For more information about Latham Primary School please refer to A-Z at Latham
English as Another Language of Dialect (EALD)
A trained teacher is allocated to support classroom teachers and students by providing a program for children who speak another language in addition to English. Children may be eligible for the program if at least one parent was born overseas and the child speaks another language in the home. Students receive this additional support within the classroom, in a small group situation or on a one to one basis.
Enrichment happens on a fortnightly basis on a Wednesday afternoon. It provides opportunities for students from Kindergarten to Year 6 to work in multi-aged groups to learn new skills. Teachers offer a range of opportunities and the students select their preferences. They are allocated to a group for a period of a term. Activities range from STEM challenges to physical skill development such as bike riding. Parents are welcome to offer enrichment activities. If you are keen please contact the school.
Latham Primary School Children who turn four on or before April 30 can start Preschool at the beginning of that school year.Parents/carers are welcome to enrol/transfer their son or daughter at any time during the school year using an online application form.
Full details are available from the Education Directorate website.
Students in our Learning Support Units are enrolled by the Department's Special Education section and this is negotiated through their previous schools.
The school has an equity fund that is used to assist students attending camps and excursions if needed. Parents who require assistance from this fund should approach the Principal for confidential assistance.
Latham School has an Emergency Management Plan that is reviewed annually and tested each Semester. It is a legal requirement that, if the Fire Alarm sounds, EVERYONE is to vacate the building. If you are here, helping or visiting, please move quickly to the basketball courts near the playground, at the back of the school. If in charge of any children, please take them with you. Do not send them back to the classroom. After reaching the assembly area you should report the child/ren to the class teacher. Wait until the all-clear sounds before re-entering the building.
Excursions and camps
Excursions are an opportunity for the students to extend their learning beyond the classroom. These excursions are carefully planned and are an important part of the learning program and it is expected that all students attend. Parents requiring support to meet these financial commitments are asked to contact the Principal to discuss an alternative payment plan.
Camps are a valuable opportunity to build collaboration and leadership skills. Students in 5/6 attend a 2 night / 3 day camp in Semester 1. The venue alternates each year to provide different experiences for the students and to cater for the two year levels attending.