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Just Think program

28 July 2017

The Just Think program is a Geelong Cats initiative that promotes positive behaviours in relation to drinking among young people. The campaign aims to educate Lara Secondary College students and students from other schools in the Geelong region about responsible drinking, and to encourage them to “Just Think” before things get out of hand. Lara Secondary College Year 8 students participate in the Just Think campaign to learn about healthy choices, and the consequences that drinking alcohol can …

Congratulations Neville!

28 July 2017

A huge congratulations to our Maintenance Manager, Neville Gillett who recently received the Melville Jones Fellowship Award from the Lions Club. This is the highest award Lions can achieve internationally. The award is to recognise outstanding Lions who have made a significant contribution to Lionism. Neville was nominated by his peers at Lara Lions for 2 major projects which he volunteered his time for. These were Festival of Sails and Airshow as well as his willingness to volunteer at numero…

Spine Crackers visit State Library

16 June 2017

On Wednesday 7th June the Spine crackers travelled by train to Melbourne to the State Library of Victoria. Once at the Library students participated in a Research Skills workshop in the library’s onsite computer lab. The learning focus was for our students to become critical, creative and independent researchers, the workshop also included an introduction to the library’s onsite and online resources as well as advice on researching information via reliable websites.

Tips included restricting …

YEAR 8 BOYS SOCCER

16 June 2017

The Year 8 boys Soccer team did themselves proud last Tuesday 23rd May. With some of the students playing their first ever competitive games of soccer, they came up against a much experienced Bellarine Secondary College in their first match.Lara had a few chances but were not able to take them and Bellarine took a 2-0 win.

The boys bonded together well in their second game and some great defensive efforts were rewarded with a 0-0 draw against Oberon High School.

Their spirits were high comi…

YEAR 8 GIRLS SOCCER REPORT

16 June 2017

Scores: Lara 4 lost to North Geelong 5 Goal scorers - Tara O 2, Shannon M 2

Lara 1 lost to Bellarine 2 Goal scorer - Emily D

The girls went through a fantastic warm up directed by their captain Tara O - definitely a coach in the making! After a slow start in the first game the girls came back strongly to tie up the game.

Right on the final whistle the opposition scored again to win the game. The second match was a close game throughout and our strikers had a lot of the play, but couldn't …

Music Soiree

09 June 2017

Around two hundred parents and family members attended last week’s Music Soiree. Our Director of Music, Rebecca Newman, long time instrumental music teacher, Mark Bennett, and great Lara Secondary supporter and ex instrumental teacher, Lyn Spiteri , hosted the most outstanding musical evening ever presented at Lara Secondary College.

It was wonderful to see the engagement of our very first Year 7 classroom music students, present as class “bands” with some very impressive results. Every music…

SENIOR & INTERMEDIATE GIRLS FOOTBALL

05 June 2017

Both the Senior and Intermediate Girls Football Teams went out this week and represented the school at Ervin Reserve. Both teams won their two pool games and went into the grand finals. I am ecstatic to report that we are the GSSSA Champions at both age levels.

The behaviour of the students on both days was exceptional on and off the field and it is something that we should all be proud of. The students were confident going into the day and they made it their focus to be the most professional…

AUSTRALIA’S BIGGEST MORNING TEA

05 June 2017

On Thursday the 25th all staff gathered to celebrate Australia’s biggest morning tea. Staff members baked up a storm of delicious cakes and slices to help fundraise for the cancer council. Staff raised more than $228 for a fantastic cause.

Big Day Out - Year 7

05 June 2017

Year 7 students enjoyed trialling what they had designed and constructed in their Sciences classes on Tuesday, as a part of the annual Big Day Out. This day promoted effective team work skills and developed an understanding in the physics of flight and projectile motion.

Throughout the day students tested their Egg Parachutes, Self-Propelled Boats and Cars, Catapults, Rockets and Gliders. All models were judged and points were awarded for their appearance, construction quality, time of flight…

YEAR 8 ‘BAN THE BAG’ TASK

05 June 2017

Recently the Year 8 students completed a Problem Based Learning task on the use of disposable plastic bags. Students studied the impact of plastic bags of the environment and ways to solve this world problem. They wrote letters to the managers of Coles and Woolworths supermarkets trying to persuade them to ‘Ban the Bag’. They also created posters to inform the community about the devastation plastic bags are creating in our waterways and oceans. Some of these are now on display at the Lara Comm…