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You could win a hamper of goodies!

Raffle ticket books will be sent home with the eldest student in the family for the KidsLinks & Junior School Council Easter Egg Raffle.

Tickets $2.00 each

1st, 2nd, 3rd prizes - Easter Hamper. The 3 hampers will be on display in the office.

Please return tickets (sold or unsold) and money to the school by Tuesday 2nd April.

Prizes will be drawn at our Whole School Assembly, 2.00pm Friday 5th April.

Please ensure name and contact number are written on the raffle stub that is returned. Blank tickets will be re-drawn.

If you do not wish to sell tickets please return tickets to the office or via the classroom.

Exchange students from France, Denmark and Sweden
Have you ever thought of hosting an exchange student from another country?  It's a great way to learn about other cultures and languages and helps your children gain an interest in other parts of the world. In May, June, July and August, we will be receiving exchange students from France, Denmark and Sweden. Our new arrivals will live with a host family and attend a local school for 3, 5 or 10 months. As we plan for their arrival, we are keen to hear from suitable families who might be interested to host a student.Student Exchange Australia New Zealand is a not-for-profit organisation that is registered with all state and territory Departments of Education around Australia and with the Ministry of Education in NZ.  We were the first secondary exchange organisation in the world to be certified to ISO 9001 (Quality Management System) and we ensure the highest standards of care and support to our participants. You can find out more about our organisation by visiting  
If  families have any questions about hosting an exchange student or would like to view profiles of students arriving from other countries, they can respond to this email, call our office on 1300 135 331 or visit our website. Our staff members will be happy to discuss which student might be best suited to their family. No obligation. 

Selected students will compete at Geelong Grammar in the District Cross Country.

Good luck to the selected students who will compete at Geelong Grammar in the District Cross Country.

Notes have been given to the students.

Term 1 ends 5th April
Term 1 ends 5th April
Students have been tasked to choose a subject they are passionate about.

Parents, grandparents, students and staff are invited to the Grade 4 classrooms on Thursday April 4th from 2.30 - 3.20pm to learn more about the Grade 4 students' passions.

Students will present information using a format of their choosing.  The options are:-

  • create a poster or model or diorama
  • write a report or biography or news report
  • create a 'how to' guide
  • video footage
  • information pamphlet
  • recipes
  • free 'handouts' to visitors
  • food samples (on the day)
  • photo displays
  • other

2020 Year 7 & 10 Academic Scholarships (read attached).
Open Day and Parent Information Night held at the College on Wednesday 27th February. Group Tours from 6.00pm and formal Parent Information session at 7.00pm

Lara Secondary College Scholarship Lara Secondary College Scholarship (291 KB)

Lara Secondary College in partnership with the Lara District Community Bank (Bendigo Bank) is offering the chance to attain an academic scholarship in Year 7 and Year 10, 2020. The scholarship is to the value of $1500 over 3 years.
Please read the attached information sheet.
Tuesday 11th June is our second pupil free day. 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.

Tuesday 11th June is the School’s 2nd Curriculum Day for 2019.

No school for students on this day.
Staff will be focusing on Koorie cultural understanding, a DET initiative.

TheirCare Out of School Hours program will be available if required all day for TheirCare enrolled students.

If you want to plan holidays for 2019, please view the school term dates.
Term 1 29 January 2019 5 April 2019
Term 2 23 April 2019 28 June 2019
Term 3 15 July 2019 20 September 2019
Term 4 7 October 2019 20 December 2019

Prep 2019 Information  - Attendance Timetable
Wednesday 30th January to Wednesday 6th February - Student assessment pre-booked appointment
Thursday 7th February  9:00am - 1:30pm half day
Friday 8th February       9:00am - 1:30pm half day
Monday 11th February  9:00am - 3:20pm  full days Monday to Friday

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.