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The Lakes College North Lakes: Parent Fact Sheet

Why Choose The Lakes College in North Lakes

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Welcome to The Lakes College and thank you for considering this school for your child. The College is a vibrant Prep to Year 12 learning community committed to developing young people of character who embody the Christ-centred values of their community. Their nurturing environment supports each child find success as a learner. At The Lakes, relationships matter every day.

Their College is a place of BELONGING of BELIEVING and for BECOMING, as they seek to partner with families to grow young people who are FUTURE ready.

At The Lakes College they understand learning as a lifelong pursuit and that everyone – staff, students and parents – are all ‘Lakes Learners’. They strive to deliver dynamic and rich programs designed to enliven creativity and curiosity while empowering learners to face challenge, build resilience and grow in integrity as they engage in a global world now and into the future.

Their college values, relationship standards and a commitment to excellence form the environment of care, growth and expectation that builds a firm foundation for learner success. With a strong emphasis on literacy and numeracy and focus on Science, foreign language, the arts and physical activity, students are encouraged to explore and develop their interests, gifts and passions.

Their dedicated staff at the forefront of curriculum and pedagogical practice, delivering learning within the College’s state of the art facilities, as they strive to be leaders in inspirational and innovative learning. Students experience a learning journey tailored to support the best outcomes for the individual child.

Their tailored ‘Find Your North’ Wellbeing program, equips students for the technological, economic, social and personal impacts of the future. They continue to remain at the frontier of contemporary, educational practice, ensuring that the learning environment is well-provisioned to meet the needs of an ever-changing technological landscape, equipping their students to be contributors in a global society.

Classrooms are designed with the intent of delivering a curriculum and teaching philosophy that facilitates the 21st century skills of collaboration, personal and social competence, and critical and creative thinking, thus best preparing our students for life after school. Recent expansion of The Lakes College’s facilities includes an impressive state-of-the-art indoor sporting facility for the whole community that includes four convertible indoor courts that are equipped for basketball (2 courts that include a show court plus three score boards), badminton (4 courts), volleyball (2 courts), netball, futsal and other sporting opportunities. Stage 2 of the Aquatic Precinct has commenced and will include a second pool with a dedicated learn-to-swim facility and a shaded grandstand.

The marks of the Christian mission of the Uniting Church underpin their philosophy and all that they aim to achieve. They believe that every person is deserving of respect and kindness and these values build a genuine commitment to faith, helping to create a caring community like no other.

They warmly invite you to experience what The Lakes College is all about and look forward to welcoming your family into theirs.


This is our Character, this is who we are.

What are the public transport options to The Lakes College?

The Lakes College is well serviced by public bus, and the school offers it’s own school bus to take students to and from school.

What are the school fees per term?

Please visit the College website for more information on Fees.

What are the boarding options at The Lakes College?

There are no boarding options for The Lakes College.

Does The Lakes College offer scholarships and how do we apply?

Their TLC Scholarship program is designed to identify and celebrate students in Years 7-11 who have strengths and expertise in a variety of areas, giving opportunity for young people to be part of a learning community that fosters Belonging, Believing and Becoming. Visit Scholarships – The Lakes College to find out more.

Should you require any further information please contact the College Enrolments Manager by calling (07) 3491 5555 or email enrol@thelakes.qld.edu.au or visit their website here.

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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