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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…


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…


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…


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.


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

2017 LSC Athletics Carnival

27 March 2017

Last week our annual Athletics Carnival was held. The athletes (and officials) were in good spirits despite the wet weather, and it didn’t seem to discourage many from running, jumping and throwing to the best of their ability. A huge thank-you again to our Sports Coordinator Aaron Malcolm, for his work in the lead-up to and on the day.


YEAR 9 CONNECTIONS: Personal Challenges

27 March 2017

It’s been an exciting term for Year 9 students involved in the Connections Personal Challenge program with each TLC group participating in a series of adventure-based activities designed to take students outside of their comfort zone and further develop skills in teamwork, leadership, organisation, persistence and self-management. The last of these activities took place earlier last week and its now time for students to prepare for their Round Table Assessment. This Tuesday students will be …

Student Achievement

27 March 2017

Tom B from 8C attended an event at Symonds Stadium and received an Award for most runs for the Cricket season, playing for Lara Cricket Club in both U13 and U15 Divisions.

Well done Tom!

Year 10 Fit To Play – Cricket Victoria

15 March 2017

Cricket Victoria conducted a training session with our Year 10 Fit to Play students in February in order to give them an opportunity to become involved in junior cricket in the local community. Students who were interested were able to pursue the opportunity of becoming involved in junior cricket with the local primary schools. This initiative was presented to us by Cricket Victoria; the year 10 students enjoyed the opportunity to participate in training drills and learn skills that would benef…