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College History

The history of Lutheran Education in Geelong dates back to 1854 when the Lutheran Church established a school at Grovedale.

In 1962, St John’s Parish opened St John’s Lutheran School and in 1963 the Kindergarten on the corner of Aberdeen and Pakington Streets, Newtown. St John’s has built an excellent reputation within the Geelong community over many years, delivering a vibrant and dynamic education to students in Kinder to Year 6.

In 2009, Geelong Lutheran College was founded in Armstrong Creek to meeting the growing demands from the community for Lutheran Secondary education.

In 2019, St John’s Lutheran School and Kindergarten and Geelong Lutheran College joined together to share a single identity as Geelong Lutheran College – Armstrong Creek Campus and St John’s Newtown Campus.

One of the most distinguishing elements of a Lutheran school is our belief in the gospel of Jesus Christ. It goes beyond our major focus on teaching and learning in that we are a community which offers a caring and nurturing environment where every child can thrive.

1962 official handing of the key at the opening of St John's Lutheran School.