"At Living Waters Lutheran College we share the love of Jesus as we educate those in our care, enabling them to realise their God-given potential for a life of service."
Consequently, we are committed to providing our students with an opportunity to develop in all components of Life Long Qualities for Learners outlined in The Framework for Lutheran Schools (LEA, 2005) as below.
As central to its mission and ministry Living Waters Lutheran College seeks to nurture individuals, who are aware of their humanity, open to the influence of the Holy Spirit, and growing and living according to a cohesive world‐wide view.
Living In Community
Reflecting characteristics of God through the core values of:
Contributing to the Community
- Self‐directed and insightful investigators and learners.
- Discerning, resourceful problem solvers and implementers.
- Adept, creative producers and consumers
- Open, responsive communicators and facilitators.
- Principled, resilient leaders and collaborators.
- Caring, steadfast supporters and advocates.
For full details on the Lifelong Qualities for Learners please see the pamphlet A Vision For Learners and Learning in Lutheran Schools, A Framework for Lutheran Schools.
To provide quality Christian education for our children we:
- strive to be a means of support to parents who seek to raise their children as Christians living in the wider community.
- give opportunities for students to explore God’s love for them in Jesus Christ and His relevance for their own lives.
- provide students with an education in a caring, Christian environment.
- maintain a high standard of education which caters for the spiritual, intellectual, physical, emotional and social needs of each student.
- provide students with a foundation for their future education and personal growth.
We will fulfill these aims by providing:
- instruction in the Christian Faith as taught by the Lutheran Church of Australia, in a genuine and open learning environment where views are shared, discussed and respected.
- opportunities to participate in worship and prayer through class devotions and chapel services in a way that is relevant and meaningful to them.
- the employment of staff members who are committed to the aims of the college.
- instruction in all curriculum areas, as required by the Education Department of Western Australia for a well-rounded education.
- the establishment of appropriate channels which enable open communication between staff and parents.
- the adoption of an effective code of discipline which places an emphasis on self discipline and positive reinforcement of good behaviour, while recognising that all students have a right to learn in a well-ordered, well-disciplined environment.
LUTHERAN EDUCATION AUSTRALIA (LEA)
Each Lutheran school belongs to a well organised system with a long and distinctive tradition and:
- is based on some solid understandings about people and life,
- provides a caring environment,
- embraces high standards of teaching and learning,
- promotes Christian growth and development
- works as a team with parents.
For more information on Lutheran schools and who we are please see the brochure “What is so Special About a Lutheran School?”
As central to their mission and ministry, Lutheran schools seek to nurture individuals, aware of their humanity and open to the influence of the Holy Spirit, who are growing in and living according to a cohesive worldview ...
... living in community and reflecting characteristics of God through core values, especially love, justice, compassion, forgiveness, service, humility, courage, hope, quality and appreciation …[Lifelong qualities for learners, 2002, edited 2005]
STATEMENT OF INTENT
In order to achieve these outcomes:
- we will be more explicit in our understanding of the confessional beliefs underpinning the culture of Lutheran schooling [Authenticity]
- schools will continue to be important in the mission of the LCA [Mission]
- we will act corporately to maximise resources enabling excellent educational outcomes and practices [Corporate identity]
- we will develop staff and administrators [Staff]
- we will ensure effective quality assurance practice [Policies]
- we will have greater clarity of roles and relationships between schools, regional and national bodies, which emphasises local autonomy and external support [Community]
- we will focus on people in the promotion of best practice in leadership and governance [Management]
- we will have a global awareness and a commitment to social justice [Service]
ROLES AND RELATIONSHIPS
Lutheran Education Australia consists of schools and early childhood centres, regional offices and the national office, all directed to make available to Australian communities ‘a formal education in which the gospel of Jesus Christ informs all learning and teaching, all human relationships, and all activities in the school.’ [LCA & Its Schools DSTOII, edited 2004].
Our schools are charged to deliver an education that is faithful to our Lutheran ethos and reflects the unique context of its local community.
Our regions are charged to support and provide leadership for our schools, ensuring that they are faithful to their mission, while representing them regionally to Church, governments and related agencies.
Our national board and office is charged to develop policy and to take initiatives that enhances our schools as schools of the LCA, while representing Lutheran schools and regions nationally to Church, government and related agencies.
To find out more about Lutheran Schools visit the Lutheran Schools SA/NT/WA website.