At St Lawrence's we follow the Western Australian Curriculum covering English, Health and Physical Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Languages, Mathematics, Science, Technologies and The Arts. 


English focuses on developing students’ communication skills, both oral and written.  Teachers  provide opportunities for students to use and develop these skills for a variety of purposes, audiences and social contexts. Literacy involves the modes of reading, writing, speaking, listening and viewing to think and communicate.  Students learn about how the English language works and how to use it effectively.  A variety of media is used in the Literacy program – written, spoken, visual, electronic, printed and live. Literacy Dedicated Time is programed for 90 minutes a day, 5 days a week. 


In 2017 iMaths was introduced to the school as the program PP-6 students work from. Numeracy Dedicated Time allows for 45 minutes - 1 hour per day 5 days a week. Quality learning occurs when students are supported with the necessary scaffolds for them to achieve success. The Gradual Release of Responsibility Model guides our teaching and learning practices in Numeracy, and all learning areas 


The Western Australian Curriculum: Science has three interrelated strands: Science Understanding, Science as a Human Endeavour and Science Inquiry Skills.  The Science Understanding strand comprises four sub-strands: Biological Science, Chemical Science,  Earth and Space Science and Physical Science. 


St Lawrence's uses a variety of technology including interactive whiteboards, smart TV's, Chromebooks and iPads. These help support a vast arrange of computer programs and apps including robotics and coding. Technology is integrated throughout all of the Learning Areas. 

The Arts 

The Arts give students opportunities to think and express themselves in  creative, critical and reflective ways. The students use a range of arts language to symbolically represent their ideas. In 2017 we extended our Arts Program to include Visual Arts, Media Arts, Dance, Drama and Music. Music also includes school choirs, bands and participation in the cities Music Festival. 

Health and Physical Education 

The school has a K-2 and a 3-6 Health and Physical Education specialist teachers. Besides teaching these areas, students are also involved in a variety of school and interschool carnivals. The benefits of physical activity are well documented and valued as a vital part of learning at the school. 

Languages other than English 

French has been the LOTE language at St Lawrence’s school since 2002.  The fact that it is taught for the whole school reflects the value our school places on language learning being an integral part of the educational experience of the whole child.  We believe in the importance of learning a second language as we are all part of one world.  Learning French allows students to develop communication skills, learn about their own language within a cultural aspect, learn about diversity and difference and learn about culture and history. 

Humanities and Social Sciences 

Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS) covers Geography and History. Throughout these lessons the following skills are taught including: Questioning and Researching, Analysing, Evaluating,  Communicating and Reflecting. 

Early Years Play Based Learning 

The Early Years Learning framework outcomes, principles and practices form the basis of all planning, teaching and learning in the Early Years. The Western Australian Curriculum informs our content in all year levels underpinned by our commitment to working collaboratively, using clear goals, shared beliefs and purpose.  The ultimate aim is to improve as a professional community and focus on the learning in our school.