Principal's Message

Nov 29th 2019

Year in review


Welcome to the final newsletter for the year and what a successful and busy year it has been.


2019 was an important milestone in the history of St Luke’s Anglican School as we came together to celebrate the 25 year anniversary of the School. We focussed on honouring our past, enriching our present and discerning the future. From the bare paddocks of the early nineties to the mature campus we are now blessed with is a journey characterised by faith, foresight, and belief.


25 Year St Lukes Logo (1)


These events highlighted the wonderful sense of community that St Luke’s has nurtured over time and become renowned for. Congratulations and thank you to all the current and past students, staff and parents involved in bringing these events to life throughout 2019 and our generous sponsors.


2019 was also the first year of the implementation of our strategic priorities. ‘Our Future; Strategic Priorities 2019-2022’ was launched at the conclusion of 2018 and this year we have made considerable progress with the implementation of these priorities. As a result of this direction, two of our teachers have been accredited with Highly Accomplished and Lead Teacher status, the first for the Wide Bay region.


Supporting our strategic priorities is the launch of 'Our Future: Built Environment Master Plan'. The master plan outlines how we will develop and renovate key spaces and places in order to provide the best facilities and opportunities for our students, staff and families. To continue to nurture and support our students to be the best they can be now and into the future.


2019 was a year of outstanding success for our students and staff academically, culturally, and on the sports fields. I congratulate the many outstanding individual and team performances this year and applaud the way our students, staff and parents have conducted themselves when representing the School. They have been fine ambassadors for the St Luke’s Way.


At the beginning of the year, I shared a wish with the students. I wished for them to be humble yet tenacious in their aspirations, gracious in their success and resilient in their failures. Looking back on the year, I hope they have experienced moments of tenacity, graciousness and resilience, as these are experiences we need no matter our age or stage of life.


Finally, I extend to all members of our School community my very best wishes for a peaceful Christmas and a refreshing and safe holiday. Thank you for your support of our School this year and I look forward to welcoming all to an exciting and successful, 2020.


Craig Merritt





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