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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 21st December is a pupil free day.

Friday 21st December is the School’s final Curriculum Day for 2018.

No school for students on this day.
Staff will be completing Assessment Transfers, CPR training and, depending on the final date for finish of works, will be setting up new classrooms.

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

With every pair of Student's Choice shoes sold you're helping State Schools' Relief to provide assistance to tens of thousands of Victorian students that need our help ever year.

Quality leather shoes can now be purchased online at and directly from 16 retail stores and outlets. All profits from sales of these shoes are returned to SSR to further benefit underprivileged students.  Please view the attached information. 

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Hi Everyone,

Exciting news! Teeth on Wheels will be returning to our school for the children’s 6 monthly dental visit’s.

To make filling out the consent form easier you can now complete your Child’s consent form online by following the link below.

It only takes 5 minutes to complete and by reducing the amount of paper being used, we will be helping the team out by being more environmentally friendly.

The date of the children’s dental visit will be starting on Monday the 29th of October 2018, so please ensure if you didn’t complete a form at the start of the year to have this completed ASAP!

If you have any questions regarding the consent form or your child’s dental appointment please don’t hesitate to contact the Teeth on Wheels team on (03) 9338 1191.

The Archibald Prize is a prestigious art award, awarded to the best portrait painting.  Students have been given an opportunity of a free excursion to visit the Archibald Prize paintings currently on display at the Geelong Art Gallery during October. 

The Archibald Prize is the most important prize for portraits in Australia. It was first awarded in 1921. The prize is awarded by the Trustees of the Art Gallery of New South Wales for the best portrait of a person famous in Art, Letters, Science or Politics.

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 24th October 2018.

City of Greater Geelong - Full day holiday for the whole municipal district to celebrate Geelong Cup Day
There will be no school on this day for public schools.

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.

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.