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Why Choose The Lakes College in North Lakes

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

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

At the Lakes College we understand learning as a lifelong pursuit and that everyone – staff, students and parents – are all ‘Lakes Learners’. We 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.

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Our 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, our students are encouraged to explore and develop their interests, gifts and passions.

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

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

As the Lakes College continues to grow, so do our plans for the future. Recent expansion of our Secondary facilities includes large flexible, technology enabled learning spaces, Cafe, Food Technology and Visual Arts Centre, a purpose designed Language Centre and a cutting-edge Industrial Technology Centre, with our Pool and Sports facility coming soon.

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

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


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 our 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?

At TLC we are committed to the journey, growing young adults who graduate with qualifications, global understanding and the interpersonal skills that establish them as FUTURE ready. Scholarships for 2022 entry have now closed. In 2023, the College will embark on a new scholarship program, these will be revealed on the website early in 2022.

Academic Scholarship Testing for 2023 entry will be held at The Lakes College on Saturday 5 March 2022 commencing at 9:00am. Academic Scholarships are conducted by Edutest.

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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