As a homeowner, I experience the change in seasons in a variety of ways. As we move through Spring and head into Summer, the need to mow and keep the yard manicured increases dramatically. I’m no lawn fanatic, but I’ve grown to love the smell and look of a freshly mown lawn. It doesn’t come easily though. Pulling weeds, manicuring the edges, tidying up leaves and branches, pushing the mower – it’s hard work in the hot sun!

After everything is packed away and the job is finished, there is a blissful moment where you can stand back and enjoy the fruits of your labour!

There is nothing like reaping the rewards of hard work. Our students are no strangers to working hard. All year they have shown up to school, worn the right uniform, listened and worked in classes, studied, and completed assessments! Whilst each student has their own version of ‘hard work in the yard’, they all have one thing in common… The chance to celebrate and reap the reward of their hard work!

As we move into a season of celebrating student success, can I say ‘well done on the yard!’ Well done to all of our students who have worked hard in their own ways this year. Whether it’s Academic, Sport, the Arts, or getting to the end, well done!

Psalm 126: 2-3 says ‘our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy. Then it was said among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them.” The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy.’

May you and your child be filled with joy as we celebrate their hard work and success this year!

Rachel Baker

Term 4 – Week 3 News