Our Learning Environments
There are many special spaces and facilities for our students to use and explore across both our sites. Learning spaces have been purposefully designed with students needs in mind and to foster collaboration and creativity in the classroom. Some of our special spaces include:
Middle School ‘East Wing’ Building
A vibrant and dynamic space has been carefully designed with our students at front of mind. Whilst these classrooms house the latest in technology and environmentally friendly features, break out spaces and learning nooks provide a modern, inviting environment for students to learn and thrive in.
The Barossa Arts Centre
The Barossa Arts Centre provides a thriving hub for entertainment in the Barossa. The 970 seat Brenton Langbein Theatre and adjoining Eckermann Theatre host a wide range of activities each week – from College chapel services to classes and student groups. The Centre is also home to a number of community organisations. To find out more, visit Barossa Arts Centre Website
Gladys Bartsch Music Centre
Gladys Bartsch was a passionate Barossa local with a love for music, often seen playing the organ at St Thomas Lutheran Church, in Stockwell. Gladys’ generous bequest provided the financial support to build this dedicated space, which features soundproof music booths and large teaching spaces, in which students can develop their musical given talents for years to come.
Housed within the Gladys Bartsch Music Centre is the Barossa Music School. More information is available via the Barossa Arts Centre website.
College Gym and Sporting
At the back of the Gladys Bartsch Music Centre is a gym that is available for student’s use during lunchtimes and for fitness training. The gym plays an active part in Faith’s physical education programs. This is also supported by sporting fields, including 2 large ovals, tennis and basketball courts and beach volleyball area.
Wine Education Centre
The Barossa is known for its proud winemaking heritage. As a key industry in the region, viticulture and winemaking were introduced to Faith’s agriculture program in 1992. Year 10 students learn valuable skills from hands-on pruning and picking in the vineyard to winemaking facilities and processes involving fermentation and barrel maturation. All wines are made onsite at Faith in the Wine Education Centre and adjoining cellar.
Wines are made under the Mengler View Wines label and are available for purchase at the College. Follow this link for more information.
Community is important to us at Faith Lutheran College. Our community of staff, students and parents regularly come together in the Harvest Centre for a time of worship and celebration. The Harvest Centre, based at the Junior School, is a versatile space for community, learning and special church services and celebrations throughout the year.
Our ‘bush block’ at the Junior School is certainly more than just a block of trees and shrubs. The tall native gums contrast against the blue skies, the snapping of twigs can be heard under-foot, and often visitors are welcomed by the call of birds and other wildlife. It’s a peaceful setting and one that students in our ELC and Junior School become familiar with from their early years. This outdoor classroom has become an important feature for lesson planning and learning. Transferable skills are developed and strengthened as students immerse themselves in our bush environment.