Lathlain Primary School (5274)

School Overview

We cater for students in Kindergarten to Year Six and provide academic, social, physical and emotional well-being for our students. Our staff work with parents, carers and families to maximise opportunities for each student to reach their potential. These relationships are valued and are important partnerships that support a positive and nurturing learning environment.

Our motto of Seek, Strive and Learn is important in fostering the values and virtues taught by class teachers and these are supported by our awards recognition programs. Our students demonstrate our values and virtues across the learning community.

Our pastoral care programs are supported by all staff and include the services of a school psychologist and school nurse as required. The school supports those in need in the school community. Engagement with local agencies is also a feature of our pastoral care programs.

We work with the Curtin Education Community (CEC) network of schools. There are sixteen public secondary and primary schools in the network. The community has a relationship with Curtin University in Bentley. The collective goal of the CEC is to promote public education through quality teachers and quality learning programs that engage and encourage excellence.

We offer extracurricular activities that include Coding, Lego League, Early Morning Reading, LEGO and a running club. The school also has a Junior and Senior Choir that perform in and out of school. Selected students can attend Primary Extension and Challenge programs and some students receive instrumental music lessons through the School of Instrumental Music.

Our students are environmentally aware and caring for our environment is emphasised. Classes engage in activities on water conservation, recycling, sustainable kitchen gardens, worm farms and care of native animals and their habitats.

We are a school with a wide range of cultural diversity that adds richly to the experiences of our students. We are strong advocates of Harmony Day and recognise the uniqueness of each student while promoting a sense of togetherness across our community.

Our vision is to provide our students with a safe, secure and stimulating learning environment, led by committed professionals where quality learning, teaching and assessments contribute to a holistic education for students.

Together we 'Seek, Strive and Learn' to maximise each child's cognitive, social, physical, cultural and emotional development. Staff promote values where everyone is respected, and acceptance of diversity is a part of the ethos across classrooms. Positive partnerships with parents and members of the wider community are important aspects of Lathlain's provision for its students.

1. Learning-We believe all students have the capacity to learn. We are committed to fostering lifelong learning and valuing efforts made by students in their learning journeys.

2. Excellence-We have high expectations for every student. We encourage each student to strive towards further learning in academic and non-academic areas.

3. Equity-We endeavour to create an environment that is free from discrimination, exploitation or abuse. We value the individual and adhere to The Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians. We believe that early childhood is a celebration of learning and honour of diversity that when valued and nurtured appropriately, fosters individuals that can positively contribute to their community and the greater society.

Please visit our website or our P&C FaceBook page to find out more. You are welcome to visit us and would be happy to discuss what we can offer your child.