Why Choose A Lutheran School?
The Lutheran Church is one of the world’s major Christian churches. It is the largest and longest established Protestant church and there are more than 70 million Lutherans in the world today.
The Lutheran Church dates back to the Reformation in the sixteenth century when Martin Luther (1483-1546) challenged some of the teachings and practices of the church of his day. The Lutheran Church has been in Australia for more than 175 years and is best known for its work in the aged care, education and community service sectors. Today, the Church is made up of people from rural and urban areas and many different cultural backgrounds.
The Lutheran Church of Australia has a rich history in education. Since the first Lutheran school opened in 1839, Lutheran schools have grown considerably and reflect the church’s commitment to serving both its people and the broader Australian community.
Today, more than 40,000 students receive their education in over 86 Lutheran schools and 59 early childhood centres across Australia. Academic, cultural, sporting and musical pursuits are encouraged and nurtured as God’s gifts that are bestowed on people in different ways; gifts for us to use to the best of our ability to serve the wider community.
Christian Studies at Immanuel
In the Primary School, students meet for Chapel once a week and have a daily devotion in their class groups. Christian Studies is the subject taught from Prep to Year 10.
Religious and Values Education (RAVE) is the subject taught in Years 11-12 and is based on a four strand curriculum written by Lutheran Education Australia (LEA) covering: Christian Beliefs, The Christian Church, Christian Living and Christianity in the World. RAVE is an academic discipline and includes the study of ethics, philosophy and world religions.
In the Primary School, 110 minutes per week is devoted to Christian Studies. In the Secondary School, 80 minutes per week is devoted to Christian Studies or Religious and Values Education.