Redeemer Lutheran School has built upon its 2019 Australian Education Award win for Innovation in Learning Environment Design by qualifying as a finalist for the Non-Government Primary School of the Year category at the 2020 awards. Principal Andrew Kelly said the finalist selection highlighted the strength of the school’s comprehensive learning philosophy from Early Learning to Year 7.

“Our 2019 national award win acknowledged the innovative and agile learning environment we created for our Upper Primary students,” Mr Kelly said, “Inquiry, a growth mindset and agility are not just at the core of this Upper Primary Centre, they are some of the pillars of how we teach and learn across all ages at Redeemer. Our 2020 finalist recognition acknowledges our comprehensive commitment to preparing children for the 21st century.”

Mr Kelly noted that Redeemer Early Learning students would be the first to benefit from the latest new learning environment, with new classrooms and shared spaces known as a ‘Discoverer’s Village’ being built for 2021 Receptions to enjoy. “This finalist nomination acknowledges that Redeemer is delivering for students of all ages with leading-edge teaching, learning and facilities development. After the stern test of a pandemic, this finalist achievement is the icing on the cake for a Redeemer community that has shown tremendous resilience and positivity.”

Redeemer will compete with a fellow Lutheran school in Queensland, Bethany Lutheran Primary School in Ipswich, and two city heavyweights – last year’s national School of the Year and non-government Primary School of the Year winner, St Paul’s School in Brisbane, and 2018’s national School – and non-government Primary School – of the Year, Haileybury. The awards will be announced at a Sydney Harbour ceremony on Friday 6 November.