Peace Lutheran College

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Peace Lutheran College
Peace Lutheran College - Logo.jpg
Location
Cairns, Queensland
Australia Australia
Information
Type Private, Co-educational, Day and Boarding,
Established 1994
Principal Elisabeth Fenske
Grades P-12
Enrolment ~620
Website

Peace Lutheran College is a co-educational, private boarding school located in Kamerunga in the city of Cairns, Queensland, Australia. The school educates students from Prep to Year 12 and first opened in 1994. There is also a Kindergarten on the campus. The school offers boarding facilities to approximately 100 students at 4 boarding houses on site. The school is part of the Lutheran Church of Australia. The current principal of the school is Elisabeth Fenske.

Current leadership roles[edit]

The current head of junior school is Sarah Rowan, the head of middle school is Nicholas Cheyne and the current head of senior school is Peter Cummings.

History[edit]

At the 1988 Annual General Meeting of the Trinity Lutheran Congregation a Lutheran School Investigation Committee was elected. These members were Greg Wharton, Jordan Fogarty, Frank Jacobsen, Julene Lander and David Spanagel. Ken Albinger from Queensland Lutheran Schools’ Department outlined the process to be followed.

Land purchase[edit]

Aub Muller (representative from the Lutheran Church) and David Spanagel (Investigation Committee) searched for suitable sites and areas considered were at Mooroobool, Clifton Beach, Edmonton and Kamerunga. The preferred site was Kamerunga and was purchased from Lusalda Pty Ltd at a cost of $500,000 ($20,000 per acre) and settlement was requested by 28 February 1991. There was a six-month delay concerning an objection about an adverse effect that the flow of flood waters might have across the area brought about by any development. Other setbacks included advice from Queensland Transport that they required a portion of the land for the construction of a roundabout to cater for the intersection of Kamerunga Road and Harley Street. Settlement for the land occurred at 4.44p.m. on 4 October 1991, eight months after the agreed settlement date.

First office[edit]

The headquarters of the Far North Queensland Lutheran Mission at 30 Upward Street, Cairns also became the first office of Peace Lutheran College. It was from this hub that founding parents made their first contact with Peace. The first 50 enrolment enquiries were made from this office. Mr Michael Gladigau was appointed as the founding Principal, starting in July 1993.

Opening[edit]

The College opened its doors on 1 February 1994.

The Official Opening occurred on Sunday 12 June 1994. Sir William Knox, Chairman of the Association of Independent Schools Queensland performed the official opening ceremony with a crowd of approximately 250 in attendance. Pastor John Vitale, President of the Lutheran Church of Australia Queensland District performed the official ceremony.

Campus[edit]

The college is situated on 25 acre campus and includes such facilities as:

  • Aussie rules/cricket/rugby fields
  • Library Centre
  • Multimedia and Arts centre
  • Technical Studies and Home Economics Centre
  • covered junior school play area
  • cricket nets
  • 2 volleyball courts
  • Tennis and basketball courts
  • A Performing and Visual Arts centre
  • Four boarding houses
  • Covered sports area

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External links[edit]

Coordinates: 16°52′41″S 145°41′26″E / 16.87806°S 145.69056°E / -16.87806; 145.69056