From the Principal
Traditionally, in every school, Term 2 is always one of the busiest. Reflecting on this term, however, I am amazed at the amount of stamina, energy and sheer grit our teachers, students and parents have shown to get to the end of this term. One thing is for certain, the resilience and adaptability of our College Community cannot be underestimated.
From Day 1, we saw our teachers quickly upskill, create resources and deliver on-line learning, the ability of students to engage in learning from home and parents juggling households where they could work, parent, care and supervise. Then, just as we thought we could cope with this sudden change, schools were started up again, in stages, until we were all back to our regular academic program.
The academic program is our core business, but in a holistic college like TSAC, our Student Life offerings have been sorely missed. All going well, our State Government will ease restrictions placed on school sport, student ensembles and gatherings at the beginning of next term. Although there will still be restrictions placed on adult spectators, our students will be challenged and extended once again with physical and creative activity. More information regarding our Student Life offerings for next term will be published to parents soon.
As the first semester draws to a close, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the support you have given to the College. I hope that you find time for rest and refreshment in the upcoming school holidays and I pray that things will be closer to what we know as ‘normal’ in Term 3.
My best wishes
From the Chaplain
In Matthew 22:39 Jesus said, “love your neighbour as yourself”. This is such an important reminder about loving everyone regardless of differences especially in light of recent events around the world. How are we to express our love to our neighbour?
Firstly, we need to love ourselves and meet our own needs, because loving ourselves is the measure for loving others. If we do not love ourselves, then we cannot love others. Jesus intended that we learn that if we are hungry then we recognise that others can be hungry. The same is true so that when we feel hurt then others can also feel hurt. Jesus commands us to consider and help anyone who is in need. Jesus demonstrated his love in word and action and requires the same from us. As a Christian school community, we are challenged to offer practical help to those in need as an expression of our love for our neighbour.
Reverend Erika Williams