In 2005 the New and International Parents’ Support Group was established by the Lauriston Parents’ Association. This group exists to support new parents as they join the Lauriston community.

As well as assisting Australian families new to Lauriston, the group assists parents from across the globe who have chosen a Lauriston education for their children. In past years this has included families from Japan, China, the USA, Canada, the UK, France, Korea, India, Malaysia, Thailand, New Zealand, Tahiti, Vietnam and Czech Republic.

Meeting monthly, the group helps relocating families and plans activities designed to help new families meet other Lauriston families. These activities help new families discover Lauriston and – for our international families – discover both Lauriston and Melbourne.

The group organises coffee mornings, lunches and visits. Free English as an additional language lessons are available weekly and are run at the School.