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									            Grace Lutheran College – School Annual Report 2012
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DESCRIPTIVE INFORMATION
Grace Lutheran College is owned by the Lutheran Church of Australia, Queensland District. It is
managed by the College Council whose Chairman is Mr. John Gerlach. The College Council reports to
the Lutheran Church of Australia, Queensland, in the Annual General Synod report.

Grace Lutheran College, with campuses in Rothwell (Redcliffe Peninsula) and Caboolture, is a co-
educational secondary school, catering for students from Year 7 to Year 12. The Redcliffe
campus commenced operation in 1976.

The Caboolture Campus is located at 129 Toohey Street, approximately 1 kilometre north west of
the town centre and commenced in 2008 with Year 7 and Year 8 students.

Students enjoy our state-of-the-art facilities that have been designed with the learner in mind and
combine contemporary building principles with the latest trends in flexible educational spaces
incorporating a range of learning technologies.

Grace Lutheran College also owns, with Grace Lutheran Primary School at Clontarf and Good
Shepherd Lutheran College at Noosaville, Googa, a centre for outdoor education and Christian
retreat.


                                      MISSION STATEMENT

                           “Grace Lutheran College is by the grace of God
                                       a Christian community.
                        It aims to continue the preparation of young people
                                    for a life of faith and service,
                                          so that God will be
                                        glorified in the world.”

School sector:

 Independent


School’s address:
 Rothwell Campus:    Anzac Avenue, Rothwell, QLD, 4022
 Caboolture Campus: 129 Toohey Street, Caboolture, QLD, 4510

Total enrolments:
 1777 (Census August 2011)

Year levels offered:
 Years 7 - 12



Co-educational or single sex:
 Co-educational


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Characteristics of the student body:

Boys make up 47% of students at Rothwell and 51% at Caboolture, and therefore the percentage of
girls at Rothwell is 53% and 49% at Caboolture. There were 26 Indigenous Students in 2011, twenty-
one were at our Rothwell campus and five at Caboolture campus.

Distinctive curriculum offerings:

Grace Lutheran College offers a wide and diverse curriculum at all levels, catering for students with a variety
of abilities and interests.

In addition to the regular subjects offered, Year 7 students study a wide range of other subjects including
Technology (Lifestyle Technology, Industrial Technology, Graphics and Information Processing
Communications and Technology), and Creative Industries (2-Dimensional Art, 3-Dimensional Art and
Media). In addition, Year 7 students select two of the three Performing Arts subjects offered, namely Music,
Drama and Dance.

As well as their core subjects, students in Years 8 – 9 study 4 subjects chosen from a wide selection of
electives.

In addition to the core subjects, Year 10, 11 and 12 students also select 4 elective subjects from an
extensive list which includes both Authority and Authority Registered subjects as well as vocational options.

(All subjects available are listed with Course Outline Booklets on the College website www.glc.qld.edu.au.
They can be accessed by following the links via Programs then Academic.)

Computing and Information Communication Technologies:
Information Processing and Technology student numbers have grown from the previous year, partly
due to the re-energising of the curriculum and the introduction of robotics to the course. Grace
students competed in the first LEGO League Competition in 2011 and benefited from working as a
team, sharing and learning with other schools.

Academic Enrichment:
Academic enrichment occurs across Years 7 to 12 with extension programs offered each term to students in
Year 7 who not only benefit from academic breadth, but have the opportunity to mentor younger students
from feeder primary schools.

There are a number of distinctive Curriculum offerings to extend students with special gifts and talents:

Years 8 & 9:     Extension electives: Investigative Mathematics, Investigative Science, History and
                 Geography, and Dynamic Thinking.

Year 10:         Early introduction of Senior Subjects including Maths C, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, IPT,
                 Modern and Ancient History, Film and Television

Years 11 & 12: English Extension, Music Extension
               University Studies in Mathematics, Chemistry, Accounting
               Other courses through QUT Start Program

For some identified students subject acceleration is possible.

Learning Support:
In 2011 there were 46 students at the Rothwell Campus and 11 students at the Caboolture Campus that
have a low incidence disability.

The Learning Support department has provided assistance to over 150 students who have required a variety
of learning adjustments. The Department has also provided in-class teacher aide support to approximately
630 class periods per cycle.

The Independent Learning subject, offered as an elective in Years 8 and 9, has been a useful support for
many students. Both parent feedback and student results indicate that it is supporting students to complete


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curriculum demands in core subjects. This program will be extended into Year 10 in 2012.

English Language Learners (ELL), indigenous students and students with disabilities and/or learning
difficulties have accessed support through individual assignment support, Independent Learning classes and
in-class teacher aide support.

The current Middle School model has assisted the College to address the needs of all students in a more
inclusive manner, as classroom teachers are now spending more time with their students and consequently
are more aware of their needs.

Christian Studies, Pastoral Care and Lifeskills:
Years 7 – 12: All students study Christian Studies and all participate in at least 80 minutes of Physical
Education per 10 day cycle.

In Pastoral Care, Year 10 students undertake Careers Counselling; in Years 11&12 they have preparation
for QCS, Extensive Careers Counselling and assistance for QTAC completion and lodgement.

VET programs:
Students in Years 10, 11 and 12 are able to commence school based apprenticeships or work experience
programs including a Certificate III in Early Childhood. Hospitality students also have the opportunity to live
and work in a resort/hotel for a number of days. A number of students study TAFE Certificate courses of
their own interest under the guidance of our VET department.

Trade Training Centre Application
Grace Lutheran College is currently in negotiation with Mueller College to partner in application for
funding for a Trade Training Centre with an Engineering facility possibly built on the Grace Rothwell
Campus and a Hospitality Facility built on Mueller Campus. A meeting was recently held with the
Independent Schools of Queensland (ISQ) Block Grant Authority (BGA) and will commence application
early December 2011. If successful, building may commence as early as 2013.

Current Grace staff/student traineeships/apprenticeships – total of 19 which are all based on
Grace campuses.
     Cert IV Business Admin Education (three Support Staff)
     Cert II Business (Student)
     Cert IV Youth work (Support Staff)
     Cert II Horticulture Greenkeeping (Student)
     Cert III Horticulture (Support Staff)
     Cert III Asset Maintenance (nine Support Staff)
     Cert IV Accounting (Support Staff)
     Cert III Library (Support Staff)
     Cert III Education Support (Support Staff)

2011 Student Involvement in VET Pathways
24 students signed into school-based apprenticeships (4 Caboolture, 20 Rothwell) in areas such as
carpentry, electrotechnology, automotive, mechanics/electrics/vehicle body, engineering, flooring
technology, hairdressing and hospitality.

63 students signed into school-based traineeships (8 Caboolture, 55 Rothwell) in areas such as aged
care, animal studies, business, children’s services, fitness, horticulture, IT, media and retail.

86 students (16 Caboolture, 70 Rothwell) enrolled in nationally-recognised qualifications through the
VET in School’s Program in areas such as animal studies, beauty, fashion, music, visual art,
engineering, construction, electrotechnology, etc.

Students taking Work Education as a subject have the opportunity to gain Cert I Work Education and
Cert II in Workplace Practices – worth six points towards their QCE.

Students taking Business Communication & Technology have the opportunity to gain Cert I and Cert II
Business – worth six points towards their QCE.



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Students taking Early Childhood as a subject have the opportunity to gain Cert III Children’s Services
and should they finish, enroll in a Diploma of Children’s Services – worth eight points towards their
QCE.

Overseas Visits: Yearly, two-way cultural exchanges are arranged with schools in Germany, Japan and
Indonesia. In 2011 overseas visits or exchanges took place to Indonesia, Japan, and Germany.

Extra Tuition and Academic Support for all Students:
A large team of capable Senior Students volunteer their time to offer tuition to other students in the Maths
block every lunch time. Any student can access this support.

The library is open Monday to Thursday until 6pm, Fridays until 3.30pm, and trained staff, teachers and
mentors are available to assist any students who need help with homework, study, assignments or research.


Extra-curricular activities:
Opportunities exist for students to be involved in a wide range of extra-curricular activities. Gifted, caring
teachers provide very real role modelling in Pastoral Care, leadership training and an attitude of servant
hood as they help to develop the God-given talents, teamwork and self esteem of students.

Debating: Debating is open to all students in Years 7-12 and the College participates in the Queensland
Debating Union competition. Typically the College enters multiple teams into each age group and debates
take place on Wednesday evenings at a variety of venues. All senior students are able to contest the State
team selection trials that are held in February and March each year.

Chess Club: Chess Club is open to all students in Years 7 – 12 as a lunch time activity in the Middle
School block at Rothwell, and in the Library at Caboolture. All levels of ability from beginner to experienced
are catered for.

Performing Arts: Beyond the curricular offerings of Music, Dance and Drama, there are over 20 performing
ensembles in which students can become involved, including dance groups that explore styles such as
liturgical, musical theatre and hip hop, drama ensembles and production casts, and music groups including
choirs, bands, orchestras, jazz groups and chamber music ensembles. Students are also able to join
behind-the-scenes groups such as the Sound Crew and Technical Crew. Additionally, students have the
opportunity to participate in school musicals and public speaking activities.

Private and group tuition is offered to students wishing to learn an instrument (at additional cost).

Concerts, Festivals, involvement in worship both on campus and in churches outside the College as well as
Performing Arts Tours throughout Australia and overseas provide students with a wide range of experiences
and facilitate the growth of self-confidence and an appreciation of others.

February saw the Creative Industries and Performing Arts departments combine for a student leadership
training weekend. Based at the Rothwell Campus, the 2011 student leaders from both departments
participated in a series of sessions where they discovered more about their leadership skills, their role and
how they fit as part of a leadership team. Throughout the year, students have continued to grow and learn
individually and collaboratively, as they serve the school community.

In May, over 80 students from both Caboolture and Rothwell campuses performed in the College’s Senior
School Musical, ‘West Side Story’. This was a massive undertaking for students and staff but all of the hard
work paid off with six excellent performances at the Redcliffe Cultural Centre over two weekends.

In September, the Caboolture Campus students and staff presented their inaugural Campus Production,
‘Alice in Wonderland’. It was truly a team effort with all departments involved.

October saw four of the Rothwell Performing Arts ensembles travel to Gympie for a weekend tour. The Big
Band, Concert Band, Concert Choir and the Middle School Dance team performed at the Gympie Gold Rush
festival with Big Band placing third in the Battle of the Bands competition. They were also involved in the
Centenary celebrations at Zion Lutheran Church.

The Rothwell Senior Dance Performance team represented the College at the Gold Coast Eisteddfod. This
was Grace’s first entry into a Dance Eisteddford and out of 26 entrants the team received a Highly

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Commended (equivalent of 5th). Additionally, the team represented the College at Dance Ed in the
Spotlight at the Redcliffe Cultural Centre.

It has been great to see the growth in the Co-Curricular Performing Arts at the Caboolture Campus this year.
Staff have expressed their pleasure at seeing the growth in maturity of the students’ approach to their
Performing Arts commitments.

Wind Symphony competed once again in the Prestige Music ‘Music Fest’ competition at Iona College in
October this year. They received a Silver Award after a very pleasing performance.

The Middle School Drama Production at Rothwell Campus this year was Lemony Snicket’s: ‘A Series of
Unfortunate Events’. This was a huge success with full-house audiences at both evening performances.
The production involved two casts of approximately 20 students each which rehearsed twice a week over a
period of four months.

Throughout the year, a series of showcase concerts were held on the Rothwell Campus representing all
areas of the department. The concerts included Dance Showcase, Vocal Showcase, Strings at Suttons
(which unfortunately had to be relocated due to weather), Wind Bands Showcase, Variety Nights, and an
Instrumental Music Recital. Each performance has been an excellence opportunity to display the hard work
that the students and staff have put in at weekly rehearsals.

Creative Industries:
Visual Arts: There are a number of curricular electives within the Creative Arts Department and there is
always the opportunity for students to enter competitions and display their works locally. There is an Art
Club operating after school to help students develop additional skills. The annual Wearable Art Show, an
extension of the Year 10 Art course, draws in students from other year groups in the planning, preparation
and public presentation of the results of students’ work. Film and TV students present an annual Film Night.

Tyson Evans Youth Art Scholarship Winner
A number of our Visual Art students entered the Tyson Evans Youth Art Award this year and we are very
proud to announce that Caitlin Knaggs in Year 12 won the 2011 Scholarship! The scholarship prize
awarded was $2,000 for the purpose of undertaking study, research or tuition in an aspect of the Visual Arts
to further their art education and develop their artistic skills.

Junior Showcase
Friday 5th August and Friday 18th November brought us the Junior Showcases. We felt that it was very
important to recognise the Junior Visual Art students with their very own exhibition. The students loved
showing visitors around the colourful department and proudly showing their creations.

Wearable Art
Friday 5th August saw two parades displaying the very colourful, clever and creative wearable artworks by
the Year 10 Visual Art and SAS students. The show, as always, was a huge success and we can’t wait to
do it all again in 2012.

Fantastic Plastic 1               1st: Allison Roessel      2nd: Kirsty Mickelburough
Fantastic Plastic 2:              1st: Bridget Stratford    2nd: Catherine Ball
Birds of a Feather 1:             1st: Sara Batchelor       2nd: Kayla Vermeulen
Birds of a Feather 2:             1st: Petia Maree Clark     2nd: Britnee Robertson
Bionic:                           1st: Emily Bartels        2nd: Aden Cooper
Masterchef:                       1st: Telia Filmer         2nd: Jacinta Gray
Mrs Ruth Butler Award:            Ryan Tairea
Guest Judge Award:                Lily Kerr

Art Club
Our Visual Art teacher Mr James Stead is in his second year of running our first Art Club. This club is open
to all students in the College regardless of age or skill level in the Visual Arts. Mr Stead’s aim is to show
students how to approach such media’s as painting, drawing and water colour in a step by step method to
achieve desired results.

The Art Club has been a very popular new addition to the Creative Industries department with many
students registered to attend each Tuesday afternoon.




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Film Club
Film Club has started at the Caboolture Campus in 2011, run by a very enthusiastic Mr Shayne Grieves.
His enthusiasm has been so contagious that over 30 students have joined up.

Art Competition Winners
Redcliffe Show – Program Cover Competition                          Eloise Assett and Talia Leamy Year 11
The Silver Rose Photography – Story Bridge Competition              Emily Child Year 7
Wynnum Manly Eisteddford Art Prize                                  Kimberley Leonard Year 11

Film Night 2011
Film night 2011 was a small intimate gathering with Year 11 and 12 Creative Industries students on Friday
4th November. The students enjoyed a night of friends, good films and lots of pizza.

People’s Choice – Best Overall Film                                  Nick Von Berky Year 12
Burley-Crump Encouragement Award                                     Katherine Vacca Year 12
Burley-Crump Encouragement Award                                     Emma Logan Year 11

SPORT:
As well as compulsory programmed sport with weekly Interschool involvement in the local Schools
competition in many sports, students have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of sports in a
number of extra-curricular competitions such as the Independent Schools Competitions, State Wide
Knockout Competitions, Club Competitions and Weekend Carnivals.

These competitions occur outside school hours at many venues throughout Brisbane and beyond. Grace
Lutheran College has always been very successful in these competitions.

Many students at Grace achieve at a very high level: In 2011 there were a number of students selected in
State and National Teams. Grace teams won a number of premierships at Zone, Regional, State and
Australasian level.

Sports Achievements in 2011:
Inter House Carnivals
Swimming won by Pegasus & Orion (Tie)
Cross Country won by Phoenix
Athletics won by Orion
Triathlon won by Pegasus
Overall Shield – Orion.

Inter School Carnivals
Swimming 1st
Athletics 2nd
Cross Country (Regional level) 3rd

Inter Lutheran Carnivals
Swimming 3rd
Cross Country 2nd
Athletics 2nd

Co-Curricular Teams
Under 14 Boys and Girls Soccer Champions
Vicki Wilson Cup Netball Finals series
Girls Golden Glove Softball State Runners-up
Boys Under 16 Futsal Australasian Championship Finals series
Year 10 Independent Schools Aussie Rules Champions
Open Boys Volleyball to play in National Schools Competition.

Representative Sport
100 Zone Representatives
75 Regional Representatives
11 State Representatives




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Metropolitan Finals Winners
Open Girls Softball
Year 8 Girls Soccer
Golf Team
Nine other teams were in Metropolitan finals but were unsuccessful.

Superstars
Megan Du Toit – Australian Waterpolo
Brittney Flint – Australian Softball
Keely Atkinson – Australian Indoor Netball
Mitchell Jones – Australian Gymnastics
Mitchell Cooper – Australian Athletics
Taylor McKeown – Australian Swimming

Awards
12 Gold, 8 Honour Board inductees – Taylor Willmott, Sinead Willmott, Keely Atkinson, Jackson Williams,
Kendall Wheeler, Ashleigh Jeavons, Mikala McDonald, Melanie Gray (for over 600 points accrued from
Sport participation during their time at Grace.)


The social climate of the school:
Pastoral Care:
As a school with a distinctive Christian ethos, Grace Lutheran College believes that Pastoral Care is a
core component of who we are.

Pastoral Care programmes deal with a number of life related skills through the course of the year. Among
others, these include anti-bullying, self esteem and teamwork.

Pastoral Care is the concern the school has that each individual feels he or she belongs to the community
and has the fullest opportunity for spiritual, personal, social, physical and academic growth.

Pastoral Care is expressed through the teacher’s personal commitment to each individual student, a
commitment to what that student is and what he or she can be.

Pastoral Care is communicated to the student in various interpersonal contacts in the classroom and
other learning interactive situations, both formal and informal, where an atmosphere of respect and love
for the student as a child of God is maintained.

The Pastoral Care Programmes:
Beyond 15 minutes every morning for Home Class meetings which include devotions, two periods
per cycle (60 minutes) are set aside for programs that include development of life skills, the sense of
worth of each individual and positive teacher – student relationships in an atmosphere of trust,
mutual respect and valuing each as a child of God.

As a result of the commitment to caring for each individual, staff members at Grace Lutheran
College are very conscious of the need to protect children. Regular training in the Child Protection
Act raises awareness of abuse and the processes involved in responding to suspected, or evidence
of, abuse. The Anti-bullying Policy is explained to students and reiterated regularly and methods of
responding to bullying aim to teach young people to genuinely care for each other. Students are
also given information about appropriate responses to cyber bullying. Grace Lutheran College has a
commitment to maintaining a safe place for the young people in our care.

During 2010 a number of staff were trained to be able to facilitate Restorative Practices
conferences, i.e. structured mediation to resolve conflict. Restorative Justice is at the core of
assisting to build and maintain relationships. Restorative skills are shared with students to enable
them to manage with support, conflict and harm that may occur in their daily lives involving
relationships.

All students are involved in an orientation program at the commencement of the school year during
which their focus is very strongly directed, by outside presenters, towards the skills, attitudes and


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information required for that year.

To enhance the various aspects of the Pastoral Care program, students are invited to attend
conferences (e.g. Amnesty International, 40 Hour Famine), breakfasts with relevant speakers (e.g.
Unifem, Women of Substance etc) and day-long events.

Camps: As an aspect of Pastoral Care, Grace runs a series of camps away from the College in
order to achieve a number of different aims.

Year 7: All Year 7 students attend a 3 day/2 night Pastoral Care camp in their first term at the
College. This camp is designed to help students form relationships with their peers and Home Class
teachers. The camp is also designed to enable students to develop problem solving and group work
skills as well as develop students’ understanding of the spiritual life of the College.

Year 7 students are also encouraged to attend the optional Canberra Trip. Students spend a full
week in the Nation’s capital visiting relevant sites in relation to our democracy and history. This
camp has an academic focus and enriches learning within the classroom.

Year 8: All Year 8 students attend a 3 day/2 night camp on the Sunshine Coast to assist in building
relationships with new Year 8 students as well as problem solving exercises and learning to work as
part of a team. Accompanied by their Home Class teachers, they are encouraged to develop
positive social relationships with their peers as they challenge themselves and receive information
about commencing secondary studies at Grace.

Year 9: All attend a 1 day retreat event as part of their Christian Studies course. A very
experienced outside facilitator engages with and challenges students about the way they perceive
and relate with their peers, concluding with opportunities for peer affirmation and reconciliation.

Year 10:
Outdoor Education: All students in Year 10 attend the Outdoor Education Program for 4 weeks at
Googa, 9 kms from Blackbutt. This program has an emphasis on both working as a part of a group
and on accepting individual responsibility while developing leadership skills. Each participant is
challenged physically, mentally, socially and spiritually through the experience.

Relationships Expo: With the support of our school counsellor, Year 10 students have the
opportunity to listen to and work with a number of presenters and workshop facilitators exploring key
ideas relating to relationships and sexuality. This day is part of a unit of work undertaken in Christian
Studies which is designed to guide students towards making positive decisions and building strong
relationships.

Year 11:
Work Experience: All Year 11 students participate in Work Experience for 1 week. Students are
placed in work situations throughout Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast so that they can experience
the routine and other realities of a working life.

Leadership Camp: Selected Year 11 students attend a Leadership Camp at the end of the school
year to prepare for the roles they will undertake as leaders of the school student body during the
following year.

Year 12: All students attend the Year 12 Retreat for 3 days/2 nights. During this time of separation
from the normal activities of school life, students are challenged to consider their future in terms of
future study, life skills, personal and spiritual on-going development.

Service: Many students are actively involved in service in the local and global communities. Many
fundraising activities are undertaken including annual support for Shave for a Cure, Make Poverty
History, Rotary initiatives through Interact, Leprosy Mission, World Vision, Jump Rope for Heart and
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Ministry Team:
Ministry Captains
This year the Ministry Captains, Brad Griffiths and Katherine Vacca, led a ministry team who
together made a significant impact on the spiritual life of the College. The Captains led meetings,
organised events and encouraged others to use their gifts for God. Their leadership was marked by
humility and love for God and others.

Student Groups/Programs
This year there were a number of groups/programs: The Real Me (in Pastoral Care time), Middle
School Girls’ (lunch), The Men’s Shed (lunch), Prayer Group (lunch), Year 7 Girls’ Small Group
(lunch), Discipleship (in the mornings) and Girls Nights (evenings). It is exciting to see how small
groups are growing in the school. Twenty four students have signed up to be leaders for small
groups next year and we have commenced leadership training.

EXO Day
In 2011, the theme for EXO Day was Transformation. It was exciting to see the transformation of
the 40 student leaders, as they ran EXO Day. In each tent two students were responsible for
planning, gathering a team and running the tent on the day. There was Tricking, Chai Tent/Chill
area, An Acoustic Stage, A Main Stage, A Girls’ Tent, The Men’s Shed, Youth Group Tent, Animal
Welfare Tent, Friendship Band Tent and a Pancake Tent. It was a day that was aimed at helping
students to see that life can be excellent with Jesus.

Vetamorphus
This year Chaplain, Colin Palmer was blessed to work with the six young men who chose the
Vetamorphus course – a Cert III in Ministry and Theology. They worked well over the last two years
and contributed greatly to the spiritual life of the College via the wider student Ministry Team and the
Shed Happens event. This turned into a regular time across the oval for Year 11 and 12 young men
and male staff in the workmen’s shed. We had the obligatory sausage sizzle and cold drink and
listened to blokes share their stories. A fantastic initiative fellas!

Staff Spiritual Development
During the year, staff were required to continue their spiritual development via the Pathways course.
This has three different components: Spiritual, Theological, and Vocational. It was good to work in
small groups and have staff share and learn together. The Maundy Thursday Spiritual Enrichment
Day brought together challenge and inspiration from John Beckett, Director of the ‘Micah Challenge’,
alongside a celebration of the variety of opportunities which exist in College life for students and
staff to serve our world.

Worship Bands
Each year level has a band that forms to help with the worship. We certainly have some talented
young people, and the fact that they have the courage to stand up and play in front of their peers is
fantastic! Another part of the worship band, are the technical crew, who provide dedicated
assistance with the sound, lighting and PowerPoint slide shows. Thanks very much to these
students who are committed to rehearsal as well as doing a good job each week.

Year Level Chapels
It has been good for students to hear the gospel from a variety of sources beyond the expected
Chaplains and School Pastor. Fellow students, teaching staff, administration staff, and local pastors
and youth leaders have all regularly provided messages in the chapel. Topics developed have
included ‘I Love…’ and ‘Heroes’.

Term 1 Whole School Chapel
At this chapel we looked at Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem, under the theme “Things are not
always as they seem’.

Middle and Senior School Combined Chapels
These were lead by Bridgeman Downs Baptist, and singer Aaron Parry; and following NAIDOC
week in Term III, chapels considered how God brings all of creation together. In Term IV the Year
11s led House Chapels.


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Service at Grace
We have continued in our support of causes with which we have had a long association, including
this year raising over $14,000 for World Vision through student involvement in the 40 hour famine.
Students have been involved in service via groups such as Interact, the Student Representative
Council and even our netball teams. Many other students have volunteered their time for a whole
range of fund raising initiatives. Caboolture’s ‘Play for Refugees’ (see below) was a particularly
exciting and well supported effort to raise awareness and money for these people. Alongside this,
we have encouraged and developed new initiatives inside the classroom. Home Economics,
Christian Studies and Health Education have all used Service Learning this year, serving the local
and international community whilst learning key curriculum objectives.

Additional Caboolture Campus Details
A lot has happened in 2011 for the Grace Caboolture Ministry Team, ranging from special service
projects and student groups, to the appointment of our first Faith and Service Captains, to the
regular events in school life like chapels and pastoral care, and special events.

Service Projects
Beyond the well-known projects that we participated in such as 40 Hour Famine, Operation
Christmas Child and the “I Can” appeal, we also staged our first “Play for Refugees” sporting event.
Organised by students after the ALWS Awareness Day, it attracted 15 student teams and raised
over $450 to purchase sporting equipment for Sudanese refugees.

NAIDOC week
NAIDOC Week was well supported in 2011. Highlights included the ministry of Christian Indigenous
leaders Max and Goma Conlen. Max worked with Year 8 and 9 Art students to create two murals
that are now on display at school. Goma accompanied Senior music students on the didgeridoo for
the performance of “Where There is No Dreaming” and also conducted a boomerang throwing
activity. Both brothers shared a Gospel message in Chapel.

Chapels
This year saw a growing involvement from the student worship band in Chapels along with student
and teacher involvement in various forms. Some of the themes explored included “the adventure of
following Jesus”, a series of “I Love…” messages and the regular emphases related to the Christian
calendar. The ministries of guests such as Aaron Parry, Max and Goma Conlen and Mr Werner
Langer were appreciated by the students.

Prayer, Staff and Pastoral Care
It was pleasing to end the year on a high note with regards to staff prayer. After trialling a change in
our approach to staff prayer meetings earlier in the year (to make them more accessible), a number
of staff found the extended prayer focus during October was so valuable that we’ve continued
meeting for prayer at 7:30am on Wednesdays since. We’ve continued to invest in the teachers’
spiritual and theological development through running Pathways sessions at Caboolture, as well as
providing pastoral support to staff and students facing challenging times.

Student Activities and Groups
EXO Day was a real highlight including the testimony and music ministry of Aaron Parry; Have-a-
Heart BBQ organised by Year 8 students; stage performances by students; a photo booth; and a
team of trickers. A Real Me group for Year 9 girls formed again. It was complemented by a series
of “Girls’ Night” events. Mr Ian Hall and Mr Verne Wilson also pioneered a “Men’s Shed” group in
2011 including a celebration of “Movember” and planning for practical projects on which the young
men will work.

School Counsellor:
Programs included in 2011
Year 10 Mental Health Seminars (Anxiety and Depression)
Healthy Minds Expo 2011
Year 7 Boost program Year 7 boys
Year 10 CS Incursion


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Restorative Practices Conferences
Parenting Seminars (Michelle Mitchell and Jeff Kemp)
SCAPS (Supporting children after separation Program)
Year 11 Year level seminars
Youth Excel program Year 8 girls
Student Individual Counselling (Rothwell and Caboolture)

Year 10 Seminars on Teenage Anxiety
In 2011 I was again given the opportunity to present a series of seminars on anxiety to the Year 10s.
The primary goal for this particular seminar was to help dispel the myths and stigma attached to
mental illness. Many students still find it very difficult to seek out professional help when engulfed
by mental or emotional issues. The material focused on a primary mental health issue in the
western world, namely anxiety. Students were presented with a summary of the likely causes of
anxiety and how to manage it successfully. Students also participated in a stress test to determine
their exposure to mental health risks.

Healthy Minds EXPO 2011
The primary goal of this event was to host a whole school expo that would showcase a broad range
of mental health professionals and organisations to the school community. Breaking the stigma
attached to seeking out help for mental health issues was a strong motivation. The Expo was held
on July 19th 2011 and conducted over an entire day. Each year level was invited to browse the
variety of hosts’ displays and talk with them about their specific services. This day was dedicated to
raising the awareness of mental health amongst our student body. Topics discussed included:

Drug and Alcohol abuse
Grief and Loss
Anxiety and Depression
Taking care of your Mates
Body Image and Self Esteem
Building a Robust Resilience

All hosts agreed the EXPO was a great success and have committed to returning again in the
following year.

Year 10 Christian Studies Incursion
It was my privilege to be involved with the organisation and delivery of the Christian Studies
incursion on Sexuality and Relationships with the Year 10 students in Term IV. A number of
professionals were engaged to provide specific talks on a broad range of issues including, sex and
media, right to life, contraception, dating and sexting, pornography and gender specific discussions.
The day concluded with a Q&A forum for boys and girls respectively.

Year 11 Seminars
As part of the personal development of students in 2011, I have been asked to prepare some
informative talks on a number of key subjects. I have conducted talks with the Year 11s on a
number of occasions this year covering issues related to Good Communication, Goal Setting and
Leadership and examining the fundamentals of good mental and emotional health. My passion lies
in helping others see that good mental health is really every ones’ business.

Restorative Practice
As the School Counsellor I am often called upon to conduct restorative meetings that enable
affected parties to work through personal and workplace concerns or conflicts. It has been a great
pleasure to observe how the powerful dynamics involved in these conferences bring a sense of
healing, relief and comfort for those involved. Just to have your story heard and validated in the
presence of others is a very powerful, therapeutic experience. I am thankful to be able to utilise my
skills in often demanding and complex situations.

Parenting Seminars
As part of our parenting initiatives in 2011 we were able to conduct two seminars with special guests
Michelle Mitchell and Jeff Kemp. Both presenters have recently published books on parenting and
were able to share their wisdom with parents on their respective nights. It was encouraging to see a

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good number of parents come and gain new insights on parenting teenagers.

Year 7 Boost Program
This year’s Boost personal program was aimed at offering a group of selected Year 7 students the
opportunity to learn new social skills, develop self confidence and learn new insights into how they
can take responsibility for the improvement of their own future. The program highlighted the
importance of identifying stink thinking leading to stink feelings and recognises the need to assist
young people in reshaping their identity through renewed insight and wisdom.

Youth Excel Program for Middle School Year 8 Girls (Facilitated and reported by Michelle
Mitchell of Youth Excel)
One of the most beneficial aspects of a small group program is that teenage girls have a role model
to relate to. As I have run the program myself I have found the girls have often discussed their life
choices and circumstances, wanting my approval or disapproval of behavior as a benchmark as to
what is right and wrong. This has been invaluable for many of them experimenting with sex, alcohol,
fad diets and the like. “Every week we learn something new which we hadn’t thought about before.
It’s fun, exciting and teaches us how to discover and be our true self”. Year 8 student

SCAPS Program
This year Lifeline was invited to host a Supporting Children after Separation Program on Campus at
Grace College. Unfortunately a significant number of students have been seriously affected by a
very painful and often confusing set of circumstances surrounding family breakdown. We therefore
welcomed the opportunity for students to participate in a program that would help them explore the
aftermath of these events and learn how to manage their feelings and the changes within their
respective families. The program supported young people through individual and group counselling
using expressive therapy activities (such as play, art, drama, and movement) which offer the young
person a safe place to work through their issues. This year, we had eight students involved in the
program.

Student Counselling
As the profile of the service has increased in 2011 there has been a constant stream of students
accessing the counselling service. The key focus of the School Counsellor’s role at Grace is in
providing individual guidance, interventions and referrals for the student body at Grace. Referrals
for counselling come from a number of sources including teachers, Year Level Coordinators,
Welfare Committee, concerned parents and the students themselves. Once again this year many
students and parents have been assisted with personal counselling, family consultations and
mediations to bring inner healing and support.


Parental involvement:
Parents & Friends Association: The P&F maintains a high profile in the College through the Retail
Centres (Tuckshop, Book Store and Uniform Store) and the Swimming Club. A substantial amount of
money is raised each year from these and other ventures and this money is channelled into resources
at the College.

P&F Association

2011 has seen the P&F go through significant changes with the P&F working with the College on a
new structure. It can probably be summarised as a year of transition. The result of this work came
together in September with the finalisation of the Memorandum of Understanding and Terms of
Reference for the new P&F. This new structure provides a strong foundation for the P&F Committees
at Rothwell and Caboolture and should serve the College well into the future.

The College will be managing the Business Operations, Retail Centre and Tuckshop, whilst the P&F
Committees will continue to consult with the College on how net proceeds are spent or distributed. It is
worth noting that due to the hard work and efforts of many over the years, the P&F at Rothwell has
accumulated funds of over $570,000 – which is now held in a Lutheran Laypeoples’ League (LLL)
investment account. The distribution of these funds will be decided by the new P&F Committee in


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consultation with the College.

A big thank you must go to the staff and volunteers who work in the College Tuckshop and Retail
Centre. Without your assistance there would not be the funds available to support the College through
provision of equipment and amenities. The hard work and dedication of all of our staff and volunteers
is truly appreciated and we encourage more parents to support the College through volunteering in this
way.

Major projects funded by the P&F Association this year included the funding of seat belts on the last of
the large College buses and provision of a new trailer for Googa. Next year the Rothwell P&F
Committee will be looking for projects to improve facilities and provide equipment at the College.
The P&F aims to stimulate interest in the life of the College, to foster fellowship amongst parents and
friends of the College and to promote cooperation between the parents, teachers, friends and pupils of
the College.

Committees: Parents are invited to be involved in a number of committees under the auspices of the
College Council: Building & Property Committee, Education Sub-Committee and the annual
Consultation Day when members of the Council, staff, students and parents meet to discuss strategic
directions for the future.

Parents are also invited to participate in the Uniform Committee.

Swimming Club: The College is also responsible for the operations of the Grace Swimming Club
which is open to families whether or not they are associated with the College. There is a successful
Learn-to-Swim operation as well as Squad activities supervised by a high level Swimming Coach and
Assistant Coaches. A committee of keen parents manage the Squad activities and competitions.

Parent Nights:
Parents of Year 7 students are invited to a Cake and Coffee information evening early in the first term.
This provides an opportunity for parents to meet key personnel in the Middle School as well as meet
their own student’s Home Class teacher. This evening is also designed to help parents make
connections with other parents in their child’s House Group.

Year 8 parents are invited early in the year to a Pizza Night in order to meet other parents, their
students’ Home Class teachers and to hear a little about the Christian Studies program as well as
middle school philosophy.

Parents of Year 9 students are invited to three evenings throughout the year. The first being an
informal Sausage Sizzle get together, the second to hear a presentation on the Year 10 Outdoor
Education Program (at Googa), and the third being the Subject Selection Evening. At the Subject
Selection Evening senior subject teachers present a 20 minute talk describing their specialised subject,
as well as there being a general presentation on OP’s, Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE),
University Entry requirements and Vocational Education and Training (VET). At these events, parents
are encouraged to attend with their students, ask questions or discuss any concerns they may have.

Likewise, parents of Year 10 students can attend the Subject Selection Evening set aside for
consideration of Year 11 electives, if their student wishes to make further changes to their subject
selection for senior school.

In Senior School, parents are invited to the College to discuss Work Experience, the QCS and QTAC
requirements as well as academic progress of their students.

As well, at the end of Semester One, when Report Cards are distributed, all parents attend an
interview with the Home Class teacher to review the academic progress of their student.

Parent Support Groups:
The Performing Arts Co-Curricular activities are highly supported by a very active Parents Support
Group which organises fundraising throughout the year. Parents are also involved in Sports coaching
and are always very supportive with their presence and assistance at Swimming Carnivals.



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Parent, teacher and student satisfaction with the school
Satisfaction data:

Satisfaction surveys were distributed to parents and students on both campuses. Students responded
positively to the range of co-curricular opportunities available to them at the College and how safe they
felt whilst being at school. Parents appreciated the educational programmes of the College being
appropriately challenging for their son/daughter; the balance of academic, cultural and sporting
programmes; the development of their child’s well being and how their child learns important life skills.

In addition, during May 2011 Lutheran Education Australia asked all schools to undertake the second
Better Schools survey, to identify areas of satisfaction with the College and areas for improvement. All
staff and a representative sample of students and parents were invited to respond. A Better Schools
Committee, selected by staff has analysed the data and provided the following summary.

Grace Lutheran College’s reasons to celebrate at Caboolture include:
    1. Parents strongly feel the educational programs and standards of the school address the needs of their
       children.
    2. The morale across both students and staff is high with a positive emotional tone in the school.
    3. Staff members have a strong ownership and sense of empowerment in the school, feeling valued and
       involved in decisions that affect their day to day work.
    4. Parents feel informed by the reporting processes and are very happy with the range and quality of the
       extra-curricular activities provided by the school.

Grace Lutheran College’s opportunities for growth at Caboolture include:
    1. Continuing to develop our teaching and learning practices to make sure students positively
         engage with learning and schooling.
    2.   Further empowerment of staff and learning from each other through mentoring and
         collaboration.
    3.   Refining staff roles especially for whole school role clarity.
    4.   Improving opportunities for parental contributions in the school community.

Grace Lutheran College’s reasons to celebrate at Rothwell include:
    1. Parents feel the College offers a range of co-curricular options, quality learning environment and
       academic opportunities and equally these elements are reported on well.
    2. Staff feel supported for their professional development and growth.
    3. Staff feel curriculum coordination has improved regarding planning and communication.
    4. Staff feel confident in their abilities to develop and engage in quality learning practices.
    5. Staff feel there are opportunities to engage parents in productive partnerships.
    6. Students are happy to be at the College, they feel safe at school and have many opportunities to engage
       in the community.

Grace Lutheran College’s opportunities for growth at Rothwell include:
    1. Challenges still remain in the well-being and work/life balance of staff.
    2. Continuing to develop our teaching and learning practices to make sure students positively
         engage with learning and schooling.
    3.   Further understanding of parents’ views and concerns, and students would like more positive
         relationships within the community, including safety (but this last point conflicts with other student
         satisfaction survey information).
    4.   Clarifying some staff roles.

Due to the success of the extended library hours in 2011 and with increased usage by students before
and after school throughout the year, Grace has continued this service and is open Mondays –
Thursdays 7.15pam – 6.00pm, and Fridays 7.15am – 3.30pm. On Mondays – Thursdays students can
now receive individual support from teachers and tutors to assist them with any concerns including
research, assignments, and homework. Feedback from parents has been enthusiastic and
encouraging.



Contact person for further information:

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For further information on the school and its policies, please log on to the school website,
www.grace.qld.edu.au or contact the Principal’s Secretary on (07) 3203 0066.


STAFFING INFORMATION
Staff composition, including Indigenous staff:
 Teaching staff in 2011 numbered 129 full-time and 29 part-time, with Support staff being 24 full-time
 and 94 part-time.

Qualifications of all teachers:

                                                   Percentage of classroom teachers and school leaders at the
                 Qualification
                                                               school who hold this qualification
 Doctorate or higher                                                               0.00 %
 Masters                                                                          16.46 %
 Bachelor Degree                                                                  79.11 %
 Diploma                                                                           4.43 %
 Certificate                                                                       0.00 %

Expenditure on and teacher participation in professional development:
Teacher participation in PD

                                                                                         Number of teachers
                          Description of PD activity
                                                                                        participating in activity
 Pastoral Care                                                                                    158
 Learning Support                                                                                 158
 First Aid CPR Oxygen Equipment                                                                    49
 Curriculum Pedagodgies                                                                            96
 Careers                                                                                            2
 Christian Studies                                                                                 19
 ICT                                                                                              158
 Total number of teachers participating in at least one activity in the program
 year                                                                                             158


Expenditure on PD

  Total Number of          Total expenditure on teacher PD ( as recorded            Average expenditure on PD per
     Teachers                        in Financial Questionnaire)                               teacher
         158                                     $68,900                                         $436


The major professional development initiatives were as follows: Restorative Justices training, internal
sharing of staff expertise, meeting compliance requirements for LEA i.e. Equip training of Christian
Studies teachers, preparations for Australian Curriculum implementation.

The participation of the teaching staff in professional development activities during 2011 was 100%.


Average staff attendance for the school, based on unplanned absences of sick
and emergency leave periods of up to 5 days:
                                                              Total Days Staff          Average Staff Attendance
  Number of Staff        Number of School Days
                                                                 Absences                        Rate
         269                         202                            2757                         94.93%


For permanent and temporary staff and school leaders the average staff attendance rate was
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Proportion of teaching staff retained from the previous year:
   Number of permanent teaching                Number of these staff retained in the
                                                                                              % retention rate
    staff at end of previous year               following year (the program year)
                   125                                           120                                96%


 From the end of 2010 96% of staff were retained for the entire 2011 school year.




KEY STUDENT OUTCOMES

Average student attendance rate (%) for the whole school:

 Number of school days in           Total number of all         Total number of all     Average Attendance Rate
     program year                        students               student absences                   %
            186                              1777                      24765                     92.42



 The average attendance rate for the whole school as a percentage in 2011 was 92.42%.


Average student attendance rate for each year level:
     Year levels            Total number                            Total number of       Average Attendance
                                                 Number of
                            of students in                        student absences in     Rate for a particular
                                               school days in
                             a particular                           a particular year        year level %
                                                program year
                              year level                                  level
       Year 7                    243                186                   2923                   93.51

       Year 8                    347                186                   4054                   93.68

       Year 9                    325                186                   4373                   92.79

       Year 10                   311                186                   4503                   92.01

       Year 11                   312                186                   5126                   90.90

       Year 12                   239                186                   3843                   91.32


A description of how non-attendance is managed by the school:

The following are acceptable reasons to the College for non-attendance:
- Illness/ Accident
- Overseas trips
- Compassionate grounds e.g. funerals
- Selection in State or Regional sporting teams offered or cultural activities
- Exceptional circumstances approved by the College

The College would expect to be notified and its approval obtained prior to the expected absence for all of
the above circumstances (except for illnesses and accidents).

In the case of illness / accident, the College should be contacted by 9am each day either by SMS text
message or by leaving a voice message.



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A Doctor’s Certificate is required if a student is absent for more than two days because of illness or
accident.

The College reserves the right to refuse the request to leave early if it is not satisfied with the reasons
given.

Students who have been marked absent on the daily roll and have not been accounted for with an
earlier telephone call from a parent on the absentee line, will be contacted by SMS on the parent’s
mobile phone to establish the reason for their absence.

Students with unexplained absences or a high absenteeism rate are contacted by the relevant Home
Class Teacher, Year Level Co-ordinator, or Head of Sub-school.

Parents may be asked to show cause when absenteeism is persistent.

It is not acceptable for students to remain at home to complete assignments. Appointments for doctors,
dentists etc. should be set for after school hours, including on sports days.



NAPLAN results for Years 7 and 9 in 2011
Privacy and interpretation of data
The fundamental principle for reporting performance information is to support school improvement
throughout Queensland and to provide a profile of all schools to the community. While the reporting
initiative is a valuable move towards sharing education information, it brings with it responsibilities in the
areas of personal information and privacy. The reporting of student achievement information needs to be
managed according to appropriate privacy provisions and needs to ensure that publicly available
information is accurate and easily interpreted.

BENCHMARK DATA 2011
                                                READING
                                                                                 % at or above National
     Year         Average Score (School)       Average Score (National)
                                                                                  minimum standard
Year 7 (2011)                550                           540                            98.7
Year 9 (2011)                588                           580                            96.9

                                                 WRITING
                                                                                 % at or above National
     Year         Average Score (School)       Average Score (National)
                                                                                  minimum standard
Year 7 (2011)                536                           529                            92.5
Year 9 (2011)                561                           568                            87.8

                                                SPELLING
                                                                                 % at or above National
     Year         Average Score (School)       Average Score (National)
                                                                                  minimum standard
Year 7 (2011)                539                           527                            96.2
Year 9 (2011)                575                           581                            96.9

                                    GRAMMAR AND PUNCTUATION
                                                                                 % at or above National
     Year         Average Score (School)       Average Score (National)
                                                                                  minimum standard
Year 7 (2011)                541                           533                            95.4
Year 9 (2011)                580                           573                            97.2




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                                            NUMERACY
                                                                            % at or above National
     Year        Average Score (School)     Average Score (National)
                                                                             minimum standard
Year 7 (2011)              544                         550                           98.7
Year 9 (2011)              584                         584                           99.7

Apparent retention rate:
                                 Year 10 Base                Year 12               Retention rate %
   Number of Students                 297                     239                       80.5%


Year 12 student enrolment as a percentage of the Year 10 cohort is 80.5%.



Year 12 outcomes:
Grace 2011:

218 OP-eligible students
20 OP ineligible students, (Grace: 91.6% OP eligible compared with State: 56.82%)
Total: 238 students

How to Measure a School’s Academic Performance?

It is difficult in the Queensland system to compare schools adequately given that there are significant
differences among schools in terms of the number of students who are OP-eligible. That is, it is clearly
inappropriate to compare two schools on the basis of the number of OP-eligible students who achieve
OP1-15 where one school has 90% of their students eligible, and another only 60%. A fairer measure
would be to compare the number of students who gained OPs1-15 against the TOTAL cohort, not just
those who were OP-eligible. At Grace over the last 3 years these percentages were: 60.66% (2009);
63.11% (2010) and 65.96% (2011). This compares with the state average in 2011 of 43.04%.

                              Outcomes for our Year 12 cohort 2010
Number of students awarded a Senior Statement                                                  238
Number of students awarded a Queensland Certificate of Individual Achievement                   0
Number of students who received an Overall Position (OP)                                       218
Number of students awarded one or more Vocational Education and Training (VET)
                                                                                               112
qualifications
Number of students awarded a Queensland Certificate of Education at the end of Year 12         226
Number of students awarded an International Baccalaureate Diploma (IBD)                         0
Percentage of Year 12 students who received an OP1-15 or an IBD                                72%
Percentage of Year 12 students who are completing or completed a SAT or were awarded
                                                                                               97%
one or more of the following: QCE, IBD, VET qualification
Percentage of Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) applicants receiving an
                                                                                               98%
offer




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Queensland Government’s Next Step Survey (to be updated prior to 30 September 2012)

Background information:

This report is based on the findings of the Queensland Government Next Step survey, which targeted
all students who completed Year 12 and gained a Senior Statement in 2010, whether they attended a
Government, Catholic or independent school, or a TAFE secondary college. The Office of the
Government Statistician conducted the survey between 4 April and 16 May 2011, approximately six
months after the young people left school. Responses were predominantly collected via computer-
assisted telephone interviewing with an online and paper-based survey collected from a small number
of students for whom telephone details were not available.

The statewide and regional reports of the Next Step survey can be located at the Next Step website at
www.education.qld.gov.au/nextstep


SUMMARY OF POST-SCHOOL OUTCOMES FOR YEAR 12s 2010:

Grace students have again achieved excellent post-school outcomes according to the Queensland Government’s
Next Step Survey conducted each year. 90.1% of Grace students responded, showing that 76.3% of young people
continued in some recognized form of education and training in the year after they left school and of these, 56.5%
continued to university. 17.8% were in employment with 5.9% seeking work or not in the labour force. The graph
below shows how this compares most favourably with the Redcliffe District, Brisbane and Queensland.




Figure 2: Main Destinations for Grace Lutheran College Year 12 Completers in 2010




Figure 4: Main Destinations for Grace Lutheran College Year 12 Completers in 2010




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Response rate for Grace Lutheran College:

Table 1 below reports the response rate for Grace Lutheran College. It expresses the number of respondents from
this school, as a percentage of all Year 12 completers attending Grace Lutheran College in 2010.
It has not been possible to ascertain how representative these responses are of all students at this school.
Survey response rate:

 Number of Year 12 students             Number of responses received               Percentage response rate
        in 2010 (a)                          from students (b)                            (b/a x100)
                263                                     237                                    90.1%


Summary of findings for Grace Lutheran College Year 12 Completers in 2010:


                                                          Number of Students           Percentage of Students
                School Year 2010
                                                           in each category               in each category

University (degree)                                                 134                          56.5%
VET total ( Cert IV+ III, I-II, apprenticeship,
                                                                     47                          19.8%
traineeship)
Working full-time                                                    12                           5.1%
Working part-time/casual                                             30                          12.7%
Seeking work                                                         8                            3.4%
Not studying or in the labour force                                  6                            2.5%
Total Year 12 students                                              237                           100%


Main Destinations for GLC Year 12 Completers in 2010:




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Definitions of main destinations:

The pathways of Year 12 completers were categorised into ten main destinations. Respondents who were both
studying and working were reported as studying for their main destination. A table defining these categories can be
found in the statewide report at www.education.qld.gov.au/nextstep




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