Christianity and Christian values are central to all we do at Prince of Peace. The Lutheran perspective of sola scriptura, sola fide, sola gratia (by scripture alone, by faith alone, by grace alone) is expressed through short daily devotions and worship. The emphasis is not about morality, but about God’s love.
Christian Studies is a central curriculum component from Prep to Year 12, and Christian values and ethos are embedded and lived out in our daily activity.
As a Lutheran College we warmly welcome families of all denominations and also those with no set faith, but who share the appreciation of the College’s purpose and mission and the ten values of Lutheran Education Australia:
The Junior Campus enjoys the use of the Prince of Peace Church for its worship services and both campuses enjoy connections with the church congregation. Simple acts, such as the church providing lunch for our Year 12 students during QCS exams, allow opportunities for the congregation and students to connect.
The College is blessed to have a School Pastor who works across both campuses. Our Pastor regularly leads worship services and also plays a pastoral care role in supporting and counselling students.
Our staff at Prince of Peace comes from a range of faith backgrounds and all teaching staff participate in a Bible study program as part of their ongoing professional development.
As students journey through their school years, they are provided with a wide range of faith-based activities as part of the school routine, including:
Daily devotion, which provides an enjoyable start to the day throughout the College. In the younger years, this takes the form of a prayer, a story, or a song in the classroom. At the Senior Campus, students start to take responsibility for leading the devotion in their Pastoral Care classes alongside their teacher or a fellow student. Staff also start the day with a short devotion run by a fellow staff member. Daily devotions provides time to connect with God and each other on a spiritual level prior to the busy school day.
Worship takes place twice a week at each campus and all students attend. Students participate in a half hour sub-school (Y1-3, Y4-6, Y7-9, and Y10-12) and a whole campus worship each week (P-6, Y7-12). At the Junior Campus, these are either led by a class (which is extremely popular and provides great opportunities for confidence building from a very early age), by a class teacher or by one of the campus leaders.
Similarly at the Senior Campus, worship is led either by the students or a staff member. This variety in presentation provides a wide range of ideas, presentation styles and subject matters. Joint student and staff worship bands support campus worship services, providing lively and age-appropriate music. Parents are very welcome to attend all worship services. At the Senior Campus a separate communion service is held once a term in the outdoor worship area for those students who choose to attend.
Christian Studies is a central component to the curriculum, studied by all students from Prep to Year 12 in line with Lutheran Education Australia direction.
More information on the Lutheran Church and what it means to be Lutheran can be found here.