Redeemer Lutheran College - Rochedale
Teaching Level: Combined
Redeemer Lutheran College is situated in Rochedale on Brisbane’s south side, about 20km from the CBD, about 55km from the Gold Coast, and is easily accessible by the Pacific Highway and the Gateway Motorway. It is set in peaceful leafy grounds and has parking available on site.
Redeemer Lutheran College was established in 1980 and has grown to a P–12 college with an enrolment of over 1,000 students across two sub-schools (Junior School: Prep-Year 6, Senior School: Years 7-12). The Senior School includes a Middle Years program for students in Years 7-9.
Redeemer is a co-educational Christian school owned and operated by the Lutheran Church of Australia, Queensland District. As a school of the church, it holds that its fundamental role is to offer its students a sound and integrated education within the Christian tradition. Redeemer’s motto is: Our Hope is in Christ. Its large, beautiful chapel is the showcase of its campus, and regular worship and Christian Studies as part of the school curriculum are integral features of school life.
Redeemer also has a strong emphasis on quality teaching and learning and has a well founded reputation for academic excellence. Redeemer promotes high standards of learning and strives to help each student develop self-confidence and self-discipline. Alternative vocational pathways are also supported through TAFE studies and traineeships offered in the senior years.
The college has an extensive co-curricular program providing opportunities for students to develop academically, socially, spiritually, physically and creatively. Redeemer has a comprehensive co-curricular music program and regularly experiences exceptional regional eisteddfod success. Other co-curricular activities include debating, drama, chess, photography, art and Christian dance. We place a great deal of importance on the co-curricular program for the broader development of our students as well as an opportunity to cultivate and deepen student/teacher relationships. We strongly encourage all teachers to become involved in this area.
Redeemer Lutheran College provides outdoor education opportunities for its students. Year 9 students attend a residential program for a period of four weeks in Semester 2 of each year. Redeemer’s Outdoor Education program is designed to foster personal, spiritual, physical and social development, confidence through the acquisition of skills, independence and interdependence, skills in co-operation and community living.
Central to the college’s ethos is an emphasis on pastoral care. Students at Redeemer have clear guidelines and expectations about work and behaviour. And even more importantly they are treated as individuals who are cared for and nurtured in a positive social environment.
One of the best features of the college is that it is a close-knit and supportive work place with an emphasis on team work and collegiality.