We are now accepting enrolment applications for all year levels in our Secondary school with limited vacancies in some year levels in our Primary school. Applications are also being taken for Prep 2018 and 2019.
YEAR 12 STUDENTS ACHIEVE OUTSTANDING OP RESULTS
The Lakes College’s 2016 graduating class of Year 12 students have achieved outstanding OP results, affirming the College’s mission to provide excellence in education, and reflecting our high quality of teaching.
This achievement was highlighted in an article in The Courier Mail in February 2017, when The Lakes College were recognised as one of Queensland’s Top 10 OP 1-5 schools for 2016.
Queensland's Top 10 OP 1-5 Schools for 2016 were: 1) Brisbane Grammar School, 2) Brisbane Boys' College, 3) St Joseph's College Gregory Terrace, 4) St Aidan's Anglican Girls' School, 5) Anglican Church Grammar School, 6) Brisbane State High School, 7) Somerville House, 8) Brisbane Girls Grammar School, 9) Clayfield College, 10) The Lakes College.
Strong OP results do not happen by chance at The Lakes College. Students at the College are subject to a level of academic support that is second to none. Whether it be the ease through which all staff are accessible, to the range of programs available, or our comprehensive QCS Program, students find themselves within a strong, academic environment conducive to success.
While we recognise our students who achieved such strong OP scores, an excellent education incorporates both academic success and a focus on exposing young people to opportunity and broadening their horizons. The Lakes College remains committed to strong academic management and will continue to support those students who choose alternative pathways to tertiary education; this reflects the diversity of our student body and the College’s commitment to personalising each student’s learning pathway.
TOP 50 SCHOOL IN QUEENSLAND
A report in “The Australian” newspaper has ranked The Lakes College in the Top 50 schools in Queensland for 2014 NAPLAN results. College Principal Mr Simon Armstrong said “The Lakes College has a strong academic reputation within our region. Combined with small class sizes and a strong sense of community, our school strives to perform strongly on all measures of academic performance”.
The Lakes College has implemented a strategic and coordinated response to its teaching of literacy and numeracy in recent years. Whilst working with the Australian Curriculum, our school has adopted a number of leading-edge practices to ensure each student is catered for according to their specific needs. Teachers also use diagnostic testing to identify areas for improvement and then assess how our curriculum is shaped to ensure identified concerns are addressed.
At the College there has been significant emphasis on how students learn, rather than what students learn. This has led to the advent of a new course, The Art and Science of Learning (ASL), delivered to students in Years 7 and 8. ASL utilises the latest research in brain-based learning to ensure students are applying learning practices that enable them to connect what is taught to their own lives. This ultimately gives students the best chance of learning new content and reaching their academic potential.
As a Ministry of the Uniting Church, The Lakes College provides a foundation for the development of Christian values, where students can experience the benefits of a supportive Christ-centred community. Our ministry enhances the development of Christian identity and ethos through a program of Spiritual Development, worship, pastoral care and service.
Spiritual Development at The Lakes College is viewed as the nurture, growth, and enhancement of a lived faith. In a Uniting Church school, Spiritual Development encompasses intentional processes where students are guided in ways of living their Christian faith. Spiritual Development includes daily Devotions, which are conducted by the Classroom or Pastoral Care teacher, weekly Chapel Services which are attended by all students, and weekly Spiritual Development lessons which are offered by the College Chaplain or Classroom Teacher in consultation with the Chaplain.