Principal's Message (10 March, 2023)
We are having a fantastic Term 1 together! This term our Devotion and Chapel theme has been the Fruits of the Spirit (love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control)(Galatians 5:22-23). I have really enjoyed seeing different people present on this but a highlight was last week’s Junior School Chapel. At this Chapel, we learnt that the Fruits of the Spirit are often not used in isolation but in combination with one another.
As we get into the later parts of any term, many of us have assessment deadlines, events and activities and a list of things to achieve. I often talk to students about this, because sometimes self-control, love and joy don’t come as naturally, because we’re working to tight timelines, often with competing priorities. Thankfully, God helps these fruits flourish when we aren’t so capable. Who could you bring joy to in a time of tiredness?
Child safety is vital across our College and I would like to respectfully remind everyone about the safe use of our Drop-Off Zone. This occurs on Trinity Drive and you can see a video about this:
We ask that people do not park in the Drop-Off Zone so that the traffic can continue to move. In addition, we will soon be updating signage to help make things clearer.
Next week, I will spend some time with our Year 4s and the Year 6s as they go on camp. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers, as these are always a great opportunity to strengthen relationships with one another.
May you all have a refreshing long weekend. For those that are travelling, may God protect you on your travels.
Mr James Phillips, College Principal