Principal's Message (6 May 2022)
Greetings to all in our HTLC community.
I would like to wish our Year 11 students all the best as they prepare for their College Ball this evening. It is pleasing to see that we can provide this opportunity for our students and allow for such wonderful memories to be had. I give thanks to the parents and staff who have spent hours organising, preparing, and setting up for the event. Your passion and support is greatly appreciated, on behalf of our community I say thank you.
Over the past several weeks it has been wonderful to have had the opportunity to meet with existing and new families as we commence enrolment interviews for prospective students in 2023. During my time with families it has provided a moment to once again talk about the 'why' of Lutheran education and how this supports the 'how' and 'what' we do as a school. At Holy Trinity Lutheran College we are committed to providing quality Christian care and future focused education for all individuals - nurturing each child to develop the necessary skills to thrive in this changing and challenging world we live in. Through these conversations it has been affirming to see how blessed we are to have such a wonderful college. I remind current families that if they are looking to enrol their child at the college for next year, and haven't already done so, that they are to get in touch with the Main Reception as soon as you can for further information. Additionally, if you are in contact with any family or friends who are looking to enrol their child at school next year and are yet to decide, I encourage you to speak with them about the wonderful people, places and programs we have at our college. Your support in spreading the good news of our school is greatly appreciated.
Commencing next week, testing for the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) will take place for students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. The online NAPLAN tests are scheduled to commence on Tuesday 10 May and conclude by Friday 20 May. As we prepare for NAPLAN, parents are again reminded that this testing is only one form of assessment, conducted at one point in time, and that at Holy Trinity Lutheran College the assessment of a child is an ongoing process whereby teachers employ a range of methods in assessing each child’s progress. If families have any queries or concerns regarding these tests, you are encouraged to contact either your child’s classroom teacher or the relevant Head of Sub-school.
Families may have noticed that academic and general excellence scholarships for the secondary school commencing in 2023 are now open. An application form and candidate information can be found on our website. The closing date for these applications is Friday 3 June. Click here to find out more.
A reminder that our Open Day will be held on Sunday 22 May from 11am to 1pm. All three sub schools will be open during this time and I warmly invite current and new families to attend. Prior to this day our Year 7 Information Evening for students commencing in 2023 will take place on Wednesday 18 May, commencing at 7pm. Further information will be provided to our current families and the wider community over the coming week. I look forward to the opportunity to discuss the transition into secondary school with these families soon.
Wishing you a blessed week.
Mr Daniel Weller, College Principal