Our School

Principal’s Message

Thank you for visiting the Lalor Gardens Primary School Website.

Lalor Gardens Primary School was established in 2010 and has been in our current buildings since 2012.

Lalor Gardens Primary School is a multicultural school that welcomes students and families from across the world and throughout Australia.

Our school values of “Respect, Learning, Empathy, Responsibility and Resilience” reflect the ethos of this dynamic learning institution.

The school celebrates the important traditions of the major cultural/religious groups that are reflected in our community.

The teaching and educational support staff that comprise the school display the highest level of professionalism and care of all students no matter what their heritage.

There is a strong emphasis on the acquisition of Literacy and Numeracy skills from Foundation (Prep – 6) to ensure our students develop the skills for learning and success in education, work and life. We use the Victorian Curriculum for our teaching content and Department of Education policies procedures and processes for its implementation.

The school is housed in one modern learning facility that has enabled a sense of cooperation and joint teaching and learning.

A new learning facility consisting of competition size netball/basketball court and adjoining Performing Arts and Visual Arts centres is currently under construction and will be operational from Term 3 2019.

Students are placed in home groups with a teacher. However, learning is facilitated through targeted teaching and team teaching approaches.

I am extremely proud to be the Principal of such a multicultural community as we can all continue to learn and grow together in mutual respect.

I invite you to see what the school has to offer your family and children. A tour of the school is always available so that you can actually see, feel and hear what it means to be a member of this great school community. Just phone the general office.

Anne T Hulett
Principal

School Context

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.