About Us

 

 

LANGWARRIN PARK PRIMARY

SCHOOL PROFILE

 

Langwarrin Park Primary School was founded in 1989 and currently has a school population of approximately 700 pupils.  A core of permanent buildings is supplemented by a number of well maintained relocatable classrooms.  Situated within the City of Frankston, the school is set in spacious and attractive grounds which are being systematically developed by the School Council and parent body.

 

The school prides itself on being welcoming and friendly; the school community is viewed as an extension of the school family.  Emphasis is on respect for individual differences and development of care and pride for ourselves, our school, our community and our country.  Children are guided in developing personal sense of responsibility for self and the environment in which they work and play.  Children are taught and experience values that are shared within the community.  A school uniform helps to promote pride and a sense of belonging.  Students are supported in developing their full individual potential whether it be in the area of, or combinations of, academic achievement, sporting ability or cultural pursuits.

 

The school staff is a professional, enthusiastic and dedicated team whose members continually undertake training courses during and after school hours to enhance their abilities to effectively fulfil their roles.  The teaching and support staff are committed to fulfilling their relevant professional standards.

 

Langwarrin Park Primary School enjoys an excellent reputation for its preparation of students through a comprehensive curriculum, to be effective members of the Australian and Global community in the twenty first century.  We have high but achievable expectations for all students and student achievement data consistently indicates that the educational needs of our students are being met.

 

The school places strong emphases on the acquisition of literacy and numeracy skills.  The school implements its Early Years Literacy and Numeracy programs.  The Middle Years Program continues to be expanded in the Year 5/6 area with increased interaction between our school and neighbouring cluster schools including the main local secondary college.

 

Our curriculum, assessment and reporting are clearly linked to the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development AUSVELS documents and our priorities for the current Strategic Plan are Teaching and Learning Literacy, Teaching and Learning Numeracy and Assessment and Reporting.

 

Our teachers work within teams to plan and implement sequential, integration curriculum objectives within a cycle of themes commonly related to our Seven Year Excursion/Incursion Program.

 

The needs of our students are the central focus of all policies and programs at Langwarrin Park Primary School.  We offer a wide range of programs to cater for learning styles and to enable individual students to maximize their learning potentials and interests.  Programs include:  Early Years Literacy and Numeracy; Middle Years Literacy and Numeracy; Individual Learning Plans; participation in district, zone and state sporting events; Performing Arts participation at a variety of levels, English, Science and Mathematics competitions etc.

 

A comprehensive P.E./Sports Program is provided, which highlights Fundamental Motor Skills Training; and includes swimming instruction at all year levels using our own 18 metre swimming pool, (with E.A.R. – Expired Air Resuscitation, Water Safety, sailing and surfing, water polo, kayaking and survival/raft building components added at Year Level 5/6), and which also trains senior children in a widely varied range of potential recreational activities.  The school gymnasium/dance and drama rooms are very well equipped and utilized regularly.

 

The Art/Technology program provides students with a broad range of visual art experiences.  Examples of the children’s work are consistently displayed internally and externally throughout the school.  The main art room is extremely well equipped with pottery wheels, kiln and photography lab.  Clay is used in all year levels progressing skill levels from hand building to unique wheel thrown pieces.

 

In addition, the students are given the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of additional activities that make up an integrated curriculum.  These activities include Bike Education, You Can Do It, computer education, Commercial Enterprises Program, video and audio editing, creative dance, a vast instrumental music program, cooking and a comprehensive Seven Year Excursion and Cultural Enrichment Program, further enhance our curriculum.

 

LPPS has always incorporated a Thinking Orientated Curriculum approach and eLearning is used to support teaching and learning across the curriculum.  A well stocked Information Resource Centre provides access to plentiful and varied 2D, 3D and technological resources for children and teachers.

 

As previously mentioned the wide range of programs implemented primarily focus on student well-being and include:  Disabilities Support Program; Special Needs Program; Personal and Living Skills; Student Leadership Programs such as Class, House and School Captains and Junior School Council; Family Life Education; Social Skill Program; School Medical Service; a qualified Nurse on staff; Outdoor Education; Parent Education; Traffic Safety and Bike Education; Social Service Projects; Transition Programs and our Student Code of Practice which includes a focus on no tolerance of bullying.

 

LPPS also focuses on parent participation incorporating such activities as the welcome barbeque, annual Open Night, Twilights Sports, Grandparents Day, Girls Night Out, Father/Son night, School Production and many musical performances.

 

The school’s outstanding facilities incorporate inviting, well equipped classrooms providing a safe, stimulating learning environment.  The school continually works to upgrade and maintain the buildings, gardens and play areas, which include junior, middle and senior adventure playgrounds, an amphitheatre, a synthetic grassed hockey field which provides terrific play space and is well utilised by the physical education program and after school activities.  The oval is also of synthetic grass and provides cricket pitch and running track facilities.  The central courtyard and play area has likewise been artificially turfed and provides a very usable play space for the junior children as well as providing a pleasing backdrop to the sculpture “ACHIEVEMENT” which has been adopted as our ‘logo’.

 

All classrooms, including permanent relocatable rooms, are fully air conditioned and carpeted.  Each classroom is equipped with interactive whiteboards and excellent ICT resources.  LPPS used BER Funding to build a Library and ICT resource centre.

 

The ‘Performing Arts and Recreating Centre incorporates a full sized netball/basketball court, Dance Studio, Drama ^Theatre, Music Practice Rooms and offices.  It provides specially designed teaching/learning area, for HPE, Music, Drama/Performance Arts, Dance and various physical activities, unmatched by any other primary school in Victoria.

 

We have also constructed an 18 metre heated indoor swimming pool which provides ample opportunity for a comprehensive swimming and water safety program for our children.

 

The school has involved the wider community in the use of these marvellous facilities.  Over seventeen organisations rent or lease these facilities on a daily or weekly basis.