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The Prep 2019 orientation information was posted Thursday 20 September, 2018.

The Prep 2019 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, Tuesday December 11th when we ask all new Prep 2019 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  Please allow time for a response.

Crafty Tales offers craft workshops in the school holidays from various cafes in Geelong.

There is currently a Monday and Saturday class for P-6 children run by a registered primary school teacher/ES with a current WWC.

The cafes have other workshops on offer for children through various facilitators this spring and there are many activities that  families may be interested in.  Please view the attached information.

Following his successful application, our Assistant Principal Mr Zane Moylan is completing a prestigious School Leadership course with the Bastow Institute. As part of his studies, he will be completing an internship at Surfside Primary School, Ocean Grove, for the first six weeks of term four. Congratulations and good luck Mr Moylan.
As part of our internal processes, Mr Ricky Davis will be acting Assistant Principal for that time and Ms Kate Miller and Ms Tori Mammone will be ensuring the PE program continues. We also welcome back Ms Jessica Hull who will be working within the specialist team.

Are you looking for quality care for your children these holidays?

Please view the attached information about TheirCare which offers an entertaining and informative school holidays supervision program. 

In earlier communication, we have shared where we were in terms of the $1.8 million building works being carried out.

There will be an area out of bounds in term four but, by the start of the 2019 school year, we will be in a quite attractive and productive school.

Below is the timetable of events:

  • Monday 3 Sept to Wed 5 – Year one classes and 2CD being emptied.
  • Thursday 6 Sept - All year one classes and 2CD in temporary rooms.
  • (2CD to classroom behind mini-hall, 1AW to current Library, 1SL & 1JD to Science room, 1JB, 1ZJ & 1GQ to current mixed specialist rooms (closest to oval).
  • Sunday, 15 September – Site of works handed over to builders and fenced off.
  • September/October term break - The old buildings will be replaced by new.
  • Throughout term four - A large deck and shelter will be built connecting the new classrooms.

During the Summer break - The existing Science room and Library will be converted into classrooms. This was recommended by the Department in order to accommodate our growing enrolments, which will top 700 for the first time next year. In turn, the Library will be relocated to a Resource room in the same building. A restricted Library service will operate during Term Four. While there is likely to be some short term niggles, everyone is looking forward to waving goodbye to the buildings on the corner of Darcy and Forest and working in some modern spaces.

The school provides supervision in the school grounds from 8.45am to 9.00am in the morning and from 3.20pm to 3.35pm in the afternoons on school days.

Our school provides supervision from 8.45am to 9.00am in the morning and from 3.20pm to 3.35pm in the afternoons on school days. The school also utilises the services of TheirCare to provide families with additional separately paid childcare.

Unfortunately, we have unsupervised children being dropped off from 8.00am in the mornings by parents. These children are outdoors in some severe weather, are more likely to get into unsupervised, aggressive situations with other students and are at physical risk from accidents and uninvited adults.

Are you comfortable with exposing your children to these risks? We aren’t? If the school forms the belief that children are being put into potentially dangerous situations, the school must make appropriate reports to external agencies.

Please do not drop your children at school before 8.45am unless you are staying with them until that time. Parents have the option of enrolling their children in the out of school hours service (TheirCare). Help us to help your child stay safe.

Lara Lake Primary School uses the communication system called COMPASS.
Lara Lake Primary School uses the communication system called COMPASS.  The Compass Parent Portal is an integrated, online portal that allows you to access up-to-date and meaningful information about our school and your child's progress. Compass includes many different features, including the ability to:
·         Monitor your child's attendance, and enter an explanation for absence or lateness
·         Communicate with your child's teachers
·         Update your family phone numbers and email addresses
·         View the school calendar
·         Download and view your child's Semester Reports
·         Book Three Way Conferences
·         Read School news
Click the link to access Compass
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.