At Great Lakes College (GLC), you will find professional teachers who engage and inspire and students who enjoy a world-class local education.
There are three campuses. At Tuncurry, there are two campuses one for Years 7-10 and the other for Years 11-12. Forster Campus caters for Years 7-10.
As one college, GLC has 1,800 local students and every one is cared for and valued.
"The College mantra of Relationships, Relationships, Relationships and our strong focus on student wellbeing ensures that your child is valued and nurtured across the college," says College Principal, Graeme Jennings.
"The college provides extensive individual support through our wellbeing programs and specialist staff," said Mr Jennings.
Specialist staff include quality teaching and non-teaching staff, student learning support officers, school counsellors, pastoral care workers, Aboriginal education workers, Year advisers, Boys and Girls advisers, learning support teams and transition teams.
Inclusive and diverse learning programs cater for all students through the collaborative development between staff and parents of acceleration and enrichment pathways. There is support for students with learning difficulties through targeted individual learning programs, non-academic pathways and post-school options.
Wellbeing and discipline processes which are underpinned by the college core expectations and effective communication processes that provide safe, age-appropriate learning environments which challenge and encourages students to strive for outstanding outcomes in academic, cultural, social, sport and the performing arts.
Students have regular opportunities to be recognised for their achievements in parent-teacher evenings, celebration assemblies, PBL, RAP, Graduation assemblies and College Presentation Evening which are very well supported by parents and the local community.
Parents Sabino and Kristy Ragno said "After sending our children to a Catholic school for their primary education we decided to compare other options for their higher education.
"After some comparisons, we found that the Great Lakes College offered more opportunities for our children in a wide range of areas including sport and music.
"Also the College offered a lot more subject choices for years 11 and 12. Since sending our children to the Great Lakes College we have been more than happy with the education they have received.
"The staff have always been very professional and approachable.
"We would highly recommend the College to anyone looking to send their children to high school in the future."