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Inspired Innovation

Inspired students become inspiring adults, so we provide your child with an immersive and exciting educational environment. Immanuel’s philosophy of truly focusing on each student, is what makes us one of the most progressive independent schools the Sunshine Coast has available. 

As a leading independent school on the Sunshine Coast, Immanuel embraces its responsibility to foster the emotional, social and spiritual growth of each student, in addition to academic success. We go well beyond the standard curriculum to inspire the leaders of tomorrow – no matter where their passions and talents lie. To us, the whole person really is the whole point.

Inspired learning methods

You’re enrolling your child at an independent school raising lifelong learners for a world that demands lifelong learning. Your child’s educational needs are changing, rapidly, and ILC has changed the way Sunshine Coast students are preparing for the future. Immanuel’s forward-thinking teaching and learning methods focus on nurturing each child’s unique gifts, passions and aspirations. Key aspects of our College and curriculum will engage your child every day and ensure they have the tools needed to equip them for jobs that haven’t yet been created.

Our cutting-edge learning framework focuses on integrating self and cognition systems. This has prompted Immanuel to transition to inspiring purpose-built spaces that cultivate collaboration, innovation and entrepreneurship amongst all students. This new framework gives all students the best opportunity to engage and graduate with a love for lifelong learning.

  • Transformation of teaching methodologies. Every day, every class, your child will engage in critical and creative thinking practices, learn communication and leadership skills, develop a ‘global community’ mindset, and take the lead in developing new interests and pursuing new achievements. (Learn more about PERMA and Marzano and Kendall Taxonomy)
  • Transformation of learning spaces. We’ve redeveloped and built multiple classroom blocks across the Primary and Secondary Schools to be experiential spaces to help all kinds of learners develop a deeper ‘learn by doing’ understanding of the curriculum.
  • Nurture all gifts. Finally, we’re an independent school on the Sunshine Coast that recognises and nurtures all gifts and empowers children to pursue all careers. Not all independent private school students aspire towards a career in business. We prepare your child to be the very best adult they can be. A key difference in the Lutheran sector is that teachers see each student as being unique with their own gift. The approach is not what the student can do for the school but what the school can do for the student. 

A Sunshine Coast independent school inspiring all students to succeed

We proudly achieve our excellent results by inspiring students. We believe that happy kids make the best learners and our graduates are grounded in their values and demonstrate strength of character in all that they do.

Choosing an independent school with a holistic approach to education means your child’s needs and goals are always our top priority. Last year, 11% of our students received a 95 or higher ATAR and over a third of our students placed in the top 10% of Australian graduates. In fact, 98% of our ATAR-eligible students received a university offer.

But that’s not the full story of our success. As the premiere Sunshine Coast independent school offering a 100% holistic approach to education, we celebrate all students who achieve their Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE); who land their first choice of apprenticeship and jobs in their chosen fields. We celebrate our athletic and artistic students pursuing their place on the world stage. We celebrate the students embracing a life of service to humankind. Every student’s goals and aspirations are recognised and nurtured at Immanuel Lutheran College.