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Teacher Dunking

29 November 2016

This week's celebrations included the dunking of teachers for charity. Students raised $1495 dollars for charities that were nominated by each house with the prize being the “dunking” of nominated teachers. Well done to our House Leader, Mr Malcolm for the organisation of this event with our SRC  - clearly enjoyed a lot more by the students than the teachers who were totally saturated in ice cold water by our house captains for 2017.  

Year 9 Urban Camp (1)

13 November 2016

Students of 9A, 9B and 9C arrived at Lara Station early on the morning of Tuesday 25th October for the first of our two Urban Camps. There was a lot of excitement in the air and once we got to Nomads Backpackers in Melbourne and dropped off our bags, we split up into separate groups to go and participate in the first of our activities. There was a lot of fun swimming and completing the Wipeout course at MSAC, watching a movie at IMAX, and ice-skating at O’Brien Group Arena. Three groups then …

2016 Young Australian Writers Award

13 November 2016

2016 Young Australian Writers Award

We are thrilled to be able to share the news that Lily S. Year 7, has been selected as one of the winners in the 2016 Young Australian Writers Awards. This is an incredible achievement where recipients of these awards will attend an Awards Dinner presentation. 

Lily's impressive literary work has been selected for publication in the 2016 Edition of “Oz Kids In Print”.

If you would like to read Lily’s story go to, August…

State Education Excellence Awards

13 November 2016

State Education Excellence Awards

This week were pleased to celebrate the outstanding achievement for our Business Manager, Shirley Niblett.  Shirley was awarded Business Manager of the Year at the recent Victorian Education Excellence Awards.  A very well deserved award to an outstanding and passionate Lara Secondary College staff member and leader.

Shirley Niblett is devoted to building capacity and excellence in business managers in Victorian government schools.  Described by her…

Lara Young Creatives Day

13 November 2016

Creative talents

Lara Young Creatives was a celebration of our Arts and Technology students and their work, on Saturday 5th November.  This was truly a magnificent presentation and celebration of our school Rock Bands, Stage Bands, Individual instrumental  and voice performances, along with the outstanding display of art work. As always the solo and group drama performances were to say the least -   brilliant . Congratulations to all involved and thank you to the enormous support …

Class of 2016 Graduate

01 November 2016

What a magnificent celebration Graduation Night was for our Year 12 students and their families.   The evening was extremely well attended by over 600people including teachers both past and present – you may well recognize some “old” faces on our front page.  What a wonderful testament to the strength of the positive relationships developed between students and staff at Lara Secondary College.   This was a time of very mixed emotions for all involved in this special evening.  A huge thanks to S…

Indigenous Literacy Day fundraiser

02 October 2016

On Wednesday the 7th of September staff and students came dressed up as a book character for a gold coin donation in support of the     Indigenous Literacy Foundation.

Characters on the day included Wally, some wonderful wizards, Wimpy Kids, Matilda, and we discovered that students at LSC  really enjoy reading Manga as several came dressed as a Manga character.

We also held a Great Book Swap where participants bought in a loved book from home, to swap, and a gold coin to be able to take h…


02 October 2016

The Year 11 Outdoor Education class went on an excursion to Lake Mountain on Friday August 26th. They left at 5-30am and returned at 6.45pm – a BIG DAY! After a lot of rain in the days preceding the trip, it snowed all day and the temperature was minus one degree celsius.

It was the first snow experience for many of the students. Students learned to walk, stop and go downhill on cross-country skis. One   injured student, unable to ski, donned snow shoes for the day.

I got to know peopl…


02 October 2016

The Year 9 students in Pulse Radio focus group led by Mr Wang have been working hard towards a half an hour radio show in Term 3 by tackling issues related to youth. They managed to make a real impact on the thinking of the people involved in these issues. This connection program provided them an opportunity to express their thoughts on radio and helped them gain employability skills. The local community radio station - 94.7 The Pulse appreciated the diversity of students’ perspectives and voic…

Connections - Community Sport

09 September 2016

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 lessons/sessions to train a team.

The first excursion was to Etihad Stadium in Melbourne for a guided tour. The students…