About our School
Laurimar Primary is now an established school in its 15th year. As students journey through our school, they gain more than just great education, they receive opportunities both within and beyond the classroom. Laurimar Primary School has a strong history, but our eyes are set firmly ahead: educating young people of character for a global future.
Our aim is to challenge students to be the very best they can be. Our role is to help every student reach their full potential through setting personal goals. The skills needed for the 21st century, which support a love of learning that goes beyond the classroom, are actively embraced by our school. A high emphasis is placed on the development of social/emotional learning of every child through a dedicated team.
Laurimar Primary School is committed to creating a safe and inclusive environment for all of its students, including Aboriginal children, children from different cultural backgrounds and children with disabilities (emotional, social and physical). Laurimar Primary School has zero tolerance for Child Abuse and Corporal punishment.
Laurimar PS enjoys outstanding physical resources that enable us to provide students with the best possible educational opportunities and learning outcomes. The modern facilities and 21st Century teaching and learning pedagogy represent an exciting opportunity for students and parents, and have established the school’s strong culture, values and nature. The school is committed to Information and Communication Technologies with flexibility to allow access anywhere within the learning spaces.
The school is designed and built to incorporate the latest facilities for engaging students and comprises six buildings:
Fully equipped STEM Centre
Two Learning Centres
Fifteen double open plan relocatable classrooms
Arts Centre, (comprising Music and Visual Arts spaces)
Administration Centre, Staffroom and main Resource / Library Centre
Full size gymnasium with canteen facility and associated amenities
Two bike sheds with housing capacity for 400 bikes and scooters
Fully operational OSHC building incorporating Out of School Hours and Vacation Care.
Expansive outdoor recreation areas include a full size synthetic grass soccer/hockey pitch, playground equipment and asphalt play areas. Access to two adjoining well maintained sport/football ovals and landscaped grounds add to the aesthetic appeal of the school environment. Our newly designed Prep Development & Play Area incorporates many hands on activities for students to enjoy. Other constructions include a Zen Garden, gazebo/BBQ area, outdoor cover-way over the assembly area, additional playgrounds, gaga pit and an RSL endorsed Cenotaph/War Memorial which holds annual Remembrance & Anzac Day Services.
Laurimar Primary School is committed to the academic, social & emotional learning and personal growth of every student. A focused curriculum, dedication to innovation and a culture of care from all staff will help us meet this commitment. Our school is well resourced in the Victorian curriculum. A balanced, engaging and comprehensive curriculum constantly challenges students to extend their learning and cater for all individual needs through Little Learners Love Literacy (phonics based program), 6 + 1 Traits of Writing, Sound Waves Spelling and comprehensive numeracy pedagogy.
Teachers are highly valued and help to set the tone and culture within our educational institution. A strong coaching program has been developed and team teaching between classes is embraced. Importantly, we aim to be leaders in education and in social and emotional learning. This involves setting up and implementing innovative practices in the use of ICT in the curriculum. The school has been set up to showcase these innovative practices and how they enhance student learning. The use of interactive televisions, smart boards, digital cameras, note books and the 1:1 iPad program are features. There is an extensive range of ICT resources available which are integrated into the curriculum programs with a focus on developing a digital learning environment. Students in the school have access to a range of online curriculum resources to support learning both in the classroom and at home.
The school has achieved a great deal over the past decade, however, as a school community, we all look to a bright future with great optimism and excitement and constantly strive to take the learning to higher levels. Laurimar PS has a strong focus on excellence in Primary Education for all students and will constantly strive for ongoing improvement with our students.