'Hello' from Peter Cummings, Head of Senior School
"Our Senior School represents the cultural diversity that is Australia, and that is something we celebrate every day. Dedicated staff strive to deliver a quality education in a school community that is truly multicultural."
Senior School at Peace Lutheran College comprises Years 10 - 12. Our students have the opportunity to mix and forge friendships with people from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures. I truly believe these qualities make for a richer and more rewarding experience for students in their senior school years.
Through careful monitoring of student progress and specialist teachers, we are able to give more time to the individual needs of our students. The school's professional, caring teachers offer advice and well informed direction to make sure every senior student graduates, having had the best support to embark on their adult lives and careers.
Peace Lutheran College has one of the finest records in Cairns for graduating seniors being accepted on their tertiary course of choice.
Mr Peter Cummings
Head of Senior School
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Delivering a quality education in a vibrant, culturally diverse school community
Peace offers an outstanding program of academic, vocational, sporting, cultural and social experiences, in line with the most modern educational thinking of today.
The school has a proven record of academic excellence. Our students are prepared for University Tertiary Entrance and other study options including TAFE and Workplace Traineeships.
Life Preparation for…
- Personal growth, based on Christian values, critical thinking, communication and problem solving skills
- Citizenship in a democratic society, by understanding and supporting the legal system and taking responsibilities within the community
- Vocations, through the development of skills and attitudes which will assist career path choices
Building confidence, shaping attitudes
Professional, caring teachers and pastoral care staff offer support and well informed direction equipping students with the confidence to embark on their adult lives and careers.
- Core values of mutual respect, personal responsibility, acceptance of difference, consideration, forgiveness and reconciliation are practiced
- Forging friendships with people from a diverse range of cultures, providing rich and rewarding life-long experiences
Pastoral care and resilience
Our Pastoral Care Program looks to build life skills and equip students for challenges they may encounter. Focus areas include:
- Having high expectations of self and others
- Respectful relationships with caring adults
- Moral values that enable young people to discern right from wrong
- Social boundaries and opportunities for social service
These traits build resilience when these young people face life's challenges.
Limited places are currently available in specific year levels. We invite you to contact our Enrolments Officer to discuss your child's enrolment needs.
At Peace Lutheran College we value Peace, Excellence, Respect and Community through encouraging grace and harmony, setting high expectations, valuing all and building positive relationships.
Based on the Australian Curriculum and Queensland Authority syllabus, the Peace Lutheran College curriculum follows sound educational theory and practice and also evaluates and responds critically to current educational trends.
It is engaging and relevant, cultivating a desire for each student to work towards reaching their full potential.
In Year 10, students will study from two sets of subjects.
|Group A - Compulsory Core Subjects||Group B - Elective Subjects (choice of two)|
|History & Geography||German (by Distance Education)|
|Religion & Ethics||Home Economics|
|Sport & Recreation||Industrial Technology & Design|
|Health & Physical Education||Digital Technology|
In Year 11, from 2019, students are offered a broad choice of subjects.
|General* Subjects||Applied^ Subjects|
|Biology||Information & Communication Technology (ICT)|
|Digital Solutions||Music in Practice|
|Business||Religion & Ethics|
|German (by Distance Education)||Visual Arts in Practice|
|Japanese (by Distance Education)||Drama in Practice|
General* subjects are suited to students who are interested in pathways beyond senior secondary schooling that lead primarily to tertiary studies and to pathways for vocational education and training and work. General subjects include Extension subjects.
Applied^ subjects are suited to students who are primarily interested in pathways beyond senior secondary schooling that lead to vocational education and training or work.
Results in General and Applied subjects contribute to the award of a QCE and may contribute to an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) calculation, although no more than one result in an Applied subject can be used in the calculation of a student's ATAR.
In Year 12, students are offered a broad choice of subjects.
|Authority* Subjects||Authority-registered^ Subjects|
|Drama||Music in Practice|
|Geography||Religion & Ethics|
|German (by Distance Education)||Visual Arts in Practice|
Authority* subjects are based on syllabuses approved and issued by the Queensland Curriculum & Assessment Authority (QCAA). Results in Authority subjects can count in the calculation of Overall Position (OP) and Field Position (FP) scores - the most common selection devices used by the tertiary sector.
Authority-registered^ subjects are developed from Subject Area Syllabuses (SAS) and when successfully completed, contribute four credits towards the Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE). These subjects do not contribute to an OP or FP score.
QCAA Authority-registered subjects have a Vocational content, generally leading onto TAFE studies. The School Work Program is accredited by the Queensland Studies Authority (QSA). These subjects do not contribute to an OP score, but do appear on the QCE and Senior Certificate.
Planning for Careers and Pathways
A dedicated Careers Guidance Officer supports students and their parents to plan and understand the many careers and educational pathways available to them, including School-based Apprentices, Vocational Education & Training (VET) in Schools Program, university pathways, work experience and part-time employment opportunities.
Senior School sport at Peace
Peace is becoming renowned for its sporting achievements. Sport options in Senior School are varied and many, including carnivals, District and Regional sport, Interschool competition, extra-curricular sports, and school teams.
Training and competing in Cairns Interschool Secondary Sports Activities (CISSA) in Terms 1 and 2. Sports include:
- AFL (boys), Soccer (boys and girls)
- Basketball (boys and girls)
- Netball (girls)
- Soccer (boys and girls)
- Touch Football (boys and girls)
- Volleyball (boys and girls)
The school has maintained a very high standard in CISSA sport over the years, achieving overall winning status in the 2017 championships for Championship Girls; Championship Boys; and Championship School.
Senior School students are also offered:
- Training for cross country and track and field events
- The opportunity to attain their Bronze Medallion Lifesaving Award (as part of the HPE program)
Extra-curricular at Peace
Peace Lutheran College offers a wide range of extra and co-curricular opportunities and activities, including:
- Drama competitions and performances
- Music tuition, performances and clubs
- Service Group
- Environment Group
- STEM Club
- Code Club
- Training - sport and fitness
Senior School camps and excursions
Peace Lutheran College camps and excursions provide valuable opportunities to enrich a student's understanding of topics studied, but also helps to build rapport with teachers and fellow students, which has enormous benefits back in the classroom.
School fees are inclusive of camp and excursion costs (excluding voluntary excursions), enabling all students to be included in these positive and beneficial experiences.
- Year 10 – Activity Camp
- Year 11 – Leadership Camp
- Year 12 - Leadership Retreat
We encourage you to book a tour. Come and see why our students and their parents think Peace is such a great place to be.