Bayside Christian College is a Christian school. At Christmas, those of us who follow Christ celebrate the birth of Jesus in many ways including song and through plays, the reading of the Biblical story and participating in the Christmas message. December is also a busy month. There are a number of celebrations connected with school life. There may also be end of year work and social celebrations. As well as these end of year celebrations, there is much activity associated with Christmas as people buy presents and prepare for family and/or social gathering. As I reflect on this time of year, I wonder as to how as a Christian I am able to create space to ensure that I have opportunity to reflect upon Jesus at this time, while preparing for Christmas. While an awareness of this challenge is the first step, I would suggest the second step would be to be purposeful in living out of the Biblical story rather than allowing this culture to be the primary shaper of how I think and act.
While there have been a fair few night events, it has been a wonderful week at Bayside Christian College. Thank you to our students who were marvellous as they performed and spoke at our various events. There were many highlights, including but are not limited to, the rendition of O’ Holy Night at the Secondary Presentation Night, and the fabulous dancing at the Year 6 Graduation. It is my hope that we as a community continue to remember that we have been established to be a Christian school and look to honour the Lord through our actions and our words over this summer break and into 2018.
Thank you so much for participating in community life this year. May all families enjoy the opportunity to rest and spend quality time together.