ST LUKE'S GRAMMAR SCHOOL
Principal: Mrs Jann E Robinson., BA, DipEd, TC, MEd[Lead], MACE, MACEL
[Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12]
St Luke's Grammar
School is an independent Anglican co-educational school for students from
Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12 situated on Sydney's Northern Beaches. The School
aims to educate,
its students to make a difference in the world.
establishment in 1993, St Luke's has built a reputation for academic
excellence, pastoral care of students and for developing the whole child.
First and foremost the School is based on a solid Christian foundation, with an
unwavering desire to provide a place where students, staff and parents can
express and explore the Christian faith. St Luke’s is also a School that places
significant focus on Academic Excellence, seeking to challenge each student to
reach their greatest potential and supplying them with the skills necessary for
the world beyond the School gate. Lastly, St Luke’s remains steadfast in its
commitment to Pastoral Care. The School promotes the resilience and the
well-being of students and encourages staff and parents to work in partnership
to support students as they develop into well-rounded individuals.
The last five years has seen significant growth
in demand, which is setting the School up well for the future. St Luke’s, with approximately
950 students, continues to strive to be the school of first choice on the
Northern Beaches. Going forward, the 2012 – 2017 Strategic Plan reinforces the
strategies in place for continuing the strong momentum gained in recent years.
The Junior School at St Luke’s, from
Pre-Kindergarten to Year 6, caters for 400 boys and girls (2 classes per grade,
with approximately 25 students per class), enabling teachers to focus on each
individual child, to ensure they feel valued and connected.
Junior School students then gain automatic
entry to the 4-stream Senior School (Years 7 12) where the focus of the
experienced and professional teachers is to add value to the
learning outcomes of an additional 550 students, as they work towards their HSC
and prepare for life beyond the School gate.
The mission of St Luke’s Grammar School is to
provide girls and boys with a high-quality education within a learning
community based on Christian beliefs and practice, which will enable students
to develop their individual abilities and contribute positively to the world in
which they live. Students are encouraged to look outward and make a difference
in the world.
Motto / Vision:
to make a difference in the world
The School aims to work in partnership with
parents to prepare young women and young men who are educated, developed and inspired
to go out into the world to impact positively upon the lives of others.
Perhaps the greatest success in 2015 was the embedding of the School’s new
Teaching & Learning platform, Learning@STLUKE’S. This platform enables students to be able to learn beyond the school gate.
Within the model, we speak about ‘ATAR plus’. This means
that for our students, yes we will assist them to achieve academically, but we also
want them to be young men and young women who have been so equipped by their
experiences that they can continue to learn in a less structured environment,
they can take ownership of their learning and they can manage themselves in the
wider world. The
learning dispositions contained within the Learning@STLUKE’S platform
of Resilience, Resourcefulness, Reflection, Reciprocity and Restoration, will
enable them to think creatively and to provide innovative responses to the problems
they will see. Their learning has not just been academic but it has also
focussed on the kind of people they need to be in order to live lives which are
meaningful and rich.
The Learning@STLUKE’S framework closely aligns with the aims of the School:
the School is based on a solid Christian foundation.
St Luke’s is also a School that places significant focus on Academic
lastly, St Luke’s remains steadfast in its commitment to Pastoral Care.
With these three things at the heart of the
School, combined with the new Teaching & Learning platform, St Luke’s is
being recognised by the local community as a highly desirable educational
environment, where their children can thrive, without having to travel too far.
has seen the completion of an extensive building and refurbishment program,
resulting in a totally transformed school, which includes four brand new
state-of-the-art Science Laboratories, over 20 fully refurbished classrooms, cutting
edge technology and climate controlled rooms. Other recent changes have
included new outdoor sporting facilities, new art classrooms, new student
bathrooms, and upgraded landscaping and walkways
Fully equipped specialist rooms and laboratories:
4 Science Laboratories
3 Music Rooms, plus 6 Private Tuition Rooms
Computer Labs, with capacity for both PC and Apple use.
Performing Arts Studio
2 Visual Arts Rooms, with Kiln and Graphics Lab
reception and a leading-edge BYOT program, enabling students to bring up to two
devices of their choice and connect to the School’s Wi-Fi. All classrooms have
Technology and Applied Sciences Centre - caters for Design, Technology,
Technics and Textiles courses.
Well resourced Library and Information Centre
Multi-purpose Hall that is used extensively for drama, music and sports
- incorporates a basketball court, full stage facilities and seating for 1000.
External multi-sports court for basketball, netball and tennis.
Academic and Music scholarships into Years 7 and Year 11 available.
Headland Program - for gifted and talented students
Learning Support Programs - for students with learning difficulties; ESL
Differentiated curriculum - utilised within classrooms to cater for
those that need further extension or additional support.
Pastoral Care (including the Discipline & Welfare Policy) is
augmented by the Deputy Principal, Chaplain, School Counsellor, Careers
Adviser, Year Co-ordinators, House Captains, School Prefects and Student
Leaders with specific portfolios.
Before and After-School Care is available in the Junior School.
Curriculum - Middle & Senior School:
Years 7–10: English, Mathematics, Science, Christian
Studies, Careers, PD/H/PE, Commerce, French, Mandarin, Spanish, Computing
Studies, Visual Arts, Music, Drama, Textiles and Design, Wood Technology,
Design & Technology, Physical Activity and Sports Studies, History,
Elective History and Geography.
Years 11–12: English [all levels] Mathematics (all levels),
Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Ancient and Modern History, Extension History,
Economics, Music, Geography, Visual Design, Information Processes &
Technology, Software Design and Development,
PD/H/PE, Sport Lifestyle and Recreation Studies, Drama, Business
Studies, Legal Studies. Other subjects are available by Distance Education,
Saturday Language School, OTEN 2nd TVET courses.
Curriculum - Junior School:
Cottage (3 Day Pre-Kindergarten Program): English – pre-reading,
pre-writing, talking and listening.
· Mathematics – to
develop children’s thinking, understanding, competence and confidence with
shapes, patterns and measurement.
– Providing children with experiences in visual art, music, drama and dance.
Development Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) – children
develop the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to lead active,
fulfilling and healthy lives.
Lessons – children have weekly lessons with specialist teachers in
Indonesian, Christian Studies,
Physical Education and Library.
. Technology (ICT) – the use of
technology is introduced and used to reinforce Literacy and Numeracy
during developmental play time.
Years K–6: The Junior School follows the Board of Studies Key Learning Areas, with
a special emphasis on numeracy and literacy. The children have a broad and
varied academic curriculum in English, Mathematics, Human Society and its
Environment, Creative and Practical Arts, Science and Technology, Personal
Development, Health and Physical Education. In addition, students have
specialist teachers in Indonesian,
Christian Studies, Gymnastics, Physical Education and Music. Exciting
programs in swimming and music are also provided.
Christian Studies lessons and weekly Chapel
Services are an integral part of the School program.
Basketball, Tennis, Swimming, Netball, Softball,
Gymnastics, Rugby Union, Athletics, Cross-Country, Weights Training, Water
Polo, Cricket, Baseball, Volleyball, Soccer, Squash, plus beach and water
sports. There is no compulsory Saturday sport.
St Luke’s also has representative teams in Sailing, Snow Sports and
Music (Including Individualised Instrumental
tuition), Debating, Public Speaking, Drama, Dance, Tennis Lessons, Mandarin
& Other Languages lessons, Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, Amnesty
International, Musical, Band, Choir, World Vision, Chess, Bushwalking, School
Fellowship, Bike For Bibles Cycle Marathon, Mission Aid Group, Art Club,
Woodwork Club, Multi-media Club, Library Networkers. Optional overseas trips
run in alternate years.
Information Technology Facilities: Computers are seen as
important part of an integrated curriculum as well as an important subject in
their own right. The School has 4 newly upgraded dedicated computer
laboratories, incorporating Pentium, scanning, multimedia and high speed
Internet facilities. More recently, the School has introduced Wireless
reception, with trolleys of laptops available for use in most classrooms.
The Science labs and
library have their own facilities. All classrooms in the Junior and Middle
School have Inter-Active Whiteboards as do all specialist areas in the Senior
School tours (www.stlukes.nsw.edu.au/tours) and/or
a prospectus (www.stlukes.nsw.edu.au/prospectus) are available upon request. Current fee
information is also available on the website.