Our College

Lalor Secondary College, a Year 7 – 12 co-educational school has serviced the communities of Lalor, Thomastown and Epping. The college is located in a residential area north of Melbourne in the City of Whittlesea. The College is located in close proximity to RMIT, La Trobe University, Melbourne Polytechnic and the Whittlesea TECH school. The school is a partner school of the Whittlesea TECH school and has close relationships with each of the Tertiary Education institutions. 






The College values of Caring, Cooperation, Achievement, Honesty and Pride promote the cultural diversity of the student population which is drawn predominantly from the local neighbourhood areas. Approximately 44 different nationalities among the students leads to a culturally and linguistically diverse group of learners. Our learning programs are enriched by drawing on the range and number of cultures and backgrounds represented among the students. 

The VCE program offers extensive subject choice and pathway options, with the college providing a well-structured VCE Vocational Major program. Laptops are supplied by the school to all Year 7 to 10 students and this will expand in the coming years to Years 7 to 12. The college provides an established program for Years 7 & 8, some choice in Year 9 and increased specialist subjects in Year 10. The Years 11 & 12 students have access to a wide range of VCE pathways 

In 2021 the school commenced capital works funded by the Victorian Government and the LSC school council which will total $27 million dollars. This has now been completed and includes a new double court gymnasium, food technology and PE classrooms, a new administration facility, wellbeing hub and library area, a new Arts hub, and senior school area. The newly opened Innovation Centre with two digital technology spaces and a purpose-built maker space and science centre complement the facilities and continue to allow the curriculum to adapt to the needs of the modern workforce. The associated landscaping and development of green spaces within the school has transformed the environment of the college. 

Special features of the college include a Language program offering four languages. For those students experiencing difficulties with their Literacy, the ‘Boost’ program is provided in Years 7, 8, 9 & 10 through separate targeted classes and activities. Year 9 students also have the opportunity to participate in the Advance Program incorporating the Duke of Edinburgh Award. Extensive opportunities for student enrichment are offered, including a school production, cultural concert, the school magazine-Milpera, the Year 7 Camp, the Year 9 Queensland trip, the Europe trip, the Local Parliamentary Convention, Debating, Mooting through La Trobe University and the Year 12 Study Skills conference. There are also various clubs operating including the knitting club, Arties Club, Coding Club, Chess Club, Walking Club, Mindfulness club, Music club, Fitness Club  and Fantasy Soccer just to name a few. 

The college has a well-established Well-being team that provides support for students in a range of areas including an integrated Course and Career Development program operating throughout the middle and senior school as well as a Student Well-being program which includes integration and student counselling. Targeted programs in the area of bullying and cyber bullying are presented each year, and partnerships with La Trobe University have been established to address these issues. 

Students are encouraged to build their leadership capabilities though a range of opportunities which include SRC Representatives, Peer Support Leaders, School Captains, Sports Captains, House Captains, Art Captains, STEM leaders and Class Captains. The school also has a strong partnership with ABCN that offers various leadership programs across a range of year levels. The college values of Honesty, Caring, Cooperation, Achievement and Pride were developed with a high level of student involvement. The values are prominently displayed in every classroom, reinforced at the start of every year and consequently have had a significant and positive impact on learning and behaviour. 

Students are both encouraged and expected to do their best whether in the classroom, at sport or when participating in extra-curricular events. Achievements, academic and in a range of other areas, are celebrated and rewarded. The college holds an annual Presentation Evening and Year 12 Graduation Evening, as well as Semester Assemblies where a range of awards are presented to students. In 2023 the schools Reward and Recognition program continued to expand in recognising the achievements of students in more areas that included Community, Leadership, ARTS and Sport. The recognition of student academic achievement includes Bronze, Silver and Gold Honour Awards, as well as a Principals Award. 

Mission & Vision

Our Mission

The community of Lalor Secondary College acknowledges the ability and the right of all students to learn and to experience success. All students are encouraged and challenged to reach their full potential in a safe and nurturing environment. 

Our Vision

Our vision for Lalor Secondary College is to be a vibrant school where learning is valued and students empowered to become lifelong, socially responsible learners; where a challenging and diverse curriculum caters for the variety of learning styles; where the varying talents of students and staff are recognised and celebrated; where excellence and effort are rewarded. 

Our school is a place where…
  • Students feel safe and well cared for and are expected to reach their academic potential
  • Students have the opportunity to engage in a range of co-curricular and extra-curricular opportunities.
  • Everyone is expected to “live” the College Values: Achievement, Caring, Cooperation, Honesty and Pride
  • Diversity is valued.
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