Choosing a secondary school for your child is one of the most important decisions you’ll make as a parent, so you’ve got to make sure it’s the right one!
With a long, successful history of secondary education behind them, Grace Lutheran College could very well be it!
Established in 1978, the Christian co-educational secondary College aims to prepare young people for a life of faith and service, making sure each individual feels supported and has the opportunity to grow spiritually, personally, socially, physically and academically along the way.
There are two campuses – one at Rothwell and one at Caboolture. Both campuses offer the same quality education for all students.
The college excels in most fields, leading in subjects like science, technology, engineering, mathematics, robotics and astronomy. With 27 Middle School and 48 Senior School subject offerings, students have a multitude of options to choose from in preparation for their future.
The school is a top choice for teachers around the country which means the college is spoilt when it comes to top teachers, and this certainly shows in the students’ grades with over 80 per cent of the students being accepted into University.
Recently, Grace has launched their new academic enrichment program, Ignite which is designed to empower high-achieving students to become tomorrow’s innovators, designers, creators, entrepreneurs and leaders.
Not everyone is a scholar and Grace College understands this, so they work in partnership with parents to encourage their child to uncover who they are and explore what they love doing, no matter what it is. Whether your child is good with their hands, great on the sports field or dance floor, academic or not, Grace College can help them discover and develop their talents.
As well as two campuses, the college also has an outdoor educational centre in Googa. For four weeks, Year 10 students attend the outdoor centre facility to engage in an array of educational activities, responsibilities and experiences. Through a proven pioneering approach, students engage in a wide array of activities that they might otherwise miss out on or take for granted in the home environment, including hiking, camping, daily cooking, washing and cleaning, responsibility for feeding livestock, preparing devotions, as well as journal and letter writing.
The aim of the journey is for the students to develop into young adults, to learn self-reliance and team working skills and discover how to respect others – ultimately helping them grow academically and personally in the final two years of school and beyond.
Grace has just been named one of Australia’s Top 40 Innovative Schools and awarded an Australian Innovation Award selected by the Educator Magazine. They have been recognised for their innovation in STEM initiatives focusing on robotics, heightening their student’s engagement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Students are fortunate enough to also have a robotics program well ahead of the times. Year 11 students can study a new robotics program, collaborating with QUT to build robots from beginning to end. A purpose built robotics learning facility was opened last year, enabling multiple classes to build and test robots as well as interact with various other emerging technologies.
For the sporty students, Grace College offers an outstanding sports programme including 100 plus co-curricular teams in sports such as rugby league, futsal, soccer, hockey, volleyball, beach volleyball, basketball, touch football, water polo, cricket, tennis, netball, softball and Australian rules. The school currently has over 40 regional, state and national sporting representatives and Grace teams win State and National competitions regularly.
There’s also The Grace Academy for theatre buffs and creative students, providing an extensive performing and creative arts programme with classes in dance, music, choir and drama, news, film, cinematic theatre production and art. The Academy is not only open to Grace College students, but the wider community through holiday programs, adult classes, festivals and early childhood classes too.
There are 12 dedicated Grace buses travelling from Aspley and Sandgate in the south, Bribie Island and Bellmere in the north, Eatons Hill, North Lakes, Narangba and Dayboro in the west and Scarborough in the east.
To discover The Grace way contact the College for a personal tour on 3203 0066 or visit gracecollege.com.au
You could also visit the Rothwell Campus on their Open Day on Sunday 16 October 1:00pm to 4:00pm. Families are welcome spend time to talk to Grace teachers one-on-one about the academic curriculum offered.
Learn about their support services, pastoral care program and wide range of co-curricular opportunities available. Enjoy entertaining displays, interactive activities and a multitude of performing arts groups. You will see in action how your child can experience The Grace Way: where every child can develop with Grit, Growth and Grace.
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