PURSUIT - Excellence Program
PURSUIT is designed to provide learning experiences that enhance higher order thinking. PURSUIT students engage in learning opportunities that take them beyond the classroom and prepare them for higher education, work, and engagement in a complex and rapidly changing world.
Highly capable students are stimulated with challenging reaI world extension and enhancement opportunities; delivered in collaboration with partner universities and organisations. PURSUIT activities typically include field excursions, community events, specialist workshops, seminars, competitions, guest speakers/presenters and camps.
Our mission is to pursue learning excellence beyond the core curriculum, to create change makers of the future. Our students will change the world: one innovation at a time.
For more information on the PURSUIT program, please browse the links in the right side menu.
Applications for the 2022 PURSUIT program
Please complete the application and submit it, along with the required documentation to firstname.lastname@example.org
Italian Immersion Signature Program
North Lakes State College Italian Immersion
Signature Program aims to challenge and extend those students who have
demonstrated an outstanding academic capability and aptitude for
Students will have the opportunity to work in
a class of like minded, devoted and committed students learning core
curriculum subjects in the Italian language.
The Italian Immersion program is a three year
program commencing in Year 7. The Year 7 Program is designed to
gradually introduce students to lessons undertaken in Italian. In Year 8
and Year 9, Maths, Science, Humanities and Italian language will be
taught in Italian with qualified and dedicated native speaking teachers.
All other subjects are delivered in English.
Many community members are already aware of
the benefits of learning another language. Second language
acquisition/second language learning develops an understanding of how
languages work, leading to improved literacy skills, including English
literacy. It helps students develop critical thinking, analysis and
problem solving skills.
The program inspires interest in and respect
for other people, their ideas and ways of thinking. Consequently, it
enhances employment and career prospects; contributes to social
cohesiveness through better communication and understanding and
contributes to economic, diplomatic and strategic development.
Any enquiries with regards to the program can be directed to the course coordinator, Mrs Leonie Edmonds
Phone: (07) 3482 5555
Signature Golf Program
We are pleased to announce that in 2020 North Lakes State College will continue to offer the Signature Golf Program as part of North Lakes State College's commitment to the development of sport. This program is currently available to all students in Year 7 - 12 who meet the selection criteria and standards set down by the College's coaching and management staff.
Students will engage in specifically designed training sessions by a qualified Australian PGA Professional aimed at enhancing the student's knowledge, skills and attitudes important for participation at the highest level. The Program provides students who have a genuine commitment to their chosen sport with an opportunity to pursue the sport along the various pathways that now exist in the golf industry.
The Program follows a holistic approach to student development and exposes the students to all facets of the game with the objective of assisting each student to be the best player and person they can be. The program is conducted weekly before, during and after school and includes the following sessions:
- Fitness Session (Wednesday Mornings): Session include: fitness testing, stability, core and dynamic strength, power development using state of the art equipment such as TRX, VIPR, BOSU, FMS and HART training equipment.
- Skill Development (Monday Afternoons): This session allows students to work on technical aspects of their game. Sessions are conducted at either the College oval or at Nudgee Golf Club and covers all aspects of the game throughout the year.
- On Course Play (Thursday - session 4 and after School): Each week students are given the opportunity to hone their skills at the program's host facility - Nudgee Golf Club. Students play under the supervision of PGA Professional Anthony O'Connell working on their course management skills, shot making whilst also learning the finer details of the rules and etiquette of the game.
Any enquiries with regards to the program can be directed to the course coordinator, Mr Anthony O'Connell
Phone: (07) 3482 5775
Signature Basketball Program
We are pleased to announce that in 2020 North Lakes State College will continue to offer the Signature Basketball Program as part of North Lakes State College's commitment to the development of sport. This program is currently available to all students in Year 5 - 12 who meet the selection criteria and standards set down by the College's coaching and management staff.
The Signature Basketball Program operates across three groups; Rookies, students in Year 4 - 6. Juniors, students in Year 7- 9 and Seniors, students in Year 10 - 12.
Students will be required to train before and after school based on coach availability. Morning training times run from 7:00am – 8:10am with afterschool sessions from 3:00pm – 4:10pm. Training sessions are based on coach and facility availability.
The Signature Basketball teams are involved in a variety of competitions throughout the year including the Metropolitan Finals, Brisbane Outer Schools Basketball League, Sweet 16 All Schools Basketball Championships, Champion Basketball Schools Competition Primary, Junior Secondary and Open.
The Signature Basketball Program aims to provide students with thorough and exclusive opportunities through specialised coaching linked with tailored strength and condition programs. This is achieved through our strong relationships with Ozswoosh Basketball, Step by Step Basketball and the North Lakes Health Hub.
Targeted support is provided to encourage Signature Basketball students to reach their full potential as athletes, whilst promoting academic success and instilling the College values of Choice, Courage and Respect.
Any enquiries with regards to the program can be directed to the course coordinator, Mr David Burnett
Phone: (07) 3482 5775
Signature Rugby Program
We are pleased to announce that in 2020 North Lakes State College will continue to offer the Signature Rugby Program as part of North Lakes State College's commitment to the development of sport. This program is currently available to all students in Year 6 - 12 (12 - 18 year olds) who meet the selection criteria and standards set down by the College's coaching and management staff.
The program will provide extra opportunities for students that they would not usually experience, and aim to increase personal and team work skills in a fun and challenging environment. It also aims to help students achieve their goals in sport, with opportunities to not only represent the school, but also be selected in district, regional, and state teams.
The program currently operates in three age groups across both males and females. These age groups are U13, U15, and U18. Each age group plays in specific competitions throughout the year in both 15-a-side and 7's formats. This enables players to develop skills and tactics for two very different forms of the game.
The competitions include:
- Ballymore Cup
- Sunshine Coast Secondary Schools Rugby Union Competition
- Fraser Coast 7's
- Miami 7's
- Bayside 7's
- Caboolture 7's
- Sunshine Coast 7's
- All Schools 7's
Training session days vary depending on the age group, but all sessions occur before (7:00am - 8:00am) and after (3:00pm - 4:15pm) school on the P - 9 Campus Oval. During these sessions players will be coached by fully qualified staff, including a Level 2 Rugby Coach, as well as Queensland Reds Development Officers and other external coaches.
Additional elements of the program also include fund raising events for charities, school clean up initiatives, and a Rugby Dinner function at the end of the year.
Any enquiries regarding the program can be directed to the Director of Rugby, Mr Sean Purvis
Phone: (07) 3482 5727
Signature Dance Program
As part of North Lakes State College's Signature Programs, we offer a highly successful extension dance program from Prep to Year 12 for students who are considering a career in the dance industry. Students both within and external to the college may apply via an audition (see below for applicable details).
Three troupes operate within the College: Lil Kicks (Prep to Year 3), Mid Kicks (Year 4 to Year 6) and Kicks (Year 7 to Year 12). Led by highly qualified Dance teachers, these troupes perform at various competitions and events throughout the year which range from eisteddfods to North Lakes State College events. The troupes have demonstrated excellence in their practice winning a multitude of awards since their inception in 2005. Students are required to pay a levy fee to cover costumes, make-up and eisteddfod entries. In addition, students will also need to purchase a team uniform, dance accessories, shoes and pay for bus travel/competitor passes (and dance camp for Year 7-12). Note: A scholarship of either partial or full cover of the levy may be available to students in order to reduce barriers and increase accessibility to the college Signature program.
Goal of Program
- To continue in the training development of North Lakes State College Dance students to provide them with tools necessary to forge a career in Dance.
- To further develop the performance skills of Dance students through a variety of opportunities such as: eisteddfods, Dance Camp (Year 7 to Year 12), choreographic development, mentoring for younger students, and other performance opportunities for various community and schooling events.
- To provide intensive specialised dance training for Dance students and assist them in the understanding of how to improve and develop as a dancer.
Entry via audition showing:
- Demonstration of outstanding behaviour and understanding of Prep to Year 12 culture in all College (school) life.
- Evidence of high level of motivation and commitment to Dance through attendance, participation, personal philosophy and performance.
- Commitment to academic studies.
- High level of dance technique, spatial perception and communication / performance skills.
- Students in Year 7 to Year 12 must select Dance as a curriculum subject to study.
- Note: Successful students are only able to be in the Dance Signature Program. They will be unable to participate in other Signature Programs.
Out-of-Catchment Zone Students
Students external to the college's catchment area may audition at any time however it is advised to do so as soon as possible due to the different phase foci of the program. Completion and return of the Dance Signature Program EOI Application form (download from the college website), copy of the latest report card and required dance audition footage should be returned as soon as possible to the college, including email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org in your submission email.
Enrolled NLSC Students
In-school auditions occur within the first weeks of Term 1. This audition does not allow for additional family members/friends to watch or be in attendance. Students will participate in an audition through learning and performing technical sequences within different dance genres. Students should wear comfortable attire suitable to dance in, bring a water-bottle, snack, (and knee-pads, jazz shoes/foot thongs if they are owned by year 7-12 dancers). Students will be notified of their suitability for the program at the end of the audition. The outcome of the audition will not be negotiated or discussed further.
Prior to the in-school audition, please contact the Dance department – email@example.com for a known absence which causes inability to attend.
Students Who Enrol at NLSC After In-School Auditions Have Occurred
A student may audition using the Out-of-Catchment digital submission process or may book an appointment to audition upon arrival and enrolment to the college.
Any enquiries with regards to the program components can be directed to Mrs Charley Millmore.
Phone: (07)3482 5555