I have selected three verses to ponder for this newsletter.The first is from Psalms, the second is also from the Hebrew scriptures and the third is from the New Testament .
“If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”
2 Chronicles 7:14 (NKJV)
“The Lord is near to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him in truth.”
Psalm 145:18 (NKJV)
“I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people”
Ephesians 1:18 (NIV)
I was speaking with a parent who is interested in enrolling her children at our school.At the school her children were coming from, she commented about the power of prayer to a teacher and received back a polite, but puzzled look.The teacher obviously did not believe that prayer had the power to influence any situation. The Bible clearly states otherwise and the verses above are just some samples of the many, stating how prayer makes a difference.I count it as absolute privilege to educate in a school where the staff earnestly pray for students every single day.The fact is that prayer is powerful, it works and can do things that human endeavour alone can not.
Last week a grandparent of one of our students sent an email to school giving testimony of the healing power of prayer.Her son, the student’s uncle,
“...was miraculously healed of scoliosis. He had a significant curve in his back, as the X-ray taken two years ago shows. I (the grandparent) was praying with him and when we finished praying all trace of the scoliosis was gone.”
She attached 3 photos to illustrate the story
My take home message is that we need to pray.With faith we should lift all our concerns, and joysto the one who can turn our fragile human efforts into miracles. What a powerful tool for making difference in the lives of students.Parents, grandparents, teachers, everyone remember:
“Don’t be weary in prayer; keep at it; watch for God’s answers, and remember to be thankful when they come.”
As most people would be aware we have filled the position of Junior Primary Teacher. We welcome Mrs Beth Lincolne to our school. She has taught three days a week this term, but will commence fulltime in term 4.It has been a delight watching the students already learning so much in her class.
Mrs Catherine Williams has also joined the teaching team and will be taking various subjects to the Upper Primary class on Thursdays.
Our school chaplain, Miss Emily Wynhoven will be in charge of running a playgroup at school each Friday, starting on the first Friday of Term Four. The first session will take place at 9am on Friday 19th October. Let anyone you know who may be interested in this opportunity to come together.
Kindergarten for 2019
It's that time of year when we need to plan for next year.Enrolments are open for Kindergarten students starting 2019.Please enrol siblings now and spread the word about our fantastic school. Enrolments close on Wednesday the 24th of October - don’t miss out!
Our Prep - 2 Students sang at the Clarence City Eisteddfod on the 4th of September and won second place! Congratulations! Please see our Facebook site for videos of the performance.
Summer uniforms will be compulsory from week 3 of Term 4 (Monday 29th October), that’s the week after Show Break. Don’t forget to check that everything still fits and order any items you may need via the eStore. Students may wear either uniform in the change over time.
Dan Pastoor recently performed at a school assembly. Dan is a passionate Youth Leader at Energizer Church, as well as a Course/Career Advisor at Alphacrucis College, Hobart. Dan sang a number of songs from his recently released album “A New Beginning”. Copies of his CD or the digital version are available from the school office - $15 & $10 respectively.
This week’s assembly on Thursday 20th September, we are excited to have Mr Scott Haas join us from Compassion, He is going to share a difference we can make by sponsoring a child. Parents are welcome! Assembly starts at 12:10pm and runs to 1:00pm.
Father’s Day Breakfast
A big thank you to all the fathers and father figures that came to our Father’s Day Breakfast. It was great to eat together and have fun together to celebrate Dad’s and the impact they have on their children’s lives.
Thanks to the wonderful efforts of the parents that lent a hand on Saturday. It is always a pleasure to work beside the wonderful parents of our school.The next working bee will be on Saturday 17th November.
The plans for the Burnie Trip for Years 5-10 are in full swing. Thank you to all parents/students that have promptly returned the permission slips. It is fantastic to see that Hobart will be so well represented at the event.
School Holidays, Public Holidays & Student Free Days
School holidays are coming up quick-fast! The last day of school is Friday the 28th of September. We look forward to seeing them all again on Monday the 15th of October.
Thursday the 25th of October is a public holiday for the Hobart Show Day. Friday the 26th of October will be a student free day.
We are currently welcoming enrolments for students from Kindergarten up to year 10 for 2019.
Invest in the future! Remember school banking day is each Monday.
School Banking is a fun, interactive and engaging way for young Australians to learn about money and develop good savings habits. Children who deposit money into their Youthsaver account through School Banking earn Dollarmites tokens, which they can save up and redeem for exciting rewards.
The rewards available during 2018 are:
- Twister Power Handball
- Secret Scratch Pad
- Sparkle Glitter Pens
- Glow Light
- Mighty Boom Handball
- Heat Reactor Pencils
- Slushie Maker Cup
- Zoom Flying Disc
Important dates to remember:
26th-28th Trip to Burnie
28th - Last day of Term 3
15th - Beginning of Term 4
19th - Little Steps Playgroup Starts
25th - Royal Hobart Show (Public Holiday)
26th - Student Free Day
2nd - Little Steps Playgroup
9th - Little Steps Playgroup
16th - Little Steps Playgroup
17th - Working Bee
23rd - Little Steps Playgroup
30th - Little Steps Playgroup
Student school reports
7th - Little Steps Playgroup
13th - Last day of Term 4
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