Principal's Welcome - Week 9, Term 3, 2022
Dear College families,
As I reflect on this morning's Graduation Ceremony, Wednesday's Colour Run, Week 6's Literacy Fun Day and the many, many other community events that have occurred throughout this term, I can’t help but express that my heart is full. Just as I was proud of each and every student who has participated with an open heart in each activity this term, giving of themselves wholeheartedly, I was equally proud of each and every Year 12 student. Throughout this year, each Year 12 student has been on a journey of discovering more about themselves, life, and their God-given purpose. And now as this schooling chapter closes it is time to put the lessons they have learned into action.
Moments such as today’s Year 12 Graduation are bittersweet for parents and teachers alike. Whilst we are incredibly excited to be part of launching these young people into adult life there is sadness in knowing that the job we have treasured is in many ways almost complete. In the words of Mary Poppins;
“With every job when it's complete
There is a sense of bitter-sweet
That moment when you know the task is done
Though in your heart you'd like to stay
To help things on their way
You've always known they must do it alone”
However, whilst there may be a sense that our job is now complete it is encouraging to know that God will continue to shape and guide each Year 12 student long past Graduation Day. Their story does not finish at the conclusion of HSC exams. Their story will continue to unfold for many years to come. In fact, we can be confident that "He who began a good work in [our students] will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus”(Phil 1:6).
I trust that over the holiday period each family has the opportunity to rest and connect with each other once again.