Easter Tuesday falling within the school term - In 2018, Easter Tuesday is on 3 April and schools are not required to open on this day. See the Department of Education's 2018 Term Dates for more information (https://www.education.wa.edu.au/web/at-school/-/2018-term-dates).
Selected Year 4 to 6 students will participate in the Interschool Swimming Carnival next week. A program of events is available below.
When: Tuesday 27 March
Venue: HBF Stadium (Challenge Stadium)
100 Stephenson Avenue
Time: 9:30 – 2:15
Cost : $10 will cover swimming pool entry and bus.
Food: Students to bring their morning tea, lunch and drink bottle
Clothing: Students to wear full school uniform (blue shirt) along with their bathers . No boardies for the event. Racing bathers.
Bus Departure: 8:15 am from school (please be on time) as we are sharing with Inglewood.
Parent Helpers: We will be requiring parent helpers this year. Mount Lawley needs to supply a warm up pool supervisor. We would like extra helpers so that we can rotate throughout the day. Parent helpers will not have to pay pool entry.
The school will supply swim caps and collect at the end of the day.
We would love to see as many parents there as possible to cheer on the school. We are also bringing along student helpers to assist with marshalling.
All parents/supporters must pay $3.50 at pool front desk
Thank you for your support.
Physical Education Specialist
LAP has been running in Australia for over 35 years. It started as a program to support students who were struggling with reading by recruiting parents and other community members to become involved in supporting these students, so that they have a more positive learning experience.
LAP was created to identify those students that required a little extra support. Volunteers (parents/student community members) are the essential element in making this program function and be successful. If the volunteers/tutors give a child two 30 minutes sessions (or one 60 minute session) of one on one attention, it can make a huge difference in the child’s confidence and attitude to learning. The rapport that develops between the tutor and the student is primary to the program’s effectiveness in bringing about change.
The individual time spent with a LAP child, making them feel important and having positive learning experiences enables the child to take these attitudes/knowledge/skills back to the classroom.
The program can be as simple as reading a book to a child, having a chat about their weekend, playing educational board games, doing a jigsaw puzzle, completing educational computer games, assisting with sight words and sounds, working on basic maths operations with concrete materials or gaining confidence in writing. Teachers provide guidelines as to what is expected.
What is important is the attention that the child receives!
LAP has been running for 23 years at Mt Lawley.
To successfully run LAP at MLPS we need volunteers for two half hours a week to mentor students. Training and support is available. Volunteers can be parents, grandparents, older siblings or any other person interested in educating.
The LAP program is coordinated by Mrs Sandra Martin (School Coordinator) and Mrs Sally Cherry (Parent Coordinator). For further information please contact Sandra on 9370 2170.
Please complete the LAP Helpers slip, found under the For Parents tab and return to school by Thursday 22 March. Thank you.