Primary Update – Term 1 Week 4


Our Year 6 students enjoyed a sensational time at Forrest Edge Recreational Camp in Waroona this week. Our students were challenged to ‘extend their paradigm’ through attempting challenging activities such as kayaking, crate climb, initiative games, flying fox, pamper pole, and much more. The weather was warm but our students enjoyed the water activities and loved spending time together outside of the school environment, working together as a team and encouraging each other to step out of their comfort zone. I would like to say a sincere thank you to all our staff who gave up time away from their families to be able to provide our Year 6 students with this amazing opportunity.

Thank you to Miss Dalton, Mrs Kreztmann, Mr Read, Mrs Biancuzzo, Mrs Bastow and Mrs Fitzpatrick. It was a pleasure to be there for the whole camp and experience our students’ willingness to challenge themselves and give their all to each activity.


This morning Year 2 Green shared the first assembly of the year. It was a fantastic assembly, which started with a beautiful Acknowledgement of Country song. 2 Green then shared a beautiful song of prayer, encouraging everyone to ‘let their light shine’. The main item focused on the keys to successful friendships, with love being at the centre. Thank you 2 Green for sharing this wonderful assembly with us!


Thank you to all the parents who attended our Primary Parent Information Evening. It was fantastic to see so many parents there and the Primary Leadership Team received wonderful feedback from a range of parents, who found the classroom and optional sessions very informative and useful.

As we review the evening and its new structure (the inclusion of optional sessions), we ask for feedback from parents. If you are able to complete this brief survey it would be greatly appreciated.

PDF copies of the Parent Information sessions are available on SeeSaw.


A reminder that in 2024, Parent Representatives have been asked to be a purely social and community-building role for each year group parent community.

All College communication and information for parents can be found on SeeSaw, the College Newsletter and the new College App. Parents Reps have been asked to refrain from sending out reminders to parents for school events and activities as this can cause unnecessary confusion. If you have any queries, please direct them to your classroom teacher or the Primary Leadership Team.

MINDFUL MORNINGS (8:35am – 8:45am)

Now that we have settled into the new school year, it is a good time to remind parents that the 8:35am-8:45am timeslot is allocated for ‘Mindful Mornings’, where students complete quiet activities and prepare themselves for the day ahead.

For those parents who are dropping their child to the classroom during this time, we ask that you say goodbye to your child quickly and let them settle into their morning activities. This will avoid any delayed goodbyes which can sometimes cause some children to become upset. We encourage interaction with other parents however, we ask that this is done away from the classroom as it can be distracting for both the students and teacher.

We appreciate your support in ensuring our students can start the day in a calm and settled way.


Further to the information previously communicated to families (2024 Lavalla Swimming Carnival Information and 2024 Lavalla Swimming Carnival Program), below is some final information about the event:

A reminder that all students need to wear their faction shirt, bathers and rash vest, and bring their sport bag containing a towel, goggles, water bottle, sunscreen, school hat, snacks and lunch. Lunch orders (no recess) will be available as usual from the Flexischools ordering system.

Please see parking map – for extra parking areas that will be opened up for the Carnival. Parking outside Lavalla campus in the main carpark is also available. Please be aware of council signs if parking on surrounding roads.

The Newman Coffee Cart will be available at the Carnival.

Tasha Richards
Physical Education Teacher Years 3-6


We have wonderful libraries on both our Primary campuses and we encourage students to discover their love of reading by coming to browse and choose books from our large collection.  Help is needed with the shelving or covering of books on both campuses and we are seeking parent and or grandparent volunteers to help.  

If you would like to offer your assistance, please complete the Primary Library Volunteer Form by Friday 8 March.  A roster will then be drawn up and details will be emailed to you.

Thank you in advance for your support.

Alison Le Dan
Teacher Librarian


Recently we have had a number of cars parking in the Kiss N Ride sections of the Marian carpark, which has resulted in congestion in the carpark and frustration for many parents. Some parents are parking in the Kiss N Ride section and getting out of the car, which then does not allow for a free-flowing Kiss N Ride system.

I ask that all parents view the two maps linked below to ensure you are aware of the parking requirements for morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up.

Please share these maps with any other adults who pick up your children so they are also aware.




Our new Kiss N Ride system is working very smoothly now that the new routine has settled into place. We have noticed a big uptake in those doing Kiss N Ride which is fantastic, and we have heard plenty of positive verbal feedback from parents utilising this new system. All families who indicated they would like a dashboard sign should have now received theirs. If you have not yet received yours, please email Amanda Johnson in the Lavalla front office. A reminder to please ensure you have the family name sign clearly on display on your dashboard or front visor to assist our staff in getting children to the car quickly.