Facere et docere: To do and to teach.

Summoned by the call of St Laurence’s College motto, facere et docere: To do and to teach, St Laurence’s College strives to implement the Charter for Catholic Schools in the Edmund Rice Tradition so that it is the ‘lived reality’ in the community.


The St Laurence’s College Vision is to be an authentic, dynamic, relational Catholic educational community.

  • An authentic Catholic community that celebrates and reflects Edmund Rice’s vision of Presence, Compassion and Liberation by ‘acting justly, loving tenderly and walking humbly with God’ (Micah 6:8).
  • A dynamic educational community for boys and young men that maximises their potential to be both active contributors to and prophetic voices within an ever-changing society.
  • An inclusive community, which continuously seeks to create and renew respectful, compassionate relationships by which all can experience what it means to be fully human.


St Laurence’s College, through nurturing respectful and compassionate relationships, aims to:

  • Foster Christian faith, personal worth and belonging through spiritual growth, reconciliation, compassion and generosity.
  • Educate boys and young men holistically in spiritual, moral, intellectual, emotional, physical, cultural and social dimensions of life.
  • Provide a safe and sustainable environment in which St Laurence’s College boys and young men learn and live.
  • Inspire all to live lives of service, especially to the poor and marginalised, both locally and globally.

Acknowledgement of Country

At St Laurence's College, we acknowledge the Jagera and Turrbal people as the traditional custodians and guardians of the land on which our College is placed. We are inspired and nurtured by the wisdom, spiritualities and experiences of our First nations Peoples. We respect the living culture of Indigenous Australians today and we commit our community to working alongside with them in building a community of respect, justice, equality, healing and reconciliation. Let us remember we are one in land, one in spirit and one in community.

College Leadership Team

The College Leadership Team works together to provide leadership and direction to the College Community to achieve the mission of St Laurence’s College. Under the direction of the Principal, each of the Deans has the responsibility for running different aspects of College life.

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Heads of House
College Board

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  • Chris Leadbetter - Principal 
  • Ben Lowrie - Deputy Principal 
  • Paul Corfield - Dean of Identity and Community
  • Liam Herbert - Dean of Teaching and Learning
  • Kirsten Wardrop - Dean of Logistics and Analytics
  • David Knight - Dean of Pastoral Care - Senior School
  • Vanessa Bell - Dean of Middle School
  • Cameron Wigan - Dean of Primary School
  • Michelle Gyde - Dean of Finance
  • Nick Lieschke - Dean of Business Operations and Information Technology

Heads of House

  • Callan - David Sheehan
  • Duhig  - Richard King 
  • Hogan - Shane Lynch
  • Kilian - Anthony Bird
  • Nagle - Welmar du Plessis
  • Rice - Matthew Zannes
  • Sion - Lachlan Heshusius
  • Treacy - Crystal Kennedy
  • Waterford - Matthew Yates
  • Xavier - Matthew Gammie

College Board

  • Chair of Board - Michael Batch
  • Principal - Chris Leadbetter
  • Deputy Principal - Ben Lowrie
  • Board Secretary - Heather Batchelor

Board members:

  • Jo Richards
  • Genevieve Green
  • Michelle Prendergast
  • John Vaitsas
  • Stephen O’Kane

Strategic Plan

We understand the importance of remaining a dynamic, state-of-the-art learning environment which provides the best opportunities for our young men. As a College, it is our collective ambition to work in partnership with the community to promote and develop student and staff excellence within a sustainable and innovative learning environment.

Our Strategic Plan for 2021-2023 provides the guiding principles to ensure the actualisation of our vision to place each student's personal and academic aspiration at the centre of all that we do. Drawing on the College's strengths of our extensive range of co-curricular activities, diversity of subjects, range of vocational offerings, school culture and pastoral care system, our strategic vision will be achieved.

Please follow the link below to view the 2021-2023 St Laurence College Strategic Plan.