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Year 9 Connections

12 March 2018

 It’s been an exciting introduction to the Connections Program for Year 9 students. As part of the ‘Personal Challenge’ theme for Term 1, each TLC group participated in a series of adventure-based activities designed to take students outside of their comfort zone and further develop skills in teamwork, leadership, organisation, persistence and self-management.

As part of the assessment for this subject, students were expected to complete a Round Table Presentation on the first Tuesday followi…

Year 7 Food Technology

07 March 2018

Year 7E Food Technology class loved making Berry Muffins. Great to see all of the smiling faces as some of our newest students settle into their years of secondary school.


Year 7 Camp Marysville

23 February 2018

It was great to see Year 7 students make new friends and develop team-work skills on our Year 7 Camp in Marysville. Bushwalking, Canoeing, Cycling, Rock-Climbing, Orienteering and Cooking were all on offer for all students throughout each day. Not to mention the Disco, Campfire and Games. It was great to see our students displaying our school values whilst on camp when interacting with all external staff. 




Year 7 Instrumental Music Try Outs

09 February 2018

This week, students from Year Seven were given the chance to try some of the instruments that Lara Secondary College has on offer. The students had a ball creating all sorts of weird and wonderful sounds, on a range of brass and woodwind instruments. Thanks to all the Year Seven students who jumped in and had a go. Also, thanks to the Year Seven TLC teachers for supporting Miss Newman through this process.

Instrumental Music Lessons Private instrumental lessons are already in full swing. Miss…


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 …