St Luke's Grammar School is an independent Anglican co-educational school for students from Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12 situated on Sydney's Northern Beaches. St Luke's Grammar School aims to educate, develop and inspire its students to make a difference in the world.
Since its establishment in 1993, St Luke's Grammar School has built a reputation for academic excellence, pastoral care of students and for developing the whole child. First and foremost the School is based on a solid Christian foundation, with an unwavering desire to provide a place where students, staff and parents can express and explore the Christian faith.
St Luke's Grammar School also places a significant focus on Academic Excellence, seeking to challenge each student to reach their greatest potential and supplying them with the skills necessary for the world beyond the School gate. Lastly, St Luke's Grammar School remains steadfast in its commitment to Pastoral Care. The School promotes the resilience and the well-being of students and encourages staff and parents to work in partnership to support students as they develop into well-rounded individuals.
The last five years has seen significant growth in demand, which is setting the School up well for the future. St Luke’s, with approximately 950 students, continues to strive to be the school of first choice on the Northern Beaches. Going forward, the 2012 – 2017 Strategic Plan reinforces the strategies in place for continuing the strong momentum gained in recent years.
The Junior School at St Luke's Grammar School, from Pre-Kindergarten to Year 6, caters for 400 boys and girls (2 classes per grade, with approximately 25 students per class), enabling teachers to focus on each individual child, to ensure they feel valued and connected.
Junior School students at St Luke's Grammar School then gain automatic entry to the 4-stream Senior School (Years 7 12) where the focus of the experienced and professional teachers is to add value to the learning outcomes of an additional 550 students, as they work towards their HSC and prepare for life beyond the School gate.
This year has seen the completion of an extensive building and refurbishment program at St Luke's Grammar School, resulting in a totally transformed school, which includes four brand new state-of-the-art Science Laboratories, over 20 fully refurbished classrooms, cutting edge technology and climate controlled rooms. Other recent changes have included new outdoor sporting facilities, new art classrooms, new student bathrooms, and upgraded landscaping and walkways. St Luke's Grammar School also features:
o Fully equipped specialist rooms and laboratories:
o 4 Science Laboratories
o 3 Music Rooms, plus 6 Private Tuition Rooms
o Computer Labs, with capacity for both PC and Apple use.
o Performing Arts Studio
o 2 Visual Arts Rooms, with Kiln and Graphics Lab
o Wireless reception and a leading-edge BYOT program, enabling students to bring up to two devices of their choice and connect to the School’s Wi-Fi. All classrooms have interactive whiteboards.
o Technology and Applied Sciences Centre - caters for Design, Technology, Technics and Textiles courses.
o Well resourced Library and Information Centre
o Multi-purpose Hall that is used extensively for drama, music and sports - incorporates a basketball court, full stage facilities and seating for 1000.
o External multi-sports court for basketball, netball and tennis.
Additional Features of St Luke's Grammar School
o Academic and Music scholarships into Years 7 and Year 11 available.
o Headland Program - for gifted and talented students
o Learning Support Programs - for students with learning difficulties; ESL backgrounds
o Differentiated curriculum - utilised within classrooms to cater for those that need further extension or additional support.
o Pastoral Care (including the Discipline & Welfare Policy) is augmented by the Deputy Principal, Chaplain, School Counsellor, Careers Adviser, Year Co-ordinators, House Captains, School Prefects and Student Leaders with specific portfolios.
o Before and After-School Care is available in the Junior School.
Years 7–10 curriculum at St Luke's Grammar School: English, Mathematics, Science, Christian Studies, Careers, PD/H/PE, Commerce, French, Indonesian, Computing Studies, Visual Arts, Music, Drama, Textiles and Design, Technics, Technology, Physical Activity and Sports Studies, History and Geography.
Years 11–12: English [all levels] Mathematics (all levels), Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Ancient and Modern History, Extension History, Economics, Music, Geography, Visual Design, Information Processes & Technology, Software Design and Development, PD/H/PE, Sport Lifestyle and Recreation Studies, Drama, Business Studies, Legal Studies. Other subjects are available by Distance Education, Saturday Language School, OTEN 2nd TVET courses.
St Luke's Grammar School Cottage has a 3 day Pre-Kindergarten Program, which features:
• English – pre-reading, pre-writing, talking and listening.
• Mathematics – to develop children’s thinking, understanding, competence and confidence with numbers, shapes, patterns and measurement.
• Creative Arts – Providing children with experiences in visual art, music, drama and dance.
• Personal Development Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) – children develop the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to lead active, fulfilling and healthy lives.
• Specialist Lessons – children have weekly lessons with specialist teachers in Indonesian, Christian Studies, Physical Education and Library.
• Technology (ICT) – the use of technology is introduced and used to reinforce Literacy and Numeracy during developmental play time.
Years K–6: The Junior School of St Luke's Grammar School follows the Board of Studies Key Learning Areas, with a special emphasis on numeracy and literacy. The children have a broad and varied academic curriculum in English, Mathematics, Human Society and its Environment, Creative and Practical Arts, Science and Technology, Personal Development, Health and Physical Education. In addition, students at St Luke's Grammar School have specialist teachers in Indonesian, Christian Studies, Gymnastics, Physical Education and Music. Exciting programs in swimming and music are also provided.
St Luke's Grammar School offers Basketball, Tennis, Swimming, Netball, Softball, Gymnastics, Rugby Union, Athletics, Cross-Country, Weights Training, Water Polo, Cricket, Baseball, Volleyball, Soccer, Squash, plus beach and water sports.
There is no compulsory Saturday sport. St Luke's Grammar School also has representative teams in Sailing, Snow Sports and Equestrian.
At St Luke's Grammar School there are many exciting extra-curricular activities from which to choose, such as: Music (Including individualised instrumental tuition), Debating, Public Speaking, Drama, Dance, Tennis Lessons, Mandarin & Other Languages lessons, Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, Amnesty International, Musical, Band, Choir, World Vision, Chess, Bushwalking, School Fellowship, Bike For Bibles Cycle Marathon, Mission Aid Group, Art Club, Woodwork Club, Multi-media Club, Library Networkers. Optional overseas trips run in alternate years.
Computers are seen as important part of an integrated curriculum at St Luke's Grammar School as well as an important subject in their own right. The School has 4 newly upgraded dedicated computer laboratories, incorporating Pentium, scanning, multimedia and high speed Internet facilities. More recently, the School has introduced Wireless reception, with trolleys of laptops available for use in most classrooms.
The Science labs and library have their own facilities. All classrooms in the Junior and Middle School have Inter-Active Whiteboards as do all specialist areas in the Senior School.