Welcome to St Lawrence's Catholic Primary School Coonabarabran
Welcome to St Lawrence’s Catholic Primary School, founded in 1888 by the Sisters of Saint Joseph. The school is widely regarded for its family atmosphere, educational outcomes and for its all-round success, particularly in the area of Agriculture, Science and Engineering, and NAPLAN results.
The challenge for us as educators is to provide our students with an education which will give them the knowledge, skills and values to compete in a world that is ever changing. Our children will need the Christian values which we subscribe to if they are to be balanced individuals in a challenging world. Our hope is that the education that they receive, with the Christian ethos which they learn will carry them into the future as self-learners who have a moral purpose and who will strive to make the world a better place.
The challenge of high levels of learning for all is central to all school activities. The school attempts to support all students and offers a wide number of programs that cater for the diversity of needs. We strive for equity and always seek reasons to include children in activities, rather than exclude. We focus on getting the foundations right in literacy and numeracy, as well as emphasising other Key Learning Areas including technology, the creative and performing arts, Agriculture and sport. All learning occurs in a Christ-centred learning environment.
A key feature of the school is the enthusiastic level of parental and community support and its family atmosphere. Many of our successes have been greatly enhanced by this assistance. An active Parents and Friends Association ensures that the school's developing needs are assisted through vigorous fundraising, and special assistance with school maintenance, beautification, resources and general improvement. Parents regularly assist in learning programs, and home and school reading, special support for individuals, gross motor, sport, camping, excursions and special celebrations are some of the areas where this support drives successful and vibrant programs.
Communication, is a most important part of the school's operation. We hope that through personal involvement, weekly newsletters, the school notice board, Parish Bulletin, Compass app, School Webpage, CEO Facebook Page and The Coonabarabran Times, you will be well informed of all school activities.
May God bless you and your family and I trust that your association with the school will be enjoyable and productive.