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



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


St 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.


School Aims

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 Light".

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 with learning.

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 human beings.


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.


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 ( and/or a prospectus (  are available upon request. Current fee information is also available on the website.