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.
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).
Date: 7th – 9th July 2021
Venue: Melbourne Convention and Entertainment Centre
Theme: One Voice Many Paths
On Saturday, 22 June we officially unveiled the new LEVNT Strategic Direction, which is the culmination of effort and an inspiring day of collegiality.
On Friday the 28th of June we farewelled John Graetz from his role at LEVNT and thanked him for his many years of outstanding service.
“Mental Health is not a destination, but a process. It’s about how you drive, not where you’re going” – Noam Shpancer
The 2019 LEVNT Leadership/Principal Spiritual Retreat is being held on Friday, 17 May at the Mantra Conference Centre, Tullamarine. The program will begin with a shared evening meal the night before, on Thursday, 16 May.
The retreat will focus on encouraging a culture of genuine collegial support as we spend time reflecting self-awareness and its critical role for us as leaders in schools. I encourage you to find time in your busy schedule to attend this retreat and spend some valuable time in personal and spiritual reflection.
On Friday, 15 March the Principals and Business Managers’ Day was well attended, and a variety of speakers gave presentations covering technology, school registration, staffing workload managing under performance and many more…