The Calvary Community comprises Calvary Lutheran Primary School, Calvary Lutheran Church, Calvary Kindergarten, Noarlunga Children’s Centre, Opportunity Shop, Men’s Shed and Emergency Housing. This paper outlines how ‘Family Zone’, a model that aims to bring together a range of support programs to break a generational cycle of marginalisation, will be adopted to create a thriving Calvary Community Hub. This child and parenting program developed by Lutheran Community Care focuses on family wellbeing by providing access to needs based professional and volunteer assistance. Building trust and rapport is the key to long- term relationship change and improved lifelong outcomes. Enhancing the existing co-location by co-creating a common vision and purpose can be achieved with collaboration and cooperation. Overcoming operational barriers and sharing resources is a challenge. This paper includes architectural concept designs in response to the needs and aspirations for a thriving Calvary Community Hub.
Keywords: family wellbeing, improved lifelong outcomes
Calvary Lutheran Primary School
Angela is Principal at Calvary Lutheran Primary School and has served there for the past 9 years. She has been working in Lutheran Education in Australia since 1995 and has held teaching and leadership positions at Lutheran Schools and Colleges in NT, WA and SA. She has a Bachelor of Education, Junior Primary, Graduate Diploma in Theology and a Master of Education, Administration. Angela has a strong commitment to developing learning communities that focus on student agency and for working closely with school communities supporting authentic lifelong connections.Website
Peter Moeck Architect
Peter is a sole practitioner Registered Architect in South Australia. He has been in practice for 35 years with a passionate interest in people and place, particularly the development of community and social infrastructure. His work portfolio includes public libraries, ecclesiastical and education sector commissions. Long term relationships have led to repeat commissions for a range of independent sector schools. Peter has been collaborating with Calvary Lutheran Primary School for 8 years and this has led to the development of Concept Designs in response to the needs of a thriving ‘Family Zone’ Community Hub.Website