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Thank you for the positive feedback.

Recently we sent out information around our essential items and parent contributions and we have been overwhelmed with the number of payments already coming in and the positive feedback around our early information.

We have asked for payment in full or instalment 1 due by Monday 23rd February 2017 and 2nd/final instalment due Friday 18th April 2017.

We also listed the various payment options and modes of payment available to parents.

We understand that the due dates may be difficult for some families so we are happy to work with you and your needs.  Individual payment arrangements can be organised with the Business Manager Kerry Hamence.



Grade 2 students need to purchase an Ipad for their 2017 school year.

All parents of current Grade 2 students will be taking part in our 1-1 (BYO!) iPad program in 2017.  In 2016 we have had 350 students in Grades 3 - 6 using iPads to support their learning and we strongly recommend that all students in Grades 3 - 6 in 2017 be supported with iPads.  Parents are encouraged to purchase a device as soon as possible in preparation for the 2017 academic school year. 

If you have mislaid your note, please ask the office for another one.



Be kind to our neighbours - park responsibly.

Please be mindful of parking responsibly around the school at those peak times that can be so frustrating for all.
Close to 9.00am and close to 3.30pm there are cars, cars and more cars all trying to park for a short amount of time.

Although it is frustrating to try and find a parking spot at those peak times please do remember that Lara Lake Primary School and the school community are a member of the wider Lara community and we aim to foster good relations with our neighbours.

Please do not park across driveways, in ‘no parking’ areas and be mindful of keeping the traffic flowing by not blocking access to narrow road areas. The Forest Road pull off area at Richard Drive is a popular parking spot however sections of that road are narrow and take some careful navigating. No one wants to scrape their car on the concrete barriers while trying to squeeze past.

Please remember to keep a mindful eye out as you drive, park, back and generally manoeuvre around the school as children are unpredictable and not always skilled with road crossing.

We ask all parents to set an excellent example and use the school crossing with their children.  If you have a young baby in the car, leave a little earlier and carry them to meet your child. I know the children love seeing a young baby. Don’t just call your child across the road to the car.  Or teach your children to walk to the crossing then walk to your car on the correct side of the road.

Safety for all, courtesy to others and thoughtfulness for our neighbours.
Looking for a quality holiday YMCA program?
We have a new school App.

Please view the attached instruction sheet showing how to download our new school App.

Keep yourself well informed with our new MessengerBird App as well as our Facebook page and our school's website which includes regular newsletters when you subscribe. 

Our communications include the facilities mentioned above as well as year level newsletters, printed hand-outs and excursion notices, direct communiques from your child's teacher, notes in your child's school diary and reminders to the students in class.

We recommend you keep viewing our website under the heading News & Events and please subscribe to our website which will automate the newsletter to arrive directly on your computer and/or other suitable electronic devices once a week during the school terms.


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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





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'.