- House Cross CountryMay 2016
Congratulations Rosehill (Red) House
- District Premiers 2016April 2016
Congratulations Girl's Volleyball
- District Premiers 2016April 2016
Congratulations Boy's Bat Tennis
- Science DayApril 2016
The school was filled with budding professors, scientists, astronauts, doctors and others on our big Science Day recently.
To kick off our term 2 Science Units, all students rotated through 6 fun sessions involving hands-on science based activities.
- Parent Information Session and Open Day.May 16 and 17
Our Information Session for prospective parents of 2017 Preps will be held at the school on Monday, May 16 at 7pm. No need to book, just come along. The following day, Tuesday May 17, is Open Day. Current and prospective families are welcome to wander the school and observe how learning occurs at our wonderful school.
- New ClimberApril 2016
Our students have really enjoyed the exciting new climbing structure recently installed. A great example of where our fundraising goes. Thanks PFA!
- Given That They May GrowMarch 2016
Well done to our school leaders who initiated a coin collection that raised $410 for the Royal Children's Hospital Good Friday Appeal.
- Science ExcursionMarch 2016
Our P-2 students recently visited the Sustainability Farm at the Royal Botanical Gardens. It was a wonderful hands-on, interesting day.
- House Swimming Carnival.February 2016
Mr K organised another fabulous House Swimming Carnival last week at Diamond Creek Pool. Beautiful weather accompanied the Year 3-6 students, teachers and the many parents who attended. All our students participated to the best of their ability, with many qualifying for the District event at Northcote Pool. There was great school spirit and heaps of fun on display. Congratulations to Prosperity (Blue) House for winning out on the day. Well done LPPS!
- Our 2016 School LeadersFebruary 2016
Waleed (VC), Mackenzie (VC), Amy (C) and Elliot (C)
- Our New Foundation Class (Prep)February 2016
Welcome to all our new students.
- Year 6 GraduationDecember 2015
Our Year 6 students were fondly fare-welled at the Heidelberg Golf Club. After dinner, each student made a clever, humorous and insightful speech before the group sang 'Your the Voice' and 'Gold'. Here we see teacher Mr Kendall with Sam after the formalities. Farewell and good luck at secondary school Year 6.
- Thank you Bill.December 2015
After 9 years of extremely generous volunteer work at LPPS, Bill Finlay was presented with a gift, certificate and chess team winners cup at assembly last week. We paid tribute to Bill’s generous work in establishing a great chess team and helping hundreds of students with reading and in other ways. Bill drove all the way from Box Hill 2-3 times per week to assist our students and we will miss his good humour and dedication to our school.
- Prep Celebration NightDecember 2015
It is always a highlight of the year when we celebrate the Foundation (Prep) students finishing their first year of school. During the evening, the students performed a song 'We Have Finished Prep' to the tune of 'Uptown Funk' which knocked everyone's socks off! Well done Miss Knight and all the children.
- LPPS Rocks!December 2015
Well done to the band and all the students who performed so well at the Instrumental Music Showcase. Thank you instrumental teachers Christian and David for their hard work throughout the year.
- 'Jack Attack’ Lawn Bowling Program.December 2015
As part of their PE program, the Year 5/6 students recently completed a fun series of Lawn Bowls clinics down at Heidelberg Golf Club. The gentlemen at the club really made us really welcome and provided a fun and engaging program. It was amazing to see the skill improvement over the three weeks. The students had a BBQ and were presented with certificates at the end of the program.
- Little Master ChefsNovember 2015
Our 2016 Preps looked wonderful in their chef outfits when they spent their last transition session cooking yummy treats with their big buddy.
- LPPS Chess Champions.October 2015
It has been a long time coming, but LPPS finally took out the latest Northern Star Chess Zonal Tournament. We had been runner-up on several occasions previously. There were nine terrific school teams competing on the day, with LPPS edging Research PS by half a point in the end. Sadly, coach Bill was away and unable to attend but he was very happy and proud of the team when told of the victory. Bill has been aiming for the trophy for several years. Well done team!
- Welcome Our New Preps.October 2015
It was wonderful to see our new Preps (Foundation Year) and their families visit for their first transition session recently. The children met Mrs Saliba and Mrs Severo and enjoyed some fun activities with their new friends. The children all seemed very happy and comfortable in their new surrounds. Our Community Liaison Officer, Mel McLennan, also gave a presentation on school readiness to the parents who attended and the parents took part in some fun get-to-know-you activities. The transition program’s aim is to allow the students to acclimatise to their new surroundings, teachers and classmates and participate in the type of activities that they will be involved in during their first year at school. When the excited children start on January 28 they should be very familiar with their new environment.
- Tennis Day at Yallambie Tennis Club. October 2015
As part of our PE program, all our students had a fun day down at Yallambie TC last Wednesday. The coaches from Fireball Tennis provided a series of expert clinics throughout the day. It was a great opportunity our students to play on real tennis courts. A big thank you to all the parents who helped walk the groups down and back.
- Wildlife VisitAugust 2015
Students in Grade 1 and 2 enjoyed an up-close Australian Wildlife experience at their recent dinner and school sleepover. Students got to hold a variety of animals, reptiles and birds, including this large lizard.
- Japanese Matsuri Day. 日本の祭りの日August 2015
What a wonderful day it was recently as we held our annual Matsuri Day. Sensei Bae organised a fun filled, creative and diverse day of performances and activities, with students and staff excelling in their dressing up. The occasion began with the fashion parade before an exhilarating performance from the Japanese Taiko Drummers. Students then enjoyed rotating through cooking, origami, mask making and karaoke activities. A member of the Japanese Embassy then spoke to the school about interesting aspects of Japanese society and introduced his robot harp seal who was a big hit. あなたの先生に感謝
- Science is Fun.July, 2015
Recently we were visited by Scientist Mark Blaxall from the Monash University School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment who presented a series of fun and engaging lessons based on our recent Inquiry Units. The Year P-2 students did a program called Watery Weather on Friday and the Year 3-6 Natural Disasters on Thursday. The students really enjoyed the hands-on sessions, particularly making the exploding volcanoes!
- Students of the WeekJuly, 2015
Each Friday assembly, several students are recognised for their achievements during the week through our Student of the Week awards. We aim to base the awards on our school values of Care, Honesty, Achievement, Respect, Responsibility and Fun.
- Chicken Man SamJuly, 2015
Meet Sam, our head of chickens and helper extraordinaire. Sam can always be seen around the school helping in many ways, especially with his much loved chooks. Thank you Sam!
- 2015 School CaptainsJuly, 2015
Earlier in the year we selected our 2015 captains. Here are proud students Thomas (VC), Marcus (C), Georgia (C) and Alex VC)pictured with Principal Mark Turnbull.
- Rounders - Premiers 2015July, 2015
Congratulations on a fine season.
- Soccer B - Runners Up 2015July, 2015
Congratulations to our extra young team!
- Welcome Japanese VisitorsJuly, 2015
We were recently visited by a number of Japanese exchange students who are based at Montmorency Secondary College. The group performed a Japanese song and dance and sang their High School Song. Our students enjoyed several activities including origami, calligraphy, games and Japanese tea drinking. Some of the visitors even enjoyed having a kick of the footy.
- Miss Knight’s Ukulele Class.May 2015
Thursday is ukulele time with Miss Knight.Students have purchased their own instrument and are busy learning the basics and some fun songs.
- House Cross CountryMay 2015
Congratulations to Rosehill for winning our 2015 House Cross Country Running Competition. Good luck to our competitors at the District event.
- ANZAC Wall of HonourApril 2015
Here we see our Wall of Honour, which lists the names and details of all family members of our students who have served in the military for their country. The poppies were made by all our students with their buddies.
- House Athletics Day Fun.April 2015
All students in Years 2-6 had the opportunity recently to participate in various Athletic events at a real venue. Montmorency PS joined us in this inaugural event at Willinda Park and LPPS students accredited themselves wonderfully well. Their behaviour, enthusiasm and determination was A1. I bet they all slept well that night as they were kept active for most of the day with many a ribbon won and many new experiences had. Our District Athletics Team will be selected based on results from the day.
- Banyule Festival Arty Farty Parade – A Walk Through History.March 2015
LPPS again participated in the Banyule Festival Parade down Burgundy St. Heidelberg in stunning weather. Our theme was Japanese History and many of our students looked colourful dressed as ninjas and warriors as well as the many beautiful kimonos. It was a wonderful community event with a huge variety of entrants. Thank you to the parents who attended and assisted and to Mrs Hall who worked with the students in Art sessions to make the banners and costumes. Well done LPPS!
- Tassie Tour.March 2015
Our Year 5/6 students had a wonderful time down in Tasmania recently, visiting Devonport, Mole Creek, Launceston, Hobart, Richmond and Port Arthur. Everyone’s highlights seemed to be the Cadbury’s factory and Zoo Doo, where the students can get right up close to some very exuberant creatures! Parent helper Carli was very impressed with the behaviour and enthusiasm of the group. Thank you to Mr K who lead and organised the trip, Carli and Tracey for attending. The students have been doing some interesting follow-up work, including highlights presentations on their iPads.
- Another Fun Car Boot Sale Day.March 2105
Well done PFA on a wonderful 2015 Car Boot Sale and to everyone who assisted or sponsored the day THANK YOU for helping raise valuable funds for our students!
- 2015 In-School Chess Fest TournamentMarch 2015
Lots of winners in our chess tournament run by Northern Star Chess recently. Well done everyone.
- New ClassroomFebruary 2015
The new classroom has arrived! It won't be long now before the Year 5/6 class are in their exciting new home.
- Swimming DayFebruary 2015
Thank you Mr K for organising a wonderful day of swimming events recently. Students in Year 2-6 competed in swimming and novelty races and had some free time at the end. The weather was perfect and we were able to select our squad for the district carnival as well as give many others the opportunity to be involved and have fun. The support and assistance from parents who attended was much appreciated.
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