Over the recent School break, I spent some time out and about, I could not help but notice in some retail shops and shopping centres that Christmas must be coming! The decorations, hampers, biscuit tins, chocolates are all now on sale. Scary to think that we have just finished September and Term 3 and we are already looking ahead to the end of year, its inevitable celebrations and forward planning for 2020. It can be challenging to think that time itself marches on and doesn’t stand still, and allow us to occasionally catch our breath before we are required to put plans into place for the forthcoming festive season and other matters.
Yet despite the fact that many of us will get caught running around frantically at the last minute doing things to prepare for the “essential days”, there’s just something beautiful and joyful about the coming of the festive season. Songs, lights, smiles, gifts, and love, all swirling around the greatest event of human history-the Incarnation and birth of our Lord. It is precisely this joy, this expectation of Christmas that fuels the season of Advent commencing on 1 December, less than two months away. Christ entering the world is the encounter we are called to share not just shortly, but every day. He came for all of us - believers and non-believers alike. His birth over 2000 years ago, and now, brings us hope and triumph as we welcome Him into our hearts and lives.
Whilst we have just commenced October and Term 4, before too long we will encounter more talk and more noticeable attention given to the festive season. In all of this, let us remember a time and place for Jesus Christ in our lives even when our focus may be turned to other things which demands our time and attention.
Give us Christ the knowledge that we may continue to pray with understanding hearts, and show us what each one of us can do to set forth a universal peace, bearing witness to our lives in you.
An update from our Principal, Mr Mark Brockhus, as we prepare to commence the 2020 school year.
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