Good Shepherd Lutheran College, Palmerston Campus
Good Shepherd Lutheran College is a co-educational, independent college operated by the Lutheran Church of Australia. The College commenced in 1998 and has developed an excellent reputation in a relatively short time, as providing individual care and attention to its students. Good Shepherd is an International Baccalaureate World School, offering both the Primary Years and Middle Years Programmes. The College's distinctive sub-school structure embraces the specific needs of each age group from Early Learning Centre, to Primary through to Middle and Senior School. This structure allows for a seamless education for Early Learning Centre to Year 12 students. Good Shepherd is now the largest school in the Northern Territory. It is a thriving, dynamic school, situated in a Top End district of the Northern Territory that is also thriving and rapidly developing. The College integrates a unique 'values' program, with emphasis being proudly placed on its motto – Identity Service Respect. Good Shepherd has a very strong focus on Positive Education, and is engaged in ‘Visible Wellbeing’ - a two year partnership with Professor Lea Waters, Melbourne University. This has effectively directed the College’s strategic direction and superbly complements their Mission Statement. ‘With Christ at our centre, we equip our students to become flourishing, knowledgeable and compassionate people who enrich the lives of others with a servant heart’.
Primary Years Programme (PYP)
The College’s Primary Years Programme is designed for students aged 5 – 12. It focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world outside. It is a framework guided by six transdisciplinary themes of global significance, explored using knowledge and skills derived from the curriculum, as well as transdisciplinary skills, with a powerful emphasis on inquiry. The PYP provides preparation for students to engage in the IB Middle Years Programme.