Why Choose Redeemer?
Experience the Redeemer Difference
Redeemer is more than a great school; it is a unique learning environment valued by the families who choose Redeemer for their children. At the heart of our identity are some essential features.
So, what are the elements that define the 'Redeemer Difference'?
Students at Redeemer Lutheran College are recognised as unique people created by God. We believe that, through the process of Christian schooling, God's Spirit is active in the lives of the community, leading children and families to know and trust God. The College seeks to be a Christian community in which students and staff alike give expression to their Christian faith with love and concern. Worship programs are grounded in Lutheran theology and are structured to nurture spiritual and faith formation.
Redeemer’s College motto is ‘Our Hope is in Christ’. A Christian takes encouragement from this motto to embrace life and strive to do and give their best in all things which they do. For all people, Christian and non-Christian, hope is an encourager, for with hope comes persistence and endurance and the expectation of something better, and Redeemer strives to instil hope in every student.
Five core values underpin the College mission and influence all we do. These values are: Integrity, Care, Excellence, Service and Self-discipline. These values shape our daily actions and interactions and make Redeemer the ideal place to learn and grow. Do you share our values?
Pastoral care of students and families is a distinctive feature of the College's ethos, and many parents refer to Redeemer as “the caring school”. The College’s pastoral care program endeavours to work in partnership with each student’s family, developing positive relationships. Home Group Teachers and Pastoral Care Leaders have primary responsibility for the pastoral care of students and focus on the personal well-being as well as the academic progress of students. The chaplains on Redeemer’s staff have oversight of the spiritual life of the College and, as part of the pastoral care team, provide additional support for students who have problems of a personal or spiritual nature. Students are able to develop a sense of belonging, self-worth and trust within this positive nurturing community.
Redeemer continues to be blessed with a team of committed professionals who support the spiritual, emotional, social and academic growth of our students. Our experienced, qualified staff of specialist teachers, counsellors and chaplains all contribute to ensuring each child is afforded the opportunity to reach their potential. Our academic staff work in partnership with our dedicated and passionate network of support staff, all contributing to the development of our caring learning environment. Our investment in professional development and research ensures that our staff are highly skilled and are well-versed in current teaching theory and practice. The partnerships between home and school are fundamental to equip and help students to develop to their potential, so that they will take their place as active and contributing members of their community.
Excellence of Attitude
The strength with which an attitude is held is often a good predictor of behaviour, thus, throughout the College, an attitude of excellence is pursued. Students are challenged to be the best that they can be, academically, in co-curricular and personally. Students are given the permission to challenge themselves and, therefore, to take responsible risks. By supporting students in a caring and nurturing environment, the high expectations that each student is held to, they create a lifelong attitude of willingness to tackle the challenges of life.
Redeemer's Learning Journey
Our students progress through four Learning Journeys from Prep to Year 12. Each journey is unique to the age and development of the students. Developing in confidence in our Early Years (Prep-Year 2) and exercising choice and independence in our Senior Years (Years 10-12) provides our students the environment to grow into successful young men and women. Features of each Learning Journey include:
- Early Years (Prep-Year 2): Establishing literacy and numeracy foundations
- Upper Primary (Years 3-6): Developing personal responsibility in learning
- Middle Years (Years 7-9): Exploring broader learning opportunities
- Senior Years (Years 10-12): Embracing personalised learning pathways
21st Century Learning
Redeemer Lutheran College seeks to equip its students as life-long learners in the 21st Century. Learning incorporates appropriate experiences and technologies that enable students to reflect upon and contribute to the world of today. We aim to personalise learning in a collaborative and supportive environment.
Our teaching methods are grounded in evidence-based research. As a result, Redeemer has adopted the Art and Science of Teaching as the pedagogical framework that shapes the way we teach.
Redeemer provides challenging and supportive pathways for all students, from Prep to Year 12.
As an inclusive school, striving for excellence, our aim is to assist students to explore all avenues that will aid them to serve society and reach their full potential.
Ultimately, Redeemer students are equipped to pursue tertiary, vocational and employment pathways through a variety of programs and a diverse range of elective subjects in their final years of study.
The Outdoor Education Program at Redeemer is a planned program for Years 3-6 and Years 7-11. Its aim is to develop self-confident students who have a positive appreciation of their own worth as individuals. The program is more than just a series of camps, being focused on personal development which nurtures students’ capabilities for service and leadership. Redeemer’s flagship camp is the Outdoor Education Experience, a four-week residential camp in Year 9. Here, students are introduced to new and exciting activities which develop skills including initiative, teamwork and resilience.
Redeemer has a comprehensive Transition Program which eases the move from Year 6 in Redeemer’s Junior School to Year 7 in the Middle Years within the Senior School. It focuses on allaying fears and creating a sense of familiarity with the physical surrounds of the Middle Years precinct. As students journey through Years 7, 8 and 9, they are supported by caring staff while they develop more independence in their learning.
Co-curricular activities are an extension of students' educational experiences at Redeemer. It is further evidence of our holistic approach, providing opportunities for students to develop academically, socially, spiritually, physically and creatively. Students can choose from cultural, music, and sport activities, ensuring the needs and interests of our diverse student population are met. Redeemer is broadly recognised for its outstanding reputation in the area of music and performing arts. Students are expected to engage in at least two co-curricular activities each year.
Not too big, not too small – just right! Redeemer is the perfect size school for your child. At Redeemer, we have strategically sized our school to achieve both our academic and our pastoral goals. With 500 students in our Junior School and 600 students in our Senior School, we have the capacity to offer and resource a wide range of core and elective subjects. At the same time, our staff and students can genuinely get to know each other.
Grounds and Facilities
Redeemer Lutheran College is often referred to as “the school in the garden”. Situated within a pleasant, semi-rural setting on the southern outskirts of Brisbane, our leafy, landscaped grounds present a peaceful, beautiful and engaging environment for our community. Our modern, master-planned facilities provide open spaces, learning spaces and play and recreational spaces which suit the learning and development of young people. Even koalas call Redeemer home!
Redeemer Lutheran College is conveniently located at Rochedale on the border of Brisbane City and Logan City, with easy access to both the Pacific Highway and the Gateway Motorway. Ample public transport options mean that we are accessible to families from a wide geographical area. Our proximity to tertiary institutions and employers allows us to maintain meaningful external relationships for the benefit of our students and our graduates.
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