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Religious (Catholic)

Why choose St Luke’s Catholic Parish School?

St Luke’s Catholic Parish School offers a holistic curriculum, for Prep to Year 6, based on the Australian Curriculum. The school is well resourced through Brisbane Catholic Education.

Underpinning the curriculum is the school’s focus on the discovery and celebration of “Christ in our living’. There is a formal religious education program, complemented by prayer, liturgical and other symbolic aspects of school life. This integrates with the sacramental life of the local parish, giving the school a distinctively Catholic religious atmosphere that supports students’ spiritual growth.

St Luke’s has a student behaviour program that develops simple rules and expectations within a positive rewards system. ‘School Wide Positive Behaviour Support” involves students in developing a class charter that outlines behavioural expectations. Various other programs support the initiative by building social and emotional skills.

Curriculum and extracurricular activities offered at St Luke’s Catholic Parish School:

St Luke’s has specialist teachers in Art, Music, Health and Physical Education (HPE), Languages Other Than English (LOTE), and Dance and Gymnastics.

The music program includes piano lessons for Prep to Year 6, and instrumental and guitar lessons for Years 3-6. Students can also join the School Choir and Emmaus Choir.

Sporting activities include Interschool sports for Year 5 and 6 students in netball, volleyball, cricket, touch football, soccer and AFL. There is cross country and athletics training for all students from Prep to Year 6. Students also take part in swimming, cross country and athletics events connected to the Redlands District and Catholic Schools cluster. Students can also take part in the Auskick program and the Oz Fit fitness program.

The school has art lessons and students can take part in the Art Eisteddfod and St Luke’s Arts Nights.

St Luke’s has a curriculum support teacher to help plan, monitor and assess learning activities for students within the Brisbane Catholic Education framework.

There are excursions for all classes from Prep to Year 6, and outdoor education camps for students in Years 5 and 6. A trip to Canberra is held every two years.

Year 6 students also take part in leadership and community service activities.

Facilities at St Luke’s Catholic Parish School:

The school has a Resource Centre that gives students access to information both online and in book form. They have lessons in the library where they learn how to access and use information, and also develop note-taking skills. There is also a significant focus on information technology and teaching students about computers, digital cameras, and scanners, and how to use software programs to produce work and animations.

Other information about St Luke’s Catholic Parish School:

A speech pathologist visits St Luke’s each week to work with nominated students. The service is provided on a user pay basis.


Website: http://www.stlukescapalaba.qld.edu.au


45 Degen Road, Capalaba, Queensland 4157

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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