Lakes Grammar educates for life in all its fullness. Jesus said, “I have come that they may have life in all its fullness" (John 10.10). Christians believe that Jesus was the fullest expression of human life – he was and is the ideal human, while at the same time he is divine. Those who follow Jesus participate in that fullness of life. Ultimately, this is the purpose of Lakes Grammar – that our students come to participate in this fullness of life.
Human beings are uniquely the image of God and every person is equally loved and valued by God, to the extent that he sent his Son, Jesus, to give his own life for all. Given that, at Lakes we love and value every student in our care. We therefore create a school environment in which children and young people, as well as staff, can thrive; they can have their humanity nourished; they can glimpse that fullness of life Jesus promised to his followers.
Imagine a place where everyone’s story can be voiced, heard and listened to. Imagine a community where the foundations of relationships are built on love, grace, mercy and hope. Imagine a school where your child may discover who they are in this world, a person born on purpose and for a purpose. Lakes Grammar is this place, is that community and is most definitely that school. Our students are encouraged to live with all their heart, soul, mind and strength and the Christian Faith is the lens through which we view this adventure.
Our school is blessed to have two chaplains, Reverend Matt Shorten and Mr Peter Oates. Both Pete and Matt are passionate about young people experiencing the opportunity to hear the good news about Jesus in a way that is relevant to their own story. Our chaplains are integral members of our wellbeing team and are available to students, staff and families alike.
Each week our students participate in a chapel service. Years K-2, 3-6, 7-9 and 10-12 all have their own chapel times. For about 25 minutes students will hear a Bible reading, some prayers, a themed talk, a thought-provoking clip and a reflective song or sing together. Chapel is a time and space where students can reflect on their own lives. It is a safe place to explore faith and issues of the heart.
All of our students in years K-10 will have one lesson a week in Christian Studies. This is a lesson where the subject matter can include understanding what the Bible is, different worldviews, ethics, philosophy, history and social responsibility. Our classes invite our students to reflect on their own perspectives about issues and mirror them with Christianity.