Congratulations to all our Olympians
The Tokyo 2020 Olympics may have been 5 years in the waiting but when it finally did arrive the Lutheran education community certainly had plenty to celebrate.
We recognise and congratulate current and past students who were selected to represent their country in the Tokyo Olympics. The hard work, dedication and commitment they demonstrated to perform at a level required to make a national team is appreciated and we applaud the quality of their performances.
Students and alumni from 12 Lutheran schools took part in the Tokyo games:
• St Peters Lutheran College Springfield
• Cornerstone College Mount Barker
• Nhill Lutheran School
• St Peters Lutheran College Indooroopilly
• Pacific Lutheran College Meridan Plains
• St Paul’s Lutheran Primary School Caboolture
• St John’s Lutheran School Kingaroy
• Trinity Lutheran College Ashmore
• St Andrews Lutheran College Tallebudgera
• Immanuel Lutheran College Buderim
• Immanuel College Novar Gardens
• Endeavour College Mawson Lakes
Olympic representatives who are currently or have previously attended Lutheran schools participated in a range of events including swimming, freestyle swimming, 20 km walk, canoe sprint, hockey, rowing, beach volleyball, diving, taekwondo and cycling.
The Olympic spirit sparked Lutheran education and communities celebrated in creative ways:
The follow articles have been written about Lutheran education being represented at the Olympics
The LCA ‘Lutheran schools cohort shows Olympic class’ https://www.lca.org.au/lutheran-schools-cohort-shows-olympic-class/
LEQ ‘Gold, Gold, Gold to Lutheran Education Queensland’ https://leq.lutheran.edu.au/6617-2/
We are currently enjoying the Paralympics!