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Oliver, the musical, is being directed by CentreStage Geelong, Australia's largest amateur theatre company.

One of our own students will be appearing in Oliver. Flynn will be ably supported by a cast of characters including a current member of our staff, Jo Jarwood.  

Date: Commencing Friday 14th July, 2017 - 29th July

Time:  7.30pm

Venue: Geelong Performing Arts Centre

Mrs Jarwood, Flynn and Pam Wilkie Clark are performing in the musical Oliver. The season runs from 14th-29th of July. There is an exclusive offer of $15 tickets for Lara Lakes PS for the 27th July only. Purchase the tickets on line before 27th June to get this great deal.

Tickets directly from GPAC are $36 for children under 14 and $44.50 for adults so this is clearly a very good deal. Booking can be made through the trybooking link.

The Ten Most Important Things You Should Tell Your Child to Build Resilience and Happiness
The Ten Most Important Things You Should Tell Your Child to Build Resilience and Happiness
Dr Michael Carr-Gregg is one of Australia’s highest profile adolescent and child psychologists in private practice.  He is also the author of eleven books and is the resident parenting expert on several television and radio programs.

Please see flyer for registration details.

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Are you interested in some help or becoming part of a 'study'?
Managing Type 1 Diabetes in Children: A Parenting Perspective
Being a parent of a child with type 1 diabetes can be extremely stressful. The University of Queensland is seeking parents of children with type 1 diabetes to take part in a research study that will explore factors that could help or hinder parents in managing their child’s diabetes. If you are a parent of a 2- to 10-year-old child with type 1 diabetes, we would love to hear from you! By sharing your experiences (confidentially) you will help us identify better ways for health care professionals to support parents and families. To complete the online survey, please go to: For further information about the project or to request a survey to be posted to you, please email Jade Grambower at or call Dr Amy Mitchell at the Parenting and Family Support Centre at The University of Queensland on (07) 3346 1202. Thank-you!
View the attachments for further information.

Are you a cricket enthusiast?

Dear Cricket Enthusiasts,
My name’s Dom McGlinchey, I’m the Regional Development Officer for the Barwon Region. I’m writing to let you know about a fantastic opportunity in the female cricket space happening in July!
If any of your students aged 10 or above are looking for a fun and free way to spend an afternoon these school holidays, the Girls Come & Try cricket sessions will be perfect for them. It doesn’t matter if you’ve played on the beach, in the backyard or at school, all girls cricket enthusiasts are welcome no matter what experience.
The Melbourne Renegades will provide music, mascots and spot prizes for lucky participants. So get a group of friends together, spread the word on social media #allgirlscan and rsvp for free sessions on the 10th and 16th of July. 
There will be some fantastic coaches present, who are all extremely excited about the prospect of growing female cricket in the Barwon Region.

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Vacation Care from School Support Services.

School Support Services is offering vacation care for the July school holidays. All bookings, booking cancellations and booking enquiries should be directed to  or 0488 662 783 

Please allow up to 48hours for a response to any account queries you may have.  Account queries should be emailed to 

We thank you for your ongoing support of Local Business and we look forward to continuing to provide a quality service for new and current families.

Please view the attached Vacation Care program.


Lynn McTavish

Operations Manager

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There are so many reasons to love Entertainment and we have included the top 5 below.

Support Lara Lake Primary School - Pre-order your NEW 2017 | 2018 Entertainment™ Membership now!

Buy a digital copy by using the following link:

Or stop by the office and purchase a complete Entertainment Book, choc full of useful vouchers that will help you save money. Especially useful during the holidays, the 2017 Entertainment Book is valid now through to 1st June 2018.

TOP 5 reasons to love your Entertainment Membership:

1.      You will be supporting Lara Lake Primary School fundraising! We receive 20% of the purchase price for every Entertainment Membership sold.

2.      You can enjoy hundreds of up to 50% OFF and 2-for-1 offers from some of the best fine dining restaurants, popular cafés and family restaurants in your area.

3.      You’ll be ‘entertained’ all year long with valuable cinema, activities and theme park offers.

4.      Treat yourself to discounted eGift Cards from national retailers like David Jones, Woolworths, rebel and much more.

5.      Discover new places with more than 2,000 hotels and resorts, with exclusive accommodation offers.

A limited amount of Entertainment Books remain available at the office. Call by today or purchase the digital membership.

See what's inside. Paste this link into your browser.

Are you looking for entertainment for your children during the school holidays?

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Are you looking for a fun entertainment event to take your children to in the holidays?

Please view the attached.

Do you enjoy cooking? Are you interested in quick, easy family friendly recipes?

150th Anniversary Cook Book 150th Anniversary Cook Book (101 KB)

The Lara Lake Primary School 150th year anniversary cook books are available from the office for the special price of $10. There are some fabulous family friendly recipes in the book, including some great healthy lunch box additions.



You are invited to meet the new Principal and learn about the school, which is still under construction.

Would you like to learn about the North Geelong special Development school and the facilities under construction? A session will be held from 3.30pm - 5.30pm with a presentation by Principal Suzanne Armstrong, project architects and CERES between 4.15pm to 5.00pm.

RSVP  Please view attached invitation.

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Thank you to all who have returned their chocolate drive money.

Cadbury Chocolate Drive Cadbury Chocolate Drive (128 KB)

We are holding a Cadbury chocolate fundraiser. This is our major fundraiser for the year and we hope that you can sell some chocolates for us. 

Thank you to those families who have already returned their $50.00 upon sale of their entire box of Cadbury freddo frogs.  Great news!  Those families are all in the running to win the ENORMOUS 4.5kg Toblerone.  

All fundraising money is being collected to go towards our future project, to build the students an ampitheatre and upgrade the grounds. KidsLinks' previous project was to raise funds for the middle playground which was completed late in 2016 and the students are currently enjoying using the extensive playground which also caters for students with limited mobility. (Thank you KidsLinks).

If you would like to sell a box or two of Cadbury chocolate frogs to help us out, please call by the office to pick one up. 

Each complete box sold will be eligible to go into the draw to win a 4.5kg Toblerone, currently on display in the office if you return your money before 24th June, 2017. Return all money in a secure, named envelope to ensure you get your entry into the prize draw.

Only parents/carers can request a box of chocolates be sent home. 

OSHC can no longer offer pupil free day / curriculum day care.
Good afternoon, 
After long consideration we have decided to no longer offer full day programs for pupil free days at any of our services.

This has come about due to lack of numbers, staffing issues and the confusion this creates for families.

In the past we have looked for expressions of interest to gain numbers, which have then not come about and caused confusion. We feel we have exhausted every avenue to make this viable, with unfortunately no success.

We thank you for your understanding.

School Support Services
For parents of children aged 2 - 10 years
Come along to find out more about anxiety and strategies to help your child worry less and help your child to stay positive.
Please view the attached information for dates, address and RSVP contact details.

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.