Our Curriculum

At St John’s, we have implemented the Australian National Curriculum for all of the Key Learning Areas. As areas of the curriculum are reviewed and updated, St John’s staff ensure these are considered and utilised. Our staff regularly participate in professional development programs, locally, interstate and internationally, to ensure they stay abreast of the latest educational practices. Our Christian Studies program is based on the Lutheran Schools Christian Studies Curriculum Framework (CSCF) as developed by Lutheran Education Australia. In addition, our experienced staff run individualised group support and extension programs.

St John’s complies with government standards and students undertake Year 3, 5, 7 and 9 NAPLAN testing each year.

A Learning Support program is also offered for students where needs have been identified as part of our educational program. Our team of staff in this area may support the students in areas of need, either in their classroom or in the Learning Support classrooms.

Classrooms are equipped with a variety of tools to assist them in the delivery of the curriculum. By having the latest technology available in the classroom, teachers are able to incorporate many interesting and colourful activities to enhance the learning environment. Through the use of TVs, electronic whiteboards, Chromebooks and iPads (Prep – Year 7 students), as well as BYO devices in Years 8-12, the students are engaged on a daily basis with technology, and are developing their skills in a variety of curriculum areas.

Prep and primary students enjoy lessons in the areas of drama, music and visual arts. Secondary students also participate in Visual Arts and Music lessons as either year level subjects or by choice as electives.

Christian Life

As a Christian School, Christian Studies is part of our curriculum. Christian Studies lessons provide a safe and supportive context in which students can reflect on their experiences of the world and on their own beliefs and spirituality. Faith may expressed in many dimensions of life; for example, relationships, community life, the environment, religious beliefs and traditions, situations of human need and suffering, ethical and justice issues. We present to students a Christian worldview and a pathway for making meaning in their lives, which is underpinned by Christian Values.

This is in addition to an active devotional and worship program in the school, with daily class devotions and weekly combined worship activities.

Use of Technology

As the world grows more and more technology-orientated, St John’s has ensured our students have access to current technologies. Primary classes have access to pods of iPads and Chromebooks for lessons throughout the week. Year 7 students are loaned a school-owned Chromebook and students from Year 8 participate in a BYOD scheme. These devices are used in the classroom setting for internet research, student projects and work samples, as well as teacher-supervised educational internet games and learning objects.

Primary classes (Prep to Year 4) also use technology to provide a digital portfolio for parents which enables them to access their child’s work in real time.

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