Latham Primary School
Latham Primary School offers a quality education from Preschool to year 6 for children living in the suburb of Latham. At Latham Primary School we develop the whole child to maximise their learning potential and embrace a life of learning and achievement. We support individual needs through an engaging and meaningful curriculum. In partnership with the community we nurture resilient, independent and respectful participants of society. We believe that all students and adults have the ability to be life-long learners. We encourage students to take risks within their learning in a safe and supportive learning environment.
Latham Primary School is guided by:
Our vision: To develop global citizens
Our mission: We provide a quality education where everyone belongs and embraces learning
Our Values: Collaboration, Resilience, Motivation, Respect and Positivity
Return to on-campus learning at ACT Public Schools
Posted on 14 May 2020
Posted on 21 Apr 2020
Enrolments for 2021
Enrolments for the 2021 school year opened at 6:00am Tuesday 28 April and close at 5:00pm Friday 5 June. It is important to note that this is an ‘enrolment window’, where enrolments are submitted. Offers for places in 2021 are sent based on an enrolment criteria, not ‘first in best dressed’.
The online enrolment application and further information about enrolment are available on the Education Directorate Website www.education.act.gov.au.
Do I need to complete an online enrolment for my child?
The answer is yes if you meet any of the following criteria;
- Your child turns 4 before 30 April 2021, they are eligible to enrol for preschool in 2021.
- Your child is currently attending Latham Preschool however you lived out of area at the time of enrolment last year. Your letter of offer would have indicated this. You may apply to enrol you child at Latham for Kindergarten in 2021, however there is no guarantee that the enrolment will be successful.
- If you have moved out of area and would like your child to attend their new in-area school.
If your child is currently enrolled at Latham Preschool and you lived in-area at the time of enrolment or there are siblings currently enrolled at the K-6 site, you are not required to submit an enrolment.
Enrolment applications made between 28 April 2020 and 5 June 2020 will receive an offer from 27 July 2020. Applications made after 5 June will receive their offers later in the year.
Chief Minister's Reading Challenge
Posted on 24 Mar 2020
2020 Chief Minister’s Reading Challenge
Every student at Latham Primary can participate in the Chief Minister’s Reading Challenge (CMRC) this year. This is an annual event in the ACT to promote reading for children.
In 2020 the CMRC runs from 17 February to 31 July. During this period students from Preschool to Year 6 are asked to read and record the titles of thirty (30) books they read. The reading record is attached if your child needs a copy. Students can make their own book choices, including picture books, novels, non-fiction, poetry, or books in a language other than English. Books read to students may also be recorded.
As another option, older students may read a book and then write a book report about it. This can be recorded as two items on the student reading record. The written report shows further engagement and deeper understanding with texts through reading and responding.
Students who successfully complete the CMRC will receive an award for their efforts at the end of the year.
For more information please follow this link: https://www.education.act.gov.au/public-school-life/additional-programs/chief_ministers_reading_challenge
Happy reading everyone!
Acknowledgement of Country
Posted on 22 May 2019