Principal's Message (2 June, 2023)
It is an honour to observe the excellent learning culture within our College. This week, the Junior School students have been undertaking their Diagnostic Testing, while the Middle and Senior School students have been revising ahead of their examinations next week. It has been encouraging to hear the perspectives of the students as they make flashcards, prepare note sheets and revisit content from the semester. I wish all of our students undertaking assessment next week God’s richest blessings.
I thank the many families in Year 9 who attended the Senior School Information Evening this week. Thank you also to Mrs Sally Kuchel, the Senior School Team and student leaders, who presented at this time together. Those I spoke to said it certainly helped them understand more about the Victorian Certificate of Education. In Mrs Kuchel’s presentation, she emphasised employability skills that the workforce is looking for; communication, collaboration, conflict resolution and critical thinking, just to name a few. Our Senior School embeds the development of these vital skills into all areas of school life, including our Homeroom times, Assembly and Chapel. It was also a wonderful encouragement of the wide and varied career paths and success stories that our students and graduates follow.
Finally, I would like to sincerely thank all of you, our parents, for supporting your child and HTLC throughout the learning journey. It takes a positive partnership to see the students flourish in their education. I do pray God’s guidance and grace to be with you, as you play a significant role in the nurture and care of your child/ren.
As we conclude Week 6, I trust you will have a fantastic weekend with the many activities, catch-ups and study commitments that you have.
Mr James Phillips, Principal