Parent Information Night
The annual Parent Information Night was held on Tuesday night. This was an opportunity for families to come into the school environment, meet members of staff and see what their children get up to for a large part of their week. I always find this night such a blessing and love the chance to see parents and families.

Over the last couple of years, I’ve particularly appreciated the families who make such an effort to come in from Naracoorte, Lucindale or other far-flung parts of our school community. I think these families make a particular effort due to not being able to easily get to school at other times and knowing they will be able to meet the majority of their children’s teachers in one hit.

Another feature of the information night in Middle and Senior school this year was a presentation by Sophie Bourchier from Substance Misuse Limestone Coast. One of the things I really picked up
from her session talking about factors in alcohol and drug use in young people, is how much of a difference it makes when young people regularly spend time with their families. The statistics about
drug and alcohol misuse were dramatically different for teenagers and young people who regularly spent time with their family (much lower obviously).

In a similar way I think we are different people when we are spending time with our Heavenly father. The more time we spend in talking with Him through prayer and reading His word, the more we are
transformed to the people He wants us to be.

For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry,
“Abba! Father!” The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order
that we may also be glorified with him. (Romans 8:14-17)

Damian Bradley | Head of Middle School