Golden Grove Lutheran Primary School
Golden Grove Lutheran Primary School is a highly regarded independent primary school of 250 students from Foundation to Year 6 in Adelaide offering the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme, with a strong and balanced focus on academic excellence, positive wellbeing, the opportunity to thrive through a range of co-curricular activities, all within the context of the authentic outworking of our Lutheran faith, collaborating on our shared site with Golden Grove Lutheran Church. The school enjoys a rich history and heritage from its establishment in 1987 as a school of the Lutheran Church of Australia (LCA) and as one of 84 schools which the LCA operates across Australia.
Receiving accreditation as an International Baccalaureate World School in 2016, GGLPS offers the Primary Years Programme (PYP). This, together with the National Australian curriculum, provides a challenging and significant teaching and learning programme through which students are encouraged and supported to achieve to their potential. Specialist teachers are employed to teach Health and PE, Japanese and Visual Arts. Further specialist staff are employed to support and extend students who may need extra assistance to fully access the curriculum.
Our school enjoys a strong sister school relationship with Eisugakkan Elementary School in Japan and with Asaroka in Papua New Guinea. We are blessed with an excellent partnership with Endeavour College for secondary education through the Connected Schools network, enabling us to collaboratively offer a high quality, affordable and seamless R-12 Lutheran education.
Our graduating students have priority entry at Endeavour College (Mawson Lakes) in Year 7. GGLPS operates buses between Mawson Lakes and the GGLPS campus so that students have the opportunity to attend these schools. This service is free for primary students and secondary students are charged a low fare.
GGLPS is a medium size school with a planned cap of 350 students. This will ensure that the strong community feel, which is currently evident will remain, as all people in our community matter. We are an inclusive, low fee school, accessed by families of varying backgrounds and cultures. With our values of 'Believe, Collaborate, Achieve', our beautiful school is focussed on providing a program of education which is comprehensive and contemporary, embeds lifelong values, and encourages global citizenship, within an inclusive Christ centred community.
Families interested in GGLPS as an option for their child's education are encouraged to visit our school website at https://www.goldengrove.sa.edu.au.
Primary Years Programme (PYP)
Golden Grove Lutheran Primary School (GGLPS) offers an engaging, significant, relevant, challenging curriculum, ensuring students are equipped with essential knowledge, skills and capabilities across all learning areas to be confident global citizens of the future.
Teaching and learning at GGLPS is guided by the International Bacculareate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) Framework, the content of the Australian Curriculum and Lutheran Education Christian Studies Curriculum.
The PYP is an international, transdisciplinary programme, designed to foster the development of the whole child through inquiry. Encouraging students to question, investigate, build new understandings, meanings, knowledge and communicate.
At GGLPS we believe that optimal learning for all occurs when:
- safe and respectful relationships are grounded in trust, communication and collaboration
- high challenge learning design is differentiated to drive individual growth and support wellbeing
- learning is relevant, engaging and significant and is constructed through conceptual understanding and the process of inquiry
- the learner can confidently activate the relevant skills, habits and dispositions, including critical and creative thinking for success now and in the future
quality assessment and effective feedback practices empower reflective learners as agents of their own learning