Geelong Lutheran College is an innovative school with dedicated teachers who carefully assess new curriculum and programs prior to any implementation of change. We acknowledge the individuality of students, their differing learning styles and their multiple intelligences. Our curriculum is structured to cater for the whole child. Students are encouraged to think creatively using thinking skills – De Bono, Blooms Taxonomy and PMI thinking.
There are a number of opportunities for students to be involved in activities beyond the classroom. They can participate in activities such as: College choir, debating, and sports including netball, basketball, athletics, cross-country and swimming.
Leadership programs are provided for Year 6 students in the Primary School and the senior class in the Middle/Senior School. Students have leadership opportunities as house leaders, Primary School Captains, College Captains or as members of the Middle/Senior School Forum.
Camps & Excursions
Students are involved in camps and excursions from time to time during their schooling to enable them to further their learning and their social/emotional development in a non-school setting. Excursions and camps have a cultural, environmental or outdoor emphasis and are an important aspect of the educational program offered at our College. All students in years 3-9 participate in the camping program.
Homework benefits students by providing an opportunity to complement classroom learning, foster good study habits and encourage students to be responsible for their own learning.
Geelong Lutheran College is dedicated to providing a safe and caring environment for all students. The Pastoral Care Committee reviews programs and implements strategies: Assertive Discipline; Character Education ensuring student security and safety while encouraging respect for self and others; good citizenship and positive behaviours such as self-discipline and cooperation. A buddy program is used to assist the smooth transition of kindergarten students into the College. Home Groups are utilized to support the transition process and to ensure a sense of belonging for students as they move through the secondary levels at the College.