Principal's Message (3 November, 2023)
Week 5 of term has come and gone and it is hard to believe we are at the halfway point of the final term of the year. This week has again been a busy one on the calendar with the Year 9 camp, VCE exams, Voc Major excursions, Foundation Story Time, Playgroup, PTFA AGM, School Council meetings and more keeping staff, students and parents busy and engaged.
Next week it is also expected that things will continue to be busy as the Middle School celebrates Arts and Technology Week, our Years 7 and 8 students attend the State Volleyball Championships, 2024 Year 7 and Year 9 Information Sessions are held, preparations for secondary exams begin and more. Holy Trinity is a lively and thriving place and I give thanks to the amazing staff and students who each week contribute to this great school.
This week, the Holy Trinity students were visited by Pastor Hans who delivered the message at both the Secondary and Junior Chapels. Pastor Hans delivered an impactful message to the students with his unique preaching style reaching the students on many levels. Some details to help you get to know Pastor Hans better:
- Both his parents were Pastors
- He has lived in Australia for 17 years
- Previously located in Sydney
- Married to Cynderella and they have three children, including Ethan in Year 8 and Yarmiyah in Foundation
- Pastor Hans loves sport, especially cricket
- He has just ordered a motorbike
Pastor Hans is indeed a man of joy and cares greatly for all people. He is a wonderful person to have a chat with and has been a real blessing to the Holy Trinity and Wimmera communities.
This week I had the absolute pleasure of interviewing those staff who have applied for Positions of Added Responsibility (PARs). Fourteen interviews were held, indicating the great depth of leadership talent and expertise we have on our staff. The final placement of these leaders will require a lot of thought and strategic planning but I am really excited at the prospect of unveiling to the community this important component of the leadership team of HTLC.
I am also pleased to announce that Mr Neil Leek (Interim Business Manager) will be on-site from Monday next week to provide financial guidance to the College for the remainder of the year. I spoke with Neil during this week and I have confidence that he will provide a great level of guidance and support as we finalise important financial decisions in preparation for 2024. I would also like to make mention of the great work the Finance team have done this week in ensuring that day-to-day operations of the school continue. My sincere thanks to Therese, Donna and Kara for their efforts this week.
Blessing on your week,
Mr Jason Przibilla, Acting Principal
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to His purpose.