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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…

BE CREATIVE, FACSIMILE PAINTING TASK

19 May 2017

Year 10 students of Be Creative have been busily working to produce some amazing paintings on canvas. The focus for Unit 1, was based around creating a facsimile (replica) of a renown artist’s painting.

Students researched how some of history most revered artists initially emulated the works of other talented individuals, as part of their classical art training. They discovered how this form of practical based learning could improve their understanding of artists’ working methods, through the…

YEAR 10 OUTDOOR EDUCATION (1)

19 May 2017

Our Year 10 Outdoor Education students recently took on the challenge of hiking from Cape Otway to Lavers Hill along the Great Ocean Walk - with overnight stays at Aire River and Johanna Beach. All students participated admirably, demonstrating improving skills in teamwork, leadership and organisation, as well gaining an insight into trip planning, minimum impact hiking, camp cooking, weather considerations and risk management.

Brent Hodges Year 10 Outdoor Education

New Zealand learning from Lara Secondary

19 May 2017

Last week we hosted Heather Gurrie, the Principal of Te Aroha College in New Zealand. Heather had been referred to our school, as one of three she visited in Victoria, by the educational group Solution Tree Australia. Heather visited classes, along with time spent discussing our “instructional framework” and our ongoing work in developing high quality teacher practice through Robert Marzano’s “Art and Science Teaching” and our increasingly strongly established Professional Learning Community wo…

ANZAC Day

05 May 2017

Our Anzac Day assembly was a fabulous celebration and recognition of the sacrifices that continue to be made by our Service Men and Women. As always, the respect offered by our entire student body was impeccable, and the contributions made by the School Captains and our Cadets sensational. We were incredibly honoured to have in attendance representatives from the Lara RSL, and were privilege to have Mr Bruce Challenor in attendance. Mr Challenor has announced the provision and support of an Anz…

Year 10 Outdoor Education

05 May 2017

In preparation for their overnight hike, our Year 10 Outdoor Education students recently visited Werribee Gorge for a bushwalking excursion - testing their levels of fitness across some rough ground, and at times steep, terrain.

IMPORTANT DATES

Year 10 O.ED (BH)

Week 3: Wed 3/5 to Fri 5/5 - Overnight Hike

Week 5: Wed 17/5 (S2-4) - Indoor Rock Climbing

Year 10 O.ED (RG)

Week 3: Fri 5/5 (S1-3) - Indoor Rock Climbing

Week 5: Wed 17/5 to Fri 19/5 - Overnight Hike