Curriculum

Redeemer Lutheran College’s Curriculum is formulated by using

  • The Australian Curriculum;
  • The Queensland Senior Secondary Curriculum (QCE)
  • Lutheran Education Australia: Christian Studies Curriculum Framework;
  • Redeemer Lutheran College developed programs including Student Wellbeing/Personal Development, Spelling and Phonics, Sight Word Recall, and Number Fact Recall

PRIMARY CURRICULUM

Primary Curriculum Preparatory to Year 6
English Australian Curriculum and RLCB Australian Curriculum aligned Spelling, Phonics and Sightword recall programs. Explicit teaching of all three strands – Speaking and Listening, Reading and Viewing and Writing
Mathematics

Australian Curriculum and RLCB Australian Curriculum aligned Number Fact Recall Program. Year 1-3 students have 24/7 access to Mathletics support program.

In Year 4 – 6  students transition to the MathPathways program. MathPathways is fully Australian Curriculum aligned. It is a tool to assist teachers differentiate maths programs for every student ensuring that students develop foundational concepts and a positive mindset about Mathematics.

HaSS Humanities and Social Sciences. In the Australian Curriculum, the Humanities and Social Sciences learning area includes a study of history, geography, civics and citizenship and economics and business.
Science Primary Connections Units are used. These are fully Australian Curriculum aligned and aim to develop sound scientific processes.
Health and Physical Education

Australian Curriculum Health content is taught by the classroom teacher.

A specialist Physical Education teacher teaches the Primary classes Australian Curriculum Physical Education content each week. Swimming is taught in Term Four.

Music A specialist Music teacher teaches the Primary classes Australian Curriculum Music content each week.
Art A specialist Art teacher teaches the Primary classes Australian Curriculum Art content each week.
Christian Studies Students participate in weekly Christian studies lesson formulate with the Lutheran Education Australia Christian Studies Framework.
Student Wellbeing/ Personal Development Students participate in a P-10 developmental Student Wellbeing/Personal Development Program developed by the College. With explicit teaching the program aims to assist each student to develop positive mental health and overall wellbeing.  The six strands covered are Paying Attention/Mindfulness, Coping with Stress, Understanding Emotions, Setting goals and Healthy Habits, Social Skills, Character Strengths. For Primary students some of the content is integrated Health and Christian Studies programs.
Library /Research Skills Weekly library lessons focusing on the enjoyment of literature and progressively developing research skills.

SECONDARY SCHOOL CURRICULUM

Secondary Curriculum Year 7 to Year 10
Required Subjects
English Australian Curriculum English integrated with Australian Curriculunm HASS, linking texts and genres to allow for in-depth exploration of topics.  The explicit teaching of all three strands of the English Curriculum – Speaking and Listening, Reading and Viewing and Writing occurs.
Mathematics

In Years 7, 8 and 9 the MathPathways program is used. MathPathways is fully Australian Curriculum aligned. It is a tool to assist teachers to differentiate maths programs for every student. In Year 10, students study, depending on their future goals and ability levels, either MathsPathways or Australian Curriculum Year 10 & 10A Mathematics

Science Australian Curriculum based units of work.
Health and Physical Education Australian Curriculum. Practical and theory lessons each week.
Music Australian Curriculum based units as a Year 7 subject and then as an elective in Years 9 and 10
Art Australian Curriculum based units exploring a variety of media and techniques. In Years 7 and 8 as a class subject and in Years 9 and 10 as an elective subject.
Christian Studies Students participate in weekly Christian studies lesson formulated with the Lutheran Education Australia Christian Studies Framework.
Home Economics A semester of each strand each year – Fabric and Textiles and Food Technology in Years 7 and 8.  Food Technology can be taken as an elective in Years 9 and 10.
Manual Arts A semester of each strand in Years 7 and 8 (Woodwork and Metalwork) then as an elective in Years 9 and 10.
Student Wellbeing

Students participate in a Student Wellbeing Program developed by the College. This aims to assist each student to develop positive mental health and overall wellbeing. The six strands covered are Paying Attention/Mindfulness, Coping with Stress, Understanding Emotions, Setting goals and Healthy Habits, Social Skills, Character Strengths.

Dance and Drama A semester of Dance and Drama is taken in Year 8. In Years 9 and 10 this subject is offered as an elective.  It follows the Australian Curriculum.
Skills for Learning Skills for Learning is a program run for Year 7 Students which helps them to transition successfully into Secondary Schooling. It explores timetabling, study schedules, developing study skills, ICTs navigation and usage
Agricultural Science This subject is offered as an elective in Years 9 and 10. Students explore market gardening, beef production, poultry production and cotton production.
Entrepreneur Project

Project Based Learning is a teaching style which encourages students to deeply explore curriculum content in a bid to ‘solve’ a problem or answer a question.  To develop a project, teachers integrate content across a number of subject areas so that students then have the time and space within the curriculum to delve deeply into their learning rather than skimming across it and moving on because of time constraints.   It embeds the concept of service which is an essential component of our Christian Faith.

This subject has been developed to provide students with a platform on which they can develop a range of skills usable in everyday life and future employment.  These essential skills which include working with diverse team members, project management and problem solving are referred to as General Capabilities within the Australian Curriculum. Entrepreneur Projects or (EP) focuses on collaboration, innovation and problem solving through multi-age group tasks.  We purposefully chose a multi age platform as it helps to develop relationships across our Junior Secondary cohort of students.

SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL CURRICULUM

Senior Secondary Curriculum – Years 11 and 12

Student Focused Learning For Life is the College’s Mission.  This mission acknowledges that each student is an individual with unique future pathways.  Redeemer, with its connections to other Lutheran Secondary College’s in Queensland offers a vast array of QCAA Senior Secondary Syllabus subjects and VET options through delivery on campus at the College or through Remote Delivery where our students receive instruction from teachers on other Lutheran School Campuses through the use of technology and are supported by Redeemer teachers on campus to maximise opportunities for success.  Our students have experienced outstanding academic results through our Remote Delivery Methodology.

Students who study at Redeemer can obtain their QCE, ATAR eligibility or VET qualifications or a combination of all or some of these.

Current Subject Offerings (On Campus)
Christian Studies Offered once a week, this subject allows for the exploration of the Christianity and other world faiths, reflecting the growing maturity of the students in Years 11 and 12.
English – General English; Essential English
Mathematics – Essential Mathematics; General Mathematics; Mathematics Methods
Health and Physical Education
Sport and Recreation
Biology
Physics
Furnishing Skills
Engineering Skills
Dance
Visual Arts
Current Subject Offerings (Remote Delivery)
Legal Studies
Modern History
Ancient History
Physchology
Chemistry
Arts in Practice
VET Subjects
Certificate II in Electrotechnology
Certificate III in Community Services (Child Care)
Certificate II in Business
Certificate III in Commercial Cookery
Certificate II in Health Services
Certificate III in Motorcyle Maintenance Technology