Curriculum

Curriculum Introduction

Faith Lutheran College, Redlands is committed to providing an all-round education in a safe and supportive Christian environment. The Junior School curriculum is delivered in a stimulating, contemporary environment with high expectations. The emphasis in the Junior School is on all children striving to achieve their potential within a rich and diverse approach built around the eight key learning areas and Christian Studies.

Classroom learning is supported by an exciting, well equipped technology space known as our ‘Creation Station’ and classrooms are serviced by a network of computers and iPads that provide both Internet and Intranet access to students. Technology is integrated into all aspects of learning and will add to the learning experiences of each student.

In our Prep year we organise the curriculum to provide a transition for our students between a 'play based' environment and the more formal demands of Year 1. Prep focuses on our learners developing a solid literacy and numeracy foundation while ensuring social and emotional opportunities for skill development with peers is also paramount.

Key Learning Areas

The Australian Curriculum is designed to develop successful learners, confident and creative individuals, and active and informed citizens. It is a progression of learning that begins form the first day of Prep through to graduation.

The curriculum is organised around the following Leaning Areas:

  • Mathematics
  • English
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Science
  • The Arts (including Music)
  • Health & Physical Education
  • Technologies
  • Languages – Spanish (Year 5) and Japanese (Years 6)

In addition, students undertake Christian Studies using the Lutheran Education Australia curriculum.

While the primary curriculum is broad, Literacy and Numeracy are particularly emphasised to enable all children to progress to the next stage of their school life.

Leadership

In the Junior years we aim to foster leadership and active citizenship skills and dispositions in students. A range of opportunities exist for students to participate in leadership and citizenship programs, including:

  • Students democratically elect school leaders for Junior School, sporting and cultural leader roles.
  • Year 5 students guide the Prep students through a Buddy Program.
  • Students hold Positions of Office on the Student Representative Council and actively coordinate student focussed events and learning opportunities.
  • Community role models such as our Local, State and Federal members of Parliament are regular visitors and mentors in our College.
  • Various citizenship and service learning activities the involve students including an annual Australian Lutheran World Service Awareness Day, hosting Salford Waters Retirement Village Residents for Afternoon Tea and support of various charity organisations.
  • Student awards that recognise academic, sporting and cultural achievements throughout the school year.

Extra Curricula

The College offers students a wide variety of extra curricula activities throughout the school year. There are opportunities for students to compete in Interschool sports (JTAS, Athletics, Swimming and Cross Country), join in club-based sports programs such as Auskick and Aussie Hoops, enrol in our Instrumental Program, join in a band or ensemble, receive tutoring in speech and drama or join in the cast of our biannual Musical.

Various clubs operate during lunch times to offer children the choice of more structured lunch time activities and the chance to interact in a setting with children sharing a common interest. These clubs include coding, robotics, art and craft, puzzle club, reading clubs and board games.