Principal's Message (28 April, 2023)
What a fantastic start to Term 2 we have had! I do pray that you and your family had a wonderful break and a Happy Easter.
I continue to be most impressed by the quality of teaching, the focus on student wellbeing, providing a safe and caring environment, and the strong values instilled, here at HTLC. I encourage you to bring your friends to our Open Day on Wednesday, 10 May, where they can experience our beautiful College firsthand. Of course, we also invite Alumni and friends of our College Community to join us for Open Day and come and see the many exciting things happening.
We started the week with whole College Chapel, focusing on the resurrection of Christ. It is always a great reminder that our God desired relationship with us so much, that He sacrificed His son. On Monday afternoon, we had a whole College ANZAC Day service. May we always remain grateful and honoured for the service of those who have fought for and protected our wonderful nation.
We had our secondary Cross Country yesterday and our Junior School Cross Country today. Well done to all the students who participated and did their best. I thank Mr McLoughlin and Mr Borgas for their coordination and organisation. As I always say about sporting events, these present us a fantastic opportunity to enjoy community together; whether that is cheering for a house, participating to help a house, encouraging others, giving it a go and/or striving to set a new record. I thank those parents, grandparents and friends who came to support the students.
This week we farewell Ms Ugyen Wangmo who will soon celebrate the birth of her first child. I thank Ms Wangmo for her service and pray God’s blessings over her for this new and exciting chapter. I am pleased to announce we welcome Ms Myrna Allan, who is teaching Year 10 Science and Year 11 and 12 Chemistry. In addition, I welcome Corriena Rose who will teach 3D on Fridays. Please welcome these new staff to our College and help them to feel welcome.
I am most excited for the remainder of my second term here at HTLC, and thank you for the amazing support and welcome you have continued to give me as I settle into our community. I am very grateful for your smiles, good mornings and conversations. May God bless your weekend.
In Christ’s service,
Mr James Phillips, Principal