Our College

Faith Lutheran College is a Christ-centred teaching and learning community providing holistic, quality co-education to students from Years 7-12.

Established in 1999, Faith Lutheran College is situated within the expanding rural community of Plainland, mid-way between Ipswich and Toowoomba in Queensland’s Lockyer Valley region. 

Purpose-built to deliver high-quality secondary education, our campus footprint encompasses 70 acres of land, designed to support a diverse curriculum of teaching and learning.

The space afforded by our rural setting enables our college to offer a number of specialised facilities for students, including:

  • a fully-equipped agricultural and rural operations precinct;
  • a multi-disciplinary trade training centre;
  • an industry grade hospitality training kitchen; and,
  • a state-of-the-art sports auditorium and fitness centre.

Proudly Christian, with strong ties to the Lutheran Church of Australia, we offer an inclusive, encouraging and supportive environment for all students.

Committed to preparing our students for success in post-school life, we embrace the needs of the individual learner, providing pathways and opportunities for every student to excel and grow both inside of the classroom, and as citizens of the world.

Accepting students from all cultural, religious and socio-economic backgrounds, each year Faith Lutheran College welcomes 150-200 new students as they move from Primary into Secondary Education

Enrolment  and scholarship applications for 2022 are currently open for students from Year 7 to Year 12.

Principal’s Welcome

Choosing a school is not just about finding the right school that offers the right pathway. It is about selecting a school that helps your child understand who they are as a person and their place in this world. It is about finding a school that helps your child flourish and not just experience success.

Doug Braiden

Principal — Faith Lutheran College

At Faith we believe that each child is a special creation of God. We maintain that education should provide a diverse range of experiences; affording each child the opportunity to develop their God-given unique gifts and talents, experience life as a caring member of God’s family, and contribute through service as responsible citizens in the local and broader community.

It is my core belief that education is about teaching students, not just subjects. If a student leaves a school with less curiosity than when they entered, then that school  has failed in its purpose.

At Faith we provide an educational program that develops the whole child.
We focus on the intellectual, social, emotional, spiritual, and creative domains of each child, and the wellbeing of our students is at the centre of what we do.

An article from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), describes the Top 9 Megatrends that will shape the world in 2030. This is a time that our students/children will be a part of. Both parents and schools have a joint responsibility to prepare them for this future.  Change is at the heart of entrepreneurship, and our future generations will fail if we do not develop the capacity in our students to identify unmet needs.

Future Megatrends

1. Demographics

More than a billion people in the world will be over 65 years of age

2. Urbanisation

Two-thirds of the world’s population will live in cities

3. Transparency

The amount of data collected on people will grow exponentially

4. Climate Crisis

Governments will continue to struggle to balance short term needs with
long-term sustainability

5. Resource Pressures

Water will be a stressed resource

6. Clean Technology

There will be a drive to make our infrastructure more efficient

7. Technology Shifts

Connectivity and Artificial Intelligence (AI) will achieve closer to human like intelligence

8. Global Policy

Problems will require global solutions. Governments may not be the solution due to individual national interests  and it may be businesses that provide the solution.

9. Nationalism

The rise of xenophobia will increase along with nationalism.

Nearly all the issues are accelerating, are one-way and with no-return movements.  This is the world our students will face. That means that now, more than ever, schools need to prepare our students not just for content driven curriculum but skills that allow them to survive in the 21st century.

What are these skills?

  • Critical thinking
  • Communication
  • Personal and social skills
  • Creative thinking
  • Collaboration and teamwork
  • ICT skills

It is these skills that are essential to educating our students. Over the coming years, schooling may start to look different to the way we, as adults, experienced school. Classrooms may look different. Teaching instruction may look different. Student groupings may look different. These differences exist so that we can teach our students these vitally important skills. Traditional schooling does not allow us to develop collaborative skills, creative thinking, or the emotional intelligence that the work force demands.

For me, choosing a school is not just about finding the right school that offers the right pathway. It is about selecting a school that helps your child understand who they are as a person and their place in this world. It is about finding a school that helps your child flourish and not just experience success. When you enrol your child, you become part of the Faith community; a Christian community which reflects the love of Jesus Christ.

I look forward to working with you, and our wider college community to create a future focused school that develops and readies our students to be innovators, entrepreneurs, lifelong learners, and global citizens.