From Here to Anywhere

The Howqua Campus is located three hours’ drive north of Melbourne, close to the Howqua River and situated in-between the gateway towns of Mansfield and Jamieson. Since its establishment in 1993, the campus has grown considerably and now provides accommodation for 100 girls and approximately 20 staff members.


Student Houses

Each student House at Howqua features sleeping, wardrobe, bathroom and living room facilities for up to 12 students. The Houses all have an outdoor deck, a mini-kitchen for preparing hot drinks and a storeroom for outdoor packs and equipment.

Staff Houses

Houses for staff are dotted throughout the Campus.

Dining Hall

The LPA Dining Hall provides breakfast, lunch and dinner for both students and staff. The room also converts to a classroom area and is used as a private study area and meeting place.


More than just classrooms, these areas provide scientific, computer and research facilities as well as standard work and study areas.

Art Room

The much-loved Art Room is a creative haven with access to art and photography equipment and supplies.

Outdoor Centre

The Outdoor Centre houses the offices of the outdoor staff and is used to store and distribute outdoor program equipment, including tents, stoves, communications and mapping tools.


The refuge/fire shelter is affectionately referred to on-campus as ‘the Dungeon’ and is often used for individual and group music and dance practice or as a quiet work area.

Staff Centre

The Staff Centre is used for staff preparation and meetings and includes the main reception for the Campus. Students also access their mail, tuck and answers to their general questions here.

Health Centre

Providing on-site health and wellbeing support to both students and staff, the health centre and nursing staff are on-call at all times.

Resource Centre

The Ruth Tideman Resource Centre incorporates a library, technological resources and a multi-purpose teaching space.

Brooks Frazer Arts Centre

The Brooks Frazer Arts Centre was officially opened in 2009 and provides performance space for both music and dance.

’The Nest’

Opened in 2014, ‘The Nest’ is a multi-purpose space designed primarily to give the girls room to gather together outside their Houses. Enclosed by clear glass, it provides warmth in winter and shade in summer. The building was donated through the Lauriston Parents’ Association (LPA) Innovation Fund.

At a glance

Click here to see a representation of the Howqua campus

Lauriston Girls' School

+61 3 9864 7555

38 Huntingtower Road,
Armadale, Victoria 3143