Ben Stiller

--Ben Stiller

About Ben Stiller

Head of Senior School
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Pressing Pause

An ancient legend recounts how the apostle John had a pet partridge he enjoyed feeding and tending to. One day a hunter visited him and was astonished to see him playing with the bird. ‘I’m surprised to see you engaged in such amusement when there are great matters...

By |2020-04-01T13:27:53+10:00April 1st, 2020|Editorial|

Be a CONTRIBUTOR, not a SPECTATOR

Following natural disasters like bushfires or floods, many people rely on the generosity of complete strangers to help rebuild their lives. Donations to relief organisations and other charities can make a profound difference to people in great need. More and more we see the use of fundraising platforms such as GoFundMe that have created significant...

By |2020-03-04T13:34:07+10:00March 4th, 2020|Editorial|

It’s Full Steam Ahead…

I have been really impressed with the start to the 2020 school year, not only in terms of all the logistics, timetables, and other administrative elements that have been sorted; but also in the way the students across the entire campus have returned and started the school year.College life is now in full swing. Already Year Eleven parents and students have engaged in an Information evening this week, staff were commissioned last Sunday, the Primary Swimming Carnival and Twilight Secondary Swimming Carnival have been run (weather permitting) and the new Health Room, Chaplains offices, lunchtime programs and sport are all up and running...

By |2020-02-05T15:24:24+10:00February 5th, 2020|Editorial|

Now… Or Later?

There are usually two paths we can take in any given situation. The path of avoiding pain in the moment, or the more difficult path of delaying pleasure for a greater purpose and outcome. Which path will you take?

By |2019-11-20T13:00:11+10:00November 20th, 2019|Editorial|

Celebrate Good Times

Hebrews 10:24-25 "And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another – and all the more as you see the Day approaching." The school year consists of very distinct seasons. Right now, as a school we are in the midst of the season of ‘celebration’. Student work and performances are being showcased and celebrated throughout Term Four, and there is plenty to see.

By |2019-10-23T11:30:08+10:00October 23rd, 2019|Editorial|

Seeing the Positive

How do you view the world and your interactions with it? Most people think this is a pretty bad world and few think it is getting better. It really isn't a surprise when we are ritually bombarded with negative press...

By |2019-08-28T12:53:14+10:00August 28th, 2019|Editorial|

You Are What You Eat

“We found individuals with better quality diets were less likely to be depressed, whereas a higher intake of processed and unhealthy foods was associated with increased anxiety”

By |2019-07-30T10:10:47+10:00July 31st, 2019|Editorial|