Lalor Secondary College is a high demand school.
The college offers a supportive learning environment for students and teachers. We build students’ learning abilities and skills; prepare them for tertiary and vocational studies, and equip them as socially responsible members of our community.
Our curriculum promotes higher academic standards and challenges students to achieve their best.
For students in years 7 to 10, who display higher propensity for learning, the High Potential Learning program offers access to advanced learning.
The Years 11 and 12 program allows these students the opportunity to turn their aspirations into reality.
A wide selection of extra-curricular activities gives voice to the diverse interests of our students.
In recent years the school has undergone significant refurbishment and additions to its facilities and resources. To find out more about an education at Lalor Secondary College download the College Prospectus, and visit the Special Programs and Curriculum pages of our website.
High Potential Learning
At Lalor Secondary College we believe that the opportunity should exist for every student to achieve their full potential. Beginning in 2012, Lalor Secondary College introduced a High Potential Learning Program for students identified with high learning potential. The Program runs from Years 7 to 10.
Every student beginning Year 7 at Lalor Secondary College is tested during Term Four of their Grade 6 year. Students are tested on their Literacy and Numeracy skills and are given an Abstract Reasoning Test designed to identify academic potential regardless of educational background. This test was specifically chosen to complement the cultural diversity of our school.
Students who are selected for the Lalor Secondary College High Potential Learning Program undertake an extended curriculum in English, Humanities, and Science, and are placed in ability-appropriate Mathematics classes. The curriculum designed for these students allows for extension on a class and individual level, and is invaluable in expanding the school curriculum to allow student extension, where appropriate, across all classes. Curricula is structured to link English, Humanities and Science to the common theme of ‘Our World’, allowing students to explore and question the world they live in, expanding upon this each year.