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Lucky 50 get to have special portrait painting lesson.

50 very lucky students were able to visit the Geelong Art Gallery for a portrait painting lesson. Darren Lyons was their special guest model and a demonstration of portrait painting using Francesco as the model was a special treat.



The year 6 students became Chain of Survival champions.

On Friday 15th September year 6 students became Chain of Survival Champions by building their capacity and confidence to recognise and manage a health emergency in partnership with Ambulance Victoria. Through a series of classroom lessons, based on the Chain of Survival, students have acquired skills and knowledge to

  • recognise a health emergency
  • call Triple Zero (000)
  • perform CPR and
  • administer an AED.
In conclusion, the students demonstrated their mastery of these lifesaving skills by conducting an awareness session for parents and friends. Ambulance Victoria would like to acknowledge the fantastic presentation by the students and their willingness to present these messages to their school community. We would also like to thank the parents for their wonderful attendance and their positive involvement and feedback on the day.



Central Geelong is offering an assortment of holiday activities for children.

The Central Geelong Kids Fun guide is available at:

Activities include Hero Town, cup cake decorating, butterfly and turtle sun catcher craft, drawing 101, still life for kids, kids cook up at Rook and the Grinch story reading.

Some of the activities are free whilst others will need you to book a spot.

Books of raffle tickets have been sent home via the eldest child.

The Lara Lake Primary School raffle ticket books were sent home via the eldest child on Thursday 21st September, 2017.  The tickets are numbered and the books will be tracked. Therefore if you do not wish to sell any tickets, please return them promptly to the office so that we can re-issue them to another family who requests extra books. 

All money and tickets are due back Wednesday 18th October. The raffle winners will be drawn on Friday 20th October at the Trivia Night.

Are you interested in having your home cleaned by organic products?

Kylies Cleaning Kylies Cleaning (130 KB)

Please view the attached.

After school trampoline gymnastics program that kids love!
Come and play softball - juniors, seniors and social 7s.

Come and try days for all ages and abilities.  Please view the attached information.

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If you are looking for some holiday activities then look no further. Lara Library have some 'Holiday Fun' for ages 5+ and 8+.

Library Holiday Program Library Holiday Program (3477 KB)

Please view the attached Library information.

The Prep 2018 orientation information was posted Monday 18th September, 2017.

The Prep 2018 Orientation packs have been posted out to relevant families. We have three orientation groups, Group A, B and C.  The orientation groups have no bearing on the grade the child will eventually be allotted to.

Final grade placement will be advised on Orientation Day, December 12th when we ask all new Prep 2018 students to attend between 9.15am and 10.45am to meet their new teacher, if they are available, and to spend a small amount of time in their new class with their classmates.

It is an exciting time for the new students and can be a little stressful for the parents if this is their first child attending school. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the office on 5282 1261 or email us at You can also reach us via our website – contact us.  Please allow time for a response.

Corio Little Aths - Why not pop along and see what Little Athletics is all about?

Corio Little Aths Corio Little Aths (2837 KB)

If you're interested in a family, fun and fitness day then look no further.
Are you interested in tennis?

School holiday program Transition Tennis, Lara TC. The perfect activity these school holidays! Learn new skills.

Please view attached for further information.

Tennis Flyer Tennis Flyer (131 KB)

COGG have a variety of venues that offer supported playgroups. The Lara playgroup operates on a Monday.

Learn through play in a supported playgroup. The playgroup will help you support your child's learning in the early years by building:-

  • everyday communication
  • your confidence in parenting
  • ideas to connect to your community
  • a learning environment at home

For bookings and more information please contact Vicki Jenkins at or phone 5272 4178.

Are you looking for something to do these holidays with the family?

Please view the attached information about The Farmers Place, which offers family friendly holiday activities for all to enjoy.

Farmers Place Farmers Place (1182 KB)

The Trivia Night offers a fun evening with a chance to win prizes, raffles, snap up a bargain with the auction and maybe even win $500 for your table!
Friday 20th October, 2017 6.30pn for 7.00pm start

The Trivia Night offers a chance to get together with friends and family as well as the Lara Lake Primary School community to have an evening of fun. We are ready to take bookings at the office.  We have already filled four tables and still have more tables available. 

Please view the attachment for further details.

Trivia Night 2017 Trivia Night 2017 (245 KB)

Exposing children to art is often undervalued.

Today, 50 Lara Lake students went to the Geelong Art Gallery to draw a portrait from a live sitter. We have such fantastic artists here at our school and to be given a special opportunity like this is amazing. For many it was a first time to be at an art gallery, to work with an artist and to draw from a live sitter. Students were under the guidance of resident artists Lianne Gough & Rob McHaffie drawing a portrait of our school captain Francesco Posterino and Mr Darryn Lyons. The skill and effort required today challenged all students comfort zone and they lived up to and often exceeding our expectations. Just take a look at the photos on our face book page, leave a message of support for our students. Keep an eye out in the newspaper, I am sure you will see some faces you know.

From here, our students work will be submitted into the 'Who's Who' competition which is run by the Geelong Art Gallery around September. Hopefully many of our student's work will be chosen to be on display in the Art Gallery. I will let you know more information as it gets closer to the time. After our students work has finished with the Gallery, we will have it on display at school until the end of the year.

Exposing children to art is often undervalued. But giving your child an appreciation for art encourages exploration, self expression, logical thinking, self-esteem, imagination, and creativity. It also teaches students to think openly, create new meaning, be more tolerant of others’ differences, and gives them the courage to take risks.

Take this opportunity, when our student's work is in the Gallery take your child to the Geelong Art Gallery to see not only children's art but the many important pieces of art on display here in Geelong.

Susan Torriero

Visual Arts teacher

The Sunsmart time of the year has commenced.

A reminder that hats need to be worn from September 1st until the end of April 30th.

Due to potential allergic reactions, if the children wear sunscreen, it needs to be applied before school and for re-application students are required to carry their own sunscreen. 

We're updating our communication channels, developing a streamlined approach to sharing information with our community.

Communication – First Steps

Dear Parents/Carers

This school is undertaking a review of its communication strategies and is developing streamlined approaches to sharing information and being transparent with our community. This is in response to the observation that there are multiple information means that sometimes overlap. It can cause confusion as to where they access particular information.

The school has already implemented components of Sentral for areas including student reports and Parent Teacher Interviews. A great advantage of Sentral is that it can only be accessed through secure log in details of each family. It is not publically broadcast. This ensures that movement of students (eg beach excursions, bus trips, local walks) and other details are not accessible to anyone except those who are registered users - you. You will also see this philosophy reflected in the information that is posted on our noticeboard.

As from this week, we have opened a Parent Calendar that parents and carers can access by logging on to Sentral. The Calendar will continue to become populated with news of events coming up. You will be able to click on links where available to see what excursion sites offer your children. Sports, interviews, school holidays and other events will all be available here.

In keeping with our goal of adding no new links/media that may confuse parents and carers, this calendar will replace Facebook and Website information. Over the next few months, we will be using FB, the web site and Sentral with a view to phasing out FB and the web site by 1st December.

To access the Calendar:

Click on your child,

Click Applications and then,

Click on the Calendar.

I acknowledge that it will take some time to become the standard practice for many but I urge you to log into Sentral and check out this new feature.

If you have any issues, please contact the office.

Steve Durkin


YMCA Geelong school holiday program has amazing activities planned this September/October for ALL school aged children. Please view the attached information.


Most public schools in Geelong take the Geelong Cup Day as the gazetted holiday in the region.

There will be no school on Geelong Cup Day, Wednesday 25th October 2017.

Most public schools in the Geelong region will not be operating on this day though to be sure, please check directly with your secondary child's school. 

Exciting games to play and prizes to win with School Banking.

On Monday 16th October 2017, School Banking will launch the Future Savers game, our first ever augmented reality experience.  This amazing technology will bring the future world to life for you to explore and play in with the 3D Dollarmites. Imagine flying a drone through a 3D futuristic city or playing hover basketball in your room while learning useful money lessons along the way.  The Future Savers game will have three fun challenges that will be unlocked week by week. Look out for another flyer with more informaiton when the Future Savers game is launched in Term 4. For now, learn more at

CBA News CBA News (182 KB)

Are you looking to hire a venue for your club?

The Lara Lake Primary School gymnasium is hired out most evenings to a local club however Saturday and Sunday are still available if there are any other clubs that might like to have access to a large hall with wooden basketball flooring, only suitable for runners / sneakers.  For all enquiries please contact the Business Manager, Kerry Hamence Ph. 52821261. All hirers need to have Public Liability insurance and sign a Lara Lake PS Hire Agreement. Charges for hall hire are as per the charge schedule, which will be made available upon expression of interest.

The school ‘squoval’ is also available for hire after school hours or during the weekend and/or school holidays. Again, there is a requirement for Public Liability insurance.