Strategic Directions

School Board nominations

At the end of the year a number of places on the St Paul School Board (formerly School Council) will become available. To express interest please fill out a nomination form. Completed nominations are to be sent to councilchair@stpaulba.sa.edu.au by or before September 30.

School Board nomination

 

Master Plan feedback

Over the last two years St Paul Lutheran School has explored what the future of our school may look like. This has seen the launch of a Strategic Plan 2019-2023 and a detailed master planning process to explore the types of grounds, buildings and facilities required to support our education program. At the beginning of 2021, JPE Design Studio were engaged to complete a Community Master Plan, with an invitation extended to the St Paul Lutheran Church congregation to explore options for shared or new facilities also. We invite the St Paul Lutheran School community to provide feedback via the survey monkey which has been emailed to all families. Please find below the draft:

St Paul Lutheran School Community Master Plan

 

St Paul Lutheran School Strategic Directions 2019 - 2023

St Paul Lutheran School’s vision is to remain as a leader in contemporary education. Focusing on student voice, choice and empowerment, St Paul will strive to deliver ‘next practice’ educational philosophies to prepare our students for a constantly evolving future. Building on a firm Lutheran foundation and a culture of collaboration and innovation, St Paul will thrive as an inclusive community, with provision for the wellbeing of all.

Direction 1: Student-centred

  • Embed practices where students have ownership over their own learning
  • Develop greater opportunities for student leadership
  • Provide a nurturing, challenging and supportive learning environment
  • Ensure staffing, programs and teaching practices empower students with different abilities and needs

Direction 2: Community wellbeing

  • Develop house structures, culture and curriculum to better support student wellbeing
  • Support the wellbeing of our staff
  • Facilitate relevant wellbeing information sessions for the St Paul community

Direction 3: Future-focused education

  • Develop active partnerships with leading schools and educators
  • Invest in the tailored development of our staff
  • Provide targeted training and development for emerging leaders
  • Review our pedagogical framework to ensure it remains at the forefront of educational practice and prepares our students for further learning, future work opportunities and active citizenship

Direction 4: Identity and community connection

  • Provide a range of relevant ways to communicate with parents
  • Engage families and foster participation in the life of our school
  • Be inclusive of the many cultures in our community
  • Actively work in partnership with St Paul Lutheran Church for ministry and mission

Direction 5: Sustainable future

  • Develop a long term building and facilities plan
  • Maintain financially responsible and affordable school fees
  • Review our school values and embed them in meaningful ways
  • Invest in quality, purposeful play spaces