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We ask that students do not arrive to school before 8:30am. Students may put their bags in their class bag area and then go straight to the playground. Alternatively they can stay outside until the bell sounds. Children may play before school but not on the playground equipment. A teacher is on duty in the playground from 8:40am.
The YMCA who runs the After School program do not provide before school care.
Latham Primary School’s Behaviour Support is underpinned by the Latham School values of collaboration, motivation, positivity, resilience and respect. We are committed to providing a safe school environment for all members of the community and to promote a positive school culture. The school provides an engaging differentiated curriculum, where learning is planned to meet individual student needs. All members of the school community are expected to model respectful relationships and contribute positively to the safety and wellbeing of themselves and others. Prevention and intervention are provided as suits the situation.
Breakfast is provided for Latham Primary students by the Breakfast Club. This is held every Tuesday and Thursday morning from 8:30am to 8:50am. This is run by the P&C, Latham Primary staff and Red Cross volunteers.
Brightsparks is an early intervention reading program designed to assist students who would benefit from extra one on one tuition in refining reading skills and strategies. The program is coordinated by the Learning Assistance teacher in consultation with classroom teachers. The program involves 18 x 30 min individual sessions, two or three times per week, with a trained volunteer Brightsparks tutor. Goals set for each student are discussed with their tutor and specifically linked to areas of need as identified in the pre testing program and school data tracker information. A progress report is compiled and sent home at the conclusion of each Brightsparks block.
Currently a Senior Brightsparks program is available for older students; the focus being phonics, spelling and application to writing and reading. The program is coordinated by the Learning Assistance teacher in consultation with classroom teachers and goals set for each student are discussed with the tutor. The program involves 10 x 45 min individual sessions, once per week, with a trained volunteer. A progress report is compiled and sent home at the conclusion of each block.