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Hands On Learning Update

05 August 2016

Over the past few weeks, the troops in HOL have been working hard designing and creating their own pallet furniture for their HOL shed.  They have made multiple bench seats each with a personal design as well as stools, pigeon holes and last  but not least, 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 amount of teamwork and comradery was display…

Intermediate Boys Soccer

05 August 2016

Intermediate Boys Soccer

The intermediate boys soccer team coached by Mr Wang headed out to play their inter-school games at Grovedale Reserve on 21 July. They faced a great challenge on that day as only ten players were on the pitch. Though they were knocked out after the group stage every player worked exceptionally hard in the team. Cas (second left from the front row) chose to play until the last minute after suffering an injury in the final game.  Well done boys!



Camp Koala - Student Reflection

05 August 2016


Camp Koala

There are a lot of ‘what if’s’ running inside my brain as we drive in a pleasantly calm 17th of July to Camp Wyuna located in Bellarine Peninsula. What if I will just make a fool out of myself?  What if I bore them when I’m going to present about Lara?  What if I always stutter when I try to talk to them? What if they will find me weird?  What if I will be a loner all throughout the camp and so on?  But those…


22 July 2016

Our new Stage Band had their first rehearsal Thursday 14th July and it was so much fun! We will be rehearsing every Thursday 3:30-4:30 from now on; preparing a wide range of Swing and Jazz tunes to perform later in the year. Thanks to Mr Heskett for helping out too!



Medieval Day

22 July 2016

On Wednesday our Year 7 students participated in Medieval Day, actively learning about this period of history. Students experienced some of the games that were traditional at this time, tried on costumes and practiced on musical instruments. A medieval lunch was served, with the added luxury of some tomato sauce and all relishing the vegetable soup accompanying the sausages. Much hilarity could be heard from a number of the activities as staff joined in, particularly with the ‘clubbing’ games (…


14 June 2016

Last week a group of 13 Year 9 students from one of the classes partaking in the Connections program, headed down to Serendip Sanctuary for half the day.

As part of the Wildlife Conservation subject, students have been exposed to a variety of animal encounters and observations. These occurred during visits to Jirrahlinga Koala Sanctuary, Werribee Zoo and Melbourne Zoo. During these excursions and in collaboration with the work done in class, a key focus has been around endangered animals and …

Junior Girls Football

14 June 2016

On Tuesday 31st May, Girls from Year 7,8 and 9 participated in the Geelong Region’s Football Finals.

The girls were very strong all day and all opposition found them very challenging. Lara started with a strong 35 point win against Bellarine High. In their second-game they overcame a half-time deficit to beat Matthew Flinders by 12 points. With the finals in sight, Lara then beat Geelong High by 29 points, and North Geelong by 30 points to finish on top of the Bellarine Division. Qualifying f…

Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS) - Fit To Play excursion

14 June 2016

On the 19th of May 2016, Lara Secondary College’s Fit to Play Year 10 class visited the Victorian Institute of Sport as part of our coaching and fitness curriculum. Our day began when we met Kelsey, who is a Melbourne Vixens Netball player who showed us around the first couple of rooms and into the gym, where we sat down and watched some inspirational and informative videos and were introduced to Rick. Rick then put us in groups and gave us a challenge to find two ways to do a push-up with no…

Take Over

14 June 2016

On May 25th and 26th students from Miss Fitzgerald's Year 10 Centre Stage, Year 11 & 12 VCE Drama along with Miss Pearson’s Year 9 Performance Elective, Year 10 Performing Arts elective and her 11/12 VCAL Drama showcased their new devised work from the Semester at the Take Over short play festival at GPAC across the two evenings. The work presented was very diverse from ridiculously hilarious comedy to more complex, moving and powerful work from the senior students. Congratulations to all o…

Drama Squad

14 June 2016

Miss Fitzgerald’s Drama club known as Drama Squad has hit the ground running with a hip hop dance workshop from Dance Initiative Productions and a circus workshop lead by former student Leigh Rhodes who is in his final year at the National Institute of Dramatic Arts. Here are some pictures from the circus workshop where students had to tumble, cartwheel, juggle and partner balance! And a death defying human pyramid was thrown in for good measure. Still to come for the Drama Squad; a songwriting…