The first three weeks of this term have been an exciting and frantic for many students at William Carey, especially our senior students. The most notable excitement (and stressor) at the moment is the Year 12 trial examinations. This week was the first week of trials and our Year 12 peers are no doubt feeling relieved. However, the struggle for time management and stress continues with another week of exams, so the 2018 cohort would appreciate your prayers in the coming week.
On that note, the Year 12 students involved in CAPA subjects had the opportunity to showcase their hard work on Thursday night. This was a great chance for the Music and Drama students to practice their HSC performances and for the Visual Arts students to present their projects. Each person’s work was extremely impressive and a testimony to the incredible effort that has been demonstrated throughout the year.
The SLC are also immensely excited as Years 10 and 11 are having their SLC interviews and elections in the next few weeks. There are so many students who are willing to serve each other and the school community in this way, and we are looking forward to these peers joining us as of Term 4. What’s more exciting is seeing these students already serving in the classroom, Bible studies, and the playground. We’re keen to see what the 2019 SLC has in store!
Some other events being planned by the SLC are grade nights for each year. The representatives for Years 6, 7, 9 and 10 are busy planning exciting afternoons involving scavenger hunts, themed movie nights and trivia. Year 8 had their scavenger hunt afternoon last week, and it looked like they had a great time. This involved being dressed in camouflage to hide from their year representatives, looking for clues, and rewarding themselves with a pizza dinner. The other year groups can look forward to similar events soon.
Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them. John 3:36
This verse is a great reminder of what is to come for those who put their faith in Jesus. It is easy to think that this “life” on earth will be enough when lived to the fullest. However, Jesus says we can only truly experience what it is like to be living when we are with God for eternity. Jesus is the only way to life because he is life -“I am the way, the truth and the life, no one comes to the father except through me” (John 14:6) and he demonstrated this when he rose from the dead, freeing us from God’s wrath, defeating death, and offering us life forever.
It is an encouragement for Christians to know that this life will come to an end, where there will be no more suffering. The blessings we receive are only glimpses of what is to come, when we can experience life as it was meant to be lived; with God in the centre.
Lauren Ross and Nathan Fielding,
On behalf of the Senior Leadership Council