Welcome to St Paul's Lutheran Primary School and Kindergarten.
Our school was established to provide a high quality education within a safe and caring Christian environment. It has been my privilege to be part of this wonderful learning community for the past 8 years.
At St Paul's, there is a feeling that we are all part of an extended family. Our teachers, parents and students work together to make that feeling of belonging a reality. We hope that you, through your personal interest, involvement and cooperation with us, will come to feel very much part of our school community.
Each student is treated as an individual and all are encouraged to grow spiritually, emotionally, academically, socially, and physically in a caring and supportive environment. This only comes about when we all join together as a community with positive aims and purposes in mind.
St Paul's is a dynamic, innovative and future-focused school where students are supported by highly dedicated staff within a positive and safe learning environment. We provide a very contemporary learning environment where our aim is not to teach, but to encourage students' to learn.
At St Paul's, we welcome prospective parents and families to visit us and take a free, no obligation tour of our facilities. Please do not hesitate to call us on (07) 5495 5899 to arrange your tour alternatively, you can email us on email@example.com.
There are a variety of extra-curricular activities offered by the school. Some are weekly and others occur according to the school season. The most commonly occurring extra-curricular activities include the following:
The St Paul's choirs which perform at civic and school functions
Junior and Senior Robotics
RISE program Skype debating
After School Dance Program at Grace Caboolture
Tennis coaching before and after school on the school's court
Instrumental Music lessons provided by Grace Academy at St Paul's Campus during the school day
GSP Sports Academy is a joint sports program offered by Grace & St Paul's in Running, Soccer and Netball.
Participation in the local ANZAC Day March
Participation in the University of New South Wales ICAS testing program in English, Writing, Spelling, Maths, Science and Computing
Lunch time Art Club and Chess Club
Other activities that occur from time to time according to the school seasons and interests of students.
St Paul’s strives to make all newcomers welcome. New students in class are appointed “buddies” to assist them to adjust to their new school. A strong Pastoral Care program is extended to the students through its values program. This along with the Life Long Qualities of Learners is embedded into the curriculum. In addition to this, teachers endeavour to impart the importance of caring about others not just at school but around the world. Students actively support a sponsor child overseas and other charitable fundraising initiatives. The school’s Christian Studies course aims to inculcate a love for others and for God. Students attend weekly chapel and have daily class devotions. The services of the School Pastor (Chaplain) are available for students and their families wanting someone to share their burdens. Teachers conduct their lessons in an environment that is calm, happy and caring. Students are encouraged to respect other people, places and themselves in a disciplined way. Teachers guide their students socially, emotionally, physically and spiritually as well as educationally. Positive reinforcement is employed to encourage students to make good choices. Warnings are issued before sanctions are applied.
Bronze Badges bring smiles
Year 6 girls have more reason to smile than normal – they’re the first ever recipients of the new ‘School Leader’ system recently introduced at St Paul’s Lutheran Primary School.
Kacey Dickens and Ashley Fox received their Bronze Leader badges last week, in front of the entire Senior School. “It was great to be given the badges,” said the girls. “We’d worked hard for them, and now we can start working towards the next one!”
The new School Leader system acknowledges the service that students in Year Six make to the school. Students receive points each time that they volunteer their time to help the school or other students. Helping to run the school newspaper; refereeing Junior soccer games at break times; and leadership in school music groups all earn points. 20 points earns a Bronze badge, 50 points a Silver badge, and 100 points a Gold badge.
The new system was an initiative of Deputy Principal Mr Neil Sampson. “It’s been working very well. We have a large group of students who volunteer their time to help the school, so we’re glad that we can now acknowledge their service to us,” he said.
Bus Services The school is serviced by a variety of bus companies that spread throughout the region sponsored by a state government bus fare subsidy scheme. For more information about this bus fare assistance scheme, please refer to the information at the bottom of this page. Suburbs covered through bus services are: Banksia Beach (BIC) Beachmere (CBL) Bellmere (various) Bongaree (BIC) Bracalba (Chr) Bribie Island (BIC) Burpengary (KBL) Caboolture (various) Caboolture South (CBL) D'Aguilar (Chr) Donnybrook (CtoC) Elimbah (both CBL and CtoC) Meldale (CtoC) Moodlu (Chr) Morayfield (various) Ningi (BIC) Sandstone Point (BIC) Toorbul (CBL) Upper Caboolture (CBL) Wamuran (both Chr and CtoC) Woodford (Chr) Woorim (BIC) Key: BIC = Bribie Island Coaches ph 3408 2562 CBL = Caboolture Bus Lines ph 5495 4744 CtoC = Coast to Country (trading as Greg's Bus and Coach) ph 5496 6589 Chr = Christensen Bus and Coach ph 5497 1478 KBL = 5498 6466 Pedestrian access / Car park / Car pooling Some students are dropped in Toohey Street at the Grace Lutheran College car park and walk to St Pauls along the linking pathway. There is also a gateway on the northern boundary of the school that allows pedestrian access from Parish Road. Many families choose to drop children at school by car. Car pooling is encouraged. Bicycle St Paul's provides a bike rack for students who travel to school by bicycle. This is located behind Block 1; currently in use as the Uniform Shop. Bus Fare Assistance Program The government sponsored Bus Fare Assistance Scheme is administered on behalf of the non-government school sector by the Queensland Catholic Education Commission. Applications can only be submitted online and communication with parents will be via email. There are two websites where applications can be made: www.qcec.qld.catholic.edu.au Click on the Catholic Education tab, followed by Student Assistance. Then choose the form at the top of the page. www.aisq.qld.edu.au Click on the Student Travel Assistance icon at the top of the home page. Then choose the form at the top of the page.
Welcome to St Paul’s Lutheran Primary School. The school was established to provide a high quality education within a safe and caring Christian environment.
At St Paul’s, there is a feeling that we are all part of an extended family. Our teachers, parents and students work together to make that feeling of belonging a reality. We hope that you, through your personal interest, involvement and cooperation with us, will come to feel very much part of our school community.
Each student is treated as an individual and all are encouraged to reach their full potential educationally, socially, and physically in a caring and supportive environment. This only comes about when we all join together as a community with positive aims and purposes in mind.
St Paul's is a dynamic, innovative and exciting school where students are supported by highly dedicated staff within a positive and safe learning environment.
Please feel free to contact the school to arrange a visit and interview. We look forward to meeting you.