Lake Bolac College, Lake Bolac
Name: Lake Bolac College
Type: Primary and Secondary School
Address: Montgomery Street
Town: Lake Bolac
Region Central Highlands Wimmera
Phone: (03) 5350 2302
Fax: (03) 5350 2411
Lake Bolac College is situated in a rural township, 100 kilometres west of Ballarat and 55 kilometres south of Ararat in Victoria's Western District. The town boasts a 1,460 hectare freshwater lake which is ideal for boating, sailing and windsurfing as well as fishing. The town itself is dotted with historical sites. Lake Bolac has a sporting complex that features squash, tennis, bowls and an outdoor swimming pool. These activities are complemented by sports grounds used for football, cricket and netball.
A primary school was first established in the early 1860's and secondary education commenced in 1959. In 1919 a new primary facility was opened on adjacent land to the (then) high school site. In 1998 the primary and secondary schools merged to form the present P - 12 College. The majority of the students travel on bus from the surrounding district. The 1990s were characterized some concern and reservation within the community about the merger of the two schools.
Lake Bolac College is now functioning as an effective P - 12 College which displays all the advantages of a small country college. Students are able to be involved in a wide range of activities, to feel a sense of belonging and to receive individual attention. The welfare of students is always a high priority.