Christ our Rock
Eastside Lutheran College educates through a Christian lens based on Christian practices that align with the Lutheran Education Australia values. These values articulate both core values for Lutheran schools and also aspirational attributes and abilities for learners.
These Lifelong Qualities are not age specific, but rather are developed through a journey of lifelong learning that embraces each person in the Lutheran school community. Through the enactment of these values, the College seeks to nurture individuals who are:
• aware of their humanity
• open to the influence of the Holy Spirit, and
• growing in and living according to a cohesive worldview
Living in Community and reflecting characteristics of God through core values, especially love, justice, compassion, service, forgiveness, humility, courage, hope, quality and appreciation
Contributing to communities by being:
• Self-directed, insightful investigators and learners
• Discerning, resourceful problem solvers and implementers
• Adept, creative producers and contributors
Eastside Lutheran College is a co-educational school under the auspices of the Victorian/Tasmanian District Synod of the Lutheran Church of Australia and is dedicated to a distinctive education centred in Jesus Christ.
St Peter’s Lutheran Church, Hobart, appoints a College Board to oversee the governance of Eastside Lutheran College.
Eastside Lutheran College is situated in a tranquil bushland setting of approximately 7 hectares with magnificent views of the Derwent River and Mount Wellington.
The College is centrally located less than ten minutes from the Hobart CBD.
Eastside Lutheran College (originally named St Peter’s Lutheran School) was established in 1982 by the congregation of St Peter’s Lutheran Church, Hobart as part of its Christian outreach to the wider community. Its' original location was in the house next to the church in Davey Street. In 1985, as enrolments increased, the school moved to its new premises on the Eastern shore of the river and has been more recently known as Eastside Christian School.
At the end of 2002 the School moved towards offering a complete secondary curriculum and in November 2004, it was decided to change the name to Eastside Lutheran College.
Eastside Lutheran College is a school of the Lutheran Church of Australia and its development is overseen by the Lutheran South Eastern Regional Director. Eastside Lutheran College is a thriving, dynamic, outward-looking community that learns and lives according to the College’s motto ‘Christ Our Rock’.