Lumen Christi supports Child Safety with policies and procedures in place to promote well-being and to ensure that all children are protected from harm.
Lumen Christi is a Catholic primary school, which endeavours to work with families to educate children in a Christian atmosphere of love, trust and responsibility.
We are inspired by our name, Lumen Christi, to create a welcoming environment which values the dignity of the individual, nurtures within the Catholic tradition each individual's spiritual journey, fosters enjoyment of learning, nourishes self expression, embraces our whole community and focuses on justice and citizenship.
We view education as a partnership between school and home, and therefore strongly encourage parent participation.
Lumen Christi was officially opened in 1990 with a total enrolment of 73 students, today we have over 310 children, with modern air conditioned classrooms and interactive whiteboards, a purpose built junior learning centre, a fully equipped technology centre, a library, a dedicated art room and beautiful grounds.
Whilst this website contains a great deal of information, it in no way covers everything we do at Lumen Christi. We hope you enjoy reading about our school and would hope that if you have any questions that you would not hesitate to make contact with us.
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The health and safety of our community is very important.
As a school we are closely monitoring the situation with respect to COVID-19. Remember it is important that any information you receive with respect to COVID-19 or any other infectious illness comes from a reputable source. We are regularly consulting with the CEOB, Melbourne Archdiocese and Australian Government agencies on the best advice for our school community.
Comprehensive protocols for the closure of individual Catholic schools in relation to COVID-19 (coronavirus) have now been developed by the CECV in partnership with the Department of Education and Training (DET) and government agencies.
Most recently the advice from Dr Brett Sutton, Victoria's Chief Health Officer, reads: that ‘pre-emptive school closures are not likely to be proportionate or effective as a public health intervention to prevent community transmission of COVID-19 at this time’.
As a school community we are 'business as usual' whilst acting on a heightened awareness of good hygiene practices within our environment.
For us right now the following is useful in guiding us with our children...
Remember that a full calendar of events available to access on Parent Access Module ( PAM)
We are welcoming visits and inquiries about Foundation enrolments for the 2021 school year.
CYBER SAFETY AND BULLYING
Many of our students regularly make use of digital devices to learn, play and communicate. We know a large number of our older students also connect with each other through social media platforms such as Snapchat, TikToK, and through interactive games like Fortnite and Roblox. We recognise that this is the world our children live in, and acknowledge the important role that adults play in helping children negotiate this ‘virtual space’. Whilst we endeavour to educate and guide students around online safety and respect for others, the reality is that most of the time a child spends online is outside school hours. In this we need to partner with our families to provide our children with guidance, support and boundaries when interacting online. There are a number of concerning behaviours that have surfaced recently around how some of our students are using technology to belittle, put down or make fun of others. With some posts containing some pretty objectionable content. We encourage family members to be actively involved in their children’s online experiences, through making ourselves aware of what our children are posting and sharing we can best help them see what is right and wrong and support them in representing themselves positively when online.
At home we recommend you:
Find out how your child uses the internet and who else is involved in any online activities.
Have any internet enabled devices in a shared place in the house – not your child’s bedroom.
Ask your child to show you what they are doing online, such as:
Cyberbullying is when a person uses digital technology to deliberately and repeatedly harass, humiliate, embarrass, torment, threaten, pick on or intimidate another person.
Cyberbullying happens in lots of different ways – by mobile phone, text messages and email, in online games, and through social media sites like Facebook, YouTube, Tumblr, Snapchat and Instagram.
Examples of cyberbullying include deliberately:
Cyberbullying can happen at any time of the day or night, anywhere there’s internet or mobile access.
Common sense media is a great place to check the suitability of entertainment and technology.
CODE OF CONDUCTAs with most workplaces we at Lumen have a Code of Conduct, an agreement that outlines the ways we are expected to interact with our students, with each other and with our families. This code extends to all members of our school community. The expectation being that all behaviours are respectful and reflective of our school ethos. Our school is a community that we are all tremendously proud of, and we work hard for this to be reflected in our external reputation. Any time we are out and about, whether it be for an excursion or a sporting tournament, our words and actions speak of who we are. We hope that all can support us in being the best school we can be in terms of our conduct within and outside our school grounds. I have recently been contacted by the Ballarat Netball Association in regard to parent behaviour at the Llanberis courts towards a teenage umpire. No one wants to hear a young girl has been reduced to tears due to the actions of adults associated with our school. We know that 100 good deeds can be undone by one error of judgement, but this sort of behaviour is just not who we are as a school, nail biting final in extra time or not. As a result we will be seriously reconsidering our involvement in the 2020 after school netball competition.
Term 1 children are able to wear their Summer Uniform.
HATS are a must in Term 1
"NO HAT NO PLAY. "
At Lumen Christi Primary School Delacombe, we take an instructional approach to behaviour that assumes that children will have different experiences and skills in relation to behaviour, as they do with literacy and numeracy.
We have high and specific expectations for the behaviour of all of our students. We promote a SHINE approach to behaviour, and explicitly teach children to Be Safe, Have Respect, Include Others, Never Give Up and Excellence. We equally understand that as is the case in academic learning, individuals will require different teaching in order to achieve behavioural learning success.
At Lumen Christi we encourage and reward positive behaviour through the use of intrinsic and extrinsic rewards. Please find the list of rewards at our school. Classrooms will also have a system in place to support ongoing positive behaviours and these vary from teacher to teacher.
Assembly SHINE award (given out weekly to acknowledge positive behaviour, and to highlight for all students the actions that demonstrate our SHINE attitudes and behaviours) this drawn out of the token box at random each assembly. The more tokens students earn the better the chances are of getting drawn out for the award.
• SHINE money for SHINE store (opening once a term for voucher purchases) this money is then cashed in for a voucher which is either a casual clothes day, additional play time or lunch with a teacher of the student’s choice.
• The Golden SHINE token (given out for exemplary behaviours which enables the student an automatic invitation to the SHINE lunch)
Each term students who have received a SHINE token are drawn out at assembly to enjoy a special end of term lunch- again the more awards you get the better the chances.
In Term 3, 2019 we relaunched shine with our wonderful day in week 4 with the new staff video clip soon to hit Youtube! In weeks 6 and 7 teachers were searching for students making good choices in their learning and/or the playground to give shine money. We opened the SHINE store where students could purchase a voucher, which would enable them to take part in a special activity on Tuesday the 3rd of September, 2019.
The purpose of the SHINE money and the SHINE store is to support all students in the moment in which they display the appropriate behaviour to acknowledge their choice and encourage them to continue to make that choice into the future, it is also a wonderful opportunity to make concrete for other students the types of attitudes and behaviours that are expected against each letter of our SHINE acronym.
In term 4, 2019 140 SHINE dollars were given out and the most popular purchase was lunch with Mr Macdonald.
Another benefit we see with our positive behaviour recognition is a significant reduction in problem behaviours in the playground and classroom.
Well done everyone!
DATES TO REMEMBER:
WEDNESDAY 18TH MARCH
Eureka Swimming Junior Encouragement Event 6.00pm - 8.00pm
P & F Meeting 7.00pm
THURSDAY 19TH MARCH
Staff Retreat 4.00pm
FRIDAY 20TH MARCH
Pupil Free Day
PUPIL FREE DAYS
The school is entitled to a number of pupil free days for supporting professional learning and overall school improvement.
Dates that have been approved by our School Advisory Council thus far for 2020 are:-
Friday March 20th - Staff Retreat
Friday April 24th - Literacy Writing
Tuesday August 25th - Literacy Writing
Monday November 16th - Report Writing
Upcoming Parents and Friends Events
The next Parents and Friends meeting will be held on Wednesday 18th March at 7.00pm in the Community Room. All welcome.
The P&F are seeking donations for our annual Easter Raffle, donations can be left at the office. Tickets will be sent home late next week and prizes will be drawn at a special assembly on Wednesday March 25th.
SAVE THE DATE
This year we will celebrate Mother’s Day on Friday May 8th. Mums and special people are invited to join the children for first Lunch, with whole school prayer following.
Lunch orders will be available.
This will be celebrated with a cooked breakfast for Dads and special people before school on Friday September 4th. Whole School Prayer to follow. Further details to come.
GRADE 6 LEADERSHIP DINNER
Due to issues with the supply of our Grade 6 polo shirts and hoodies this dinner will take place on Thursday 26th March from 6:00pm - 7:00pm.
We look forward to celebrating our Grade 6 students at this dinner and awarding our Student Representative Council (SRC) roles for 2020.
A big thank you in advance to Silvana and the student chefs who will create the meal for this celebration.