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SingJam Geelong Music Festival was a wonderful experience.

SingJam had a wonderful time at GPAC (Costa Hall) where they sang two songs " Counting Stars" and " Hall of Fame" on the big stage at the 71st annual Geelong Schools Music Festival. They were accompanied on keyboard by Hannah in grade 5.

Lara Lake Primary School has been sending students to perform in the Geelong Music Festival for over 30 years. Mrs McKenzie remembers going to it as a student herself.

The students were lucky to watch performers from other schools, including some lovely singers from Fyans Park Primary and some cute minions from Prep at Geelong North Primary.

Mrs McKenzie was proud of the students, who represented their school with talent and enthusiasm and they were a pleasure to take. 

Thank you also to Mrs Beckley and Mrs Stephens who helped out.

Southern Cross Cultural Exchange has students arriving from France, Italy, Germany and Scandinavia and they are looking for host families.

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Have you ever thought of hosting an exchange student from another country?  It's a great way to learn about other cultures and languages and helps your children gain an interest in other parts of the world. 
Please view the attached information.
Exciting games to play and prizes to win with School Banking.

On Monday 16th October 2017, School Banking will launch the Future Savers game, our first ever augmented reality experience.  This amazing technology will bring the future world to life for you to explore and play in with the 3D Dollarmites. Imagine flying a drone through a 3D futuristic city or playing hover basketball in your room while learning useful money lessons along the way.  The Future Savers game will have three fun challenges that will be unlocked week by week. Look out for another flyer with more informaiton when the Future Savers game is launched in Term 4. For now, learn more at

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The Geelong Food Relief Centre has been providing free food to those in need for 25 years. Working together with welfare agencies, this year will see 32,000 individuals referred to GFRC for support.

Items that are urgently needed and have been requested by the Geelong Food Relief Centre are Packet Pasta/Sauce, 2 Min Noodles, Pancake Mix, Cake Mix, Toothpaste, Deodorant and Shampoo/Conditioner. Items can be left in the donation box in the foyer at the office. We thank you for your generosity to this very worthwhile cause.

iPads cost money, are fragile and need to be looked after in a responsible manner.
Over the past months we have had iPads dropped and damaged whilst moving around the school. 

  • Whilst on school grounds before and after school, iPads should be kept in the child's bag
  • Movement around the school with iPads should be limited and only happen when absolutely essential
  • Students should carry the iPads using 2 hands at all times
  • ALL devices MUST have a sturdy case – or they are NOT allowed at school
  • At school, iPads are an educational tool 
  • Students should NOT be messaging each other during class – nor should they be contacting family members from school using the device
  • No inappropriate apps, pictures or videos should live on the iPads. Teachers are asked to check and audit this at any time

A reminder to families.

This message is a reminder regarding late pick up of children after school. We understand that emergences arise. We also understand that traffic can be challenging or hectic. However, the school expects all children to be picked up on time. Parents/carers need to make other arrangement if there is a traffic or other delay. When your child is picked up late, there is no guarantee that staff members will be present to supervise the child. If a parent or authorized adult will be late, it is their responsibility to arrange an alternative and inform the school. If a parent has not arrived to pick up their child, has not notified the school and cannot be reached by phone by 3.40pm, the school may seek the support of external support services.

The school grounds are supervised from 8.45am until 8.58am in the mornings. We ask that no child be dropped at school before 8.30am unless they are booked into OSHC. 

The Scholastic Book Fair is on again! Commencing Monday 21st August, 2017 with selected times available for parents to view and purchase books.

Scholastic Book Fair is coming and we need Parent Helpers.

As you know one of the highlights of Term 3 are the book week festivities which includes the Scholastic Book Fair. The Book Fair commences on Monday 21st August, in the afternoon and runs for a week.

In the past the Book Fair has run smoothly with the aid of  our fantastic parent helpers.

If you can help with the Scholastic Book Fair, on any or all the days either in the morning or the afternoon session we would be grateful of your assistance.  Please contact Bronwyn in the office or leave your details and Bronwyn will get back to you.

Scholastic Book Fair runs from Monday 21st August to Friday 25th August. Please take note of the session times.

Monday: 3.30 – 4.30pm

Tuesday: 8.15 – 9.00am & 3.30 – 4.30pm

Wednesday: 8.15 – 9.00am & 3.30 – 4.30pm

Thursday: 8.15 – 9.00am & 3.30 – 4.30pm

Friday: 8.15 – 9.00am

The students will be taken by their teacher as a class group to visit the Scholastic Book Fair at some time during the week. They may come home with a wish list of books and you can choose to purchase those books by sending in an order and the money, or you can come along at the times listed above and visit the Scholastic Book Fair yourself. 

We want our parents to tell us what they think. The survey will be open from Monday 7th August to Sunday 27th August, 2017.
Our school is conducting a survey to find out what parents think of our school. The Parent Opinion Survey is an annual survey mandated by the Department of Education and Training that is conducted amongst a sample of randomly selected parents at each school. 
It is designed to assist schools in gaining an understanding of parents’ perception of school climate, student engagement and relationships with the parent community. The school may use the survey results to help inform and direct future school planning and improvement strategies. 

The survey will be conducted online by ORIMA Research Pty Ltd and takes 15 minutes to complete. The survey can be accessed via desktop computer, laptop, tablet or mobile at any convenient time within the fieldwork period from Monday 7th August to Sunday 27th August. 
All responses to the survey are anonymous. The survey results will be reported back to schools at the end of September. 
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Are you looking to hire a venue for your club?

The Lara Lake Primary School gymnasium is hired out most evenings to a local club however Saturday and Sunday are still available if there are any other clubs that might like to have access to a large hall with wooden basketball flooring, only suitable for runners / sneakers.  For all enquiries please contact the Business Manager, Kerry Hamence Ph. 52821261. All hirers need to have Public Liability insurance and sign a Lara Lake PS Hire Agreement. Charges for hall hire are as per the charge schedule, which will be made available upon expression of interest.

The school ‘squoval’ is also available for hire after school hours or during the weekend and/or school holidays. Again, there is a requirement for Public Liability insurance.