WALK MY WAY gives you the chance to join with people around Australia in a 26km walking challenge to and raise money to support refugee kids to go to school! If you can’t make it to any of the Walk locations, you can organise a Walk with your school, church, family and friends or walk solo! Each $26 you raise can help a refugee child go to school for a whole year! Click through to the full article for more information and resources.
Thank you to all LExICON administrators for the role you play in maintaining the database. As we reach the end of another school year and get ready for 2020 there will be an increase in staffing changes, so we have provided some notes in the latest edition of the LExICON newsletter to help you with this. Please click through for a download link to these instructions.
During the last term break a group of staff from Good News Lutheran College, Tarneit attended the Transitions Conference as part of the ongoing research project that is being conducted by Melbourne University into the impact that learning environments can have on teacher change and student outcomes. I’ve met with them since the conference to discuss the impact and learning from the conference. It was obviously inspiring and thought provoking.
Living as Children of the light, loving God, loving others, loving learning. Sunshine Christian School is nestled in the multicultural Western suburbs of Melbourne. Our community is representative of our demographic, and we celebrate the rich diversity, which is created through the coming together of many cultures. Our small size enables us to build a strong sense of community, and at the heart of our community is a firm foundation of faith stemming from our Lutheran ethos and identity. This Spotlight is written by Damian Pietsch, Principal of Sunshine Christian School.
Following a meeting of the ACLE committee, a survey has been created for people to suggest speakers and sessions. Please click through the title link to complete the survey and connect with the ACLE page on Facebook for more updates on ACLE6 – One Voice Many Paths.
This week’s devotion is written by Adrian Kitson in ‘Renewed hope for Each Day’ (2000) as he reflects on select verses from Psalm 84. “How happy are those whose strength comes from you, who are eager to make the pilgrimage to Mount Zion. As they pass through the dry Baca Valley, it becomes a place of springs; the autumn rain fills it with pools. They grow stronger as they go; they will see the God of gods on Zion.” (Psalm 84:5-7)
There are some upcoming events for both Christian Studies Leaders and Connect Facilitators, please check the dates in the article below and advise Gary Jewson of attendance ASAP.
On most mornings of the week I listen to a Mackay aboriginal radio station because of the old country music, which they play between 9:00 and 11:00 am. This is then followed by another syndicated aboriginal program, which comes out of Cairns, called National Talk Black (this is a play on the words talk back). This session usually has interviews with different people. A couple of weeks ago they interviewed somebody on the YWAM mission ship, which travels to New Guinea.
Ralph Zapart, from Eastside Lutheran College was formally fare welled on the 15th of September with an outpouring of admiration and love from the students, teachers and families at a service followed by a BBQ lunch. Ralph, we wish you every blessing as you begin your transition to retirement. The following is an extract from Eastside Lutheran College’s Newsletter, which I would like to share, authored by current Principal Wendy Ruback:
“Thank God that a seven-year-old child knows what the church is, namely, holy believers and ‘the little sheep who hear the voice of their shepherd” (Martin Luther).