Message from Staff
As we enter the final week of the term it is a good time to look back at what we have learnt and achieved throughout the term. Please join us on Wednesday morning at 9.10am as we do this with the children.
It has been really wonderful this year to start exploring our new values statement, “Through our faith we HELP bring light to our world.” This term we have explored the biblical description of love found in 1 Corinthians 13, by looking at the actions of Jesus throughout his life. I believe that in order to love in this way we first need to accept the great love that God has for us. God is patient and kind with us, he is humble and is not easily angered with us. He always perseveres with us, never gives up and always hopes. I pray you will know this love in a growing way as we continue to explore love throughout the rest of the year.
As we finish the term we end with ‘Love always hopes’. When Jesus leaves his disciples for the last time, I love that he leaves them with two hopes – one, that he will return one day, and two, that Jesus is sending them the Holy Spirit to give them the power they need to carry on the work that Jesus started.
These are the hopes that we still live in. I love that we have a part in God’s story of love and hope, and that God’s Spirit works in and through us to bring hope and love to the world. Which is what we shall explore next term.
In teaching and learning what it means to live out our values statement, “Through our faith we HELP bring light to the world.” We are encouraging children to grow in their Hope, Excellence, Love and Peace. One way we are encouraging students to do this is through awarding HELPer Awards. This term the children can start to work towards getting a HELPer Award by applying to get a Love Award. To do this the children need to apply in writing to the leadership team. Please look through the questions below to help your child/ren think about whether they should apply for their love award this term.
I pray you will have a wonderful break with your children and we look forward to seeing you next term.