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School Captains organise the Lara Gift

On Friday 7th October the House Captains organised the 'Lara Gift'. This was a running activity on the oval for all students to participate in. The grade 6 students did a great job of organising and running this event for the students.


Transition from 2016 to 2017 classes

2017 is fast approaching and so are the burning questions of the students moving up in the school!

During week 8 we will be holding transition lunches where students will eat their lunch in classrooms of the grades they will be moving to in 2017. This transition procedure will take place over three days (Wednesday 23rd - Friday 25th November) to maximise exposure to future teachers and classrooms.

This opportunity is designed for students to ask questions about the roles and responsibilities expected of them in the coming year. We understand change can be daunting for many students so we want to ensure they have the best start to 2017 by implementing early transition processes.




Do you like running or walking?

The Lara Fun Run is a family focused event with 10km run, 5km run/walk and 1.5km kids dash events. The event starts and finishes in the gardens of the beautiful Pirra Mansion on Sunday 30th October, 2016.

This unique course takes participants through Serendip Sanctuary along roads that are normally off limits to the general public. The venue and course are spectacular, there's a great community feel, heaps of random prizes and affordable entry fees.


Saver Plus is Australia's largest and longest running matched savings and financial education program, delivered locally by community organisations in 60 locations across Australia.

A fantastic way to save some money and receive some 'free' money in the process, to be used for school items as listed below. Please read on.

Saver Plus is Australia's largest and longest running matched savings and financial education program, delivered locally by community organisations in 60 locations across Australia. 

The program assists individuals and families on lower incomes to develop long-term saving habits and reach a savings goal.

Participants make regular deposits towards a savings goal over a 10-month period and attend workshops to build their financial management skills. Once they reach their savings goal, ANZ matches their savings dollar-for-dollar up to $500, which goes towards education costs such as uniforms, text books, laptops, sports equipment and apprenticeship costs.

You may be eligible to join Saver Plus if you: 

  • have a Centrelink Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card
  • are at least 18 years old
  • have some regular income from work (you or your partner) including casual, part-time, full-time or seasonal employment 
  • have a child at school or attend vocational education yourself.

To apply for Saver Plus

Phone 1300 610 355 or
SMS your name and post code to 1300 610 355





Do you want a chance to win some great prizes?

Lara Lions have purchased and/or sourced nearly $2700 in prizes to be raffled (Please view the attached page to see the long list of prizes).

The tickets sell for $2 each presented in books of 5 tickets = $10 value.

Once the raffle is drawn and the winners have received their prizes, money from every ticket sold by Lara Lake Primary School is returned to us for our use. As you know, all money raised through fundraising goes directly back to the students e.g. have you seen the new Middles playground, funded by the KidsLinks fundraising efforts over many years?  Yes, every dollar from every Lions Club raffle book sold by our families will return to Lara Lake Primary School.

Take a look at the hands in the shelter shed.

The students had a lovely time on Friday 7th October decorating the shelter shed wall with their hands. The shelter shed is a shaded passive play area for the students to enjoy.

At Lara Lake we have 3 large play equipment areas - one for the Juniors, one for the Middles and one for the Seniors to enjoy. The Spida play equipment, basketball court, downball court, sandpit and squoval also provide some great places to play. Have you seen the brand new Middles playground? 

Changes to School Support Services plus contact details update.

School Support Services is going through a complete restructure in order to provide a more effective service to Schools/Parents/Students and the wider community. Our new Website will be up and running shortly and will provide all the information you require for our OSHC Programs.

To enable School Support Services to provide a prompt response to your queries via phone or email, please ensure that you state the Program name that your child attends in all correspondence.  

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.


Carol Savage                          Jordan Tidd                   Lynn McTavish

 Managing Director                 Director                         Operations Manager

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Have you enrolled your child for Prep 2017?

Thank you to the families who have enrolled their Prep 2017 children. A reminder to all families currently at Lara Lake Primary School – please complete enrolment paperwork for your 2017 Prep now to ensure their position is locked in. If you have any friends who you know will be enrolling, please encourage them to get their enrolments in early to secure their spot too.

Enrolment forms are available on our website. Click on the link under 'Enrolments'.