A history-making occasion marking the union of Tanunda Lutheran School (TLS) and Faith Lutheran College was celebrated Friday February 2 at a combined campus worship service held at the Barossa Arts & Convention Centre.
More than 800 students and 140 staff formed a giant Number 1 to signify the merge as 1Faith. Captured superbly by the overhead drones and rooftop photographers, special guests were treated to a birds-eye view of the formation from the newly renovated West Wing classrooms over morning tea.
The service recognised and celebrated the collective 173 years of TLS history, 32 years of Faith history, and the forging of an exciting future together.
‘After months of planning, it was incredibly moving to see almost 1,300 people celebrate and acknowledge the amalgamation of Faith and TLS. This is a significant moment in history and we recognise those who have worked tirelessly in recent years to make the merger a reality’. Steven Wilksch, Principal Faith Middle and Senior Campus.
‘What an exciting time it is to be a part of Lutheran Education in the Barossa Valley! Together we are stronger and I look forward to creating never before imagined opportunities for the students of Faith Lutheran College’. Darren Stevenson, Principal Tanunda Lutheran School ELC and Junior Campus.
The new entity will retain the name Faith Lutheran College and become an ELC to Year 12 College. In 2018, TLS Junior Campus will house ELC to Year 7 students and Year 8 to Year 12 students will attend the Faith Campus. The TLS and Faith governing body see significant benefit in merging the two schools ‘…together we will be stronger as one Lutheran education facility’.