2019 Term 1 Week 6

2019 Term 1 Week 6

From the Head of Junior School

In celebrating Ash Wednesday this week, we are called to centre ourselves and orchestrate our busy lives into a rich and vibrant melody. Our lives often involve the ‘bolting on’ of additional commitments, placing further demands on our time. During this period of Lent, we are given the opportunity to live simply, redefining and valuing those connections in our lives that are life-giving, and drawing out those connections to self, others, and God. As Christians, we are also called to consider how it is that we love our neighbour and support those less fortunate than ourselves. Project Compassion is one tangible way in which our community actively supports those communities most in need in our global world. We thank you in advance of any contributions in support of Project Compassion over Lent.

After last week’s hot weather, we were blessed with a perfect day for our annual House Athletics Day (Years 3-12) at Athelstone. There was great excitement as the children participated in their track, field, and novelty events throughout the day. The combined junior and senior campus relay proved yet again to be another exhilarating event, a tangible sign of the energy and excitement of our students. Well done to all involved who competed with great spirit and enthusiasm, especially to the winning Junior School House, Campion. Thank you to all the parents who were able to join us at some stage on the day, especially those who helped out on the stalls. Your involvement brings a sense of community that we value and enjoy.

Above: Samantha, Lola, Alex and Dante.

Above: Matthew

Above: Lachlan, Massimo, Domenic, Nicholas and Hadley.

Above: Tug of War.

Above: Henry and Chloe.

Mr Nic Boys
Head of Junior School