Trinity Connect

Issue 17, 13 December 2019

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Merry Christmas

What a year 2019 has been! Our College is one special place to be and one that I am grateful to have been called to serve within. May I take this opportunity to thank each student, staff member and family for your willingness to welcome my family and I into the TLC community and support me in my role.

I would like to acknowledge and thank the efforts of the staff leaving our college. Miss Hillier thank you for your gift to Trinity and every blessing for your move back to Adelaide, we will miss you! Mrs Sayer, thank you for taking Prep this term, you have been amazing and we look forward to seeing you around our community next year as you continue to assist us with relief and contract work. We are very lucky to have you!

When I think of the best way to summarise our year I think I would describe it as......our College is on the move! We have made many changes throughout 2019 as we strive for continuous improvement for all our learners. 2020 will continue this exciting journey as we work towards major building upgrades and improved facilities for all, IB authorisation and building our College to be the best it can be! Contemporary learning is fun, it’s challenging and most of all it is preparing our children for the world that they will live and work in!

May you and your family have a safe and joyous season!

Eloise Beveridge

College Branding - Have your say!

Families of Trinity Lutheran College, we invite you to complete a very short survey regarding the branding options for our college. We appreciate your time to complete the survey. Please see the link below:

2020 Staffing Update

We are excited to announce Mr Devan Edwards is joining our Secondary Team, along with Mrs June Evans-Caulfield in 2020.

Mr Edwards will teach across the secondary year levels including PE, Christian Studies and I&S classes. We are excited to have Devan join our team and know his background in Business, focus on developing positive and engaging learning environments and love of being active will be a perfect fit for Secondary at Trinity!

Ms Evans-Caulfield brings international school experience in leading the MYP and we know will be an amazing driver of our IB learning program at TLC. We are extremely blessed to have her join our team and look forward to 2020!

Miss Davis and Miss Whitworth, our new primary teachers for 2020 have both been in and met students and are eagerly awaiting the New Year as well.

We consider our College to be blessed to have been able to employ such high quality teachers and know they will all bring amazing skills to our team!

Prep - Year 2 Literacy Specialist

In our 2019 Strategic Plan the College has identified the need to provide specialist support for students, especially in the early years. As a result of this goal, in 2020 Mrs Dianne Buffon will take on the role of P-2 Literacy specialist for 2 days per week. She will focus on explicit literacy teaching for our younger students to focus on all students reaching key literacy benchmarks. Mrs Cherie Brown who we were so grateful to employ this year will teach 1/2B in partnership with Mrs Buffon.

The additional bonus of this new program is allowing our intervention staff to have increased time working with students across the upper years.

Secondary Timetable

In 2020 our College is offering double stream (2 classes per year level) for all core subjects across Years 7-10. This is great news for our students!

Students in Years 9 & 10 in 2020 have been issued with their allocated electives for the New Year based on their preferences submitted. We are excited to have been able to offer a much broader choice of options for our students than previously and look forward to the learning experiences ahead.

Sunset Hall Car Park

From this weekend the Sunset Hall Car Park will be closed as we begin works on updating the facility. We are super excited to be able to seal the surface of the carpark with appropriate markings for clear entry and exit of traffic, lined carparks, another drop and go facility as well as wider entry gate! We hope to have the works as close to completed as possible for the start of the new year.

Important Dates for 2020

  • Thursday 30th January 2020 - Student Free Day, Prep to Year 10 Pastoral Care Interviews
  • Friday 31st January 2020 - First day of School for all students

We look forward to seeing you all in 2020!

Cricket Victoria's School Ambassador of the Year Nomination

We are very excited to share with you that our wonderful PE teacher, Ms Heidi Schultz, was nominated for Cricket Victoria's School Ambassador of the Year award.

Heidi was invited to the awards function at the CitiPower Centre on the 1st of December at the Melbourne Renegades vs Sydney Thunder WBBL Match.


Expressions of Interest for 2020 Italian Trip

It is with great excitement that we invite expressions of interest from students in Year 9 and 10 in 2020 to join our TLC Italian Study Tour. Please complete the attached form if you would like your child to participate and return to the College by the end of January. If we have sufficient interest the tour will then be confirmed and all the fun will begin!

What an amazing opportunity for your child!

Shontae Storer

Congratulations Shontae Storer who has had a great year with her gymnastics. Shontae has just finished competing at the Junior Victorian Gymnastics Championships in Geelong and is ranked 21 for her age group. She also competed at out Mildura comp and placed 1st overall, I have attached a photo from the Mildura competition.