St Luke’s consistently achieves as the top comprehensive school on the Northern Beaches, with students having achieved exceptional results in the HSC, the National Assessment Program for Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) tests and ICAS Competitions.
The results overall are very pleasing, reflecting the continuing trend in high achievement by the students. The results again ranked St Luke's as the "Top Independent School on the Northern Beaches."
One goal for 2017 and beyond is to improve further upon these excellent trends in the teaching and learning area by continued focus on the development of students as powerful learners.
In the majority of areas, St Luke’s results had greater than 20% more students in the top 3 Bands than the State average in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9.
The National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) tests are conducted at a national level to provide student performance data in the areas of literacy and numeracy. The data generated from the NAPLAN tests, in conjunction with results from other external and internal tasks, enables teachers to identify students’ strengths and weaknesses. This, in turn, informs teaching practice such that strategies may be developed and implemented to better cater for the learning needs of all students.
In each lesson, students are encouraged to develop their learning capacity by concentrating on different learning dispositions.
Students have opportunities to become better at solving problems by developing reasoning skills, better at collaborating through collaborative group tasks, planning their approach to their learning, reflecting on their learning and knowing what strategies they can employ when faced with a challenging task.
Furthermore, students have opportunities to flourish as human beings, growing in compassion, grace, humility and a desire to seek justice for others. They are challenged to serve one another and members of their community seeking ways to restore our broken world.
Students at St Luke’s Grammar School have recently been involved in environmental projects, fundraising for organisations committed to ending slavery, providing basketball coaching for disabled students, assisting students at Arranounbai, building houses in Africa and raising funds for a number of different charities in the local area.
Furthermore, students are involved in teaching one another, sharing ideas and expertise, peer support programs and mentoring younger students. In the classroom and outside the classroom, students are becoming people of learning character who reflect the qualities of grace, compassion, humility and justice.