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Grace Lutheran College Rothwell has a proud history spanning over 40 years, with exceptional school facilities, modern learning technologies, and extensive academic and extracurricular opportunities. These include school sports, vocational training, performing arts and robotics programs.

Students travel from across Moreton Bay and North Brisbane to attend Grace Lutheran College Rothwell, using the college's privately owned bus fleet.

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Curriculum

At Grace Lutheran College we believe that each child should be given the opportunity to discover who they are and what they love doing. We know that not everyone is a scholar or good with their hands or on the sports field or dance floor. We do know, however, that everyone is good at something. Our role is to help them uncover this.

The Grace Lutheran College Curriculum aims to build confident and independent learners with our student-centered learning programs. Our approach goes beyond the standard Australian Curriculum and offers students countless opportunities to discover their own gifts and talents. 

All students at Grace Lutheran College study a core curriculum of English, Science, Mathematics, Physical Education, Outdoor Education, Chpale and Christian Studies. Every Grace student will also have the opportunity to take part in specialised learning areas, such as our robotics programperforming arts program and sporting program. Students can choose to continue these through high school as elective subjects.  This large range of subject offerings is very popular with Grace students and their families.

Our curriculum also offers Learning Enhancement opportunities, including accelerated programs for advanced learners, gifted and talented programs and extensive learning support services for students. These programs span Year 7 to Year 12 and may be tailored to each student's needs.

In Year 10, students take part in our 4-week Googa Outdoor Education program where they explore independence, personal growth and Christian Faith. In their senior years, Grace Lutheran College offers work experience, accredited VET courses and recognised university subjects to students. Each may complete these while still attending high schools - opening up early career pathways and employment opportunities. 

At Grace, students are also encouraged to participate in the wide range of co-curricular opportunities, camps and events on and off campus. 

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Co-curricular

At Grace Lutheran College, we strive to provide exceptional extracurricular activities to our students. Our co-curricular programs offer a diverse range of cultural, spiritual and academic opportunities that enrich student learning and grow Christian Faith. 

Our calendar is packed with activities for students, including school excursions, overseas tours, sporting competitions, schools clubs and fundraising events. These can be onsite at our Caboolture or Rothwell campuses, or involve national or international travel.

At Grace, all year levels regularly run AWARE Days and other college-wide fundraisers, such as Shave for a Cure and the Kokoda Challenge. They also participate in service learning projects within the community, and run supportive student clubs such as Ladies Chill'n'Chat and Men's Shed. International Partnerships Programs enable students to travel overseas for service learning experiences in Indonesia, Cambodia and Uganda, or to take part in student exchange programs. In Australia, our performing arts programs put students on the stage with dance competitions, instrumental tours and school musicals.

Students also represent Grace Lutheran College on the sporting field, with teams across local netball, cricket, basketball and touch football leagues. College-wide activities such as swimming carnival, cross country and triathlon allow students to represent their school house and collect points towards Grace Lutheran College Sport awards.

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Rothwell Facilities

Located on Brisbane Northside, Grace Lutheran College Rothwell campus offers exceptional facilities and resources to promote student learning, spiritual growth and wellbeing.

The campus houses over 22 buildings, including air-conditioned classrooms, an amphitheatre and a massive Multipurpose Centre for performances, sporting activities and school events.

Students use purpose-built facilities in their learning, including dance studios, an on-campus restaurant and robotics labs to teach coding and programming. The library offers an expansive collection of physical and digital learning resources, along with free after school tutoring for students. 

The Grace grounds offer an abundance of outdoor space. This includes 3 sporting fields, a swimming pool and numerous sports courts for Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball and Netball. At the front of the College, the Grace Ministry precinct includes the Grace Chapel, Chapel Cafe and offices for our School Chaplains and School Counsellors.

Recently, Grace Lutheran College built the Trades Skills Centre with the assistance of Government Funding.It aims to address local skills shortages in the trades by enabling students to complete  and vocational training while at high school. Grace offers students accredited VET courses in the areas of cabinetmaking, carpentry, general construction, engineering and metal fabrication. 

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Leadership Team

Grace Lutheran College is lead by a dedicated team of teachers, innovators and life-long learners. Through their hard-work and christian faith, they strive to help each student to achieve their best at high school and beyond.


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Rothwell Captains

Olivia Cardwell | Captain's Address

For me, leadership is less about changing the world and more about valuing the everyday things that we can do to positively impact on someone’s life. Something I’ve always admired about past captains is their ability to connect with younger students. Whether it be a smile in the hallways or a conversation outside a classroom, it’s these small moments that can make the world of difference in other people’s lives. And if I can be remembered in this way, then I have achieved all that I set out to achieve this year.

I am humbled to have been selected as one of the school captains for 2021. Alongside the incredible team that have been chosen, I know that we will be able to leave a lasting legacy on the college. We aim, ultimately, to rebrand the culture of the school and build quality relationships between the grades. This is no easy feat, but we are super excited to see what can be achieved this year because for us, there are no limits. 

Thomas Grills | Captain's Address

Why was I interested in becoming School Captain? I loved the opportunity the role would possess and that I love connecting with people and I thought I could do that well through the role. Also enjoyed the ideas of the responsibility and being a role model for younger students.

As a captain, I am most excited about the opportunity to lead the school in a manner that is respectful and uplifting to other students. I look forward to the connections that will be made through this role and the memories that will be created.

As long as I am someone that people look up to and feel like they can approach me comfortably, then I think I have done my job properly. Everyone is equal regardless of badges and whatnot so I would like to create an environment where we can be easily approached by anyone at Grace.

Harper Hatchman | Captain's Address

I was interested in being school captain as I wanted to be able to work with the other students at Grace and create an environment they wanted to be actively apart of. I believe the most important trait to leadership is to listen to the people around you and take it all in. I believe a leader should do their very best to bring the visions and desires of the people around them as true as possible as well as encouraging them to accomplish their dreams.

By my fellow GLC students, I hope to be remembered as a kind person who was always there for the people she cares about. I also hope to be remembered as someone who works for the things they want in life. 

Zander Schweitzer | Captain's Address

I joined Grace Lutheran College at the beginning of Term 2 in 2018, back when I was still in Year 9 and it has to be one of the best things that has ever happened to me, even though I had no idea at the time. Since my time here I have made so many fantastic friends and had so many experiences that I will never forget. From going to Googa with my mates all those years ago to now captaining the school, it has been quite the journey.

I compare leadership to flying a plane, and I feel as though the leadership team and myself, have been handed the controls by the staff and our peers and we are now steering Grace Lutheran College to its next destination. We are extremely appreciative that the school has invested their confidence in us, and we look forward to the year ahead and the positive impact we can have on the lives of those around the school.

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Academic Enrichment

At Grace Lutheran College, we recognise that all students have gifts and talents that require stimulating and challenging learning programs. Our Academic Enrichment staff strive to meet the needs of these gifted and talented students with unique learning experiences and opportunities.

At Grace Lutheran College, our Academic Enrichment Department supports students who are:

  • Intellectually gifted; or
  • Demonstrate high levels of academic talent for their age within a given field or subject.

Gifted students who join the Academic Enrichment program receive personalised support and individualised Academic Enrichment Plans, identifying their areas of strength and growth. Co-curricular competitions and excursions are also on offer for these students, as are accelerated classes and learning opportunities.

All students at Grace Lutheran College can also apply for the Ignite Excellence Programs, as part of our Academic Enrichment activities. These programs are for students who are demonstrate high levels of talent within particular subject areas - not just academics. Students do not have to be in the Academic Enrichment Program to qualify for the Ignite Excellence Programs.

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Learning Support

Grace Lutheran College is committed to supporting the learning of all students so they may achieve their best. 

As part of our Learning Enhancement program, our team of Learning Support teachers provide exceptional support to students, while our digital and learning resources are available to assist with exams, assignments and classroom learning. 

Working with Year Level Coordinators, Career Guidance and Grace's own School counselling team, students can feel fully supported as they progress through high school and confident in achieving their academic, personal, practical and career goals.

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Career Support

At Grace Lutheran College, we understand the importance career guidance plays in helping students plan their future after high school.

Our award-winning Careers team can help guide and support students as the plan their future career, or prepare for university, TAFE or other tertiary study. With our Career Support programs, students can complete TAFE courses or University subjects during high school. Students can also experience hands-on work experience and industry training that will help them get ahead in their chosen career.

All students have different career aspirations and goals, and are often at different stages of their career planning journey. Our Careers team recognises this, and aims to support every student in finding their own path to career success. 

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After-school Tutoring

Grace Lutheran College offers students and families complementary after school tutoring as part of their school fees. 

Students can head to the library after school, and find a tutor to help with homework, research or assignments. All our tutors are current university students with exceptional academic records.

Each tutor offers specialised tutoring in their area of expertise. This may include mathematics, science, english, literature or languages. Student can visit the library to check the current tutoring timetable and find a suitable tutor. Students can then meet with their tutor in the library after school during their designated tutoring time.