Lalor Secondary College is a co-educational school that has, since 1963, provided educational services to the communities of Lalor and nearby Epping and Thomastown.
The school delivers VCE, VET and VCAL programs in Years 11 and 12 and the Victorian Curriculum in Years 7 to 10.
We prepare students for their chosen pathways, be it tertiary study, trade or work.
We have approximately 45 nationalities amongst our students, producing a culturally and linguistically diverse group of learners.Our extensive well-being programs include promoting safe behaviours, and the school has an active careers/pathways program.
All Years 9 to 12 students receive individual counselling so their future choices are consistently supported.
The student leadership program and extra-curricular programs include the Peer Support Program for Year 7, Instrumental Music; ABCN RISE, GOALS, ENGAGE, and ASPIRATIONS programs, the annual Local Schools’ Constitutional Convention, extensive inter-school sports, and Year level camps.
In our fourth year of the School House Program, we aim to consolidate and improve student participation and connectedness.
Mission & Vision
The community of Lalor Secondary College acknowledges the ability and the right of all students to learn and to experience success. All students are encouraged and challenged to reach their full potential in a safe and nurturing environment.
Our vision for Lalor Secondary College is to be a vibrant school where learning is valued and students empowered to become lifelong, socially responsible learners; where a challenging and diverse curriculum caters for the variety of learning styles; where the varying talents of students and staff are recognised and celebrated; where excellence and effort are rewarded.
Our school is a place where…
- Students feel safe and well cared for and are expected to reach their academic potential
- Students have the opportunity to engage in a range of co-curricular and extra-curricular opportunities.
- Everyone is expected to “live” the College Values: Achievement, Caring, Cooperation, Honesty and Pride
- Diversity is valued.
Honour Be Ours!
– Lalor Secondary College
Pedagogy at Lalor Secondary College
The term ‘pedagogy’ refers to ‘the method and practice of teaching’. Teachers constantly strive to improve their practice, regardless of their level of experience. At Lalor Secondary College, all staff are challenged to improve their teaching practice, through the provision of high quality professional practice and professional learning, which supports all staff to become expert educators.
A Teaching and Learning Framework has been developed which prescribes our LSC Instructional Model. The LSC Instructional model has been designed to support all of our teachers in the delivery of high quality teaching and learning practices, to improve learning opportunities for all of our students.
This model has been informed by evidence-based research and incorporates The Departments Of Educations High Impact Teaching Strategies. These are recognised instructional practices that reliably increase student learning when applied effectively by teachers. They are drawn from the findings of tens of thousands of studies of what has worked in classrooms across Australia and the world. International experts such as John Hattie and Robert Marzano have been referenced to ensure that these strategies sit at the top of the most effective approaches to expand student learning.
The LSC Instructional Model provides the basis of our pedagogical practices, helping to generate a strong academic culture for both teachers and students. At the heart of this culture is the understanding that, teachers can build their expertise as highly effective teachers by developing a strong professional community of teachers as learners, who can regularly refer to and use research to inform their practice, and who can access and use extensive knowledge about each of their students.
You can assist your child’s teacher by asking your child, ‘What did you learn today?’. Also, you could ask your child to reflect on their own performance and encourage them to take teacher feedback into consideration when completing assessment tasks.
Collegiate Activities and Classroom Observation
Teachers will also participate in collegiate activities, where a colleague will visit the classroom teacher to provide feedback to them regarding different aspects of their practice. All teachers will participate in three of these activities during the year, so it will be common for students to see teachers visiting their colleagues’ classrooms.
This forms part of the performance and development process that teachers follow, with the aims of promoting professional goal setting, reflection and improvement. The Learning Walk program provides opportunity for groups of teachers to visit other classrooms during each term of the year.
Teachers will view and discuss what good teaching practice looks like and reflect on how they can bring the good practice observed into their own classrooms.