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Peace Lutheran College Cairns

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We strive to be at the forefront of innovative education and we are known for our culture of inclusiveness, where everybody is somebody. A Kindergarten-Year 12 co-educational day and boarding school, our student body is one of diversity, embodying community.
50-60 Cowley Street, Kamerunga
PO Box 72F, Freshwater QLD 4870
Cairns & Far North
+61 7 4039 9000
Limited positions available in selected year levels.
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Peace is not just a school but a family who support each other through the highs and lows; a family who are committed to enabling each student to thrive.
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Elisabeth Fenske
  • Early Learning
  • Primary School
  • Secondary School
  • Primary through Secondary
  • Single School Location
  • Kindergarten
  • Prep Campus
  • Primary Campus
  • Secondary Campus
  • ELC-12 Campus
  • P-12 Campus
  • Integrated Boarding Campus
  • Outdoor Education Campus
  • Christian
  • Lutheran
Kindergarten - Year 12
Starting from $4,350 per year (all inclusive fees)
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From Year 7
  • Academic Achievement
  • Business & Legal Studies
  • Co-curricular Activities
  • Community
  • Creative Arts
  • Culture / Tradition
  • Digital Technologies
  • Discipline
  • Educational Support
  • Employment Pathways
  • Faith / Religion
  • Food Technology
  • Languages
  • Music
  • Numeracy / Literacy
  • Pastoral Care / Guidance
  • Performing Arts
  • Personal Values
  • Resources / Facilites
  • Robotics
  • Science/Technology
  • Social & Emotional Learning
  • Sport
  • Tertiary Pathways
  • Visual Art
  • Welfare
  • Japanese
  • Spanish
  • Athletics (Track & Field)
  • Australian Rules Football
  • Basketball
  • Chess
  • Cross Country Running
  • Debating
  • Netball
  • Rugby League
  • Rugby 7's
  • Rugby Union
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Touch Football
  • Volleyball

Perfectly positioned

Peace Lutheran College is a Kindergarten to Year 12 Christian, co-educational day and boarding school, located in Kamerunga, a suburb of Cairns in Tropical North Queensland. Our campus is perfectly positioned within the picturesque hills between Redlynch and Lake Placid on the Barron River, only 15 minutes west of Cairns city.

The Peace Lutheran College Difference

We show respect and individual attention to each of our students. Our education model is a progressive approach to learning, adopting modern-day education transformations; our approach fosters a willingness to learn and opportunities to succeed and this is achieved through our specialist teaching team who guide our students to become the best version of themselves.

We are a multicultural school known for our culture of inclusiveness, serving approximately 650 students. Our smaller student population provides the benefits of smaller learning communities within classes for individual attention.

One of the highest performing schools in Cairns

Peace Lutheran College is one of the highest performing schools in Cairns, with our graduates achieving outstanding ATAR results. We value excellence and encourage our students to set high aspirations in all they do.

Education beyond the classroom

We offer an outstanding program of not just academic, but vocational, sporting, cultural and social experiences.

  • Sport - Our school is well known for its sporting achievements at both State and National levels. Our students participate in carnivals, district and regional sports and inter-school sports.
  • Extra-curricular - We offer a wide range of opportunities and all our students are encouraged to be involved in an activity that best suits their individual interests. Some activities include:
    - Camps
    - Clubs
    - Community and service groups
    - Debating
    - Drama competitions and performances
    - Excursions and cultural experiences
    - Music tuition, performances and clubs
    - Sport and fitness training

Find out why so many families choose us

If you are looking for a school that believes in your child's potential, whose learning is designed for optimum engagement and who will assist your child to build life skills and equip them for challenges they may encounter, we invite you to book a personal tour of our school and see why families are choosing a Peace Lutheran College education for their child. If you are unable to visit in person, you are welcome to take a virtual tour of our College.

Should you wish to speak with someone about your enrolment needs, our Enrolments Team would be happy to answer your questions. You may contact them by phone +61 7 4039 9000 or via email.

We would welcome the opportunity to have you and your child a part of our friendly College Community. Please don't hesitate to contact us should we be able to assist you further.

What sets us apart

At Peace Lutheran College, we understand that every child's development is different. It is for this reason we treat each child's progress as a unique journey, working with them every step of the way to reach their full potential. The respect and individual attention we show to each of our students are just some of the qualities that set us apart.

Our student's learning is supported by a strong Pastoral Care Program that looks to build life skills and equip our students for challenges they may encounter.

The Peace Lutheran College difference

Solid foundations for future success - Through respecting individual learning, embracing and encouraging every child's unique skill set, and developing the whole person.

Experience has shown us, that when a child is surrounded by nurture, respected for their individual learning and made to feel important, known and valued, they will have solid educational foundations.

Our College fosters a culture of inclusiveness, embracing the diversity of our multicultural fabric, and offering an environment where every student belongs.

We accept that we are all unique and strive to use these qualities to develop each child as a whole person, taking into account their academic, social, emotional and spiritual well-being.

Striving to be at the forefront of effective and innovative education; empowering tomorrow’s citizens, today. We have seen our students prosper through the introduction of classrooms of the future, designed around flexible learning properties, creating a lively and dynamic learning space. This connected learning approach empowers our students by allowing them to identify the learning environment that suits the way they learn best.

Our philosophy and aims are to provide a holistic and equitable learning experience in a caring and safe environment. Our curriculum and pastoral care programs enable students to become confident and creative individuals who set themselves high aspirations and develop a deeper understanding of the purpose in the world.

Students are encouraged to see themselves and others through the loving eyes of God and to act with grace, harmony and respect for all.

Our Values

Our values of Peace, Excellence, Respect and Community are integrated into all that we do at the College and students are supported to become lifelong learners who are active and informed members of their community.

Our College was founded in 1994 and is part of the system of Lutheran Schools in Queensland. As well as serving Lutherans in North Queensland, Torres Strait Islands, Papua New Guinea and further afield, Peace is a College with a mission to serve other Christian and non-Christian families in providing a quality Christian education for all.

Discover why so many families are choosing Peace Lutheran College for their child's educational journey. We invite you to book a personal tour of our beautiful school.

Aligned with the Australian Curriculum and Queensland Authority syllabus, the Peace Lutheran College curriculum is based on sound educational theory and practice and also evaluates and responds critically to current educational trends.

Being a Lutheran school, our students in Prep to Year 9 also engage in a Christian Studies program and students in Years 10, 11 and 12 participate in a Queensland Certificate (QCE) credited Religion & Ethics course.

PRIMARY SCHOOL – Prep to Year 6
The curriculum across our primary years aims to be engaging and relevant, cultivating a desire for each child to work towards reaching their full potential.

Core subjects:
• English
• Mathematics
• Science
• Humanities
• Digital Technology
• Christian Studies

Specialist lessons:
• Japanese
• The Arts
• Health & Physical Education

Access to higher learning facilities:
• Science laboratories
• Manual Arts
• Visual Arts
• Music and Performing Arts Centre
• Hospitality Centre

A central part of being a Christian school is the core belief of respecting individual differences. To support and further develop this principle we use a social/emotional program called “Program Achieve – You Can Do It”, teaching children skills that contribute to their happiness, such as, to like themselves; have friends; work hard; help others; make school and home environments safe and clean places to live and learn; as well as being successful by doing the best they can do.

The Secondary School curriculum aims to provide a stimulating, practical academics program tailored to make the learning experience relevant, challenging and interesting. It is delivered in smaller learning communities providing for individual attention and connects classroom learning to real life, better preparing students for their future beyond school.

Core subjects:
• English
• Mathematics
• Science
• Humanities
• Health & Physical Education
• Christian Studies
• Languages - Japanese or Spanish (Years 7 - 9)

Specialist elective subjects:
• Digital Technology
• Drama
• Industrial Technology & Design
• Music
• Textiles
• Visual Art
• Home Economics (Years 7 - 9)
• Business Studies (Year 9)

Education on appropriate subject selection for senior secondary (from Year 10) starts in these early high school years, enabling our students to be able to make informed decisions for when the time comes to choose the subjects they will undertake once they move up into senior secondary.

SECONDARY SCHOOL – Years 10 to 12
The academic and vocational programs offered at the College prepare our students for Tertiary Entrance, as well as other study options, including TAFE and Workplace Traineeships. Peace has one of the finest records in Cairns for graduating seniors being accepted on their tertiary course of choice.

YEAR 10 - Students study from two sets of subjects:

Group A – Compulsory Core Subjects:
• English
• Mathematics
• Science
• Health & Physical Education
• History
• Geography
• Religion & Ethics
• Sport

Group B – Elective subjects (choice of 3):
• Business
• Digital Technology
• Drama
• Food Technology
• Industrial Technology & Design
• Music
• Visual Art

YEARS 11 & 12: Students are offered a broad choice of subjects.

General* subjects:
• General English
• General Mathematics
• Mathematical Methods
• Business
• Biology
• Chemistry
• Drama
• Geography
• Legal Studies
• Modern History
• Music
• Physical Education
• Physics
• Religion & Ethics
• Visual Art
• TAFE/Vocational Education Studies

Applied^ subjects:
• Essential English
• Essential Mathematics
• Aquatic Practices
• Drama in Practice
• Furnishing Skills
• Hospitality Practices
• Music in Practice
• Sport & Recreation
• Visual Art in Practice

General* subjects are suited to students who are interested in pathways beyond senior secondary schooling that lead primarily to tertiary studies and to pathways for vocational education and training and work. General subjects include Extension subjects.

Applied^ subjects are suited to students who are primarily interested in pathways beyond senior secondary schooling that lead to vocational education and training or work.

Results in General and Applied subjects contribute to the awarding of a QCE and may contribute to an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) calculation, although no more than one result in an Applied subject can be used in the calculation of a student's ATAR.
• Airconditioned classrooms with interactive whiteboards and modern learning equipment
• Personal lockers for every student
• School Library
• Student Tuckshop fully catered for lunch breaks by our in-house Chef
• Peace Centre hall
• Performing Arts Centre
• Hospitality Centre with Commercial Kitchen and Cafe
• Industrial Technology & Design Centre
• Well-resourced, modern science centre
• Multi-purpose centre including two undercover areas for basketball, netball and volleyball
• Spacious sports fields including two fields and one oval
• Wellbeing Hub
• Primary school playgrounds with separate, enclosed Prep playground
• Health Centre operated by a registered nurse
• Privately owned and operated bus fleet
• Four, on-campus Boarding Houses with the capacity to accommodate 86 people
• Boarder's dining hall and recreation centre


Core Sports Program introduces students to various activities and skills them for various games.

Inter-school Sports Program: Inter-school sports teams for various age groups which compete in FNQ competitions include Cricket; Volleyball; Tennis; Basketball; Netball; Rugby League; Rugby Union; Soccer; Touch Football; AFL and Futsal.

Year 6 & 7 Students – Are eligible to participate in the Barron River District sport Gala Days.

Year 7, 8 & 9 Students – Inter-school sport during terms 3 and 4 on Wednesday afternoons. Teams are selected and trained during term 2.

Years 10,11 & 12 – Inter-school sport during terms 1 and 2 on Wednesday afternoons.

District Competition: Students aged 10 years to Open age are actively encouraged to trial for District Sports Teams offered through the Barron River District and Trinity Coast North District Associations.

Swim & Survive Programs:

Prep to Year 7 Students – Undertake swim and survival skills at Marlin Coast Swim & Leisure Centre.

Year 5 Students – Participate in a surf lifesaving program in coordination with Cairns Surf Lifesaving (SLSC).


Prep to Year 6 Students – Japanese

Year 7 to Year 9 Students – Japanese or Spanish


Private music lessons are available to all students, including piano; keyboard, drums, percussion; vocal; guitar/base guitar; strings; singing; clarinet. Lessons are offered according to the need and availability of a teacher.

We have a safe and reliable transport system, owning a private fleet of buses and employing our own drivers.
Our school buses provide a pick-up and drop-off service, transporting our students to and from school. They are also used for students participating in school excursions and sporting activities. Our boarding students are also transported to activities, outings, sports training and events on these buses.

Our dedicated Careers Guidance Officer supports students and their parents to plan and understand the many careers and educational pathways available to them, including School-based Apprentices, Vocational Education & Training (VET) in Schools Program, university pathways, work experience and part-time employment opportunities.

We offer our students a wide range of extra and co-curricular opportunities and activities and all students are encouraged to be involved in an activity that best suits their individual interest/s. Some activities include:
• Camps
• Clubs
• Community and service groups
• Debating
• Drama competitions and performances
• Excursions and cultural experiences
• Music tuition, performances and clubs
• Outdoor education programs
• Sport and fitness training

Our Health Centre staff provide medical assistance for general procedures relating to accidents or illness and also administering medication. In the absence of the registered nurse, we have qualified First Aid members of staff who are on hand to assist.

Peace Lutheran Outside School Hours Care provides both before-school and after-school care. It follows National Quality Standards and the My Time, Our Place Framework to provide a service that will engage in life skills and leisure activities. The Service is approved for Childcare Subsidy (CCS).

Our Vacation Care service provides care for school-aged children over the school holiday periods for both students of our school as well as school-aged children from the local community.

Our school is well known for its sporting achievements, and some of our students have also competed at State and National levels.
Students have the opportunity to participate in athletics, cross country and swimming school carnivals as well as inter-school, district and regional competitions. Sports available across these competitions include:
• Basketball
• Cricket
• Football (Soccer)
• Netball
• Rugby League
• Rugby Union
• Touch Football
• Volleyball

“Empowering tomorrow’s citizens, today” – Beginning in the primary years, we aim to develop confident leaders, who will become well-equipped leaders of the future.

Leadership opportunities include:
• College Captains and Vice Captains
• House Captains – College Sports Teams
• Student Representative Council

Peace Boarding is a place where our students can feel safe; where they are free to pursue their studies and gain lifelong friendships.

Our boarding community has been an integral part of the life of our College for the entire history of the school. It has not merely been accommodation for boys and girls at the College but has in itself been a positive educational experience.

At Peace, we believe in maximising the opportunities for boarders by allowing them the flexibility to manage their time to experience all that living in Cairns has to offer, for example, part-time work, outside sporting/cultural activities or extra study programs or courses.

The number of students accepted into Boarding from each school year level is capped. This ensures our Boarding has a healthy balance of age groups and gender. This balance is essential for forming friendships, as well as the emotional growth and maturity of each of our boarding students and it also helps to keep the student make-up of our boarding houses as close as possible to a home environment, with siblings.

Our Boarding Facilities - We offer co-educational boarding facilities across four boarding houses - two houses for boys and two houses for girls. The houses are organised so that our Year 7 to 9 students are in the junior boarding houses and our Year 10 to 12 students are in the senior boarding houses.

We have boarding places for a total of 86 students - 44 girls and 42 boys.

We have a boarder's dining hall situated close to each of the boarding houses and our in-house chef and catering team prepare a varied menu of meals, made from locally sourced produce and designed to provide students with the energy their developing minds and bodies need.

Our boarding students also have access to a Recreation Centre for socialising. The room is fully airconditioned and contains a pool table, air hockey table and table tennis table. The students also have access to PlayStation, Xbox and Wii gaming consoles. Also on site is a recreational swimming pool and volleyball courts.

Learning in Boarding - Students come to Peace Boarding, first and foremost with the intention of leaving having successfully completed their secondary education.

Students are in an environment where it is possible to seek and gain guidance and assistance with academic work, work independently in a quiet and conducive atmosphere and have access to modern educational facilities and resources at all levels of their schooling.

Boarding students have a set routine to help them get the most from their academic studies:

  • A certain amount of study must be undertaken each week
  • Dedicated study sessions are also supervised in classrooms
  • Boarding house parents liaise with teaching staff to ensure students are working to achieve their best

A multicultural environment. We have students from around Queensland and other states of Australia, Cape York and the Torres Strait, PNG, Indonesia, Asia, Africa and India, to name but a few areas.

Opportunities to Grow in Faith - Boarding students attend church on Sundays either at the Trinity Lutheran Church or at worship services held at the school's Peace Centre. Students also have evening devotions and youth groups. The College Pastor and Congregational Pastor are also actively involved with our Boarding community.

Care & Wellbeing - Our Boarding staff are dedicated individuals who bring a strong commitment to their boarding houses. As well as our dedicated Boarding House Parents, we also have a School Nurse (Registered Nurse) and Student Welfare Officer on campus.

Sport & Being Social - Peace Boarding provides a number of sporting and social opportunities through club sports, as well as school-based teams, including rugby league and rugby union, touch football, netball, basketball, and AFL, with social activities scheduled each school term, including ten pin bowling, roller skating, laser tag and trips to the beach and Tablelands communities and attractions in the Hinterland region.

Peace Lutheran College Boarding is an active and vibrant group of students and dedicated staff.

It has been said that the pastoral care and support offered to our students is unmatched.

We pride ourselves on the genuine care and nurture of every child in our care; we are concerned for each individual; providing a safe place for them to learn and grow. Our Pastoral Care Program looks to build life skills and equip students for challenges they may encounter.

Focus areas include:

• Having high expectations of self and others.
• Respectful relationships with caring adults.
• Moral values enable our young people to discern right from wrong.
• Social boundaries and opportunities for social service.

These traits build resilience when our young people face life's challenges.

We run a number of well-being and resilience programs and have support structures in place to meet the specific developmental needs of students in our Junior School, Middle School and Senior School.

Our dedicated teaching and pastoral care team will also be on your child's learning journey with them, providing them with a complete education.

Our pastoral care staff and teaching team work closely together to ensure our students are settled and can concentrate on their studies. This is all done in conjunction with our parents and caregivers, reinforcing to the children in our care that both school and home are working together to support them.

It is this commitment to the overall wellbeing of our students that is a strong point of difference for our school.

We value Peace, Excellence, Respect and Community by nurturing grace, harmony and high aspirations, and by showing respect for all through the building of positive relationships.
"To be at the forefront of effective and innovative education; empowering tomorrow's citizens, today."

This is achieved through our education model, which is a progressive approach to learning; adopting modern-day education transformations that connect classroom learning to real-life, better-preparing students for their future after school.
"To develop resilient and compassionate young people who use God's guidance to contribute positively to our community and the world."

It is through this mission we aim to offer a quality schooling experience where God's love for every person is evident and informs all that we do.
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It is the aim of our school to offer your child a quality schooling experience where God's love for every person is evident and informs all that we do.

Developing the whole person is at the heart of what we do at Peace, ensuring our school is a place where everyone feels valued; a place where everybody is somebody.

Education is at an exciting point in its history. The future that we are preparing young people for is dynamic and rapidly changing. What skills, attributes and values do our young people need to develop in order to successfully prepare them for the world around them?

In a world that is ever-changing, we see our core values of Peace, Excellence, Respect and Community as foundations for a successful and purposeful life. Together, our approach to excellence in teaching and learning, our co-curricular offerings and our heart for community service, serve to inspire students to be curious about their learning, courageous when faced with challenges, and Christ-led in their relationships.

At Peace Lutheran College, our staff is our strength. We have a team of professional, passionate, experienced and caring staff who are committed to encouraging wellbeing and the pursuit of success - academic or otherwise, and to developing young men and women of character in a Christian community. We recognise that strong relationships create an environment in which students can thrive and achieve their potential in whatever subjects or areas of study they are pursuing.

I warmly invite you to visit Peace to discover for yourself why we are constantly acknowledged for our school's peaceful, friendly and welcoming culture and to further explore how we may partner with you on the learning journey for your child.

Mrs Elisabeth Fenske

Every day is an Open Day at Peace Lutheran College!

We pride ourselves on the personal, individual attention offered to each and every one of our students and we like to also extend this same consideration to every person who visits our school.

The College holds Open Days and Information Events throughout the year, however, we particularly enjoy personalising a tour just for you. Every parent and child of every family has different needs, individual apprehensions, different questions and their own expectations, and on a personal tour, we can discuss these in detail and know you are leaving with all the knowledge you require.

We encourage you to contact us to discuss your needs or book your very own College tour. If you are unable to visit, we invite you to take a virtual tour of our school.

Our Enrolments Team are always on hand and happy to assist you in any way they can. Please don't hesitate to contact them by phoning +61 7 4039 9000 or via email should you have any further queries.

The Rite Journey

The Rite Journey is an innovative program that supports students as they transition into young adulthood and complements the roles of parents and caregivers.

It is an extension of our junior secondary Pastoral Care Program, specifically for our Year 9 students, and provides the opportunity for these young people to deeply explore themselves, their peers and how they relate to the wider community around them. It is designed to acknowledge, celebrate and guide the transition into adulthood.

Students come together in small groups, in an environment that is safe and comfortable for them to share thoughts, feelings and ideas with their peers and foster connections with positive adult role models.

Working in conjunction with parents and care providers, this unique educational program is designed to support the development of self-aware, responsible and resilient young adults, aiming to provide them with an amazing foundation to flourish into the future.

Program Achieve - You Can Do It

Embracing mutual respect for the beliefs of our multicultural school and its Christian ethos, this principle is supported by a social/emotional program - “Program Achieve – You Can Do It” - teaching our Junior School children skills that contribute to their happiness through five foundational skills:

  1. Confidence
  2. Persistence
  3. Organisation
  4. Getting along
  5. Emotional resilience

These five foundational attributes teach children the skills that contribute to their happiness.


Year 10 Work Experience Program

All Year 10 students participate in a structured work experience program. Work experience is a great way to sample real work in an industry of their choice.

University Pathways

Peace Lutheran College has an exceptional record of producing academically talented students in readiness for entry to university.

Our students have access to experienced staff who can support and guide them towards achieving the necessary requirements to gain entry into their chosen university course.

During year 12, students attend university experience days to gain greater insight and understanding of university life and expectations. University representatives also visit our students to offer first-hand advice and knowledge about specific courses and entry requirements.

Start Uni Now (SUN) program

Some universities offer programs to secondary students which commence in Years 11 and 12. The SUN Program, offered through CQU, has seen several of our students commence their university courses whilst undertaking their senior studies.

These programs allow students the opportunity to fast-track their university studies while still at school which may lead to offers of a direct entry to their university courses.

Vocational Training & Apprenticeships

In partnership with external providers, we are able to offer a range of opportunities to our students enabling them to gain nationally recognised industry qualifications whilst still at school.

VET in Schools Program - Students are able to gain a vocational qualification while still at school and as part of their Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE).

From Year 11, students can choose to:

  • Enrol in a Vocational Education and Training (VET) course
  • Commence an aviation qualification with Aviation Australia

Students are counselled through the decision-making process to ensure they understand the commitment and expectations of the course requirements and are on track to complete their QCE.

VET courses available to our students include:

  • Certificate II Aircraft Line Maintenance (two-year course commencing in Year 11 only)
  • Certificate II Outdoor Education
  • Certificate II Sport and Recreation *There is no cost for students undertaking this course as part of the VET in Schools program.
  • Certificate II Health Support Services
  • Certificate II Engineering Pathways
  • Certificate II Automotive Vocational Preparation
  • Certificate II Automotive Electrical Technology
  • Certificate I Construction
  • Certificate II Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal)
  • Certificate II Plumbing
  • Certificate II Electrotechnology
  • Certificate II Logistics
  • Certificate II Retail Cosmetics
  • Certificate II Salon Assistant

*Not all courses may be offered every year. Check with the Careers Guidance Officer to confirm the courses currently being offered.

School-based apprenticeships and traineeships (SATs) - Allow students, generally from Years 11 and 12, to work for an employer and train towards a nationally recognised qualification while completing their secondary schooling and studying for their Queensland Certificate of Education and/or Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).

Students are paid for their time whilst working for the employer and supported by a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) to complete their vocational qualifications.

Peace Lutheran College assists students with sourcing traineeships and apprenticeships as well as offering support and guidance whilst on the job.

Peace Lutheran College provides a safe and reliable transport system, owning a private fleet of buses and employing our own drivers.

Our school buses provide a pick-up and drop off service, transporting our students to and from school. They are also used for students participating in school excursions and sporting activities. Our boarding students are also transported to activities, outings, sports training and events on these buses.

Bus routes:

Northern Beaches
This service runs from Peace Lutheran College, running North; stops on the Western side of Cook Highway to Palm Cove, then, running South; stops on the Eastern side of Cook Highway; Palm Cove; Clifton Beach; Kewarra Beach; Smithfield Library; then proceeds directly to Peace Lutheran College.

Redlynch / City
This service picks up from Redlynch Valley, Redlynch, Edge Hill, Whitfield, Edge Hill, City, and Manoora, and then proceeds directly to Peace Lutheran College.

This service picks up from Edmonton, Bentley Park, Mt Sheridan, Forest Gardens, White Rock, Woree, Bayview Heights, Earlville, City View, Moorabool, Manunda, Park Ridge, Brinsmead, Freshwater, Stratford and Aeroglen, and then proceeds directly to Peace Lutheran College.

This service picks up from Yorkeys Knob, Smithfield Village, Reed Road, Roberts Road, Moresby Street, Trinity Beach Road, JCU, Smithfield West, Canopy's Edge, Red Peak, Lake Placid, and then proceeds directly to Peace Lutheran College.

Kuranda families
This service is provided daily by Trans North Cairns-to-Kuranda bus service. Morning drop-off at the Peace Centre is at 8:15 am; afternoon collection is from the Peace Centre from 3:15 pm to 3:25 pm.

For further details contact 4095 8644 or visit Trans North Bus Kuranda.

Peace Lutheran College offers several scholarship opportunities:


As a result of the College's exceptional academic program, of the students who consented to their ATAR results being released, 23% of our 2021 graduates achieved an ATAR of 90+, placing them in the top 10% nationally.

At Peace Lutheran College we value excellence and we encourage our students to set high aspirations in all that they do. As a result, we are one of the highest-performing schools in Cairns.

Academic Excellence

In 2021, an outstanding 97% of results were 'A' to 'C' grades - 20% of General Subject results were 'A' grade, with a further 36% 'B' grade. In addition to this, 100% of full-time students within our 2021 Year 12 cohort were awarded a Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE).

These results are evidence of the hard work and commitment of these students, as well as the care, attention and dedication of their teachers who have journeyed with them and their families who have supported them.

What our students say...

"I've felt supported through the obstacles of high school. I've built strong friendships and created memories that will last forever." - Ziian, Boarding School Graduate

"I am infinitely grateful to my parents for enrolling me at the College. I have watched Peace change immensely over my 13 years as a student. Even with its growth and improvements, somehow Peace, in its essence, has remained the same extraordinary place.Peace has continuously been the largest part of my life. The tight-knit and friendly environment allowed me to know everyone well. It was something so essential for success in my studies and something so difficult to say goodbye to." Sofia, Graduating Student

"Peace is diverse, we care about each other and don't isolate people who might be different. Each person is supported to be their best." - Jacob, Graduating Student

“I came to Peace Lutheran College as a Boarding student from grade 7 and boarded until I graduated in grade 12. I have had a great time and have made some great friendships. I found Boarding creates more friends and stronger relationships between students. Another student in my Boarding House has become one of my closest friends. Boarders participate in really good weekend activities – I enjoyed paintball, going to the cinema and watching the Cairns Taipans play. I also got involved in Club Basketball, playing alongside other Peace students who were also Boarders, and I also played Touch Football. The teachers also provide great help when preparing for exams and assignments. And Boarding provided a lot of study time which really helped me stay on top of my studies. The College has provided me with a great education which will help me with further study. I plan to study Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Queensland (UQ)." - Jacy, Boarding School Graduate

What our parents say...

"Peace is very real, there is no pretence, you genuinely care and show that you do." - Parent of Junior School student

"So impressed. At a difficult time, you reassured our children, supported our family and kept us positive." - Parent of Middle School student

“Well it’s the end of week 2 for us and I wanted to take a quick moment to say thank you. I cannot believe how quickly Sam has settled and what a positive change we are seeing in his personality already. It’s a real reflection on the values and expectations of the children, teachers and organisation of the school.” - Parent of Junior School student

“There is a great atmosphere in the school, the teaching staff are approachable and collaborative and there is opportunity to develop good parent/teacher alliances. We were impressed with the school’s understanding of the future of education and its focus on the whole child to identify individual learning needs. Both our boys have developed very positive relationships with their classroom teachers and have found a balance between learning and fun. They have adapted quickly to their new environment, mostly I believe, because the school has a great sense of community and the children have been made to feel welcome.” - Parent of Junior & Middle School students

“I’ve found one of the greatest things about Peace is the emphasis on the family. The College has created a solid family orientated environment which is very important for the students and their parents. My children have settled in well at the school and are very keen to tell everybody how wonderful it is. They speak so highly of their teachers and other staff as well. I would recommend Peace Lutheran College to all families as I am confident that their children will be cared for and nurtured in a healthy environment, as my children have been.” - Parent of Middle & Senior School students

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Peace Lutheran College is proud of its multicultural fabric, offering a nurturing and supportive environment for our international students, ensuring they feel right at home in our diverse community. Cairns is the gateway to Australia's Great Barrier Reef and the perfect location for our international students to study.

We are a school where individuals matter. Whilst practising our values, students are allowed, and encouraged, to develop their individuality within appropriate bounds.

Our Christian ethos informs relationships between staff and students and shapes the whole school environment, providing a safe and secure atmosphere in which students can learn effectively.

Our international students are made up of both day students and Boarding students. Peace Lutheran College offers the following CRICOS approved courses:

  • 086286C - Junior School Studies (Prep to Year 6)
  • 086287B - Junior Secondary Studies (Year 7 to Year 10)
  • 018202J - Senior Secondary Studies (Year 11 and Year 12)

We will consider enrolment applications from students wishing to apply for a Student Visa 500, subject to compliance with conditions set by Peace Lutheran College and with legislative requirements of the State of Queensland and the Commonwealth of Australia.

For more information on International Enrolment, application and the enrolment process at Peace Lutheran College, please visit our website.

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