Established in 1992 in the growth corridor of the north-western suburbs, the college offers a well-resourced single campus co-educational environment. The college offers a broad curriculum catering for the needs of all students. Taylors Lakes has a high proportion of students pursuing tertiary studies and is accessible from surrounding suburbs by public transport.
Facilities: Taylors Lakes has a range of modern facilities. These include well-resourced information technology classrooms and workspaces, fully equipped arts and media rooms, large gymnasium with sports ovals, technology rooms that cater for electrical, systems and fabrication. Most general-purpose classrooms are air-conditioned and the grounds are set amongst well-maintained gardens. The college also has a newly constructed and refurbished library and VCE resource centre, an additional information technology classroom and other specialist areas. The college has gained accreditation in the Leading Schools Program and has built a new Flexible Learning Centre, The S.P.A.C.E., to support the development of a challenging, innovative, ICT and enriched curriculum across Years 7 to 9. The college has also constructed a new performing arts centre/theatre to support students in the performing arts.
Curriculum: The curriculum covers the eight Domain Areas of English, Mathematics, Science, Technology, Health and Physical Education, LOTE, Arts and SOSE. Students’ academic needs are catered for through learning support and enrichment programs. The college offers a wide range of studies in VCE, VET and VCAL. The accelerated studies program into VCE has been highly successful, culminating in a fast-growing record of high and successful VCE results. The college has introduced a Pathways Development program to assist students to discover their pathway and actively pursue their career dream. The Middle Years enrichment program has also enabled selected students to enhance their leadership skills and become further involved with an exciting, challenging and enriching curriculum, fostering independence and a long life of learning. There is also an emphasis on literacy, numeracy and the use of e-Learning across all subject areas. The college has also introduced a 1:1 Learning (Netbook) program for all students.
Co-curricular activities: Options range from sports, instrumental music, drama productions, camps, student leadership programs, lunchtime activities, art and technology exhibitions and student radio.
Student welfare programs: The college has a strong commitment to supporting and caring for students in all year levels. The commitment is implemented through clear, consistent and comprehensive policy in both welfare and discipline. The learning teams’ structure at the college ensures that both students and teachers are placed into smaller groups, so as to better cater for the needs of all students.