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