Welcome to St Lawrence Primary School, Balcatta.

At St Lawrence Primary School, we believe that each child is a priceless gift from God and that all children are created in the image and likeness of God. As a unique individual with his or her own distinctive gifts, talents and abilities.

St Lawrence Primary School commenced in 1960 under the auspice of the Sisters of Mercy. The school serves the Parish community of St Lawrence and Mary Immaculate and is under the care of the Salvatorian Order of Priests. St Lawrence Primary School has been an integral part of life in the Balcatta, Gwelup and Stirling Regions. We have children attending from many other communities who come here to be part of our exceptional educational experience. An education that is centred on Gospel values.

The years a child spends at primary school are incredibly significant, they are some of the most exciting and joyous years of a family’s lives and lay the foundations for future success and a life long journey of learning.

Here at St Lawrence Primary School:

  • Children are provided with an opportunity to receive an outstanding Catholic education
  • Children may come to know Jesus and develop an awareness of God’s love for them
  • Children are enthused and challenged by a comprehensive and engaging curriculum
  • Children’s individual needs are respected and catered for to the best of our ability
  • Children are engaged and encouraged to participate in an active, physical and healthy lifestyle

The Teaching and Learning program at St Lawrence Primary School provides a wide range of educational and faith experiences. Our school aims to further develop each child intellectually, spiritually, emotionally, physically and socially, thus creating lifelong learners who have the ability to draw upon knowledge, processes and skills successfully in an ever changing world. This enables each child to reach their God-given potential, whilst exploring the wonders of our world.

Our school strives to be accepting of multicultural and individual differences. It acknowledges the rights of children to be safe, and values them through effective pastoral care. Our school acknowledges parents as the primary educators of their children, and builds strong partnerships with our families. We actively encourage and support parents in understanding their role alongside the school, and welcome their involvement. This home-school relationship is centred around ongoing communication, shared values, openness and trust. 

As Principal, I strongly encourage you to come to know our wonderful community and look forward to participating in the exciting journey with you and to share the dreams and aspirations you have for your child at St Lawrence Primary School.

Sheldon Carey