Lakes Entrance Secondary College offers a comprehensive and innovative curriculum program at all year levels from year 7 to 12. In years 11 and 12 students can choose to study towards either VCAL or VCE certificate. The College also offers VET courses both on and off campus, and boasts strong programs in Sport and Music. In Year 9 students undertake the off-campus experiential engagement program CATCH, designed to broaden perspectives and potentials.
Lakes Entrance Secondary College is committed to providing a child safe and child friendly environment, where students are safe and feel safe.
Our child safety and wellbeing policies outline the measures and strategies we have in place to support, promote and maintain the safety and wellbeing of our students:
Bullying Prevention Policy
Child Safety and Wellbeing Policy
Child Safety Code of Conduct
Child Safety Responding and Reporting Obligations Policy and Procedure
Digital Learning Policy
Student Wellbeing and Engagement Policy
As valuable partners in promoting and maintaining child safety and wellbeing at Lakes Entrance Secondary College we welcome and encourage your feedback.
If you have any suggestions, comments or questions in relation to our child safe policies and practices, please contact our principal or assistant principal.
All of Lakes Entrance Secondary College's Policies can be accessed here:
Lakes Entrance Secondary College is the sole secondary school provider in Lakes Entrance. As such, it occupies a prominent and significant role in the town and is a focus of community and educational connections. The College has 300 students drawn from the Primary schools of Swan Reach, Nungurner, Lakes Entrance, Toorloo Arm and Metung. The College serves the needs of a diverse population, where the economy of the town is largely based upon the fishing industry, and a variety of services and trades, agriculture, and tourism. The location is a superb combination of ocean and forest, with a mild and temperate climate year round, abundant opportunities for exploring, hiking, trail riding, surfing, walking and with proximity to the ski fields. Restaurants and cafes abound and the area is growing in recognition for its infrastructure development, reasonably priced housing and growth potential. Roads in and out are excellent and the atmosphere is welcoming and inclusive. The College is proud to reap the benefits of all of these desirable factors. Working at Lakes Entrance Secondary College brings with it abundant life style and professional potential. Connections to community are well established and gratifying.
Made up of Department of Education and Training Employees, Parents and Community Representatives, the Lakes Entrance Secondary College School Council is a legally formed body that is given powers to set the key directions of the college. It is the major governing body of the school.
With strong ties to local businesses and community groups, Lakes Entrance Secondary College is an engaged and active part of the local community. The college hosts major community events throughout the year, including the interschool ANZAC Ceremony, the East Gippsland Music Festival and the Annual Lakes Entrance Debutante Ball. And the community within the college is just as robust, with a strong and active Student Leadership Council and a friendly (but highly competitive) Inter House Competition.
DATES & TIMES
TERM 1 TUES JAN 30 > THUR MAR 28
TERM 2 MON APR 15 > FRI JUN 28
TERM 3 MON JUL 15 > FRI SEP 20
TERM 4 MON OCT 07 > FRI DEC 20
SESSION 1 > 9:00 - 10:00 CHANGEOVER > 10:00 - 10:05
SESSION 2 > 10:05 - 11:05
RECESS > 11:05 - 11:25
SESSION 3 > 11:25 - 12:25 CHANGEOVER > 12.25 - 12:30
SESSION 4 >12:30 - 1:30
LUNCH > 1:30 - 2:10
SESSION 5 > 2:10 - 3:10
Information on how to find, enrol, and start a child in your care at a school in Victoria is available on the Victorian government website.
To enrol your child at our school:
1. Contact LESC to arrange an enrolment meeting with relevant Year Level Coordinator.
2. Attend meeting.
3. Student undertakes Literacy and Numeracy testing.
4. Purchase uniform.
5. Receive and complete enrolment forms.
6. Return the completed form to the General Office (along with any required documentation).
Required documentation includes:
· Completed enrolment form
· Evidence of identity and date of birth (for example, a birth certificate or passport)
You will also be required to provide information about:
· Your contact details
· Emergency contact details
· Health information about your child (such as allergies or illnesses they need to manage)
· Other legal orders relating to your child and their welfare (if any)
For more information
If you have a question about school zones call the VSBA Hotline on 1800 896 950 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Under the Department of Education and Training’s Parent Payments Policy, Victorian government schools are required to provide transparent information to their school community on voluntary parent/carer contributions.
Lakes Entrance Secondary College does not request any payments or contributions, and all services are provided at no cost to parents/carers.