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Welcome

A very warm welcome to The Lakes College. This page has been established to assist your family as you prepare to commence at The Lakes College.

Please bookmark this page for ease in accessing important information relating to your child's commencement at TLC. Please refer to The Lakes College Parent Handbook 2021.




For Prep families please see this link for additional Prep specific information Prep @ TLC.

For Secondary families please see this link for addition Secondary specific information Secondary @ TLC.



Uniforms

Uniforms are available for purchase from The School Locker, located at Burke Street, North Lakes. You can order online or purchase in-store. Click here for more information.

For students in Primary School, a schedule will be provided to you advising which uniform your child will need to wear each day. Swimming lessons take place in Term 1 for students in Prep to Year 3 and in Term 4 for students in Years 4-6.

Please refer to the Parent Handbook for information on the uniform requirements and uniform policy, as Secondary students have different requirements to Primary students.

Primary students alternate between the formal and sports uniforms. Please see the 'what to wear' guide at this link. If you have any questions, please contact your child's class teacher or the Primary office.

Second Hand Uniform Shop (run by our P&F known as The Lakes College Community Association)

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 the commencement of each term, 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. Fee forms and the fee schedule for 2021 are due for return now and are in the Finance section of our website. Please direct any enquiries to Josiah Navarro, located in the Administration Centre or by email finance@thelakes.qld.edu.au.

Please complete a Finance Form prior to commencing (see Fee section on this page or the Finance Section of our website).

Please note all families are required to lodge a Family Enrolment Deposit of $850 before commencing at the College. Please refer to the Student Enrolment Contract in your offer documentation for further information.

College Care

Please note that children entering Prep in 2022 are not able to access College Care until the first day of Term 1, January 2022. 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 - Prep to Year 6

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

SECONDARY BOOKS & STATIONERY - Year 7 to Year 12

Secondary Families - Please see Secondary @ TLC


Bus

Please contact Mrs Manning in Student Services on 3491 5501 to arrange for your child's name to be added to the bus list. If your child is catching the College bus, they will need a student ID card. An ID photo will be taken as soon as is practicable and then you can either purchase a term ticket (for frequent daily use) or pay per trip via Flexischools. See the Parent Handbook for more information. A schedule of the bus route is available via the College app (for privacy we do not publish the schedule publicly) or by contacting Student Services.

Extra Curricular & Sport

Extra curricular activities vary each term and the program is communicated prior to the commencement of each term via the Friday communication email. Activities will vary, based on the student's year level. Any enquiries can be made directly with Mrs Sharyn Greener, located at Reception in the Administration Centre or Mr Freddie Wood via email sport@thelakes.qld.edu.au. Please refer to the Parent Handbook for further details.


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

As a TLC family, each Friday you will receive communication via email from the College. Please contact marketing@thelakes.qld.edu.au if you need to update/remove your email preferences. There are also private Facebook groups that have been set up by the Parent Representative in your child's class or year level. At commencement, the Parent Representative will invite you to join the Parent FB group. Please note that these Facebook groups are not a formal communication channel of the College, but a way of parents being able to ask one another questions and post reminders about upcoming events. Please refer to the Parent Handbook for more information on communication at TLC.

Parents are emailed communication each Friday. Please refer to the Parent Handbook for more detailed information. You may also like to 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 also 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. Once you have your child's student number you can set up a Flexischool account if required. 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).

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

Extra Curricular: Mrs Sharyn Greener on 3491 5555 (activities@thelakes.qld.edu.au) - located at Reception 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:

  • Administration Office closes 17 December and reopens 3 January 2022 (access via carpark 1).
  • Prep Parent Information Session - held on an evening the week before the school year commences (Date TBC).
  • Friday 21 January 2022 - Launch Day - Meet Your Teacher and get ready for the 2022 school year! Allocation of laptops, timetables, visit the Cafe, sign up for extra-curricular, familiarise yourself with TLC.