I am sure that like me, at the moment you are caught up in the busyness of the end of the school year and all the activities for 2018.
Sometimes I think it would be easier if our school year began in early September like countries in the northern hemisphere which makes the summer break July / August instead of December, but then again, I really wouldn’t like to live anywhere other than Australia!
We have already completed leadership badges for Year 6, special morning teas for students and clap out for Year 12 graduates. However, please watch the College calendar and other emails as there are still a number of end of year functions and arrangements which I am sure you would hate to miss.
Assessment for reporting should be completed by the end of this week and teachers have been very busy with marking and collating results.
The Christmas concerts will soon be upon us so please ensure that your children’s costumes are organised well ahead of time. Mine are!
Praise God that this year the Christmas concerts will be held in the new sports centre on the oval so the stage and all the equipment will be protected if it rains. However, the food vendors which are an important part of making these nights so festive may need to be under marquees if the weather is inclement – BUT THE SHOWS WILL GO ON and they will be such a wonderful climax to the school year and a time of celebration.
MUSIC GALA EVENING
On Tuesday evening I had the pleasure of attending the Music Gala Evening and there was standing room only in the College Theatrette. As I watched students perform I felt such a sense of pride in their achievements and in their developing love of music. To see how the string ensembles have grown in numbers and ability following the opportunity to learn violin in Year 3 and watch how individual students have continued to learn a musical instrument privately after Year 5 Band gave me a strong sense of joy and I am very confident that Glasshouse Christian College is a school which values character, academics, sport and music. The primary presence at the Music Gala evening was very encouraging and I thoroughly enjoyed all performances including the choir. Congratulations to every student who performed on the night. You did a wonderful job and the support from your parents in helping you with lessons is amazing. Don’t forget to thank them.
You can see all the photos here.
Cheryl Bryers, Head of Primary