Welcome to the 2020 College year – a new year and a new decade. A special welcome to all new students and families who join our College community this year. As we commence the new year, our enrolments are 800 students with about half in Primary and half in Secondary. This year, we welcome 127 new students and their families throughout the College which is really exciting and we thank them for their commitment to Victory.
As we start our 2020 College year, we cannot commence without sending our sincere thoughts to everyone effected by the recent devasting bushfires in our local area and nationally. We send our support to each community and every individual effected and join the rest of Australia in thanking the tireless firefighters, volunteers, community support workers and every single selfless person who has assisted our fellow citizens in this tragic time of need. This tragedy has brought sadness and devastation to so many, but in the midst of such hardship the inspiration of witnessing community, neighbours and strangers alike coming together in solidarity to support one another has once again been a demonstration of the collective spirit of humanity and compassion we can share as fellow citizens. To all once again, we say thank you.
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. It has been great to see them engaging in their learning already but also being part of our College in meeting their Year 5 buddies and their Year 12 Super buddies last week and being led into our Opening Service by the Year 12 Class of 2020. I wish all our Foundation families all the best as the year commences and supporting our special little people together. I am sure that by the end of the first couple of weeks, our Foundation students will be enjoying a big sleep on Friday nights.
We officially commenced our College year with the 2020 Opening Service on Monday, 3rd February. With our Foundation to Year 12 College community, we installed our new staff and Student Leaders for 2020 as well as acknowledging the achievements of our Year 12 Class of 2019, especially our College Dux, Jacob Moffat.
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,