Prince of Peace Lutheran College is a co-educational Christian College for students in Kindergarten to Year 12, based on two closely located campuses in Everton Hills, North Brisbane.
Prince of Peace inspires, supports, develops and honours the God-given potential of all of its members. Our College models Christian values, instills a sense of community and nurtures young people. Prince of Peace graduates are lifelong learners, who have the ability and grace to contribute fully to their communities, while at the same time not being afraid to pursue excellence in all areas of life.
Our students are the central focus of all that we do at the College. Every activity, whether in the classroom, on the sports field, in chapel or off campus is designed to inspire, engage and challenge students to achieve continual academic development and social and emotional growth. We recognise the uniqueness of each child and each individual’s potential to achieve and grow.
Our Junior Campus on Rogers Parade is home to 500 students in Prep to Year 6. Our Kindergarten and Outside Hours School Care facilities are also based on the Junior Campus and run on behalf of the College by Queensland Lutheran Early Childhood Services.
Three hundred and fifty students attend the Prince of Peace Lutheran College Senior Campus, which is located approximately 1.2km from the Junior Campus, and provides education for students in Years 7 to 12.
Our Kindergarten program stimulates young minds to think independently and promote their own learning. It fosters creativity, challenges thought processes and supports cooperative learning. The program addresses the needs, interests and abilities of each child, recognising each as unique.
After Kindergarten, the learning journey moves to Prep. Our Prep classes and play area are set slightly away from the main school to provide space for our youngest students to make the transition to school life. During the Prep year, foundations are laid for the development of literacy and numeracy skills, with children supported to develop these skills at a rate appropriate for each child. Each of our Prep classes is supported by a fulltime aide.
A feature of our Prep year is the STAR Reading Program, which is embedded seamlessly with the literacy instruction offered in the classroom and ensures ample time throughout the Prep year for students to master literacy behaviours. Learning becomes more structured as the Prep year progresses, ensuring a smooth transition into Year 1.
The Years 1-6 learning program supports children as they shift from ‘learning to read’ to ‘reading to learn’. Learning experiences take account of the increased importance of peers and higher levels of cognitive skills, including the ability to become both self reflective and outward looking. Students are challenged to extend themselves, achieve their full potential across all dimensions of life and be increasingly independent in their learning.
The College provides a differentiated curriculum catering for individual needs and supports children to continue their development in English, Mathematics, Christian Studies and Integrated Studies. From Prep to Year 6, students spend most of the day with their class teacher, but enjoy specialist teaching in Health and Physical Education, Music and Library. The Languages other than English subject (currently German) is introduced in Year 4.
Our purpose-designed Middle School program provides a stimulating and supportive environment for students as they move through the challenging adolescent years.
The curriculum supports and engages students in learning, promotes acceptance and belonging and encourages personal development.
Middle School students are challenged to work independently and collaboratively. The curriculum is responsive to the needs of adolescent learners, providing a range of learning experiences.
An important element of our learning culture is the acknowledgement that everyone learns in different ways and at different rates. We provide a differentiated curriculum and a wide variety of learning experiences. We also encourage students to take responsibility for their own learning by teaching them learning and thinking strategies. Our on-campus specialist education support team is there to support those in need of additional assistance, whether short or longer term.
Prince of Peace is committed to providing a challenging and rigorous program, offering exciting and authentic learning experiences connecting students to the real world.
One of the highlights of Middle School is our unique, yearlong Ubuntu journey in Year 9. Through a range of activities combining the disciplines of Christian Studies and Health and Physical Education and a challenging two-week outdoor experience, students prepare mentally and emotionally to tackle their senior schooling years.
In Semester 2 of Year 9, students start their first elective subject. We have made a conscious choice to delay selection choices until this time, to allow all students to make an informed decision based on their experiences and evolving interests. Our intent is for your child to get a solid grounding in a wide range of subjects so they are ready for effective engagement in senior schooling.
Our carefully though-out approach to Years 7-9 gives our students a strong foundation for selecting a senior schooling pathway that suits their ambitions and talents.
We pride ourselves on providing a flexible curriculum that offers senior students a wide range of course options, delivered in a small class environment by committed, caring teaching staff.
At the end of Year 9, students choose six elective subjects to study in conjunction with the Year 10 core subjects. The elective subjects have been designed to lay foundations and build students’ capabilities for Year 11 and 12 studies. This approach, which lets students try a subject for a semester before committing to it for the remainder of their senior schooling, helps students identify particular interests and strengths, and to narrow down their choices.
An important part of the Year 10 curriculum is our careers development program, where students plan and map their career options. Careers development takes a holistic approach to helping students recognise that to be successful and happy, they need to be proactive, enterprising, enterprising managers who take an interest in lifelong learning and construct their future careers with intent and purpose.
Towards the end of Year 10 and having had a taste of a range of elective subjects, students finalise their subject choices for their final two years of school.
Year 11 and 12 students at Prince of Peace can undertake subjects that contribute to university entry, vocational education and training (VET) options, and school-based traineeships and apprenticeships.
Years 11 and 12 can be daunting for students and their parents. There are rules and requirements for each pathway of study, and the range of subjects available can seem overwhelming. We take the time to get to know our students well, and we provide a high level of support and advice in relation to the choices and decisions leading to the final years of schooling.
We offer a wide range of activities beyond the classroom. Students can further their interests in sports, music, the arts, service activities, academic programs and a variety of lunchtime clubs and special interest groups.
Sporting programs form an important part of a balanced education at the College. We encourage our students to be physically active and healthy, and complement our interhouse and interschool sporting programs with Health and Physical Education (HPE) subjects from Prep onwards.
Outdoor education is also a key component of our curriculum at Prince of Peace and our varied, challenging program is central to holistic student development. We believe that the outdoor education opportunities provided to our students, from their very first ‘sleep over’ experience in Year 2 right through to the Year 11 Leadership Camp, support the development of confidence, self sufficiency, initiative, teamwork and leadership skills. All students are expected to participate as part of their educational journey.
All students participate in classroom music lessons from Prep until the middle of Year 9, when music becomes an elective subject. The College also has a number of choirs, ensembles and worship bands that cater for a broad range of musical interests. In addition to classroom lessons, students can learn a wide range of instruments through our co-curricular music program. Our instrumental tutors offer weekly group or individual lessons music lessons for woodwind, brass, percussion, strings, voice, piano and guitar.
Central to Prince of Peace's learning philosophy is the creation of a supportive environment that meets the needs of our students.
We are committed to developing real and purposeful connections with students and powerful partnerships with parents and the College, based on the ‘four Rs’: Relationships, Responsibility, Respect and Restoration.
The daily care and support of our students is central to the role of every member of staff throughout the College. The College is blessed by the work undertaken by dedicated Pastoral Care teams at both campuses.