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St Luke's Grammar School



210 Headland Road

Dee Why NSW2099

Tel: 02 9438 6200

Fax: 02 9905 1654

Email: office@stlukes.nsw.edu.au

Website: www.stlukes.nsw.edu.au

Key Details

Type: Independent

Level: Combined

Gender: Coed

Religious Affiliation: Anglican

Learning Extension: Yes

Scholarships: Yes

International Students: Yes

Welcome to St Luke's Grammar School

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. St Luke's Grammar School aims to educate develop and inspire its students to make a difference in the world. Since its establishment in 1993 st Luke's Grammar School 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 Grammar School also places a 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 Grammar School 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.

Facilities

This year 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. The school also features: o Fully equipped specialist rooms and laboratories: o 4 Science Laboratorieso 3 Music Rooms plus 6 Private Tuition Roomso Computer Labs with capacity for both PC and Apple use. o Performing Arts Studioo 2 Visual Arts Rooms with Kiln and Graphics Labo 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 Centreo 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 Featureso Academic and Music scholarships into Years 7 and Year 11 available. o Headland Program - for gifted and talented studentso Learning Support Programs - for students with learning difficulties; ESL backgroundso 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 indonesian computing Studies visual Arts music drama textiles and Design technics technology physical Activity and Sports Studies 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

St Luke's Grammar School Cottage has a 3 day Pre-Kindergarten Program which features: • 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.

Sports and Extra-Curricular Activities

St Luke's Grammar School offers 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. At St Luke's Grammar School there are many exciting extra-curricular activities from which to choose such as: 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.

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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.

Educate: St Luke’s has gained an excellent reputation as being a top HSC performer and enjoys a strong tradition of students continuing on to tertiary education.

Develop:   St Luke’s promotes a balanced approach to learning and offers a broad range of co-curricular activities with extensive opportunities available in Sport music drama and the Arts.   The School also places emphasis on outdoor educational experiences to promote resilience with students enjoying excursions camps and international trips.

Inspire:   St Luke’s as a Christian School Has a focus on serving others.   Many of our students are involved in community service and in supporting charitable work both locally and internationally.   All students have the opportunity to explore the Christian faith for themselves.

Religion

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

Tours & Further Information

School tours and/or a prospectus are available upon request - the prospectus and current fee information is also available on the website.

Contact: Mrs Danielle Hargrove

Director of Marketing and Enrolments

Ph: (02) 9438-6200

St Luke's Grammar School Principal is:

Mrs Jann E Robinson mEd[Lead] bA dipEd tC mACE mACEL.



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