Latest News & Reminders
Senior Camp and Swimming
This is the third-last week of school but a very busy one. The Senior Department are heading off to Camp Kangaroobie in the Otway ranges for three days. It is always an exciting time for students heading away with their mates and we wish them well. I will be visiting on the middle day (Tuesday) and know that our students will represent themselves and their school with pride as they always do.
Swimming begins at the Lara Pool for all students in the Junior and Middle Department. Again, it is a fantastic time for this to occur as classroom programs tend to wind down slightly and the excitement of summer days take over. We ask that all parents remember to prepare their children for swimming including being sunsmart at all times. The intensity of the sun in Australia is a real factor in skin cancers later in life and we need everyone taking the correct precautions.
Good luck to all of these students lucky enough to be involved in these terrific opportunities. Life is good.
Parent Helpers' Morning Tea
On Thursday this week, we invite all parents who have been involved in any way in helping the teachers and students at our school throughout the course of the year. We will appreciate them by extending an invitation to attend the annual Parent Helpers' Morning Tea where we treat you to some goodies in the staffroom at 11am.
Please keep an eye out for the invitation and send an RSVP to the school so we know how many to cater for. We thank all parents who have donated their time and efforts to assist us in educating and caring for our wonderful children. We hope you can make it.
Students into 2014 Classes
On the second-last day of Term 4, all students will be allocated their new classes for 2014. They will have the chance to visit their new rooms, with their new teachers and meet their new classmates. This allows any anxiety to be allayed and the summer vacation can be spent in sweet anticipation. Staff have worked very hard to allocate students according to need and we know that parents will be supportive of their child's new class.
It is very important that parents "talk up" the opportunities in new classes. There is a natural reaction of children to feel a bit sad when moving; losing control never feel secure. But after a few short weeks of the new year and everything will be forgotten and new friendships forged. We look forward to showing our students their new classes when the time comes.
Thank you to all the students who took part in the Silly Dress Day. It's very entertaining to see Super Man followed by a clown wander down the hallway. Let us not forget the gumbooted...
Lara Combined Churches Carols by Candlelight change of venue, change of date.
This year's Carol's by Candlelight will be held on Sunday the 15th of December from 8.30pm at the historic...
Attached is the latest information we have sent out to parents. If you did not receive the attached note, please print it out and make yourself familiar with the updated information.
Invitations have been sent out via the students to any parent who has assisted us during 2013. It is never our intention to miss anyone, however if you have not received a personl invitation...
Below is a list of items that your child should bring to school to attend the intensive swimming program starting on Monday 2nd December:
- Hat ...
It's that time of year again....Christmas! Lara Lake is continuing their tradition of supporting members of the community that are less fortunate through the 'Helping Hands Christmas Tree.' The...
Thank you to the Stojanovski Family for their kind donation of books to the Library. The students love finding new books in the library.
There has been a possible case of Shingles in the school. Shingles is a skin rash, caused by the same virus that is responsible for chickenpox. It causes painful blistering around or across...