Christ is our centre
Jesus Christ is at the centre of all that we do. This extends beyond weekly chapel sessions and Bible-based lessons and themes, to incorporating prayer and God’s Word into daily activities and students’ lives beyond the classroom. Our focus is education in a Christian context which involves ensuring the best possible outcomes for students academically, socially and spiritually.
Eastside Lutheran College educates with a Christian philosophy and aims to impart to students a strong focus on the Christian code of ethics such as honesty, integrity and responsibility. Students are supported by experenced staff and a continuing on-campus Chaplaincy program. Our teachers recognise their unique ministry as Christian role-models.
Eastside Lutheran College is a co-educational school under the auspices of the Victorian/Tasmanian District Synod of the Lutheran Church of Australia, and is dedicated to a distinctive education centred in Jesus Christ.
St Peter’s Lutheran Church, Hobart, appoints a School Board to oversee the governance of Eastside Lutheran College. Parental involvement at board level is encouraged.
Eastside Lutheran College is situated in a tranquil bushland setting of approximately 7 hectares with magnificent views of the Derwent River and Mount Wellington.
The College is centrally located less than ten minutes from the Hobart CBD.
Eastside Lutheran College (originally named St Peter’s Lutheran School) was established in 1982 by the congregation of St Peter’s Lutheran Church, Hobart as part of its Christian outreach to the wider community. Its original location was in the house next to the church in Davey Street. In 1985, as enrolments increased, the school moved to its new premises on the Eastern shore of the river and has been more recently known as Eastside Christian School.
At the end of 2002 the School moved towards offering a complete secondary curriculum and in November 2004, it was decided to change the name to Eastside Lutheran College.
Eastside Lutheran College is a school of the Lutheran Church of Australia and its development is overseen by the Lutheran South Eastern Regional Director. Eastside Lutheran College is a thriving, dynamic, outward-looking community that learns and lives according to the College’s motto ‘Christ Our Rock’.