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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.
  • Performing Art program including drama & dance.
  • Physical Education - includes a rostered Interschool sports program for Grades 5 and 6, and a 10 day 'Learn to Swim' programs for Grades 1 and 2.
  • Information Technology - students have access to MacBooks throughout the school. Grades 3 -6 have 1 to 1 BYOD (student owned) iPads and K-2 have access to school owned iPads in their classrooms.  Prep to Grade 6 have digital technology classes once a week.
  • Modern library which all classes visit once a week.
  • Commercial kitchen.
  • Student leadership opportunities - including SRC (Student Representative Council), and Mini Vinnies.
  • Farm project - including vegetable gardens and various animals, 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 held once a week.
  • 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
  • Breakout rooms for individual and small group work off classrooms
  • Library
  • Nazareth Centre (Multi-purpose room)
  • Canteen
  • Large paved undercover area
  • Music room
  • Uniform shop
  • Visual Art Room (Casmir Room)
  • Digital Technologies Rooms
  • Infant and primary play areas
  • Two sports ovals
  • Basketball/netball court
  • Tennis court
  • Car parking within school grounds
  • Small school farm
  • Propagation, Potting and Seed Germination area
  • 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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