As an Anglican School, students will experience an inclusive community which treats each person as important because they are made in the image of God.
With a mission to provide a high quality education within a learning community which values life-long learning, St Luke’s aims to develop students as independent, responsible learners.
Research shows that students who are happy and well connected at school, tend to find schooling more purposeful, are more resilient and more successful.
Resourceful learners are good at asking questions which support their learning and the learning of others, they quickly make links between different ideas, can use reasoning to form an argument and imagine new possibilities. Finally, resourceful learners are able to capitalise on the resources available to them inside and outside the classroom.
Students who are strong in reciprocity know when they will learn best on their own and when they will learn best with others (interdependence). They are good at collaborating with other students, have good listening skills and learn from others by watching them carefully and taking on board new ways of thinking (imitating).
Resilient learners are able to be absorbed in their learning. They can manage distractions around them focusing instead on their learning. Resilient learners are able to notice subtle changes in their environment, identify patterns and details which inform their understanding and, perhaps most importantly, resilient learners demonstrate perseverance when faced with challenging learning tasks.
Reflective learners plan their approach to their learning, continually revise how they are learning, are able to identify the main points they need to learn (distilling) and have a good understanding of their own strengths and weaknesses as a learner (meta-learning).
The 5th R in the Learning@STLUKE'S model is Restoration. While we seek to grow students as learners, more importantly we seek to grow students as human beings. Our Christian view of human flourishing sees true humanity characterised by grace, compassion, humility and seeking justice for others.
21 November, 2016