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Busy Fortnight

Thanks to all families for supporting their children through what has been a very busy fortnight. Book Week and Yellow Day can represent some challenges for busy families as they want their children prepared and feeling included in whole school activities. It can be stressful. The fact that children get so much fun and enjoyment out of these events is a good thing. The fact that it can add to the stress at home can be a concern. The spirit in which our children and families support these events shows so much goodwill. Thank you to everyone who took part.

Three Weeks To Go

I am not into time countdowns because it can be akin to wishing your life away. But I paused to reflect how quickly the term has flown by so far and felt incredulous. Seven out of the ten weeks have passed and we are hurtling towards Term 4. The staff and children have loved this term as it has been full of colour, excitement and wonderful learning. Our students are not perfect - they are human. But they are just gorgeous human beings who want the best for themselves and others. As Principal, I am blessed to be surrounded by these wonderful people and the staff form an incredibly important factor in how that turns out. 


It is great to be alive. The sun has been shining all week and the smiles on people's faces has lifted the winter spirits into the bright, blue sky. A good friend of mine once gave me a jar and a calendar. The task was to list down one thing per day to be grateful for - and it was a very worthwhile thing to do. Personally, I have so many things to be grateful for. I know that the bright smiles on children's faces is a reason that many parents get out of bed in the morning to face the day. This gift is priceless and it is a good idea to pause and think through how the day will turn out and why it is great to be alive. I hope you get the chance to do that sometime soon.

Principal Long Service Leave

Just a quick flag to say that I will be going on Long Service Leave at the start of Term 4 for two weeks. Ms. Sue Richards will take charge; with Mr. Steve Hargreaves stepping into the Assistant Principal role. My plan is to travel to one of my favourite cities in the world, New York. I will try to pop a photo up on Facebook if I get a moment....which could be challenging in The Big Apple.

KidsLinks Bus Tour

29/08/2014 - 11:33am

There is still space on the bus. Get some friends and family together to form a group, or just come on your own as there are plenty of people to chat with who have already paid their desposit...

Toucan Appeal Reminder

29/08/2014 - 10:44am

Thank you to those parents who have sent in some goods. Your kindness is much appreciated.

The Toucan appeal is on again this year. Lara Lake PS has participated in the Toucan appeal every...

Seniors - Science Works

29/08/2014 - 10:39am

The Senior students will be visiting Science Works to support the Science Inquiry Unit "How Does It Work?"  They will be participating in two educational shows 'Simple Machine' and 'Lightning...

National Science Week

29/08/2014 - 9:42am

Celebrate National Science Week at home. To help celebrate Science Week there are activities you can do at home with younger children.

Why not try building a bridge using natural or...

Preparing Today's Students for Tomorrow

29/08/2014 - 9:37am

An article prepared by DEECD.

Today we are teaching differently to the way you were taught in order to prepare students for tomorrow's world.

Education needs to be different and...

Whole School Holiday - No School

29/08/2014 - 9:35am

The Geelong Cup day is designated by COGG as a whole school holiday throughout the Geelong region. 

Therefore on Wednesday 22nd October, 2014 there will be no school.

Legacy Week

29/08/2014 - 9:32am

The 1st September to 6th September is Legacy Week and we will be selling Legacy items at the office.

For Legacy Week we will be selling:

  • Red Badges - $2
  • ...

Brown Paper Bag

22/08/2014 - 4:18pm

We ask parents to make payments for lunch orders in brown paper bags.  They are great as the lunch is then put into the brown paper bag and returned to the correct child.

However, if...

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