The plan is the result of significant collaboration between College Council and the Executive Leadership Team who share a passion and commitment for delivering educational opportunities that excite, challenge, and empower young people in their learning. Students, parents and staff contributed key insights at the commencement of the process as they reflected on their personal experiences and future needs. It is driven by our mission and vision and underpinned by our core values of excellence, integrity, creativity, service and community.
In this age of globalisation, we should not underestimate the rate of exponential change and its impact on education and its purpose. Key forces of digitisation, automation, collaboration, the dominance of data and the reworking of work are driving trends that dictate young people’s learning needs and shape our provision of education. If the education of the past has been about delivered wisdom, the education landscape of the future is about user-generated wisdom.
In meeting this challenge, we are committed to the provision of an exceptional Lutheran education that recognises and nurtures the distinct link between pastoral care, wellbeing and student learning outcomes. Our curriculum and pedagogy will empower students to be citizens of change, global stewards and community builders as they develop the sense of agency they need to reshape the world.
With this in mind, we have set three significant, overarching goals to drive innovative contemporary teaching and learning, to build a culture of inclusivity and equal opportunity, and to promote sustainable practices. Supporting these goals is a comprehensive strategy framework including mapped indicators, measurable action plans and an organisation-wide innovation strategy to keep us on track and accountable for the achievement of our goals.
Since its commencement in 1964, Luther College has been a significant leader in Christian co-education, offering an educational environment where Christ is central, excellence is pursued, and relationships are valued. Our college motto, Unctio Eius Docet (The Holy Spirit is our Teacher) forged by our college’s founders continues to inform and guide our school. The plan is meaningfully developed to honour this foundational work and position us to deliver outstanding educational opportunities for our students as we work towards 2025.
Luther College is an exciting place to be as we forge a path to the future and support our students in the development of their God-given gifts and abilities. We give thanks for God’s grace and the abundant blessings which gives shape to our present day and supports our future development.