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ST LUKE'S GRAMMAR SCHOOL

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210 Headland Road
Dee Why
NSW
2099
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Independent Grammar School Dee Why
Anglican School Dee Why
Coeducational School Dee Why

ST LUKE'S GRAMMAR SCHOOL

 

Principal: Mrs Jann E Robinson., BA, DipEd, TC, MEd[Lead], MACE, MACEL

Anglican, Co-Educational

[Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12]

Enrolment:      950(Approximately)

Location:        Sydney's Northern Beaches

Profile:

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, develop and inspire its students to make a difference in the world.

Since its 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.

Mission:

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:

Equipping students 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:

·        Firstly, the School is based on a solid Christian foundation

·        Secondly, St Luke’s is also a School that places significant focus on Academic Excellence

·        And 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.

Facilities:

2013 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

o   Fully equipped specialist rooms and laboratories:

o   4 Science Laboratories

o   3 Music Rooms, plus 6 Private Tuition Rooms

o   Computer Labs, with capacity for both PC and Apple use.

o   Performing Arts Studio

o   2 Visual Arts Rooms, with Kiln and Graphics Lab

o   Wireless 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 interactive whiteboards.

o   Technology and Applied Sciences Centre - caters for Design, Technology, Technics and Textiles courses.

o   Well resourced Library and Information Centre

o   Multi-purpose Hall that is used extensively for drama, music and sports - incorporates a basketball court, full stage facilities and seating for 1000.

o   External multi-sports court for basketball, netball and tennis.

Additional Features:

o   Academic and Music scholarships into Years 7 and Year 11 available.

o   Headland Program - for gifted and talented students

o   Learning Support Programs - for students with learning difficulties; ESL backgrounds

o   Differentiated curriculum - utilised within classrooms to cater for those that need further extension or additional support.

o   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.

o   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

numbers, shapes, patterns and measurement.

·       Creative Arts – Providing children with experiences in visual art, music, drama and dance.

·       Personal Development Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) – children develop the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to lead active, fulfilling and healthy lives.

·       Specialist 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.

 

Religious Education:

Christian Studies lessons and weekly Chapel Services are an integral part of the School program.

Sports:

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 Equestrian.

Extra-Curricular Activities:

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 & Further Information:

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.

 


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