Senior School

Middle Years (7-9) Senior Years (10-12) Academic Program (7-12) Outdoor Education (7-11) Img 4390

Welcome to Redeemer Senior School

Redeemer Lutheran College Senior School has many facets. On one hand, it is a vibrant learning environment which prepares students for life in all of its shapes. But it is much more than this: it is a community, characterised by friendliness, respect and belonging. The Senior School caters for students in Years 7-12 with two distinct programs, the Middle Years from Years 7-9 and the Senior Years from Years 10-12. Enrolments across the Senior School are approximately 600 students.

Come and visit our Senior School! You will be impressed with our beautiful surrounds, our well-equipped classrooms and our facilities. But, more importantly, you will witness a community that cares for and fosters the development of each individual.

Mrs Anastasia Strong | Head of Senior School

Middle Years Program Senior Years Program
Years 7-9 Years 10-12

Pastoral Care

As Redeemer’s values outline, each student is treated with “the love, respect and concern they deserve.” This value is at the core of our vertical pastoral care system. Students are members of one of our four Houses (Lavarack, Mansfield, Ramsay and Wilson) and each House has eight Home Groups. These are multi-age groups which meet daily and where devotions and activities foster a sense of belonging in a Christian community. House Leaders and Home Group teachers oversee the spiritual, academic, emotional and social development of students.

The House system also is the basis of much friendly but hard fought rivalry. Houses compete for the House Cup awarded annually to the House which has been the most successful in a range of events including Swimming, Cross Country, Athletics Carnivals; Pavement Art and ReCykle.


Academically, we provide various paths to further study and careers. Students may embark on a rigorous academic program which prepares them for tertiary education or they may access an alternative pathway which includes school-based apprenticeships and traineeships combined with Certificate courses offered by TAFE and other outside providers. Opportunities are also available through studying University subjects in Year 12. Our goal is that students will be equipped for lifelong learning.


Opportunities to participate in co-curricular activities are many and varied. Musical groups include the Senior Concert Band, Senior Singers and The Fellas and Redeemer has an enviable reputation in musical competitions. Similarly, we have an extensive sporting program as well as cultural opportunities in activities like debating, chess, drama, etc.

Service Leadership

Service Leadership is a key part of our focus. Formal opportunities to serve include college, house, sporting, music and debating captains. Various committees including Community Service, Christian Life, School Spirit, Cultural, Sporting and Environmental are opportunities for all students to contribute to school life and, indeed, they are responsible for organising many activities throughout the year. Senior School students can also act as mentors for their Junior School counterparts. The biennial Cambodia Tour and Awareness Week are opportunities for students to think and serve globally.

The Student Leadership Program at Redeemer is based on the belief that all young people are capable of leading others, given the opportunity and appropriate adult support. Since 2003, Redeemer has offered every Senior School student the opportunity to be a member of one of several student leadership groups that meet regularly to initiate, plan, run and then evaluate activities for students during break times. Each committee’s overall aims are to promote and improve their specific area of school life.

The committee groups offered include:

Academic, Christian Life, Community Service, Cultural, Environmental, School Spirit, Sporting, Student Representative Council. The student committee chairs then become the prefect body for the year along with the College Captains and Vice-Captains, House Captains, Music and Sport Captains.

Staff Leaders

Head of Senior School Mrs Anastasia Strong
Director of Teaching & Learning P-12 Mr Aaron Hardke
Co-curricular Coordinator: Mrs Nicole Gregory
Chaplains: Mr Col Stiller and Mrs Jodie Dart
Student Counsellor: Mr Ewan Love 

Pastoral Care Leaders

Pastoral Care Leader: Year 7 Miss Lauren Krenske
Pastoral Care Leader: Year 8 Miss Kylie Newton
Pastoral Care Leader: Year 9 + Ramsay House Mr Brent Arnold
Pastoral Care Leader: Year 10 + Mansfield House Mr Grant Symons
Pastoral Care Leader: Year 11 + Lavarack House Ms Brooke Anderson
Pastoral Care Leader: Year 12 + Wilson House Mr Brad Lawrence

Curriculum Leaders

Director of Teaching & Learning P-12
Mr Aaron Hardke
The Arts (7-12): Mr David Simpfendorfer
Business (7-12): Mrs Jenny Foster
Christian Studies (7-12): Mr Col Stiller
English (7-9): Ms Tamara Zingelmann
English (10-12): Mr Tim Kelly
Health & PE (7-12): Mrs Jessica Morrish
Humanities (7-12) Mr Julian Wenke
LOTE - German (7-12): Mrs Eva Littleton
LOTE - Japanese (4-12): Mr Darryl MacDonald
Mathematics (7-9): Mrs Tanya Usmany
Mathematics (10-12): Mr Stephen Sisson
Science (7-12): Mr Wayne Schulz
Technology (7-12): Mrs Jenny Ludwig
Vocational Education: Mrs Kate Wilkinson

Senior School Hours

Students are expected to arrive at school between 8.00am and 8.20am in time to assemble outside home rooms for roll marking and home group activities at 8.25am. The school day finishes at 3.15pm and the Senior School Resource Centre is open until 5.00pm Monday to Thursday and 3.30pm on Fridays.