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Good Shepherd College is an educational institution established to advance Christian education in accordance with the Lutheran Confessions, including by operating a school in Victoria. Good Shepherd College is separately incorporated as a company limited by guarantee with Lutheran Education VIC, NSW, Tas and ACT Ltd (LEVNT) as its sole member.

The College is also an affiliate of LEVNT Ltd. This relationship is set out in an Affiliation Agreement between LEVNT Ltd and the College. Under the Affiliation Agreement, LEVNT Ltd provides the College with funding, services and support. The College in turn agrees to four core areas of commitment, covering: the Lutheran faith commitment; use of Government and school funds; responsible governance and management; and use of LEVNT service and support.

The Role of the College Board - the Governance Role

The College’s Constitution details powers and functions of the Board and provides that the Board is responsible for the operations of the College which it may delegate to the Principal or to one or more sub-committees who report to the Board and who must comply with any direction given to them by the Board.

The College Council exercises four general functions:

  • set the strategic direction and strategic plan for the college;
  • approve particular policies, positions or strategic directions that work in the interests of maintaining and improving the school’s overall performance profile;
  • advise the Principal and senior administration on any matter brought before it where that advice is considered useful and appropriate; and
  • monitor the Board’s policies, positions and strategic directions to ensure that the school is working in harmony with Board intentions.


College Board Chair - Mrs. Victoria Venning

College Board Vice Chair & Secretary - Mrs. Beth Tonissen

College Board Members - Mr. Matthew Rentsch, Mrs. Amy Button, Mrs Kath Hartwich, Mr Tony Peters

Ex-Officio Members - Mrs. Melissa Evans (Principal) & Mr. Brad Kyle (Business Manager)