Principal's Message (1 September, 2023)
As you receive this edition of our newsletter, we have spent the day celebrating our Dads; both with Chapel led by Miss Janetzki’s Foundation class, followed by Footy Colours Day. It was heartwarming to see how excited the students were in celebrating this day and honouring their Dads. In Chapel this morning, we saw the special moments each student spends with their Dad, and they conveyed their love and gratitude for their Dads. I hope everyone has planned some thoughtful gestures or activities to make their fathers feel extra special this weekend!
We are well and truly in the process of planning 2024. In the Middle School and Senior School, we are working through the subject selection process. It's an important time for Middle School and Senior School students as they make choices regarding the subjects they want to study. This decision will shape their academic journey and future career paths. As a College, we are humbled to provide guidance and support to assist students in making informed decisions. It's crucial to align their interests and aspirations with the subjects they choose.
This morning, we were most blessed with many parents visiting Cornerstone Cafe, located in our Senior School. Opening at 7.30am until 9.00am on weekdays, it's a convenient spot to grab a cup of coffee before starting the day. All parents are most welcome to come and purchase a coffee, any morning! It has been wonderful to share time with people over a coffee in the morning.
In Matthew 16:13-20, we encounter a pivotal moment in the life of Jesus and his disciples. As they journey near Caesarea Philippi, Jesus initiates a dialogue with his disciples, asking them about the public opinion regarding his identity. The disciples share what they have heard from others, but then Jesus directs the question specifically at them, asking, "Who do you say that I am?" Peter, speaking on behalf of the group, emphatically declares, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God." Jesus acknowledges Peter's profound confession and proclaims that upon this truth, he will construct his church, with the gates of Hades unable to overcome it. This passage holds great significance for Christians, as it underpins the cornerstone of our faith: the recognition that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, who brings salvation to humanity.
I pray that as a family that you would have a wonderful weekend, with a particular focus on celebrating Dads!
Mr James Phillips, College Principal