Children smiling, playground laughter, children working together asking questions, exploring, problem solving – as an educator these are a few of my favourite things. When I walk around Golden Grove Lutheran Primary School (GGLPS), I observe positive and powerful interactions, I see the rich and deep learning which is occurring, I witness the care and concern that is evident between all members of the community – children and adults alike.
During the last thirty years for which I have been a principal, I have been honoured to be a part of many children’s learning journey. In partnership and in collaboration with parents, it is a privilege and exciting to watch children grow and develop, as they respond to an engaging and stimulating learning program. It is essential that we as a school believe in the capacity of every child who walks through our doors, that we offer a comprehensive and contemporary program within a safe environment that will support them in their learning and growth, so that they become citizens who are equipped to make a difference in the world.
Who we are and what we aim to achieve is driven by the living out of our school values of ‘Believe, Collaborate, Achieve’. Through this website I trust that you will gain a sense of our school community and the difference that is GGLPS.
Deciding the right school for your child /ren and family is a complex decision and one which needs much thought and exploration. To assist in this decision making process, I would welcome the opportunity to discuss our beliefs, our educational program and our community further with you and I invite you to contact the school to organise a visit to observe GGLPS for yourself.
In our community all people matter and as members of this school, your child and family will be an important part of GGLPS.
Dr Shane Paterson