History

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.

Discussions with neighbouring congregations resulted in the formation of a School Development Committee. Their objective was to ascertain the feasibility of a Lutheran Christian school in the outer western suburbs. This committee was joined by members of St. Matthew - Footscray and Martin Luther - Altona.

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.GNLC before 1997 opening

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 afterwards.

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 to secondary education

2010: Grants received from the Commonwealth Government's Building Education Revolution Initiative were used to construct a multi-purpose hall including Gymnasium, Drama room and canteen facilities.  The school receives approval to begin secondary education and renames to Good News Lutheran College.

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.