students are very excited to get started using film cameras and processing in the dark room, and our Art Department is working hard to kit out the facility so that we can incorporate darkroom skills into our mandatory courses..

As they’re not widely used anymore, film (analogue) SLR cameras can be hard to find. If you have any SLR film cameras that you are no longer using, even if it is in need of repair, please consider donating it to the school, we can refurbish it and give it a new life.

We also welcome donations of photography related equipment including DSLR Cameras, mirrorless, film and point and shoot cameras, lenses, and auxiliary equipment such as tripods and other darkroom equipment. Please contact us if you need additional information about what kind of equipment we accept.

There will be a Photography donation box located in the school’s public reception office at level 5.

Thank you for your support!

Uni students go back to school for inspiration.

Lindfield Learning Village students have helped up-and-coming architects re-imagine the design of future education, writes Pascal Adolphe.

11 May 2021

 Lindfield Learning Village welcomed a visit from our local Police School Liaison Officer, Darren Cairns, Youth Liaison Officer Jodie Young and Chief Inspector Warren Hamilton. The visit celebrated our ongoing relationship with local Police and launched the school’s involvement in the weekly “Fit for Life” program. The Police officers cheered on our students running their Cross Country event today and celebrated with the winners at the finish line.

We continue to work closely with the Police to support student learning at Lindfield Learning Village.

Term 2 Day 2
New spaces, new places, learning everywhere.