From the Head of Junior School
I am not sure about you but I have been recently noticing more and more advertisements for End of Financial Year Sales. The idea that you can get more stuff for half the price or even less is extremely appealing but my husband always says it is only beneficial if you really need it in the first place!
In thinking about the value of the ‘stuff’ available in EOFYS it made me start to wonder about how we consider the value in the stuff of education? How do we define the value of what sometimes is a work in progress rather than a finished product? Does our measure of success look the same for everyone? Is the value in the biggest, the brightest and the best? By whose definition is the biggest, the brightest and the best?
Our society constantly reinforces that ‘bigger is better’ and ‘more is best’ however I wonder sometimes that if our focus is on quantity rather than quality, we don’t miss the opportunity to see the enormous value in the things we can’t put on the shelf, like our core College values of Love, Truth, Grace, Faith and Hope.
A beautiful example of the value in the ‘stuff’ of education at Christian College Geelong was the recent Choral Evening. Students from all campuses performed and provided an experience that was priceless. We are blessed to see so many of these opportunities for our students right across the College where they can explore the value in the ‘stuff’ of education for themselves and ultimately discover their own unique gifts and talents.
Our intrinsic worth and value is strengthened in the knowing that God has a perfect plan for each and every one of our lives. In Ephesians 2:10 it says ‘For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.’(NIV). We recognize that what is most valuable is the precious gift of Jesus and the promise of the riches of the kingdom of Heaven.
So if you have the opportunity during this mid semester break to enjoy the value of EOFY sales my prayer is for you to rejoice in the value of what it is to be part of Christian College.
As our Term draws to a close I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of all staff at Junior School to thank you, our parents and families, for your generous support of our community. We feel truly blessed to be able to work with you in providing a rich and connected environment for our students. It was wonderful to see opportunities for this connection strengthened through the recent Student Learning Conferences and my hope is that these were a valuable time for you to gain further insight into your child as a learner.
Have a safe and blessed mid semester break and I look forward to seeing you next term.
Head of Campus