Holy Week Celebrations
As Term 1 draws to a close, I wish to thank families for a superb start to 2021. Particularly in recent weeks, I have noticed a ‘rhythm’ and sense that students and staff have settled in well and are working towards great learning outcomes.
Our Holy Week Celebrations were a highpoint – particularly given (due to COVID and our cancellation last year) it was my first. We are blessed to be able to celebrate Jesus’ sacrificial death and resurrection as a community. The culmination of the week was a Whole School Chapel (ELC-Yr12) on Thursday at which we explored our theme ‘Because of Love...’ The message challenged each person to explore what Easter - and the extraordinary gift of Jesus - means for each of us.
My sincere appreciation goes to all involved throughout the week - the staff, students and the prayerful support offered by our parents and the various church communities who support our students.
In recent days, I have had the pleasure of chatting with parents at our Parent Teacher Interviews. These interviews are a valuable opportunity to ‘touch base’, to celebrate and to communicate as partners in each child’s learning journey. I cannot emphasise enough the value to a child’s development than a solid partnership between home and school - working together to provide the lifegiving framework around each child’s life in order that they might thrive.
Again, I acknowledge our parents for undertaking this difficult, but critical role. Parenting continues to be the bedrock of healthy families and of great communities. Thank you for entrusting your children and young people to us.
Finally, I pray that all families have the opportunity to enjoy some rest, relaxation and reconnection during the coming break and that God’s blessings (and safety) surround all who travel near and far.
‘For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life’. John 3:16
Don Grimmett, Principal