We are already at the end of the fifth week of this term. As the year draws to a close and classes slow down, we have the opportunity to reflect on some of the experiences we have had in this very busy year.
Congratulations to the Year 12 class of 2019 for the completion of their HSC exams. This marks the end of a long 13 years of schooling and the beginning of a big life ahead of them. We wish them all the best with their journey after Carey and pray that the values learned here stay with them forever.
This week the year 6 students are taking part in transition day, which gives them a taste of what High School is like, as well as the expectations that come with this further step in their education. An information night was held to give parents a better idea of this new phase for their children and help them to better understand the process for the next four years of their junior High School.
Also this week the Year 12 Geography class went on an excursion to Minnamurra rainforest to analyse the distinct biodiversity and ecosystems present in the area. CAPA Night was held on Monday night and provided a great opportunity for students to showcase the work that they had done over the course of the year. Congratulations to all who were able to participate and a big thanks to all who attended in support. The night was a great success and we are looking forward to the next one.
On the 11th of November at 11:00 am we celebrated the 101st year since the end of World War One. Although over 100 years ago now, we pay tribute and remember the men and women who sacrificed everything to give us the freedom that we have today. To celebrate this, we gathered at 11:00 am on Monday for a minute’s silence and some information from the HSIE Department.
This week, Miss Morphett took a few students to the MISA Leadership seminar, which gives them the opportunity to connect with the student leaders from other schools as well as discussing ideas to help better their respective school communities. We pray that this is a positive experience and they get a lot out of it.
This week’s devotion comes from 1 John 4:16. It says: “So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.”
During this end of year time, we can start to become distracted with holidays so close and Christmas not long after. This verse talks about the love that our Heavenly Father has for us and reminds us that whoever loves God, will have him abide in them. To abide in love means to turn away from oneself and to come to the realisation that without God’s love we can do nothing. Let’s make the commitment in this run-up to the holidays, that we will not put God second in our lives, but place him at the forefront of our thoughts.
Caitlin and David