Welcome to Lara Secondary College's website which reflects our ongoing drive for excellence in all that we do. I’m sure that our new website will provide you with an insight into our dynamic school community and the diverse range of opportunities and programs offered within our College.
The school is located in a semi-rural setting to the north of Geelong with easy access to both Melbourne and the Surf Coast. Our long awaited Secondary School opened in 2003 and has grown to a stable population of around 800 students, with students in Years 7 to 12.
Our local community has access to outstanding facilities including our Middle Years Centre which includes large learning spaces and specialist facilities and our performing arts centre. New buildings have enabled flexibility in our teaching approach to further enhance teacher practice to meet the needs of the 21st century learning.
Lara Secondary College's high quality facilities are matched by the passion of our teaching and support staff who are dedicated to supporting every student in achieving their very best.
Our core values, established through community consultation, guide our vision and direction:
To create a safe and dynamic learning environment where students and staff are empowered to realise their potential through living our values of Respect, Excellence, Teamwork and Commitment.
Student learning is at the centre of all that we do, and critical to this is ensuring high levels of student well being. Our Professional Learning Community framework and Developing Positive Behaviours framework provide the consistency and structure necessary for high levels of achievement in both student learning and student wellbeing across our school.
As a community of learners we place emphasis on developing student connectedness and engagement through our broad range of innovative curriculum - the result of extensive research to find 'best practice' across Australia and the globe.
I am proud that our focus is one which consistently includes the building and maintenance of strong relationships within an environment where every child will achieve success. The strength in relationships allows us to offer the very best learning opportunity in a safe and secure environment but one in which high expectations prevail to ensure that each individual student is empowered to “realise your potential”.
Mrs Lyn Boyle