Welcome to Lockwood SOUTH Primary School
Welcome to be the Lockwood SOUTH Primary School website.
We hope you enjoy looking through our website and getting to know our wonderful school and why we love it.
I am inspired daily by our students who work together to achieve their personal best, and have a true sense of community through the projects they undertake.
Our school has excellent resources and staff who are very committed to supporting students in their learning. We offer a wide selection of innovative and tailored learning and teaching programs in a unique natural environment.
All students are able to work to their own developmental level, rather than being restricted by grade expectations.
We work closely with parents and I encourage parents to use this website as one means of keeping well informed about activities at our school.
Join us as we strive to make this a productive school year full of fun and learning.
TERM DATES 2016
Term 2, Monday 11th of April- Friday 24th June
Term 3 Monday 11th July - Friday 16th September
Term 4 Monday 3th October - Friday 20th December
Lockwood SOUTH Primary School is a small rural school situated on the Calder Alternate Highway approximately 12 kilometres from Kangaroo Flat. Currently there are two homegroups: Hakeas; Grades Prep-2 and Melaleucas; Grades 3-6. The school is set in attractive natural surrounds that includes a creek area. It has excellent new facilities: all Learning Spaces are open, bright and welcoming and are linked by a large undercover area and paths. The undercover area ensures students have an outside play area regardless of the weather. A separate building operates as an Agriculture Centre and includes a kitchen, vegetable garden, orchard, compost area and chickens.
Lockwood SOUTH Primary School offers a comprehensive and rich learning program drawn from the Victorian Curriculum with Literacy and Numeracy the main priority.
The school offers specialist areas of Visual Arts, MARC Library Van, Music with a Performing Arts Production once a year, Mandarin in partnership with Bendigo Senior Secondary’s Confucius Classroom, Physical Education with participation in the Loddon Calder District School Sports Association and Sporting Schools. ICT is integrated across the curriculum and are used on a daily basis particularly Netbooks and Interactive whiteboards.
Students also participate in Wellbeing programs led by the school Chaplain, one to one mentoring sessions with staff, Cooking and Science in the Agricultural Centre, Hands On Learning - gardening/cooking, woodwork and creating as well as Environmental Projects in partnership with the Upper Spring Creek Landcare. In reaching Grade 6 students become part of the Grade 6 Leadership Team organising special events, participating in leadership development as well as leading Assembly.
The school also has a comprehensive incursion, excursion and camps program which supports diversity, depth and learning beyond the walls of the classroom. Regional Staff: Speech Therapists, Psychologists and Social Workers are accessed for students with additional needs.
The school is also an eSmart, Better Buddy and ResourceSmart School.
Our school also offers our families to access our Out Of School Hours Care progam which operates Monday to Friday.
Morning session 7.45-8.45
Afternoon session 3.30-5.30
A Playgroup operates each Monday morning of the school term.
If you are interested in finding out more about Lockwood SOUTH
Please ring us on 54353293 to arrange a tour, (Saturday and Sunday by appointment),
or to collect an enrolment pack.