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The Countdown

Thursday, December 03, 2015

As the countdown continues to the end of the year, and with four school days left to go until our students begin their summer holidays, it is important to reflect on all that has been achieved, amidst the ‘hustle and bustle’ of this busy season. 2015 has been marked, like all other years, with joys and challenges, tragedy and elation, highs and lows. Amidst it all, we have continued to be blessed with a community of staff, parents and students whose overarching aim is to work together to ensure that the provision of a quality, Christian education remains central to all that we do. The students are the reason we exist!  ...Read More


A New Start

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Welcome to a new term, and I pray that all members of our community have returned renewed and refreshed by the break. The beginning of a new term is a time when there is no better opportunity to leave behind the hurt and the angst of the past, and start anew. It is also a great time to focus on what attitudes we are going to adopt as the term unfolds and the reality of life hits home.    ...Read More


Compassion In Action

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Charles Spurgeon, the nineteenth century British preacher, wrote, “If you would sum up the whole character of Christ in reference to ourselves, it might be gathered into this one sentence, He was moved with compassion.’’ As a Christian community, Grace Primary is committed to both demonstrating compassion and encouraging our students to develop an attitude of compassion to all people, regardless of who they are and where they come from. We will be focussing on the value of ‘Compassion’ in the weeks ahead, and I encourage you to have a conversation with your children as to how they demonstrate compassion on a regular basis.   ...Read More


Taking a Stand

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence, which is being held across Australia tomorrow (March 20), is an initiative of the Safe and Supportive School Communities Working Group made up of all Australian education authorities. It is an opportunity for the broader school community to 'take a stand together' against bullying and violence.  ...Read More


Looking Outside

Thursday, March 12, 2015

This week is celebrated nationally as Australian Lutheran World Service (ALWS) Awareness Week, which has as its theme, “Welcoming the Stranger”. ALWS is the overseas aid and resettlement agency of the Lutheran Church of Australia, working around the world to bring together people willing to work in service to help end suffering.  ...Read More


Forgiveness

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Martin Luther King Jr, the Baptist minister and social activist who led the Civil Rights Movement in the United States from the mid-1950s until his death by assassination in 1968, once wrote, “We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.”   ...Read More