Principal's Message (15 September, 2023)
As we complete another remarkable term, I congratulate all students, staff, and parents for their dedication and hard work. It has been an incredible journey, filled with numerous accomplishments and exciting experiences.
This week, we experienced R U OK? Day to raise awareness about mental health and encourage people to start important conversations about their wellbeing. It aims to remind everyone of the importance of checking in with friends, family, colleagues, and even strangers to ask the simple, yet powerful question, "Are you okay"? The day seeks to create a supportive environment where individuals feel comfortable sharing their feelings and seeking help if needed. It serves as a reminder that we all play a role in supporting each other's mental health and wellbeing. When we ask people if they’re OK, unfortunately, the answer will not always be yes. As the listening ear, you don’t always need to have the answers, but please know that the best person you can encourage people to see is their general practitioner.
I extend best wishes to all the participants, staff members, and families attending the HPV event in Murray Bridge this weekend. We hope you have safe travels, enjoy the event immensely, and make lasting memories. Go team!
Additionally, we are thrilled to announce the highly successful completion of our cookie dough fundraiser. Thank you again to our wonderful Parent, Teachers and Friends Association for organising and facilitating this. A heartfelt thank you to everyone who participated and contributed to its success.
As we complete Term 3, during this break, I hope you find moments of rest, rejuvenation, and quality time with your loved ones. It is so important to cherish these opportunities to connect with family and friends, creating everlasting memories that will stay with you for a lifetime. We live in a fast-paced world, and taking the time to pause, relax, and recharge is essential for our overall well-being.
In Matthew 18:21-35, Jesus teaches about forgiveness and mercy. How can we extend forgiveness to those who have wronged us, and how does it impact our relationships with others? I encourage you to take a moment to ponder these questions and explore how forgiveness can transform our lives.
Once again, I express my gratitude to all our students, parents, guardians, and staff for your continued support and engagement throughout the term. We couldn't have achieved such incredible milestones without your unwavering dedication.
Have a safe and enjoyable break, and we look forward to welcoming you back refreshed and ready for an amazing Term 4!
Mr James Phillips, College Principal