Principal's Message (27 October, 2023)
HTLC leadership team
Earlier this week I communicated to Holy Trinity families some adjustments that have been made to the senior leadership structure of the College, which will be in place for the next four weeks. This action is a direct result of College Principal Mr Phillips taking personal leave. In his absence, I will be fulfilling the duties of Acting Principal. This is a role which I have had experience with previously and I look forward to serving the HTLC community through these next four weeks. To support the day-to-day operations of the College, Mrs Samantha Engert will be stepping into the position of Acting Head of Middle School. Mrs Engert is an expert educator who has extensive experience in teaching and leading Middle School students. I thank Mrs Engert for accepting this responsibility and have absolute confidence in her ability to provide leadership and guidance to our Middle School students and families.
2. Proverbs 11:14
Where there is no guidance, a people falls,
but in an abundance of counsellors there is safety.
Holy Trinity Lutheran College is blessed to have an abundance of strong leaders positioned throughout the school, a product of the environment but also the leadership structure that has provided opportunities for teaching staff to develop their leadership skills. The importance of leadership is vital to the success or failure of any organisation and a school is no different. The past few weeks have provided challenges and opportunities for the leadership of the school and it has been pleasing to see the way the staff have actively supported those who have stepped into Acting leadership positions to ensure the day-to-day operations of the college continue to run smoothly and efficiently.
World Teachers' Day
This Friday, 27 October, was World Teachers' Day, a day on the calendar that celebrates the outstanding work that teachers do each and every day around the world. Holy Trinity celebrated this occasion by holding a whole school Chapel service where the student leaders spoke about what role teachers have played in their lives. The PTFA showed their appreciation for the staff by supplying pizzas and refreshments after the students had finished for the week, providing a great opportunity for the staff to gather together to celebrate the end of the working week. Holy Trinity is blessed to have passionate and dedicated teachers that are valued by the community and on this day we give thanks for all the work our teachers do to serve the students placed in their care.
Congratulations to Mrs Georgia Thomas and her partner Jamie on the safe arrival of their baby daughter Maelle who was born earlier this week. Mum and baby are doing well and the HTLC community celebrates this exciting news with the Thomas family.
Mr Jason Przibilla, Acting Principal