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Selected students visited Geelong Art Gallery to view professional artists who entered their works for the Archibald Prize.

Our Young Artists visited the Geelong Gallery today to experience and learn from professional artists who entered into one of Australia’s most prestigious arts awards, The Archibald Prize. It is awarded to the best portrait painting and it’s a who’s who of Australian culture, with subjects often including politicians, celebrities, sporting heroes, authors and artists.
If you have not already seen our students’ work hanging in the Gallery or at the Lara Library, take a look, it will not be there for much longer.
What a great experience for our artists and encouragement for them to continue with their art.


Exciting news. We have a student competing interstate in Track and Field.

Exciting news. We are very pleased for one of our students, Jacinta, who will be competing in the Pacific School Games Track and Field State team.  Well done Jacinta!

School Sports Victoria conducts a raffle each year to assist the families of state team members in raising funds.  If all tickets are sold, team members will have raised $800 towards the cost of participating in the Championships. 

We therefore ask all familes who are interesting in purchasing a raffle ticket for $2.00 to help Jacinta fund her trip to Adelaide to please call by the office. We have a few books of tickets to sell and at just $2.00 a ticket it gives a great chance to win a Kia Cerato (yes, a car) or a travel / accommodation voucher, Samsung TV - and much more.  For $2.00 the prizes are very good.

Looking forward to new arrivals.

We are thrilled to announce that in 2018 there will be some new arrivals to the Lara Lake Primary School Community. 

Mrs. Jess Hull is expecting a bundle of joy in March, while Mrs. Ellie Johnson is expecting one in May! Both teachers will be back at Lara Lake Primary School to start off 2018. We wish them both the best of luck! At least we know they love children!

The Trivia Night was great fun. Special thanks to our generous sponsors.

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A very special thank you to the generous businesses and individuals who donated prizes to our Lara Lake Trivia Night. 
Please view the attached information and when next looking for a great gift, meal out, car service, fun acitivity etc., please consider accessing one of these businesses and supporting them as they have supported us.
Thank you also to the organisers of the KidsLinks Trivia Night. Hopefully we raised lots of money to go towards our planned outdoor play area and ampitheatre learning space. It will be a brilliant addition to our school grounds.
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


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

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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.