Our latest stories

Resilience – an emotional super-power

“Do not judge me by my success, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.” Nelson Mandela

The value of friendship

“The only way to have a friend is to be one.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

Trinity Ross (2017)

Founder of creative agency Superthink with a mission to harness the power of creativity and design to innovate a better world, Trinity Ross spoke at Lauriston Foundation’s It’s Her Turn is Happening event. We captured some of her insights here.


In The Age (Saturday 30 April 2022), Alumnae Dr Sophie Tissot (2006) shared why she believes that the courage she developed at Lauriston has helped her succeed in her career. 

Developing flexible career skills in young people 

“Creativity takes courage.” Henri Matisse

The extracurricular balancing act

“We’re a nation of exhausted and over-stressed adults raising over-scheduled children.” Brene Brown

Feng-Yuan Liu (2004)

“It was at Lauriston that I cultivated my curiosity to explore new avenues, developed the courage to just ‘give it a go’, and instilled in me my commitment to excellence that got me to keep showing up, keep practicing and keep moving forward even when things got tough.” 

The importance of raising brave girls 

“Bravery is the audacity to be unhindered by failures, and to walk with freedom, strength and hope in the face of things unknown.” Morgan harper Nichols

Processing life through art

“Art is a place for children to learn to trust their ideas, themselves, and to explore what is possible.” Maryann F Kohl

Employing a strategic mindset to overcome challenges

If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably does not lead anywhere. Frank A Clark

Lauriston 2021 graduates receive first round University offers

Whatever path our students choose to take, we celebrate each and every one for the resilience they have displayed to achieve their goals and their natural willingness to give things a go. At Lauriston we pride ourselves on encouraging students to actively shape their own future and we can’t wait to see where that future takes them. 

IB Explained

Lauriston Girls’ School offers a dual pathway with the choice of two Senior Secondary certificates via the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme in Year 11 and 12, both providing gateways to tertiary education options in Australia and overseas.

Class of 2021 Stories

At Lauriston Girls’ School we focus on creating confident and capable young women who are ready to make in difference in the world, whatever their skills or passions.

VCE explained

Lauriston Girls’ School has a history of outstanding academic results in the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) with students who studied at Lauriston consistently placed within the top ten percent of the state’s results. 

Letter to Lauriston from Bianca Rose, Class of 2021

”Achieving a scholarship to study in the US was truly a team effort, without which I could not have dreamt of achieving what I have.”

VCE Pathways

The majority of VCE graduates in our Class of 2021 are set to pursue tertiary studies, with a number also receiving an offer before the results are released. 

The importance of play in developing 21st century skills

You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than a year of conversation. Plato

Success versus mastery: The benefits for learning of a near-win.

“Mastery is not a function of genius or talent. It is a function of time and intense focus applied to a particular field of knowledge.” Robert Greene

The themes of our Class of 2021

It is not unusual for the creative artists of each generation to communicate about and show insight into social issues of their time and to offer insights into themselves as individuals. The creative artists of our time can often express the thoughts and feelings of many people who may not have a voice or may not have the appropriate platform for communicating their ideas. Curiosity along with imagination, are important attributes that creative artists have because they have the capacity to question, investigate and learn.

The heart in art

“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all the darkness.” Desmond Tutu

Generating wellbeing in times of emotional flux

When people ask me that ‘How are you going?’ question my immediate response is ‘I am fine and we are all managing well.’ For the most part, I have provided a fairly accurate response. I am grateful to come to work each day and I have a routine which includes speaking with my father each day, regular exercise, healthy meals and chocolate.

Inaugural OLA Fellowship 2021

"To engage, connect and provide relevant support to our alumnae and students, to foster a lasting and meaningful relationship with the Lauriston community for life."

How to generate motivation and engagement in your child’s learning

Student engagement is the product of motivation and active learning. It is a product rather than a sum because it will not occur if either element is missing. - Elizabeth F Barkley

2021’s International Day of the Girl highlights our digital generation

Monday, October 11 is the International Day of the Girl and the theme for 2021 is Digital Generation. Our Generation. 

Through an indigenous lens - Teaching and learning at Howqua

“We are all visitors to this time, this place. We are just passing through. Our purpose here is to observe, to learn, to grow, to love and then we return home.”  Australian Indigenous Proverb

Striding out for pathways to empowerment

In The Age (Saturday 11 September 2021), Principal, Susan Just shares why she believes helping students develop adaptability and resilience is necessary in preparing them for their future and how our Year 9 Howqua program helps shine a light on the capabilities of young women.

Benefitting the future self by embracing new opportunities

Do something today that your future self will thank you for.

The invaluable benefits of staying connected with music

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” Plato

Cultivating hope to achieve goals

“Hope is not the conviction that things will turn out well, but the conviction that what you are doing is meaningful, regardless of how it will turn out in the end.” Vaclav Havel

The importance of the early years

The intellectual capacities of children are significant and their understanding of their learning experiences and life experiences is sophisticated and meaningful.

Making good trouble – thoughtfully disrupting the status quo

Being quiet is comfortable. Keeping things the way they’ve been is comfortable. And all comfort has done is maintain the status quo. Luvvie Ajayi

Flying High - Aviation at Lauriston

‘Too often we give children answers to remember, rather than problems to solve.’ Roger Lewin

Winner of Fathers of Lauriston Raffle Announced

The Centurion Club Syndicate was revealed as holders of the winning ticket (#156) for the Fathers of Lauriston Raffle. A very excited Andrew Fast, organizer of the syndicate, was thrilled to receive a call from Principal Susan Just advising of the win.

120 Tree – Art Installation

A new art installation inspired by our iconic Moreton Bay fig is helping to build the future for Lauriston girls.

The value of our Howqua program

Our unique Year 9 Howqua program is an extensive academic, pastoral and outdoor program for the full school year in the Victorian High Country.

Celebrating the past, building their future

Your opportunity to celebrate 120 years of girls’ education and help to build their future.

Gifts in Will Week@Lauriston, 19 – 26 April 2021

The celebration of 120 years of Lauriston education brings into focus the stories and histories of people who have helped make Lauriston the school it is today. 

Our 120 Anniversary Picnic Day

Despite inclement weather, our Lauriston community came out in force on Sunday 21 March to celebrate 120 years of girls' education.

Building Her Future


 Construction of our new Sports, Health and Wellbeing Precinct commenced in mid-December and is due to be completed in Term 1, 2022

A Conversation about Consent

Principal Susan Just writes about the topic of consent, how it is addressed within our school curriculum, and the shared role that teachers and parents play in raising awareness about consent

Choosing to Challenge in our 120th Year

Inspiring our young women to have a voice in decision-making, not only as citizens but as leaders.

Our young alumnae making waves in the Arts

Our 2020 graduates have hit the ground running this year in the Arts arena and we want to trumpet their achievements near and far!

Our Class of 2020 Results

 The incredible results of our Class of 2020 were testament to their courage, resilience and determination in the face of adversity. 

120 years of girls’ education

As part of our 120th anniversary celebrations we have produced a video showcasing some of our alumnae reflecting upon their time at Lauriston. This video, which will be launched in the lead up to International Women’s Day, features local and international alumnae all making a difference in their own way. Dr Jane Freemantle is one of these women.

Lauriston Celebrates 120 Years in 2021

International Women’s Day, a Community Picnic, Captain’s Corner and a Heritage Trail are just some of the events and activities planned for 2021…

Girls’ Schools Shine

New research shows girls’ school students outscore co-ed girls on all academic measures

Introducing our 2022 Launchpad Scholarship

Encouraging creativity in STEM

Lauriston named one of Australia’s top Innovative Schools 2020

We are thrilled to announce that Lauriston Girls’ School has been named as one of Australia’s top 2020 Innovative Schools. 

Art inspired by Adversity

Our 2020 VCE and IB Exhibition reflected the influence COVID-19 has had on Art at Lauriston this year.

Flying High

 ‘Where are the female pilots?’

‘Stay, Play & Talk’

Lauriston Kindergarten’s new program helping kids recover from the social restrictions of COVID-19

Preparing our Girls for the Digital Future

Susan Just shares her thoughts on the latest research around the digital future for our girls

Maintaining positivity during the pandemic

As we prepare for a return to face-to-face learning, student wellbeing remains a top priority.

Looking to the Future

Principal Susan Just reflects on the skills and dispositions our students will need in this rapidly changing future.

Collaboration and Creativity during COVID-19

Principal Susan Just reflects on how staff and students have collaborated and innovated to meet the challenges of COVID-19

Fun Activities for Holidays at Home

Embedding STEM into our Curriculum


2021 School Captains

We are delighted to announce our 2021 School Captains, Amelie Graham and Megan Ho.

Our Indigenous Kindergarten Program

Listening Deeply with Murrundindi

The Coronacoaster

Dr Michael Carr-Greg: Managing the Coronacoaster

Wellbeing at Lauriston

Wellbeing at Lauriston

Rising to the challenges of COVID-19

Lauriston Micro-credentials

Lauriston launches its exciting micro-credentialing initiative

Lauriston teachers in 2020 Educator's Hotlist

Australia's most influential educators Hotlist features Lindy Grahn and Owen Flattery

Building Project

Our exciting Building Project slowly unfolds…

Community Service

Community service inspiring social change during COVID-19


Embracing mental health and building an inclusive community

Lizzie O’Shea

Lawyer, author, television presenter and human rights advocator…

Bella Northrop

Destined for the stage – Bella Northrop pursues her dreams.