Latest News & Reminders
Children Staying in Yard After Bell - Unsafe
A number of your children are at high risk after 3:40pm in the school grounds and around nearby streets.
The school day concludes at 3.25pm when the bell sounds. Teacher yard duty ceases at 3:40pm allowing 15 minutes for all students to exit the buildings and grounds safely. Teachers then have meetings. School Crossings are only supervised until 3.55pm by the City of Greater Geelong. Any child still in the yard after 3:40pm remains unsupervised and crossing the roads after 3:55pm becomes treacherous when it remains busy, but unsupervised.
It is very important that students have left the school grounds before 3.40pm, after which time the school grounds are no longer supervised by duty staff. Please ensure you have picked your children up, or organised for them to attend Outside School Hours Care or have left the school grounds to walk home before 3.40pm. Please check this safety aspect with your child as we notice that many children remain behind well after the bell.
Students in Grades 3 and 5 did a magnificent job concentrating during the past week as they sat the National Testing Program called NAPLAN. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday were all filled with tests. I am sure the students (and teachers) were relieved when the last answer was given.
Well done to all students and staff during this time. Resilience was required to do your personal bests. The results of the tests are due back into parents and our School towards the end of September. We will report to you the performance of your School in those tests early in Term 4.
Education Week Open Day - Monday, May 20 at 2:25pm
We have a theme entitled: 'Where does my family come from?' Education Week will focus on a celebration of the origins of Lara Lake Families. The activity centres on each student decorating a footprint which reflects the country (or countries) their family has come from. Students decorate their footprint with pictures and words that identify their family's cultural heritage such as flags, food, language and landmarks. We invite parents who can make it to the school to visit their child's classroom during this time and join in on the activities.
We hope to see you all there!
We are always trying to improve our systems and services to our wonderful school community. To do this, we need to collect your thoughts. If we don't know what you want, we cannot bring it to you so please help by taking the time to fill out the surveys below.
SURVEY 1: NEW PREP PARENTS IN 2013 - We invite all parents of Prep 2013 students to fill out the feedback sheet at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NewPrepSurvey2013
SURVEY 2: STUDENTS MOVING DEPARTMENTS - If your child move from Prep to Junior, Junior to Middle or Middle to Senior over the 2012/2013 period - we want your feedback on how that went. If you child is in Grades 1, 3 or 5 THIS year, please fill out the survey at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/
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Please see the attached form for further information....
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