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Faith Primary School

Faith Lutheran College, Plainland has received approval to expand our educational offering into the primary school years.

"This significant milestone means that Faith Lutheran College will soon transform from a secondary-only institution into a full P-12 Lutheran school."
— Doug Braiden, Principal

Message from the College Principal

After years of diligent planning, persistent efforts and rigorous negotiations, we are delighted to announce that Faith Lutheran College, Plainland has been granted accreditation for primary education by the Non-State Schools Accreditation Board (NSSAB). 

This significant milestone means that Faith will soon transform from a secondary-only institution into a full Prep to Year 12 Lutheran school!

The journey doesn't end here; there is still much work to be done as we prepare to welcome our first cohort of primary students. 

The approval of our primary school marks a new chapter in the history of Faith Lutheran College, and it is a testament to our collective commitment to providing exceptional education. 

As we expand to offer a comprehensive P-12 curriculum, we will continue to uphold the values and standards that make our College a beacon of inspiration and excellence.

We want to express our sincere appreciation to each member of our community for your ongoing support, prayers and understanding throughout this process. 

Your support has been instrumental in bringing us to this point, and we are grateful for your continued belief in our shared vision of awakening potential and empowering learners for purposeful lives through Christ.

We will continue to update you as we move forward in the process and, once again, take this opportunity to thank you for your support in our journey here at Faith Lutheran College, Plainland.

Yours in Christ,

Doug Braiden
College Principal

Primary School Educational Phases Year Levels
Wonder Phase
Prep to Year 2
Curiosity Phase
Years 3 & 4
Discovery Phase
Years 5 & 6

Development of the Primary School

The development of our new primary school will take place in a staged approach with Years 5 and 6 (Discovery Phase) being the first primary year levels added to the College offering from 2027. 

Lower primary school will be added in the subsequent years as per the below table.

Year Levels Opening Date
Years 5 & 6 (Discovery Phase)
Years 3 & 4 (Curiosity Phase)
Prep to Year 2 (Wonder Phase)

Primary School Enrolments

Enrolments for Faith's primary school will open to the public on Thursday 1 August 2024. Please find below a table outlining an indication of which years you will be able to enrol for:

Current Year Level (2024) Year of enrolment
Year 3
Year 6, 2027
Year 2
Year 5, 2027
Year 1
Year 5, 2028
Year 4, 2028

For children who are currently younger than Prep, please refer to the Queensland Government's Kindy, Prep and Year 1 calculator to determine your child's primary school years. 

The entire Prep to Year 6 primary school offering will be available from 2029.

If you would like to submit an expression of interest to enrol in Faith's primary school, please click the below button and complete the form.

Future Sub-School Structure

Building our Primary School

The Junior College will be located to the left as you enter the College grounds from Faith Avenue – it will sit on top of the hill behind the new Student Services and Administration Building that is currently under construction.

We anticipate that the build of the first stage of our primary school will commence in 2026.

Understanding our Learning Phases

Wonder Phase - Prep to Year 2

In the Wonder Phase, we nurture the innate sense of awe and wonder in our youngest learners. 

This phase focuses on creating a safe and joyful environment where children feel loved, valued, and capable. 

Through play-based learning and rich sensory experiences, students explore the world around them, developing foundational skills in literacy, numeracy, and social interactions. 

Guided by the principles of God's love and care, we encourage children to ask questions, seek answers, and celebrate their unique gifts and talents, laying the groundwork for their educational journey.

Curiosity Phase - Years 3 and 4

In the Curiosity Phase, we build upon the foundation laid in the Wonder Phase, fostering a deeper sense of inquiry and exploration. 

Students are encouraged to pursue their interests and delve into projects that captivate their imagination and intellect. 

Learning is hands-on and collaborative, emphasising the joy of curiosity and the excitement of learning new things. Literacy and numeracy skills continue to be a focus, integrated into engaging and meaningful contexts. 

We guide students to see learning as a dynamic and enriching experience, where their natural curiosity is encouraged and nurtured. 

Inspired by our faith, we teach children to view the world with wonder and appreciation, recognising the beauty and intricacy of God's creation. 

Discovery Phase - Years 5 and 6

The Discovery Phase is designed to further develop students' independence, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. 

As they prepare for the transition to Year 7, students engage in more complex projects and inquiries that challenge their thinking and expand their understanding. 

Literacy and numeracy remain central, with students applying these skills in increasingly sophisticated ways. 

This phase promotes leadership, responsibility, and service, reflecting our commitment to nurturing compassionate and capable individuals who live out their faith in action. 

Through a holistic approach to education, we prepare our students to discover their purpose and make a positive impact on the world. 

Do you have a question about the new Primary School?