A School for life
At Lauriston, we inspire strong, courageous, adaptable young women. Open-minded and critical thinkers who are well equipped to face the challenges of tomorrow and seize opportunities to drive change.
More than a school, Lauriston is an inclusive community with world-class educators, a diverse curriculum, partnerships with global and local universities and co-curricular programs designed to produce true global citizens.
We have a community spirit that endures long after graduation through a vibrant alumnae program that keeps Old Lauristonians connected and supported throughout their lives.
The Lauriston Difference
A world-class team of educators
Passionate, experienced and highly skilled, our educators enjoy a professional development program that keeps them at the leading edge of teaching practices. Differentiating their teaching according to the needs and identities of each student, our educators support each student’s overall wellbeing, while helping them achieve their full academic potential.
An abundance of opportunity
Lauriston delivers a breadth of choice, with electives and co-curricular activities available from Prep to Year 12. There are more than 20 co-curricular activities in Junior School and this menu only keeps expanding into Senior School.
A choice of pathways
We are one of few all-girls schools to offer both IB and VCE streams in Years 11 and 12, giving our girls the freedom to choose how they best want to learn.
A transformative year 9
Howqua is unique to Lauriston; a Year 9 program designed to test a girl’s resilience and courage, build self-confidence and hone her leadership skills. Girls return to the Armadale campus in Year 10 more adaptable and collaborative, exuding a confidence and maturity that sees them thrive in Senior School.
A focus on our digital future
At Lauriston, confidence in STEM-related subjects begins building in Kindergarten. Our Digital Fabrication Lab – developed with Stanford University Graduate School of Education – along with a focus on fun activities such as robotics and design thinking help students expand their capabilities and interests from an early age.
A passion for the arts
Integral to a deeper understanding of themselves and the world around them, Lauriston’s arts program offers students opportunities to pursue their interests in studio art, media, orchestra, drama performance, musicals and choir at a high level.
A love of sport
Regardless of a girl’s natural abilities, physical activity is integral to lifelong wellbeing and the ability to learn. Beyond that, sport also develops transferable skills such as teamwork and resilience. Lauriston is a member of School Sport Victoria (SSV) and Girls’ Sport Victoria (GSV), giving Senior School students the chance to be involved in more than 20 sports throughout the year.
A tradition of leadership
Beginning in Year 2, every Lauriston student learns and practices the five building blocks of leadership; confidence, organisation, responsibility, teamwork and public speaking. In Senior School, these skills are further nurtured through the leadership positions girls can assume within co-curricular clubs, as tutor captains, student representatives, sport and music captains, and via a range of formal leadership roles for Year 12s.
A holistic focus on wellbeing
From the ‘care, share and respect’ ethos practised in Junior School to the buddy and tutor mentor programs in Senior School, a girl’s wellbeing is underpinned by Lauriston’s whole of school program, SHINE. Standing for ‘Strength, Health, Inspiring, Nurturing and Engagement’, it’s aimed at developing a girl’s confidence in daily life and beyond.
A supportive community
Lauriston’s connection to broader society has provided generations of students with a remarkable sense of purpose. From Kindergarten on, students make a hands-on contribution to causes through our GIVE (Girls In Values Education) program, which inspires every student to drive change by working with grass-roots charity organisations.
An inspirational environment
Year 9 students live and learn on our Howqua campus in high country Victoria. Boasting a 5-star sustainability rating reflective of its spectacular natural surroundings, lessons range from art held in the outdoor classroom to science taught on the banks of the Howqua River. Back at the Armadale campus an adventure playground, and new Sports & Wellbeing Centre and 5/6 Centre are now complete, with further building planned for 2024 that will reimagine classrooms and play spaces in a new early learning centre.