Private school in Mandurah’s south to close in 2018

Private school in Mandurah’s south to close in 2018

UPDATE: Living Waters Lutheran College Halls Head students will have a choice of staying at Halls Head with Frederick Irwin next year, college chair Robyn Phillips confirmed.

Alternatively students can enrol at the college’s main campus in Warnbro about 30 kilometres from Halls Head.

Living Waters Lutheran College in Halls Head will become Frederick Irwin Anglican School Halls Head Campus next year it was revealed in a letter to parents yesterday.

The school currently teaches children from kindergarten to year 6.

Student numbers and expected growth were cited as the reasons behind the decision.

The school will remain open as Living Waters Lutheran College for the remainder of 2017.

Fees at the Lutheran College listed for this year range from $2650 in kindergarten to $4430 in year 6.

The fees at Frederick Irwin are slightly higher for kindergarten at $3192 but lower in year 6 at $3548.

More than 150 students are currently educated at the school according to its website.

The main campus of Living Waters Lutheran College at Warnbro has more than 860 students from Kindergarten to Year 12 and will continue to remain operational.

Both schools require parents to register their children on a waiting list and undergo interviews before students are accepted.

The main religion taught at the two schools also varies.

Lutherinism is one of the main Protestant religions started by Martin Luther in the 16th century.

The Anglican religion is part of the Church of England and is believed to have formed in 300AD.

However the English monarch became the head of the church and pushed the religion to the forefront when Henry the VIII split with the Catholic Church in the 16th century.

Frederick Irwin Anglican School is a part of the WA-based Anglican Schools Commission (Inc), which owns 14 schools in WA, NSW and Victoria.

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