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Dear Parents/Carers
Reminder: The 2nd instalment for Parent Payments and Contributions 2018 is due by Friday 20th April, 2018.
Payment plans can be organised if you require assistance. Please contact Kerry Hanrahan, Business Manager.
The Parent Payments and Contributions for students for 2018 covers the cost of all books and stationery as well as classroom basics e.g. licences for educational programs, curriculum supplies, photocopying costs, art supplies, etc.
We also ask for $80 as a voluntary financial contribution to cover the cost of gardeners and a First Aid Officer.
Payments can be made via Qkr, BPay (details included on the family statement), Centrepay (Centrelink deductions for those who qualify), Eftpos / Credit Card.
The chocolate drive fundraiser will be starting in mid May. Do you want to start selling now?
The chocolate drive fundraiser will be starting in mid May. The chocolates have arrived early so if you would like to pre-purchase a box for $50 now, please pay $50 to the office with your name plus child’s name and grade and we’ll send a box home.  Qkr, Eftpos/Credit or ca
ANZAC Day is a Victoria wide public holiday.

There will be no school on ANZAC Day.

Do you wish to view Lara Lake Primary School for consideration as your child's future primary school?

Prep 2019 tours of Lara Lake Primary School will be held on Thursday 24th May, 2018.  

There will be two information session / tours on offer at  9.30am and 6.00pm.  Due to the projected number of enrolments it is important that you attend one of these sessions as there will not be any other tours offered and places are limited to our catchment area only.

Our orientation programme begins early Term 4 and all enrolled 2019 prep students will be required to attend.

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday 24th May.

Each year government schools are provided with four student-free days for professional development, school planning and ​administration, curriculum development, and student assessment and reporting purposes.

Friday May 25th will be a pupil free day.  The staff will be taking part in a curriculum day where they will be focusing on the DET Education State Initiatives' framework for improving student outcomes.  Using the latest research on student learning and global best-practice, the framework will help schools to focus their efforts on key areas that are known to have the greatest impact on school improvement. 
The curriculum day will focus on literacy improvements across the school.

Congratulations to Alice and Leroy.

Lara Lake Primary School is pleased to let you know that student Alice B and her pony Leroy qualified for the National Interschool Championships on Friday coming in as reserve champion in their Combined Training section.

They also placed 4th overall in their dressage and 2nd in Handy Mount and 6th in Novelties proving they have many talents!

The national championships are in October, and Alice is thrilled to be a Team Vic representative.

Well done Alice. We are all extremely

 Proud of you.

Steve Durkin


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 Hanrahan 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.

Premier’s Active April encourages all Victorians to do 30 minutes of physical activity a day during April. It’s free, it’s fun and it’s part of the Victorian Government’s commitment to get more people active and healthy.

Premier’s Active April encourages all Victorians to do 30 minutes of physical activity a day during April. It’s free, it’s fun and it’s part of the Victorian Government’s commitment to get more people active and healthy.
Now featuring a mobile app for iOS and Android, you can log daily activity and track your progress on the go throughout the month. Plus, you can create and join teams, compare the progress of team members and win awesome prizes! You can also explore the all-new My Local to discover local offers, events and facilities available throughout Victoria.
Just by registering every participant gets*
  • 10 free passes to a participating YMCA or local government recreation facility
  • 15% off at Sportsmart in store and online
  • one hour free tennis court hire at Melbourne Park or Albert Reserve
  • a 2 for 1 ticket offer to SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium
  • a 2 for 1 ticket offer to Otway Fly Treetop Adventures
  • a 2 for 1 ticket offer to Legoland Discovery Centre Melbourne
  • 15% discount for Rock up Netball programs
  • 20% discount for Netball Victoria school holiday clinics
  • 5 free group dance lessons at a Dancesport Victoria centre
  • 10% off Term 2 MyGolf Junior program
  • a 2 for 1 green fee offer at Golf Victoria courses
  • entry into the draw to win tickets to the 2018 Australian Open Tennis Finals*
Register today at
*Terms and conditions for all prizes and offers apply. Visit for details.

The Student Attitudes to School Survey occurs each

The Student Attitudes to School Survey occurs each year for all students in Victorian Government schools. The survey is conducted in Term 2 with students from Years 4 to 12.
The survey captures students’ attitudes and experiences at school and is aligned with the Department’s Framework for Improving Student Outcomes (FISO). The survey measures are based on the best available evidence about what influences student outcomes.

The 2018 survey will be conducted online for all students in Years 4 to 12 and is administered from a secure online portal. It is anonymous.

Our school uses this data to inform how our students are engaging at school and put measures in place to make school a better experience for them. For example, this year’s School Captains will be working with the Principal to come up with responses to areas identified through this and last years’ results. More information to follow.

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.