The Lakes College is 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.
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.
The Lakes College Primary School is a nurturing and supportive learning environment for students from Prep to Year 6. Our Primary staff are dedicated to ensuring your child’s lifelong learning journey gets off to a great start. The foundations for all future learning are formed during these crucial Primary years and our staff strive to make certain these foundations are solid through engaging and interactive learning experiences.
We believe that for a child to reach his or her learning potential, they must be happy. Through our three Bs — Be Safe, Be Respectful and Be a Learner — we work together to ensure each and every child feels safe enough to take risks as a learner and try new things and valued as a respected member of our community. Any obstacles to this happening are addressed immediately and the college treasures the close relationships we have with our parent community.
Our specialist Secondary years’ learning programs aim to engage each student in learning while challenging them to grow. Students have the opportunity to experience a wide range of subjects that will equip them with the knowledge needed to succeed in life beyond the classroom. To support our students, our vertical house-based system of pastoral care focuses on mutual respect, whilst equipping students with the right life and inter-personal skills to enable them to grow as individuals within our Christian community.
The Lakes College has partnerships with a number of Vocational Education and Training providers to enable students to pursue a variety of post-school options and careers. Some of the courses are delivered in school, while other courses are studied externally. Students are supported by teaching staff through the completion of their chosen courses.
Year 12 students achieve outstanding ATAR results
Congratulations to the 2020 Year 12 students on their perseverance and hard work to achieve excellent results in their senior subjects, VET certificates, ATAR outcomes and QCE achievements. The outstanding results affirm the college’s mission to provide excellence in education and reflects our high-quality approach to teaching.
- 5% of the Year 12 cohort achieved an ATAR of 95 or above, placing them in the top 5% of the state (the equivalent of an OP 1-3).
- 17% of the Year 12 cohort achieved an ATAR of 90 or above, placing them in the top 10% of the state (the equivalent of an OP 1-5).
- 43% of the Year 12 cohort achieved an ATAR of 75 or above, placing them in the top 25% of the state (the equivalent of an OP 1-10).
The students receiving our highest results (90+) studied a diverse range of subjects including mathematical methods, legal studies, ancient history, physics, Chinese, chemistry and art. A powerful reminder that passion and enthusiasm for a subject lie at the heart of excellent outcomes.
Every student graduates TLC with a qualification. 98% secured a QCE, 64% completed a Certificate III course, 4% completed a Certificate IV course, and 14% graduated with more than one VET qualification.
The Lakes College would also like to acknowledge the 15 students from our Year 12 cohort who secured early entry to a university course of their choice for 2021, highlighting the wide range of pathways available to students at our college.
The college is proud of the diverse range of opportunities that is offered to ensure that every student pathway is valued and supported. We do not doubt that the Year 12 cohort will lead lives of character and fulfilment, and we look forward to celebrating their successes — not just this year, but for many years to come.