Meet the Principal

Welcome to The Lakes Christian College.  2022 will be an exciting year of improving our practice, building our school community, and providing continuity of learning in all circumstances.  Our college is growing and we have plans for modernisation and expansion.  This growth will allow us to serve our students and community by providing a community of excellence in academics in a rapidly changing world.

Oxford dictionary word of the year for 2016 was “post-truth”.  Fake news, computational propaganda, agendas and bots are the norm influencing young people.  To be knowledgeable and discerning, it is imperative that they have a solid moral foundation.  We teach character development and positive transformation based on the gospel of peace that Jesus came to share.   We now know about the positive neuroscience associated with wellbeing and it upholds biblical truths that Paul admonishes us to put into practice in Phil 4; think about whatever is good, noble and true.  As faith filled believers, our staff nurture their own holistic wellbeing, we are strengthened and drinking from a deep well; out of this overflow, we will bring the truth and moral education to our students in a “post-truth” world.  

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He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.
   And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.

Micah 6:8

Our expertise will help your children understand environmental stewardship, career paths, charity, moral values and more.  Our strength is where these lead us to an understanding of our spiritual nature.  The unique purpose of Christian education is to reveal the truth that all of us are made in God's image and that He loves us simply because He is good. And as God loves us, we may draw through Him love for others and for the mysteries of creation. Our students are encouraged to find strength in God  to seek to do His will in our world.  


My goal and vision is to see a Christian perspective kept at the forefront of the curriculum by training staff to deliver quality education with the distinctive of a biblical world view. As we strive to honour God’s Word and the vision He has given us as a teaching and learning community, we will experience the reality of the promise of Micah 6:8.



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