WELCOME TO LAL LAL PRIMARY SCHOOL
Learning Integrity Freedom with Responsibility
Tolerance, Inclusion and Respect
Lal Lal is 25km south-east of Ballarat amongst scattered small acreages. Most children are driven to school from the surrounding district, although a bus brings children from the Elaine area. The nearest centres for kindergarten and after school activities are Buninyong and Mt Clear. Enrolments are gradually rising now from 15 in early 2009 to an expected enrolment of 31 in 2014 and continued large enrolments in the next few years.
Acting Principal and PE teacher - Mrs Siobhan Gosney (Reading recovery)
Sarah Fisher (F/1)
Trudy East (Art and 3-6)
Fiona Lyons (Music and 3-6)
Business Manager (0.2) - Belinda Gear
Admin/classroom Support - Frances Mifsud
Our major focus is developing the students’ Literacy and Numeracy levels, as well as ensuring wellbeing and morale is high, through engaging programs for developing 'the whole child'. Also vital is reinforcing a positive supportive school culture through focussing on our school values of Effort, Excellence, Teamwork and Support as well as through our 'Resilience Project' and other Values programs. We incorporate online learning as well as a concrete hands-on approach and of course most of our work is in small groups. A specialist provides a second language (Chinese). In 2018 we teach the required aspects of the new Vic Curriculum (AUSVELS): English, Mathematics, Science and Literacy. Camps are held every second year, with swimming, athletics sports, cross country, school days at Sovereign Hill (yr 2s and 5s) and other excursions held annually.
Our School Community
Once a week a registered playgroup operates out of our multipurpose facility for 2 hours- currently it's Thursday mornings from 9-11 am. Lal Lal Primary School is committed to building positive relationships with people in the local area, from Meredith to Yendon and welcome the community into the school any time throughout the year. Parents support the educational programs and various community events, as well as raising the profile of Lal Lal Primary School in the community. A Parents’ Club operates to assist with all school activities as well as fundraising.