Issue 16, 13 November 2020
Since 2017 our College began our IB journey by applying to become a candidate schools for both the PYP and MYP programs. Our staff have worked tirelessly in that time to ensure that their own professional learning and the learning of our students is based on the IB inquiry approach, growing young people with strong academic skills and a desire to be compassionate global citizens.
Full Authorisation to become an officially recognised IB School is a lengthy and thorough journey, it is a huge achievement milestone for IB schools. The Authorisation process takes a deep dive into every aspect of learning and planning for your child's education to ensure the IB way of learning is imbedded into our school culture and pedagogy.
On Monday and Tuesday next week, our Primary Years Program is walking through the process of Authorisation, a hugely exciting time to acknowledge and celebrate the incredible IB PYP journey to date and set our goals for future improvement and growth. We thank each and every staff member who has been a part of our PYP program for their efforts and commitment for ongoing improvement. Our teachers truly are such professional and gifted professionals who have worked so hard for this accreditation. So ably led by Mrs. Stephanie Kriewaldt our primary team deserve a huge round of applause and appreciation, thank you team! As a parent, I know there is no other school that I would want my child to be at. To our staff, thank you to you all!
PTFA Christmas Drive Through Celebrations
We may not be able to come together for our usual annual PTFA Christmas Carols Picnic but we have decided restrictions can't stop some Christmas fun!
On Thursday, 10 December the College Drive Through will become the place to be! College families are invited to attend our first ever 'Christmas Drive By'......decorate your car, wear your Christmas bling and drive through between 6 and 7pm.
The carols will be playing, the lights will be flashing and the surprises flowing! Every car who drives through and is decorated will receive a ticket to be in the winning for a Christmas Gift Hamper. Kids will receive a treat and Santa will be available for 'Santa Selfies'. Families will need to remain in vehicles at all times but the more cheer the merrier!
Please put this in your calendar and join us as we celebrate the year and have some Christmas fun!
2021 Student Leadership Opportunities
This week we have met with Students in Years 5 and 9 to discuss the process for electing Primary Captains and College Captains for 2021.
A Student Guide has been handed to all students interested in nominating for one of these roles with an outline of dates and process. Additional copies can be collected from the College Office or from Mr Kriewaldt.
Due to Covid-19 regulations, speeches this year will be presented virtually and students will watch speeches and vote for our 2021 Student Leaders from their classrooms in Week 9. House Captains and SRC Representatives are elected early in the new year.
School start dates for 2021
As we prepare for the new school year the College has adapted our usual start of school routine. Our 2021 Prep and Year 7 students have not been able to fully participate in a transition program this year due to the Covid-19 regulations placed on schools. As such, the 2021 school year will have a staggered start.
The 2021 School start dates:
Thursday 28th January - PCG Parent/Student/Teacher interviews for all year levels
Friday 29th January - First day for Prep's and Year 7 ONLY
Monday 1st February - Whole school returns to school
We look forward to these staggered start dates providing a smooth start to the school year for all students.
Drop off and Pick up
There are various options at Trinity Lutheran College when it comes to dropping off and picking up your children at school. We would like to remind families of best practice for each entry/exit point.
Le Pedeleure Ave
- As a parent if you wish to get out of the car, even for 1 minute to give your child a kiss or assist them with their school bag, this is the drop off/pick up point for you.
Main gates on 15th Street
- "Quick" drop off, pick up - Parents not to get out of cars.
- Students need to be self sufficient when exiting/entering vehicles.
- Please do not stop in the drive through to talk to teachers on duty. Parents are welcome to contact the school to make a time to talk.
Sunset Hall Car Park
- No parking in the drop off zone, only in designated car park spaces provided.
The safety of ALL students and staff on duty is paramount and your support in these procedures is appreciated, thank you.
2022 Prep Enrolments
Trinity is seeing an influx in demand and we would like to make sure our current families are able to attend. If you have a Prep student for 2022, now is the time to complete your Application for Enrolment.
Please complete the Application for Enrolment if you have a Prep student for 2022.
Student Illness and Attendance
It is so exciting to know that not only our state but also Australia continues to record such low and on many days now, zero new cases of Covid-19 but with this great result can come complacency. A reminder to families when children are unwell - PLEASE DO NOT send your child to school if showing any symptoms of being unwell. Students will be sent home from school when ill. Thank you.
A number of female students have college dresses that are very short in length. Please ensure your daughter's hem on their dress is at an appropriate length (knee length). College uniform not only sets a standard for our college but also demonstrates taking pride in appearance on an individual level. Please work with your children to ensure adherence to our College Uniform policy.
Uniform can be purchased online or alternatively an appointments can be made to visit the uniform shop and can be done by clicking on the link: https://www.noone.com.au/school/trinity-lutheran-college-mildura/stores
Instrumental Dance Program - Meet our Tutors!
SUE WYNNE Instrumental Music Co-ordinator/Trumpet/Piano /Theory of Music
Sue began playing piano at a young age, completing qualifications in Piano and Theory of Music through the Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB)
Sue has enjoyed teaching all genres of music for over 30 years and more recently studied Cornet/Trumpet.
To ensure a position in the 2021 Instrumental Program please complete and return enrolment form.
The BIG Art & Expression Competition
On Monday, 9 November 2020, Camp Australia launched The BIG Art & Expression Competition nationally. The competition is open to all registered families with Camp Australia – no bookings are required to be made.
Camp Australia brings to you The BIG Art & Expression Competition – where your child can display their creative talents and win BIG prizes. The competition is open to all registered Camp Australia families and, if you’re not registered, registration is free! Register free at http://pp.campaustralia.com.au/ and find out more about the competition at https://campaustralia.com.au/bigartcomp
The competition closes on Wednesday, 18 November 2020.
Nippers is a beach and river education program that introduces children aged 5 to 13 years to lifesaving in Mildura.
The program is about children participating in safe, fun and organised activities in a beach environment; preparing them to be future lifesavers.
The Nipper Education Program caters for all manner of experience and skill levels of participants and it happens on Sunday mornings during summer.
The emphasis is focused on fun and education, regardless of development stages to ensure experiences are positive and affirmative.
For further information you can contact the Club Captain Adrian Adams on 0419 514 861.