God surrounds and protects us during both good times and bad. In 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, our Lord encouraged us to “Celebrate always, pray constantly and give thanks to God no matter what circumstance you find yourself in.” Next week the staff and students will be celebrating our last week with some exciting and rewarding activities, and of course, our end of term assembly with student speeches and Silver Certificates.
Term 3, unlike others, has provided us with challenges at many different levels. I know that these times have been difficult for so many families and you will continue to be in mine, and other people’s prayers. During this lockdown season, have there been circumstances that have been ones to rejoice over. For me, I have appreciated spending more time with my family. I have enjoyed their company, supporting and loving them, laughing with them, and finding the crazing things that have happened while only being able to travel 5 kilometres from home. I have also enjoyed walking and exercising outside in my suburb alongside other families. I am often surprised because I would never have guessed how many people live so close to me.
Research shared that we need to encourage those around us to have a positive mindset. It is acknowledged that we need to spark in their lives the joyous connections and redirect them away from the worrying triggers. During the last week of Term 3, and throughout the upcoming holiday break, let’s acknowledge the struggles but celebrate the extraordinary things that have happened while being with our families. Encourage them, and consider some of the activities you have appreciated and looked forward to while remote learning has been a part of your lives.
Friday 17th September: End of Term Assembly, End of Term 3
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