Teaching & Learning
Prep to Year 12
World class teaching
Highly experienced, passionate and diverse, our educators are supported by a professional development program that ensures they remain at the leading edge of teaching throughout their careers.
While our staff focus on academic development and performance, they are just as concerned with overseeing a girl’s emotional and social growth. Our students consistently comment that their teachers are both generous with their time and proactive in reaching out with support.
This holistic approach is well reflected in both our girls’ NAPLAN growth, strong academic results and their contributions to the community.
At Lauriston, we’ve created a learning environment that views local and global issues through multiple lenses, challenging girls to think critically and creatively. Indeed, Lauriston delivers a breadth of choice at every year level, with a wide range of subjects, electives and co-curricular activities available from Prep to Year 12.
“When you meet Lauriston girls, you will recognise them. They will be the ones asking the questions. You will recognise their self-assurance and their courage to challenge the status quo. They will be the ones grounded in the community but with a world view.”
― Sophie Tissot (OL 2009)
Our teaching faculties
Each day at Lauriston, our girls are delivered into the care of passionate, capable, diverse thinkers whose aim is to create safe, inclusive learning environments where students are supported to be their best.
Many of our teachers have authored textbooks, are assessors, sit on national professional learning committees and have been recognised through industry awards.
EnglishDeveloping each student’s written and verbal skills helps her gain an understanding of herself as an individual and as a member of the global community. Lauriston’s comprehensive English program sees students engage with a wide range of fiction, non-fiction, plays, poetry, short stories, media, and electronic texts to develop their social, aesthetic and cultural literacy.
A deep study of the humanities helps students better understand their region, their world and the contemporary society they will soon inherit. By getting to know the people, ideas and forces that have brought us to where we are today, and by promoting international-mindedness, our girls develop the knowledge and skills needed to become true global citizens.
LanguagesThe study of languages contributes not just to our students’ linguistic skills, but to greater cross-cultural understanding and broader cognitive development. Be it French, Chinese or Latin, students studying languages at Lauriston better understand the relationship between language and culture, which means they are well-placed to engage in a highly globalised world.
MusicA lifelong love of music is nurtured at Lauriston from day one, be it through listening, performing or simply appreciating music’s therapeutic value in everyday life. From Prep to Year 12, students explore and develop their abilities across a range of genres, perfecting an instrument, undertaking vocal training and learning music theory from our team of highly experienced professionals.
Social ScienceSocial Sciences at Lauriston provide our students with the opportunity to explore Global Politics, Economics, Business Management, and Legal Studies. Through examining real world business theories, operational practices and arguing legal points in Mock Courts, students gain valuable skills and awareness for future tertiary studies.
SportSport has been a key part of Lauriston life since the School’s foundation and aims to deliver girls equal opportunities to be the best they can be. Today, engagement in sports and fitness activities not only plays an important role in the overall health and wellbeing of our students; we believe it supports academic achievement as well.
At Lauriston, students are free to tinker, explore, and collaborate. In our experience, it’s how girls gain confidence in STEM subjects from an early age. We place imagination and real-world application at the centre of our STEM Program, providing students with the opportunity to engage in a range of investigations and to interrogate the links between knowledge, theory and practice.