We provide a Christian education to students from Foundation to Year 6 and strive to nurture each student for a life of faith and service, through their intellectual, spiritual, physical, emotional and social growth. Through relevant and meaningful learning opportunities, collaborative work skills are developed, and the effort of each child is applauded. We strive for excellence in our quest to equip students for life in the 21st century.
The teaching and learning align to the Victorian Curriculum. Emphasis is placed on teaching core literacy and numeracy skills, to equip students with the competence to succeed across the curriculum.
Our Performing Arts program includes a school concert, Art Alive evening and participation in the local Music Festival. We celebrate individuality and creativity and encourage students to engage in developing their skills and talents. Students are given the opportunity to develop creative works in Art, Drama and Music. Our annual musical productions and weekly Chapel services allow students to practise their performance skills, develop stage confidence and discover the joys of being part of a team.
Other specialist subjects include Japanese, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) and Physical Education. We believe in fostering physical ability and provide an environment where students can learn necessary skills and develop their sporting potential. Physical Education is an important part of the curriculum and all students are encouraged to participate.
Each year students participate in Inter-House Athletic Carnivals, Swimming Carnivals and Cross-Country. In addition, students also have the option of engaging in various Inter-school competitions with the possibility of competing at district, division, regional and state levels. St John’s Lutheran Primary School provides students with opportunities to participate in social sport during their break times. Sport is an excellent way for students to develop physically and maintain a healthy lifestyle whilst learning the values of excellence and perseverance.
STEM is important because a solid grounding in STEM fields in the early years of schooling can massively advantage students as they progress through secondary and tertiary education. It is becoming increasingly apparent that STEM fields are where many future career paths will lie, so it is imperative that our students have the foundation knowledge and skills now, that will see them become technological natives as they progress through their education. Students have a variety of opportunities including programming robotics, learning how to code and problem-solving using construction.