Helping families in times of need is of a high priority and all families are encouraged to talk with either their classroom teacher or Principal if there are any concerns regarding their child. The Principal can also engage families with outside agencies if greater assistance is required.
LEPS provides many programs and assistance to students who may be having difficulties, including:
- Life skills groups, including cooking groups, for self-esteem development
- Attendance tracking and monitoring
- Emergency lunches/breakfasts
- Weekly counselling
- Fortnightly psychologist visits
- Speech Pathologist visits 4 times per term
- Mentoring Program
We encourage all families to communicate with the school if they are experiencing any difficulties as we can work together to try and provide a solution.
A ‘Buddy System’ has been successfully developed throughout the school. It involves students being matched with another child from a different grade level eg. Grade 5/6 students buddy with preps.
Special ‘buddy’ activities run throughout the year, e.g. Art, Sport with their buddy grades.
This gives the younger children a sense of belonging and a contact point if they have a problem in the yard.
Breakfast Club runs every Friday from 8.15am for any student who would like to participate. We encourage families to come along and enjoy breakfast with their child, staff and members of our community. Breakfast Club is funded by Food Bank – a Victorian Government initiative to ensure Victorian school students begin their learning day with a balanced breakfast. Having breakfast has been shown to have a positive impact on factors such as physical and mental health, social skills, concentration, behaviour, attendance and academic outcomes.
Cereal is available every morning for students that require breakfast.