A young school with a rich history
In 1998, Endeavour College was born out of the vision of existing Lutheran primary schools to extend Lutheran education in the northern suburbs of Adelaide to secondary level. This K-12 vision for Lutheran education was established adjacent to the University of South Australia in the suburb of Mawson Lakes.
We are a co-educational secondary school with a young history and a strong reputation for educating the minds, hearts, and spirits of students in Years 7-12. As a Lutheran school, we are known for offering relevant and educational experiences to empower the knowledge-seeker to pursue their curiosity and passions with a sense of independence and purpose.
ENDEAVOUR SEEKS TO EDUCATE THE WHOLE PERSON – ACADEMICALLY, SPIRITUALLY, PHYSICALLY, SOCIALLY AND EMOTIONALLY. OUR GOAL IS TO HELP YOUNG PEOPLE DISCOVER THEIR GOD-GIVEN ABILITIES AND TO EQUIP THEM WITH THE NECESSARY SKILLS TO BE CAPABLE, WELL-ADJUSTED CONTRIBUTORS TO SOCIETY.
What we do
We are a non-government co-educational secondary school, educating students from Years 7-12. The College embraces its culture of fostering educational excellence that is immersed in a Christ-centered approach to education – where all we do and say is based on our desire to see every person thrive and flourish in their work and life. Service in response to God’s love is at the heart of all that we do, and our mission reflects this ‘A Christian environment for each student and staff member to develop their God-given abilities for LIFE and community’.
Our College is intentionally and strategically located in Mawson Lakes to deliver our students unrivalled access to academic and cultural facilities, in addition to innovative multi-media technology and sporting facilities through partnerships with the University of South Australia (UniSA) and the surrounding thriving business community. Endeavour College is also a member of the Connected Schools partnership which provides a pathway from K-12 and includes Salisbury Lutheran Kindergarten and the following primary schools Golden Grove Lutheran, Good Shepherd Lutheran, and St Paul Lutheran.
Students come from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultural heritages which are equally valued, respected and celebrated. Students with special needs are supported in the classroom and are also provided individual assistance as required. All students, including gifted students, are provided with opportunities to engage in activities which extend and challenge them in their learning.
The Endeavour Way is:
We Aim to:
Work with families in the growth and development of each child
Nurture spiritual journeys, respect social justice for all people and our environment
Encourage each student to assume responsibility for their learning and behaviour
Provide a relevant, engaging and dynamic curriculum that fosters a love of learning
Offer an extensive range of opportunities for students to extend their confidence and leadership potential
Promote joy and enthusiasm in serving others and the importance of community connections.
Supported by a steadfast history, and as we nurture their relationship with God, your child is in great hands.
About our Campus
Our stunning, light-filled and modern campus offers leading-edge equipment and resources including 3D printers, a well-stocked library, fully equipped science labs and art studios, up to date technology rooms and plenty of space for sport and physical education, ensuring a fully rounded educational experience for any young person.
The central mall area offers a stage and open seating capacity for five hundred people, which is regularly used for school worship and assemblies during the week and for Mawson Lakes Community Church on Sundays. Our major school venue, the Endeavour Centre, can seat up to six hundred and fifty people in theatre mode and is where we hold our performances and events.
Through a rewarding partnership with the University of South Australia, we have access to their facilities and university level resources, well preparing students for a bright future.Book a campus tour today
About our Students
You can tell an Endeavour College student immediately. They are the ones committed to success and to fully believing they can be something, do something and live a full, rich and spiritual life. Each valued student contributes to raising our consistently high profile school, something we are proud of and inspired by.
Our students are treated like adults and thus our students possess a unique maturity, without sacrificing their personality, the charm of youth and devotion to the Christian faith. It is not uncommon for people outside our school to view our students as impressive.
“I love the vibrant mix of students from many different cultural backgrounds who are proud of their heritage and who are accepting of difference,” Heather Vogt, Principal.
Endeavour College is the gateway to the rest of their life.
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A day in the life of Endeavour College
Should you amble through the architecturally designed campus, you might happen upon anything from a class making stop motion videos on their iPads, to jewellery being expertly designed and then printed using our range of 3D printers, to striking students’ handmade art adorning the walls.
With one sweeping glance, you can immediately tell that Endeavour College is a school for the students, it is almost a home to them, the air rich with community and opportunity.
The respect that is employed by each individual, not only towards the teachers and staff but towards each other is unparalleled and their behaviour– even during the chaos of lunchtime– leaves you feeling that this is a place where a positive and God-driven approach is demonstrable.
Endeavour College: where all gifts are valued and fostered.