The Lakes College, North Lakes

The Lakes College is a Co-Educational Private Independent School in North Brisbane providing Primary and Secondary Education.
School Founded
Student Numbers
Uniting Church
Year Levels
$11,000 - $12,000

2 College St, North Lakes, QLD 4509

The Lakes College is a school of choice that provides exceptional student-centred education, developing young people of character, who embody Uniting Church values in the community. Based in the heart of the fast growing North Lakes area of Brisbane, our co-educational College campus is a vibrant and happy place with boundless opportunities. Catering for Prep to Year 12, The Lakes College is an independent school underpinned by the traditions and beliefs of the Uniting Church.

The Lakes College gives young people the tools to grow in good character through a learning environment focussed on the whole person. Students and families are welcomed knowing they belong to a learning community, empowered in their beliefs for today and the future, and supported on a journey of continual learning to become future ready.

• Multi-Purpose Hall: impressive state of the art indoor sporting facility
• College Hall
• Aquatic Precinct: brand new 8-lane heated swimming pool with ramp access. Stage 2 has commenced that will include a Learn to Swim Facility
• Food Technology Building
• Industrial Arts Centre
• Dance Studio
• Large green spaces (15 hectares)

Prospectus: Prospectus - The Lakes College

Enrolment forms: Enrolments - The Lakes College

The Lakes College Primary School provides a nurturing and supportive learning environment for students from Prep to Year 6. 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.

Our Prep year is designed to stimulate a lifelong love of learning in our youngest Lakes Learners through the Walker Learning program, which promotes child focused education allowing each child the opportunity to thrive and flourish.

Our Primary staff are dedicated to ensuring your child’s lifelong learning journey gets off to a great start. We believe that for a child to reach their learning potential, they must be secure in the knowledge that they are safe and supported. Through our 3 B’s – Be Safe, Be Respectful and Be a Learner – we work together to ensure each young person feels confident to take risks as a learner and knows they are valued as a respected member of our community.

Curriculum in the Junior Secondary (Years 7-9) is designed to engage students in a breadth of experiences across a range of core subjects including English, Mathematics, Science, Health and Physical Education, Humanities, Chinese (Years 7 and 8) and Faith and Values Education.

Students are also able to choose from a number of elective subjects including Visual Arts, Media Arts, Music, Drama, STEM, Digital Technologies, Industrial Arts, Legal Studies, Dance, Business Studies, ICT, and Food Studies and Textiles.

Teaching and Learning in the Middle School has a strong skills focus, and emphasis is placed on developing effective learning habits, ensuring that students are well positioned to achieve their very best in the Senior Secondary.

Year 10 is considered the Beginning Phase of Senior Secondary, and as such students are able to engage in the same courses available to students in Years 11 and 12. All Year 10 courses have the skills and content, as prescribed by Year 11 and 12 Queensland Curriculum and Assessment (QCAA) Syllabi, backward mapped into Year 10. Students are thus well prepared to meet the demands of the new Senior Assessment and Tertiary Entrance (SATE/ATAR) System. All students in Year 10 undertake English on Line 1 and must select between General Mathematics or Mathematics Methods on Line 2. Lines 3-6 are similar to the corresponding Years 11-12 lines. This includes the offering of specific certificate courses, as part of alternate pathway offerings, where possible. Students start SET Planning (see the Pathways and Careers page) in Year 9, to adequately prepare for Year 10 subject selection.

In Years 11 and 12, students can either continue with their chosen courses or elect to change following rigorous discussion, supported by the College’s dedicated Pathways and Careers arm.
Students study six specialist subjects, electing to either follow an ATAR or alternate education pathway. The College offers a range of VET options utilising various RTOs, TAFE In Schools and other organisations.


Our educational philosophy is focused on the whole child – intellectual, cultural, physical, social and spiritual and strives to develop the good, the true and the beautiful in every child. A balanced approach to education through quality curricular and extra-curricular programs provides opportunities for students to explore their potential. We provide a range of programs that cater for a variety of talents and interests.

Extra-curricular activities vary each term and include a range of activities including netball, tennis, basketball, soccer, athletics, golf, cricket, art clubs, award winning Culinary Club, Kokoda Challenge, chess clubs, choirs, string ensembles, performance bands, dance, speech and drama, musicals, debating, coding clubs, robotics and eSport, student councils, environmental clubs, gardening clubs, comic book clubs and many more.

Performing Arts
Debating / Public Speaking
Co-Curricular Activities
Creative Arts
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths)
Heated Swimming Pool
Dance Studio
Sporting Oval
Performing Arts Centre

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. Our 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.
The Lakes College offers four scholarships:

  • Belonging Scholarships are available to prospective students who identify as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person (Indigenous Australian) and who desire a Secondary School education at The Lakes College.
  • Believing Scholarships are awarded to current students who continue to serve faithfully within and on behalf of The Lakes College.
  • Becoming Scholarships are awarded based on outstanding results achieved in scholarship testing.
  • Beyond Scholarships are available to prospective students who demonstrate the qualities, potential and commitment to excel in extra-curricular.

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