Welcome to The Lakes College, and thank you for considering our school for your child. Our College is a happy and vibrant place, combining a nurturing environment with extensive educational opportunities.
A large part of what we do differently at The Lakes College is our approach to learning. We encourage a responsible attitude to work and instill values, standards, and good discipline as the foundations for quality teaching and learning. We teach our students HOW to learn in a specialized subject because we understand that in an ever changing world, the ability to adapt and transform are vital skills.
We are also committed to promoting a culture of excellence by providing an educational setting of the highest standard. Our strong emphasis on literacy and numeracy and focus on foreign language, the arts, and physical activity, allows students to explore and develop their interests and passions. Our dedicated staff support differentiation in the curriculum, tailoring each student's schooling experience according to their aptitude to ensure the individual child's best outcomes.
The College's state of the art facilities coupled with extensive pastoral care equips students for the technological, economic, social, and personal impacts of the future. As our classrooms transform to meet the changing technological landscape, we remain at the frontier, ensuring our students emerge ready for whatever the coming decades may hold.
In the past two years, we have expanded significantly with a new Secondary facility; a large, flexible, technology-enabled learning space, a new Cafe, Food Technology and Visual Arts Centre, a purpose designed Language Centre and a cutting edge Industrial Technology Centre. Lakes College is continuing to grow and has big plans for the future.
The marks of the Uniting Church's Christian mission underpin our philosophy and all that we aim to achieve. We believe that every person is deserving of respect and kindness, and these values build a genuine commitment to our faith, helping to create a caring community like no other.
Excellence in education, innovation in learning, and a caring Christian community: The Lakes College prepares a new generation of global citizens, with a growing tradition of outstanding academic results and a solid grounding in faith. We have spent the past decade, building our vision to be recognized as a Christian College, which helps our students lay the foundations for a bright and prosperous future. We develop, nurture, and recognize individual talents through a flexible and well-rounded curriculum.
Our tailored approach to learning has seen the College emerge as an educational powerhouse. We are in the Top 50 Queensland schools for NAPLAN results, and 100 percent of our Year 12 students have received OP 1-17 since our first graduates in 2013. Based in Brisbane's heart of the fast-growing North Lakes area, our co-educational College campus is a vibrant and happy place with boundless opportunities. Catering for Prep to Year 12 The Lakes College is an independent school underpinned by the Uniting Church's traditions and beliefs.
College Vision is leaders in inspirational and innovative learning. The mission is the Lakes College provides exceptional student-centered education that develops people of character who embody Uniting Church values in the community. College Spirit is Our TLC Spirit is reflected in our aspirations for personal excellence, our commitment and persistence, our celebrations of endeavor and achievement, our courage in all pursuits, and our compassion and respect for others.
The College is engaged in the fundamental task of forming and informing young minds and hearts. In promoting the good news of Jesus Christ among students, families, and staff members, gospel values are central to all that we seek to do:
Loving God and our neighbors as ourselves.
Fostering a cheerful, optimistic, and empowering environment.
Demonstrating support, encouragement, and compassion to all.
Developing resilience and determination to succeed.
Fostering respect and tolerance through working together in service for others.
Celebrating diversity through demonstrating inclusivity and care for the community