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 330 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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TERM 2 - 2019 DATES BELOW - remember that a full calendar of events available to access on Parent Access Module ( PAM)
END OF TERM 3 is fast approaching.
A reminder that the end of Term 3 is nearly upon us. A reminder that the children finish on FRIDAY the 20th of September for their Term 3 School Holidays.
Children then resume school on 7th of October 2019 for Term 4
Don't forget to wear your favourite Footy Colours on Friday the 20th of September for FOOY DAY.
Lunch can be ordered via the Flexi Schools Website.
More information will follow closer to the day
BREAK TIMES, MUD... AND A CHANGE OF CLOTHES!
The wintry and wet, weather has hit and we find ourselves with a very muddy play space.
Students may find it useful to have a change of clothing in their bags as we have already had a number of students slipping in mud and being left in uncomfortable clothing. A change of clothes may also be useful for our sand pit players and those who enjoy footy or sports off the court area.
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 we have 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. On Monday 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.
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.
This term 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!
Full Calendar of Events available on PAM (Parent Access Module)
Dates to remember :
SCHOOL CLOSURE DAYS
Monday 7th October - Staff Professional Development Day
Friday 8th November - Ballarat Show Day (Public Holiday)
Monday 18th November - Report Writing Day
SAVE THE DATE
November 2nd, 2019
The P&F are busy organising a comedy night, the line up is yet to be confirmed. If there is anyone within the school community with a current RSA and who would be interested in helping out on the night, please email
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Term 3 Dates to remember
SATURDAY 7TH SEPTEMBER
Confirmation Mass 5.00pm
SUNDAY 8TH SEPTEMBER
Confirmation Mass 9.00am
FRIDAY 13TH SEPTEMBER
Whole School Prayer led by: F JS
SATURDAY 14TH SEPTEMBERConfirmation Mass 5.00pm
SUNDAY 15TH SEPTEMBER
Confirmation Mass 9.00am
MONDAY 16TH SEPTEMBER
FRIDAY 20TH SEPTEMBER
School Finishes at 2.30pm