|Principal||Ms Susan Just|
|Year levels||K to 12|
|Boarding or day||day|
|Phone||(03) 9864 7555|
|Fax||(03) 9822 7950|
|Postal address||38 Huntingtower Road, Armadale|
Lauriston Girls’ School is a forward-thinking, independent K-12 school. Our innovative and experiential pedagogy, combined with a comprehensive wellbeing program, work together to provide a well-rounded educational experience that encourages students to achieve their best. Lauriston values good teaching and, combined with the latest technology, each girl can learn at her own pace and be ready for the challenges that lie ahead.
Students across Lauriston are able to bring their ideas to life in Lauriston’s FabLearn Lab, a unique making space built in collaboration with the Stanford University Graduate School of Education. Equipped with an extensive suite of materials and tools, including 3D Printers and a laser cutter, the FabLab has been integrated into the curriculum to ensure our students are the forefront of technology and design.
A history of excellence
Since its inception over 115 years ago, Lauriston has backed up a reputation for academic and sporting prowess with consistently high results. In the last five years at least one-quarter of the graduating class each year attained VCE scores above 40, with the median score sitting at 35. More than 75% of the class achieve an ATAR of 80+ each year. The majority of students are offered their first university preference.
During their final years of study, Lauriston students have the option to study either the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE). Each student can choose the program best suited to her learning style and ambitions. Programs are taught by experienced, talented and highly qualified teachers who can motivate and challenge. Lauriston aims to provide students with a balanced set of cognitive and social-emotional skills needed to adapt to the economic, social and technological challenges of the 21st century.
For more than 20 years Lauriston’s Year 9 students have completed their studies at our Howqua campus. Located three hours outside of Melbourne in Victoria’s high country, Howqua is an experience unique to Lauriston where girls study a complete academic curriculum while learning more about strength, resilience and independence.
Students at Howqua also take part in an extensive wellbeing and outdoor program in which they experience camping, running, horse riding, skiing, cycling, abseiling and more.
In the Junior School there is a strong emphasis on literacy and numeracy as well as specialist and enrichment programs. Students also learn the value of leadership and develop the skills and competencies that help them engage with their peers and work together to gain different perspectives.
Lauriston’s kindergarten offers coeducational three- and four-year-old programs based on the Reggio Emilia philosophy.
All students at Lauriston have the chance to participate in a wide range of co-curricular activities that help develop the whole child. Activities are open to all participants, regardless of their prior experience, and include music, sports, art, drama and more.