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.
We are very excited to advise that our Business Plan has now been finalised. You can view the Business Plan by downloading the document below or you may like to request a hard copy from the school office.
The Mount Lawley Primary School Board has endorsed the schedule of School Voluntary Contributions and Charges for 2018 and notes the proposed P&C fee and voluntary contribution. The school Voluntary Contribution has once again been contained at the $60 per child maximum as set out in the School Education Regulations 2000.
While these contributions are voluntary, the quality of our teaching and learning program will be enhanced when each family makes its contribution to the cost of supplementing funding gained from other sources, including the State and Commonwealth Governments. All contributions are used for the direct benefit of children.
The complete 2018 Voluntary Contributions and Charges schedule is available here. The schedule is broken into four sections and will allow you to calculate all possible costs that you might incur throughout the next school year.