Latest News & Reminders
Term 1 Flying By
It is said that time is a thief. Looking at how fast Term 1 is progressing, it is easy to see what the author of that quote was talking about. The children have settled in very well to the new school year. Routines are starting to be set and we bring on board the new Prep students for full weeks after the Labour Day weekend. It is quite a landmark. The staff are really pleased with the progress of students so far.
Parent Teacher Chats - Thanks for Supporting Us
Well done to all parents who attended the recent Parent Teacher Chats. It was a fantastic way to catch up on stories and histories of our students so we can best cater for their needs. The next Parent Teacher Chats will occur on the second last day of Term 2. This will be an online booking process.
Use of Facebook - No Complaints on That Forum Please
Facebook at LLPS is used to celebrate and inform. It is not a dumping ground for gripes and grievances. This pollutes the site and contradicts its intention. If we allow grumbles onto Facebook it will simply be taken down.
We encourage feedback. Please make no mistake about that. It is just that the forums to put these grievances in place must be clearly understood.
I used an analogy the other day regarding Facebook. It was to do with mud. "How much mud in your clean drink of water would be acceptable?" The answer is NONE. No amount of mud is acceptable in your drinking water. With our Facebook site - no amount of gripes and grumbles are acceptable on a site that is built to inform and celebrate.
Remember to use the feedback button on the website home page if you have an issue to air. If you want to reach School Council - write a letter and send it to the office.
Better still, if you have a local concern - see your child's classroom teacher - that is the best way to get thing sorted before they become big issues for you.
Spida Playground - Rules
I have worked out that 90% of the people like the rules around the Spida Playground and 10% do not. Rules are not popularity contests (fortunately); they are based on data and observations. They are based on the logic of safety and organisation.
I stood next to the Spida Playground last week and saw so many happy faces of children being challenged appropriately. It was so lovely. The kids were safe and happy and challenged - perfect. The majority were in the Middle Unit.
I then walked to the Prep-Junor Playground. I saw the same thing. Smaller children being similarly challenged to reach the next level of physical development.
I am really comfortable with the rules we have in place. Thanks to all of those who support Lara Lake and its rules. We appreciate it a lot.
The Life Ed Van is arriving on Tuesday March 18th to work with our Prep and Junior students. There will be a half hour parent information session, in the van, on Wednesday March 19th. This session...
Georgie (a student from the Senior Department) will be taking part in the Great Shave to raise much needed funds for the Leukaemia Foundation. If you wish to donate some money, please...
Please find attached the permission form for the Senior's Hunger Banquet incursion. If you have mislaid your copy, please access the attached on and print it out.
This semester our...
House Cross Country will be held at Lakelands from 9.00am until 11.00am. Come along and watch the Grade 3-6 students run around Lakelands for their sporting House, wearing House colours....
Please find attached a copy of the Grade 6 Final Payment notice which you can access and print if you have mislaid your copy.
Parents are reminded that the Department does not provide personal accident insurance or ambulance cover for students. Parents and guardians of students, who do not have student accident insurance...
Please access the following links and complete our surveys to help us make transition to and from school as satisfying as possible. PREP parents, if you completed a survey at the Prep...
Well done to our swimming team who competed at the Kardinia Aquatic Centre on Friday last week. Students, who earned their place in the team through the achievement of impressive qualifying times...