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
The Great Book Swap
Posted on 15 Aug 2017
National Literacy and Numeracy week is coming up during week 7 this term; and Latham Primary School is celebrating this week with many special events. One of these events is called the Great Book Swap.
What to do:
Books can be donated into the boxes outside the school hall. If you have any free time to sort the books can you please let me know via email or via the front office.
Books can be dropped off from the beginning of week 5. The scheduled day of the book swap is Wednesday of week 7 during Literacy & Numeracy week.
Book Week Parade
Posted on 15 Aug 2017
The theme for the Children’s Book Council of Australia Book Week is Escape to Everywhere. We can’t wait to see the fabulous costumes that bring your favourite book character to life.
When: Wednesday 23 August 2017
Time: 9.15 am
Where: School hall
Families, please feel free to join us in the school hall and watch all of the colourful book characters in our school.
Posted on 03 Aug 2017
Saturday 28 October 3:00pm - 6:00pm
The Latham Fete is on again and this year is sure to be a scream with our spooktacular them: HALLOWEEN. Get into the scaring spirit with a Halloween Parade, along with all the usual favourites - White Elephant Stall, Books, Crafts, International Food and rides, rides and MORE RIDES for the kids.
The 2017 School Satisfaction and Climate Surveys
Posted on 26 Jul 2017
Parents and carers, school staff and students (in years 5 to 12) will be asked to participate in these important surveys. The survey results will contribute to the school improvement process, which aims to achieve high standards in student learning, innovation and best practice in Canberra public schools.
Although the survey is voluntary, we hope you will want to participate. It won’t take much of your time and it will help us understand areas where we are doing a good job and areas for further development. A letter or email about the parent and carer survey will be sent to you in August. The key ACT results from the 2016 School Satisfaction Surveys have been published on the Education Directorate website (www.education.act.gov.au) and a summary of our school results is provided in our 2016 School Board Report.
Celebrating 3 years of Fresh Tastes at Latham Primary School
Posted on 26 Jul 2017
On Monday this week we hosted a special event; a celebration of 3 years of involvement with the Fresh Tastes program. Latham was one of 8 schools who began the program in 2014, and Monday brought representatives from those schools, the Minister for Education and Early Childhood Development, Yvette Berry, and the Minister for Health Ms Meegan Fitzharris and special invited guests to our school to celebrate. A very special thanks to our wonderful Student Leadership Team who welcomed guests, accepted our certificate and beautiful vertical garden, and served food, all with charming manners and welcoming smiles. Thank you also to our staff; Evan our Fresh Tastes coordinator who prepared a static display and spoke to media, Peter who ran all the IT for the event, and to Hayden and Manuel who made sure the school was looking beautiful. Also we want to particularly acknowledge the outstanding contribution of Michelle our canteen manager who planned the menu and prepared all the ‘green food’ to be served – it was delicious! But no greater praise than that of the students who said (as they served) that the food was soooo good. Michelle has really taken the Fresh Tastes messages on board over the last 3 years, so that now our canteen menu gets a big tick from Nutrition Australia for its healthy menu. Well done.