Welcome to the 2018 College Year
A special welcome to all new students and families who join our College community this year. As we commence 2018, our enrolments are 747 students, including 100 new students throughout the College.
Our Foundation students commenced last Thursday, which was exciting for our new little students and their parents/guardians. We look forward to our Foundation students transitioning positively into the College and beginning their primary education. Personally 2018 is a significant year for our family as our son Elijah commences as one of our Foundation students. Over the past few weeks, Elijah has been getting more excited as we prepare for the first day with buying his uniform, packing his bag and helping him practice tying his shoe laces. I wish all our Foundation families all the best as the year commences and we support our special little people.
On Monday, we officially commenced our College year with the 2018 Opening Service. With our whole College community, we installed our College Chaplain, New Staff and Student Leaders for 2018 as well as acknowledging the achievements of our Year 12 Class of 2017, especially our College Dux, Hannah Billington.
At this year’s Opening Service, we also acknowledged the service of Mr Merv Keller to our College community. Merv peacefully passed away on Friday 5th January 2018 after battling cancer for the past 18 months. Over the past twenty years, Merv served continuously on the College Council as a Parish Representative and supported the Finance Committee with his experience and knowledge. Victory was a passion of Merv’s and many extra hours were spent serving the College community from mowing lawns to cooking the BBQ.
Our LEA Director, Mr Stephen Rudolph, presented Merv’s wife, Mrs Rhonda Keller, with a Lutheran Education Australia Service Award acknowledging his amazing Christian service to Victory Lutheran College.
I pray that God will bless our College year and support our students as they commence their classes. I trust that we all settle back into our routines over the coming weeks and connect with friends, old and new!
Yours in Christ,
Mr John Thompson
Pg Cert Ed Lead, B Ed