About Us

Our Mission

Our school community is committed to providing quality education which endeavours to prepare children for the future, in a caring, supporting Christian environment.

St John’s Lutheran School has a vision for learning in the 21st century that values Faith, Friendship and Family while focussing on Relationships, Responsibility and Results.

The values that underpin this vision incorporate the Lutheran Education Australia “Lifelong Qualities for Learners”, and the school has adopted the 7C’s as a guide for our school community to live by:

Christ – We ask, “What would Jesus do?”

Co-operation – We co-operate with others.

Communication – We communicate in socially acceptable ways.

Courtesy – We use good manners in all situations.

Consideration – We respect the feelings and property of others.

Care – We care for ourselves, others and our world.

Christian Leadership – We serve, help and encourage others.

What We Offer

St John’s Lutheran School is a school community that is committed to providing quality education while endeavouring to prepare children for the future in a caring, supportive Christian environment. We strive to provide a positive approach to education that will equip children for the future and lay a foundation for lifelong learning.

We offer Primary classes from Prep to Year 6, and Secondary from Year 7 to Year 12.

Our academic guidelines are based on the Australian National Curriculum documents provided by the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority, while the Bible and the Lutheran Confessions provide the theological foundation for our worship and devotional program. A blend of traditional and current educational practices provide a balanced framework for instruction and learning. The Alice Springs (Mparntwe) Educational Declaration underpins the educational program at St John’s.

Our Restorative Practices approach to relationships acknowledges that healthy relationships are vital for our lives, our learning, and our school community. Our aim is for students to develop a sense of responsibility for their own behaviour and an understanding of how the way in which they treat others has consequences that can either enhance or harm relationships.

Pastoral Care

At St John’s, we recognise the need to support parents in the upbringing of the “whole” child, including physical, intellectual, social, emotional and spiritual care. Children are involved in daily classroom devotions, saying grace before meals, and prayer times. Teachers use the Christian Studies Curriculum Framework as a basis for Christian Studies, to assist the children in their individual faith journey. Our school focuses on relationship management using a Restorative Practices approach.

Families are welcome to attend our weekly school devotions, and the Sunday services at the local Lutheran church.

What our clients tell about us

  • “St John’s has a good reputation and good values. It also has lots of extra-curricular activities program. The Teachers are really nice and really good at making an effort to know every student’s name.”

    St John’s Student
  • “St John’s is a well-maintained school that delivers an excellent service to our students. A school that instils respect, discipline, and a team spirit amongst the students whilst showing care and love in line with Christian values.”

    St John’s parent
  • ” I could not be more complimentary of, or more highly recommend, St John’s Lutheran Kindergaten and St John’s Lutheran Primary School to other families who may be considering your establishment for the education of their children. It has been a true pleasure to have been involved within your community.”

    St John’s parent
  • “We love being part of the St John’s school community. A school where every person who works in that school genuinely cares for each child and their family. We have been part of this wonderful school since 2012 and look forward to many more years of association with them. So grateful they now go through to Year 12. Keep on being the fantastic school that you are!”

    Lydia Gunston
  • “In one of the greatest steps of courage, faith and commitment individual supporters of the project agreed to underwrite the financing and expenses for this project – great was the faith of those wanting to see this school started.”

    Pastor Ken Schmidt
  • “St John’s Lutheran School is a special place where children flourish and grow!  The experienced and dedicated staff nurture and support the children providing them with a solid education and countless opportunities both inside and outside of the classroom. Parents and carers are always welcomed, involved and kept up to date.  Lifelong friendships are created at St John’s!”

    Aaron and Katrina Meehan
  • “St John’s works in partnership with my family to help develop life assets for my two sons. Under the guiding platform of spiritual health, they are stimulated intellectually, and feel very relaxed working in the supportive and caring school community.”

    St John’s Parent