From the SLC

Hello Everyone,

We are already almost halfway through the first term of 2020!

This week’s devotion comes from 1 Corinthians 10:31 ‘So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.’

While we settle into new routines and work towards goals throughout the year, we may get swept up in the business of the term. Throughout the term we often lose sight of what we are working toward and who we are working for. However, this verse reminds us that regardless of how busy life gets, we should live to glorify God and remember him in everything we do.

Congratulations to all who participated in this year’s swimming carnival! This week, High School students participated in a competitors only swimming carnival after the initial carnival (planned for February 10th) was cancelled due to weather concerns. This week, serious competitors were given the chance to qualify for the zone swimming carnival later this year and represent our school. 

Recently, students were visited by Yasmin London, Executive Director of Y Safe, to learn about the impacts of digital footprints in the workforce, and how to practice cyber safety. After spending 10 years in the New South Wales Police Force, Yasmin contributes unique expertise in the field of cyber safety. Yasmin has been a specialist youth liaison with the NSW police for over six years of her service and was awarded runner up NSW Youth Officer of the year in 2015. She is also the co-founder of REELise, an NFP anti-bullying and mental health promotion charity that helps young people connect and express themselves through pocket film making, and encourages the use of technology to improve wellbeing and resilience. With extensive experience in the legalities of the technology terrain, mental health intervention and youth in crisis, Yasmin regularly advises and consults the government, schools, parents and youth advocacy agencies on cyber safety education and response.

Last week, senior history students were given the opportunity to attend a seminar with Dr Estell Lazer. She is an independent archaeologist who has worked on sites in the Middle East, Italy, Cyprus, the UK, Antarctica and Australia. She teaches at the University of Sydney and the University of NSW. Dr Lazer who spoke about the history of Pompeii and its archaeology.   

Finally, the SLC has been planning a Mufti-Day to aid those affected by the recent bushfires, so watch this space for more information in the near future!

In His service,

Lachlan Jones & EllenMcDonald 
On behalf of the Student Leadership Council