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  • 2019 Public Holidays

    * Note: the Pre-School will be open Melbourne Cup Day but closed Geelong Cup Day on Wednesday 24 October


Excursions, Incursions and Special Days
Refer to the
Upcoming Events Calendar for current Term activities.
Our children are fortunate to experience many fantastic excursions, incursions and special day celebrations.  These can vary from year to year depending on children's interests but can include:
  • PJ's and Pancake Day
  • Cooking program
  • Captain Experiment and Thingle Toodle, road safety incursion
  • Easter Bonnet Parade
  • Responsible Pet Education Program, incursion
  • Teddy Bear Picnic
  • Mother's Day Concert
  • Children of the World, Kinder incursion
  • Magic In the Museum, Kinder excursion to the National Wool Museum
  • Drumming, Kinder incursion
  • Jack & Molly Concert, Pre-Kinder incursion
  • Bookweek dress ups & parade
  • Lara Library, Kinder excursion and regular Library Reading incursion
  • Museum Victoria Dinosaurs, Kinder incursion
  • Bravehearts Education, Kinder incursion
  • Father's Night picnic dinner & torch light treasure hunt
  • Mini Olympics, held on the primary school oval
  • Living Eggs, incursion for all
  • Hey Dee Ho, Pre-Kinder incursion
  • Footy Day, Kinder incursion
  • Dentist visit, Kinder incursion
  • Local Emergency Services visits: CFA, Police and Ambulance Services
  • Geelong Hospital Children's Ward visit, Kinder excursion
  • Grubby Gumboots Animal Farm, Pre-Kinder incursion
  • Marine Discovery Centre, Kinder excursion

Social Activities & Events
These will be advised as they are planned.  Recent activities have included:
  • Meet the Parents - a social picnic for all kinder families
  • Working Bee & social sausage sizzles
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Ladies Night ~ stalls, sparkling wine, nibblies and fun
  • Car Boot Sale ~ Kids & Babies Market

Special Events -
From time to time, and with parent interest, we facilitate special seminars and events for our Community.


A Bit of History...
  Custom Made Timber Playground Structure - In April 2019 the Muscara family of Total Force Maintenance Pty Ltd very generously donated a custom made timber playground structure to our Pre-School.  A wonderful playground space to let imaginations run wild.  Thank you Muscara Family & Total Force Maintenance Pty Ltd!

  Playground Structure - "The Fort" Installed - In September 2016 the addition of a new playground structure, "the fort", was made possible by a generous community grant by Carlisle Homes.  An amazing $14,452.  Thank you Carlisle Homes!

  Third Kinder Room Opens - Due to demand for our Pre-School programs, it was decided to convert the community access room into a third kinder room.  Commencing 2016 the third kinder room opened up to kinder programs.  The third kinder room is a large space with soaring ceilings.

  Building Extension Complete - In February 2012, Lara Lake Community Pre-School excitedly opened the extended Pre-School Building, and now delivers a quality standard of education to over 130 local pre-school students.  Our facility has been able to incorporate 2 kindergarten rooms with independent operating functions, an extended outdoor play area that includes a large interactive natural play space with sandpit, dry "creek bed", mud pit, decking ramp, undercover play area and swings.  Our facility also incorporates a local community access room which the Pre-School is able to use for special concert days and indoor play when the weather insists.  We also have plenty of off-street car parking.

  15 Hour Kindergarten Pilot Program – "Universal Access" - During 2012 we were fortunate to participate in the Universal Access 15 hour Kindergarten Pilot Program.  (From 2013 a national 15 hour Kindergarten Program became compulsory.)  Participating in the pilot provided many opportunities and insights into how the new extended program would operate, and how to structure the program to provide the most benefit to our children.


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