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- Venue: Holy Trinity Lutheran College
On Thursday 12 September, a group of Middle School leaders from around Victoria gathered at Holy Trinity Lutheran College for their once-a-term LEVNT Network Meeting. This group has been meeting for the last couple of years and have recently made the commitment to visit each other’s schools. This time it was Holy Trinity’s turn to host.
Heads of Middle School and Curriculum Leaders from Lutheran schools around Melbourne and Geelong travelled to Horsham on Wednesday night in preparation for this meeting. An evening meal at the Capital restaurant provided opportunity for an informal gathering and social and work related discussions to take place.
The Thursday started with a devotion in the new Senior Centre before I briefed the group on the history of the college, including the developments which led to the implementation of a Middle and then Senior School. Tours of the facilities followed with visits to classrooms to watch some of the Middle School programs in operation. Thanks to Mrs Sunil and her Year 7 Pathways Maths class for hosting us in their lesson. A morning tea was prepared for us by some of the Café 3:16 students who served a delicious array of snacks and barista coffees to the staff. Thank you to Mrs Przibilla for coordinating this with the help of her students. The group then watched a video documentary on modern pedagogy and a lively discussion followed before we were treated to the musical vocals of Year 10 student, Grace Buckman, and Mrs Mock during the lunch break. Further discussion after lunch completed the day before the group departed for the trip back to Melbourne.
The group was complimentary of the facilities that have been built, were impressed with the attitude and demeanour of the students and admired the hard work and dedication of the staff and their desire to go to extra effort to provide programs and educational experiences for the students. I couldn’t help but feel a sense of pride as I led the group through the college facilities and classrooms and the interactions with our students. I truly feel blessed to be able to work at this college and look forward to working to continue to establish HTLC as a place where innovation and hard work combine to meet the educational needs of our students.