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In this issue                                            Term 4, Week 3
School News
Farewell to Ms Sue Sullivan, College Principal – 2012-2018
It is with sadness, that on behalf of the Board, I officially say farewell to our College Principal, Ms Sue Sullivan, who will leave Living Waters Lutheran College at the end of 2018.  A farewell service will be held this Friday afternoon at 2.30pm to celebrate Sue’s principalship and service to the College.  If your schedule allows a warm welcome is extended to you to attend.
Sue has been an integral part of the College community for almost 17 years. 
Sue commenced her service as a part-time teacher in 2002, in the early years of the College’s development, where flexibility was the key!  Secondary Science, particularly Human Biology, was the focus of her teaching and she shared her love of Science with many of our students.  From 2006 and beyond, as a gifted leader and skilled and informed educator, Sue served in a variety of leadership roles including Head of Senior School, Director of Teaching and Learning and Deputy Principal. 
In 2012, the College Board and the Luthern Schools Association, South Australia, Northern Territory, Western Australia, in recognition of her leadership qualities, appointed Sue to the position of Principal.  In leading the College, Sue has shown true servant leadership and genuine care for the students, staff and families in this community. With her executive team, she worked tirelessly to ensure the College was up to date with curriculum developments and pastoral care initiatives.   Sue brought humility, compassion and a sense of justice to her role, as she worked faithfully as Principal to bring to fruition the strategic vision of the College Board.
Sue loved nothing better than seeing our students thrive and grow in their learning and took great pride in their successes both small and large.  Particularly important to Sue each year was the Valedictory service where she was able to acknowledge the educational journey of each child and celebrate the promise of what was next.  Sue’s dedication and encouragement to the students, staff and families was an important aspect of her service and she shared wisdom, kindness and genuine empathy with them.
It is with grateful thanks that I recognise Sue’s important contribution to the College.  The life of a Principal is one of sacrifice and giving and Sue certainly showed deep commitment to the College during her tenure. I know you will join with me in wishing her God’s richest blessings as she leaves Living Waters Lutheran College and great success in her life after service to Living Waters.
Dr Elizabeth McKinnon, Board Chairperson
2019 College Captains
The College Captains for 2019 are Thomas Millard and Emilie Hahn. Both Thomas and Emilie are looking forward to the opportunity to serve the college in this prestigious position of College Captain.
2019 Fees and Charges
Living Waters Lutheran College is pleased to announce that the cost of fees and levies will not increase for any school year group in 2019. Further to this, to make schooling more affordable for young families, Kindy Tuition Fees and Levies will reduce by $640 (19%) and Pre-Primary Tuition Fees and Levies will reduce by $810 (17%). Our Fees & Charges for 2019 can be found here Fees and Charges 2019
 
Careers News
Middle and Senior School students have been busy participating in a range of programs promoted through the Careers office:
 
TLC110 Is a free initiative facilitated by Murdoch University, that allows non ATAR students to apply for over 80 degree courses at Murdoch University.  Year 12 students celebrated their successful engagement and completion of the program by attending  a brief ceremony and presentation of certificates at the Rockingham campus. Congratulations to Damian Moule who received a notable achievement award and to all of our students on their fine achievements. 
 
Try A Trade In partnership with the Construction Training Fund, South Metro TAFE have delivered a range of free Try  A Trade programs covering solid plastering, carpentry/joinery, bricklaying, floor tiling and paraprofessional. All year 9 and 10 students who  participated would recommend this program to other student, here are some of the reasons why:
  • Great insight to the trade world – Jarred S, Year 9
  • It is fun and you learn things – Matthew A, Year 9
  • Allows you to see what skills are needed for this job – Brodie A, Year 9
  • A different atmosphere to school, gets people used to workplace safety and rules – Brayden N Year 9
Inspirational Role Models, Men In Business A small group of Year 9 – 11 boys attended this unique event in Perth accompanied by Mrs Proctor, Head of Careers and VET and myself. We listened to various speakers about their career pathways. The students participated in a group task and presented an idea that addressed the challenge of building resilience. 
All students who attended said they found the event useful, helping them understand how resilience, determination and hard work will help them go far. Mrs. Sainty

 
Senior School
Valedictory
Thursday, 18 October was a momentous occasion in the calendar for Living Waters Lutheran College as we held the first Year 12 Valedictory on campus in the Vlahov Centre. The evening began with families and guests invited to enjoy light refreshments as they mingled in the chapel. Meanwhile, the graduating class nervously put on their robes and sashes, and headed backstage.
The service included an array of community and academic awards, spectacular musical performances, and poignant speeches. Mrs Kelly Crowley reflected on the year group’s chosen theme, Onwards, as she spoke about the Year 12 students moving on to future opportunities. Our College Captains, Brooke Wallace and Thomas Schubert, thanked those key people for helping every student ‘make it’ to the stage, culminating in an emotional video that acknowledged the many minutes the cohort had spent together and the special memories they would always share. The final blessing song, farewelling the Year 12 students and wishing them well, was particularly moving.
There is a moment every year, just before the curtains open, where the Year 12’s stand quietly waiting to be ‘revealed’. From backstage, they can hear the opening prayer, and the Principal welcoming the audience. It is in this moment that they hold their collective breath and realise that this is it – we have done it… together. It is such a special moment to witness - the curtains open and they are greeted with thunderous applause. Every member of the audience showering them with love and appreciation for their hard work. Their achievements. Their grit. Their completed formal educational journey. It is a privilege to watch. Valedictory celebrates these extraordinary young people and recognises all they have achieved together.
The Class of 2018 is such a special group. Their grace, positivity, and integrity will be missed. We send them ‘onwards’ with God’s blessings. 
We would like to thank all of the people who were involved in the preparation and coordination of the Valedictory Service. Finally, we offer our congratulations to the Year 12 cohort, and wish them well in their future endeavours. Ms Liley
Graduation Dinner
It was an honour to celebrate our Year 12 students at their Graduation Dinner on Wednesday, 16 October at Golden Ponds Function Centre. This was our inaugural graduation dinner as we recognised that many accomplishments or milestones are observed by holding a special intimate meal together. Graduations are no different. The dinner was a wonderful way to celebrate and appreciate students’ achievements as well as families and staff who helped the students reach this important milestone.
From each of our staff, I would like to thank our Year 12 parents for entrusting their children with us, and for partnering with us in this educational journey.
To our students – we would like to say thank you for the privilege of being part of your journey. We wish you all the very best as you progress onwards... Mrs. Adam
Un-Muck Up Day
The Year 12 Graduating class of 2018 held their ‘Un-Muckup Day’ on Wednesday, 17 October this year. At LWLC the tradition has been that they organise and run a farewell ‘Un-Muckup’ in the chapel for the whole of the Senior School. The 2018 Year 12’s produced a celebration this year that was vibrant and creative – a positive, warm and fun filled representation of their time at the College. Their ‘redesigned’ uniforms looked resplendent, their eclectic playlist reflected the diversity of the whole group and the activities were original and upbeat. All of the Senior School Teachers and students enjoyed joining with the 12’s to commemorate their time at school through a mix of drama improv and a selection of Youth Group activities delivered with a twist. The goodwill and humour of the occasion characterised this beautiful 2018 Year 12 group whose gentleness and compassion exemplify ‘purpose with integrity’. For the staff watching them go, the moment is bitter sweet: it is so exciting for the 12’s to have reached such an important milestone and with whom we have been privileged share such an important part of their journey - we are all so proud and happy for them; but we will miss this extraordinary group of young people. Mrs. Davies
Year 12 Leavers: House Farewells
On Tuesday, 26 October, as part of the Leavers Week, Senior School students celebrated and said goodbye to the graduating Year 12 students. Pastoral Care classes and their teachers met together in their Houses and participated in various activities.

Swan
On Tuesday, 26 October Senior School Swan House said goodbye to their Year 12 students. Students were presented with a small gift and personalised certificate in recognition of their wonderful efforts during their Senior School tenure. These students were a distinctly cohesive and cooperative group who possessed many talents. We wish all of our graduating students the very best as they enter the next chapter of their lives: Ciara Allan,  Tayla Cook, Skyla Francis, Dylan De Paiva, Jarrod Hayden, Bethany McDonald, Beth Merrilees, Taylor Mills, Eleanor Murray, Lillian McKenzie, Joe Padfield, Talecia Roberts, Brayden Sewell, Jackson Snashall and Benjamin Watt.
Mr Briggs 
Murray
The Murray House Year 12s were farewelled by their Year 11 and 10 peers in the traditional Murray manner, meaning that the Year 11s decorated the space, cooked the barbeque and served the Year 12s. Emilie Hahn baked a delicious blueberry cake and blue fudge to add to the sausages, onions and hash browns cooked by the Year 11s.  Jack Blumer received the House Spirit award, for his consistent involvement and encouragement in all Murray House activitiesl. Each PC teacher handed out a small gift and said a few words about each of their PC 12s. We wish the Twelves all the best in their future experiences.
Mr. Mitchell

Serpentine
On Tuesday, 16 October Serpentine House students gathered in the Chapel to say farewell and thank you to the House Year 12’s. After a brief reflection on some of the sporting highlights for Serpentine during the past three years; winning the Swimming and Athletics Carnivals several times as well as the epic 2018 Swimming Carnival march-past. The Year 12 students were presented with a framed gift including the Cookie Monster Rap (a long-standing Serpentine tradition). Finally, a beef and gravy roll lunch was served to all. This year's graduates' strong leadership and House support will be greatly missed. We wish them all the very best in their future endeavours.
Mr. Millard


Canning
Canning students celebrated their Year 12s by sharing food, listening to music and playing a balloon game. Each Year 12 student was presented with a kind message and a gift of a cactus from their PC teacher. The cactus is a symbol of life, growth and resilience. Each Year 12 student brought a unique quality to Canning, and together, they showed excellent leadership and were brilliant role models to their peers. To the graduating Year 12 students, we wish you all the best and hope that your lives are filled with friendship and joy: Nova Ball, Jake Garratt, Klaire Gerona, Kathleen Gibson, Joshua Hallsworth, Damian Moule, Joy Mukusha, Chayanan Palasak, Bethany Phillips, Molly Richdale, Rishita Roy, Rachel Sammons, Thomas Schubert, Hannah Schulz, Darby Steele, Sian Taffe, Brooke Wallace and Chloe Wheatley. Ms. Seager
Middle School
R.O.S.T.I.A Dinner
We look forward to seeing all the families of Year 9 parents at our R.O.S.T.I.A Dinner on Wednesday, 31 October at the Gary Holland Community Centre. Doors open at 6pm for a 6.30pm start. Cost is $40 per family member and includes a three-course meal, tea and coffee. Get your tickets through student services or parent reception.The dinner is sponsored by Prestige Catering.

 
Junior School
On Wednesday, 19 September our Junior School gathered for its annual Athletics Carnival. The weather was beautiful with a slight chill, perfect conditions for fast races, big jumps and long throws. It was great to see so many get involved and to have such a wonderful community of parents there to support the students. Thanks to all the staff, student and parent helpers on the day, we could not have done it without you
Junior School Zoo Excursion
On Tuesday, 23 October the Pre Primary classes headed to the Perth Zoo on a great big bus. This was very exciting as many students had never been on a bus before! We had a lovely day at the zoo, using our map reading skills to find the animals on our list. We really enjoyed seeing all the dinosaurs as well as the animals in the enclosures. A big thank you to our parent helpers who helped by following our map readers around the Zoo! Mrs. Hart
 
The Arts
This was my first visit to Japan and it proved to be one of discovery and delight. Japan’s culture is quite different to ours in Australia, which quickly became evident in the schools that we visited and in the homes of our host families.
The schools, Kawanishi Midoridai and Shimizudani in Osaka, were both very welcoming and friendly but we had to adjust to changing from outdoor to indoor shoes, climbing many sets of stairs throughout the day and remaining at school for a long day, sometimes till after 5pm. All Japanese students belong to some form of after school club and can easily have a 9 or 10 hour day.
Our host families were equally as welcoming as the schools and cared for us beautifully. We were treated to a variety of new foods and activities which in many instances showcased the best of Japan’s hospitality.
A totally moving experience and one that will stay with me always.
Mr. Worth 

'Head ~ Heart ~ Home’ 
Showcase of The Arts


You are invited to the 'Head ~ Heart ~ Home’
A Living Waters Showcase of The Arts

Art Exhibition Opening and Awards Night
Monday 29th of October 
Living Waters Lutheran College

Awards Presentation in the School Chapel 5:30pm—6:30pm

Official Opening - Visual Arts and Technology Building
6:30pm—7:30pm

Drama and Music Performances will occur in the courtyard area outside at 15 minute intervals throughout this hour.

Young Artists Perspectives Exhibition
On 7, September ourselves and four other Senior School Visual Art students were given the opportunity to view our artworks on display as part of the Young Artists Perspectives Exhibition. At 12:00pm we began our journey to the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, where the exhibition was held, for the opening ceremony which included the presentation of the highly commended artist awards. Hannah Richardson was the award recipient for Living Waters. The event was sponsored by MZI Resources and ALCOA Mandurah Art Gallery, who offered awards to select students. There was an opening ceremony with speeches and a performance of select scenes from an upcoming theatre production. The opening ceremony was followed by additional time to view and discuss the various works of art before heading back to school. The whole experience was fantastic as we were able to see other artworks entered by various schools and we also received complementary food. By Niamh Anderton, Frankie Barker, Nicole Cobb, Aliesha Richards and Thomas Millard (Year 10/11 Visual Arts students) 
 
Up-Cycle Art Project Exhibition
On Friday, 21 September Semester One Year 9 Art Construction students Thomas Marsden, Ryan Southen, Jarrod Southen and I attended the opening of the Up-Cycle Art Project Exhibition which was held at the Rockingham Arts Centre. We were delighted to again be announced as the winners of the Lions Club of Rockingham sponsored Secondary School Division Award, for the classes sculpture entitled ‘Mind Manipulator’. The judges commented on the interesting and original use of materials which were used in an unexpected way as well as mentioning how well the sculpture was constructed. Whilst there we had the opportunity to view a range of other sculptures which all used recycled materials in unique ways and made comments on the environmental impact that waste has on society. The event was curated by Barbara Green and was attended by Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels. On behalf of the Semester One Art Construction Class, I would like to thank local artist Stella Onderwater who assisted the class with the creation of the sculpture. We look forward to having her as a special guest at the upcoming Art Exhibition Opening on Monday 29th of October. Ms. McGushin
Sport
Lightning Netball Team Final
On Saturday,15 September, the Living Waters Lutheran College Lightning Netball team played the RDNA Open 3 Division finals against Angels from the Warnbro Netball Club. WNC Angels had led the majority of the season, going into the Preliminary Finals at the top of the table and were everybody’s pick to take out the Grand Final. LWLC Lightning annihilated that thought process with a dazzling performance and a convincing Grand Final win of 59 to 28!
Two students from Year 9 and one student from Year 10 have been recognised by the Associated and Catholic Colleges of Western Australia (ACC) for their outstanding performances at the 2018 Year 7-12 Interschool Athletics Carnival last term. Congratulations to the following students in attaining these prestigious awards.
 
CHELSEA PITCHERS          - F Division U/15 Girls CHAMPION
BRODIE ANDERSON        - F Division U/15 Boys CHAMPION
CHANEL ROBINSON        - Selection in the ACC ATHLETICS ALL STARS TEAM 2018 (Javelin)
 
All students have been presented with ACC Athletics Certificates and Talecia will also receive an All Star pin.
Full team lists can be found on the ACC website at
http://www.accsport.asn.au/carnivals/athletics/all-stars-team
The 2018 Pedal Prix Team 
In September four teams of students headed across the Nullarbor on a bus to attend the 24 hour race in Murray Bridge Adelaide, students performed really well and made many new friends and contacts with students from other schools. Many thanks to parents and families who supported the team this year and we look forward to running the program again in 2019.
Culture, Community and Events
Australian Lutheran World Service Day
The Year 5 and 6 students attended a wonderful day with Julie Krause, who is the Community Action Officer with Australian Lutheran World Service. This session was held in the School Chapel on the last day of Term 3 and all of the students were asked to focus on the topic of “Survive or Thrive”. Julie spoke to the children about the many families in parts of Asia who have so many challenges in just trying to survive.
Julie provided the classes with challenging activities that made us all aware how hard life is for many of our neighbours and friends in Asia. The children were all asked to really appreciate what it is like to be hungry and ate coconut milk and bananas for recess and baked beans and rice for lunch.
The whole day was a challenge for all of us and certainly made us more aware of how we can help other families improve the quality of their lives. The day also made us all appreciate how fortunate we are in our country. Mr. Carson
Community News
Join Aussie Hoops!
Learn to play basketball in a fun safe environment and join Aussie Hoops on Monday and Wednesday from 3.30pm - 4.30pm in the college gym. Cost is $100 for ten one hour sessions - also receive a carry bag, training singlet and basketball! To find out more and register for the program go to: http://www.aussiehoops.com.au/find-a-program/
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