The School Crest and Motto

St Lawrence's Crest

Ad Alta Virtute
To The Highest Virtue

Sisters of St Joseph Emblem
Our Religious Heritage

Southern Cross ~ Australia
The Great South Land of the Holy Spirit

Light of Wisdom and Book of Knowledge
Our core business

Rural Community
Agriculture is the life of our town


‘AD ALTA VIRTUTE’ – To the Highest Virtue.  

St Lawrence's Catholic Primary School is Christ-centred.  Our school aims to create a safe and caring community providing a dynamic educational environment that promotes high levels of learning for all.


In our efforts to provide authentic and effective Catholic Education and in the spirit of our founder St Mary MacKillop, we will endeavour to:

  • Develop a Christ-centred school community within the local Parish community
    “It is an Australian who writes this”
  • Present the teachings of the Catholic faith as a "way of life“
    “Who am I to stand in God’s way?”
  • Develop a Christian community where every person in the school is respected and treated with justice and mercy in all situations
    “Let us really love one another”
  • Assist parents in developing in students the ability to evaluate, discriminate and choose according to Christian values
    “Begin with prayer and end with it”
  • Provide an integrated curriculum, which caters for the total academic development of each child
    “Cling to God’s love and grace”
  • Provide students with the opportunity for physical, social, cultural and creative expression
    See the beauty of the Lord”
  • Provide a stimulating and rewarding educational environment for children
    “Bear with the faulty as you hope God will bear with you”
  • Provide children with fundamental knowledge and skills considered necessary for participation in modern society
    “We must always expect from time to time to receive crosses and know that we also give them”
  • Assist each student to maximise his or her potential
    Work with the means placed at your disposal”
  • Develop within students Christian values which will form an umbrella for social awareness, mature judgements, responsible self-direction, moral awareness and self discipline
    Never see an evil without seeing how you may remedy it”
  • Promote parental and community involvement and participation in the school
    See the beauty of the Lord”
  • Promote a community of learners
    “All depends on prayer…begin with it and end with it”

Quotes are attributed to St Mary Mackillop