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About Lakeview

Our School

Lakeview Senior College is located in the rapidly growing suburb of Caroline Springs, approximately 20 kilometres west of Melbourne. It is a government secondary school educating students from Years 10 to 12. Most Lakeview Senior College graduates pursue further education in a range of tertiary settings while others undertake professional, business or trade related training and employment. The College anticipates a student population of more than 1000 in 2024 which means an extensive selection of subjects at each year level is available to students. Hence, every student at Lakeview Senior College is able to undertake a learning pathway tailored to their individual needs. The College maintains a learning focussed environment based on high expectations of students in which academic excellence is promoted and celebrated.

Courses for Young Adults

Students at Lakeview Senior College select courses from the VCE (Victorian Certificate of Education) and VCAL (Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning). The choice of the VCE and VCAL enables students to undertake a breadth of both academic and vocational training courses. Students are also offered the flexibility of shifting between these two courses if required. Lakeview Senior College has formed successful partnerships with both the Melton and Brimbank Clusters of Schools which enables students to undertake a wider variety of VET (Vocational Education & Training) courses.

The courses offered at Lakeview Senior College facilitate the lifelong development and growth of students in an environment in which young adults can achieve and experience success and be equipped with the skills, knowledge, and desire to make worthwhile contributions to society.

In a Rich Setting

Lakeview Senior College was designed as a state of the art learning institution. Its learning spaces provide students with access to the most up-to-date learning technologies. All classrooms at Lakeview Senior College are equipped with modern interactive whiteboards to enable teachers to deliver engaging lessons to students and to promote more effective interactions amongst students. The College also benefits from an open plan design which enables staff and students to effectively work together to ensure multiple and varied learning opportunities are available to students. Students at Lakeview Senior College also benefit from access to shared community facilities such as a well-resourced Community Library and Sport and Recreation Centres and playing fields. These facilities are within walking distance of the College.

The following pedagogical understandings underpin the academic programs delivered at Lakeview Senior College and drive the development and delivery of the curriculum:

  • Learner-centred classrooms focussed on meeting individual learning needs.
  • Flexible multi-use learning spaces with access to ICT facilities, to allow for cooperative and collaborative learning.
  • Strong emphasis on self-assessment, goal setting and focussed teaching.
  • Belief in professional collaboration between teachers and with external professional learning providers when required.

The College has a strong focus on developing students to:

  • Be committed to achieving high academic standards and working to achieve their full potential.
  • Display a consistent commitment to improving skills, knowledge and higher order thinking.
  • Develop self-discipline by completing class work and homework tasks.
  • Value quality performance by taking pride in work completed.
  • Respect the workplace and College environment.
  • Participate in, and contribute to, a range of student activities available within the College to develop leadership skills and the capacity to work as a valued member of a team.

These practices are achieved through:

  • Relationship building with students, teachers, and the local community.

The College has strong links with the Shire of Melton and alliances with other schools in the locality, including sharing facilities such as the Community Civic Centre and Shire sports grounds.

The College engages students and staff in environmentally sustainable practices such as the use of electronic communication systems.

College Council

What is a school council and what does it do?

All government schools in Victoria have a school council. They are legally formed bodies that are given powers to set the key directions of a school within centrally provided guidelines. In doing this, a school council is able to directly influence the quality of education that the school provides for its students.

Who is on the school council?

There are three possible categories of membership:

  • A mandated elected Parent category. More than one third of the total members must be from this category. Department of Education and Training (DET) employees can be Parent members at their child’s school as long as they are not employed at the school.
  • A mandated elected DET employee category. Members of this category may make up no more than one third of the total membership of school council. The principal of the school is automatically one of these members.
  • An optional Community member category. Its members are appointed by a decision of the council because of their special skills, interests or experiences. DET employees are not eligible to be Community members.

The term of office for all members is two years. Half the members must retire each year, creating vacancies for the annual school council elections.

How can you become involved?

The most obvious way is to vote in the elections, which are held in Term 1 each year. However, ballots are only held if more people nominate as candidates than there are positions vacant. In view of this, you might seriously consider

  • standing for election as a member of the school council
  • encouraging another person to stand for election.

Do I need special experience to be on school council?

No. What you do need is an interest in your child’s school and the desire to work in partnership with others to help shape the school’s future.

Remember

  • Ask at the school for help if you would like to stand for election and are not sure what to do
  • Consider standing for election to council this year
  • Be sure to vote in the elections.

Please contact the Principal for further information.

School Council Members

Dale Borthwick | President
Category – Community
Tenure – March 2023

Yogesh Jattan
Category – Community
Tenure – March 2023

Cameron Davey
Category – Parent
Tenure – March 2023

Darren Hackworthy
Category – Parent
Tenure – March 2022

Jason Rogers
Category – Parent
Tenure – March 2023

Sini Margaritis
Category – Parent
Tenure – March 2023

Rachel Morgan
Category – Parent
Tenure – March 2023

Shayne Rule | Principal
Category – DET
Tenure – March 2022

Rachel Dalinkiewicz
Category – DET
Tenure – March 2023

Trudy Kennedy | Treasurer
Category – DET
Tenure – March 2023

Jennifer Warne
Category – DET
Tenure – March 2022

Susan Grieve
Category – DET
Tenure – March 2022

Nathan Guinan
Category – Student
Tenure – March 2022

Isabella Schilders
Category – Student
Tenure – March 2022

Vacant Position
Category – Parent
Tenure – March 2022

Vacant Position
Category – Parent
Tenure – March 2022

Vacant Position
Category – Parent
Tenure – March 2022