Year 7-10 Camps

Year 7-10 Camps

All of Years 7 to 10 enjoyed some time away from the classroom grind to enjoy God’s creation. Spanning three days and two nights, the students stayed in dorm-style accommodation in the south of Sydney and teachers planned various activities for each of the age groups so there was no chance of boredom! Canoeing, trampolining rock climbing…the list was endless. Year 9 also had the amazing opportunity to canoe to a secluded camping spot and hike several kilometres through some of the most spectacular bushland in our country. The camps were a great way to experience a different kind of learning, and gave students time to forge strong friendships with peers and other students in Secondary school. Some weary bodies returned but with loads of smiles.  ...
Grandparents Day 2015

Grandparents Day 2015

Hosted by Principal, Mr Andrew Middleton, Grandparents Day 2015 was a time for blessing the grandparents. In his opening address, Mr Middleton acknowledged the support some of the grandparents have given the school and how delightful it is to have them a part of the Southern Highlands Christian School community. He also reminded us that just as a grandparent has unconditional love for their grandchildren, so God also loves us despite our flaws. He did this by quoting a verse from the book of Romans in the bible: “But God demonstrated His own love for me in this: while I was still a sinner, Christ died for me” Romans 5:8 While being served tea, coffee and scones by older primary students, grandparents, grand-friends and parents were entertained by performances from each of the Junior School years. With a mixture of songs, a narrative and a delightfully exuberant rendition of Lip Sync Battles by Stage 3 (Year 5 and 6), it was easy to be swept up in the students’ excitement. After the performances, grandparents were invited to visit the classroom to see the students’ work and to participate in some fun activities to finish off the afternoon. It was a privilege to be able to bless our older generations as much as they have blessed us. PS there are more photos to...
Years 5 and 6 travel to Canberra

Years 5 and 6 travel to Canberra

Year 5/6 Canberra camp was and exciting and interesting trip. We visited the Australian war memorial, the national zoo and aquarium, the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), both old and new parliament houses, the National Canberra Exhibition, and, my personal favourite, Questacon. During our camp, we stayed at the Carotel Motel. They prepared wonderful foods, such as chicken schnitzel and roast lamb, for dinner, bacon, eggs and cereal, as well as sausages, for breakfast. They also provided packed lunches of chicken and lettuce sandwiches, as well as Vegemite and ham and cheese sandwiches. At the national zoo and aquarium, we saw many animals: bears, giraffes, various types of monkeys, meerkats, and brown and white lions. We then went to the gift shop where people bought soft toys, plastic snakes, and even magnets. It was a very interesting (and hot!) experience. The National Canberra Exhibition was fascinating. We got to sit in ‘Circa’, which was a revolving theatre that told the story of Australia. We saw the skeleton of a giant wombat, as well as one of the actual cannons and ballasts of ‘The Endeavour’. Their was a room that showed aboriginal and Torres straight islander dancing. Finally, Questacon. Questacon was amazing. It had fascinating displays, my favourite of which were the ‘Lightning’, which was a tesla tower, and the free fall. From what I had heard of the free fall, I had pictured a huge, 10 metre slide. When I saw it, I was surprised, and relieved, that it was only about 4 metres high. However, it was still terrifying. The weird thing was, everything happened so fast, your...