I hope that you will enjoy finding out about Lowther Hall and all it has to offer. We are a school large enough to offer a broad, rich curriculum yet small enough to ensure that each girl is well known by the staff.

There are many things that make Lowther Hall a special place including:

  • our commitment to excellence for all;
  • our Christian ethos;
  • our sense of family;
  • our unique history; and
  • our rigorous approach to teaching and student learning.

Girls at Lowther Hall experience an education which is designed to enable each to leave us confident that she is prepared for the opportunities and challenges that might lie ahead.

Please contact us if you would like to learn more about Lowther Hall or if you would like to arrange to visit us in Essendon.


Elisabeth Rhodes
Principal

What do we want for our girls?

As adults, we want our children to be happy and successful. We want them to develop knowledge, skills and personal qualities and characteristics that will enable them to be confidently themselves. We want them to have every opportunity to use their talents to enrich their own lives and lives of others.

As a school of 800 girls from Kindergarten to Year 12 on a single campus, we are large enough to offer a broad, rich curriculum yet small enough to ensure that each girl is well known by our staff. Our size and our focus on girls from Kindergarten to Year 12 make us unique in this part of Melbourne. 

Our main building “The Mansion” was originally built as a family home and stands at the heart of our school community.

Your daughter at Lowther Hall joins our school family in a network of relationships which we hope will be lifelong.

This generation has more opportunity and faces more complexity than any before it. It is therefore critical that our young women think deeply about their lives and what is important to them. At Lowther Hall we want them to explore the full range of human activity. Our learning program assists them to consider themselves as creatures of mind, body and spirit, ready when they leave us, to step into the adult world optimistically and confidently.

Each girl will have a different path forward based upon her unique set of interests, talents and skills but the qualities that she will need to build a fulfilling and successful life will be consistent.

At Lowther Hall we have identified the qualities we seek to develop in the Lowther Hall girl:

  • SHE HAS A CLEAR SET OF VALUES WHICH SHE CAN ARTICULATELY COMMUNICATE AND APPLY TO HER LIFE
  • SHE IS COMMITTED TO THE PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE
  • SHE IS CURIOUS AND KNOWS HOW TO LEARN
  • SHE IS RESILIENT AND ABLE TO ACCEPT AND LEARN FROM FAILURE
  • SHE IS PREPARED TO TAKE A CONSIDERED RISK
  • SHE HAS A SENSE OF BELONGING
  • SHE UNDERSTANDS HERSELF, HER STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES
  • SHE CARES FOR OTHERS AND FOR HERSELF
  • SHE IS CONFIDENT AND INDEPENDENT
  • SHE CAN WORK WITH OTHERS AND TAKE THE LEAD
  • SHE UNDERSTANDS THE WORLD AND HER CAPACITY TO SHAPE IT
  • SHE IS OPTIMISTIC AND HAS A SENSE OF HOPE FOR THE FUTURE

I invite you to visit us so that you can see at first hand what Lowther Hall has to offer.

ELISABETH RHODES
PRINCIPAL

Non Nobis Solum

Lowther Hall’s motto affirms its wish to serve both the local and wider community. This service is expressed in fundraising for charitable causes and in the giving of time and effort to community groups. Fundraising activities are held each year for various causes.

In addition and of prime significance is our support of the Lowther Hall Mainuddin Primary School in the Bhola Island region of Bangladesh. The construction, staffing, resourcing and maintenance of this school have been fully funded by students of Lowther Hall. Built in January 1995, the school has around 400 primary school age girls and boys who would otherwise not have the opportunity of receiving a school education.

Year 9 girls undertake a community service placement, often in neighbourhood schools or homes for those who need special care. The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme, for students in Year 9 up, has a major component of community service.

It is not enough for students to achieve academic excellence. Tolerance and understanding of the needs of others are essential.

Non nobis solum.

The Christian Ethos

We are an inclusive Anglican school and welcome girls of all abilities, all cultures and all faiths. Each girl at Lowther Hall has the opportunity to explore and develop her faith and her values.

Through our programs in Philosophy and Religious Studies and through our school policies and practices girls learn to make decisions based on their core values. Central to our curriculum design are the notions of essential questions and enduring understandings. Girls grapple with a range of challenging issues in every subject area.

We encourage an awareness of God’s love for all people and we affirm the teachings of Jesus Christ. Chapel services are held regularly and our Christian worship culminates each year in our Carols Service at St Paul’s Cathedral. The Christian value of treating others as we would wish to be treated is central to our expectations of the Lowther Hall community.

Celebrating Success in VCE 2013

Our aim at Lowther Hall is to educate “the whole person for the whole of life” and it is often what is learnt on the journey that best equips girls for the post school world. We are proud of all members of the Class of 2013 who applied themselves with determination and persistence to achieve their best. All girls successfully completed their VCE with many individuals navigating personal challenges throughout the year.

The results reflect the hard work of staff and students and show a commitment to the pursuit of excellence by all. 33% of the cohort achieved an ATAR score over 90, placing them in the top 10% of Australia with 63% of girls scoring an ATAR of 80 or more (the top 20% of the nation). 48% of graded assessments were A or A+ with 3 girls achieving perfect study scores of 50 out of 50. The median study score was 35 which is an outstanding result.

The Lowther Hall students with ATAR scores of 99 or above:

Lowther Clarke Scholar
(Dux) of 2013
Megan Lowry
99.7
Nardin Barsom
99.6
Phi Tran
99.05

 

Lowther Hall 2013 ATAR Scores

A number of girls have already been offered tertiary places through scholarships or early achievement programs on the basis of their results and what they have accomplished throughout the year.


Read more...

 

Ms Elisabeth Rhodes
Principal


Term Dates

Dates for 2014

  • Term 3 Wed 16/7/14 – Fri 12/9/14
  • Term 4 Tues 7/10/14 – Mon 8/12/14

    NOTE: Mid term break - Mon 3 November 2014

Public Holidays - 2014

  • Melbourne Cup – Tues 4 November

    NOTE: Mid term break - Mon 3 November - VCE exams continue

Dates for 2015

  • Term 1 Mon 2/2/15 – Fri 27/3/15
  • Term 2 Tues 14/4/15 – Fri 26/6/15  
  • Term 3 Wed 15/7/15 – Fri 11/9/15
  • Term 4 Tues 6/10/15 – Mon 7/12/15

    NOTE: Mid term break - Mon 2 November 2015

Public Holidays - 2015

  • Labour Day – Mon 9 March
  • Good Friday – Fri 3 April
  • Saturday before Easter Sunday – Sat 4 April
  • Easter Monday – Mon 6 April
  • ANZAC Day – Sat 25 April
  • Queen’s Birthday – Mon 8 June
  • Melbourne Cup – Tues 3 November

    NOTE: Mid term break - Mon 2 November - VCE exams continue

Annual Reports and Curriculum

Please find below the Annual Reports for Lowther Hall 2009, 2010, 20011, 2012, and Curriculum 2014 respectively (requires Adobe Reader in order to view. You can download it here.)

Lowther-Hall-Commonwealth-Government-Reporting-Requirements-2012.pdf (PDF, 1.18Mb)
Lowther-Hall-Commonwealth-Government-Reporting-Requirements-2011.pdf (PDF, 1.21Mb)
Lowther-Hall-Commonwealth-Government-Reporting-Requirements-2010.pdf (PDF, 1.1Mb)
Lowther-Hall-Commonwealth-Government-Reporting-Requirements-2009.pdf (PDF, 2.25Mb)

LH Curriculum 2014.pdf (PDF, 782KB)

Old Grammarians

Reunions for 2014

  • Fri 18 July at 4.00pm – Class of 2013 Afternoon Tea at the School
  • Sat 19 July at 2.00pm – 30-49 Year Reunion at the School
  • Sat 4 October at 1.30pm – Golden Mitre Club Reunion at the School
  • Fri 10 October at 6.00pm – Class of 2004 10 Year Reunion at the School
  • Fri 10 October at 6.00pm – Class of 2009 5 Year Reunion at the School
  • Sat 18 October at 12.00 noon – Mornington Reunion at Steeples, Mornington-Tyabb Road, Mornington

ABN 35 006 660 984
PO Box 178 (17 Leslie Rd), Essendon VIC 3040
Phone: (03) 9325 5000 - Fax (03) 9331 1247
Web: www.lowtherhall.vic.edu.au
Email: lowther@lowtherhall.vic.edu.au
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