What a year 2020 has been! We have made it through 2020 with lots of planning and supporting prayer. Recent events have been clear examples of our community working together to provide a safe and healthy environment, allowing activities such as the HSC examinations to run, and the Year 12 Graduation and Formal to be celebrations of achievement for students and families. There are so many people to thank for their support and assistance. So to the staff, parents and community members who have helped in anyway this year a BIG THANK YOU!
I would like to single out one person, Mr Robert Burgess, the Primary Deputy Principal. Personally, as a parent of students under his care, as a colleague and a brother in Christ he has displayed a gentle spirit, always putting others first, serving them in a way that honours God and providing the best outcome for the students at Carey. I do pray that God will continue to use him in his future plans.
In 2021 we welcome into new positions in the High School, Mr Nelson Gabin as Year 7 Adviser, assisted by Miss Kathryn Leech, and the Year 10 Assistant Year Adviser, Mr Matthew Cartwright.
2020, with its challenges, has taught us new and better ways of doing things and, as we plan for 2021, some of the new routines will remain. There will be more details to follow, but a great example will be the use of Edumate and the App to communicate with parents regarding reports, permission notes etc.
2020 will be remembered for the mask! I flew on a plane to see family that I have not seen all year and we were issued with a mask. Masks have never been as popular as they are this year! I don’t think any of us like wearing them, but we do so to protect ourselves and others when it’s difficult keeping social distance. As it is coming up to Christmas there are so many things or symbols that remind us of Christmas
The Star represents the bright star that shone the night Jesus was born.
“Where is the new born King of the Jews? For we have seen his Star in the East and have come to Worship him.” – Mathew 2:2.
The Evergreen tree represents eternal life.
“For God so loved the World that he gave his only begotten son, that whoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” – John 3:16
Nativity Scenes represent the scene in the manger where Jesus was born.
“And she brought for her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger, because there was no room in the inn.” – Luke 2:7.
The Christmas Wreath represents the crown of thorns that Jesus wore when he was crucified.
“The soldiers made a crown of long, sharp thorns and put it on his head.” – John 19:2.
May you all have a blessed Christmas and a safe and joyous time with family and friends.
God bless and we look forward to seeing you in 2021.
Mr Anthony Hudson