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Lauriston Girls' School

Lauriston Girls' School

VIC, Melbourne Southern Suburbs & Western Port







About Lauriston Girls' School

Lauriston is a non-selective, non-denominational school with a proud history of outstanding results and a strong vision and understanding of girls’ education. For more than 115 years, Lauriston has been one of Australia’s leading schools, with a focus on matching the best teachers with the best methods to bring out the very best in every student.

Senior School

VCE or IB — the choice is yours
During their final years of study, Lauriston students have the choice to study either the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme or the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE). Both programs can be tailored to suit the learning style of each girl, with students working closely with teaching and careers staff to develop a program that builds upon their strengths and complements their career path.

Howqua — our unique Year 9 program

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.  

Junior School

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 solve problems.


Lauriston’s kindergarten offers coeducational three- and four-year-old programs based on the Reggio Emilia philosophy.


Students at Lauriston are able to take part in music, orchestras, bands and ensembles; more than 25 sports; and multiple student clubs, including the Greenies, English Club and Amnesty International.

FabLearn Lab

Built in 2014 in collaboration with the Stanford University Graduate School of Education, the FabLearn Lab is a unique making space that students use to bring their ideas to life. Equipped with an extensive suite of materials and tools, including 3D printers and a laser cutter, the FabLearn Lab has been integrated into the curriculum to ensure our students are the forefront of technology and design.


Lauriston’s modern and extensive facilities have been purpose built to ensure that every corner of the school complements the curriculum and helps students develop and enrich their lives. This includes a dedicated Science and Resource Centre; sporting facilities, including a gymnasium, swimming pool and tennis courts; and an integrated Performing Arts and Music Centre.


The graduating class of 2016 achieved fantastic results – one in every three students achieved an ATAR of 95 or above, while the median score achieved was 92.9. Lauriston ranked number one for VCE Media and number two for VCE English results achieved across all of Victoria.

Combined IB/VCE Class of 2016 results included:
  • seven per cent of students were in the top one per cent of the state with an ATAR* of 99 and above
  • 36 per cent of students were in the top five per cent of the state with an ATAR of 95 and above
  • 60 per cent of students were in the top 10 per cent of the state with an ATAR of 90 and above
  • 85 per cent of students were in the top 20 per cent of the state with an ATAR of 80 and above

Key facts

School uniform

School Uniform

The uniform is compulsory and enforced

Number of students

Total enrolment: 867
Up to Year 6: 302
In high school: 565
In Year 12: 123

Gender in depth

Other requirements

Boarding school

Offer IB

Accepts international students

Offers VCAL

Offers VET

Our Curriculum

Subjects overview

Subjects overivew

Math classes: mixed
English classes: mixed

Senior secondary subjects overview

Senior Secondary Subjects overivew

28 VCE level 3/4 studies
108 VCE students
LOTE taught to Unit 4 level:
Chinese, English as a second language, French, Spanish,

Senior secondary programs overview

Senior Secondary programs overivew

2 VET program(s) available
4 VET students

How our students performed in Year 12


Scores of 40+ 25%

Median Score 36

Satisfactory completions of VCE 100%


Bachelor enrolled 83%

TAFE/VET enrolled 2%

Apprentice/Trainee 2%

Employed 2%

Activities and Support staff



14 music options
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49 sporting activities
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Support staff

Support Staff

71 support staff
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Accelerated learning

Support Staff

3 accelerated learning
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Message from the Principal

Lauriston is one of Australia's leading schools and is committed to excellence in girls' education. Our Junior School focuses on developing strong foundations in literacy and numeracy, while our Senior School offers a unique remote campus experience in Year 9 and the choice of VCE or the International Baccalaureate in Years 11 and 12.

At Lauriston, we value students as individuals and believe great learning is more than achieving excellent academic results. It involves helping students develop confidence, courage, independence and resilience – qualities that make a Lauriston girl stand out from the crowd.

We view education as a journey. Our school values – relationships, courage, creativity, intellectual curiosity and engagement in life – are embedded throughout this journey.

Our expert staff strive to create a positive learning environment and provide our students with a range of opportunities both within and beyond the classroom.

I am proud of our students and confident that they have the skills required to become the leaders of tomorrow.

Susan Just

Student Profile

Name: Daisy Chu

Year Level: Year 12

Favourite Subject: Maths and Economics

Daisy Chu joined Lauriston Girls’ School in Year 10 and has been a bright student and active member of the community. Now in Year 12, Daisy is proud to represent the school as one of this year’s International Student Captains.

“Lauriston is an inclusive and open school that encourage students to participate and engage in different activities,” says Daisy. “It provides a great range of choice for students to explore their interests and study how they choose: either the International Baccalaureate (IB) or the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE).”

Daisy has taken part in many of Lauriston’s co-curricular activities, including music and sport. “It is amazing as you will have chance to try something new and find out that it might be totally different to what you thought it should be like. Teachers give suggestions and help to students and they really encourage everyone to step forward and give it a go.”

School fees at Lauriston Girls' School

The fees outlined below have been sourced from Lauriston Girls' School for 2017. Some schools may include additional costs beyond tuition fees. Please contact the school directly using the enquiry form on the right hand side for further information.

Primary Level Fees

Grade/Year Fee
Prep Fees $21,212
Grade 1 $21,212
Grade 2 $21,212
Grade 3 $25,500
Grade 4 $26,752
Grade 5 $26,752
Grade 6 $26,752

High School Fees

Grade/Year Fee
Year 7 $30,492
Year 8 $30,492
Year 9 $30,852
Year 10 $32,228
Year 11 $32,228
Year 12 $32,228

International Student Fees

Grade/Year Fee
Year 10 $44,334
Year 12 $44,334

Our Scholarships

The scholarships listed below have been sourced from Lauriston Girls' School for 2017. Please contact the school directly using the enquiry form on the right hand side for further information.

Scholarship Name Music Scholarships
Gender Name Female
Eligibility For entry into Years 7 and 10. Based on an exam, school reports, an audition and an interview. Must meet minimum AMEB level.
Amount Comment Partial remission of tuition fees and full remission of music tuition fees for the duration of enrolment.
Tenure 6 years

School Details

Principal: Ms Susan Just

38 Huntingtower Rd Armadale VIC 3143
450 Howqua-River Road Mansfield VIC 3722


Tel: (03) 9864 7505

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