August 22, 2014
As part of our celebration of Literacy, Numeracy and Science Week, parents are invited to attend the LPS Passport Night on Wednesday August 27th. This is a special information evening where parents undertake a ‘learning journey’ through a variety of sessions of particular interest to them.
These sessions will familiarise you with the language used to explain topics and provide you with strategies and helpful hints on how you can support your child with various aspects of school life.
The evening will begin at 7:15pm in the library where, during our introductory session, you receive a passport and map and select four sessions to attend from the options listed in the attachment below. Each session will go for 12 minutes and the evening will conclude at 8:30pm. At each session on your ‘learning journey’ your passport will be stamped and you will have the opportunity to go into the draw from some fabulous prizes.
We look forward to seeing you on the night!
Laburnum Passport Night Sessions
August 4, 2014
For interested families, Grade 5 and Grade 6 students have the opportunity to visit the Gene Technology Access Centre and participate in a DNA Fun Sunday on August 17th. This is a free event but is vital that you register ASAP if interested.
See the flyer attached for details.
DNA FUN SUNDAY 2014
August 1, 2014
Laburnum Primary School will be opening up the school on the evening of Wednesday 27th August 2014 to give parents an insight into the many facets of their child’s learning. There will be a variety of educational sessions covering topics such as horizontal to vertical multiplication, homework, time management, study habits and parental support, school planning documents, team planning and AusVELS, Digital Excellence program (DEA), Cybersafety, Early Years Literacy, persuasive writing development as part of the school’s strategic plan, PE (Ball catching manipulation and connection to curriculum) Science and even how to use BPay.
These topics will give you an insight into the “what” and the “how” of many aspects of learning that your child encounters in the course of a day at Laburnum Primary School.
You will need to collect your passport and choose your four 12 minute topic sessions and then head to the first session. From there you will have your passport stamped ready to move on to your next session. Once your passport has collected four stamps you can put it into the draw for some AMAZING LPS prizes!
WOW what an incredible opportunity to take advantage of! Come along and join in, we would love to see you be a part of Literacy, Numeracy and Science Week at LPS.
July 25, 2014
Do you have a really good idea that might help to improve our world?
Are you in Grade 3, 4, 5 or 6?
If you answered yes to either of those questions you might like to be involved in a new group that will be getting together at lunchtime on Mondays and some Tuesdays for the next five weeks. This group will be working together in small groups sharing ideas, problem solving and creating. They might come up with a unique invention, an energy saving technology or a simple way to make life easier.
The group will then enter their ideas in the “littleBIGidea” competition run by Origin Energy. To find out more about this competition you can visit the website at: littlebigidea.com.au
If you are interested in joining this group please come to the Science Room on Monday 28th July at 1pm.
March 21, 2014
Today was the first Science session for the Grade Sixes hosted by student teachers from Deakin University. Until the end of Term 2 they will visit our classrooms and teach the students all about electricity and circuits.
It was great to see the students asking questions and begin to partake in some experiments. We are so excited to see what we learn next!