LOVE | SERVICE | COURAGE | COMPASSION | FORGIVENESS
Education at Lobethal Lutheran School
Education at Lobethal Lutheran School is delivered by motivated, creative and caring classroom teachers using exceptional facilities and resources. From the significant foundation years of schooling, children are provided with opportunities to develop in mind, body and spirit.
A wide-ranging curriculum caters for all students – from the intellectually gifted to those more interested in vocational courses.
This breadth of choice along with Lobethal Lutheran School’s varied and engaging teaching methodology incorporates authenticity and real-world learning. To find out more information about the Lobethal Lutheran School Academic Pathways:
We’re developing students for the future
Leadership at Lobethal Lutheran School
At Lobethal Lutheran School we believe students need to be at the centre of their learning and should have true ownership in their school. Students are given opportunities to have input into decisions, voice concerns and make suggestions to improve their school, as well as becoming more aware of the wider community.
Leadership is integral to life-long learning. All students should have the opportunity to demonstrate and develop leadership skills. Student leadership roles include School Captains, House Captains and Student Representative Councillors. Students who aspire to a student leadership role, demonstrate an understanding of and model Lutheran School Values of: Love, Justice, Compassion, Forgiveness, Service, Courage, Humility, Hope, Quality and Appreciation in every aspect of school life.
School Captains are provided with opportunities to participate in workshops with other Lutheran Primary School Leaders.
Student Representative Council
The Student Representative Council (SRC) is made up of a group of students who want to help other students by presenting ideas which are of benefit to all students, to the School staff and Council. The SRC also informs its peers of any important information which affects the student body.
Another purpose of the SRC is to teach students how the school works, how decisions are made and how to achieve changes. Being on the SRC teaches skills which you can put to use in later life. In the past our representatives have been very active and have made some important negotiations with the Principal.
Students participating in the SRC need to be well organised and prepared to work towards having input in the running of the school.
Students are voted in by their peers after delivering a persuasive speech/text giving reasons why they should be elected onto the council. We believe they have a valuable contribution to make by voicing new ideas and in ensuring that their expectations of high school are fulfilled.
Issues likely to be discussed at SRC meetings are:
- Problems or concerns that students have and which need to be discussed by the School Council.
- Letters and requests from various organisations.
- Any fundraising that is seen as important to the school.
- Organising and running end of term activities such as discos and videos.
Any student who is interested in joining the SRC must attend meetings.
SRC involvement can be very rewarding, particularly if students present good ideas at the meetings and are then able to follow them through to fruition.
Restorative Practices are successful approaches we use to encourage empathy and self-control in our students. Students are enabled to take responsibility for their actions and behaviour. Through this, people have the opportunity to make things right with their peers, while also promoting the practice of forgiveness.
Class Carers and Care Net
Caring for our school community is of high importance at Lobethal Lutheran School. Our amazing parents and carers, graciously volunteer in a caring, supporting and encouraging role towards our students, teachers and families. There are usually two class carers per class and the Care Net is open to all of our families. This is coordinated and networked through the Pastoral Care Worker / Counsellor by means of meals, vouchers, transport, gifts, events and general support, love and care.
After School Clubs
From 3:30pm until 4:30pm we run two After School Clubs, one of them having no cost. They are organised and supervised by parent volunteers and staff members.
Tuesday: Art Club (cost involved)
Thursday: Coding Club
Learning opportunities at Lobethal Lutheran school go beyond the classroom environment.
At Lobethal Lutheran School, we run a school Chapel Band and a School Choir. This is where our Year 1 to Year 7 students have the opportunity to use their gifts and talents to perform and show others their amazing skills while building their own self-confidence and commitment. We have performed at events such as Hills Music Festival, Top of the Valley and our own worship services that we hold regularly at our school.
Our school participates in the Hills SAPSASA events of Athletics, Cross Country and Swimming as well as the SAPSASA Knockout Sports competitions of: Tennis, Netball, Soccer, Cricket and AFL. Students in Years 6 and 7 are also provided with the opportunity to nominate for various Hills SAPSASA events throughout the school year. These events provide a path for students to achieve Hills district representation.
Are held every second year and focus on challenge, teamwork and outdoor learning. In the alternate year, students in Years 6 and 7 travel to Canberra where they focus on learning about democracy and citizenship. Year 1 students have a school sleepover every year.