Lakeside Lutheran College, (Pakenham, Victoria) is seeking a Business Manager from 3 April 2018, or as mutually agreed. Applications close on 19 February. The advertisement and details of the position are below.
N4L 7 Feb 2018
The Board for Lutheran Education Australia recently announced the retirement of Stephen Rudolph, LEA Executive Director, at the end of 2018.
The LEA Board of Directors has commence the process of appointment of a new Executive Director to commence in 2019. The position is currently being advertised through a variety of channels. The advertisement, position description and selection criteria are available at: http://www.lutheran.edu.au/executive-director/
[Dr] Neville Highett
Chair, Board for Lutheran Education Australia
We currently have two Principals Delegate vacancies for the District Synod at Tatachilla from 4-6 May.
Details are at this link.
If you are a SA or NT principal and are able to attend, please contact our office as soon as possible. This would be considered a ‘swap’ and you would not be required to attend your next rostered year.
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Below is the Agenda for the meeting.
The first meeting for the year will be hosted at Navigator College Port Lincoln. Please register at LESNW events for Monday 5th March
A reminder to leaders that LESNW has a copy of the documentary Most Likely To Succeed. “The film explores compelling new approaches that engage students, energise teachers, and lead to deep retained learning.”
It was great to see that 4 of our learning communities took advantage of the documentary to provoke thinking around possibilities during the week before Term 1 commenced.
If you are interested in accessing a copy of the documentary MLTS please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to collaborate with one or several Lutheran learning communities for a viewing, members of our team are only too eager to support the collaboration and discussions.
This year Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day fall on the same day – the first time since 1945. Googling this date has been an interesting experience. I see that some religious groups have communicated to their followers that Ash Wednesday trumps Valentine’s Day and they should therefore still uphold the tradition of fasting from meat and other sweet treats. This might make for some very bland romantic meals!
I was wondering if there was any connection between the two celebrations?
While I am not an avid fan of searching through Valentine cards at the local newsagent, I do recall from my younger years that such cards make sentiments such as, ‘I would go to the ends of the earth for you’, ‘I give my all for you’, and, ‘I love you with all my heart’.
Having celebrated 28 years of marriage to my wonderful wife, I am sure that both she and I can recall moments when such Valentine sentiments have been lived out, and unfortunately, when they have not been lived out.
That’s why Ash Wednesday is so important. It marks the beginning of a period of time (40 days) to reflect upon our humanity with all its failings, with the purpose of helping us to focus on our only hope of a truly fulfilled life through the freedom and forgiveness which Jesus Christ won for us at Easter.
To fail to reflect on the need for Easter is to fail to celebrate the significance of Easter.
As leaders of your communities, I encourage you to consider your humanity with all that it entails. Yes, celebrate your successes. But during this upcoming period of Lent, take time to reflect on how God is calling you to identify those parts of your life which need his grace, his forgiveness, his renewal. It is as we reflect upon our need for help that we become open to the Spirit’s growth.
In my trouble I called to the Lord.
I cried out to my God for help.
From his temple he heard my voice;
my call for help reached his ears.
A number of our learning communities are currently developing their own Reconciliation Action Plans (RAP) which encourage to proactively and positively engage with significant reconciliation events. As part of developing our own LESNW office RAP, we have determined as a staff to attend the Reconciliation SA Apology Breakfast that is held each year in Adelaide on or near the date in February of the signing of our National Apology.
The Apology Breakfast is just one of many events and communities are encouraged to plan their own activities to help students better understand the importance and meaning of the Apology. However, the Apology Breakfast is particularly noteworthy as it attracts excellent presenters and is always attended by well over a thousand people from diverse workplaces and situations. This year is especially significant in that it will mark 10 years since Prime Minister Kevin Rudd signed the Apology on behalf of the people of Australia.
As learning communities, we all value learning. As an office, we have found our attendance at the Apology Breakfast has grown our collective knowledge and understanding and given us new insights we might otherwise have missed. We are learning.
The Apology Breakfast is currently showing on the Reconciliation SA website as sold out but we have a very limited number of seats available at our LESNW table if you would like to join us, 6:45am to 9am on the morning of Feb 12th 2018 in the Adelaide Convention Centre. Please email email@example.com asap to indicate your interest.
Over the past two years System Leadership development has been an area of specific strategic focus for both LEA and LENSW. This has taken us on a significant learning journey as emphasis has changed to leading from the emerging future through awareness based leadership. This evolving process was the focus the focus of a presentation at the International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement, held in Singapore January 8-11 2018.
At the principals and directors meeting on Friday 16th February, John and Mignon will briefly be describing this approach and the provide interaction with a few of the key elements of Awareness Based System Leadership. The document below provides access to the ICSEI presentation, which you are encouraged to read prior so that the session at the meeting can have optimal meaning and benefit.
Mindful school system
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’.