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SYDNEY LATVIAN PLAY GROUP, PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL
Latvian school Jan 2016
Students and staff at start of the 2016 school year. View larger>>

The Sydney Latvian Playgroup, Primary School and High school runs every Saturday morning during the school term. The holidays all coincide with school holidays for NSW.

The school hours are - Saturday mornings 9.30am-1.00pm

Playgroup starts at 10.00am and finishes at 11.30am

School Activities
In 2015 there are 23 students in four primary school classes and one secondary school class. The play group has 8-10 pre-school children.

The school teaches Latvian language, grmmar, history, geography, singing, arts and crafts, and aslo participates in various special projects. Lessons are presented in the Latvian language.

The School also conducts a Latvian folk dance group for children from age 9 onwards and welcomes children who do not attend the Latvian school and do not speak Latvian. Rehearsals are held every two weeks on Saturdays 12:30-1:30pm.

School pupils regularly participate with singing and dancing in a variety of functions held by the Sydney Latvian Society, such as the annual solstice celebration "Jāņi" on the 24th of June, and the annual Members Day in March.

In 2014 the Australian Latvian Arts Festival was held in Sydney in December and many shool pupils and their parents participated in Festival activities such as the "Wizard of Oz" theatre production, the folk dance concert, Family Day, Photography Exhibition and the Short Film Competition "Pīrāgs".

Fees
The yearly fee for the Primary school is $140 per student.

The yearly playgroup fee is $50.

For 2 or more children from one family in the school or playgroup the fee is $160.

The yearly fee for one student in the High School class is $80. There is one class of High School students. (Students range from years 8-10 in Australian schools)


Contacts
Information about the school, or donations can be made to the school by contacting Daiva Tuktēns (The school Principal) at sydneylatvianschool@gmail.com.

Assistant Principal - Ingrid Veidners

Playgroup - Mara Goldsmith

 



School children danced in the 2014. Latvian Arts Festival Folk Dance concert. View larger >>


School participants in the 2014. Latvian Arts Festival theatre production "Wizard of Oz". Larger>>


School participants in the 2014. Latvian Arts Festival theatre production "Wizard of Oz". Larger>>


School students produced a short film titled "The lost Pīrāgs" for the 2014. Latvian Arts Festival Short Film Competition. The above frame from the film shows two of the actors Mitchell Audette and Laima Jurāne. Larger>>


School students singing at the annual Latvian solstice celebration "Jāņi" on the 24th of June, 2014. Larger>>


School students participating in dancing at the annual Latvian solstice celebration "Jāņi" on the 24th of June, 2014. Larger>>

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