Fear of Change
The last weeks of school are often times when we are more aware of impending changes for the following year. Our Year 6s have tried new electives this week ready for Year 7, and lots of ELC to Prep visits have been underway. In a few weeks, Primary students will meet their new teacher.
Change abounds: for some of our graduating students it is a new job or the hunt for one; for others it is finding out whether they were accepted into their course of choice at university or elsewhere. Our Secondary students often wonder about who their teachers for next year will be, and some are selecting subjects or pathways.
Sometimes, change fills people with fear, often of the unknown. Fortunately, we have a God who never changes, and we can look to him for our security and strength in every circumstance. Hebrews 13:8 tells us, He “is the same yesterday and today and forever”. Transitions are a normal part of life, and we should encourage resilience by remembering that while change is constant, we can look to the author and perfecter of our faith, who will be there to lead us through transitions.
Primary Teachers 2019
Last newsletter, I shared a few changes in the Primary teams. Please see the class teachers below:
Prep-2 Learning Team - Coordinator: Mrs Donna Martin
Prep - Miss Jennie Taylor
Prep/1 - Mrs Donna Martin
Years 1/2 - Mrs Jo Moore (Team Leader), Miss Josie Hopkins, Mr Jordan Partridge
Support teachers: Mrs Madura Nadarajah and Mrs Anna Lam
Years 3-6 Learning Team - Coordinator: Miss Sara Wright
Years 3/4: Mrs Karen Hooper (Team Leader), Mrs Maree Coates, Mrs Donna Doherty
Support teacher: Mrs Kerri Bernon
Years 4/5: Mrs Tammie Chester
Years 5/6: Ms Sara Wright, Mr Chris Elkington, Mrs Fiona Ryan
Support teacher: Mr Russell Svigos.
Please note that, while this information is correct at the time of writing, changes in enrolments may lead to changes in the assigned teacher for classes. The teachers work diligently to create class lists based on a range of factors such as friendships, student learning needs and class composition. We believe we have an amazing group of teachers and respectfully advise that we are unable to consider requests for a particular teacher.
Honouring our Founders
I would like to take this opportunity to honour Ria van Niekerk who passed away recently. Her husband, Johannes van Niekerk, was the founding College Board Chair. We pay our respects to the family and honour their legacy of establishing Bayside Christian College, which continues to partner with families in Christian education, as its founders intended.
Please pray for the family and friends who grieve the loss of their loved one.
Thanksgiving Service to Celebrate the Life of Ria Van Niekerk - Langwarrin Christian Reformed Church, cnr Cranbourne & Warrandyte Roads, Langwarrin - Friday 16 November at 2pm.