Why choose lalor?

SUPPORTIVE & professional STAFF

The Department of Education surveys parent and students each year about our school. Our students rate our staff in effective teaching practice, teacher-student relations and learner characteristics and disposition above 90%.

Our parents satisfaction results are above like schools and the state, rating highly for safety, connection and progression and student development.

Both surveys exceed the state average which makes us one of the most approved schools in the state.


Student wellbeing and resilience are a major focus.

Our students wellbeing and resilience has always been high on our agenda.

Our wellbeing team includes a Mental Health Coordinator and student councilor that constantly monitor the health and wellbeing of our students.
Emotional intelligence and self regulation are explicitly taught at Lalor PS.

Our student responses to their attitude to school survey sees our students with some of the highest emotional and relational engagement scores in the state.


Did you know that our student growth reading and mathematics exceeds the state average?

The longer a student stays at Lalor Primary School the greater the student growth in English and Mathematics. Our NAPLAN data and Progressive Achievement Tests from the Australian Council of Educational research shows growth exceeding the state and national averages.

The longer a student stays at Lalor PS the more success they have.


Our diversity is our strength.

We have a wonderful, supportive community at Lalor Primary School.

Everyone deserves to be treated with respect and to have access to high quality education. We are passionately proud of providing a welcoming environment that is accepting of all families.

No Fee Policy

All curriculum related fees are voluntary at Lalor PS. Pens, pencils, books, personal iPad (Prep to Grade 4), personal laptop (Grade 5 to 6), excursions and incursions are all voluntary.

Why would you go anywhere else?

School Upgrade

As a part of a multi million dollar upgrade Lalor Primary School will be completely redeveloped by the end of 2023. The facilities upgrade will include two new learning community buildings catering for 10 classrooms, Visual Arts and Science, an new administration building with food technology facilities and redeveloped school hall to include canteen facilities and a music room as well as a new landscaped outdoor area.

Enrolment Information

Our Leadership Team and office staff are available to discuss enrolment issues and to offer support to parents as they consider their options.

We offer an extensive orientation program for prep students starting at Lalor Primary School in the following year. Enrolment forms can be downloaded here or may be collected from the general office. Families who require assistance in completing the enrolment form request assistance from the school.

Enrolment Process

To ensure that your child is enrolled at Lalor Primary School you need to:

  1. Check that Lalor Primary School is your local neighbourhood school by checking your address at www.findmyschool.vic.gov.au.
  2. Email us at lalor.ps@education.vic.gov.au and we will get back to you within two business days or alternatively you can or call on (03) 9465 3037 to arrange a personal tour with the principal.
  3. Bring your child’s original birth certificate or passport which will be checked and returned to you. A copy of the birth certificate or passport will be retained by the school.
  4. Supply the completed School Entry Immunisation Certificate which is sent to you from the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (Phone: 1800 653 809) by the start of school year. A photocopy of the School Entry Immunisation Certificate will be retained by the school.
  5. If your child has asthma or anaphylaxis, please provide a management plan and medication prior to commencing school.

To be sure that your child is eligible for school, Department regulations states the child must turn five on or before 30th April. Any concerns in relation to this regulation must be directed to  the Department of Education and Training.

Like to know more About School ZoNes?

Our school zone is available on findmyschool.vic.gov.au which hosts the most up-to-date information about Victorian school zones.

Students residing in this zone are guaranteed a place at our school, which is determined on the basis of your permanent residential address.

The Department provides guidance through the Placement Policy to ensure that students have access to their designated neighbourhood school and the freedom to choose other schools, subject to facility limitations.

You can find more information and answers to frequently asked questions on the Department’s website under School zones.