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Lara SC congratulates Lily for winning a 2016 Young Australian Art & Writers’ Award !

11 December 2016

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…


11 December 2016

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.


HOL Update

11 December 2016

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…

Lara Young Creatives

29 November 2016

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


Year 9 Connections Urban Camp 2 Report

29 November 2016

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…

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 …