Principal's Message (31 March, 2023)
As we enter into the final days of Term 1, I want to thank you as a community for the way you have embraced me and modelled the vibrant community that HTLC is. I have very much enjoyed joining this community and getting to know many of you. I observed this from the moment our community started walking in; the smiles, the warm greetings and the genuine excitement for coming to school. I have thoroughly enjoyed meeting many of you, spending time with students on camps, attending the many events and opportunities and seeing the teaching of a quality Christian education every day. I believe strong relationships underpin a great school, so I am really excited for the remainder of the year together.
The Middle and Senior School Athletics Day on Tuesday was really fantastic. It is always enjoyable watching the team spirit, camaraderie and perseverance on these days. Well done to all the athletes who competed; for doing your best and also contributing to your team. I congratulate Lowan on winning this year!
I also had the privilege of attending our Year 6 Leadership Camp this week, where our Year 6s were joined by the primary student leaders of the six other Lutheran schools in western Victoria. I use the term ‘privilege’ because as we invest in the leadership development of young people, we can play a significant part in nurturing their growth to become highly effective leaders. It is always exciting to see graduates of Lutheran schools take on significant leadership roles in society and industry, and there’s no better place to start than when they are at school!
Our Open Day is scheduled for Wednesday, 10 May. More information will be released early in Term 2. This is an exciting opportunity to encourage your friends to come and meet our team, meet our students, see the facilities and learn about the distinct education HTLC provides. Open Day will begin in the afternoon and go into the evening, to provide the best opportunity for everyone to attend. Please look out for further information.
Just a friendly reminder to families that from the beginning of Term 2, we will transition to Winter Uniform. If you are unsure of the uniform requirements, you can find these on our website.
Finally, a reminder that student dismissal for Easter on Thursday is at 2.20pm. Our buses will also run at this time.
If I do not see you before, I wish you and your family a safe and refreshing break. May it be a time that we are again reminded of Jesus’ victory over death and that relationship God invites each of us into. Please also pray for our Year 12s, as for many of them, the break will be one of study and revision to put them in the best position for the remainder of their year.
Mr James Phillips, College Principal