Our Specialist Subjects
Our Prep to Year 6 comprehensive Physical Education Program is designed to nurture the development of essential motor skills and promote physical fitness in a fun and engaging way.
Preps: Our youngest learners focus on building a strong foundation in gross motor skills through Perceptual Motor Program (PMP). Activities include running, hopping, skipping, jumping and exploring whole-body movements with a focus of honing their spatial awareness, crossing the midline, balance and tracking.
Year 1 and 2: Students at this level continue to develop their gross motor development through a large focus on fundamental motor skills including ball-handling skills, striking, kicking, throwing and catching. They enjoy the excitement of dance, gymnastics and fun whole class games.
Years 3 and 4: As students progress, we shift our emphasis towards teamwork and sport-specific skills; both essential factors for team sports. In these year levels we introduce an extra hour of physical activity, where students develop skills required to be successful with the InterSchool Sports Program.
Years 5 and 6: We continue fostering teamwork and expand on skills to help prepare students for Inter School Sports competitions. These older students experience camaraderie and a sense of healthy competition within the local community.
Bike Education: All students within the school participate in our annual Bike Education Unit where there is a focus on bike maintenance and how to be a safe cyclist.
Swimming: Swimming is an integral part of our program in Years 1-4, promoting water safety and is held at Kingswim Swim School, Mernda.
Athletics: Our annual Athletics Day is a highlight for Year 4-6, offering a chance to showcase their athletic skills at MeadowGlen Athletics Track, whilst fostering a sense of school spirit.
Cross Country: Our annual school wide Cross Country event is held at LPS, with children running in their house colours, accumulating points towards for the annual house cup award.
District opportunities are available to those who excel in these sporting events for Swimming, Athletics, Cross Country and InterSchool Sports.
At our school, Physical Education is not just about fitness - it is about building confidence, fostering teamwork, and instilling a lifelong love for physical activity. We're dedicated to nurturing well-rounded individuals who not only excel in sports but also carry the values of health, sportsmanship, and camaraderie throughout their lives.
Our vibrant and dynamic Arts program encompasses a semester of Visual Arts and a semester of Performing Arts and Music, nurturing the talents and passions of every student from Prep to Year 6. Our Art facilities boasts 2 purpose built rooms which include an art studio and performance space (with portable stage). Children can explore their creativity, build confidence and collaborate with their peers.
Lights! Camera! Action! The school puts on a whole school production every 2 years. Here, all children are able to showcase their talent on the big stage. Children with a real passion for performing have the chance to excel by auditioning for lead roles within the production. We are proud to be a part of their creative/artistic journey at LPS.
Our Chinese language program equips students with the tools to succeed in our increasingly interconnected world. We currently have 3 Chinese teachers helping expand the horizon of our students by learning the Chinese language, one of the most spoken languages of the world.
These rich lessons encompass customs, culture and curriculum and delve into Chinese characters, expressions and tones. We believe our Chinese sessions provide a great introduction for students to learn a language that can potentially be used during various stages of their lives. Chinese lessons are held either in the classroom or in our Chinese classroom from Year 3 to Year 6.
Engineering & Maths
We aim to ignite curiosity and foster innovation with our comprehensive STEM program. Designed to seamlessly integrate with classroom curricula, our program spans from Year 2 to Year 6, encompassing science and technology.
Children undertake hands-on experiments that bring learning to life, coupled with engaging real-world tasks that challenge young minds. STEM lessons are held in our 2 fully equipped STEM rooms by 2 specialist teachers.
Our annual Open Evening often has a STEM focus, allowing families to participate in activities together.
Maloga Art Program
Our newly commenced Indigenous Art Program specifically caters for our 30 Indigenous students. Shanai Kellett, an Indigenous teacher and artist runs the Maloga Art Mentoring here at LPS. The aim of the program is to help students to develop further awareness and understanding of their own culture, through a supportive environment and with hands-on activities. The students will participate in a series of lessons including art lessons, exploring Country, cultural excursions in the community and complete their own Mob project.
Maloga Art Mentoring supports our school to achieve the Department of Education’s expectations that school’s deliver individualised learning for Koorie students that acknowledges, respects and values Koorie cultures and identities. Maloga Art Mentoring also aims to develop closer community involvement and collaboration of our Indigenous families through family gathering events and excursions into the community.
The Respectful Relationships program covers many topics of Social and Emotional Learning from Prep through to Year 6. The lessons are designed to embed a culture of respect and equality across the entire school community, promoting positive attitudes and behaviours.
At LPS we want every child to know that they each have the right to be respected, feel valued and be treated equally. It teaches our children how to build healthy relationships, resilience and confidence.
Our 2 passionate Human Literacy/Respectful Relationship teachers administer lessons from years Prep to Year 1; with the program being taught by the students’ classroom teachers in Years 2-6.