Lara Lake Primary School

Our Fabulous School
Learning and Growing Together
The Lara Lake Primary School community exists to care for and educate children so that they can reach their full potential both personally and academically.
Creating a world class education where every child is literate, numerate, curious and caring.
Providing a world class education in a safe, supportive and stimulating environment where all students can reach their full potential; personally, socially and academically. A school where the community collaborates, celebrates and takes collective responsibility for student success; allowing confident, active and creative individuals to take their place in society as informed and caring citizens.
RESPECT: For self, others and the environment.
RESPONSIBILITY: We own our choices and expect the same of others.
EXCELLENCE: Do your best, be your best.

Lara Primary School

The Lara Primary School Community values a love of learning, a sense of fun, unique talents and an inquiring mind.   Students are challenged to achieve their personal best in a safe and caring learning environment.
Students at Lara Primary School are well catered for by a caring staff with high expectations for student learning.  Students are challenged to achieve their personal best in a safe and caring learning environment; as the school strives to achieve three key goals in terms of their strategic direction:

  • To improve student learning in literacy and numeracy, with particular emphasis on writing and number.
    To strengthen student engagement in their schooling, particularly in building independence and empowering students to take added responsibility for their own learning.
    To provide students with positive and seamless learning transitions, particularly within the school.


Lara Primary School supports their school vision by a collection of 6 catch cries - difference makes us unique, strive for personal best, be a problem solver, care for ourselves, others and our environment, wonder and discover, and think safety. These catch cries were developed with extensive school consultation, and are clearly displayed throughout the school.

Lara Secondary College

Vision and Philosophy

To provide a community of care and from this, a dynamic learning environment, which enables all students to develop social and work place skills, and which challenges staff and students to meet their full potential with the support of all members of the College Community.
Lara Secondary College values were established in 2010, in consultation with our student body, our parents and our staff. Our values of Excellence, Teamwork, Commitment and Respect are clearly defined. A set of behaviours has been determined by the student body reflecting each of the values.
Acknowledging the value of learning and embracing every learning opportunity
Cooperating with others to achieve the best possible outcome for all
Agreeing to accept challenges and to show persistence
Behaving in a way which shows consideration of all members of the community

College Rights and Responsibilities
  • All members of the College community have the right to:
    Be treated with respect and dignity
    Feel valued, safe and supported in an environment that encourages freedom of thought and expression
    Fully participate in an environment free of discriminatory behaviour
  • All members of the College community have the responsibility to:
  • Participate and contribute to a learning environment that supports the learning of self and others
    Ensure that their actions and views do not impact on the health and well being of other members of the College community

St Anthony's Primary School

St Anthony’s Catholic Primary School is a student centered vibrant community faith school. It belongs to the Corio- Lara Parish in the semi-rural area of Lara. St Anthony’s uses a contemporary learning approach to help realise the potential of our young people and children in a safe and supported environment. Our Catholic faith and the life of Jesus is where our school draws its energy as we work.

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9 - 11 Waverley Road, Lara
(adjacent to Woolworths Shopping Centre)
Postal address    
Lara Community Centre Inc.
PO Box 49,
Lara, VIC, 3212
Telephone     (03) 5282 2725

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