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Student Reading

In 2015, we have received some extra training from a lady with a fascinating name - Di Snowball. She is a world expert in the teaching of reading. We are so lucky to have secured her services. Her push is all about increasing student reading hours and engagement with books. In class, your child will be exposed to many hours of reading via the teacher, their peers and by reading themselves. Please support this learning by making a point to have your child with a book in hand (be it you reading to them, or them reading on their own). We are very excited to be engaged with Di Snowball, and the results will speak for themselves over time. Please support this effort with all of your hearts.

Return of Notes

We understand that, in the busy world of all parents, notes can be the bane of people's existence. Our school relies on you filling these out and returning them on time as we gather information that we need to best care for and educate your children. Please remember to fill out the plethora of notes which will come out to you soon.

Term 1 Dates

Just a reminder that this term runs till Friday, March 27th. Pop this into your diaries to keep yourselves well-planned. It is a shorter term than the others, running only for 9 weeks due to the timing of Easter this year.

Adults in the Yard After 9:15am

Late last year, School Council drafted a policy that is soon to be ratified which encouraged all adults to exit the school grounds after dropping off their students at 9am. By 9:15am, we expect the grounds to be cleared of all adults, unless they make their way to the office for official sign-in at the front desk. They would do this if they had official business at the school (such as helping in a classroom). All helpers require a current Working With Children Check which ensures the safety of all students during school hours. The presence of adults in the school grounds after 9:15am is deemed unnecessary and a potential distraction (not to mention a possible security issue that is hard to control). 

We encourage all parents to start observing these protocols in preparation for when the official School Council policy is officially adopted. It is all about keeping our children safe and secure so I know everybody will be fully supportive of this idea. Remember, we would love you to be a helper so contact your child's teacher if you want to pitch in.

Payment of School Fees

I have enrolled quite a few new students over the last week or so. A common question they have is, "When do we pay for the books and other stationery?" The answer is that we encourage all parents to pay their fees and all students receive books and everything they need to do their work. No child misses out on books and stationery, regardless of payment. Having said this, it makes life very hard for our finances when some parents pay and others do not. The ones who pay are actually subsidising those who do not and it seems a bit unfair, really. If there is genuine financial hardship, and the office is contacted, then we are fully open to listening and coming to another arrangement (such as an altered payment plan). We had about 80% of our parents pay their fees last year and we would love to have the extra 20% jump on board.

A note about fees will be coming out soon. Please support your school by paying for your fees when the time comes.

Request and Useful Information

30/01/2015 - 4:17pm

It would be a kindness if you could please send a large box of tissues to school with each of your children for use in the classroom. The teacher will store the tissues and use them throughout the...

Karen Feldman Dance Studio

30/01/2015 - 3:32pm

Interested in dancing lessons?  Please view the attached information.

LLPS Visual Arts for 2015

30/01/2015 - 3:29pm

Hi there every one and welcome back to Lara Lake for another fabulous year of learning. This year the teachers of the Visual Arts program will be Mrs Chwalko, Mrs Blair, Ms Pulleine and Mr...

KidsLinks Meeting - New Prep Parents

30/01/2015 - 3:20pm

PLEASE CONSIDER COMING TO INFO MEETINGS - FEB 3 (NEW PREP PARENTS) AND FEB 13 (ALL OTHER PARENTS)

Kids Links, a Lara Lake PS Parent Fundraising Team, generally meets once a week/fortnight...

School Sport Victoria State Trials Nominations

30/01/2015 - 2:40pm

If there are any students from grade 5 or 6 that are exceptional in a sport and wish to be nominated for trials then please see me for information regarding this. Please note that nominated...

Specialist Program 2015

30/01/2015 - 2:06pm

In 2015, the Specialist program will include Performing Arts/Music, Physical Education, Visual Arts, Science and Indonesian (Preps Only).

The specialist program has been extended and all...

Student Banking

23/01/2015 - 3:32pm

At Lara Lake PS we offer two forms of student banking. You can visit the Bendigo Bank and complete a banking application or you can choose to visit the CBA and bank through them.

Once...

Asthma Information for Children

23/01/2015 - 3:19pm

Please ensure the school knows if your child suffers from asthma. It is important to find a doctor who has a special interest in asthma. This doctor will ideally:

  • Be able to spend...

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