team teaching experiences. And they give beyond the normal idea
of a classroom – running sports teams, dance teams, enrichment
activities, tutoring clubs, drone clubs, environmental programs,
bands, choirs, musicals and much more.
The college community is kept involved and informed of the rich
and diverse experiences of our reception to Year 12 students’
learning through social media, fortnightly newsletters, smartphone
apps, local media, connecting with parents through student-led
conferences, class blogs and student exhibitions.
A mutual passion for supporting and promoting local artisans,
creating a quality environment and enhancing the region, were
the perfect recipe for what was to become the Strand Gallery, a
beautifully curated space in the heart of Port Elliot. Ron Langman
and Sonya Hender strike a fine balance of what artists want to
exhibit with what visitors want to see, offering a journey for visitors,
‘from their past preferences to a fresh appreciation of new works’.
The gallery is positioned adjacent to Thunderbird restaurant and
both ventures independently provide a unique offering to the
township, whilst also drawing clients to each other, allowing time to
immerse in the creative space over a wine or meal.
Both Ron and Sonya enjoy contributing to the success of young
people and artists alike through offering their time, skills, experience,
mentoring and sponsorship. It was meaningful to both owners to
create an inviting and embracing space for all art appreciators from
international, seasoned collectors to local, young, aspiring artists.
Unlike many successful art galleries, they have not relied on a strong
online presence. Rather, their reputation has grown organically from
advocates within the community and visitors’ recommendation to
friends and art lovers.
The Oliver family’s collection of handcrafted wines maintains the
same authenticity as William Oliver’s original batch nearly two
hundred years ago. The family’s long standing respect for ‘good old
gut instinct, that only comes with a lifelong knowledge of the land
and a love of wine’, has seen six generations of success on their
hundred hectare ‘Seaview’ property. With a commitment to tradition
and a passion for simple, quality winemaking, Oliver’s Taranga has
remained one of McLaren Vale’s most recognised and respected
wineries. The Oliver’s Taranga vineyard supplies a variety of grapes to
not only its own brand, but to many other premium wine producers
in the McLaren Vale region and beyond. Through their entwinement
with the local wine industry as well as the broader region and its
local sports clubs and charities, the family and brand have
seamlessly become one. Their 2018 moscato, ‘the year that our
tractor took off, sans driver’, and their 2017 grenache, ‘the year Ben
reversed over the wine samples’, are just two anecdotes adorning
their bottles that reflect the brand’s character and its core values of
family, friends and the farm.
Tatachilla Lutheran College
The learning experience at Tatachilla Lutheran College aims to
empower students with a fulfilling life which values self-worth,
pursues excellence and serves others. The college focuses
on teaching and learning that is personalised, innovative and
challenging; wellbeing that is taught, built and embedded in the
community; and service learning that transforms on an individual
and global level.
‘Our dynamic staff are the backbone of our school community. They
are dedicated professionals who give immense time to their vocation,
much of it behind the scenes’. The unseen work of the education
world! Staff work in collaborative teams and where able, share in
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