A love for learning

Tom Brennen, Principal. 238566_01

By Tom Brennen, Lakeside College Principal

“It feels like a community where my child will be nurtured, cared for and known.”

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 couldn’t 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 505 students (growing to 650 students) from Years Prep to 12, there is a richness of relationships and attention to individuals that sets Lakeside 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, the 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 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.