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The LLPS Administration office has moved.
The office will be refurbished during the school holidays and beyond. It may take quite a while as some major construction works will be carried out. The Administration staff have been relocated to the bottom end of the staffroom. Parents and community members can access the office via Lake Road, up the steps and in through the double doors near the rose garden during office hours - 8.30am - 4.00pm.  The students can access the office via the entry near the Assistant Principal's office.
Are you looking for some swimming lessons?

Enrol now for H2O swimming lessons for ages 4 years and above at the Kardinia International College, Geelong.

Please view the attached information.

 

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Interested in football as a school holiday program?

Lara Secondary College, 34 Alkara Avenue, Lara will be hosting an AFL Holiday program for children aged 5 - 10 years.  A great footy fun day held on Wednesday 6th July from 9.00am - 3.00pm, it also offers a chance to meet Geelong Cats players! 

Please view the attached information.

 

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Batman, Flinders, Hovel and Hume battled it out on Athletics day.

A huge thank you to all the staff and parents that helped out on the House Athletics day. The day really cannot run without the support of Volunteers to help the teachers. We found it a bit light on for helpers this year but thank you to the same parents that have helped year after year, you are amazing. Both parent’s helpers and teachers worked hard all day with little break so thank you for your efforts.

The students did an amazing effort on the day of trying their personal best in the events. The results will be looked at and the District team will be announced by the end of term. If you have any feedback on the day or any questions please see Mr Davis.

The overall results for each house on the day were:

1st BATMAN

2nd FLINDERS

3RD HOVEL

4TH HUME

We are changing our bell times to maximise social, emotional and wellbeing outcomes for the students.

 

To maximise social, emotional and wellbeing outcomes for students, School Council has approved a plan to trial, in Term 3, the reduction of time students are outside during lunchtime recess. The last ten minutes of lunch recess is of concern as our long-term data shows that most accidents and incidents occur during this time. As an example, incidents (disagreements, social issues and general niggles) occur at a rate of 4:1 in comparison to the 40 minutes before.  In the Sick Bay recently, we had very few accidents for 40 minutes; but then 24 students with varying degrees of injury presented in the last ten minutes of lunchtime. It is normal that children have some small accidents and/or disagreements; but they proliferate in those last ten minutes – thus the need for a trial to see if it has positive effects. As another possible positive, the shorter times mean that during very cold and very hot weather our children are exposed less to the elements.

New Times for Term 3 Trial

First Session: 9.00am - 11.00am (120 minutes)

Morning Recess:  11.00am - 11.30am (30 minutes)

Second Session: 11.30am - 1.30am (120 minutes)

Inside Supervised Eating time: 1.30pm - 1.40pm (10 minutes)

Afternoon Recess: 1.40pm - 2.20pm (40 minutes)

Third Session: 2.20pm - 3.20pm (60 minutes)

 

 

 

Vacation care from School Support Services, who operate our OSHC program.

School Holidays are fast approaching!

School Support Services will be offering a vacation care program run from Lara Lake Primary School. We welcome new & existing families to the vacation care program. Children must be between 5-12 years and enrolled in primary school to access vacation care. Please email bookings@schoolsupportservices.com.au to make an enquiry or a booking. Vacation Care will run from Monday 27th May 2016 - Friday 8th May 2016.  

Enquire now to secure a spot for your child/ren! Please view the program for the upcoming holidays!

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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'.

Harpers Bathroom have made a donation to the school of $1,000 for the new Playground. Our sincere thanks for their kind donation.
Have you purchased an Entertainment Book or a digital copy?

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Have you purchased a $60 Entertainment Book or digital copy from us yet? If yes, then you will already be aware that you can purchase Woolworth Wish Gift cards and save 5% off your home shopping. Just imagine.  If your weekly spend is $200, you save $10 which adds up to $520 per year. That's $520 in your pocket to put towards a holiday, a new car or Christmas presents. You can even track your Woolworths money by downloading their App.

There are theme park deals, rent-a-car deals and accommodation deals to help with the winter dash to Queensland for a holiday. If you purchase the book now you will have time to book your winter escape. Or you could stay in Geelong and spice it up with a visit to Taco Bill (25% off total bill - C28), save some money at Chemist Warehouse ($10 off any purchase of $50 or more - G16), tone up the bod at Curves (3 month fitness only membership 35% saving - G43), take the kids to Imax in the holidays (E15) or Kryal Castle (E8).

What are you waiting for?

We have 2 Melbourne Entertainment Books for $65 on hand. They make great presents.

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Netfit Netball plus Julie Corletto, a World Champion Netballer.

If you are looking for some netball action during the upcoming Term 2 school holidays then please view http:netfitnetball.com.au

Julie Corletto is a World Champion netballer that has dominated the international stage since she was 18 years old. She has always been known for her never give up attitude and bubbly personality that always brings out the best in herself and her teammates.

The one day clinics will be an experience of a lifetime for young netballers developed by Corletto and Sarah Wall.

The clinics will be a combination of high performance netball training with a holistic approach to provide a well rounded netball experience. The sessions will include elite netball training, NETFIT Netball gym classes, a healthy fuel zone, recovery station and many more creative netball experiences. All participants will receive a Julie Corletto inspired NETFIT T-shirt.

We invite all netballers aged 7 to 14 to take part.

 

 

Travel to and from school needs to be safe.

Travel To and From School on Scooters and Bikes

We have been contacted by a local resident who informed us that our school children are not being careful enough when on scooters and bikes whilst travelling along Melissa and Richard Drive. They are meandering all over the road and the resident is concerned that there will be an accident, particularly in the area of Melissa and Richard Drive intersection. Students must be aware of traffic at all times.

 

Picking Up & Dropping Off Children

For the safety of children, parents are reminded to take care and obey parking signs when picking up or dropping off children around schools.  Council’s Parking & Information Officers regularly patrol school areas during start and finish times and motorists detected breaching parking regulations risk being issued with a Penalty Infringement Notice.

Remember, as soon as you stop to let your children in or out of the car, you are deemed to be parked.  You do not have to leave your car or turn the engine off to be fined so please ensure you are parked in a legal parking area.

At children’s crossings, you must remain stationary at the stop line while any person (including an adult or the supervisor) is on the crossing or the stop sign is displayed.  Do not let your child alight at this time, ensure that they wait until you are safely and legally parked.

If you breach a parking regulation the Parking Information Officer assigned to monitor the crossing will usually record your registration number and details, and the Penalty Infringement Notice will be posted to you within the next three days.

Parking is difficult at peak times around a school i.e. 9.00am and 3.25pm however it is only difficult for approx. 10 minutes.

Some ideas to ease your difficulty are:-

  • park at Lakelands and allow your children the independence of walking to your vehicle and you get the added bonus of looking at the geese, pelicans and swans whilst you wait for them.
  • park at the pool and allow your children the independence of walking
  • arrive early and spend time in your car reading
  • arrive slightly later, but before 3.40pm and you should have missed the majority of the traffic. If your children are older and are able to play safely they may enjoy the extra play time or relish sitting and reading whilst they wait for you.  Any children remaining in the school ground unsupervised from 3.45pm onwards will be sent to OSHC.

 

OSHC will run a session on Tuesday 14th June & Thursday 23rd June if they receive 10 or more applications.
OSHC is currently taking expressions of interest to run sessions on the upcoming scheduled Pupil Free Days :
  • Curriculum Day – Tuesday, 14th June, 2016
  • Parent Teacher Interviews – Thursday, 23rd June, 2016

To run a session we require a minimum of 10 children.
The cost per child is $50 (if you are entitled to CCB/CCR this will be a reduced rate) for the day and the session runs from 7.30am-600pm. 
If you are interested in booking a session for your child/ren, please email bookings@schoolsupportservices.com.au
 
Thank you kindly
 
Lynn McTavish
School Support Services
Operations Manager
E  : lynn@schoolsupportservices.com.au
W : www.schoolsupportservices.com.au
M  : 0488 662 783