Great Lakes College

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Great Lakes College
Location

Australia
Coordinates32°12′55″S 152°31′39″E / 32.215390°S 152.527611°E / -32.215390; 152.527611Coordinates: 32°12′55″S 152°31′39″E / 32.215390°S 152.527611°E / -32.215390; 152.527611
Information
TypeGovernment-funded co-educational comprehensive secondary day school
MottoTis the Game not the Prize
Established
  • 1978; 44 years ago (1978)
    (as Forster High School)
  • 2003; 19 years ago (2003)
    (as Great Lakes College)
School districtGreat Lakes; Regional North
Educational authorityNSW Department of Education
College PrincipalGramae Jennings
Campus principals
  • Jennifer Miggins (Forster[1][2])
  • Sally Chad (Tuncurry Junior[3])
  • Davina Bowen (Tuncurry Senior[4])
Teaching staff134.4 FTE (2018[5][6][7])
Years712
Enrolment1,556[5][6][7] (2018)
Campuses
  • Cape Hawke Drive, Forster
    (Forster Junior Campus[1])
  • The Northern Parkway, Tuncurry
    (Tuncurry Junior Campus[3] and Senior Campus[4])
Colour(s)Blue, red and white    
Website

Great Lakes College is a multi-campus government-funded co-educational comprehensive secondary day school, located in the dual-town of Forster/Tuncurry, in the Mid North Coast region of New South Wales, Australia.

Established initially in 1978 as Forster High School, in 2003 through division of Forster High School, the Great Lakes College was formed. The combined campuses enrolled approximately 1,550 students in 2018, from Year 7 to Year 12, of whom eleven percent identified as Indigenous Australians and two percent were from a language background other than English.[5][6][7] The Senior Campus, located in Tuncurry, is a senior school that caters for students in Year 11 and Year 12 only. As of 2018 the Senior Campus enrolled approximately 410 students.[6][4][8] Also located on the same site in Tuncurry is one of the two junior high schools that, in 2018, enrolled approximately 540 students in Year 7 to Year 10.[7][3][9] The other junior high school is located in Forster that, in 2018, enrolled approximately 600 students, also in Year 7 to Year 10.[5][1][10]

The school is operated by the NSW Department of Education; and prepares students for the NSW Higher School Certificate and post school destinations. The College Principal is William (Bill) Hazard.

Student health and safety[edit]

Great Lakes College are committed to ensuring a safe and happy environment for your child.[11]

Notable alumni[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Annual Report 2018" (PDF). Great Lakes College Forster Campus. NSW Department of Education. 30 May 2019. Retrieved 16 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Respected principal to retire". Great Lakes Advocate. 23 December 2014. Retrieved 16 July 2019.
  3. ^ a b c "The Dolphin 2021". 6 December 2021. Retrieved 5 February 2022.
  4. ^ a b c "The Dolphin 2021". 6 December 2021. Retrieved 6 February 2022.
  5. ^ a b c d "Great Lakes College Forster Campus, Forster, NSW: School profile". My School. Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority. 2019. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  6. ^ a b c d "Great Lakes College Senior Campus, Tuncurry, NSW: School profile". My School. Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority. 2019. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  7. ^ a b c d "Great Lakes College Tuncurry Campus, Tuncurry, NSW: School profile". My School. Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority. 2019. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  8. ^ "Great Lakes College Senior Campus". School Locator. New South Wales Department of Education and Training. 2007. Retrieved 22 December 2007.
  9. ^ "Great Lakes College Tuncurry Campus". School Locator. New South Wales Department of Education and Training. 2007. Retrieved 22 December 2007.
  10. ^ "Great Lakes College Forster Campus". School Locator. New South Wales Department of Education and Training. 2007. Retrieved 22 December 2007.
  11. ^ "Student health and safety". Great Lakes College, Tuncurry Campus. Retrieved 8 June 2022.
  12. ^ "Advocate Stories on Paul Carroll". Great Lakes Advocate. 2009. Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 23 November 2009.
  13. ^ "Advocate Stories on Jamal Idris". Great Lakes Advocate. 2010. Retrieved 17 April 2010.
  14. ^ "Sydney University student wins Rhodes scholarship". University of Sydney. 29 October 2009.

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