Through a variety of co-curricular activities, the Junior School seeks to foster a love of physical and intellectual pursuits. These activities aim to help students enjoy a variety of opportunities and develop skills across particular areas.
The school operates a number of clubs that provide social interactions and build a community spirit. These include:
Snow Sports – our school team is one of only two on the Coast who compete in the Northern Region Snowsports Championships. Each year our Snow Sports Club compete in the Interschools Snowsports Championships, held in Perisher and over the years have achieved wonderful results within this sport.
Equestrian Club – we have a number of students who represent our school at Interschool Equestrian events held across the state and again have achieved very strong results year after year.
Netball Club - we operate our own Netball Club the 'Lakes Grammar Gems' with over 17 teams competing in the local Wyong Netball Competition. Training takes place onsite after school. The Netball Club runs closely with our school teams, in which we field teams in Primary and Secondary competition at Hunter Region Independent Schools. Lakes Grammar employs a permanent Netball Coaching Coordinator and this role helps oversee club coaches and provide guidance around training and player development, as well as hands-on coaching for a number of the Lakes Grammar Gems Teams.
Athletics Club - the Athletics Club runs during Terms 1 and 4 providing a great opportunity for students to try new activities and make new friends. The Athletics Club is run at Warnervale Oval, just around the corner from school and starts at 5.00pm.
Chess and Debating take place in-school and in the Hunter Region Independent Schools and other local competitions and are offered both in Junior and Senior School.
The School also provides opportunity for the students to take part in a variety of University competitions in Maths, Spelling, Writing, and Science.
The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme is available for students from Years 9 to 12 and Ulimiliko is a school-based program running for Years 5 to 8. Both programs have elements of Service, Skill Development, Physical Recreation and Expeditions.
Students have many different talents and interests and it is our goal to provide the opportunity to pursue these through our Creative and Performing Arts offering including Music, Visual Arts and Drama. Music and Visual Art are mandatory subjects right through until Year 9 with Digital and Photographic media available to students from Year 9 right through to Year 12.
The Instrumental Tuition and Ensemble Music Programmes are integral to the music education of students at Lakes Grammar. Students are encouraged to enrol in peripatetic instrument lessons from the earliest years. Students in the Junior School may undertake tuition in a string instrument or piano from Kindergarten. Music Tuition in other instruments is available from Year 3 as students’ physical size more appropriately matches the dimensions of woodwind, brass and orchestral percussion instruments.
We have around 150 students across K-12 currently enjoying the advantages of weekly peripatetic music lessons given at school. We have also been very privileged to see our team of highly trained specialist Music Tutors increase to a total of thirteen teachers offering tuition in an extensive range of instrument options including:
If you wish to enrol in our individual tuition program please complete the enrolment form here.
Lakes Grammar offers sport on a weekly basis to all students from Kindergarten to Year 10. All of our students are involved in the main carnivals of Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics.
Lakes Grammar participates in sporting carnivals at a regional, state and national level. Our school is a member of the Hunter Region Independent Schools (HRIS), Association of Independent Co-Educational Schools (AICES) and the New South Wales Combined Independent Schools (NSW CIS). Students follow this pathway to New South Wales All Schools and School Sport Australia competition.
Like all schools, Lakes Grammar has a College system. This is similar to the house system that operates in many schools. There are four colleges named after famous Anglican Bishops: Cranmer, Lightfoot, Ridley and Tyrrell. All students are placed in a college on enrolment and will remain with that college for the duration of their schooling. Siblings are placed in the same college to enhance the feeling of belonging and spirit. In the Junior School students earn points for a range of activities that contribute to the weekly and yearly College Cup presented at our end of year Speech Day.
At Lakes Grammar - An Anglican School we feel that sport enhances a child’s confidence, fitness and social skills.