Principal's Blog

TERM 2 & Being COVID-Safe

As we return for Term 2, there are a few operational changes as we continue to focus on being COVID-Safe.

Face Masks - from the start of Term 2, while recommended, face masks are not required in our indoor spaces throughout the College. Any students or staff members who wish to wear a mask may do so, including those who are medically at-risk.

Visitors to the College - the great news is that we can welcome our parents/carers and visitors back into our community as they are no longer required to show evidence of two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine if not performing work or volunteering at the College. This means that our parents/carers can attend our weekly Chapels and other events as long as they are not unwell. There is also no requirement to use the QR Code to register being onsite.

Rapid Antigen Testing - I would like to acknowledge all our College families for their support in being COVID-Safe and continuing the voluntary rapid antigen testing on Mondays & Wednesdays for the first four weeks of Term 2.

As we return to a more normal College day-to-day routine, it is vitally important that we continue to maintain our high standards around being COVID-Safe. Each and every one of us still have a role to play in this global pandemic and I encourage each of our College community to do our part. I again thank you all for your ongoing support, encouragement and understanding as we work together.

ANZAC Day

As mentioned on the page before, it was a privilege to be part of the Wodonga ANZAC Day march. As a College community, we came together on Friday 29th April and acknowledged the sacrifices that our Defence men and women and their families have made and continue to make to support our country.

Staffing Update

As we start the new term, we welcome the following new staff members to our Victory community:

  • Mrs Clare Perry - Teacher of Year 4
    Clare has joined our Year 4 Team after relocating with her family from Brisbane where she has been on a Term 1 contract at Westside Christian College in the Primary School.
  • Ms Brooke Johnson - Teacher of Science, Unit 3/4 HHD & Junior HPE.
    Ms Johnson is an experienced HPE Teacher who has a minor in Science and has been a Ruyton Girls School for many years and worked as their HPE Teaching & Learning Leader.

We also welcome back Mrs Katelyn Moon in a part-time capacity this term after her recent parental leave.

Buildings & Grounds – Luther Drama Space

Since Day 1 of the term, our students and staff have been able to commence utilising our new learning spaces for Drama at the rear of Luther Hall. This new space consists of one open learning area that can be divided into two classrooms, a small stage area, storage areas and connection into the Luther Hall changerooms. Over the coming months, some additional work to finish off the Drama Space including stage lighting, sound and curtains are to be installed.

As we settle into the new term, thank you for your ongoing support and as always, please feel free to reach out with questions and concerns.

Yours in Christ,

Mr John Thompson
Principal