Mrs Sue Claridge has had a remarkable impact on Longford Primary School and many LPS families past and present over 17 years. Sue has been incredibly dedicated to every learner and every family. She is driven, committed, and passionate about the teaching and learning of young people and to the community of Longford. I wish to formally thank Sue and wish her every success as she embarks on some extended family and travel time in the future.
On behalf of the entire Longford school community, thank you Sue for your outstanding contributions to LPS and the Department of Education, you will truly be missed. We wish you joy and happiness as you embark on the next chapter.
Mrs Jess Whiteley has been working at Longford Primary School for two years. In 2020, Mrs Whiteley will be transferring to Trevallyn Primary School. We wish to thank Jess for the dedication and commitment shown to the students and families of LPS over the last two years. Good luck and best wishes for your new school in 2020!
Mrs Ky Salter officially started with us from the beginning of Term 2 this year. Mrs Salter joined our team seamlessly and has developed many wonderful relationships with the students of our school. Thank you Ky for all of your work this year and we wish you ongoing success and growth in 2020.
A special thank you to all staff leaving for your fantastic dedication to enriching the educational experiences offered to our students. Best wishes to Miss Jessica McLauchlan, Mrs Robin Cato, Mrs Linda Dennis, Mrs Lea Watson, Mrs Ashlee Lowe, Nori Taurian and our social worker, Gabby Volmer.
Presentation Assembly and Presentation Day Luncheon
Congratulations to all who contributed to our fantastic Presentation Assembly last week. To Miss Doran for her organisation of the assembly, Mr Tantari for his AV/IT skills and to our fantastic Grade 5 hosts – you did an outstanding job! To the team of people that worked together to make this event so successful – we offer our sincere thanks and appreciation. Congratulations to all of our Grade 6 leavers for a fantastic year of learning, leading and growth, it was pleasure to celebrate with you all. Congratulations and all the very best for High School in 2020; remember to, ‘Be kind and take the chances offered to you!’
Thank you to Mrs Judelle Parker and the Parent Fundraising committee for a fabulous luncheon following the assembly. To all who were able to contribute – thank you!
Grade 6 Events
The Grade 6s have enjoyed two special events to celebrate their end to Primary School. Congratulations and thank you to the Grade 6 Parent Group who have worked tirelessly this year to ensure the year has been fun and memorable for our senior students. The students enjoyed a wonderful Grade 6 Celebration Dinner at the Happy Chef on Monday night. This was followed by a relaxing and fun day with the YMCA and then at the Cressy Pool. Thank you to all who make these events possible and for the fabulous opportunities you make happen for our Grade 6 students.
Today Cathy Cloudsdale worked with the Grade 6 group to plant their leaving sunflowers. These will bloom in 2020 to remind us of the leavers of 2019. These seeds were harvested earlier this year from the sunflowers that were planted by our 2018 group. This cycle continues each year.
After a year co-teaching with Mrs Spangaro, Miss Ellie Kearns joins us as a permanent member of our teaching team. Congratulations Miss Kearns on your recent graduation.
|Kindergarten||Mrs Ruth Holt|
|Prep/1A||Mrs Amelia Crawford / Mrs Rebecca Viney|
|Prep/1B||Miss Ellie Kearns|
|Prep/1C||Mrs Carol Roberts|
|1/2||Mrs Joanna Brady|
|2||Mrs Rhiannon Morrison / Miss Jacinta Doran|
|3||Ms Trudy Owen|
|4/5||Mrs Kayla Farran / Mrs Melissa Biffin|
|5/6A||Mr Justin Nobes|
|5/6B||Mrs Debra Spangaro|
|Music||Mrs Sandra Seen|
|PE||Mr Chris Tantari|
|Launching into Learning||Mrs Katherine Moore / Mrs Rebecca Viney|
Thank You to the Corban-Banks Family
As a school we would like to acknowledge the Corban-Banks family and their roles in our school community over their time at the Christ Church. Clare has been a familiar face at our school and a long time volunteer. Her roles have included being a member of our chaplaincy committee, a MATES mentor and Breakfast Club volunteer. We wish the Corban-Banks family all the best as they move to the next stage in their lives. Thank you for being a vital part of our school community and changing the lives of many students. We will miss you!
The Last Word for 2019
It has been my absolute pleasure to lead the Longford Primary School learning community in 2019. Our school is truly reflective of our communities commitment to providing the highest quality learning opportunities and environment for all children of Longford. I look forward to 2020 and working with you all to achieve our goals of creating a culture of high expectations and high achievement with high levels of student engagement, so that every student can ‘be the best me they can be'.
Thank you for welcoming me so warmly and sincerely into the LPS community this year – I cannot wait for our journey to continue together in 2020.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays,
With Best Wishes,
Students Last day of Term
The final day for students this year is Thursday 19th December. School will conclude at 2:00pm.
Summary of Levies
|Prep - Grade 2||$230.00|
|Grades 3, 4, 5||$275.00|
|Grade 6||$275.00 (School camp included)|
|School Association Donation||The School Association Donation of $5.00 is an optional contribution that can be made by each family that is an equitable way of helping raise money for the Association.|
The Longford Primary School 2020 levies have been approved by the School Association. Levies are paid at the beginning of each year.
We have a number of options available for paying school levies: BPay, Service Tasmania, cash or cheque at the school office or for those families eligible the following:
2020 STAS forms are now available from the office.
Centrepay is a free direct bill pay serivce available to customers who receive a Centrelink payment. Please see the school office for paperwork.
The school office will be open
Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th January
9:00am - 12:30pm
for payment of levies and purchase of school uniform.
Second hand clothing will also be open.
Student book packs for Prep to Grade 6 are collected
when paying levies.
The work our students are holding are their Passion Projects, where they have been researching a topic they are interested in and have made things such as Ned Kelly's armour, picture books, posters and sketches.
Tuesday 4th February Professional Learning/Student Free Day
Wednesday 5th February to Thursday 9th April
Thursday 9th April Moderation Day/Student Free Day
Easter: Friday 10th April to Monday 13th April
Monday 27th April to Friday 3rd July
Monday 20th July to Friday 25th September
Monday 20th July Professional Learning/Student Free Day
Monday 12th October to Thursday 17th December
Friday 30th October Professional Learning/Student Free Day
|Principal||Mrs Carolyn Sutton|
|AST||Miss Jacinta Doran|
|AST||Mrs Rhiannon Morrison|
|AST||Mrs Mel Biffin|
|Chaplain||Mrs Bec Cameron||Tuesday, Friday|
|Psychologist||Mrs Allison Maloney||Tuesday|
|School Nurse||Miss Chanelle McCormack||Alternate Wednesday/Friday|
|Social Worker||Miss Gabby Volmer||Friday|
|Speech Pathologist||Miss Carla Dinale||Monday and alternate Wednesday|