Students to attend as normal.
Students to attend as normal.
Additional PEP hours available when bringing own tools/equipment.
Please register with reception if you plan to attend.
26: CANCELLED: Pupil Free Day
27-28: Dental Van Visit
28: Vaccinations – Y7 and Y10
2: Working Bee
3: Athletics Carnival – Y4-12
5: School Photo Day
6: Mother’s Day Breakfast/Stall
Self-discipline is training and control of oneself and one’s conduct, usually for personal improvement.
“By constant self-discipline and self-control you can develop greatness of character.” Grenville Kleiser
“Happiness is dependent on self-discipline. We are the biggest obstacles to our own happiness. It is much easier to do battle with society and with others than to fight our own nature.” Dennis Prager
“For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.”
Hebrews 12: 11
Primary pick up time is now permanently at 3:20pm.
Family pick up (Primary/Secondary siblings) and Secondary only pick up time is still 3:30pm.
As the wet weather begins, this is just a friendly reminder that the area in front of the Village Building (Year 7/8 locker and home room building) is a ‘NO STANDING’ Zone. For the safety of our staff and students please do not stop in this area to drop off or pick up students. Also please do not stop at the pedestrian crossing in front of this building to let students out.
When I was just a young lad, my grandfather would take me to the ANZAC dawn service in our town. I don’t think I fully understood how Jack Charles must have felt as he remembered his older brother Henry Reginald who is buried in Shrapnel Valley. This is the same valley or gully in which Private Simpson and his donkeys operated before also being killed.
There are 526 other Australians buried in the valley with my great uncle and when I had the privilege of visiting Gallipoli, I got a greater appreciation of how my grandfather must have felt as we stood quietly in the early hours of those ANZAC mornings. It is a sobering experience as one contemplates the ultimate sacrifice by those who were so young.
Currently there are only 1400 people who are permitted to attend Melbourne’s dawn service and yet at the same time 75,000 people are allowed to go to the ANZAC day football game. Why is it that so many can sit and watch some men chase a piece of leather around an oval and yet so few can stand, in the open air, to honour the fallen?
Now before I’m accused of being anti-football – let me state that I’m well-known for the enthusiasm with which I support my football team. Nevertheless, I believe something appears to have gone wrong.
The story is told of large department store that was broken into by a couple of intruders who immediately set to work. A few hours later they left with the job done.
The next morning, the management and staff arrived at work and failed to notice anything was wrong. This was because nothing was missing. Not a thing. Nobody had stolen anything. Everything was still in its place. The only thing that had happened was the price tags had been changed.
So, people are arriving in the store and finding items normally costing hundreds or thousands of dollars now costing just a few dollars. Similarly, items that normally would only require some small change were costing people $30, $50 or even more!
Today, it appears that our society has mixed up all the price tags and the values have all been confused. When it comes to getting the labels correct and getting the values properly prioritised, I would suggest that the words of Jesus are a good place to start:
Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. John 15:13
It is worth noting that His words were followed by His actions. As a country we should remind ourselves of this value regularly – lest we forget.
It’s worth a thought.
Mark B Vodéll
Pupil Free Day Cancelled
Some of you may have seen in the newsletter or heard via the ‘grapevine’ about the planned pupil free day on Monday April 26. Due to complications regarding the venue for our planned staff professional development and workshop, this has had to be postponed. We apologise for any inconvenience and will endeavour to give at least a months notice on a new planned event.
So just for those who like the summary version: school WILL be operating as normal on Monday the 26th of April.
Next week on the 27th & 28th of April the Dental Van is visiting our school. Thank you to the students that returned their forms on Wednesday. You are now registered!