It is a great honour and privilege to take over the reigns as Principal while Mr Jim Bell undertakes the directorship role in the DoE Expert Review Group. After two years, Lakelands Primary School is already greatly respected in the community and beyond due to the strong staff team and the dynamic parent support. I say this not only as a school leader, but as a local parent with children at the school who have thrived and been inspired in their learning here. So, I certainly have invested interest in continuing the success of the school as it continues to grow.
I recently moved back to Mandurah (the beautiful Madora Bay) with my family after thirteen years in the country as teacher and principal- which included postings in Derby, Carnarvon, Useless Loop and South Hedland- and now we have happily settled back here, where I grew up in my childhood.
I realise there are “big shoes to fill” in Mr Bell’s absence because of his excellent leadership here, however I know together with the outstanding administration team, staff, School Board and P&C we will have another productive and exciting 2016 at LPS.
Our core focus is to develop the “Whole Child”, enhancing children’s academic talents, as well as their social, emotional and physical selves and ensuring we encourage environmentally responsible citizens. We will work hand in hand with our staff and parents to create an embracing learning environment where our students feel safe, yet are challenged and supported to succeed. This, coupled with an unrelenting focus on teacher capacity and quality instruction, provides a solid foundation on which to create Lakelands Primary School as a progressive learning organisation.
Student inclusivity is one of our core values and our Lakelands community is strong in their commitment to embracing and acknowledging difference. We will ensure a dedicated focus on accommodating the learning requirements of all students and provide an accessible curriculum supporting student aspirations.
I encourage you to browse through our website to discover the excellent educational opportunities your child will enjoy at Lakelands Primary School. You are welcome to contact our school or myself for further information.
I look forward to meeting you all as the year progresses. Stay tuned to the school newsletters, website and MSGU updates for all the latest happenings and make sure you be part of your great school.
James Peletier Principal