A message from the Deputy Heads of Senior School
Thank you for partnering with us to provide some exceptional opportunities for our students throughout Term 1. We have been delighted to see many new programs implemented, and the joyfulness our students have found in their engagement. It has been heartening to observe our Year 10 students complete their first Term here at Senior School; watching them develop in confidence and resilience is a true blessing. We also acknowledge our staff and students who are currently participating in overseas experiences, our Year 11 students in Vietnam and our Senior Music Ensembles touring in Hawaii. We pray for their safe return and we look forward to sharing in the stories, experiences and inspirations they will return with. Term 2 resumes on Tuesday 17th April with a Commencement Assembly at the SAC at the Highton campus. Students should go straight to the Highton Campus for an 8.50 am start. They will then walk back to Senior School with teaching staff after this assembly.
Term 2 promises to yield many more wonderful opportunities to extend and engage our students. We especially look forward to community events such as the production of Alice in Wonderland and the House Music Carnival in May. Two weeks into Term 2 will begin the compulsory wearing of the winter uniform. If you need to visti the the Uniform shop the times are listed in the Vine.
Today, students and staff were fortunate to enjoy an Easter service. Our guest speaker Tracey Davies from the Salvation Army shared her thoughts on the theme of transformation. Specifically how Easter shows us God's power to transform with Jesus’ journey of death to life. Supporting our service, and Tracey’s message, was a drama performance by students which explored the perspectives of the onlookers at Christs’ crucifixion and how this event transformed them. We were also grateful for the musical talents of the Senior Acoustic Ensemble who gifted us with several musical numbers. As we approach this miracle of Easter, the resurrection of Jesus and the importance of this in our lives, today’s service was a wonderful starting point to frame our thinking and preparation for the days ahead.
At this blessed time, we wish all of our families a wonderful and safe holiday break and an Easter period reflecting on the amazing love and hope our Lord has offered us through the sacrifice of His son, Jesus. A love that overcomes, withstands and redeems. A hope that promises, renews and inspires. May you know the Lord’s peace and light as you celebrate Easter.
Jason O'Loughlin and Dianne Martin
Deputy Heads of Senior School