Pacific provides a rich academic program based on the Harvard Teaching for Understanding framework, encouraging each child to reach their potential and develop deep understandings. A unique integration of Christian studies, personal development, outdoor education and pastoral care supports and challenges young people to grow deeply from within. Flexible access to virtual and physical space complements an increasingly personalised approach to learning.
Pacific caters for each stage of a child’s development and its curriculum is designed to support a seamless transition from Kindergarten to Year 12. There are four sections of the College: Foundation College (P-2), Junior College (Years 3-5), Middle College (Years 6-9) and Senior College (Years 10-12).
Through involvement with a broad range of committees, staff have made a contribution to education at a local, state and, within a Lutheran school context, at a national level. Pacific provides a high quality education where people are encouraged to grow and learn across all dimensions of life and to develop whole-of-life attributes.
Pacific has strong links with universities, adult education providers and industry and provides senior students with high quality pathways when they graduate as confident, capable, well-rounded adults.
To experience its community in person, Pacific invites you to visit its college on any weekday.
Contact the college registrar on 07 5436 7321 or visit www.pacificlutheran.qld.edu.au to find out more.
As a Christ-centred community, Pacific has a strong focus on relationships and values. Pacific challenges members of its community to be compassionate, tolerant, deep thinking, socially just individuals who have the confidence, knowledge, courage, flexibility and deep understandings to make a difference both today and tomorrow in their families and the wider community.
To equip students to thrive in the highly complex world of today and tomorrow Pacific has drawn on best practices from international educational research in its curriculum design and structure. Its focus is not just on what children will become but who they are today.
State of the art facilities have been designed to allow flexible use of space and to provide extensive access to information technology resources from every classroom. Most importantly highly skilled, committed and dedicated teachers support and encourage students to be the best they can be. As a community, parents, staff and students are challenged to be dreamers, architects, builders and celebrators. To dream what is possible, to imagine and create a better way forward, to be resilient, persistent and flexible in the making, and to be celebrators of life.
Pacific’s pastoral care program is based on Christian principles and is one of the key elements of the college. In recognition of differing developmental needs, students in the early and junior years are grouped by year level, whilst those in middle and senior years are grouped vertically. From Prep the values of service, acceptance, compassion and mutual support are fostered. From a Christian perspective, and through practical involvement, students are progressively challenged to develop an understanding of issues of leadership. These include leadership of self and of others in both small and large group contexts. Class teachers across the Foundation and Junior College and pastoral care teachers in the Middle and Senior College are the main sources of support for the student, providing an important link between home and school.
Students from Prep to Year 12 are also involved in Foundation Cup activities where each of the three Houses compete against each other. A variety of activities provide a range of opportunities for a broad range of students with diverse talents to contribute to their house as they compete for the Sporting, Academic and Cultural House Shields of the college. This spirited competition provides a strong sense of belonging across the college.
The Pacific curriculum is based on the Australian and Queensland Curriculum and is implemented through its own Philosophy of Learning to provide rich learning experiences for all students. Its learning culture is based on the Harvard Teaching for Understanding framework and provides unique opportunities for students to enrich their learning and further explore their potential, including: