The Lakes Christian College

206 East Wilchard Road

Castlereagh, NSW, 2749

 

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E: office@thelakescc.nsw.edu.au

 

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HIGH SCHOOL:

YEARS 7 - 12

STUDENTS

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The High School programs at The Lakes Christian College build on the strong foundations laid down in our Primary School. The education provided in High School is holistic; focusing on the development of the whole person mentally, spiritually and physically.

 

At The Lakes Christian College there is a balanced culture of academics, skills, creativity, and character development. The range of programs delivered in the High School allows students to discover their own uniqueness and to develop all aspects of their lives, enabling them to reach out for the potential which is in them and to see that God has a purpose for their lives.

 

The formal curriculum at The Lakes follows the syllabi of the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA, formerly BOSTES), which culminates in the award of the HSC at the end of Year 12. The Lakes Christian College is developing a solid tradition of academic excellence, with all students completing Year 12 earning an HSC and an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank.

Students engage in challenging, relevant learning activities and study tasks with meaningful assessments that are connected to what the students are studying.

 

At the end of each semester Students are rewarded for their Academic performance at The Academic Achievers’ Award Assembly.

 

At The Lakes Christian College we believe in Success for Every Student. It is a clear expectation that every student is capable of success. While success for different students may mean different goals based on ability, we believe all students need to be experiencing success as they move towards developing their God-given gifts and talents. Teachers are trained to meet the differing needs of students and to direct them towards individual success.

 

You are invited to come and take a tour of our wonderful College on any day convenient to you. Every Day Is An Open Day at The Lakes Christian College.

 

Further information can be found regarding each Stage in High School on the attached links or feel welcome to call and chat to our Deputy Principal, Mr Russell Thomas.

SUBJECT SPECIFIC INFORMATION

Years 7 & 8 (Stage 4)

High School is a period of significant change for young people. While developing a strong academic culture is important, of equal importance is developing character.

This begins with our High School Transition Program in Year 7. This program focuses on the individual, within the year group and in the larger School. Year 7 Activity Day and our Years 7/8 Camp are dedicated to working through the processes of developing confidence, resilience, group building and other skills to assist our students’ progress through their first year in High School.

 

Students have a varied program of learning in Years 7 and 8, where the following subjects are offered:

English, Mathematics, Science,

Christian Discovery, History / Geography, PDHPE,

Mandatory Technology subjects (food technology, computers, wood,

built environments, design),

Music and Art, 

LOTE: Japanese, taught in year 8 only.

Years 9 & 10

In Years 9 and 10 all students in NSW study the following mandatory subjects.

 

Core Academic Curriculum:  

English, Mathematics, Science,

Australian Geography, Australian History,

Physical Development / Health and Physical Education.

 

At The Lakes we include Christian Discovery and an additional subject - Information Software and Technology (IST) for all Stage 5 students.

 

These years provide the opportunity for students to choose from a wide range of Additional Subjects. Possible Additional Subjects include:
Design & Technology,

CAPA Faculty;: Drama, Music, Dance,

PASS,

Food Technology.

As well as distant Education subjects upon application and approval.

Extra Curricular Activities

Excursions and camps are seen as valuable and an integral part of development and learning. Students are provided with an opportunity to attend a variety of activities throughout their time in High School.

Some of these include on a weekly basis:

STEM Focused Groups,

Coding group,

Choirs,

Dance groups,

Art Club,

Music Bands,

Music Tuition.

And throughout the year Camps, Leadership Conferences,

Community Service and Fund Raises and Mission opportunities.

Extra Curricular Activities

Excursions and camps are seen as valuable and an integral part of development and learning. Students are provided with an opportunity to attend a variety of activities throughout their time in High School.

Some of these include on a weekly basis:

 

STEM Focused Groups,

Choirs,

Dance groups,

Art Club,

Music groups,

Music Tuition.

And throughout the year Camps, Leadership Conferences,

Community Service and Fund Raises and Mission opportunities.

Years 11 & 12

In Senior High School, Years 11 and 12, students are offered a variety of In-School subjects as well as external study options, including Distant Education and school-based vocational training.  The Lakes has a new senior study area, designed specifically for senior students to work on individual study programs. Senior student are mentored by a staff members on an individual basis, and we have a high ratio of teachers to student numbers. In Year 11 and 12, students have the following subjects to choose from:

 

Core Academic Mandatory Curriculum:

English Advanced or Standard

Studies of Religion I

 Mathematics General 1 & 2 (to be known as Mathematics Standard)
Mathematics  (to be known as Mathematics Advanced)
Mathematics Extension 1


Potential subject choices include:

Business Studies,

Community and Family Studies,

CAPA Faculty: Dance, Drama, Music 1, Visual Arts,

Design and Technology, Food Technology,

History Ancient and Modern,

Legal Studies,

PDHPE,

Science: Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Investigative, Earth and Environment.


In addition, Vet Courses through KEY ALLIANCE are available, as well as Distant Education Studies - offering a wide range of Subjects.