Information items including our Whole School Newsletter that is published fortnightly.

Child friendly complaints

Child Friendly Complaints Process

Lance Holt School has a long-held belief in the importance of listening to children’s voices. This belief has been reflected in practices such as the school parliament in the 1970’s, through traditions such as morning meeting, writing letters and meeting with the Mayor of Fremantle, to being involved in initiatives such as the recent ‘Speaking Out’ survey in conjunction with the Commissioner for children and young people to share their experiences and views on a wide range of issues.

This year – as part of our review of our Child Protection Policy “Children’s Right to be Safe” and our commitment to adopting the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations, our staff have worked with children across the school to create age-appropriate children’s complaint processes.

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Virtual School Tour

Silver Linings

Silver Linings

This year we have seen the strength of our school community. The kindness, compassion and generosity of our community members has kept us all strong.

I hope you enjoy this snapshot of the Lance Holt School’s 2020 Silver Linings.

Graduation 2019


Our end of year Graduation Evening is a unique celebration for our students where family and friends of Lance Holt School community come together. We farewell each individual Year 6 […]

Open Morning

Please join us on Saturday 31 August 2019 from 10 am to 12 noon for our school Open Morning.

Lance Holt School leads the way in Positive Education, building a school culture with strong social and emotional learning programs and practice. Lance Holt School has a long-standing history of partnering with parents and the wider community to deliver an educational approach that supports the whole child, focuses on wellbeing and nurtures a love of learning.

Positive Education fosters traditional academic skills and supports happiness and wellbeing. Positive Education could also be thought of as a ‘wellbeing curriculum’ that can explicitly teach skills to students to build positive emotions and use their character strengths. Research has shown that high levels of student wellbeing lead to better academic performance. The benefits are immediately apparent when you meet Lance Holt students.  Teachers, parents, grandparents and community members regularly comment on how confident, kind and articulate Lance Holt children are.  They are capable negotiators and are comfortable communicating with community members, adults and young children.

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Canberra Camp

Our Year 5/6 students recently returned from Canberra Camp accompanied by staff and parents. It was a wonderful opportunity for parents to share in their children’s learning. Highlights included: Australian Parliament House, National Art Gallery, Museum of Democracy and the Aboriginal Tent Embassy. The Canberra Camp is considered a rite of passage for Lance Holtians, the younger children look forward to their own Canberra Camp experience.

‘Canberra Camp was truly an experience. I learnt all sorts of things about democracy and our country. It was a once in a life time experience. I loved it.” Felix, Year 6

The Australian Government recognises the importance of all young Australians being able to visit the national capital as part of their Civics and Citizenship education. Students were given the opportunity to particpate in a variety of educational programs with a focus on Australia’s history, culture, heritage and democracy. The Australian Government provided funding of $310 per student through the Parliament and Civics Education Rebate towards the cost of the educational tour to Canberra directly to the school.

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Briefing the Board – Sir John Jones

Recently five members of the Lance Holt School Council attended Briefing the Board an annual conference with the Association of Independent Schools of Western Australia (AISWA). Lee Jones, Deputy Chair, was inspired by UK key speaker Sir John Jones and is keen to share some of the take away messages from his presentation.

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Using Compliments in Positive Education

By Kathryn Netherwood, School Coordinator

Positive Education has been at the forefront of the Lance Holt School’s values and educational approach. We are focussed on fostering a positive school culture, with strong social and emotional learning programs and practices. Positive Education fosters positive emotions and relationships in order to strengthen overall wellbeing.

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PESA - Positive Education Schools Association

PESA Institutional Member

By Kathryn Netherwood, School Coordinator

We are very pleased to announce that Lance Holt School is an Institutional Member of Positive Education Schools Association (PESA). The PESA Board of Directors commented, “It is absolutely wonderful to hear of the many strategies that your school has implemented to align with principles of Positive Education.”

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By Kathryn Netherwood, School Coordinator

What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is paying attention to the present moment with openness, curiosity and without judgement.

Why use Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is a tool that can be used to promote wellbeing.

The Science of Mindfulness

Professor Felicia Huppert, Director of the Well-Being Institute at the University of Cambridge and Emeritus Professor of Psychology speaks on Mindfulness.

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