The Lalor Gardens Primary School Vision “Learn Grow Achieve. Together Anything is Possible”
Lalor Gardens Primary School’s Core Purpose:
Is to prepare all students for a future in which they are confident, capable and active contributors to society. We use collaborative approaches to ensure all students become creative, capable, independent and interdependent learners. We embrace friendships, diversity, and support student wellbeing to create a sense of belonging in our community and a commitment to a sustainable environment.
and the Lalor Gardens Primary School Values of “Respect, Learning, Empathy, Responsibility, Resilience:
demonstrate and are integral to the school’s commitment to the DET School Performance Framework and our school community to ensure a comprehensive curriculum and improved learning outcomes for all students.
Lalor Gardens Primary School is committed to ensuring quality processes and programs are encompassed within the school’s System Map which underpins the school’s philosophy of teaching and learning and all relationships with stake-holders and clients. A whole school Start Up Program, Student Social and Emotional Wellbeing program and a Restorative Approach to Student management are incorporated within this structure. The school’s core purpose is to ensure students are literate and numerate. The implementation of the Victorian Curriculum is the basis of our school’s curriculum framework.
English as an Additional Language students account for over 70% or the school’s population with increasing numbers of students enrolling at the school with little or no English as well as increasing number of refugee students being enrolled. Within this context, curriculum implementation in Literacy and Numeracy take into account the specific learning needs of EAL students within the targeted approach to teaching and learning. The school has also implemented a Refugee Education Support Program in conjunction with external agencies.
The school grounds are continuing to be developed to ensure a safe, secure and creative external learning environment for students to play and learn in. Community and Indigenous people’s involvement in the school’s vegetable garden, mini orchard, chook pen indigenous and sensory garden areas are encouraged and add value to the school’s focus on improved sustainability and active learning.