Our Curriculum

At St John’s we have implemented the Australian National Curriculum for all of the Key Learning areas. As some areas of the curriculum are reviewed and updated, St John’s staff ensure these are considered and undertaken. Our staff regularly undertake various professional development opportunities, locally, interstate and internationally to ensure they stay abreast of the latest educational practices. Our Christian Studies program is based on the Lutheran Schools Christian Studies Curriculum Framework (CSCF) as developed by Lutheran Education Australia. In addition, our experienced staff run individualised, group support and extension programmes.

Students at St John’s comply with government standards and undertake Year 3,5,7 and 9 standardised tests each year. (See our impressive NAPLAN results)

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Classrooms are equipped with a variety of tools to assist them in the delivery of the curriculum including, whiteboards and integrated televisions. Bringing the latest technology to the classroom, teachers are able to incorporate many interesting and colourful activities to enhance the learning environment. Through the use of the whiteboards and laptops in the classrooms, the children are engaged on a daily basis with technology and developing their skills in this area.

Children at St John’s also have the opportunity to participate in a specialist Arts program. Children from Prep to Year 8 spend time each week taking part in lessons that feature an area of the arts. These lessons can be linked to classroom learning but focus on developing the creative skills associated with the arts. Students will enjoy lessons in the areas of drama, music and visual arts.

Christian Life

As part of the worship program of the school, values are highlighted, with a different value being discussed and focused on at school devotion throughout the year. Emphasis is placed on how we as individuals and as a school community can show that we embrace these values in our lives, as we journey in faith together.

As a Christian School, Christian Studies is part of our curriculum program. In addition to this there is an active devotional and worship program in the school.

Use of Technology

As the world grows more and more technologically orientated, St John’s has ensured our students have access to current technologies. Classes have access to pods of laptops, iPads and Chromebooks for lessons throughout the week. These are used in the classroom setting for internet research, student projects and work samples, teacher-supervised educational internet games and learning objects.

Junior classes ( Prep to Year 4) also use technology to provide a digital portfolio for parents which enables them to access their child’s work in real time.

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