One of the things that I love about Heatherton Christian College is that there is always something exciting happening here. The last two weeks of Term 3 have been very busy. Undoubtedly the highlight was the performance of the ‘Sound of Music’. The musical was of an exceptionally high standard. I was so proud of our students and staff who worked so hard to create this quality performance. The only sad thing is a whole years’ work is over after just two performances.
This week we have many students off-site. Our Year 9 students are participating in a week of community service as part of their ‘Year of Challenge’. Our Year 10 students departed for Townsville on Monday for their annual Mission’s trip. We also have the Grade 5s and 6s away on their annual camp this week. Over the term break a small group of Secondary students, who are studying French at HCC, are going on a week-long French experience to New Caledonia, accompanied by Madame Youssef and Mr Darren John.
I am so appreciative of the staff we have at HCC. Every day I see their passion and commitment to your children, often going the extra mile and beyond. Organising extra-curricular activities, such as those that I mentioned above, are not expectations of the role of a teacher. These are extra roles the staff take on because they genuinely care about your kids and want them to experience an enriching, fulfilling and exciting education at HCC. These types of experiences certainly help to provide this.
This week my wife Karen and I are celebrating 30 years of marriage together. I thank God each day that the Lord has blessed me with a wonderful wife and family.
Quote of the week….
“When you go with laughter, when you’re fun, you will never travel alone. Your children will travel with you.”