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
The College’s Primary Years Programme is designed for students aged 3 – 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.
The learning journey of learners from Year 6 through to Year 10 within the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IB MYP), can be described as an education of the heart, head and hands. Through engaging and authentic learning experiences relevant to the learner’s life, our learning journey seeks to provide rigorous, challenging and inquiry-based classroom experiences that empower each learner to engage in responsible service and action within their community. The nature of the MYP ensures that the learning journey is a holistic journey that focuses on the social and emotional, cognitive and physical development of the each learner.