Pastor’s Pen

Father’s Day Chapel 2018

This week was a special time in Lower Primary where we were able to celebrate our fathers with a special Father’s Day chapel service. It was a great time with the students eagerly ready to show their fathers what they mean to them. The Preps performed a cute song about Father’s Day, the Year 1
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Praise is one of the best parenting ideas

Have you taken a moment lately to examine the  “what is coming out of your mouth” barometre? When it comes to family, I hope you can honestly say that we are using encouraging, thoughtful, kind, pure speech. As parents we want to be influencers and motivators and lead our families down this path. One way
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Pastor’s Pen

It’s been an incredible start to the term with sports days where we were blessed with beautiful weather and then camps with Year 7 and Year 9 away, exploring the city and bush respectively. These are always great days and times to enjoy the world we live in, grow new friendships, explore the spiritual and
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Who wakes up grumpy?

There are days when you wake up grumpy, and other days you let him sleep in.  Ever had kids or family members like that? I have, especially when they became teenagers and their body was bigger than their brain. Honestly, sometimes we wonder as parents whether or not it’s worth it and if we are
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The power of praying parents

As parents we all want what is best for our children. That’s why you have invested in private education, and work tirelessly to provide for the needs of your children. Some of you spend hours driving your children from sporting events to social events and back again, but how many hours do we spend committing
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MEGA Garage Sale

Clear out your cupboards for our Mega Garage Sale on 4 August. A Big Year Crew in Senior School [Friday faith space] have been focussing on living like Jesus. A recent month focussed on holding your possessions lightly. In Matthew 6:19-20 we are challenged by Jesus not to build up material stuff but to focus more on
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Generate – College faith magazine

Our Senior faith space of Generate have been true to their name. This year they dreamed of producing a school faith and life magazine themselves – and that’s exactly what they have done. They generated an impressive magazine called “Let there be Light”. This is their second issue and from now on we will add
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Parenting in the iGen age!

It should surprise nobody that this current generation of young people has been termed iGen! This will include your children born between 1995 and 2012. They are the generation born into a smart world with no pre-internet memories. They are the most digitally connected and aware. You can spot them because they are smartphone natives,
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Easter and roller coasters

Do you love roller coasters? My favourite is one in Oakwood Wales, that is inside a forest, and weaves in and out of the trees! The story of Easter is like a roller coaster! Think about it from the perspective of Jesus’ friends. They see something different in Him, something amazing. They decide to follow
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What’s the Big Deal about Jesus?

Big deal about Jesus

This term we have been having a great time in Primary chapels taking on the role of detectives to solve the mystery – “What’s the Big Deal about Jesus?” The pastors have been busy finding clues around the school, on the top of a mountain, and even underwater. However, all of these clues have been
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