Year 10 Bourke trip

Year 10 Bourke trip

It’s not everyday you can say that you’ve been to back of Bourke. Unless you are a Year 10 student at Southern Highlands Christian School! Several Year 10 students travelled to the back of Bourke (literally) in a mission to connect with and encourage local students. The first day entailed a visit to the Back o’ Bourke Gallery with Jenny Greentree, a local artist. The rest of the day was spent with the local youth group, canoeing and fishing, with a barbeque and bonfire to finish off a full and tiring day. Some other highlights of the trip included visits to Bourke Christian Church, Koinonia Christian Academy and Wanaaring Public School.   More photos of Year 10 Bourke Mission Trip...
Family support diggers in Kangaroo March

Family support diggers in Kangaroo March

Celebrating a wonderful day in Wallendbeen (15 minutes north east of Cootamundra) on 13 September, a Southern Highlands Christian School family helped re-enact the famous Kangaroo March of 1915. This 36 day, 520km march celebrates the anniversary of the call to enlist in ‘The Great War’, which began in Wagga Wagga nearly a century ago and trailed through the southern slopes of the Southern Highlands towards Campbelltown. Why? The Kangaroo March website can tell you. “Why re-enact The Kangaroo March? It’s going to be 100 years since these men of rural Australia signed up for what was then known as King, Country and Empire, to fight in a war that threatened to end the way of life Aussies and others in the British Empire held so very dear. They were away for 3 more years; some never came home, some came home permanently scarred, maimed or poisoned with mustard gas, or damaged mentally having witnessed the horrors of mates being killed before their eyes. We want to pay due tribute to the Kangaroos.” In Wallendbeen, day nine of the march, Isabella (Year 3) presented flowers to Lady Cosgrove and Brayden (Prep) presented a small gift for the Governor General, Sir Peter Cosgrove. Making it a real family affair, their father and grandfather also rode in the guard! The children’s mother, Libby, has given great thanks to their teachers at Southern Highlands Christian School. “A massive thank you for the school’s support also, as Mrs McKenna and Mrs Ross both made the drive down to watch and support the kids. I’m a truly blessed to have my kids taught by ladies that clearly...
Peer Reading Program – Book Week 2015

Peer Reading Program – Book Week 2015

One of the privileges of having a school that spans Prep to Year 12, from our smallest students to our young adults preparing to embark on life, are the times where the different ages can learn from each other. Recently, during Book Week, our Junior School students buddied up with High School to have stories read to them. Older students were reminded of the joy reading can bring, and the younger ones delighted in hearing their favourite stories read by their older peers. The resulting photos capture the delight for both age groups; sharing time and the enjoyment of the written word...