PREP TO YEAR 6
A place to belong
Regardless of when she joins the Lauriston community, every girl is welcomed into a place that teaches the value of relationships, courage, creativity, intellectual curiosity, and engagement in life to the full.
Underpinned by our philosophy of ‘care, share and respect’ and taught by caring and passionate educators, the syllabus is broken into core subjects and specialist programs, where continuous evaluation and reflection are key.
A grass-roots community service program is embedded in each year, and on enrolment, students join one of four Houses where they develop connections, build a support network, and forge lifelong friendships.
Vice Principal, Head of Junior School
“A Lauriston student leaves our Junior School with highly developed skills in literacy, numeracy, science and technology, and an appreciation of her own creative power.”
― Susan Just, Principal
The Lauriston difference
Lauriston’s Junior School is where we begin honing each girl’s independent thinking skills, building her confidence in STEM subjects, and instilling a sense of purpose through contribution.
The all-girls learning program and concentrated class sizes allow our dedicated teaching team the freedom to create the best possible learning environments.
This team of long-serving educators creates a stable, nurturing environment that ensures students feel safe, understood, and can smoothly transition from one year to the next.
They’re equally attuned to the emotional needs of every girl and our progressive Wellbeing Program catering for the stages of her development.
Learning programs are also designed to the needs of each student, providing extension opportunities or greater support as needed, with the aim of building strong academic foundations that prepare girls for a lifetime of learning.
Programs that promote digital literacy, creativity, collaboration and STEM learning equip the girls for the world as it is and will be.
The wide range of incursions, excursions, camps, co-curricular activities, and our community service program ensures each girl experiences the many facets of life that help shape her sense of self, her interests and passions.
A key element of Lauriston’s Junior School is how we develop leadership skills and strength of character. By the time a girl reaches Year 6, she’ll have had experience working in teams and many opportunities to lead, including becoming a confident public speaker.