The Lakes College (Queensland)

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The Lakes College
Crest of The Lakes College
Location
North Lakes, QLD
Australia
Information
Type Independent, Co-educational
Motto To your faith add knowledge
Established 2005
Principal Simon Armstrong
Grades Prep – 12
Enrolment Approximately 620
Campus Urban (Mango Hill)
Colour(s) Red, Navy Blue (and White)
Newspaper Tidings
Affiliation [1]
Website

The Lakes College (also known as TLC) is a Prep to Year 12 Independent Co-Educational Christian College located in North Lakes.

History[edit]

The Lakes College opened in 2005 and caters for students from Prep to Year 12. The College was originally a joint initiative of the Anglican Church of Australia and the Uniting Church in Australia and until 2008, it was operated by EDUCANG Limited. In 2008, sole ownership of The Lakes College was assumed by the Uniting Church in Australia.

Curriculum[edit]

The Lakes College is committed to promoting a culture of excellence by providing an educational environment of the highest standard. The College focuses on preparing students to reach their full potential, encourages a responsible attitude to work and instils values, standards and good discipline as the foundations for a quality teaching and learning environment.

The Lakes College's committed staff are dedicated to ensuring each child achieves their personal best by focusing on individual learning experience to ensure the best outcomes for our students. Our strong emphasis on literacy and numeracy and focus on foreign language, the arts and physical activity, provides opportunities for our students to explore and develop their potential.

As a Christian school, The Lakes College promotes and believes that each member of our community is deserving of respect and kindness. By promoting and aspiring towards the values implicit of a caring Christian community, we build a genuine commitment to our faith adding knowledge.

The Lakes College Secondary School curriculum is designed to encourage students to discover their personal interest and potential. The academic programme at The Lakes College provides personalised classes, tutor style teaching practices with low student to teacher ratio. Students in Years 7 to 12 study Key Learning Areas including English, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography, Health and Physical Education, Chinese and Faith and Values Education and are offered the opportunity to study exciting electives including Home Economics, Industrial Arts, ICT, Dance, Drama, Music, Visual Art, Film / Technology and Digital Media, Business Studies, Robotics, and Aerospace.

Chinese[edit]

One of the missions at The Lakes College is to prepare students to live and work in the globally connected world. Our language teaching and learning philosophy is to provide students with an authentic language and cultural learning experience with Chinese studied as a compulsory subject for all students from Prep through to Year 8 and becomes an elective subject in Year 9.

The Lakes College has established student exchange programs with I-Shou International School (ISIS) in Taiwan and Beijing Primary School in China and is committed to academic excellence, collaboration and dedication to fostering international mindedness within our students.

Sport[edit]

Sport is an integral part of life at The Lakes College. There is a strong emphasis on personal fitness, participation and teamwork where students are encouraged to reach their full potential and contribute to a team.

At The Lakes College, students are provided with the opportunity to play a variety of sports in a healthy, respectful, safe and competitive environment and provides a sporting programme with opportunities at Club, Interhouse, Interschool and Representative level throughout the year.

The Lakes College has established teams in soccer, cricket and netball competitions and students play tennis, Futsal, swimming and a range of other physical activity offered through the College's extra-curricular program.

The Arts[edit]

The Lakes College provides all students with opportunities to participate in and enjoy self-expression though music, drama, art and dance. There is a strong focus on performance and display of talent.

Music Music is a rich and engaging program of classroom and extra-curricular activities. Every student in the Primary School, including Prep students, learns a musical instrument and participate in classroom music lessons. From Year 7 Music is an elective that inspires students through the use of keyboards, guitars and computer technology.

Through Choirs, Concert Bands and String Ensembles, private music lessons and highly dedicated staff, we have established strong foundations for a highly reputable program. Regular performances are part of the culture at The Lakes College.

Visual Art Visual Art provides opportunities for self-expression through a variety of mediums. All students in the Primary School engage in art lessons with specialist staff in our new art classrooms that nurture creativity and display student talent.

Drama The development of self-confidence and communication skills are at the heart of Drama studies which are embedded in the whole curriculum in the Primary School and studied as an elective from Year 7. Students develop their capacity to create, present and appreciate through this medium of expression.

Dance TLC Dancers is a performance dance group, providing opportunities for dancers to perform at regular Assemblies and events held at the College. Dance is also an elective offered from Year 7 in the Secondary School. In addition, whole school dance programs are organised for all students.

Facilities[edit]

The College facilities enhance academic learning, spiritual and extra-curricular programmes. All buildings are air-conditioned, providing the optimum learning environment in the Queensland climate. Future building stages will be constructed to keep pace with the expected growth in student numbers. Our Master Plan outlines the staged development of what will ultimately be a College incorporating Primary and Secondary school facilities.

Recently we have constructed additional facilities to further enhance our educational offering, including:

- College Hall & Library - Home economics classrooms for cooking and sewing - A purpose built computer laboratory with interactive whiteboard - Science laboratories – refurbished in 2015 - Specific Primary and Secondary Art classrooms - Industrial Art facility offering specialist woodwork and metalwork programs - Language Centre specifically catering to the foreign language program - Multi media room for the College robotics program - Each of our classrooms is equipped with five computers and a Promethean Interactive Whiteboard. - A laptop program is in place for all students in Year 7 and beyond.

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Coordinates: 27°14′01″S 153°01′23″E / 27.23361°S 153.02306°E / -27.23361; 153.02306