What's so special about a Lutheran school?
- Lutherans have operated schools in Australia since 1839
- Students in Lutheran schools are seen as unique people created by God
- Core values of love, justice, compassion, forgiveness, service, humility, courage, hope, quality and appreciation
- Schools strive to provide an education of excellence
The Lutheran Church of Australia has a rich history in education. Since the first Lutheran school opened in 1839 Lutheran schools have grown considerably. There has been particular growth in the last quarter of the twentieth century from 3,592 students in 1967 to 39,168 in 2013.
The growth in Lutheran schools has been very much part of the growth of the non-government sector and reflects the church's commitment to serving both its people and the Australian community. Around one quarter of the enrolments are Lutheran.
Lutheran schools - statistics at a glance
- 86 Lutheran schools (39 186 enrolments)
- 50 primary schools
- 9 secondary schools
- 27 combined primary/secondary schools
- 57 kindergartens and early childhood centres (4 000 enrolments)
Schools by state
- South Australia 33 (12 326 enrolments)
- Queensland 27 (17 982 enrolments)
- Victoria/Tasmania 16 (4 938 enrolments)
- New South Wales 4 (954 enrolments)
- Northern Territory 4 (1 636 enrolments)
- Western Australia 2 (1 350 enrolments)