About Our School

St Laurence O'Toole Primary School is a co-educational primary school located in Leongatha, South Gippsland. Established in 1913 by the Sisters of St Joseph, our Christ-centred approach permeates all aspects of school life, fostering in each student, a growing understanding of and relationship with God.

St Laurence is located within the township of Leongatha, a rural community with dairy farming as the main industry of the region. The school draws children from Leongatha, Ruby, Foster, Fish Creek, Mirboo North, Buffalo and Tarwin Lower. St Laurence is well serviced by several bus routes and many children take advantage of this free travel. Other children commute by car, bicycle or on foot.

Our students enjoy excellent facilities with 9 classrooms, a richly resourced library, newly built computer hub, a specialised sporting and performing arts centre and large playing areas which are well shaded by established trees.

At St Laurence, the National standards are implemented in an innovative and relevant curriculum that caters for individual differences. We offer many individualised programs including Reading Recovery, Extending Mathematical Understanding, Mathletics and our Year 6 Student Leadership program. Specialist teachers teach dance/drama/music, physical education/sports/athletics/swimming, ICT and science.

At St Laurence we believe in working in partnership with parents and welcome community involvement in school activities. Opportunities are not limited to but include support within classrooms, on excursions and camps, with social and fundraising activities and events, membership on School Board and committees.