Good News Lutheran College is a vibrant co-educational Christian College advancing towards International Baccalaureate candidacy and catering for students from Prep to Year 12.
The College has a proud, albeit short history, having started with just 24 students in 1997. Located in the rapidly developing Tarneit area, Good News comprises 950 students and in excess of 100 staff members, consisting of teachers and an extensive panel of learning aides. Building sites and workman’s sheds were, for a time, commonplace at Good News Lutheran College, as the Tarneit educational facility grew from strength to strength. However, with the construction of an 11-classroom, double-storey specialist Middle School building, along with a 21-classroom, double-storey Senior School building, it’s clear the growing population at the College will be well catered for. Specialist educational buildings provide the platform for diverse and high-quality tuition, although Good News Lutheran College places equal importance on the development of the whole individual with character growth among the most valued outcomes.
The College pastoral team facilitates weekly Chapel services that help the students reflect on the ‘value’ of the week. Good News also offers strong pastoral care in line with the Christian faith that underpins every decision at the College. Good News Lutheran College is known for innovative and progressive educational methods.
The Information and Communications Technology department is just one area in which this priority is realised with students introduced to modern technological methods at an early age with a view to equipping them for the years ahead. The College prides itself on having a broad range of technology for student use with a ratio of 1.5 devices per student. The equipment includes university-level design desktops, Window Surfaces, ipads and modern laptops. A fast-speed backbone ensures that the very best opportunities are made of the ICT equipment, with students enjoying 3-D printing capacity, along with state-of-the-art physical design technology. An extension of the ICT program is the use of Bee Bots at junior levels enabling the students to develop programming skills, while Lego robotics are used in the Middle and Senior School.
The College offers a range of sporting opportunities for students with strong representation beyond inter-school competition. An oval, with a centre wicket and cricket nets, is a new feature among the numerous sporting facilities.
The College has a distinctive sub-school structure which embraces the specific needs of each age group, from Junior, Middle and Senior School. This structure allows for a seamless education from Prep. to Year 12. A holistic approach provides for student growth academically, emotionally, physically, socially and spiritually in a supportive atmosphere. This falls in line with the movement towards International Baccalaureate candidacy. The College aims to work in partnership with families to develop, independent, motivated, Godly young people who are equipped to provide positive influences in this ever-changing world.
Good News Lutheran College invites you to attend its Open Day/Evening from 4pm until 7pm on Wednesday, 15 August.
The College is currently taking Prep. enrolments for 2022,
and has vacancies at some year levels. Families are
welcome to enquire about the opportunity to join the Good
News family. To make contact: E: firstname.lastname@example.org
P: 8742 9000 W: goodnews.vic.edu.au