Faith Lutheran College, Redlands

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Faith Lutheran College, Redlands
Faith Lutheran College, Redlands Crest
Faith in Christ, prepared for life
Location
Redlands, Queensland, Australia
Information
Type Private (Co-educational)
Established 1982
Principal Anthony Mueller
Enrolment 1115[1]
Campus Junior: Victoria Point
Middle/Senior: Thornlands
Colour(s) Blue, navy, gold             
Website

Faith Lutheran College, Redlands (often abbreviated as FLCR), Queensland, Australia, is an independent co-educational Lutheran primary and secondary school located on two campuses in Victoria Point (Junior School) and Thornlands (Middle and Senior School).[2] The school currently educates students from years Prep to Year 12.

Mission statement[edit]

The Faith Lutheran College, Redlands mission statement is as follows:

Faith Lutheran College is committed to providing quality learning opportunities while nurturing the development of all students in a Christ centred community.

Location and grounds[edit]

Faith Lutheran College, Redlands is located on two separate campuses with connected staff. The Junior School (P-6) is located at Link Road, Victoria Point and the Middle (7-9) and Senior School (10-12) at Beveridge Road, Thornlands. The college is currently in the process of expanding its Beveridge Road campus. Currently under construction is the Centre for the Creative Arts. The new building is scheduled for completion in August 2014, and will have a 360 seat theatre and stage, as well as additional classrooms for drama, music and visual arts. A new indoor performance and sporting hall has recently been built at the Link Road Campus.

History[edit]

Faith Lutheran College, Redlands was originally established as a primary school. It was originally named Redlands Lutheran Primary School, and was built at the Link Road campus on land given to the Redlands Lutheran Parish by Wally Hauser, a farmer and member of the parish, who used the land for growing fruit and vegetables and later as a sports field. It was officially opened on 24 January 1982 by David Jull, Federal Member of Parliament. It was the first independent Christian school to be established in the then Redlands Shire.[3] In its first year, it had seventy-one students enrolled across years one to four. It soon came to be known as Faith Lutheran Primary School, because of its proximity to Faith Lutheran Church at Redland Bay. The first Year Seven cohort graduated in 1984, when the student population was 161. In 1986 the student population reached 195. A preschool was commenced in 1996, the student population then being 215.[3] This was later renamed "Prep" in 2006, following the naming standard set by Education Queensland.[4]

In 1997, planning commenced to expand the primary school into a P-12 college. In 1999, the School Council's initial application to commence secondary application was unsuccessful. Despite this, and assisted by the Parish, the School purchased the land at Beveridge Road in October 2000, which at that time was used as a yam farm and Shetland pony stud farm. In 2001 approval was gained to start secondary schooling, and the newly renamed Faith Lutheran College, Redlands began teaching Year eight students in 2003 at the Link Road campus. Building had commenced at the Beveridge Road campus, and it commenced operation in October 2003, ahead of its official opening on February 8, 2004. At that time, the college's enrolment was 548 students. FLCR graduated its first cohort of Year Twelve students at the end of 2007, at which time there were 880 students enrolled.[3]

Council Chairs[edit]

1981 Ben Guse (Chair, Planning Committee)
1981 - ? Albert Benfer (Foundation Chair)
? - 1991 Ray Pace
1992–2010 Gavin Buhse
2010 - Current Rod Cormack

Principals[edit]

1982–1986 Robert Marriott (Foundation Principal)
1987–1990 Richard Lewis
1991–1995 Ian Mibus
1996–1999 Jeff Gork
2000 Greg Lees
2001 Lois Pfitzner
2002 - Current Anthony Mueller

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FLCR Logo

The college logo was inspired by the college's coastal setting, and incorporates important Christian symbolism. The cross is central to the Christian faith, and represents the love of God as expressed through the death of Jesus Christ. The water represents the removal of sin through baptism. The fish symbol was a secret sign used amongst early Christians. The rising sun represents resurrection and the promise of eternal life with God.[5]

School houses[edit]

Like most Australian schools, FLCR uses the school house system, and has various inter-house competitions. There are four houses, all named after local Moreton Bay Islands:[6]

  •      – Coochiemudlo (often shortened to "Coochie")
  •      – Macleay
  •      – Peel
  •      – Russell

Co-curricular[edit]

FLCR offers its students a variety of extra-curricular activities including music, singing and other performing arts, cultural activities, special interest groups and sports.[5]

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References[edit]

Coordinates: 27°35′7.21″S 153°17′38.62″E / 27.5853361°S 153.2940611°E / -27.5853361; 153.2940611