Principal's Message (13 May 2022)
Greetings to families and friends of our college.
During the term, members of our school may have noticed that our college has begun to promote our values of being a Christian community, a learning community and a caring community. "We are HTLC" has come from many discussions that have focused on our ‘why’ for doing what we do as a Lutheran school. Interestingly, I had the chance to discuss this very topic with fellow principals during the biannual National Lutheran Principals Conference in South Australia during the week. I noted that despite our differences in location, size and demographics, it was affirming to recognise that in being a Lutheran school many people in our Lutheran communities comment on a ‘vibe’ that exists within our schools. This feeling may be described differently by each of us but by acknowledging who and whose we are we can truly understand what it means to be a Lutheran school. So, what makes us HTLC? We are HTLC because individuals are reminded each and every day about a God that loves them. We are HTLC because we recognise that we live in a broken world yet through the act of grace we are saved. We are HTLC because we are encouraged to use our head, heart and hands to learn, care for and serve all members of our local and wider communities. We are HTLC because each individual understands that they are a gift from God and are encouraged to use their unique talents to add value to the lives of those around us. We are HTLC because we strive for excellence, encourage innovation, applaud effort, and value relationships. We are HTLC because we are firm in principle, yet gentle in nature. Over the years I have regularly noted how blessed we are as a school community and I encourage you all to give thanks for this also, for we are HTLC.
A final reminder that our Year 7 Information Evening for students commencing in 2023 will take place this coming Wednesday 18 May, at 7pm in the MPC. Information has been provided to our current families and the wider community by our Head of Middle School. I ask that families get in touch with the Main Reception if they require any further details. Additionally, our Open Day is taking place on Sunday 22 May, from 11am to 1pm. All three sub schools will be open during this time and I warmly invite current and new families to attend.
I hope you all have a wonderful week.
Mr Daniel Weller, College Principal