Year 10

At Lauriston we inspire our girls to see challenge as opportunity. We embrace individuality and nurture empathy and community. Our girls are confident, intellectually curious and courageous. They are determined to shape a better future. Lauriston girls make change happen.

We know that families are looking to maximise the potential of their daughters during the final years of their schooling. At Lauriston, our three-year Senior College program is specifically designed to do this, building strong, resilient, capable graduates. With our world-class education, we offer a wide-ranging and innovative curriculum and an extensive menu of co-curriculars.  

Academic Program

We provide a raft of new and emerging subjects for your daughter to choose to explore coming into Year 10. In Year 11 girls choose the IB or the VCE, each pathway gaining them an entry to tertiary study both in Australia and overseas. 

Our academic program is underscored by our team of experienced and supportive educators who are dedicated to maximising the outcomes for each individual student at Lauriston. VCE OR IB?

Wellbeing Program

We know that by supporting a girls’ overall wellbeing, we are enhancing her academic success. That’s why we have a keen focus on wellbeing which encompasses a personal development curriculum, academic support and Tutor mentoring. It is supported by our House system which provides opportunities to participate in the School community cross year levels, via sport, drama or music and our focus on community service 

Learning Extension

Learning opportunities are extended via Trips and Tours and community service activities and through our first-class facilities. Our Ullmer Sports, Health and Wellbeing Centre provides girls with the ability to develop their fitness and sporting skills and enhance their overall wellbeing. Our Digital Fabrication Laboratory – developed in partnership with Stamford University – provides practical experiences within our Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programs.  

Transition program – building the foundation for success

Co-created with  Dr Michael Carr-Gregg – one of Australia’s highest profile psychologists – we create a learning environment for students transitioning to Senior School where all girls feel safe, connected, supported and ready to learn. For those transitioning into Lauriston in Years 10 or 11, our program is tailored to your daughter’s needs may often include a transition plan, personal and academic goal-setting sessions and career planning, all wrapped around a whole-of-school support system. Bespoke and personalised, our approach ensures students transition seamlessly into Senior College. Through a rigorous appraisal of academics, wellbeing and wellness requirements, we pinpoint areas that require focus and exploration. Co-created with students we address opportunities and strengths aligned to individual goals, university choices and career pathways. 

Student Futures and Pathways

In a world where multiple career changes are the norm, students need the skills to manage lifelong learning, make good study and career choices, navigate career changes, and make the best use of their skills and abilities. That’s why Lauriston’s Student Futures and Pathways Program enables students to explore the range of career options available and access timely careers counselling and subject selection guidance.  

In Year 10, Lauriston’s dedicated Student Futures and Pathways Co-ordinator introduces girls to the Careers’ Readiness Program, where they learn job seeking skills, have access to lectures by guest speakers from major Universities and attend the annual Student Futures and Pathways Expo, which features keynotes and panel sessions made up of alumnae, who discuss their experiences of transitioning out of school and into careers in a wide range of fields.  

Student pathway support continues throughout Year 11 and 12.