Established in 1964, Luther College is an independent, coeducational secondary school of the Lutheran Church of Australia.
Luther College provides learning opportunities and experiences in an environment where Christ is central, excellence is pursued and relationships are valued.
We are passionate about learning in, and through, a rich diversity of experiences. Our learning is prioritised and purposeful.
We know that through education, and being focused on preparing people for future opportunities, we are best prepared to lead tomorrow.
In addition to academic learning, Luther College invests in the formation of strong relationships, acknowledging that these are precursors for positive communities, safe learning and effective leading.
We are committed to fostering a culture of care, collaboration and service within our local and our global community.
The College recognises the significance of the transition from primary to secondary schooling. With this in mind, the Luther community works together to create a welcoming and positive learning environment for its Year 7s with a transition program that begins midway through Year 6.
Senior students are also well prepared for the transition to tertiary education and adulthood. Our Senior Years Centre, along with key educational, relational and support staff, is designed to meet the diverse learning and study requirements of the latter years of secondary school.
The Christian values that permeate throughout the College include:
SERVICE - selflessness, leadership, compassion, humility, awareness, empathy.
COMMUNITY - relationships, belonging, love, care, compassion, cooperation, forgiveness.
EXCELLENCE - purpose, perseverance, commitment, improvement, courage, reflection.
INTEGRITY - authenticity, honesty, accountability, respect, reliability, ownership.
The curriculum at Luther College is broadly based and covers all Key Learning Areas. It aims to equip students for successful participation in their future lives in society.
The curriculum recognises the different learning styles of students and provides for those individual needs, while requiring students to undertake a broad program of studies in the compulsory years of schooling.
Assessment procedures are diverse and progress is reported regularly to parents.
Luther College places strong emphasis on its Pastoral Care Program, with the care and the support of the individual student within community being the primary focus.
Each student belongs to one of four houses, Birt, Cheong, Nelson and Wicklow. Each house has a House Coordinator with an assistant and is divided into Home Groups that are made up of students from each year level (Years 7 – 12), in approximately equal numbers.
Students and two or three Home Group teachers (allowing for staff changes that occur from time to time) will normally remain in the same Home Group throughout their years at Luther College. Each Home Group meets for 15 minutes on four mornings of the week with an extended Home Group period on the other morning.
Home Groups should not be confused with teaching groups, which are structured on the normal year level basis. Home Group teachers are responsible for the overall well-being of the students and work together with their House Coordinator and assistants to deal promptly with concerns expressed by a student, parent or school staff member.
This system is supported by the Pastoral Team which includes the Director of Wellbeing, School Pastors and Counsellors.
Luther College students have access to range of extra-curricular opportunities including performing arts, instrumental music and singing tuition, performing groups and a wide range of sports.
Luther is a member of the Eastern Independent Schools Melbourne and regularly competes in carnival sports including swimming, track and field and cross country.
In addition, interschool sport forms part of the curriculum from Year 7. The team sports played in competition include, but are not limited to, volleyball, netball, basketball, touch rugby, tennis, football and cricket.
Luther College is located in the leafy Melbourne suburb of Croydon Hills, just minutes from the picturesque Yarra Valley.
Our lush and beautiful grounds are home to a range of facilities including two fully equipped gymnasiums, three sport fields, tennis, basketball and netball courts.