Autism Wandering Workshop (600 KB)Amaze, in conjunction with the Department of Education, has launched an online training module for parents of children who wander. This training will introduce you to positive behaviour support as a method to manage wandering behaviour. Please see attached.
The Department of Education wish to create and maintain a child safe organisation therefore all Victorian schools must comply with Ministerial Order No. 870, a joint protocol of the Department of Human Services Child Protection, Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, Licensed Children’s Services and Victorian Schools. DET wish to embed a culture of child safety. Lara Lake Primary School has completed extensive work in 2016 to ensue their continued focus on student development, which incorporates child safety.
Every Child has the right to a full and productive life. It is up to all of us to ensure our children grow up in environments that build confidence, friendship, security and happiness, irrespective of a person’s family circumstances or background.
The joint protocol, involving the Department of Human Services Child Protection, Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, licensed children’s services and Victorian schools, ensures
we have a unified and consistent approach that defines roles and responsibilities to protect the safety and wellbeing of all Victorian children and young people.
Keeping children safe from harm requires a vigilant and informed community that is confident in making judgements and is assertive in taking actions. It is essential that all practitioners working with children and young people are able to understand the role each plays in protecting children.
It is the role of Victorian schools under the Education and Training Reform Regulations 2007 to provide school education in Victoria that adheres to the minimum standards detailed in the
regulations. Schools have an important role to play in supporting children and their families and in protecting students who may be at risk of harm due to abuse or neglect. Education staff in close daily contact with students are well placed to observe when a child or young person appears to be at risk of harm.
Under the CYFA, primary and secondary school teachers and principals are prescribed as mandatory reporters. They must make a report to Child Protection if they believe, on reasonable grounds, that a child or a young person is in need of protection.
The role of schools concerning the general welfare of students is outlined in a range of school policies and procedures. This protocol is intended to complement other policies and procedures that already exist in government and non-government schools.
School holiday program at The Farmer's Place over the Easter holidays. All activities will be run by our education team, will be educational and based around sustainability.
See attached for information.
Prep 2018 tours of Lara Lake Primary School will be held on Thursday 25th May, 2017. There will be two tours on offer at 9.15am and 7.00pm. The tours are aimed at giving you a look at our school facilities. Due to the projected number of enrolments it is important that you attend one of these sessions as there will not be any other tours offered and places are limited.
Our orientation programme begins early Term 4 and all enrolled 2018 prep students will be required to attend an orientation program.
We are also running an information night called ‘Next Big Step’ on Tuesday 23rd May from 7.00 – 8.00pm, this is in conjunction with Barwon, Youth, Child and will be about supporting parents to identify if their child is ready for 3yo, 4yo kinder and Prep.
We urge you to come along to this session to help you make an informed decision.
Cyber Safety (630 KB)
Cyber Safety (630 KB)Parents and/or carers have an important role in helping their children use digital technologies safely and responsibly. Be a positive role model by demonstrating respectful and responsible behaviours when communicating with and about your child’s school on line. Please view the attached fact sheet and remember, serious instances of inappropriate online behaviour may constitute a criminal offence and become a police matter.
An innovative parent (not from our school) came up with a contract for their child, please go to the link http://www.janellburleyhofmann.com/postjournal/gregorys-iphone-contract/#.WNBYC-S7oyp You could come up with a similar contract that suits your family, with a focus on cybersafety.
The ever changing nature of the internet can pose challenges for parents. https://esafety.gov.au/education-resources/iparent offers up to date information regarding cyber safety as well as handy tips on how to keep your family safe online.
What is bullying?
There are some specific types of bullying behaviour:
What is not bullying?
There are also some behaviours, which, although they might be unpleasant or distressing, are not bullying:
What you can do?
If your child is being bullied or bullying others you should:
You can then work with your child’s school to solve the problem by contacting the school and making an appointment to discuss the issue. Do not directly approach any other student or their family.
Have a look at the following link: Parents Page – Bully Stoppers – being cool online
Mosquito Information (993 KB)Please view the attached information regarding mosquito-borne diseases which are now creeping their way down to the Geelong region, according to the Department of Health.
If you are moving from the Lara area and plan on sending your children to another school, please do the following:
The student file will hold some samples of your child's work so that the new teacher can ascertain what level your child is currently at. It will also have a copy of the birth certificate and immunisation certificate, if you originally provided them to LLPS and it will have enclosed the student transfer document. It is therefore important that the file is given directly to Administration so they can remove the office required documentation before passing the main file on to the new teacher.
Dietary Guidelines for Children and Adolescents in Australia encourages students to:
Everyday category (green foods)
Foods and drinks in the Everyday category are consistent with the Dietary Guidelines for Children and Adolescents in Australia and are most suitable for school food services.
Foods and drinks in the Everyday category are based on the basic food groups and include:
Select Carefully category (amber foods)
Foods and drinks in the Select Carefully category contain some valuable nutrients, but may also include unhealthy ingredients. They are mainly processed foods that have fat, sugar or salt added.
Schools are encouraged to limit the availability of these foods. They should not be promoted at the expense of foods and drinks from the Everyday category.
Foods and drinks in the Select Carefully category include:
Occasionally category (red foods)
Foods and drinks in the Occasionally category are not consistent with the Dietary Guidelines for Children and Adolescents in Australia and are not recommended for school food services.
Schools should limit the availability of these foods and drinks to no more than two occasions per term. Foods and drinks in this category are defined in the Australian Guide to Healthy Eating as ‘extra foods’ and include:
We all know we should give our growing children healthy food but some children can be fussy eaters. The best method is to be a role model. If you're constantly on a diet or have erratic eating habits, your children will grow up thinking that this sort of behaviour is normal. Be honest with yourself about the kinds of food messages you're sending. Trust your body to tell you when you're hungry and when you're full, and your kids will learn to do the same. Realize that what your kids eat over time is what matters. Having popcorn at the movies or eating an ice-cream sundae are some of life's real pleasures. As long as you balance these times with smart food choices and physical activity, your children will benefit from your diligence.
150th Anniversary Cook Book (101 KB)The Lara Lake Primary School 150th year anniversary cook books are available from the office for $15.00.
The Lara Lake Primary School gymnasium is hired out most evenings to a local club however Friday night, Saturday and Sunday are still available if there are any other clubs that might like to have access to a large hall with wooden basketball flooring, only suitable for runners / sneakers. For all enquiries please contact the Business Manager, Kerry Hamence Ph. 52821261. All hirers need to have Public Liability insurance and sign a Lara Lake PS Hire Agreement. Charges for hall hire are as per the charge schedule, which will be made available upon expression of interest.
The school ‘squoval’ is also available for hire after school hours or during the weekend and/or school holidays. Again, there is a requirement for Public Liability insurance.
MFGSC (10317 KB)Attached is a flyer for the Matthew Flinders Girls (MFG) Open Day and Night and our SEAL Program (Our accredited extension and enrichment program).
School Support Services is going through a complete restructure in order to provide a more effective service to Schools/Parents/Students and the wider community. Our new Website will be up and running shortly and will provide all the information you require for our OSHC Programs.
To enable School Support Services to provide a prompt response to your queries via phone or email, please ensure that you state the Program name that your child attends in all correspondence.
All bookings, booking cancellations and booking enquiries should be directed to email@example.com
or 0488 662 783
Please allow up to 48hours for a response to any account queries you may have. Account queries should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
We thank you for your ongoing support of Local Business and we look forward to continuing to provide a quality service for new and current families.
Carol Savage Jordan Tidd Lynn McTavish
Managing Director Director Operations Manager
Soccer (562 KB)If you have an interest in being part of a great game and joining a local team, please view the attached information from Lara United FC.
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