Principal's Message (6 October, 2023)
Welcome back to Term 4! We hope this newsletter finds you well and filled with positivity as we embark on another exciting chapter of our learning journey together. It has been such a pleasure to witness how quickly our students have settled into their learning routines, eagerly immersing themselves in their studies and joyfully reconnecting with their friends. Truly, this is a testament to the resilience and adaptability of our College community.
Our College is a fantastic learning environment where students have many subject choices, opportunities and extracurricular activities. We remain firmly committed to these as they are all a significant part of a holistic education that instils values, develops capabilities and prepares students for life.
Get ready to be swept away by the world of Mary Poppins! We are really looking forward to the Junior School musical, featuring talented students from Years 3 to 6. All of our community is invited along on Friday, 13 October, when we will present both a matinee at 2.00pm and an evening performance at 6.30pm in the Multi-Purpose Centre. We warmly invite all families to join us and witness this production that has been prepared for many weeks. It promises to be an unforgettable experience! I extend my thanks to the students who have dedicated themselves to this opportunity, the staff for their tireless efforts with enabling it, and to the many volunteers who are supporting in many different capacities.
In Matthew 21:33-46, we find a thought-provoking parable about a landowner and his vineyard. This parable challenges us to reflect on our own lives and the responsibilities we have in nurturing and growing the gifts and talents that God has bestowed upon us. In Lutheran schools, we support students to discover the gifts that God has given them, nurture their ongoing development and provide opportunities for them to use their gifts. As we begin Term 4, let us ponder how we encourage students and each other to use the gifts we have been given. How can we contribute positively to our community by nurturing and supporting one another's growth?
Finally, I thank you, our community, for the significant part you play in shaping our College community and contributing to its growth. As we navigate the coming weeks, let us remain steadfast in our belief that we are stronger together and that this is a student-focused College that is committed to providing a quality Christian education.
Let us embrace the opportunities that lie ahead, knowing that we are part of a community that thrives on unity, resilience, and unwavering hope. I thank God for you, this College and the wonderful community it is.
Mr James Phillips, College Principal