Pastor’s Pen

A time for everything

The Bible says, “There is a time for everything” (Ecclesiastes 3:1), and the start of the new year tends to be a time for fresh starts. God’s Word is a great place to begin when you’re thinking about starting over and moving forward. Here are some verses to help you kick-start your new year. 1.
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A moment we will never forget

Who loves special moments? Moments when you can’t help but smile inwardly and outwardly at what is occuring before your eyes? Shut your eyes for a moment and see if you can remember the last time you saw a newborn baby, gazed on a newborn lamb wriggle, or heard a baby chick cheep. Remember the
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The BEST thing about Christmas!

What do you think is the best thing about Christmas? Presents? Decorating the Christmas tree? Singing Christmas carols? Lots of yummy food? Holidays? Time with family? All these are things that make Christmas a great time of year, but none of them is the best thing about Christmas. The BEST thing about Christmas is that
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Transformations

There is something majestic and peaceful about sitting in the presence of butterflies. I never feel flapped, irritated or annoyed by them. They bring about a calming effect on our lives don’t they and they also have an amazing way of giving us a smile. The truth is that the butterflies had to go through
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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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