Tatachilla Lutheran College is a Christian School, operating under the auspices of the Lutheran Church of Australia.
As with all Lutheran Schools in Australia, Tatachilla recognises that our ‘core activity’ is the delivery of quality education to students from Reception to Year 12. That being said, it is also the case that we seek to model and demonstrate the Christian faith, in word and action.
Tatachilla Lutheran College aims to teach students about the love of God revealed in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The College’s motto is, “Teaching the Love of Christ.” A majority of our staff members are Christians.
Students and their families can experience the ‘love of Christ’ in many ways at the College. This will happen intrinsically through many aspects of pastoral care, including reflective ‘devotion’ times, chapel gatherings and the Christian Studies curriculum that is taught to all year levels.
Christian Studies in all Lutheran colleges is a subject with a set time allocation per week. The content is guided by the National Lutheran ‘Christian Studies Curriculum Framework’. Each unit from 7-10 addresses a range of the Australian Curriculum General Capabilities and Cross-curriculum Priorities including Indigenous perspectives. Students in Year 11 complete the 10 credit SACE Stage 1 Spirituality, Religion and Meaning subject whilst Year 12 students engage in our seminar program throughout the year on six diﬀerent days including a retreat.
Christian Studies across Years 7 to 12 explore Christian perspectives, other religious wisdom traditions and values development through the study of ethics. Our approach is inclusive of all students who come into our classes with their own unique perspective on the world. Students learn to evaluate the value of their own perspectives, the ideas of others – both peers and ‘experts’ and develop discernment for what they will weave into their own lives. Students are taught to stay open to wisdom where it can be found and as a Lutheran college, we believe that Jesus’ way of life is an ultimate source of such wisdom.