Pako Fest is a huge celebration of everything multicultural, from the official welcoming with the traditional owners of our land, the Wathaurong People, to the 50 plus community and ethnic groups that take part through the street parade, dance groups, foods stalls and live music performances.
This year Kayla T from Year 7 had the fantastic experience of joining in the festival representing the Wathaurong Tribe.
Congratulations Kayla on your involvement in such a special community event.
We were very fortunate to have three students nominated to interview for a very special opportunity to trek the Kokoda track. Well done to Zac D, Jai B, and Owen H in Year 10 for their nominations to be involved in such a prestigious program. This is a great achievement in itself.
A special congratulation to our successful student Owen and teacher leader Neesha Little who have been selected to take part in the Geelong Kokoda Youth Program from September 15th – 25th. This is …
Information Evening - Thursday 23rd March 2017 6:00pm
Prospective students, parents and friends are invited to attend our Information Evening and discover the outstanding opportunities offered at Lara Secondary College.
This week we enjoyed our first whole school event when the annual Swimming Carnival was held. Lara Swimming Pool was awash with students dressed in the house colours of Serendip, Hovell, You Yangs and Flinders. It was fantastic to see so many students participating in events and cheering on their teammates. A full report will appear in the next newsletter, but I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge our Sports Coordinator Aaron Malcolm, for all of his hard work and organisation …
A very special welcome to our new families at Year 7. The Year 7 group has had a very smooth start to the year, and this is reflective of the hard work by staff at our local Primary Schools, staff at Lara Secondary College and our families in supporting students during this very important transition phase. We would also like to extend a warm welcome to those families who have joined us in other year levels.
In a recent College Times issue we celebrated Year 7 Creative Writing student Lily S. having her story published in the August Edition of “Oz Kids In Print”. Since then Lily has won a writers award for her short story “Untitled”.
On the 26th of November, Glenda Porter and Debbie Sartori were kindly invited by the Children’s Charity Network to attend the awards night held in Melbourne and had the pleasure of being on Lily’s table with her family and friends. The winning art works on displ…
Year 7 and 8 students in Mr Wang’s ELO China 101 learned basic Chinese language and experienced Chinese culture and history in the class. By the end of Semester 2, students developed their skills in Chinese arts by practicing Chinese calligraphy with traditional Chinese writing brushes and ink. They also enjoyed the tasty Chinese dumplings made by themselves.
The troops in HOL have been working hard designing and creating their own pallet furniture this year. They have made multiple bench seats each with a personal design as well as wooden stools, school lockers, dog houses, planter boxes, and anything that could be imagined. The highlight was the centrepiece dining table!
The HOL team sourced raw pallets from Geelong Brush Company and then tirelessly prepared the pallets into workable timber to create their masterpieces.
A fine amo…
Congratulations to all of the award receipients of the Lara yound Creatives awards, brillant work by all students.
Year 7 - Zoe D
Year 8 - Blayze G
Year 9 - Sarah C
Year 10 - Cherie C
Year 10 - Shauna G
Year 11 - Emily D
Year 12 - Alyssa R
Students of 9D, 9E and 9F arrived at Lara Station early on the morning of Tuesday 8th November for the second of our two Urban Camps. The group was very keen to get going as they had heard about all of the exciting things the first Urban Camp group got to participate in. Once we dropped our bags off at Nomads Hostel we then split into our allocated groups for our first activities. The Wipeout course at MSAC was again a big hit and Mr Dougherty and Mr Wang taught the students some slick ice-skat…