Hit the ground running on Wednesday 30 January

Years 1 to 6 start 2019 on Wednesday 30 January

Our classes are confirmed.

Kindergarten – Mrs Ellsmore and Mrs Sernig
Year 1 – Mrs Banfield and Mr Hurd
Year 2 – Miss Hunter
Year 3/4 – Mrs Brisbane
Year 4/5 – Mrs Briggs and Mrs Upeski
Year 5/6 – Mr Finkernagel

Mr Hurd became our Instructional Leader this year, with Mrs Denton picking up the Interventionist position. These roles and others will be discussed in the first School Newsletter (Monday 4 February).

Mrs Nicastri, Mrs Giles and Mrs Whyte will all still be with us, along with our admin and support staff, Mrs Griffiths, Mrs da Costa, Mrs Cherrie and Mr Samways.

Classes start at 8:55 on Wednesday 30 January for Years 1 – 6. Class lists will be posted on display boards under the COLA.

There are no special class supplies required for the first week of school. Teachers will update class information on the school website as the school year gets started.


For some students, 2019 will be a big year. It might be starting a new school, entering Kindergarten for the first time or moving on to a new teacher. For  those families brand new to school in 2019, this helpful guide will provide you with the basics of preparing for school. For those who are established at our school, the summer holidays are an important time for students to take a well earned break from school. There are a number of things that you can incorporate  into your everyday routines so that students maintain the important skills that they’ve developed over the year. Sharing stories, involving your child in writing the grocery list and creating a budget for holiday activities are all quick, tasks that can benefit your child. If you’re looking for some additional resources to access over the holidays, the Department of Education has suggested these websites.

  • ABC Education – More than 4000 free educational games, videos and teaching resources for schools and students, and is a great website for learning support and development for parents, teachers and students.
  • Learning Potential – Website resource and mobile app produced and maintained by the Australian government and is freely available. Learning potential has hundreds of articles on all aspects of child’s learning and development, from the early years to the end of high school.
  • Kids Health – A comprehensive resource for quality, approved health information and advice.
  • ReachOut – Encourage students to access ReachOut, an online youth mental health and wellbeing service. ReachOut helps young Australians with information, support, and tools.
  • ReachOut Parents – Information, tools and resources to help parents and carers support their teenagers in their family environment.
  • The Raising Children Network – Funded by the Federal Government and run by The Parenting Research Centre and Murdoch Children’s Research Centre and includes some excellent transition to school advice.
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Time for some new kicks?

  • Little feet have a habit of growing over the summer, so if you’re in the market for some new school shoes,  please buy black…

    The preferred school shoe colour at Lake Heights is black. Black runners, black leather, black canvas are all okay (with as little other colour as possible).

    This is in line with our current uniform policy and feedback from our community asking for our uniform to be more uniform.