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.
Writing Information Session
Denise O'Shea and Janet Gill conducted a writing parent information session.
Topics included spelling, reluctant writers and how writing is taught at Newport Lakes PS.
Please click here to view a powerpoint presentation of the session....Read More
DATES TO REMEMBER
2014 Term Dates
2014 Pupil Free Days
22nd April – 27th June
14th July – 19th September
6th October – 19th December
Curriculum Day – Friday 5th September
Pupil Free Day – Monday 3rd November
|Thursday 18th September||
Parent Information Session on Writing 9.00 - 1.30 am.
Parent Club Meeting 7.30 pm
|Friday 19th September||
Footy Day/Footy Lunch
Last day of Term 2.30 pm finish
Wow! What a fantastic time we all had at the school’s art show opening nigh . The Multi-Purpose Room resembled a professional art gallery and the students’ work looked fantastic. Congratulations to Laura
Russell and the many people that assisted in staging such a fantastic event. A big thank you to all the wonderful parents and teachers that generously donated their time and creative talents to produce some wonderful art work that was auctioned on the night. All proceeds of this year’s art show will go towards an outdoor musical art sculpture which we hope to begin creating and building later this year and a printing press for the art room.
Could all parents please ensure you collect your child's artwork before Friday.
Newport Lakes Primary is currently taking steps to become a more sustainable school. We are participating in a State Government initiative called ResourceSmart AuSSI Vic that endeavors to assist schools to embed sustainability in everything they do.
To begin our sustainability journey we are collecting data and information about our school population and environment. Our current focus is to investigate our ecological footprint. An ecological footprint, also known as carbon footprint
is a measure of human demand on Earth's ecosystems. It includes our food, energy use, waste and all other resources we use to live.
It would be a great help to our school if you could take the time to complete this ecological footprint questionnaire. It is available through the World Wildlife Fund website and will take around 10 minutes to complete.
For easy access to the website, go to
When you have completed the questionnaire you will be informed of how many Earths are required for your lifestyle. Please email this number and your child’s grade levelto the school with the subject “sustainability” by the end of Term Three. email@example.com
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to come and see me.
Follow us @nlpstweets
Newport Lakes is now on Twitter. Following the success of a number of schools, we are experimenting with using Twitter as a form of communication. So, if you already have Twitter, please follow us @nlpstweets. Just visit www.twitter.com
If you are interested in learning more about Twitter, there will be a short information evening held this term to explain what it is all about, and exactly how to use it. The date of this will be confirmed in the coming weeks.
Recently staff at NLPS undertook some professional learning about Twitter. We are in the early days of this ‘Twitter Journey’ so we all look forward to learning about it together.
Happy tweeting!...Read More
New Double Storey Relocatable for Newport Lakes PS
Click here to see a time-lapse video of the construction of our new building!
Double Storey Portable Works on the new double storey portable have began. Safety fences around the perimeter of the work site have been erected. This fence will be in place until the completion of the project which is expected to be the second last week of term 3.
A further safety fence for a temporary roadway , leading from the worksite to the Elizabeth St. gateway, has also been erected. This roadway will allow for the safe movement of heavy vehicles (cement trucks, vehicles carrying modular buildings, etc) across the school grounds. There will be gates in the fence to allow for access of staff and students when the roadway is not being used. The roadway fence will be in place for approximately 3 weeks or until all transportation of material has been completed.
Entry to the work site by builders, deliveries, inspectors, etc. will then be via the laneway off Ross St. for the remainder of the build. As with any building works, there will be disruption to our normal daily activities. We are working very hard at keeping this disruption to a minimum in the shortest possible time. There is no doubt that it will be difficult this term but with all going well , the Yr.3/4 children will be working in four wonderful new classrooms at the beginning of term 4.