Junior School Final Assembly 2015

Junior School Final Assembly 2015

As a new parent to the school, I walked into the final assembly for Junior School with little or no expectations. Not having witnessed the end of year celebrations at Southern Highlands Christian School before, I was prepared to just take it at face value. Although, if I’m honest, I wasn’t prepared for much – a few long speeches and maybe a song or two… However, I wasn’t prepared to be amazed. Each teacher had selected something they remembered, admired or respected in each student and presented this as an award.  It was so encouraging to see how much the teachers really care about their students, in both character development and academics. I was personally amazed that they took the time, amongst report writing and other end of year activities, to find something great about each student – this was admirable in itself! These awards were interspersed with performances along the theme of ‘Walking in the Light’. Each class presented a creative interpretation of what ‘Walking in the Light’ could mean and each performance was fun to watch. Not just a song or two, but several dramatic representations, clever choreography and a huge finale with the whole of Junior School that was reminiscent of a school musical. Well done, Southern Highlands Christian School, for a highly entertaining and thought-provoking assembly. It’s going to be hard to top that one for next year! Sara de...
Announcing School Captains for 2016

Announcing School Captains for 2016

Each year, the School is richly blessed with quality student leaders. This leadership occurs in various forms: formal roles such as SRC, Captains, Sports Captains, the JS leadership team; it also occurs every day as students set the example for each other and demonstrate the ‘agape’ (sacrificial) love of which Jesus so often spoke. With this legacy of quality student leadership in mind, I am delighted to announce the election of the following High School Captains for 2015: Captains Mr Isaac Gray Miss Isabel Brake Vice Captains Mr Peter Seckold Miss Chelsie Unwin Please pray for our senior leaders and the entire Year 12 2016 cohort as they set the example for their peers in loving the Lord and their neighbours both here at School and in the community. “…the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve,” Mathew 20:28 “I can say nothing more about leadership and the captaincy at Southern Highlands Christian School than this: as my Lord is my exemplar, I try to follow in his footsteps. Honesty, justice and equality are the pillars on which leadership should be built. However, the most important pillar is love, a love for my peers and community, for the work that we do and a love for God. My team and I are ready to serve the school community and represent God in all we do.” Isaac...
Year 12 End of Year Celebrations

Year 12 End of Year Celebrations

Year 12 is a pinnacle time for the young adults of our generation. It is a time when they leap from the sheltered life of a school student to the vast unknown as an adult. Some will go on and study further, some will be starting employment and others maybe taking some time off from study to see the world. Whatever the next step is for our Year 12s, we wanted to send them off with love, respect and prayers for their future journeys. In both formal and informal ceremonies (check out the photos from the colour run!), Southern Highlands Christian School gathered around our young adults, to thank them and bless them as they embark on their next endeavours. We will miss you Year...