Message from the Principal

I extend a warm welcome to the St Laurence O’Toole Primary School web site. We are a Catholic Primary School committed to providing a quality Catholic education in a safe and supportive environment for families in Leongatha and surrounds.

Together with Mary MacKillop Regional College Leongatha, we provide a continuous, faith-centred education for students from Prep to Year 12.

At St Laurence’s, the staff, students and parish strive to provide an integrated approach to education. The community integrates their faith with contemporary life and Gospel values are reflected in our policies, structures and relationships.

We acknowledge parents as prime educators in their child's education. It is certainly our privilege to work with you and to share with you the responsibilities of educating your child in preparation for the future. It is when parents and teachers work together that education becomes meaningful.

St Laurence’s School Motto is ‘Love in Action’. It symbolises our desire to be living witnesses of Jesus’ message “Love one another as I have loved you”.

Teaching and learning are the core business of our school. We acknowledge each individual's learning style, challenge each person to reach his or her potential, and appreciate that learning takes place in various ways, happening all the time, and is life-long. Our school community designs, supports and nurtures a flexible and effective learning environment, which will prepare our children for the 21st century.

I look forward to meeting you in the near future.

Yours sincerely,
Kate Dourley