Back to school | St John’s Lutheran Primary School: Honouring past, focusing on future

'As we look to the future, our students begin to develop the lifelong learning skills that will benefit them well beyond their school years' says Jeff Gork.
'As we look to the future, our students begin to develop the lifelong learning skills that will benefit them well beyond their school years' says Jeff Gork.

Proudly part of the Jindera community, St John’s Lutheran Primary School has been providing quality education for more than 150 years.  

This is the message from the school’s interim principal Jeff Gork.

“We have a successful history founded in traditional values and beliefs and this gives us confidence as we turn our focus to the future,” Mr Gork said.

“As we look to the future, our students begin to develop the lifelong learning skills that will benefit them well beyond their school years.  

“These contemporary competences include creative and critical thinking, global awareness and emotional intelligence as well as a range of other skills such a problem solving, resilience, communication and social skills.”

Mr Gork said an exciting feature of the school this year was the introduction of Agile Learning Spaces and a focus on project-based learning for year 5 and 6 students.

He said St John’s Lutheran Primary School provided a strong academic program, which featured an emphasis on literacy and numeracy, sport and physical development, music and Japanese.

“Most importantly, as a school of the Lutheran Church of Australia, our care and concern for each child is one of our cornerstones,” he said.

“The Christian faith provides a firm foundation of spiritual and moral beliefs to help our young people make wise and principled decisions in a changing and challenging world.”

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