A Lutheran School provides a caring, Christian environment.
While there is a major focus on teaching and learning, Our Saviour strives to offer far more than just academic progress. When a family joins a Lutheran school, they become part of a community which strives to be a secure place which offers warm, caring relationships and a safe environment.
A Lutheran school sees each student as being unique with their own God-given gifts and needs. Our Saviour is a place where staff, students and families serve and support each other in mutual care and Christian understanding. Lutheran schools have developed a special vision which is based on the teachings of the Bible. As a Christian learning community, each school aspires to provide a culture and ethos permeated by the core values of love, justice, compassion, forgiveness, service, humility, courage, hope, quality and appreciation.
As a community of Christians, we see our life as one where we are being challenged to give ourselves to God in each moment of the day. To see God in all we do, inspiring us to share God’s love with each other and in our actions.
All children receive Christian nurture through their involvement in the formal worship life of the school. This consists of daily classroom devotions and Friday morning Chapel, which we call SHOUT. SHOUT is held in the church and we encourage families to come along and join us. Class groups participate in coordinating the weekly school worship. Staff gather each morning for devotion together, engage in regular Bible Study and worship with their local congregations.
Chaplaincy and Wellbeing
When enrolling your child at Our Saviour Lutheran School you can be assured that your family are entering a caring, supportive community. That care and support are embedded here through the Christian ethos that is Lutheran Education.
The teachers, support staff and families here at Our Saviour endeavour to care for the students and each other in practical and pastoral ways, implementing specific programs to do so, but also by simply being friendly and approachable.
Our Saviour have their own chaplain who works with students, staff and parents in a supportive and Christian manner. The Chaplain is responsible for coordinating the Class-Carer program.
The Class-Carers are the eyes and ears in our community, watching and listening for families who are going through change and may need support. The Chaplain runs the “Hearts and Hands” program, organizing practical support, meals, transport etc., for those families who need it.
From Our Saviour Lutheran congregation
Can you imagine that God has a dream for the world…? Of course He has! He made it after all. And, as the well-known Bible verse says, He loved it so much that He gave His one and only Son to die for it. God has provided a way for individuals and community to live in deep happiness and care for the world and each other.
As such, you will notice that, in addition to striving for excellence in the education field, the school as well as our partnered Church community, aspires to grow the foundations which lead to a solid and happy existence, which honours God and His intentions for us.
The Our Saviour church and school community have had a partnership in this since families first began building their homes in the Aberfoyle Park area. Together, both the church and school continue to provide a place and opportunity that cultivates connection for growing families, vibrant youth programs, and intergenerational activity which is so important for community stability.
For example, in recent times our biannual community fun days have become celebrated as fantastic social events for children as well as a relaxing opportunity for friends, school, and community members to enjoy each other’s company.
The church places a high value on the lives of children and looks forward to supporting the school in many and various ways.