Faith Lutheran College Redlands | Parent Fact Sheet
Faith Lutheran College Redlands is a P – 12 co-educational, independent school situated on 2 campuses in Victoria Point and Thornlands on Brisbane’s Bayside.
Faith Lutheran College Redlands is a caring Christian community which provides a quality educational environment as the foundation for students to progress through the College.
The College offers a caring and dynamic learning community that embraces innovation, service, global thinking and excellence from Prep to Year 12. Faith has strong extracurricular, music and sport programs to ensure students have multiple opportunities to achieve their personal best, as well as an Outside School Hours Care facility on site which also offer Vacation Care.
The Faith Difference
‘The Faith Difference’ is experienced in the value of learning through play, flexible classroom environments to allow student choice and student voice, outdoor education and the opportunity to nurture and support each and every child on the campus. The College is community minded and sees the learning journey as a partnership between parents, students and teachers.
Faith families experience a strong commitment to learning, and feel their children living the values of Care, Commitment, Consideration, Common Sense and Courtesy. With a strong pastoral care program and a commitment to teaching ‘Contemporary Skills’ such as problem solving, critical thinking, sustainability, collaboration, design, analytical thinking as well as service of others, Faith is an integral part of the Redlands Community.
Sport and Extra-curricular activities
Faith’s sporting programs include involvement in the Greater Brisbane Conference (GBC) for Years 7 – 12 in a wide variety of sports as well as Junior TAS (The Associated Schools) program. For Prep to Year 3, a mixture of programs are in place to offer wide exposure to a variety of sports.
Music and Performing Arts options are extensive including choirs, bands, ensembles and private tuition as well as musicals. The College is currently rehearsing for ‘Joseph’. Dance programs are available across both campuses.
Service and Leadership
Faith students are involved in supporting communities in need through such programs as Operation Vanuatu (Faith Leaving a Trail) and the Hopevale Mission Trip. Students support the work of Australian Lutheran World Service.
Outdoor Education is an important part of the student experience at Faith Lutheran College Redlands. The camping program runs from Year 3 to Year 12 with the highlight being the 4 week Mt Binga Camp experience for all Year 9 students.
Chess club, robotics, creation station, radio control club and book club are just a few of the interest clubs available for students to enjoy.
Faith Lutheran College gives students a voice
Faith Lutheran College Redlands believes that all teaching and learning should include student voice. Whether in our Primary School at our Link Road, Victoria Point Campus or in our Secondary School on Beveridge Road in Thornlands, you will find students actively involved in all areas of College life.
Students from all ages work with their teachers to assist in designing their own rich questions to help construct their individual pathways to learning. This inquiry-based approach has students at the heart and helps to cater for the individual differences that all learners have.
Students at the centre
College assemblies on both the Primary and Secondary Campuses are student led. Secondary Students actively approach staff to create the agenda each week for assemblies, which they lead from start to finish.
An active Student Leadership Program brings student voice to all areas of College life including Service Learning, Worship, Academic and Sporting. Student Councils meet weekly with the members of the College Leadership Team, to organise events and advocate for student issues.
Girls Shine at FLCR
Another example of the strong student advocacy sees our Senior Girls at Faith Lutheran College Redlands host a Shine program each week where they mentor younger girls towards having a positive self-image and caring for themselves and others.
Outdoor education programs
One of the unique strengths of Lutheran Schools are their Outdoor Education Programs. Faith Lutheran College Redlands provides the opportunity for all students to attend a 4-week program at Mt Binga Outdoor Education Centre near Blackbutt in Queensland, as the pinnacle of their Year 9 program. The Mt. Binga experience sees students take responsibility for themselves. With the assistance of specialist staff students, cook, wash, bake and even milk the cows. An extensive hiking program is part of the stay. Students learn to work together in community and grow into their emerging adulthood as a strong team, equipping them well for the Senior Secondary years.
Faith Lutheran College Redlands gives students from Prep to Year 12 an extensive range of opportunities to find their student voice, to have it valued as they grow and to become active contributors in the community life they share.
Meet The Principal
Shane Altmann joined Faith Lutheran College Redlands as the Principal in 2017. Shane has been serving in schools for over 30 years including 15 years in leadership in Independent Schools in both Western Australia and Queensland. Mr Altmann believes that Learning and Community are the two pillars upon which successful schooling is built. He advocates strongly that all teaching and learning should be student centred. Shane has a passion for creating school environments that are welcoming and relaxed as well as flexible and contemporary. As a life-long learner himself, Mr Altmann believes that there are few higher callings than to work in schools in service of children and their learning.
Bus Routes to Faith Lutheran College
Faith families have access to several dedicated bus services as well as public transport options. There are dedicated drive through and drop off zones at both campuses along with safe walking and bike paths.
Faith Lutheran College School Fees
School fees are within the range of $1285 – $2100 on a per term basis.
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