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Ingenia Lifestyle Village Concert

18 September 2017

On Friday 1st September, students from the Lara Secondary College Choir and Ukulele Ensemble and selected instrumentalists performed for residents of the Lifestyle Village. This performance was an excellent opportunity for students who have never performed in front of an audience before. It was a fun, relaxed environment with students from all year levels representing the college. All students should be very proud of the program they presented. Residents, staff and friends that attended all tho…


21 August 2017


Intermediate and Senior VCAL Excursion to Sovereign Hill Year 9 Connections Program Students involved in the Community Sport focus group have been learning about sports practices throughout the community. The aim of the Community Sport group has been to learn about coaching and leadership and what impact positions of responsibility can have on local sporting teams. Students have researched and observed different coaching styles and learnt how to plan lesson…


21 August 2017

YEAR 9 & 10 NETBALL REPORT In week two, a group of 13 keen netballers competed against 10 other Geelong schools at Geelong Basketball Netball Centre. Our A team made it through to the semi-finals, losing narrowly to Geelong High, whilst it was our B team that surprised us – with a couple of convincing wins despite only having 6 players.

Both teams are to be complemented on the way that they supported their team mates and put in 100% effort. It was also wonderful to see some parent support…

African Drumming Incursion

21 August 2017

Year 7 and Year 9 Music Incursion – African Drumming.

On Wednesday, Year 7 and Year 9 Music students along with members of the Rock Band and Choir had the opportunity to experience some African Drumming workshops. Each workshop was full of energy, dancing and lots of drumming. This incursion will support students with their Music Cultures unit of study. A big thanks to Miss Newman for arranging the incursion and to Year 7 teachers who supported students through their workshops.

YEAR 9 CONNECTIONS PROGRAM: Fish for the Future (1)

21 August 2017

YEAR 9 CONNECTIONS PROGRAM: Fish for the Future Students involved in the Connections Fish for the Future focus group have been learning about sustainable fishing practices including, recreational fishing guidelines, effects of introduced species, local fish stocking initiatives, commercial fish harvesting processes and various other marine and environmental issues.

The program also aims to provide students with the opportunity to develop their angling skills, including learning to tie basic k…

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 …


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…


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 …