Nursery to Grade 12
Our Lakeside Campus adopts a schools-within-a-school design, which creates unique and distinct communities in a school that houses students from Nursery through to Grade 12. We combine state-of-the-art classrooms, learning pods, and other learning spaces to support our inquiry-based approach and encourage a strong sense of community. This intentional approach in school design ensures we can meet the educational and developmental needs of all our students.
We want our students, young and old, to enjoy a warm and nurturing school environment where they feel happy, safe and valued. Our Kindergarten children learn in a dedicated Kindergarten wing, while Primary and Secondary students attend most classes in designated Primary and Secondary zones.
Kindergarten and Primary classrooms are organised by grade levels, and Secondary classrooms are organised by subject and discipline. All classrooms at Lakeside spill out into learning pods - large open spaces that are highly versatile and support a range of learning needs. In Kindergarten and Primary, teachers can use them for experiments, exhibitions and celebrations, while Secondary School pods are used as study and collaboration zones.
Lakeside’s indoor facilities include dedicated STEAM makerspaces, music and science labs, an arts space, a 500-seat theatre, a gymnasium and multi-storey library. Outdoor facilities include a swimming complex, two sports fields and a state-of-the-art Outdoor Discovery Centre.
Every area on campus is designed to support curiosity, collaboration, invention and making connections - to both people and learning. Our students develop joined-up thinking as they work together, and discover that innovation and collaboration is the key to success in today’s modern world.
In December 2019, construction (subject to final regulatory approval) of a brand new wing* will commence (view the virtual tour of this space here). Due to open in mid 2021, this new space will offer the following facilities:
Age appropriate, ground level kindergarten classrooms that open directly onto an upgraded outdoor discovery centre.
An indoor swimming complex with a 25-metre solar heated training pool, a learn-to-swim pool, a ‘dryland’ training area, with connected change rooms and bathrooms.
A multi-purpose gymnasium suitable for a variety of sports.
A 200-seat blackbox theatre.
Soundproof music rooms and visual arts studios.
* During construction, the junior pool and outdoor discovery centre (ODC) will be closed. Alternate and similar facilities have been put in place as an alternative during this period. View these FAQ’s to learn more.
Classroom sizes / details can be viewed here.