GEL Program

Grace Lutheran College is committed to the spiritual, emotional and social development of all individuals in the Grace community.


Grace has a culture which strives to be Christ-centred, worshiping God and caring for individuals, thus creating a caring environment which facilitates the wellbeing and academic progress of young people. Acknowledging each individual as a child of God is the basis from which the quality of relationships and the care for individuals flows.

What is the GEL Program?

The GEL program demonstrates the concern the College has that each individual feels he/she belongs to that community and has the fullest possible opportunity for spiritual, personal, social, physical and academic growth.

Such care is expressed through staff members personal commitment to each individual student; a commitment to what that student is and what he or she can be. This is communicated in various interpersonal contacts in the classroom and other learning and interactive situations, both formal and informal, where an atmosphere of respect and love for the student as a child of God is maintained. It involves a whole school approach, proactive and preventative, for the welfare of all members of the community.

What are GEL Classes?

As well as the daily contact with and role modelling of staff, Grace Lutheran College provides a formal program of individual mentoring and support of each student in GEL Classes.

On enrolment at the College, students are placed in one of the four house groups and then in a smaller GEL class within that House. A GEL teacher becomes the mentor of each student and wholistically supports the development of each individual in the GEL class. They may continue to care for them throughout the journey from Year 7 to Graduation. In this horizontal structure, the program for each year group is organised and supervised by the Year Level Coordinator, each year having a different program to meet the needs of the growing adolescent.

Student Services

A range of student support options are located at Rothwell in the Middle School (The Hive), Senior School (The Hub) and at Caboolture in Student Services. These student service areas are designed to bring together all the services available to support students and parents at Grace Lutheran College. These specialist support services include Learning Support, Vocational Education Training, Academic EnrichmentCareers Guidance, and Year Level Coordination.

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