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NEWS & EVENTS AT FAITH

We look forward to supporting every family through the transition process.

 

 


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Welcome.

Leaving your nurturing primary school environment is a big step – for both students and parents!

Whether you are continuing your Faith education, you’re coming from a small rural school, a large public school, or one of our neighbouring Lutheran schools, rest assured, we are used to welcoming families from up to 30 different primary schools each year.

Our transition program aims to provide a number of opportunities to connect with the College and develop lasting relationships with teachers, staff, as well as other students and parents.

Our transition is designed to be smooth and well informed to ensure students are well set up and just as excited as we are to have them join us 2022.  In addition to the information we will provide via mail, email and in person over the coming months, you will find information available via this page that will increase as Transition progresses.  You will find information relating to:

  • Music opportunities
  • Stationery orders
  • Uniform fittings
  • ICT
  • Middle Years Program – International Baccalaureate
  • Curriculum information
  • Bus information

Music.

We have a dynamic Music program at Faith with a range of exciting opportunities for students to consider.

Our instrumental program enables students from Year 7 through to Year 12 to access a range of experienced, professional teachers for individual lessons throughout the school day, as well as after school. We invite you to watch the short videos below, and meet our teachers. Further information about our Instrumental Program can be accessed here: Instrumental and Vocal Tuition Program 2022

Music Scholarship

We invite interested students to apply for our Music Scholarship. This Scholarship is available to students in Years 7 to 12. Further information regarding the criteria and application process can be found here: Faith Lutheran College – 2022 Music Scholarship

Questions?

Our music team can be contacted at any stage via (08) 8561 4200 or Chris Mardle (Music Learning Area Coordinator) cmardle@faith.sa.edu.au

Music Tuition Expression of Interest Form available via: https://faith.sa.edu.au/instrumental_music/

Zed - Drums

Michelle - Voice

Johanna - Violin

Jack - Guitar

Grant - Oboe

Elsabeth - Piano

Chris - Sax & Clarinet

Carly - Brass

Amanda - Flute

Stationery Orders.

Stationery orders are available through Lighthouse Books and Office Supplies.

Please find attached detailed information issued from Lighthouse Books, regarding the ordering process.

Orders are required to be placed by 17th December 2021.

Payment options are detailed in the attached instructions.

Family orders can be placed by ordering for all your children on the one invoice. Follow prompts to continue with extra orders. Please check your order totals prior to closing out of the order.

If you are nominating the delivery to school, this will be sent to Faith Lutheran College Middle and Senior School, 130 Magnolia Road, Tanunda SA 5352.

Orders using this option will be available for collection from Student Services at the Middle and Senior School on Monday 24th and Tuesday 25th January 2022, between the hours of 9.00am and 3.00pm.

Late orders placed after the 17th December 2021 cannot be guaranteed to arrive at the College by collection date of 24th January 2022.

All booklist questions can be directed to Lighthouse Books at sales@lighthousebooks.com.au.

Middle and Senior School students will need to print their own booklist directly from the website to assist with the labelling of their books.

Middle and Senior School subject selection questions can be directed to Student Services at studentservices@faith.sa.edu.au.

Further information –

Ordering Guidelines 2022

Uniform.

Faith has a smart and functional uniform. This includes a sports uniform for Year 7 students, and both a sports and formal uniform for students in Year 8 to 12.

Uniform fittings are required for new students commencing at Faith and appointment times will be available from November 2021. Bookings can be made by contacting the Uniform Shop on (08) 8561 4216 or email uniformshop@faith.sa.edu.au.

Further information regarding dates and times for uniform fittings can be found here: Uniform Shop Information – Opening Times for Fitting Appointments 2021 & 2022

More information, including pricelists and guidelines, can be found via: https://faith.sa.edu.au/uniform-faith/

ICT Device Information.

All students will partake in the Middle Years College Laptop Program. Students are provided with a laptop with a 3-year warranty that is fully supported and maintained by the Faith ICT department. The device is supplied with all required software installed, which is updated periodically by the College. Appropriate security updates are regularly applied to these devices, along with anti-virus protection to help guard against online threats.

For more information on the IT Device Program and the Middle Years Laptop Program, please refer to https://faith.sa.edu.au/MYLP/ 

Middle Years Program – International Baccalaureate.

Faith Lutheran College is a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Program (MYP). This means that here at Faith, we deliver the Australian Curriculum through the IB methodology. IB World Schools share a common philosophy –a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education– that we believe is important for our students.

Additional information relating to MYP will be shared over the coming months. For more information about the IB, please follow this link: www.faith.sa.edu.au/spark

Curriculum Information.

We invite you to read through the Curriculum Handbook available on the Faith website via https://faith.sa.edu.au/senior-campus/middle-school/faith-middle-school-curriculum/.

This will give you an understanding of the subject opportunities and choices available to students as they move up through the Middle and Senior School.

Aspire.

It is with great excitement that we share with you a new opportunity for students at Faith in 2022.

For the first time in College history, all students from Year 7 to Year 12 will have the opportunity to apply for a specialist curriculum program with an Arts focus.

Identified as ‘Aspire’, this program aims to encourage and develop students as they explore new skills, try different techniques and establish their distinction as a performing artist.

Designed to foster and develop connections with industry experts, Aspire will deliver a specialised opportunity to launch and establish professional arts pathways in the largest regional theatre in SA – our very own onsite Barossa Arts Centre!

Two streams are available for students to consider – Performing Arts and Music. Places are limited and a detailed application process has been developed to provide a ‘real world’ audition experience for interested students. Applications are due 9.00am Monday 13 September.   

Please find further information and FAQ’s via this link: Aspire Program Information 2021

Application information can be found via this link: https://forms.office.com/r/CE3Gwc7rfv

Please note: students must submit their application using their College email address to allow for video upload. For students new to the College, please contact Sarah McDonald, Music Assistant to make other arrangements (smcdonald@faith.sa.edu.au)

We are excited to share this opportunity with our students and families, and we look forward to commencing this new Arts journey with students in 2022.

Bus Information.

Faith Lutheran College operate bus services relating to school camps, excursions and inter-school activities. There is a dedicated Bus Coordinator who manages the College’s Bus Services.  The Bus Coordinator can also assist families understand and navigate the Link SA and Department for Education Bus Services.

 

For further information and contact details please view the following: Bus Contact Information

For additional information relating to bus collection times from the College please view the following: Bus Collection Map_Oct21

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