Week 5/6 News (Semester 2, 2022)

What’s going on at LTC?

  • Book Week 2022
  • National Science Week
  • Portrait Gallery Excursion
  • Ancient History
  • R+J School Musical Photos
  • ALSD – You name it we buy it
  • Youth Dance Festival 2022
  • Poem Forest Writing Prize
  • Future of Education Equity Fund
  • School Satisfaction & Climate Survey
  • LTC Yearbook Cover Design Competition
  • UC Open Day
  • 2023 Enrolments

Book Week 2022

Since 1945, the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) has brought together students and books to celebrate Book Week and shine a light on Australian authors and illustrators. 

The Book Week 2022 theme “Dreaming With Eyes Open” acknowledges Australia’s First Nations People and their rich story based culture.  

LTC held a Book Week Parade on Monday Week 6 – check out the gallery below!

National Science Week

National Science Week was celebrated in Week 5. On the Friday, LTC hosted year 10 students from Namadgi, Wanniassa, Caroline Chisholm, Calwell and Lanyon high schools for a science enrichment extension.

Learning focused on glass as part of the theme for this year and students completed sessions on practical chemistry, genetics and physics with college staff Scott, Chandra, Andrew and Brad.

The students were enthusiastic and learnt hands on practical skills using glassware as well as key features of glass, DNA and light.

Students engaged with guest speaker Professor Ulrike Mathesius from the ANU division of plant sciences who spoke about her research and how it benefits farming practices.

Thanks to the Academy of Future Skills and Paula Taylor for their support of the day.

Portrait Gallery Excursion

Year 12 Photography students visited the National Portrait Gallery to check out the National Photographic Portrait Prize 2022.

Students learnt about:

– the process of narrowing the 2500-3000 entries down to the 50 finalists displayed in the gallery.

– how the art handling and curatorial team decide where to place the work and what works are displayed next to each other.

– how the framing, scale, and techniques used in the photograph can contribute to how it is viewed and interpreted.

Ancient History

The Ancient History class have been studying Ancient China during the Qin and Han Dynasties. During breakout week students created model examples of ancient Chinese weapons from this period including polearms, daggers and even a miniature crossbow.

R+J School Musical Photos

Rehearsals continue for LTC’s musical production R+J: An Emo Band Love Story.

Check out these awesome promo images created by Year 11 student Seb Filipinski.

Australian School Library Day

The first annual Australian School Library Day was celebrated on Wednesday of Week 6.

The purpose of Australian School Library Day is to celebrate and highlight the glorious variety of things that your school library staff do – especially those things that may normally be ‘hidden’ from view but are so essential to the far-reaching web of impact that the school library has in your school.

Youth Dance Festival 2022

Support the hard work and dedication of LTC Dance students and get your tix for Youth Dance Festival 2022…. LTC is on Monday 5 September !



YWCA Canberra is hosting the sixth annual prom for LGBTQIA+ young people across Canberra and their allies.

Come along for a fun and safe night where you can express your identity and be your authentic self in a judgement-free, inclusive environment. There will be a delicious buffet-style dinner, a drag performance by Phish and Phreak-Canberra’s premiere drag collective, and loads more.


Poem Forest Writing Prize

The POEM FOREST nature writing prize invites students (under 18) and teachers to use their words to make positive climate action and every entry plants a tree at @australianbg.

Entries are open until 23 September, check out POEM FOREST at @redroompoetry’s website: https://buff.ly/3Qnz1ww

You are welcome to see Jenni Holder in the English staffroom for help with your entry!

Future of Education Equity Fund

Applications are now open for the Future of Education Equity Fund for the 2022 school year. Providing yearly one-off payments to low-income Canberra families with students from Preschool to Year 12 level, and independent students, the Fund helps cover costs associated with schooling. Check your eligibility now!

Applications close 30 September 2022. Apply online at https://bit.ly/3SH0cUr

School Satisfaction & Climate Survey

Each year, the Education Directorate surveys all parents and carers, school staff and students in Years 4 to 12 about their experience of public education. The 2022 School Satisfaction & Climate Survey will be available online from 19 August to 9 September. The survey results will help us to continue to make quality informed decisions about how to improve our school. No personal identifying information will be provided to any school or college.

For each child in their family who attends an ACT public school, parents and carers will receive:

– An email about the parent survey, including a link to access the survey.; and

– A letter about the student survey outlining the reasons for collection and privacy provision for the data

If you do not receive the survey invitation, please check your Junk email folder; if it is not there, contact the school and you will be provided a survey link. If you do not have an email listed with the school, please contact the front office on 6142 3710 and ask for a survey link connection. There is also an opportunity to complete the survey in hard copy at Lake Tuggeranong College. You can organise this through the front Office as well.

The Parents and Carers Survey will be available online in other languages: Arabic, Burmese, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Urdu, Vietnamese, Punjabi, Bengali, Spanish, Telugu, French and Italian. Respondents can select their preferred language when they start the survey. A shortened paper-version of the Parents and Carers Survey is also available in the following 5 languages: Dari, Dinka, Farsi, Karen and Mon. These surveys are available at the Front Office.

For the results to reflect the opinions of our whole school community, we need as many parents and carers, staff and students as possible to complete the survey. Your feedback is important, and we hope you will take part.

For more information, visit:


LTC Yearbook Cover Design Competition

Shout out to all creative people at LTC:

The Yearbook and Media team are holding a Yearbook Cover Design competition.

Your task is to design the front and/or back cover of the 2022 LTC Yearbook.

Design a cover that shows off your LTC pride!

Submit by Friday 16th September (Week 9) to: scott.montoyaval@ed.act.edu.au

UC Open Day

If you’re thinking about university next year, then make sure you register for UC Open Day 2022 on Saturday 3 September.

Explore the UC campus with a guided tour, meet your future teachers in the Expo Hall or simply discover what student life at UC is like. There’ll also be giveaways, food trucks and meet-and-greet opportunities with the Brumbies and UC Capitals.

Register now: https://buff.ly/3P92Q2l

2023 Enrolments

It’s not too late to enrol your child or young person at LTC. Enrolments remain open throughout the year, so apply online now to receive an offer of place for the 2023 school year.

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