Lakeside College opened in 2006 in the beautiful surrounds of Lakeside, Pakenham. As a Lutheran school, Lakeside College is part of Lutheran Education Australia, which is a network of 83 schools across Australia serving over 40,000 students. Lakeside College is not the first Lutheran school in the area, in 1836 when German settlers in Harkaway opened a church and school in Hessel Road.
Lutheran schools are built on a rich heritage. In the 16th century, Martin Luther was a young Catholic monk who, fed up with the abuses of the church at the time, sparked a new church movement which sought to clearly proclaim God’s unconditional love and mercy to all humankind. Along with being a passionate Christian, Luther was passionate about the importance of education in creating caring and capable people who could partake in making the world a better place. With over seventy million members, the Lutheran church is currently the largest Protestant denomination in the world.
The long tradition of Lutheran schooling has been part of Australia’s history. Lutherans have operated schools in Australia since 1839, when they arrived on our shores seeking the freedom to educate their children as they saw fit. Where Lutherans settled in Australia, they built churches and schools. From these simple beginnings, today there are Lutheran schools located in every state and territory of Australia (except the ACT).
While there is a major focus on quality teaching and learning, Lutheran schools strive to offer far more than that. When a family joins a Lutheran school they become part of a community which strives to be a secure place which offers warm, caring relationships and a safe environment. A Lutheran school sees each student as being unique with their own particular gifts and needs.
As a Christian learning community, each school aspires to provide a culture and ethos permeated by the core values of love, justice, compassion, forgiveness, service, humility, courage, hope, quality and appreciation.
Lutherans believe that God has given parents and caregivers the prime responsibility for the education of their children. Lutherans provide schools to assist parents and caregivers in promoting the educational and spiritual growth of their children. It is vital that each home and the school work together for the welfare of students on the basis of shared aims and values.
A Lutheran school holds itself accountable to parents and caregivers for the progress and welfare of students. It provides structures for constant communication between the home and the school. It encourages parents and caregivers to be involved in their children’s schooling and to participate in school life in the variety of ways that are available.
Time and time again, this is what parents and guardians tell me is their main reason for choosing Lakeside College. As a Christian College in the Lutheran tradition, we could not be happier that families are experiencing exactly what we set out to provide.
Education is all about relationships - between teacher and student, family and staff and school and community. Lakeside College prioritises these critical relationships as we carry out our service to the local community.
As a smaller Christian school of 460 students (growing to 650 students) from Years Prep to 12, there is a richness of relationships and attention to individuals that sets the College apart from others.
It allows us to ensure that students develop intentionally in mind, body and soul. Students are nurtured across the curriculum, inside and outside the classroom, through innovative learning opportunities in core subjects, a vibrant Arts program, technologies and sport.
In a nutshell, Lakeside College seeks to support students to nurture their God-given gifts through a love for learning, which sets them up to go out into the world and make a positive impact.
Our highly qualified and committed staff, know each child deeply through our intentional pastoral care program and relish in the opportunity to teach students across the different areas of the school.
Situated in the beautiful Lakeside precinct, our College boasts excellent facilities on campus including access to the co-located facilities provided through the Cardinia Cultural Centre, the Toomuc Playing Fields and the Cardinia Life gym.
As an open enrolment Christian College, we welcome all families regardless of their faith tradition into our community.
As Principal, I relish taking families on tours each week on Tuesday mornings and Thursday afternoons and at other times as needed - please take me up on the offer! It is a joy to show families around our gorgeous campus.
I look forward to meeting you soon.
College Tours by appointment only, please contact our Registrar to view the facilities.
Phone: 03 5941 7544
Lakeside College is convenitly located in the heart of the Lakeside Estate, Pakenham with public transport available. The 925 and 926 bus stop is a short distance from the College and helps provide transport options for students.
Lakeside College offers scholarships to new students entering the College in Years 7 to Year 12 who:
Assessments for the scholarships are based on applications, giving students a chance to highlight their commitment, achievements and contributions to school life and the wider community.
There are a variety of fee remissions awarded, including up to 80% remission of the annual tuition fees until the end of Year 12.
We have a strong commitment to assisting families whose child would greatly benefit from a Lakeside College education, but who, without financial support, would be unable to attend. Please speak with our Registrar for more information. In some circumstances, up to 80% remission of the annual tuition fees may be available. Holders of Health Care cards are encouraged to apply and will automatically qualify for financial assistance.
Please obtain an application form from the College Registrar on email@example.com and prepare the following documentation.
Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis and families are encouraged to submit paperwork as it is ready.
Saturday 14th March, 2020.
Open Day is a chance to visit the College, meet our friendly staff, ask questions and go on a student led tour.
Our students and staff look forward to welcoming you to our community.
Book a personal tour here: https://calendly.com/lakeside-college/lakeside-college-principal-tour?month=2020-01.
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