I often marvel at the beautiful landscapes God creates for us.
The other day I saw peeping above the hill, the vibrant sun rising in all its glory into a magnificent red ball, only to be taken away again behind a thick dark cloud of fog, where only the sun’s outline could be seen. It then emerged again into the clear sky.
When things are not always clear to us, when there is so much happening around us and we are unsure of what is ahead, God is with us, with every step we take, we can trust in Him to lead us.
'But I trust in you, O Lord' I say, 'You are my God’. (Psalm 31:14,15)
May God fill your week with blessings!!
Mrs Jenny Kilo
Each week, we pray for our students and their families and staff members.
This week we are praying for:
Allie McPhee, Beau & Noah Pitman, Julia & Spencer Scholz, Mrs Kaela Hutchinson.
I led Chapel last week (we are still limited to 15 min Assemblies/Chapels) and I focused on the confidence we have in Christ through Joshua 1:9 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. ”For me personally, this one verse gives me the confidence to head into each day knowing Jesus has my back. It is also a reassuring message as we continue to be in challenging times as we still face the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic. In Chapel, we spoke about how Jesus is always part of us, he is with us in whatever we face. We also spoke about what we have the power to control. Staff and students agreed we have the power to make St John’s a safe place, a place where we know everyone supports each other, a place we can come to each day and speak life into each other. Knowing Jesus will always be with us, provides the confidence to be the face of Jesus for others, especially those in need. I am continually thankful to be a team member at St John’s and to be working with such fantastic staff, parents and most of all students.
In Kinder we have been learning addition in Maths. The Kinders have been loving the different activities.
The 5/6s have started their PBL unit for this term, involving electricity and electrical circuits. Students conducted five different experiments investigating how static electricity works. They were such bright sparks!
In Japanese, we have decorated our own chopsticks and practised using chopsticks. We have learnt about and dressed in the Japanese traditional outfit ‘kimonos’.
Please click on the following link to see what topics your child/ren have for their Big Write tomorrow (Thursday). Please take some time to look at the topics for each class and have a discussion with your child/ren about them, in preparation for their writing tomorrow.
Social skills are something that we all develop; some more quickly and easily than others. Here at St John’s we foster positive social interactions in all of the things that we do, and we make teachable moments out of so many different events in our students lives. Click on the link below to read an article which discusses the importance of social thinking and its link to improving social skills.
We now have available to purchase from Lisa at Albury Uniforms, navy track pants as an addition to the winter uniform. These pants are made of a thicker fabric, reinforced at the knee and with an embroidered white St John's logo. They are available at a cost of $39.95. Contact Lisa on 6040 9381 and she will order in the size you need. The size 8 track pants however are presently on back order.