Lutheran Education Australia

Lutheran Education Australia has been supporting communities since 1839, providing christian education some 170+ years. Today LEA is a leading provider of early childhood and school education across Australia. In 2012 over 42 000 students were enrolled in our 138 early childhood centres and schools supported by more than 4000 staff members.

At the heart of Lutheran education are our students. LEA is committed to building safe, engaging communities which provide christian education with high standards of teaching and learning.

The Lutheran Church

The Lutheran Church: the world’s oldest and largest protestant church, is one of the world’s major churches. It dates back to the Reformation and the teachings of Martin Luther. Luther insisted that the Bible is the authority that decides what the church should teach and do. The word ‘Lutheran’ was given to the people who believed that Luther was correct in his interpretation of the Bible. There are over 75 million Lutherans worldwide.

Curriculum Focus

At Eastside Lutheran College teamwork contributes towards excellent outcomes for students through a carefully planned and articulated flexible program catering for individual learning needs.

We offer:

  • Vocational guidance and career planning
  • High levels of individualised pastoral care
  • A clearly articulated and continuous learning program from Foundation to Year 10
  • Christ-centred spiritual growth starting each day with a devotion, Christian Studies twice a week and a weekly chapel service/assembly
  • A literacy and numeracy support program across the college
  • A dedicated special needs teacher
  • A specialist music teacher
  • A highly qualified and experienced staff
  • A library program
  • A vibrant arts program
  • A student leadership program
  • Academic excellence

History

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 college 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’.

Setting

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

Governance

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 College Board to oversee the governance of Eastside Lutheran College. Parental involvement at board level is encouraged.

Philosophy

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 experienced staff and a continuing on-campus Chaplaincy program. Our teachers recognise their unique ministry as christian role-models.

Our School | Eastside Lutheran College

 

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.