Faith Lutheran College, Redlands

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Faith Lutheran College, Redlands
Faith Lutheran College, Redlands Crest
TypePublic co-educational
MottoFaith in Christ, prepared for life
PrincipalShane Altmann
Enrolment926 (2016)[1]
CampusJunior: Victoria Point
Middle/Senior: Thornlands
Colour(s)Blue, navy, gold     

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.

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. The newly constructed and completed Creative Arts building includes 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.


Faith Lutheran College, Redlands, was the first independent Christian school to be established in the then Redlands Shire.[3] In the beginning, the school had seventy-two 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 8 February 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 – >1986 Albert Benfer (Foundation Chair)
? – 1991 Ray Pace
1992–2010 Gavin Buhse
2010 – Current Rod Cormack


1982–1986 Robert Marriott (Foundation Principal)
1987–1990 Richard Lewis
1991–1995 Ian Mibus
1996–1999 Jeff Gork
2000 Greg Lees
2001 Lois Pfitzner
2002–2016 Anthony Mueller
2017 – Current Shane Altmann



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


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]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ [1]. Accessed 21 February 2018.
  2. ^ Faith Lutheran College, Redlands – Location and Map. Accessed 7 March 2014.
  3. ^ a b c Faith Lutheran College, Redlands: 25 Years of Faith Archived 5 February 2014 at the Wayback Machine. Crawford, J (Ed.). 2007. It was originally established as a primary school and was named Redlands Lutheran Primary School. It 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. The school was officially opened on 24 January 1982 by David Jull, Federal Member of Parliament. Accessed 7 March 2014
  4. ^ "Department of Education, Training and the Arts". Retrieved 21 March 2009.
  5. ^ a b Faith Lutheran College, Redlands – Prospectus Archived 5 February 2014 at the Wayback Machine. Accessed 7 March 2014.
  6. ^ Faith Lutheran College, Redlands – Pastoral Care Accessed 7 March 2014.

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