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About Larmenier

At the request of Archbishop Guilford Young the Sisters of Nazareth opened Larmenier School in1961. The school began with 35 pupils and 2 teaching sisters. The school is named after Victoire Larmenier who founded the Sisters of Nazareth. The special vocation of these sisters is care of the aged and the young.

The school's core values are based on the traditions of the Sisters of Nazareth; love, compassion, patience, justice, hospitality and respect.  These are highlighted daily  throughout the school in every activity, including newsletters and assemblies.

When the Sisters left the school in 2003 the enrolment had grown to 220 students and a school staff of 16.

front of school 2

Larmenier School offers a high quality educational experience for all students, which guides their spiritual, academic, social, emotional and physical development.
  • Chrisitian environment
  • Modern facilities
  • Positive Behaviour School (PBS)
  • Music Program - includes choir and an optional Band and Strings Program providing access to strings, brass and percussion.
  • LOTE Program - Indonesian for Grades 3 and 4, Japanese for Grades 5 and 6.
  • Physical Education - includes a rostered Interschool sports program for Grades 5 and 6, 10 day 'Learn to Swim' programs for Grades 1 and 2 and a Perceptual Motor Program for early childhood classes (K-2).
  • Information Technology - students have access to Mac laptops throughout the school.  2012 saw the introduction of a one to one iPad program for students in Grades 3 and 6.  2013 sees all students from Grades 3 to 6 included in this program.  Other classes have access to sets to enhance their learning opportunities.
  • Modern library.
  • Student leadership opportunities - including SRC (Student Representative Council), and Mini Vinnies.
  • Farm project - including vegetable gardens, featuring farm days for all classes.
  • Curriculum based on the 'Australian Curriculum' with strong emphasis on Literacy and Numeracy.
  • Playgroup - socialisation for all children Pre-Kindergarten.
  • Camps for Grades 3 to 6.
  • Extensive play and sporting areas - tennis and basketball/netball courts, modern play equipment.
 undercover area

 

Larmenier has always prided itself on providing wonderful facilities for its students. Currently the school has:

  • Multiple playgrounds and sports fields
  • 8 newly refurbished air-conditioned classrooms
  • Breakout rooms for individual and small group work off classrooms
  • Library
  • Nazareth Centre (Multi-purpose room)
  • Canteen
  • Large paved undercover area
  • Computer trolleys located outside classrooms allow for access as needed for class work
  • Music room
  • Uniform shop
  • Infant and primary play areas
  • Two sports ovals
  • Basketball/netball court
  • Tennis court
  • Car parking within school grounds
  • small school farm
  • Vegetable gardens and orchard
  • Solar panels and a wind generator which connect back to the grid and our sustainability and ecological programs and practices
 
vegie garden 2 2013

 vegi garden 3
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