Forest Lake College
Forest Lake College was established in 1994 as with 66 students. The College's enrolment has since expanded to 1,000 students.
It was originally a joint initiative of the Anglican Church of Australia and the Uniting Church in Australia and until 2009 was operated by EDUCANG Limited along with Mary McConnel School, The FLC International Centre, The Lakes College and The Springfield College.
In October 2009, sole ownership of Forest Lake College (FLC) and The Springfield College (TSC) was assumed by the Anglican Diocese of Brisbane and a new board was appointed to EDUCANG.
Forest Lake College curriculum includes individualised training in the academic, cultural, social, spiritual and physical domains. Forest Lake College academic curriculum offers a range of science, humanities and vocational subjects. Forest Lake College believes there are three discrete stages of a child's education:
- the foundation studies of early childhood,
- the middle years of development and growth, and
- the final years of preparation for adult life.
The College structure reflects these stages of individual development, rather than the traditional Primary and Secondary Schooling distinction.
Mandarin Chinese is the Language Other Than English (LOTE) taught in all classes from Prep (pre-school) through to Year Eight and may be undertaken as an elective subject from Year Nine through to Year Twelve.
Students from Prep (pre-school) onwards learn to play an orchestral musical instrument. As part of the core curriculum, all students receive instruction from String, Brass, Percussion or Woodwind specialist music teachers during classroom time.
The College offers activities in cultural areas, as well as recreational and leisure activities such as public speaking, computer clubs and chess clubs. Students take part in debating competitions with other schools, fielding teams in the Queensland Debating Union schools' competition.
The Associated Schools Sports
The sporting program is centred on membership of The Associated Schools (TAS) for students in Years 8-12, and Junior TAS Competition (JTAS) for students in Years 4-7.
Apart from the core sports of Swimming, Cross-country and Athletics, all TAS sport is played on Saturdays over 3 trimesters. Each trimester is approximately nine weeks.
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