The Week Ahead - Term 1, Week 5

Monday 19 February - Friday 23 February

From the Head of College

From the College Pastor

Community News

Changes to The Week Ahead

91AV Lutheran College has introduced a new approach to our The Week Ahead newsletter, to improve the way we connect with our community.

With this change, our Leadership team will write articles monthly, offering deeper insights into the heart of our College’s operations.

Don’t worry, our weekly newsletters will continue to provide a steady stream of updates regarding upcoming events and pertinent information.

We're committed to ensuring that our communications serve the best interests of our families.

Shrove Tuesday Pancakes - Fundraiser

Thank you to our community for your support of Pancake Day (Shrove Tuesday) and the children of Ukraine.

This year we asked for a gold coin donation for the pancakes and raised $534.85 (HSC $183 (incl Kindy), WSC $236 and SSC $115.85) in support of children suffering from the ongoing war in Ukraine. This was an initiative of ALWS.

May our Lord bless your Lenten time. 

Pastor Thomas.

Library Lover’s Week

This week we celebrate love... Love of libraries and reading! The 14th of February is officially library lovers' day and the 12th- 16th February is Queensland School Library Week.

This year in our libraries, we are focusing on how reading and libraries can contribute to positive wellbeing for our students. While we all know that reading and books are vital for literacy and learning, books and libraries are increasingly being recognised as vital for our mental health as well. Across our three campuses, students use the library as a place to meet and socialise, take a quiet break, follow a passion or escape into a story. All of these activities allow students to pause in a meaningful way to them.

Maybe you could celebrate Library Lovers Day by finding a book series that you could read together as a family, or share a treasured picture book from your childhood.

Happy reading!

Go For Gold

The Go for Gold initiative aims to enhance and build new sports infrastructure in schools for students and local communities across Queensland to encourage greater participation in sports. It will also provide sports equipment for state and non-state schools across the state.

Delivered through an , the initiative provides opportunities for investment in projects such as:

  • sports equipment to increase student activity, participation in sports or active engagement in learning at schools
  • 5-sport marking for indoor or outdoor sports facilities
  • multi-purpose courts
  • synthetic pitches to facilitate athletics and field sports
  • refurbishment of outdoor court surfaces
  • upgrades to ovals
  • investment opportunities for emerging sports
  • infrastructure to support increased sports participation.

Go for Gold funding will be prioritised to encourage schools to facilitate community use of school sports facilities to increase the impact of this investment.

91AV received funds and purchased cricket equipment, which the students have already used and are excited about.

Soloist Concert

Autumn Leaves

Interested students should register via Parent Lounge by accepting the invitation by 4 March.

Project Based Learning at 91AV

Junior College

JC AFL & Netball Sporting Schools Program

Sporting Schools is a national program which aims to engage more children in more sport-based activity within schools and then convert their interest into club-based settings. It also aims to help children foster a lifelong interest in sport, gain a healthier mind and body, have fun, and learn sport activities and games in a safe environment. Funding is available to schools to engage quality coaches to deliver sporting programs developed by the partners of Sporting Schools.

JC Year 4 Camp

The Year 4 Hume Street Campus and Warwick Street Campus students will be attending a three day camp from Monday 4 March to Wednesday 6 March at , Tallebudgera located at (Phone – 5507 0200).

The students will participate in a variety of activities suitable for their age and ability levels. The activities are designed for fun, experiential learning, personal development and building team skills.

JC Years 3-6 Makers Empire Information

Parents/Careers, Exciting news! This year, we will be using Makers Empire again in our Years 3-6 classes.

JC NAPLAN - 2024

NAPLAN tests well be conducted throughout Australian schools during 13-22 March 2024.  

    Junior College Dates: 

    • Wednesday 13 March - Writing
    • Tuesday 19 March - Reading and Language Conventions 
    • Wednesday 20 March - Numeracy  

    Using and Updating Parent Lounge

    Updating Student Medical Details
    Shrove Tuesday with pancakes this week, highlighted to us that we do have some students with dietary requirements who are not recorded as such in . As a priority, please check your and ensure that all records are accurate and up to date. Please add any food intolerances under Medical Conditions, selecting one of the many options in the drop-down box relating to ‘Allergic’ or ‘Diet’. If the food intolerance you need to enter isn’t listed, please select ‘Diet – Other’ and include the specifics in the ‘Details’ section.

    Using and Updating Parent Lounge
    We are always investigating ways to utilise Parent Lounge for effective communication between parents and the College. We have uploaded some short tutorial videos that have been created by TASS (Parent Lounge developer) to assist parents with becoming familiar with Parent Lounge. These videos can be found under School Links > Tutorial Videos – Parents.

    The following tutorial videos are currently available:

    Updating Media Consent, Intercampus Travel & ICT Policy
    It is important that the College maintains accurate records of parents’ consent regarding media, intercampus travel and ICT (information communication technology). Existing families are reminded that consent from previous years carries over each year until graduation. If you would like to update your records, please complete the .

    Parents of new students who have not completed the are asked to do so by Friday 23 February.

    Outside School Hours Care

    Hume Street Campus

    HSC Weekly Events

    Please  to view HSC's Events for Term 1 2024, Week 5.

    Attention Parents: We are Welcoming a Student with a Severe Egg Allergy to our Community

    Dear Parents

    It has been wonderful to welcome so many new students to our community this term. In welcoming these new students, it is timely to remind you of the allergies of some of our students and how we can work together to support them. We do have 2 children with severe allergies to nuts and 1 with severe allergy to egg.

    Warwick Street Campus

    WSC Weekly Events

    Please to view WSC's Events for Term 1, Week 5 2024.

    WSC Parent Connect Meeting - Tuesday 20 February

    Our first Parent Connect meeting for 2024 will be held this Tuesday 20 February at 5.30pm in the Resource Centre. Everyone is welcome to attend.

    Please add these dates below to your calendar.  

    • Tuesday 14 May
    • Tuesday 6 August
    • Tuesday 29 October

    WSC Campus Photos – Monday 18 March

    WSC Campus Photos – Monday 18 March
    Our campus photos are scheduled for Monday 18 March. Please ensure your child/ren are in the correct uniform. Students in Prep will wear their sports uniform.  All students from Years 1 to 6 are required to wear their formal uniform.

    Family Photos
    To enable parents to purchase a family photo of all or some of their children who attend 91AV Lutheran College, photos of siblings will be taken in the Warwick Street Campus Shed between 8am and 8.15am on photo day. 

    It will be the parents’ responsibility to get their SSC children to WSC for the family photo and then take them to SSC ready for school before 8.30am. If you would like family photos done, please collect a family photo envelope from Reception prior to photo day. 

    Stephen Street Campus

    Sport News

    Sports News – Term 1, Week 5


    Boarding News

    Hello to all our families!

    I hope you are all well and enjoying the slightly cooler weather. The students certainly are.

    The days and weeks are passing by so quickly this term. No doubt keeping everyone busy and engaged in extracurricular activities and weekend activities has helped. Most students have a good sleep-in on the weekends to recharge the battery. We are hoping you all are getting good rest and taking some time out for yourselves. Most of our new students have settled into the boarding routines and are doing a fantastic job of working independently to achieve their goals every day.

    Welcome from the Leadership Team