School History

St John’s Mission Statement: Our school community is committed to providing quality education, which endeavours to prepare children for the future, in a caring Christian environment.

St John’s Lutheran School is a school community that is committed to providing quality education while endeavouring to prepare children for the future in a caring, supportive Christian environment. We strive to provide a positive approach to education that will equip children for the future and lay a foundation for lifelong learning.

Presently, we offer Primary classes from Prep to Year 6. In 2014 we expanded into a Junior Secondary program and we now offer Years 7, 8 and 9 in a designated secondary precinct.

Our academic guidelines are based on the Australian National Curriculum documents provided by the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority, while the Bible and the Lutheran Confessions provide the theological foundation for our worship and devotional program. A blend of traditional and current educational practices provide a balanced framework for instruction and learning.

Our Restorative Practices approach to relationships acknowledges that healthy relationships are vital for our lives, our learning, and our school community. Our aim is for students to develop a sense of responsibility for their own behaviour and an understanding of how the way in which they treat others has consequences that can either enhance or harm relationships.

What our clients tell about us

  • ” I could not be more complimentary of, or more highly recommend, St John’s Lutheran Kindergaten and St John’s Lutheran Primary School to other families who may be considering your establishment for the education of their children. It has been a true pleasure to have been involved within your community.”

    St John’s parent
  • “Our association with the school has been one of the most positive and enjoyable experiences of our time in the Kingaroy district and we are truly grateful for the fine academic and life education that our girls have received under your tutorage.”

    Sue Megaw (Past Parent 2012)
  • “In one of the greatest steps of courage, faith and commitment individual supporters of the project agreed to underwrite the financing and expenses for this project – great was the faith of those wanting to see this school started.”

    Pastor Ken Schmidt
  • “Our son is in Year 5 at St John’s. We’ve found the close-knit nature of the school makes it easy to get to know other parents, and to develop supports that will hopefully see us through into high school. Our son has been encouraged in his spiritual walk; he enjoys going to school and participating in some of the extra-curricular activities that the school has on offer.”

    St John’s Parent
  • “St John’s works in partnership with my family to help develop life assets for my two sons. Under the guiding platform of spiritual health, they are stimulated intellectually, and feel very relaxed working in the supportive and caring school community.”

    St John’s Parent

Timeline

October 1984

Original Vision : The idea of a Lutheran School was conceived. The requirements were then investigated by the Education Committee.

February 1988

Land and Buildings Purchased : 12 acres of peanut farm at Ivy Street was purchased as the preferred school location. The buildings from Mannuem Creek State School were purchased and relocated later in July.

January 1989

School Commences : On the 22nd of January 1989, a service was held to induct the new staff members and to mark the beginning of the school year.

January 1990

1 Year Later : St John’s grows with more than double the initial number of pupils and 3 teachers.

February 1993

Preschool opens : 1993 marked the commencement of the preschool with an initial enrolment of 25 pupils.

Janurary 1998

Progress : With the end of the 90’s quickly approaching St John’s has now grown to 184 pupils and 10 teachers. The school has undergone much construction with the addition of 4 new classroom blocks and extensions to the preschool.

January 2005

Kindergarten & Active After School : 2005 marked the commencement of the St John’s Community Kindergarten as well as St John’s becoming an active after school community.

January 2007

First Prep Class : In 2007 St John’s ran its first prep class following the state wide introduction.

2009

New Hall : The latest addition to St John’s infrastructure, the Multipurpose Hall was completed, providing students with further opportunities.

January 2012

Middle School Program : The year 6 & 7’s commence the middle school program for the first time.

2012

Secondary Education : St John’s is given approval to extend into Secondary Education by the Non State Schools Accreditation Board in 2014.

2014

Year Eight Commences : St John’s commences the year with its first Year 8 class. New classrooms, Manual Arts room and Science/Home Economics Lab are opened.

2015

First cohort of Year 9 students

May 2017

Official Opening of New Admin and Staff Room Building
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Multi-purpose Hall opened in 2010

Year 7 & 8 classrooms and courtyard – 2014

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Official Opening of New Admin and Staff Room Building