Our Difference

Principal's message

Students show they are principled

Shane Paterson

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

Mission Statement

To provide a program of education which is comprehensive and contemporary, embeds lifelong values, and encourages global citizenship, within an inclusive Christ centred community.

A picture of two year three students focus on a computer screen, engaged in their learning during computer lessons


Verb, be-lieve - To accept something as true, genuine, or real and to have a firm conviction as to the goodness, or ability of something ...Read more


Verb, col-lab-o-rate - To work with another person or group in order to achieve or do something ...Read more

A picture of two year four students engaged in their learning by using iPad's to produce a movie


Verb a-chieve - To become successful or to reach a goal by effort, skill or courage. ...Read more

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