Our Ethos

Lutheran schools aim to encourage and support students, informed and sustained by the Word of God, to develop their God-given talents so that they may shape and enrich their world.

St Paul’s College began with a community wanting a Christian secondary school education for their children. St Paul’s was established in the conviction that “unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labour in vain” (Psalm 127:1). This means that “the gospel of Jesus Christ must inform all learning, teaching, human relationships and activities so that young people can be prepared for their fullest and best lives” (Werner Hebart – Founding Headmaster).

This vision continues today and is that of a “Christ-centred community valuing people and learning”.

Our mission is to provide an education that is complete, distinctive and of quality by:

• Promoting and nurturing the Christian faith.
• Educating students in body, mind and soul.
• Developing excellence in each child.
• Actively demonstrating that each person is of worth and has dignity.
• Equipping students to be good citizens of St Paul’s and their communities.

Our values, which are common to all Lutheran schools are Love, Justice, Compassion, Forgiveness, Service, Humility, Courage, Hope, Quality and Appreciation. These values manifest themselves in the four “pillars” of a St Paul's education, namely:

• Christian education.
• Quality teaching and learning.
• A safe and caring community.
• ‘Country goodness’.