Year-long celebrations at Faith
THIS year marks 20 years since Faith Lutheran College opened its doors.
Milestone celebrations have already kicked off with students, and staff attending the Turning of the Sod on March 7.
At the event, the whole school came together to form the number 20, the moment was captured by a drone flying overhead.
Two days later, the community joined in on the celebrations, and past and present principals Theo Helbig and Janelle Anderson broke ground to plant the first tree in the anniversary garden.
Celebrations are set to continue throughout the rest of the year with all events having an “anniversary feel” to them.
On September 18, the college will attend the Lutheran Longest Lunch.
Students and staff will take a bus to the original school site at the Lutheran Church in Laidley.
As the college steps back in time to where it first began, students and staff will have the opportunity to appreciate how far the school has come.
Just 40 students attended the school when it first started in 1999.
Year 8 and 9 were the only two year levels enrolled. The number of year levels have tripled in two decades with the school now teaching from Years 7-12.
Along with the amount of year levels, the number of students has also dramatically increased – more than 700 pupils are enrolled in 2019.
To mark an end to the milestone year, Faith will hold a gala dinner in term 4.
Education, achievements, initiatives, students, teachers and plans will be celebrated on the night.
An official date for the gala dinner will be confirmed once construction to the new sports hall has been finalised.