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Term 4, Issue 19, December 2013

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From the Principals Desk Dear Families and Friends, Grace. A virtue born of humility and an essential ingredient for the glue of community. In his recent Eulogy for Nelson Mandela, President Barack Obama noted the following: Given the sweep of his life, and the adoration that he so rightly earned, it is tempting then to remember Nelson Mandela as an icon, smiling and serene, detached from the tawdry affairs of lesser men. But Madiba himself strongly resisted such a lifeless portrait. Instead, he insisted on sharing with us his doubts and fears; his miscalculations along with his victories. Im not a saint, he said, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying. It was precisely because he could admit to imperfection - because he could be so full of good humor, even mischief, despite the heavy burdens he carried - that we loved him so. He was not a bust made of marble; he was a man of flesh and blood - a son and husband, a father and a friend. That is why we learned so much from him; that is why we can learn from him still. I had a friend who was incredibly clever. But he never made you feel silly or stupid. I have another friend who is so incredibly thoughtful yet he never made me feel bad he just made me want to be good. No judgment, no criticism just inspiring humble service. There are people within our College community: parents, staff, council and even students who are like that and you (and they) make this community amazing. Thank you for the opportunity you have given me to serve as Principal I have absolutely enjoyed being involved in the lives of your children. With Christmas approaching, with the busy-ness of life, with the pressures that can come from families, from the need to make the right career decisions and all the things we need to do at this time of year, Sallianne, Kuleni, Tsega and I hope you have a Christmas full of peace and rest. And, as our paths diverge, we hope that you may forever walk joyfully inside Gods Amazing Grace. Steve. Orientation Day 2014 Year 7 class This years Orientation Day for new 2014 Year 7 students was a bright, fun and welcoming experience. The morning started with the theme of Carpe Diem Seize the Day with Principal Mr Venour and that tone continued throughout the day. The planned classroom activities of science, english and math were complimented with a lunchtime full of surprises for the newcomers and the entire student body. Our talented Middle School Drama class took over lunchtime and had everyone up and dancing on the lawn with a Circus themed event. The students planned .... as part of their Drama class assessment. If the smiles and student participation was anything to go by they should all receive very high marks. Our wonderful Student Representative Council showed their initiative and generosity again by cooking up a bbq lunch for the 2014 Year 7 students. We hope our 2014 Year 7 students really enjoyed their day and we look forward to seeing you next year.

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