Christian Studies introduces students to the world of religion and spirituality, which are integral components of the fabric of all cultures. It acknowledges that all people are on a lifelong journey of faith expressed in many dimensions of life, for example, relationships, community life, the environment, religious beliefs and traditions, situations of human need and suffering, ethical and justice issues. It presents to students a Christian world view and a pathway for making meaning in their lives.
English is organized into three interrelated strands: Language – knowing about the English language; Literature – understanding, appreciating, responding to, analyzing and creating literature; and Literacy – expanding the repertoire of English usage. Together the three strands focus on developing students’ knowledge, understanding and skills in listening, reading, viewing, speaking and writing.
Mathematics is organized around the interaction of three content strands Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry, and Statistics and Probability and four proficiency strands Understanding, Fluency, Problem Solving, and Reasoning. This approach has been adopted to ensure students’ proficiency in mathematical skills develops throughout the curriculum and becomes increasingly sophisticated over the years of schooling.
Science has three interrelated strands: Science Understanding, Science as a Human Endeavour and Science Inquiry Skills. Students are challenged to explore science, its concepts, nature and uses through clearly described inquiry processes.
History is organized into two interrelated strands: Historical Knowledge and Understanding and Historical Skills. Each year level includes key inquiry questions that provide a framework for developing students’ historical knowledge, understanding and skills.
The design and technology learning area aims to develop in all students, design, making and critiquing skills to create innovative solutions to design briefs and problems. It aims to build capacity to apply their design and technology learning to life in the wider community and to the virtual community.
Health & PE
The Health and Physical Education learning area aims to develop in all students an understanding of the interrelated nature of the physical, social, emotional and spiritual dimensions of life, a wide range of skills which promote healthy, active practices and a positive disposition towards lifelong participation in regular physical activity. It develops the ability to make informed judgments about health and wellbeing for themselves and in their relations with others and to enhance their own and others’ self-concept.
Geography, Civics & Citizenship
The Geography, Civics and Citizenship learning area aims to develop in all students knowledge, understanding of societies and of changing environments and cultural diversity and social cohesion. It aims to develop skills in environmental observation, fieldwork, appraisal, analysis and action and develop social and environmental awareness of how active citizenship can lead to contributing to improving the world around them.
The arts learning area aims to develop in all students knowledge, understanding and skills in dance, drama, media, music and visual arts.
Faith Lutheran College is a co-educational ELC to Year 12 college located in Tanunda, in the heart of the Barossa Valley.