Orientation Day

On Friday 18 September, over 220 Year 4 and Year 6 students from across Brisbane took part in this year's Orientation Day. Focused on providing an opportunity for incoming 2021 students to meet their fellow students, soon-to-be teachers and student leaders, the Orientation Day is the first of many days our newest students have to look forward to at Lauries.

A stringent COVID safe plan was followed for the day which meant that parents and guardians were unable to join their sons on campus. Instead, parents were provided with a video from College Leadership team members which outlined what will happen over the coming months and what to expect upon their son/s formal commencement at the school in January 2021.

During the day, the boys heard from College Principal, Chris Leadbetter before heading off to numerous activities. For incoming Primary students, they met the 2021 Head of Year 5, Michael Sharkey as well as spent time with other Year 5 teachers as they got acquainted with the Primary Precinct and some of the tasks they will be working on next year. The Year 6 students met their Heads of House and some of next year's student leaders, played games on Gair Field plus handball against the Senior students and heard about the sport and music opportunities available to them. All boys also enjoyed a tour of the campus as well as a delicious morning tea and lunch.

While all boys were wearing their current school uniforms, they were encouraged to branch out from their current connections and to converse with students from other schools. By the end of the day, boys from schools and suburbs all around Brisbane were chatting, playing and embarking on their first steps towards life-long friendships. 

Photos from the day can be viewed in the below gallery.

We look forward to welcoming our newest Lauries gentlemen back to the campus for the first day of Term 1, 2021 on Wednesday 27 January.