At St Lawrence’s we are proud to offer an education that is embedded in the values and traditions of the Catholic Church within the charisms of the religious orders who have come before us – the Presentation Sisters and the Sisters of Nazareth. With our motto ‘Love and Serve the Lord’, we work to ensure that each person is supported in their endeavours to show love to all through service in, and around our community.
Our vision statement, ‘With Christ as our model, we seek to nurture our community in an environment that enables all to grow’ gives voice to our yearning for justice, compassion and inclusivity.
At the heart of our school ethos is the Fruit of the Spirit – love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control (Galatians 5:22-23).
Building upon the work of so many before us, we acknowledge that St Lawrence’s is recognised as a place of quality teaching and learning with a strong school and community spirit. We are driven by the belief that every person is capable of success and we value an emphasis on religious and spiritual growth, rigorous educational and physical programmes, restorative student management strategies, open and honest communication, and authentic and compassionate interactions.
Our core work of education is informed by our belief that all children have the right to a well rounded and robust education underpinned by positive relationships and the knowledge of God’s presence in our daily lives.
St. Lawrence’s School endeavours to create a safe, friendly learning environment that is developmentally appropriate and child centred. Children are encouraged and skilled to take responsibility for their own behaviour and learning. Our learning programmes focus on what the children are expected to know and how they can apply and use this knowledge and skills. Learning experiences that involve team work, sharing ideas and applying learning, give children the opportunities to acquire lifelong learning skills, such as social and group skills, complex thinking skills, and multiple ways of knowing.
In accepting a place for their child at St. Lawrence’s, parents agree to support the policies, goals and rules of the school and to actively participate in the various school events.
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