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St James Lutheran College


Dec 15, 2021

St James Lutheran College is an independent, co-educational Kindergarten to Year 12 Lutheran College under the Lutheran Church of Australia. The school is located in Urraween, a suburb of Hervey Bay, South East Queensland, Australia. St James Lutheran College currently caters for approximately 800 students,[1] after opening in 2003 as one of the newest Christian schools on the Fraser Coast.

Private school in Urraween, Queensland, Australia
St James Lutheran College
138- 172 Pantlins Lane

Hervey Bay








School type Private Coeducational
Motto Call to Share
Religious affiliation(s) Lutheran
Established 2003
Founder St James Lutheran Church
Principal Luke Schoff
Years offered K-12
Language English
Houses Eli the dingoes, Wabby the birds , McKenzie the whales
Website www.stjameslc.qld.edu.au

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In the Junior School years, St James has a strong focus on the development of sound Literacy and Numeracy skills, taught within the framework of the Australian English and Mathematics Curriculum. Teachers dedicate a significant amount of time each day towards Literacy and Numeracy development. The other core curriculum areas taught in the Junior School are

  • Christian Studies
  • Science
  • Humanities
  • Health and Physical Education (HPE)

Integrated as part of these units of work are The Arts and Technology learning areas. Junior School students also engage in a number of specialist subjects each week, including:

In a students’ middle school years, they will develop essential cultural, informational, and social skills. In addition to this, middle school students are also educated on essential components for their senior years to come.

The core curriculum items offered in the Middle School are

  • Christian Studies
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Humanities (History / Geography)
  • and Health and Physical Education (HPE)

Middle School students also have the ability to engage in a range of specialist subjects, including:

  • Languages Other Than English (LOTE) – Japanese (ongoing for two semesters each year)
  • Music and Dance – one semester each year
  • Drama (MADD) – one semester each year
  • Visual Arts – one semester each year
  • Photography – one semester each year
  • Media – one semester each year
  • Digital Technologies – one semester each year
  • Wood Technology (previously known as Manual Arts) – one semester each year
  • Food Technology (previously known as Home Economics) – one semester each year

In 2012, St James offered its Senior School curriculum program for the first time. Subject offerings are based on the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) courses and the Queensland Studies Authority (QSA) syllabus.

Up until 2019, OP (Overall Position) was used as the standard for senior reporting and higher education. However, with the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) introducing the new ATAR curriculum, the OP system was phased out with senior students now studying an improved syllabus.

The following are the current subjects on offer:


  • ATAR Biology
  • ATAR Chemistry
  • ATAR Physics
  • ATAR Marine Biology


  • Aquatic Practices
  • **Religion and Ethics (R&E)


  • ATAR Ancient Histories
  • ATAR Geography


  • Literature
  • General English
  • Prevocational English


  • Prevocational Mathematics
  • General Mathematics
  • Mathematical Methods
  • Specialist Mathematics

LOTE (Languages Other Than English)

  • Japanese.
  • French

The Arts

  • ATAR Drama
  • Drama in Practice
  • ATAR Dance
  • Dance in Practice
  • Visual Arts in Practice
  • ATAR Visual Arts

Technologies and Advanced Skills

  • Food Technologies (previously known as Home Economics)
  • Wood Technologies (previously known as Manual Arts)
  • Engineering (previously known as Metal Works)
  • Design
  • Sport and Recreation (Outdoor Recreation)

**Subjects marked with two asterisks are core subjects or are mandatory for QCE completion

Vocational education and training (VET) is an option for students in Year 10. VET qualifications and options include: Certificate I, Certificate II, Certificate III, Certificate IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma, and Traineeships and apprenticeships.

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