ST LUKE'S GRAMMAR SCHOOL
Principal: Mrs Jann E Robinson., BA, DipEd, TC, MEd[Lead], MACE, MACEL
[Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12]
Enrolment: 950 (Approximately)
Luke's Grammar School is an independent Anglican, co-educational school, with
two campuses on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. One campus is located in Dee Why
(Pre-K to Year 12) and a second campus is located in Bayview (Pre-K to Year 6).
The School provides a leading edge educational experience for students from
Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12.
Families choose St Luke's because they place value in their child attending a
local and reputable mid-size School that seeks to provide small school
individualised student focused learning, with larger school co-curricular
opportunities, experiences and results.
The School's vision is equipping students to make a difference in the world.
It is the School's desire for its graduates to be people who are
service-orientated and who can be an influence for good in their lives and
chosen careers beyond the school gate.
St Luke’s Grammar School aims to be a School
that provides a
1. Solid Christian Foundation
2. Strong Focus on Learning Excellence
3. Steadfast Commitment to Student Welfare.
Solid Christian Foundation
The School's Motto is "Christ our
As an Anglican School, students will experience an inclusive community which
treats each person as important because they are made in the image of God. The
School adopts an intellectual rigor to all subjects and also to the study of
the Christian faith. Students are encouraged to bring an open and critical mind
and to understand the rich heritage of Christianity. The Bible is the
foundation and students are explicitly taught from it. The Christian life of
the School, experienced in Chapel and in the community, seeks to be one of
restoration, through grace, compassion, justice and humility.
Strong Focus on Learning Excellence
Learning excellence at St Luke’s is achieved
through the School’s focus on learning.
With a mission to provide a high quality education within a learning community
which values life-long learning, St Luke’s aims to develop students as
independent, responsible learners.
Students set academic goals, and reflect upon their learning strategies and
progress in order to achieve their goals.
Learning@STLUKE'S is a framework for teaching and learning which identifies
learning as the core business of St Luke’s Grammar School.
The model uses Guy Claxton’s Building Learning Power framework which draws
together research on how students learn and what capacities strengthen the
capacity to learn. Within our framework we have identified 5 R’s associated
Powerful learners display capacities associated with 4 R’s - Resilience,
Resourcefulness, Reflectiveness and Reciprocity (the capacity to learn with
others). The 5th R in the Learning@STLUKE'S model is Restoration. While we seek
to grow students as learners, more importantly we seek to grow students as
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 numbers,
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.
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.