Lalor Primary School is located in the North of Melbourne, and currently has 263 students enrolled. Of these students, 178 are from an EAL background. 74% of the students come from a language background other than English, with Vietnamese, Arabic, Greek and Italian being the predominant linguistic backgrounds.
As part of RESP the school identified that more literacy support was required for students from refugee and EAL backgrounds. The need to support students’ emotional and social development was also identified as a priority need. The school also identified the need to support families to support their children’s learning at home.