At Great Lakes College (GLC), every student is supported to achieve their personal best in a dynamic, focused and respectful learning environment.
"The college has consistently gained outstanding results in academic, sporting and performing arts fields," says College Principal, Graeme Jennings.
"Our focus on core expectations combined with challenging and differentiated learning environments ensure our students are engaged in rigorous programs catering to the individual needs of all students."
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.
Here you will find professional teachers who engage and inspire and students who enjoy a world-class local education.
As one college, GLC has 1,800 local students and everyone is cared for and valued.
Highly qualified teaching and non-teaching staff build quality relationships with students and parents providing a diverse range of educational opportunities in and out of the classroom.
There is always something happening at the college.
There are extensive curriculum offerings, Statewide competitions, College Musical/MADD, Koori Groups, Graffiti Busters, volunteering, work experience, STEM, post-school pathways, as well as parent-teacher-student barbeques.
"Our parents are kept well-informed with their children's progress through the many communications platforms implemented by the college via RAP, Parent/Teacher Information sessions, Facebook, Newsletters, Parent Portal in SENTRAL, celebration assemblies and local media which builds on the partnership between the college and local community," said Mr Jennings.
Jackie and Michael Amato's daughter has been a student at Great Lakes College for the past five years.
"Our experience of the College is one of a special place, an educational environment where many excellent academic, athletic and extracurricular opportunities exist and are nurtured.
"Some of these extensive opportunities have been competing in the Combined High Schools Championship Tennis Team, Premier's Debating Challenge, Taree and District Eisteddfod with the College Band, Debating Team and Drama Class as well as performing in College productions of MADD and Shine On Concerts.
"We have always experienced a high calibre of dedicated, welcoming and friendly teaching and administration staff who are motivated, engaged and professional.
"The College's high level of professional excellence across the broad aspects of College life is to be congratulated and commended."