LAP Latest News & Events


Save the date for 2020 AGM

November 12th 2020 Arkaba Hotel , Adelaide 6.30pm

Details of guest speaker will be distributed closer to date


Invitation to join the LAP Association Executive Committee

Are you someone who might have a bit more time on your hands than you did last year? Do you love LAP? Might you be willing to attend about five meetings per year, with the option of phone link up if travel is a problem? If this is you, read on!

The LAP Association Executive Committee remains a very small group in 2018. We would very much welcome expressions of interest from our members if you would be interested to become a part of our friendly, co-operative committee who are passionate about LAP. Please contact any member of the committee in the first instance and we would be delighted to discuss this with you.

Please contact any of current committee for more details





LAP Hub group meeting

Friday 15th Nov 10.00am at Myponga Primary School, Hutchinson Street Myponga

Come along and meet mentors and coordinators from our region to find out what's happening in LAP programmes near you.

It will be a geat opportunity to share positive experiences and creative ideas, and to meet the LAP Association Representatives.

View the Flyer


Save the date for 2019 AGM

Thursday 7th Nov 6.30pm at Arkaba Hotel Adelaide

Details of guest speaker will be distributed closer to date


Responding to Abuse and Neglect – Training for Volunteers in South Australia

May 27th 2019

Please be aware that the RAN-EC course for volunteers 2018-2020 is now available.

From Term 1, 2019 all new ongoing volunteers must be trained using these resources.

Updates have been made to the following:

  • RAN-EC volunteer PowerPoint course (for site leaders to deliver face-to-face to volunteers)
  • RAN-EC volunteer online course (for volunteers to complete with the approval of the site leader)
  • RAN-EC volunteer handbook
  • RAN-EC volunteer certificate of participation
  • For SA Education Department Schools, all resources are available on the Department for Education website.

    Volunteers who have already done the RAN-EC course for volunteers are not required to do the 2018-2020 version of the course.

    The SA Education Department site leader is responsible for facilitating this training. Third party providers like LAP can facilitate the sessions for their own volunteers. Information about this is also on the Education Department’s website Responding abuse and neglect training


    Dyslexia Workshop (for LAP Association Member Schools)

    Sept 14th 2018 @ St Martins School Adelaide

    By the time this reaches you, the LAP Dyslexia workshop, hosted by St Martin’s School on September 14th will be upon us! I hope you are able to make it along to this workshop and learn some great tips and skills for supporting students who struggle with reading. Thanks to Catherine Hill for organising this opportunity.

    Contact Catherine Hill 0401047386.


    Download our September Newsletter


    LAP Annual General Meeting

    Nov 15th @ 6.30pm Arkaba Hotel, Fullarton.

    All members of the LAP Association and friends of LAP are very warmly invited to our AGM for 2018. After a short formal meeting, there will be an opportunity to hear some words of wisdom from our wonderful guest speaker, Erica Womersley and an opportunity to share light refreshments, tea and coffee. We very much look forward to seeing you there.

    Please RSVP for catering purposes to

    Please see more about Erica’s talk and about Erica herself below.

    Mentoring .. WIIFBOU

    (What’s in it for both of us?)

    Motivation or “what’s in it for me”is an essential consideration for both mentors and mentees. What are the relationship qualities, processes, and language that can support young mentees to help shape the outcomes of a mentoring experience? About our Speaker

    Erica Womersley has a background in education, with experience working with young and older children, parents and community and in developing teachers and school leaders. As Manager of the SA Institute for Educational Leadership DECD, Erica led a range of professional development for leaders including mentoring of early career teachers and an Industry Mentor program for Education Directors. In retirement Erica has extended her experience in community mentoring through involvement in environmental projects.