This coming Sunday we commence Advent. We pray that this Advent will be a time of true spiritual awakening and renewal, as we prepare to celebrate the birth of the Savior of the World - Jesus Christ! Few statements carry as much emotion as this one.
With the arrival of Advent, we wait in further anticipation, with joy and longing, for the birth of Jesus. Our Liturgical narrative during Advent will beautifully unpack this story. We are called to listen to and reflect on the significance of the birth of Christ for our own lives.
I have often commented to students, that we find God in surprising moments of grace and in moments when we least expect, and we also find God in the experiences that call for patient waiting and trust.
Waiting is not the strong suit of many of us in our hurry-up culture. Everything is urgent. Waiting and being patient is foreign to people who expect quick relief, easy answers, solutions in a moment’s notice, and simply feel that they don’t have the time.
We can struggle to guard Advent because popular culture short-circuits this season of waiting and hope. We are tempted to go directly to celebrating Christmas without getting in touch with the part of ourselves that is longing, hoping, and trusting. And that longing, hoping and trusting that Christ enters our lives in a way that profoundly impacts us, is part of the journey through Advent we are all called to be open to.
Waiting is also difficult because we’re forced to admit that we are not in control - God is. But through prayer, reflection, contemplation and the grace of God, we hope that Advent draws us to our faith and to see a more deeper meaning for the joy of Christmas.
Read an update from Acting Principal, Mrs Angela Romano
An update from our Principal, Mr Mark Brockhus, as we prepare to commence the 2019 school year.
Cricket great, Darren Lehmann, visited last week as part of our Ashes Oval Redevelopment Project and our Father's Day Breakfast