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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...

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

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

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...

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

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

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...

Book Week at Southern Highlands Christian School

What do you get when King Arthur, Where’s Wally and Paddington Bear walk into a room? Book week at Southern Highlands Christian School! Click on the photo to see the news article, as printed in Southern Highland...
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