“We’re prone to want God to change our circumstances, but He wants to change our character. We think that peace comes from the outside in, but it comes from the inside out.” Warren Wiersbe
The greatest song ever written concerning internal peace is “It Is Well With My Soul.” It was written by Horratio Spafford, a man who experienced many difficulties and tragedies in his life. Consider what he said about peace in his inner man.
Mrs Pavlina Vaccaro
Each and every day, we must intentionally fix our thoughts upon God. We must remind ourselves over and over again of His goodness. Though we may not always understand everything God does, we must trust in His care and wisdom.
My prayer is for you to fix your eyes on the Lord and may His Holy Spirit give you the peace you need, to get through whatever trials you are experiencing.
Peace is something we all desire, yet there seems to be so many things in life that try to rob it from us. Often, we think that if we could just isolate ourselves from everything else in the world, we could find peace. Yet true peace doesn't come from the absence of problems. True peace comes from the presence of a Person.
Consider these words from the Prophet Isaiah -
"You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in You, all whose thoughts are fixed on You! Trust in the Lord always, for the LORD GOD is the eternal Rock."
(Isaiah 26:3-4 NLT)
Each week, we pray for our students and their families and staff members. This fortnight, we are praying for:
Ava, Lachlan & Tahlia Kingston, Archie & Thierry Mahon, Hugh Bridges, Indy & Lily Knight, Logan Maloy, Ryder Reid,
Mrs Severin, Mrs Kimpton & Mrs Mighalls.
We have been notified by Fox and Brew, that there have been a few errors in the lunch orders lately. Please remember when placing lunch orders for your child/ren, to check them before submitting the order to Flexischools. There have been a few students placing orders themselves and we have had a few upset children at lunch time when the incorrect order arrives. So please ensure to check the order, especially if your child is ordering, before submitting. Thank you.
We have enjoyed learning about NAIDOC week in Kinder. We were fortunate to have a guest speaker, Mel (Thomas's aunty) share with us. We listened to stories and looked at different Indigenous items (boomerang, didgeridoo, artwork and a beautiful story book). The Kinders also enjoyed participating in an AFL clinic. This will run for four weeks and we can't wait for next Friday for it to happen again.
Year 2 RT investigated, designed, experimented and tested a toy car launcher that they created in our Science and Technology unit of Forces and Energy.
During mathematics, students looked at capacity and had fun ordering and comparing containers filled with water. We discovered what 1 litre looked like and the equivalent in millilitres.
Year 3/4 LK have been enthusiastically learning about the different forms of heat energy. Last week, the students conducted an experiment to determine the way different materials transfer heat.
Year 1 Dinosaur dig - the latest find!! The students have been working on cleaning off the dirt! They think it might be a herbivore ... because of its teeth!!
The Year 5/6s undertook a science investigation around human characteristics that help us adapt to our environment. Students timed themselves completing certain everyday tasks and then taped their thumb up and completed the same task again. They discovered how important our thumbs are in day-to-day life.
In Mrs Walsh's Maths group, students have been working together to explore mental and written strategies to multiply and divide numbers by 10, 100 and 1,000.
As with all Science experiments, some students had success and others had to think about why their experiment had performed differently.
During reading groups, students read a procedure on how to make a pirate’s hat.
Of course we had to follow the instructions to make one!
In class, we discussed what a ‘growth’ mindset is compared to a ‘fixed’ mindset. We learnt we can grow our minds to flip our thinking to change our mindsets. Meggie’s bunny, Bungee, made a surprise visit. So cute and cuddly. The boys worked together whilst playing at the bases last week . They tried to extract the ‘precious’ mud out of the piece of equipment.
Piper Barber, Grace Ross, Jack Richardson, Jimmy Schmidt, Elsie Godde
Betty Blackman, Amelia Yong, Beau Pitman, Eli Johnston, Connor Strauss
Tennyson Deegan, Thea Kinning,
Cruz Smith, Eden Lawrence
Year 2Tully Heath, Indi Knight, Sarah Francis, Benjamin Baird, Leo Jensen
Year 3/4 LK
Axel Podubinski, Eve Barclay
Year 3/4 PV
Frankie Tuohey, Noah Pitman,Hannah Code, Thomas Chambers
Year 5/6 AMB
Grace Francis, Austin Knobel
Year 5/6 CW
David Code, Phoenix Fraser
Louise is an empathetic friend who always makes sure the people around her are ok. She treats her classmates with kindness and respect. If someone is hurt, Louise is the first person to help them.
She is an asset to St John’s.
The students visited the Library on Tuesday this week to view the books on display and make their wish lists for books they would like to buy. The wish lists will have come home to parents for approval.
Payments for books can be made on-line or the correct cash amount can be sent in.
Students must show their receipt (for online payments) at school to show the books have been paid for.
The more books that are sold, the more free books we will get for our amazing library.
Thank you for your support.
Mrs Jo has been busy unpacking and preparing all the books and items for display, and there are some fantastic books.