Primary Years provides a nurturing and vibrant learning environment for students from Prep to Year 6. Each classroom has computers and iPads available for student use. Students are taught that technology is a tool for learning. Computers and iPads are used by students to demonstrate learning, to design final projects and understand coding and other technology related skills. Good News Lutheran College Primary Years delivers the Australian curriculum through the framework of the IB, which promotes a strong academic foundation in numeracy, literacy and cognitive ability, while also preparing students to become curious, self-motivated and inquiring learners.
In addition to helping students achieve high academic standards, staff work in partnership with parents, to nurture students’ emotional and spiritual growth.
Junior Years has Specialist Teachers for Music, Art, Physical Education and LOTE (German). Musical productions and Choir offer students the opportunity to develop skills in the Performing Arts. Swimming lessons, swimming carnivals, cross-country and athletic carnivals encourage them to push themselves physically. Music, Art, German and Physical Education are delivered in separate, purpose-equipped classrooms.
In Years 7-9, an engaging curriculum is designed to empower, enrich and transform students. Educational experiences provide skills for life, a love of learning, and a strong academic foundation.
Good News Lutheran College is authorised to deliver the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP). Year 7- 9 teachers deliver the Australian curriculum through the IB MYP framework. Learning experiences are designed to create diversity and differentiation within the classroom. This diverse curriculum allows our students to develop new skills and talents, while exploring further learning opportunities that will enhance their overall learning experience.
We understand that Years 7-9 are important years for building positive relationships with peers and adults, as young people seek to define their identity, beliefs and place within the broader community. We believe in a holistic approach to education and we ensure that we are catering not only to the academic needs of all students but also to their emotional, spiritual, physical and social needs. Year 7-9 at GNLC is a time when students become independent learners through a curriculum that is both challenging and rewarding as well as vibrant and energetic. Teachers create a safe environment that allows for relevant and thought-provoking discussions that provide opportunities for our students to become critical thinkers. Through engaging and interactive curriculum and pedagogy, our students will ultimately become responsible citizens who will go on to be authentic leaders.
In Year 10, students undertake a pre-VCE year in preparation for the rigorous VCE in Year 11.
In Year 11 and 12, we offer both the Victorian Certification of Education and the VCE Vocational Major.
Victorian Certificate of Education
The VCE, known for its educational flexibility and wide range of options, presents a demanding curriculum that empowers students to customize their studies according to their interests and strengths.
The VCE Vocational Major
The VCE VM is two year applied learning curriculum integrated into the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE). Participants will gain practical experience in one or multiple industries and may be suitable for learners who enjoy practical, real-world settings.
The College provides a safe and happy environment that supports our students’ social and emotional growth, and our emphasis in Years 10-12 is on preparing students for their entry into further study or work and for life, as responsible and contributing citizens. Our College takes pride in fostering the development of flexible lifelong learners who embody confidence, creativity, and resilience.
A variety of pathways open up to students upon completion of their studies. We provide information, guidance and support to ensure a smooth transition into tertiary studies, employment or community enterprises. Specialist staff exist who are able to provide professional assistance to the students to help them make important transitional decisions.