In our care for students we will remember that:
Each student is special
It is our belief that each person is created by God with unique gifts and talents. Each person has a valuable contribution to make for the good of all. God loves each person.
Correction and guidance is needed
Since all people are prone to doing wrong, all children will need to be corrected at times and given guidance in the way they should live. This correction is firm, yet caring with the aim of developing self-discipline and a Gospel centred life.
Forgiveness and restoration is essential
When mistakes are made, consequences must be faced. However, as our Lord forgives us, forgiveness is also offered to the child. In spite of wrong doing, God loves all people and each person is still special and offered the forgiveness earned for all by Jesus.
Co-operation is vital
Close co-operation between parents and teachers is vital for good discipline and a Gospel centred way of life to be achieved. It is this close co-operation between parents and teachers that constitutes one of the strong points of Geelong Lutheran College.
It is our belief that a child’s upbringing — academically, spiritually, socially & physically – is primarily the responsibility of the parent/s. Schools exist to support parents in this important task. It is only working together as a team that an effective education in all areas can be offered.
To this end, it is expected that parents who enrol their children at Geelong Lutheran College will:
- Give open support for the ethos of the College
- Encourage and assist their children in their learning, not just for homework but their whole embrace of school life
- Seek to ensure that their children comply with college expectations, especially behaviour in public, personal grooming and uniform
- Participate in the life and activities of the College community.
Please see the page ‘Parental Involvement’ for some ways of participating in your child’s life at the College.
It is our belief that God creates each person with unique gifts and talents. Each person has a valuable contribution to make for the good of all. Ultimately our goal is for each student to realise both their value and the responsibility they must take in their own lives and learning.
However, none of us is perfect, and when mistakes are made consequences must be faced. For students, this correction is firm yet caring, with the aim of developing self-discipline which is intrinsically motivated. An errant student will be given guidance and be reminded of the school rules. Inappropriate actions are dealt with and consequences given, whilst all students are loved and forgiven.
Geelong Lutheran College has established a Code of Conduct as a guide for developing positive behaviours relating to:
- Safety of others and themselves
- Respect for others, the College and themselves
- Responsibility for others and themselves