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Welcome

A very warm welcome to The Lakes College. Please bookmark this page for ease in accessing important information relating to your child's commencement at TLC. Please refer to our Parent Handbook for further detailed information.


Uniforms

Uniforms are available for purchase from The School Locker, located at Burke Street, North Lakes. Our new supplier of uniforms will allow parents the flexibility of ordering online or heading into their store. Click here for more information.

Second Hand Uniform Shop (run by our P&F known as TLCCA)

Good used uniforms and accessories such as school bags, are available for purchase from the Second Hand Uniform Shop located in the small grey building in Carpark 1. Click here for more information.


Fees

Our Finance Office is located in the Administration Centre. Closer to your commencement at the College, you will receive your statement by email from our Finance Office. Please see our Finance section for information on fees and the required forms for setting up regular payments via direct debit etc. Any enquiries can be made to Josiah Navarro, located in the Administration Centre or by email finance@thelakes.qld.edu.au.


College Care

Please note that children entering Prep in 2021 are not able to access College Care until the first day of Term 1, 27 January 2021. It is College policy that all Primary aged children are registered for College Care.

Use this link to register and access current College Care fees and information. College Care is located near the Cafe and College Green.


Wellness Centre

The College Wellness Centre is located in the Primary undercover area. A Medical Form is required to be completed for each child commencing at the College. If a management plan or alert exists for your child, you are requested to contact The Wellness Centre to complete a handover prior to your child's commencement at the College.

Complete the Medical Form here - Medical Details Form Online Version 2020.

Please return completed forms with your enrolment paperwork to enrol@thelakes.qld.edu.au .


Booklists

PRIMARY BOOKS & STATIONERY

Primary families - All your books and stationery are provided in the classroom.

SECONDARY BOOKS & STATIONERY

Secondary Families - Please click on the links to access the book lists for 2020. Online orders have now closed, stationery can still be purchased from Sequel or other suppliers.

You can purchase these items from the supplier on the list or any stationery store.


Lockers

Secondary students are allocated a locker. An application form must be completed and returned to the Secondary Office. Locker Application Forms will be made available in January from Student Services, located in the Administration Centre. Any enquiries can be made directly with Mrs Barbara Manning via email studentservices@thelakes.qld.edu.au.


Extra Curricular

Extra curricular activities for the next term are being finalised. Activities will vary, based on the student's year level. Any enquiries can be made directly with Mrs Janice Clement, located in the Administration Centre or via email activities@thelakes.qld.edu.au.


Music

Music at The Lakes College is provided through three complimentary areas:

  • Classroom Music - compulsory in Primary, elective in Secondary
  • Instrumental Music Tuition - Year 3 Strings & Year 4 Instrumental Immersion classes, Music Studio Tuition - Private & Group instrumental and vocal lessons (Prep - Year 12)
  • Ensembles - choirs, string ensembles, concert bands, specialist & extension ensembles

Year 3 Strings Immersion classes

All Year 3 students learn a String instrument – violin, viola, cello or double bass. Students trial each at the end of Year 2 and are allocated their instrument at the start of year 3. Students new to the College will trial for their instrument at the start of the year or upon their arrival.

Year 4 Strings Immersion classes

All Year 4 students learn an instrument, either continuing on their string instrument or other options from the Woodwind, Brass and Percussion families. Students trial each instrument at the end of Year 3 and are allocated their instrument at the start of Year 4. Students new to the College will trial for their instrument at the start of the year or upon their arrival.

Music Studio Tuition

Music Studio is operated and staffed by The Lakes College and offers a wide range of instrumental and vocal music tuition by highly qualified specialist music staff. Private and Group tuition is available, and lessons are scheduled weekly on a rotating timetable.

Music Studio tuition is available to students from Prep to Year 12. Lessons are tailored to suit individual student’s needs and aspirations and provide excellent support to both Classroom and Ensemble programs.

To enrol in Music Studio tuition, please complete this online form. For detailed information including fees, terms and conditions, please see the Music Handbook.

Ensembles

There is a range of music ensembles at The Lakes College, and we enjoy a busy schedule of performances, including assemblies, showcase performances and competitions. Choirs, String Ensembles, Concert Bands and Specialist Ensembles all rehearse weekly, and we have options for students in Prep to Year 12. For a full list of ensembles, please see the Music Handbook. Students in instrumental ensembles are required to be currently enrolled in some form of tuition.

Questions and Enrolments - If you have any questions, please contact Mr Eddie Whiting, Director of Music – music@thelakes.qld.edu.au.


College Communication

Please download our app to stay up to date with all of the College activities and events. The app gives you access to many portals relating to the College, including our Parent Handbook. Please read more information here. Please note the Bus timetable is available on the College app.

Email is our main method of communication, please ensure your contact details are kept up to date. You can update your contact details anytime by logging into Parent Lounge.

Once you commence at TLC, your login details to the parent portals will be emailed to you by the Primary and Secondary offices. This will give you access to the two parent portals - Parent Lounge, Seqta Engage and the online payment portal Flexischools. For any questions please speak to your Primary or Secondary Offices.

We are on facebook, instagram, twitter and linkedin. Interact with us here.


Additional Information

For any other queries please do not hesitate to contact:

Primary Office: Mrs Kerri Nelson on 3491 5510 (knelson@thelakes.qld.edu.au) - located near the Primary entrance gate.

Secondary Office: Ms Hellen Crane, on 3491 5522 (hcrane@thelakes.qld.edu.au) - located upstairs in the Secondary staffroom (CIS Building, near the Cafe).

Bus and Student Services: Ms Barbara Manning on 3491 5501 (studentservices@thelakes.qld.edu.au) - located in the Administration Centre.

Extra Curricular: Mrs Janice Clement on 3491 5555 (activities@thelakes.qld.edu.au) - located in the Administration Centre.

Finance Office: Mr Josiah Navarro 3491 5508 (finance@thelakes.qld.edu.au) - located in the Administration Centre.

We look forward to welcoming your family to The Lakes College.


DATE CLAIMERS:

  • Term 4 - Year 7 2021 Settling in Sessions (program and dates TBC)
  • Tuesday 20 October -Year 6 "Experience Year 7" Day (Year 7 2021)
  • Monday 9 November (Group 1), Tuesday 10 November (Group 2), Wednesday 11 November (Group 3) is the Prep Orientation 9:00am-10:00am. Invitations will be emailed in Term 4 from the Primary Office with your allocated day.
  • Friday 27 November - Step Up Session (11:00am-12noon) for students entering Year 1-6 in 2021. Join your class for one hour.
  • Prep Parent Information Session - held on an evening the week before the school year commences (Date TBC).
  • Friday 22 January 2021 - Launch Day - Meet Your Teacher and get ready for the 2021 school year! Allocation of laptops, timetables, visit the Cafe, sign up for extra-curricular, familiarise yourself with TLC.
  • School Year commences - Wednesday 27 January 2021 at 8:30am.