St Lukes Grammar School

About

At A Glance

Student Numbers

  • Junior School, Bayview Campus – Taylor Cottage Program (Pre-School): 5-Day program or 3-Day program (both Monday - Wednesday, or Wednesday - Friday). On each day, approximately 20 children are in attendance. Each class has a lead teacher and a teacher’s aide.

 

  • Junior School, Bayview Campus – Kindergarten to Year 6: With current demand indicating future growth, it is projected that Kindergarten to Year 6, will have 2 classes per year group, with approximately 52 students across the Year. Currently there is 1 class per Year group, with approximately 20 – 26 students per class.

 

  • Junior School, Dee Why Campus - Cottage Program (Pre-School): Two classes, with approximately 40 students across each Year group. Each class has a lead teacher and a teacher's aide. One class is run Monday - Wednesday; the second is Wednesday - Friday.

 

  • Junior School, Dee Why Campus - Kindergarten to Year 6: 2 classes, with approximately 52 students across each Year group.

 

  • Senior School, Dee Why Campus – Years 7 to 12: From 2018, Year 7 will increase to approximately 125 across the Year group, comprising of 5 classes of approximately 25 students per class.  In Years 9 & 10, with the introduction of Electives, it is not unusual for class sizes to reduce to 18 – 24 students per class, with more subjects on offer across each time slot.  In Years 11 & 12, it is usual for most classes to be between 8 – 18 students per class in most subject areas.

 

Location

The Dee Why Campus (Cottage - Year 12) is located on Headland Road, on top of the hill behind the iconic Office Works / Fitness First buildings, on the border of Dee Why and North Curl Curl. The School is situated in a suburban neighbourhood setting, with beautiful ocean views to the south and the Stoney Range Regional Botanic Garden to the north.

 

The Bayview Campus (Cottage - Year 6) is located at 1977 Pittwater Rd (corner Loquat Valley Road), Bayview, adjacent to the waters and parks of Pittwater.

 

 

Contact

St Luke's Grammar School: Dee Why Campus
210 Headland Road
Dee Why NSW 2099


Senior School Office:
 

T: +61 2 9438 6200
F: +61 2 9905 1654
E: office@stlukes.nsw.edu.au


Junior School Office: 

T: +61 2 9438 6250
E: juniorschooloffice@stlukes.nsw.edu.au

 

St Luke's Grammar School: Bayview Campus
1977 Pittwater Road
Bayview NSW 2104


Junior School Office: 
T:
+61 2 9979 5755
E: bayviewoffice@stlukes.nsw.edu.au

 

Academic Results

Under the leadership of Principal, Mrs Jann Robinson, the School has seen consistently strong academic results, such that in the last ten years, HSC results have ranked St Luke's as the "Top Independent School" on the Northern Beaches, multiple times.

Subject Selection

St Luke's Grammar School offers an expansive array of subjects for the students to study.  In addition, there are opportunities for Senior students to incorporate TAFE subjects in their HSC selections.

 

One of the School's focuses is the 'development of the whole child', which has seen the offering of both the core curriculum and elective subjects continue to thrive at the School.

 

Junior School Curriculum

  • Junior School NSW Board of Studies Key Learning Areas:  English, Mathematics, Science, Creative Arts, Human Society & Its Environment, Personal Development Health & Physical Education.

 

  • In addition, all Junior School students receive instruction in the following Specialist Teaching Areas (Cottage to Year 6): Christian Studies, Physical Education, Music, Languages - Spanish, Visual Arts (Bayview), and Information Skills.

 

Years 7 & 8 Curriculum

In Years 7 & 8 (Stage 4), all students study the following subjects: 

English, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography, Christian Studies, Drama, Music, Languages (Mandarin, French or Spanish), Technology, Visual Arts, PDHPE, Sport.

 

Years 9 & 10 Curriculum

In Years 9 & 10 (Stage 5), all students study the core subjects of: 

 

English, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography, Christian Studies, PDHPE, Sport   

 

In addition they study two elective subjects, which include: 

 

Commerce, Drama, Physical Activity & Sports Studies, French, Spanish, Mandarin, Design & Technology, Music, Industrial Technology, Information and Software Technology, Textiles Technology, Open High School Languages (German, Italian, Japanese etc).

 

Years 11 & 12 Curriculum

In Years 11 & 12, students have the choice of studying 10 - 12 units from the subjects listed on the attached PDF.

 

St Luke's - History and Heritage

St Luke's Grammar School was founded in February 1993, following the amalgamation of three Sydney Anglican Schools Corporation schools on Sydney's Northern Beaches:

 

  • Roseby Preparatory (Junior) School (Previously known as St Luke's Church of England Preparatory School)

 

  • Peninsula Grammar (Boys) School (Previously known as Peninsula Anglican Boys School - Founded 1982)

 

  • St Luke's Anglican School for Girls (Previously known as "St Luke's Church of England Girls' School" - Founded 1961, by Miss Roseby-Ball, with the Roseby-Ball family having directs links with Danebank, Redlands and Kambala.)

 

The amalgamated K-12 Co-Educational School opened in 1993 with 43 staff and 488 students, under the leadership of Mr John Scott. The School has since grown to be a fully 2-stream Junior School (incorporating Cottage Pre-School) and 4-stream Senior School: over 900 students and 140 staff in 2015.

In 2016, the Anglican Schools Corporation announced that Loquat Valley Anglican School would become part of St Luke's Grammar School. The School is now known as the St Luke's Grammar School, Bayview Campus and caters for students from Cottage to Year 6. 

 

Building Work

Building work has been extensively and regularly undertaken on the site. The first two decades saw the construction of the John Scott Hall, Drama Studio, Junior Centre (for Cottage to Year 1 classes), Resource Centre (incorporating Library, Administration and TAS classrooms), the Link Building, Year 12 Study Centre, and a four-storey building (incorporating outdoor courts, two-storey car park, multi-purpose space, classrooms and visual art facilities).

 

More recently, the School has seen the complete refurbishment of the Senior School, providing more than 20 new classrooms, four state-of the art Science Laboratories, outdoor walkways and landscaping and a totally re-developed Quadrangle for senior students - The Bennett Quad - and entrance way. 

 

In 2016, the School embarked on the refurbishment of the John Scott Hall in order to create a contemporary air-conditioned performance space and rehearsal room fitted with best-in-class fit-out, acoustics and lighting. And for the first time, the Hall when completed – including the stage - will be fully accessible for the disabled.

 

In addition as part of this project:

  • dedicated Basketball Training Centre in the industrial units adjacent to the Uniform Shop was completed mid-2016
  • a new Music Precinct with three new and flexible music rooms, six practice rooms, improved facilities and soundproofed individual tuition rooms is being created, and
  • the Canteen was redeveloped with a commercial-grade kitchen

 

At the Bayview Campus over the 2016 - 2017 summer vacation, building works were completed to:

  • create a new Learning Hub (Library and associated areas)
  • create a separate new student resource centre, designed as an Open Learning Space 
  • renovate the main entrance facade, and
  • update the entrance and administration area.

 

New Direction

With John Scott's retirement in 2004, Mrs Jann Robinson assumed leadership of the School. Mrs Robinson brought in new Strategic Plans to take the School into its next stage, focused on the theme of students 'making a difference in the world'.

 

In 2007 a whole school pedagogical framework was introduced to differentiate the curriculum, while subject choices have been expanded to cater for the interests and abilities of the students. In 2014, the new teaching and learning platform, Learning@StLuke's was launched.

 

Since its foundation in 1993, the School's academic profile has been strengthened and the development of Christian character through service both locally and internationally is at the heart of the School. There has been an expansion of the Chaplaincy department, significant development in the integrated use of technology across the School and major growth in sports, co-curricular activities and overseas trips (languages, cultural, service, history).