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...
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?
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.
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...
“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”
Mueller College is one giant, living, heaving and thriving community. Its boundaries stretch well beyond the school gate – it shares the embrace of the Early Childcare centre, Mueller Community Church and Peninsular Palms Retirement Village. It is one huge living organism.But what contributes to it being such a special and unique community, are the strong community characteristics it possesses. Not just through a catchy slogan or in a convincing mission statement, but evidenced in the actions and the day to day goings on that occur at 75 Morris Road.
I have never really understood the 3 R’s of education. Let me clarify, more so why someone decided to call Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic the 3 R’s. Which one does a sound ability to spell fit into?
Mueller College is in the business of people. I am constantly amazed at how this is so evident and visible around campus on any given school day. And it happens so naturally. It is not out of the ordinary to see staff and students praying together.
At Mueller College we believe everyone can Grow and Thrive. The teacher’s belief in this statement drives their quality teaching practices and daily investment into the lives of the students they teach, tutor, coach and instruct.
In just a few weeks one hundred and five Year Twelve students will finish a thirteen-year journey, before embarking on their next stage of life. And it is fair to say that as the end approaches and the finish line comes into sight, the Year Twelves are fighting against experiencing a state-of-mind shared by all those on a journey – Destination Syndrome.