FAQs: About Living Faith
How much are school fees?
School fees range (depending on year level) from approximately $5,050 - $5,700 per year - which is around $100-$110 per week, which includes all compulsory costs except uniforms. Tuition fees are discounted for subsequent siblings also attending Living Faith Lutheran Primary School. Discounts are also available for families with siblings attending both Grace Lutheran College and Living Faith Lutheran Primary School. The complete fee schedule is available here.
Are all your classrooms air-conditioned?
Yes! Our buildings were originally designed to take advantage of passive cooling strategies but have since had air conditioning installed in all classrooms.
Are there school buses?
Yes. The school is serviced by some local bus routes (see Translink for more info) and also a shuttle bus which runs to/from Grace Lutheran Rothwell so that our students can utilise all the Grace Lutheran College bus routes. (We are also located less than 1km from the Murrumba Downs Train Station).
How can I find out more about the school?
The best way to find out more about the school is to book a personal tour! This gives you the opportunity to see our classrooms in action, get a feel for the school and ask as many questions as you like. You might also like book in for an Information Session.
Do you have a Tuckshop?
Yes, we do. The Tuckshop is open three days a week (Monday - Wednesday) with the support of valued volunteers. A wide variety of hot and cold foods are available. Orders are taken online via Flexischools.
How does the school deal with bullying?
At Living Faith, we value respect and positive relationships with others. While we strive daily to do the right thing, we acknowledge that there will be times in our students’ lives where they make the wrong choice and, as a result, cause harm to their relationships with others. When relationships between children break down, restorative conversations led by trained staff allow both parties the opportunity to give their side of the story, to, where appropriate, be involved in the setting of consequences and to resolve fractured relationships. Forgiveness and the opportunity to try again allows students the opportunity to learn from their actions and move on.
Students also have the opportunity to grow in their resiliency and cooperative skills by participating in Pastoral Care lessons, small group programs and whole school activities. Older students within the school also act as positive role models to our younger students by participating in some of our many leadership programs.
Where do we buy uniforms and how much are they?
Uniforms are available from The School Locker at North Lakes (in store or online).
Do you have an Outside School Hours Care program?
Yes, we do. Living Faith Outside School Hours Care operates on-site, from 6.30am - 8.30am, and 3.10pm - 6.00pm, as well as care during term breaks. Breakfast and afternoon tea is included during term time. The service is fully accredited and licensed via QLECS. Child Care Subsidy will apply for eligible families. The enrolment process is separate to the primary school or kindergarten.
Where do Living Faith students attend secondary school?
Many of our students go on to Grace Lutheran College at Rothwell or Caboolture. Discounts are available to families that have siblings attending both Grace Lutheran College and Living Faith Lutheran Primary School.
What is a Lutheran School?
There are several fundamental beliefs underpinning Lutheran schools:
- Each Lutheran school belongs to a well-organised system with a long and distinctive tradition
- A Lutheran school is based on solid understandings about people and life
- A Lutheran school provides a caring environment
- A Lutheran school embraces high standards of teaching and learning
- A Lutheran school promotes Christian growth and development
- A Lutheran school works as a team with parents
- A Lutheran school is part of the greater community
What do Lutherans believe?
In the words of the classic Lutheran summary of faith, we believe that we are saved 'by grace, for Christ's sake, through faith'. In other words, there is nothing we can do to earn God's favour or to gain eternal life. Through his death and resurrection, Jesus Christ has won all this and more for us. Find out more here.
Is Christian Studies compulsory for my child? / What is your approach to religious education?
Christian Studies is a fundamental learning area at Living Faith for all year levels. Students learn about the Christian faith through a project-based learning (PBL) approach that enables them to explore their beliefs, pose questions, deeply investigate areas of interest and understand how Biblical teaching applies to modern-day society. Teaching is based on the beliefs of the Lutheran Church but recognises that students come to the school from a diverse range of Christian or other religious backgrounds.
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