Welcome to Term 3!
On behalf of the SLC, we hope that the mid-year holidays were relaxing and you are energised to tackle the second half of what has been a testing year. As before, sanitation and health is a priority in ensuring that we limit the spread of the Coronavirus. In order to further control the risk of another major outbreak, the bubblers will be closed and the senior kitchen will not facilitate certain cooking equipment. Students are also encouraged to observe social distancing requirements where appropriate and students that are feeling at all unwell are to remain at home.
For our Year 12’s final term we have a few exciting events in what will be a big term, marking the end of their class time!
First up is the CAPA HSC Showcase on Tuesday the 11th of August. This will be a great opportunity to celebrate the hard work that has gone into each and every project by the CAPA students. We encourage everyone to respond to the google document sent by Miss Fenton so that she can get a better idea on the number of people that will be attending. The Concert aspect will run from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, which will be followed by a time to view the artworks and drama projects until 4:00 pm.
Also coming up this term are the trial examinations for our Year 12 students. These are running in Weeks 4 and 5, and are the students first step in preparation for their final set of exams. We ask that you keep them in your prayers during these uncertain times, that the disruptions which have occurred have not inhibited their ability to understand and implement the coursework completed.
Our devotion this week comes from Colossians 4:6. It reads:
“Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone”
During the time Paul wrote this passage, salt was a commodity that was extremely valuable and was treasured for its ability to add flavour and preserve foods. He is instructing us, within our conversations as Christians, to be helpful and valuable, to be flavoured differently to the speech of non-Christians. All in the aim of preserving the message of Christ. We hope that you can keep this in your thoughts during your interactions in these stressful times, when our human instincts are to be of short patience and quick tempered. God provides us with the strength and wisdom to look past this, and serve as he did.
All the best in the coming weeks!
In His service,
Caitlin and David
On behalf of the Student Leadership Council