The concept for Good News Lutheran College began in 1992 as a result of the vision of members of the Lutheran congregations of Christ the Lord - Laverton and St. Philip's - Werribee.
Australia has had Lutheran schools ever since the first Lutheran settlers arrived in South Australia from Germany in 1839. Even before the SA government became formally involved in education, Lutheran communities established their own schools because they were concerned about the future of their children. They wanted to provide for the growth of their children spiritually, intellectually, socially and physically. Lutheran Education Australia now has 86 schools and over 40,000 students across the country.
In 1994, 10 acres of land was purchased on Tarneit Road, Tarneit. This site was chosen as it was in the main western growth corridor from Melbourne and had all available services and a pleasant outlook.
With the support and encouragement from the Lutheran Church of Australia, Government funding was applied for in 1995. Approval was granted for the opening of a Prep to Year 6 single stream Christian school that opened in 1997.
After extensive consultations, Mr. Verne Ziersch was appointed as the school’s architect, to design and draw plans for the Committee and the Wyndham City Council. Town planning approval was granted in February 1996.
In March 1996 the School Development Committee began operating as the Good News Primary School Council and College registration was issued soon
1997: The school opens with 24 students and two staff, as Good News Primary School
2000: The school name is changed to Good News Christian School
2005: The school name is changed to Good News Lutheran School
2009: Six new classrooms and a multi-purpose room were built to cater for expansion
2010: Grants received from the Commonwealth Government's Building Education Revolution Initiative were used to construct a multi-purpose hall including Gymnasium, Drama
2011: Year 7 is added to the College’s year levels, with an additional year level to be added every year for the next six years
2012: The Lutheran Church and College take up ownership of 570 Tarneit Road
2014: Year 10 and Senior School established at the College, with one VCE subject available. Full P-12 Registration for 2015 received.
2015: Year 11 and full VCE begun. Work begins on expanding the College onto 570 Tarneit Road, with a full sized oval Science block and Technology block under construction.
2016: The College expands to accommodate its inaugural Year 12 cohort. The Materials and Technology building is opened.
2017: Year 6-9 students welcome the opening of the double-storey, 11-classroom Middle School building.
2018: The 21-classroom, double-storey Senior School building is due for completion in readiness for the beginning of Term 3.