Golden Grove Lutheran Primary School is one of Adelaide’s leading independent schools, offering a world-class, high quality education for children from Foundation (Reception) to Year 6. Our school is known for our children’s happy and successful learning in a co-educational and multicultural environment. Our curriculum is rich in academic, spiritual, social, cultural, performing arts and sporting opportunities which lay strong foundations for successful learning.
We inspire students to develop a lifelong love of learning and pride ourselves on being a happy community where high standards, a family atmosphere and the nurturing of each individual child, all play a key role.
With 220 students, we also pride ourselves on being an intentionally medium sized school – ‘not too big, not too small’ – knowing each of our children and families as valued individuals, and also offering a broad range of opportunities for students to discover and follow their interests and passions, to be nurtured and to grow.
We are proud to be an International Baccalaureate World School offering the Primary Years Programme (PYP) – a broad, global curriculum which affords all of our students the opportunity to shine. Promoting international awareness in our young people ensures they develop the skills, attitudes and knowledge they will need to participate in an increasingly global society.
Our teachers and teaching support staff are committed to helping our children achieve their potential in a safe and caring environment. Small class sizes means that students are encouraged to ask questions and explore different points of view. We also challenge, encourage and support students m in whatever the next steps in their learning might be.
We aim to provide a comprehensive and contemporary educational program that enables students to develop international mindedness in a Christ-centred community. We work in partnership and in collaboration with parents to champion the success of every child.
We have a fond place in the hearts of generations of families across the Wynn Vale, Golden Grove and Mawson Lakes areas as a special chapter in the educational journeys of their children. We also have many students and families from Greenwith, Redwood Park, Banksia Park, Fairview Park, Modbury, Modbury Heights, Gulfview Heights, Surrey Downs, Pooraka, Salisbury Heights, Salisbury East, Parafield, Salisbury South, Salisbury Plain, Salisbury Park and Parafield Gardens.
GOLDEN GROVE LUTHERAN PRIMARY SCHOOL
Golden Grove Lutheran Primary School is a Christian school and has been educating and inspiring South Australian students since it opened its doors in 1988.
Part of the national system of Lutheran schools, we offer a strong academic program supported by strong Christian teachings and values.
Principal, William Wallace is proud to lead the school and you can read about his vision and desire to see each child develop their passion through excellent primary school education.
Under the school values of Believe, Collaborate, Achieve, Golden Grove Lutheran Primary School promotes a sense that it is neither too small nor too big. It is a school where everyone in the community matters and strong relationships are built.
Golden Grove Lutheran Primary School is also a member of Connected Schools which offer a seamless K-12 education. To this end, we work with Salisbury Lutheran Kindergarten, St Paul Lutheran School, Blair Athol, Good Shepherd Lutheran School, Para Vista and Endeavour College, Mawson Lakes.
The Connected Schools’ vision is to be a future-focused, vibrant community of schools that work together in partnership knowing that this helps each school accomplish more than it could imagine or achieve individually.
A Holistic Lutheran School Approach
As a school of the Lutheran church, our Christian faith is foundational in guiding and directing our school community. While respecting and acknowledging the diversity in spirituality and beliefs in our community, Christian values and beliefs and our faith in Jesus Christ inform and underpin all that we do.
At Golden Grove Lutheran Primary School, students are encouraged to wonder, explore and discover through a process of inquiry education, as well as engage in learning tasks that are significant, deep and rich.
The school focuses on literacy and numeracy, ensuring students have a good understanding and application of these skills so they can be actively involved in their learning. Early intervention in these core areas is provided through the learning support program.
All teaching and learning, while responding to the Australian Curriculum, is under the framework of the International Baccalaureate Organisation, Primary Years Programme. The students use flexible learning spaces to support their learning and work collaboratively with each other in their learning tasks.
Celebrating and embracing diversity within the school is essential for students to recognise their place within a local, national and global world.
It is our aim for students to possess the skills to work and collaborate with a wide range of peers by being communicators, thinkers, open-minded, reflective and respectful; through these and other skills, they can make a difference in their world.