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 student and honour their journey throughout their primary school years at Lance Holt school. It is a very touching evening with each individual graduate speaking […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lance Holt School
10 Henry Street Fremantle
Western Australia 6160
Phone 08 9335 6742
Acknowledgement of Country
We acknowledge the traditional custodians of this land on which we work, live, learn and play, the Whadjuk Nyungar. We recognise their traditional and continuous connection to the land and water and pay our respects to their elders past, present and emerging.