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Welcome to Newport Lakes Primary School where an enthusiastic and dedicated team of teachers work together to provide a stimulating and challenging learning environment for all students. The School Council, Parent Club, families and staff enjoy a positive relationship which is reflected in a school culture that values and embraces a partnership approach to education.
The vision of NLPS is to develop students that are resilient responsible, respectful and compassionate, within a safe and nurturing environment.
We provide a rigorous educational program that empowers students to excel, take action and become lifelong learners.
We believe all students can learn and as members of diverse communities we can make a difference to the world around us.
DATES TO REMEMBER
2014 Term Dates
2014 Pupil Free Days
29th January – 4th April
22nd April – 27th June
14th July – 19th September
6th October – 19th December
Curriculum Day – Friday 21st March
Report Writing Day – Friday 30th May
Curriculum Day – Friday 5th September
Pupil Free Day – Monday 3rd November
Thursday 3rd April
Easter Hat Parade 9.05am
Assembly 9.30 am
- Drawing of Raffle
Friday 4th April
Last Day of Term 1
Early Dismissal 2.30 pm
Tuesday 22nd April
First day of term 2
Tue 22nd April - Thur 24th April
Grade 5/6 camp to Phillip Island
Friday 25th April
Anzac Day - no school
On Friday 16th May all the students (prep -6) will be involved in a Walk-a- thon to raise funds for the school. All profits from the Walk-a-thon will be directed towards the purchase of sports equipment for yard use and books for the classrooms. We believe the Walk-a-thon reinforces the school’s aims of exercise and fitness, promotes a balanced and healthy lifestyle and provides a fun and enjoyable way of raising much needed funds for our school....Read More
Premiers' Reading Challenge
The Victorian Premiers' Reading Challenge is now open. The Challenge encourages families to be actively involved in supporting their children to read a set number of books and record their efforts online.
Any students interested in participating can download a consent form by clicking here.
Once forms are received log in details will be provided to parents so you can enter all books read.
If you have any queries please see Diana Stefanovic (Prep D) or go to the website www.education.vic.gov.au/about/events/prc
The Friendship Bus Stop Competition
NLPS' Junior School Council would like to thank all of the children who submitted an entry into the Friendship Bus Stop Design Competition. We had an enormous number of entries handed in, and it was fantastic to see so many families get involved together at home.
A judging panel of five staff members came together to shortlist the final four entries. Every student in the school was then given a red dot, which they stuck onto the design that they liked best. During today's assembly (3rd April), the winning entry was announced. This design will be made into a permanent sign somewhere in our school yard for children to go to during recess and lunchtime when they are looking for someone to play with. Junior School Council will be meeting soon to discuss the best spot for the sign to go.
Congratulations to Sarah in 5/6W whose entry was selected as the favourite by the majority of students at our school.
(The first image is the winner, followed by the other three finalists underneath).
New Double Storey Relocatable for Newport Lakes PS
Newport Lakes Primary School will be receiving a new ultra-modern double
story building. the new building will contain 4 classrooms , offices ,
storage and break-out rooms. They are especially designed to allow schools on smaller sites to make the most of their limited ground space and growing enrolments.
The double-storey buildings have been designed with the following features:
Ø improved floor, wall and roof thermal insulation;
Ø double glazed windows to reduce heat loss;
Ø building management and passive ventilation system;
Ø energy efficient design to reduce energy usage;
Ø external window shades; and
Ø mobile storage units to allow various teaching layouts.
The double storey building will be delivered early in term 2 and will hopefully be fitted out in readiness for the second half of the year. One of the existing portables will then be removed off site when the new classrooms are ready for use. It is envisaged the four Yr. 3/ 4 grades will be housed in the building for terms 3 & 4.
Although the ‘footprint’ of the double storey building is slightly larger than an existing building (new building includes a verandah and stairs at each end) , it is smaller than having 3 portable buildings as was originally planned.
I recently visited a similar building to the one being proposed for our school and I was very impressed with the design, layout, quality and teaching space of the building. They are of a much higher standard than the existing relocatables buildings we have at our school.
Full details of the new double storey building including site plans , relocation plan, architectural drawings and timelines are available on the following links.
House Athletics Carnival
On Thursday, 20th March all students in grades 2-6 went to the Newport Athletics Track to compete in our annual Athletics Carnival.
We hit the jackpot with the weather and the attitude and enthusiasm of all the students was pleasing to see. After some great individual performances and plenty of lead changes throughout the day the final results of the carnival were in fourth place Red House with a total of 1176 points, third place Green House with a total of 1258 points, second place Blue House with 1334 and in first place Yellow House with a total of 1340 points
Terry Antoniadis will be going through the results to decide which students will represent the school at the District Athletics Carnival in term three.
A big thank-you must go to all the staff and parents who volunteered to assist on the day. Days like this are not possible without your assistance
Ipads at NLPS
The 2014 Grade 5/6 Information Evening was held rececently. If you wish to view the Ipad Information please click on the following link.Read More
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