30 Year Celebration

From a small Primary School in a paddock to a thriving community today 30 Year Celebration 19

Last week, we acknowledged and celebrated our 30th Anniversary with a Thanksgiving Service on Friday morning with our current College community and invited guests in Luther Hall. This was symbolic as we gave thanks for our College community and those who had the faith and foresight to start a school in vacant paddocks in the middle of West Wodonga.

Our College community started as Victory Primary School with only 42 students from Foundation to Year 6 in three classes and four staff on the first day in February 1992 with Mr Jerry Smith as Principal. Today from those humble beginnings, we are a Foundation to Year 12 College community with 792 students and 100 staff.

As a Foundation staff member at St Peters Lutheran College – Springfield Queensland in 2008, I can empathise and understand the joys and excitement of the firsts – first assembly, first Sports Day, first Camp, first End-of-Year Service - as well as the challenges and hard yards that are involved in those early years.

But the legacy that was laid by our Victory Founders back in 1992 lives on today in our College community and we are thankful for everything that they did in establishing Victory Lutheran College.

I would like to acknowledge and thank the Wodonga Lutheran Parish and its members, especially Pastor Robert Hupfield, Mr Harry Kuiper and Mr Tim McInnes and the members of the Establishment Committee. We are thankful for their commitment and support, in starting our Victory Lutheran College community that we know today.

Mr John Thompson