History of Good Shepherd Para Vista

40+ years of Learning Excellence


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GSPV - History

Our History


Good Shepherd Lutheran School Para Vista is an Early Learning to Year 6 school (ELC to Year 12 in cooperation with Endeavour College, Mawson Lakes) of the Lutheran Church of Australia. 

Good Shepherd is one of over 85 Lutheran schools educating more than 40,000 students in Australia. 

First opened with 94 students in 1981, our school has now grown to its current managed enrolment of approximately 520 students. The school is organised into five distinct stages of learning:

  • ELC = Children 3 and 4 years old
  • Foundation = Stage 1 
  • Years 1 & 2 = Stage 2
  • Years 3 & 4 = Stage 3
  • Years 5 & 6 = Stage 4

Good Shepherd Lutheran School embraces both single and multi-age classes, a decision underpinned by our commitment to providing a dynamic and tailored educational experience. All students are valued individually and in each learning journey, and application and effort is celebrated as students are challenged to fulfil their potential.

Our curriculum focuses strongly on literacy and numeracy while also providing rich and deep learning experiences in all other curriculum areas.  Specialist areas include:

  • Visual and Performing Arts
  • A second language (AUSLAN)
  • And physical education

We also provide substantial support for students identified with learning needs, both gifted and those challenged by learning difficulties. We enjoy strong partnerships with our families who generously involve themselves in many aspects of school life. Our students and staff enjoy the benefits of working in a superbly well-resourced, comfortable and safe environment.

Together with Endeavour College we provide a seamless Early Learning to Year 12 Lutheran education for families across our broad catchment and our graduating students have priority consideration to Endeavour College.

GSPV - History