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2016 Swimming Sports

15 February 2016

With perfect weather and fabulous house outfits being worn, the swimming sports were hotly contested for most of the day. It was a great opportunity to remind students that participation in house events. Hovell won the overall competition and had competitors in nearly every event. A fabulous effort Hovell!

We had some outstanding participants, who have been celebrated as age group champions. Congratulations to the following students;

13 Year Olds - Amy and Leif

14 Year Olds - Jemma and De…

Lara Secondary College Booklist Requirements 2016

03 December 2015

extended the cost free delivery date from December 9th (as advertised  on hard copy booklists) to Friday December 18th.   

Year 10 WWW Developing Scientific Method Presentations

02 December 2015

Throughout this term, our Year 10WWW students have been working on using scientific method to develop a scientific investigation. The students were required to choose their own topic, develop and implement key research questions, create and carry out practical experiment, analyse and draw conclusions from their research and present finding to their peers in a scientific manner. 

The students chose to investigate a broad range of topics that included aerodynamics, forensic investigation, the i…

Halloween Fundraiser Success

13 November 2015

The Australian Children’s Music Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation that is dedicated to educating, motivating and inspiring disadvantaged children through providing free, long term weekly music programs.

On Friday 30th October Lara Secondary College dressed in their finest Halloween attire to raise money for this organisation. An idea brought about by recent graduate Jacob Hadfield, turned in to a huge success raising $290 for the foundation. With the LSC Intermediate Rock Band provi…

Year 9 Urban Camp

13 November 2015

We have just seen the conclusion of our second and final Year 9 Urban City Camp. Students spent 3 days living in the city, immersing themselves in the city culture. Students were placed into groups based on their interests, which they have been participating in during Connections days.

Students who looked at Art and Fashion were given a tour of Melbourne’s thriving Street Art community as well as participating in their own stencilling workshop. Sport and Recreation focus students had a workou…

Class of 2015 Graduation

05 November 2015

After an intense build up that required a huge amount of organisation and many professional discussions between the Lara Secondary staff and certain members of the local Geelong community, the graduation was sorted!

Tuesday 20th of October, the Year 12 cohort of 2015 strutted their stuff at The Pier on the Waterfront, Geelong. It was a spectacular night where over 600 family members and friends had the opportunity to share in the celebrations of completing six years of secondary education. Ev…

Bookclub Excursion

16 October 2015

On Thursday 8th October the Spine Crackers went on an excursion to Melbourne and participated in a book making workshop at the State Library. Afterwards we had lunch, visited some book shops, enjoyed the sights and the sunshine.

“When we went to the State Library we got a chance to look around. We also learnt a lot of cool things like in some books the pages are made out of animal skins and how the people paid their taxes. The last thing we did there was learn to make our own hard cover books…

PEER MENTORING WITH FLINDERS KINDERGARTEN

18 September 2015

During Term 3 the Connections Peer Mentoring group have been working with Lara Primary School and Flinders Kindergarten by helping the students with various activities that involve, reading, writing, creating, numeracy and games.

This term we visited Flinders Kindergarten three times. On the first visit we read stories with the kinder kids and then make parrot kites that we got to fly around the play ground. On our second visit we played catch and on the equipment outside as well as making sk…

Lake Mountain Ski Trip

18 September 2015

On the 4th of September our Year 11 Outdoor education class headed off to Lake Mountain for a day of Cross Country Skiing. After a very early start at 5am we arrived at Marysville at 8:15 and caught the shuttle bus up to the ski fields. Five years after the Black Saturday fires it is still a very different place with the vegetation on the top of the mountain still only around a metre high.

Due to some unusually warm weather at the end of Winter the snow was not as plentiful as usual and the g…

Literacy and Numeracy Week 2015

18 September 2015

In Week 8, Lara Secondary College celebrated National Literacy and Numeracy week. Many students and staff participated in a variety of activities. Year 7 and 8 students competed in class games and activities related to Numeracy and Literacy skills. With exciting prizes to be won the students were extremely enthusiastic about winning.

On Wednesday at lunchtime we had our annual Pi for a Pie day competition. Hundreds of students lined up outside 309 to have a go at reciting pi (3.1415926535) to…