INNA LI.LLAHI WA INNA ILAY.HI RAJI’UN
“To God, we belong and to him, we return.” – an Arabic phrase used when someone hears of the death of a person.
In a world that often challenges us like it has in the past week, I am thankful, each day, to be part of a College community like Victory Lutheran College, where we have the opportunity to work with and support young people, sharing their journey in a safe and secure place.
We send our prayers and thoughts to those impacted by last week’s tragedy in New Zealand and I hope that there is greater acceptance of each other and understanding of our differences so that we can all live together in peace.
As recently communicated, we have been working with our local remaining College Uniform suppliers after the news that Brunella School Wear is closing at the end of March.
We are pleased to announce that both J&M Clothing and Beleza School Uniforms will be stocking our full College uniform within their High Street Wodonga stores. There may be some slight delays on some items as new suppliers are finalised. To assist these College supporters, and our families please visit now to purchase/order your winter requirements.
VICTORY SCHOLARSHIPS FOR SISTER SCHOOL
After our visit to Nias in September last year, we committed to support our Sister School in a few different ways and we held a couple of fundraising activities. I am pleased to announce that as a result of our College community’s support, we will be providing scholarships for three students to attend our Sister School in Gunungsitoli. Our Victory Scholarships cover the tuition fees for a year and support towards uniform, books and stationery requirements.
MINISTER FOR EDUCATION VISIT
Our College Captains and I were able to take the Federal Minister for Education, the Hon. Mr Dan Tehan, MP and local Liberal candidate, Mr Steven Martin on a tour of the College today. It was a good chance to ask the Minister a few ‘hard hitting’ questions at the same time as showcasing the growth of the College much of which has been made possible with the support of Federal funding.
Thank you for your ongoing support and as always, please feel free to reach out with questions and concerns.
Yours in his service,