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Students strive for excellence at Geelong Lutheran College's Armstrong Creek campus.

The same sense of community and student well-being unites Geelong Lutheran College’s two campuses despite their 47-year age difference.

“It was the vision of the college council to have a shared identity,” says head of college Jill Lange-Mohr.

The college’s St John’s Newtown campus opened in 1962, while its Armstrong Creek counterpart recently turned 10.

“Generations of Geelong people have been to St John’s,” Ms Lange-Mohr says.

The Armstrong Creek campus will soon open a new technology precinct and a gym on 22 March.

The technology area includes maker space and design and food-tech rooms along with another room the college can retrofit for its growing population.

The area also includes a dining room where students will host the college council for a dinner ahead of its official opening.

Geelong Lutheran College’s 900-plus kinder-to-year-12 students enjoy an environment where safety and academic excellence are paramount.

“Their well-being is a priority for us. If you’re feeling well you’re doing well academically,” Ms Lange-Mohr says.

Geelong Lutheran College’s Newtown campus will hold an open day from 10am to 12.30pm on 16 March.

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