Lutheran Schools provide a Christ centered quality education for young Australians. The gospel of Jesus Christ informs all learning, teaching and human relationships. We aim to set up and maintain a framework of Christian attitudes and relationships, with each child knowing they are a special child of God. We also aim to grow Christian attitudes and relationships which permeate and integrate through a child’s entire life and work, thereby helping them grow as a caring community of lifelong learners. We seek to inspire young people to learn and serve, as we prepare them for their life beyond School.
Within the LEVNT region we have 20 Lutheran Schools providing education to over 7,100 children from Prep through to Year 12. We also have four Lutheran Early Childhood Centres in the LEVNT region.
3 Early Childhood Centres
New South Wales:
1 Early Childhood Centre
1 School (Hobart)
Our Statement on Mission and Ministry
To access LEVNT’s Recruitment & Employment Practices Statement Concerning the Provision of a Lutheran Education, please click here: Employment Statement re Mission and Vision
Education has been important to Lutheran communities since the time of Martin Luther in the 16th Century and German immigrants into Australia in the late 1830’s continued to place education at the forefront of their communities. Lutheran schools and Early childhood Services are committed to quality education that emphasises the whole child emotionally, physically, intellectually, psychologically and spiritually. Throughout their history, Lutheran schools have maintained a strong educational focus as they simultaneously moved from nurture to mission in proclaiming the redemptive work of Christ to those beyond their community.
Lutheran Education in Victoria, New South Wales and Tasmania has played a vital role in Lutheran schooling since 1853 and today works closely with and supports 20 primary, secondary and P-12 schools and four early learning centres. The first of these schools was established in our region in 1853 at Tarrington in the Western District and is still in operation today. The last school to be established in our region was Geelong Lutheran College in 2009. Although our schools are rightfully proud of their heritage and we take great pleasure in celebrating milestones with them, like the 150th anniversary of St John’s Lutheran Primary School – Jindera in 2018, we are future focused. Our commitment is to provide for our students an educational program that not only teaches them to value and learn from their history, but to be well prepared for a future that doesn’t yet exist.
Our Mission & Vision
To educate students in a Christian environment by providing inspiring educational opportunities that enable them to reach their full potential.
To be a leading system of Christ-centred, innovative schools inspiring students for life.
To download a copy of LEVNT’s Strategic Plan, which was updated in 2022 click here: LEVNT Strategic Plan Update 2022
Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP 2022-2023):
This first Reconciliation Action Plan for the staff of the office of Lutheran Education VIC, NSW, TAS and ACT (LEVNT) calls us to embrace reconciliation.
This plan challenges us to develop authentic and respectful relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in our communities. We acknowledge the need and the responsibility to build strong partnerships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) can be downloaded here: RAP 2022-2023
For additional resources regarding Reconciliation in Education, please visit the Narragunnawali website.
- Julian Denholm – Executive Director
- Shane Paterson – Director: Leadership & School Improvement
- David Hausler – Director: Business Services
- Tammy Hughes – Director: Operations
- Pr David Spike – Learning Leader: Formation
- Derek Bartels – Learning Leader: Innovation
- Kim Powell – Learning Leader: Innovation (ON LEAVE)
- Steph van der Merwe – Administration Assistant/Operations Officer
- Lester Kerber – Business Services Analyst (Casual)
- Taya Fittolani – Administration Assistant (Casual)