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TUESDAY 17 MAY 2022

Sunday, 15 May - 2022 NSW Interschool Badminton Championship - The students have made us all very proud!

A Message From LCS

Dear Parents,

We are happy to confirm that despite the delays caused by COVID-19 restrictions and extreme weather conditions, the new building will be ready to be used by the August 2022 school start. 

All equipment and furniture has been purchased and will be installed on time. Here is a sneak-peek of the new building. 

Kind regards,

Management

Important Dates

UPCOMING EVENTS

17 May The BAC majors exams have begun and we wish our students the best of luck!

19 May 9.00 am Primary School Parent-Director meeting ahead of the Primary School Council meeting

25 May Year 10 Incursion with Australian author John Danalis

26 May Bake Sale with the Parents & Friends Association -- See you there!

26 May  CAPN - Second and final round

27 May  School is closed!

30 May Year 10 Vaccines

2 June Year 11 and IB1 Career Expo 

7 June Year 10 A and B Play

22 June Year 12 Graduation Gala

25-26 June LCS Tennis Doubles Tournament - All Welcome: Sign up here!

CAPN 2022

LCS COMMUNITY

Bake Sale 
The Parents & Friends Association - is running a Bake Sale on May 26th. Wish to participate? Email the P&A at association.parents@condorcet.com.au

Exhibition at Musée La Pérouse
You are all invited to discover the La Pérouse museum and admire our students’ fantastic exhibition, discover the expedition of Jean-François de Galaup, known as Count de Lapérouse through our students’ podcasts, and the incredible adventure of Momo and Lolotte in Sydney.

You are welcome to the museum on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10am to 2pm as well as on weekends from 10am to 4pm - no need for your wallet. You won't regret it!

Whether you are on the other side of the world or just sitting on your couch, you can listen to our podcasts in French or in English here:

French
English 

Year 5, Year 7B and Year 8 students

Construction on Moverly Rd
The stormwater works on Moverly Road will begin tomorrow, May 18th, and will take 2-4 weeks to complete. The work will be undertaken outside of the school pick-up and drop-off times.

LCS Survey
LCS has over 50 years of experience in education and of academic success in Australia and we are proud and excited to continue writing the school’s history together.

Now is a fitting time to take a step back and engage the services of an independent contractor (MMG) to conduct a qualitative survey of the school after two very difficult years of pandemic. This survey will be in the form of a questionnaire that assesses, on the one hand, the general level of satisfaction and, on the other hand, the perception that each of the main stakeholder groups - students, parents and staff - have of the school.

These surveys are anonymous, multiple choice and online, and are tailored to each group, addressing key aspects and services of our school.

The purpose of this survey is to establish a benchmark that will contribute to creating the future strategic plan, which aims to continuously improve the school, not only for the users (students and parents) but also for those who work there.

The platform to access the first survey will be available to parents in a few weeks, followed closely by the staff and student surveys. MMG will host, conduct and analyse the survey results. The school will not have access to the survey platform, nor to individual data or responses. This guarantees the anonymity of the participants and a professional analysis of the results. 

Exposition LCS " voyages en Australie" - La Perouse Museum

SPORT

BADMINTON

This past Sunday, May 15th, our Elite Badminton Squad players competed in the NSW Inter-Schools Badminton Championship at Sydney Olympic Park. Our students represented the school very well, on and off the court, making the top 3 in all categories and taking home the gold in one of them!

SYDNEY HALF-MARATHON 

Congratulations to all our LCS staff and community members who ran the 29th Sydney Morning Herald Half-Marathon yesterday, representing both LCS and France. Well done!

CAPN

On Friday last week our CAPN swimmers were rewarded for their performances in the first round of the CAPN 2022, taking place online here in Sydney. The second and last round will take place on Thursday, May 26th at Des Renford Leisure Centre and parents are welcome to join us and cheer on the students. Congratulations and good luck in the final round!

GREEN PLANET

Incursion with Capucine Dupuy

We ingest more than 100,000 particles per year, the equivalent of one coat hanger per month (21 gr). Plastic on our plate, plastic at the beach, plastic on the farm, plastic in the sea, plastic in the soil... plastic is everywhere! 

Water pollution, microparticles, synthetic clothes: what if we approached serious issues with humour? This is the successful strategy of Capucine Dupuy who is publishing her second book aimed at raising awareness among young people.


On Friday, May 12th, the students in Year 3A, 4A, 4B, 4C, 5A, 5B, 5C and 6B had the pleasure to meet Capucine, author and scriptwriter of Plastique Tac Tic Tac.
We can be proud of our students who asked very pertinent questions and showed a lot of curiosity. Thank you to the pedagogical team and to our Sustainability Education Referent without whom this summit meeting would not have been possible.  Thank you, again!

 

Follow Capucine on social media @laplumequiecume

Buy her book: https://www.dargaud.com/bd/plastic-tac-tic-tac-bda5430440

NAPLAN 2021

National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy 2021

Naplan tests took place in May 2021 for all students across Australia in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9, after they were postponed in 2020 due to Covid. As always, the students were assessed in the following domains: Reading, Writing, Language Conventions – Spelling, Grammar & Punctuation and Numeracy.

NAPLAN data not only provides the measure through which governments and education authorities can determine whether or not young Australians are meeting important educational outcomes but it also provides essential information to schools and parents on how their students are performing in relation to other similar school groups (SSSG) as well as state wide schools.

Below is a summary of our 2021 NAPLAN results:
Overall, student results are very pleasing and continue to increase over time in all domains. As a result of a school-wide increased focus on writing, our results showed strong growth in this area, as well as in spelling, especially in the senior years. In Primary, the students were able to demonstrate improved results and growth in reading and grammar and punctuation in particular.

Our NAPLAN results demonstrate the strength of the level of English attained by the students at the school. They are clearly ahead of not only NSW schools on average but also more importantly statistically similar schools (SSSG). This is an outstanding achievement given the fact that the students may have less direct English instruction hours and there is a higher proportion of non-English speakers at the school. As NAPLAN tests are set to the outcomes of the Australian Curriculum, parents can be assured that the local educational requirements are also covered within the teaching at LCS.

This school year NAPLAN (2022) has moved on-line. At LCS we have prepared our students for this transition and to continue to build on our students' success in English across all domains.

health & wellness

  • NSW - Update

    While restrictions for COVID have eased, high rates of transmission remain in NSW. Families are asked to follow NSW Health’s advice to reduce the risk of not only COVID-19, but also other illnesses that may affect our schools this winter, such as the flu. A large number of students are sent to the sick-bay each day. Please keep your children at home if they are ill. Students with flu symptoms will be sent home as they cannot be cared for at school. https://education.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/advice-for-families

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I Film the Job I Like

LCS Students Through to the Final of National Video Contect "I Film the Job I Like"

With their eyes on the horizon, some of our Year 9 students have participated in the national French video contest "I Film the Job I Like". The students met with professionals from several different sectors then wrote and prepared a scene in which the professional spoke about their job. They then filmed, edited and submitted their short film to the competition jury, chaired this year by actor Dany Boon. Find below the list of students selected for the final on May 31, 2022 at the Grand Rex in Paris, as well as their videos. Good luck to all of you!

Neva Andronick, Interior Architect

Lea Da Silva, I Film a Detective

Mathilde Valerie, Real Estate Agent

Jeanne Cheroux et Claire LohierDance Teacher

Noah Prouteau, Becoming a P.E. Teacher

Luc Aguey-Zinsou, Chemical Engineering

Matteo Woch, 3D Animation

Romane Pestel, Interview with the Founder of Nouvelle Vague

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