Community Service is an integral part of life at Lauriston. 

By engaging in community service activities, our students gain an understanding and respect for other perspectives and embrace social and cultural differences.

Our aim is to teach empathy – the ability to stand in someone else’s shoes – and motivate our girls to be global citizens who are curious about the world around them and want to contribute in some way to benefit others.

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Girls in Values Education (GIVE)

Our GIVE community service program provides opportunities to become involved with a number of organisations. From Kindergarten to Year 12, our students are encouraged to choose a charity or organisation they would like to support through raising awareness, hands-on involvement, fundraising or collection of goods.

Our GIVE program is not about giving to people, but working with people. We learn from those who are experiencing hardship and overwhelming challenges. We build bridges between the Lauriston community and people of different backgrounds, cultures, ages, wealth and social positions. This connection is a vital part of social change.

Our Partners

During recent years, Lauriston students have supported many organisations such as:

  • Uniting Change
  • Children’s Ground
  • Prahran Housing Towers
  • Kids in Philanthropy (KiP)
  • PCYC
  • Friday Night School
  • Lighthouse Foundation
  • Firefighters Australia
  • Asylum Seekers Australia
  • Breast Cancer Australia
  • Very Special Kids

Meet our Community Service Coordinator

Sarah Jessup is passionate about the organisations she has chosen for our School to work with and takes the time to get to know the individuals who run them and the people who benefit from their support. She is continually looking for new ways to make a contribution to the broader community and wants our girls to know they can make a difference to the lives of others.

Over the past couple of months, Sarah has been concentrating her efforts on how to keep our community connected during COVD-19 and provide support to those in our broader community who are particularly vulnerable. We have been overwhelmed at the generosity and kindness of our School community in response to our call-outs for food, supplies or arts and crafts for grass-roots charities.