Message from Staff – Liz Horn
As we come to the end of our third term there is much to celebrate.
I watched in awe as our students took to the stage last Tuesday with such courage, and again as I watched the determination on each face as they ran towards the finish line in the cross-country. I felt my heart warm as I watched children, parents, and extended family members cheer for each child as they ran past.
The learning behaviours our students are developing and the progress that each student is making is also something to celebrate. This has been a term of extremely focussed learning and this is evident in the achievements the children are making.
As we started our journey as a School Community it felt very evident to me that many people had paved the way through prayer, lifting our school and its future students to the Lord. As I observe the many great things that we see, I feel that it is important that we continue to all lift our School Community to God in prayer. There are many challenges, big and small, that we will face together and it is through prayer that we invite God into each one. I had just been thinking about this point when I walked into church this morning and heard a sermon about prayer. The Pastor made three points about praying:
1. Prayer should be God-centred.
2. We should pray trusting in God’s unconditional love for us.
3. We should be persistent in prayer.
I encourage each of you to continue to lift our School Community in prayer. Pray regularly for the Teachers that spend each day speaking into your children’s lives; pray for the BOT who make important strategic decisions about our school; pray for the Parent Community Group that work hard to support our school community; pray for the children that spend each day interacting with your children; pray for the other parents as they navigate the tricky role of parent; pray too for your children, that their time at RCS would help them to grow and mature into the very best them they can be. Paul tells us to not be anxious in anything, but to lift everything up to God in prayer.
As a staff we pray for our School Community every Monday morning. If there is something you would like us to join you with in praying, then please don’t hesitate to ask.
Finally, I pray that you will all have a wonderful and relaxing holiday with your children. They have worked extremely hard this term and have much to be proud of!
11 Never give up. Eagerly follow the Holy Spirit and serve the Lord. 12 Let your hope make you glad. Be patient in time of trouble and never stop praying.