Lara Lake

Primary School
You Can Do It: Persistence
You Can Do It: Confidence
You Can Do It: Organisation
You Can Do It: Resilience
You Can Do It: Get Along
Senior Playground Equipment Area
Our fantastic school vegetable patch

Lara Lake email newsletter

email newsletter icon

Subscribe to Lara Lake Primary School's email newsletter. Click on this icon to subscribe (or unsubscribe), and receive a weekly email digest of recent articles

You can also follow us on social media

Find Lara Lake on TwitterFind Lara Lake on FacebookFind Lara Lake on YouTubeLara Lake RSS feed

Latest News & Reminders

In this edition:

Whole School Picnic Success

In our busy worlds, it is often very difficult to bring people together to celebrate being a community. Long days at work, many workers commuting and just the sheer busy nature of our lives make things challenging. Therefore, it was wonderful to see the community response to our Whole School Picnic Evening last Thursday. We had hundreds of our students and their families join in as they had an evening picnic and fun, play activities run by the staff at various locations around the school. To see the children in casual dress playing with each other was a treat and a privilege for me, as Principal. 

I hope those who attended had as much fun as I did and I wanted to take this chance to thank all of you for your active participation. Sometimes, through the fault of no-one, barriers can be perceived between staff and parents and this is a great way to show everyone that we are all just humans trying our best to bring up our wonderful children. Well done, Lara Lake and thank you very much.

48th Anniversary of Aberfan Disaster

On October 21st, 1966, a school in Aberfan, Scotland, lost the lives of 116 children and 28 adults in a disastrous landslide. The Lara Lake community helped the families in that disaster and our dragon emblem today represents the link to the Welsh (with the dragon being on the Welsh flag). The people of Aberfan responded in kind when a bushfire devastated Lara in 1969 and our school was burnt to the ground. We will never forget the link we have and how tragedy united two schools so far apart.

Reminder - Parent Consideration Letter of Student Placement to the Principal by Friday

A reminder that if you want special circumstances considered by the Principal during the upcoming process of us placing students into classes, please write a note inside an envelope entitled: ATTENTION PRINCIPAL and hand it into the office. Please refer to last week's newsletter for guidance. The chance to write closes on Friday, October 31st at 4pm. Staff will then move into placing students into classes for 2015.

Welcome New Preps

Our fantastic Prep Orientation Program goes into full swing in the upcoming weeks with an open afternoon followed by formal orientation sessions for all students to visit our school over a three week period. Following that, there will be a parent information evening. All information has been mailed out to parents in the lead up to these events. We welcome these young, fresh little faces to our school over the next month or so (with open arms).

Well Done Girls - Geelong Show

24/10/2014 - 3:07pm

Sophie of JKE won the best exhibit for Grade1/2 – her vegie seedlings were a hit! Sophie also won best overall exhibit for student horticulture.

Also, Sophie's Art and Craft pastel picture...

VELS – Stages of Learning

24/10/2014 - 2:11pm

Transition to Secondary School

As part of the transition from Year 6 to Year 7, students in primary schools participate in an orientation day, often the second Tuesday of...

Garden Donation

24/10/2014 - 2:09pm

We have been lucky enough to be donated some sleepers for the garden. The sleepers are in excellent condition and will make a wonderful addition to our front of school garden, near the bus shelter...

Completing Excursion Notices Fully

24/10/2014 - 1:48pm

When paying for an excursion the bottom section needs to be completed fully i.e. Full Name, Grade and especially a contact phone number.

The bottom section of the excursion notice is taken...

Sunsmart Reminder

24/10/2014 - 1:46pm

All students should be wearing school broad brimmed hats when outside at school. This includes during outdoors Physical Education lessons, during morning recess and at lunch play time. If your...

CBA Student Banking Update

24/10/2014 - 1:00pm

The CBA are running another amazing promotion to reward regular saving. Prizes include GoPro HERO3 White Edition Camera and Slip 'N Slide Double Wave Riders. To be in the running students simply...

Illness in School

24/10/2014 - 10:13am

Whooping cough has been reported in the senior area. Remember to check the Better Health website for information. If your child has a persistent cough for a couple of months it might be...

Whole School Picnic Thank You

24/10/2014 - 9:25am

A big thank you to the families who took time out of their busy day and turned up in such large numbers to our family picnic. Everyone was seen enjoying time with friends and with...

v3.0.0 All Content © Lara Lake PS
Site by Lab4 Web Design, Lara Vic Australia.
Lab4 Web Design Logo