BYO rug or chair
BYO rug or chair
1-3: Y8 Camp – Kyneton
4: Dedication Night
8: Public Holiday – Labour Day
10-12: Y5 Camp – Sovereign Hill
10-12: Y9 Camp – Fryers Ranges
Tolerance is a fair, objective and permissive attitude towards opinions, beliefs and practices that differ from your own.
Tolerant people are patient and open-minded. They have the ability to manage challenges and endure hardship.
“Tolerance is giving to every human being every right that you claim for yourself.” Robert Green Ingersoll
“Be tolerant with one another and forgive one another whenever any of you has a complaint against someone else.” Colossians 3:13
‘Number 8 what?’ you may ask.
Some time ago, the Mail Online reported the story of a priest based in the UK, who told his church members that shoplifting is all right, if you’re really poor and need something to eat!
Now if my memory is correct there were 10 commandments and I just happen to think that all 10 of them should still be in vogue. I don’t remember that we have ever received a directive that any of them are obsolete. And that includes number 8.
Maybe Reverend Jones hasn’t read Proverbs 28:6 where it says: “Better to be a poor man who lives with integrity than a rich man who distorts right and wrong.” Even a superficial reading of the Good Ole Book will give you a clear message – ‘help the needy.’ It’s not hard to understand – it’s just hard to do.
Perhaps the Reverend Tim Jones had some good intentions when he handed out his advice to the faithful, however I can’t help but thinking how much Christianity must have changed if this is the best advice that can be offered.
Surely the good Reverend hasn’t forgotten that Christianity has a very long and rich heritage of looking out for the poor. There is: The Salvation Army, World Vision, Good Samaritans, St Vincent de Paul, and ADRA, and these are just a few of the hundreds of Christian charities that operate today. Is the church incapable of helping the poor today? Why not give advice that Christians should do what they can to help?
I’m sorry but the good Reverend offered some advice that was simply – all bad. As one commentator wrote ‘the greatest want of the world is the want of men, men who will not be bought or sold, men who in their inmost souls are true and honest, … men who will stand for the right though the heavens fall.’ (White 1882)
Although written over 100 years ago maybe our world is still in need of men and women with integrity.
It’s worth a thought.
Mrs Stefanie Luszczak
Introducing Mrs Stefanie Luszczak who teaches PE and Health for Years 7, 8 and 9 and sport Years 7 – 12. She was born and raised in Victoria attending Primary school at Narre Warren North and Mount Waverley and for Secondary school she attended Beacon Hill College. Mrs Luszczak attended Monash University where she met her husband Tim who is also a teacher.
Mrs Luszczak has two young children aged 5 and 2 and for adventure she loves skiing at Falls Creek and rock climbing at Mt Arapiles. Her other hobbies include gardening, cooking raw vegan desserts and reading books that support her love of learning about God and parenting.
One fun fact about Mrs Luszczak is that she enjoys creating photo albums of her family adventures and making memory books for her children as they grow.
Mrs Luszack is no stranger to the broader Gilson College community as she commenced her career at our Taylors Hill campus back in 2011. She also spent 2 years working and travelling in the Uk and taught at Nunawading Christian College before joining our Mernda campus in 2021. While Mrs Luszczak teaches in the Secondary she has taught PE to students from Foundation – Year 12 during her career. We welcome Mrs Luszczak to our community.
Mrs Kathleen Bourjaili
Introducing Mrs Kathleen Bourjaili who is the Primary Music Teacher. Mrs Bourjaili was born in San Jose Costa Rica, her family immigrated to Australia when she was 5 and she has been living in Melbourne ever since. For Primary school Mrs Bourjaili attended Springvale Primary school and then Lighthouse Christian College for her secondary schooling.
She studied her teaching degree at Melbourne University and while studying was a team member in the OHSC at our Taylors Hill campus. Mrs Bourjaili commenced her career at our Taylors Hill campus as a Primary art teacher in 2013, but has since also taught Year 3s, and was teaching art at our Taylors Hill campus before commencing here at our Mernda campus in 2021.
Mrs Bourjaili enjoys spending time with her Husband and 2 children aged 4 and 2, she loves to create fun sensory play experiences that they can immerse themselves in together. Mrs Bourjaili enjoys all creative experiences that art and music provide and sharing this with her own children as well as students at school.
One fun fact about Mrs Bourjaili is that she is not afraid to try new things. We welcome her to our school community.
Due to the traffic congestion during after school pick up, a new Pick Up procedure will be introduced starting from Monday 1st March.
Secondary (7-12) – ‘The Village’ Car Park
Secondary students (7-12) who do not have any primary siblings will be picked up at ‘The Village’ Car Park from the deck area at ‘The Village’.
Families (F-12 who have older siblings) – ‘The Village’ Car Park
Foundation – Year 12 students who have siblings in Year 4-12 will be collected by the oldest primary sibling and will wait at ‘The Village’ car park in front of the steps near the pedestrian crossing.
Senior Primary (4-6) – ‘The Village’ Car Park
Year 4 – Year 6 students will wait at ‘The Village’ car park in front of the steps near the pedestrian crossing.
Junior Primary (F-3) – The Visitors Top Car Park (near the Primary entry gate)
Foundation – Year 3 students will wait with their classes along the outer circle of the Drop & Go Zone where the bollards are.
From Monday 1st March students will NO longer be picked up from the front of Reception.
If you have any questions please contact Reception.
Uniform shop bookings are now open. Please visit www.schoolinterviews.com.au and enter code eksc2 to book an appointment.
Thank you so much to our helpers that came to last Sunday’s Working Bee. Students are loving the tidied up space and a once neglected space is now a popular hangout spot.
Our next Working Bee is March 21 where we look forward to another productive morning with the assistance of our school community and staff.
During our Bible program, Encounter, the Foundation students have been introduced to King Jesus. They have learnt that Jesus is the Son of God, who created us all in a very special and unique way.
On Friday we learnt about 1 of the many ways Jesus showed his love for others. The students acted out a kids story version of John 13:1-17 where Jesus washed his disciples feet. It was lots of fun to learn how we can serve others to be helpful and kind and show love the way that Jesus desires us to.