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SCIENCE EXTENSION PROGRAM

07 November 2017

Some Grade 5 and 6 students from Lara Lake and Lara Primary were selected to complete some science extension lessons here at Lara Secondary College. The students learnt about chromatography and made some amazing designs using chromatography techniques on canvas bags.

Trip to Nhulunbuy in the Northern Territory

07 November 2017

On the 19th of October Idris, Jai, Cindy, Lizzy, Shannon, Kayla, Mrs Niblett and myself departed Geelong very early heading for Nhulunbuy in the Northern Territory. After a bus ride, three flights and a bumpy ride in the back of a troop carrier we had arrived at Culture College. Over the 6 days, we all took part in embracing the local indigenous culture by learning about their traditions, language, history and way of living. This was a great experience for our students which gave them memories …

Literacy and Numeracy Week

22 September 2017

Lara Secondary College celebrated Literacy and Numeracy Week, from September 4th to 9th, with a range of activities designed to raise the awareness of Literacy and Numeracy in our school. These activities included an Extension Writer’s Workshop, where selected students worked with an experienced English teacher to revise, edit and publish a piece of creative writing that they have since submitted to a magazine for publication. Every lunchtime during the week students were invited to participate…

Great Book Swap & “Dress as a book character” Indigenous Literacy Day

18 September 2017

Great Book Swap & “Dress as a book character” Indigenous Literacy Day fundraiser Wednesday 6th September The funds we raised for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation will buy new books for young Indigenous children in remote communities. Thank you to everyone who made a donation and took part.

On the day we saw Hermione Granger, Maddie Ziegler, Little Red Riding Hood, Wednesday, Ned Kelly, Lee Kernaghan, Willy Wonka, Artemis Fowl, Miss Peregrine, a girl from Sword Art Online, the manga seri…

YEAR 9 CONNECTIONS PROGRAM: Fish for the Future (2)

18 September 2017

Persistence finally paid off for our keen group of Year 9 Connections - Fish for the Future students with a day of fine weather coinciding with a recent field trip to Portarlington. Making the most of sun-filled skies and light winds, the students promptly put together a catch and release bag of twenty plus Australian salmon. Baits of peeled prawn and pipi presented on single dropper paternoster rigs and small hooks accounted for much of the action on the run-in tide. Throughout the term, all Y…

Year 10 Physical Education

18 September 2017

As part of the Year 10 Physical Education curriculum, students have been working diligently on improving their fitness after learning to design a personal six-week training program. Earlier in the unit, students participated in some testing - in order to gauge their initial level of fitness across a range of components, including aerobic capacity, muscular endurance and muscular strength. Based of these results, students identified an area for improvement and established a clear and measurable …

Ingenia Lifestyle Village Concert

18 September 2017

On Friday 1st September, students from the Lara Secondary College Choir and Ukulele Ensemble and selected instrumentalists performed for residents of the Lifestyle Village. This performance was an excellent opportunity for students who have never performed in front of an audience before. It was a fun, relaxed environment with students from all year levels representing the college. All students should be very proud of the program they presented. Residents, staff and friends that attended all tho…

COMMUNITY SPORT ETIHAD STADIUM TOUR

21 August 2017

COMMUNITY SPORT ETIHAD STADIUM TOUR

Intermediate and Senior VCAL Excursion to Sovereign Hill Year 9 Connections Program 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 lesson…

YEAR 9 & 10 NETBALL REPORT

21 August 2017

YEAR 9 & 10 NETBALL REPORT In week two, a group of 13 keen netballers competed against 10 other Geelong schools at Geelong Basketball Netball Centre. Our A team made it through to the semi-finals, losing narrowly to Geelong High, whilst it was our B team that surprised us – with a couple of convincing wins despite only having 6 players.

Both teams are to be complemented on the way that they supported their team mates and put in 100% effort. It was also wonderful to see some parent support…

African Drumming Incursion

21 August 2017

Year 7 and Year 9 Music Incursion – African Drumming.

On Wednesday, Year 7 and Year 9 Music students along with members of the Rock Band and Choir had the opportunity to experience some African Drumming workshops. Each workshop was full of energy, dancing and lots of drumming. This incursion will support students with their Music Cultures unit of study. A big thanks to Miss Newman for arranging the incursion and to Year 7 teachers who supported students through their workshops.