Mrs King’s Year 3 class was the latest to provide some exceptional entertainment with a message, during their recent hosting of the Primary School Assembly.
With pomp and ceremony, we were introduced to King ‘Reg’, whose real name was long and complicated, and who did enjoy the good-looks, wealth, popularity and fame that came with his position. During the short play, King Reg ordered a new coat, but each presented to him would only enhance one particular character he was in love with…….his good looks, his wealth, his fame, his power and his popularity. So, he decided to wear them all. Unfortunately for Reg, the burden of the coats was just too much, and it was only after he gave his coats away, and replaced them with a single coat about character, that the weight was lifted. His coat of character was given to him by Jesus, whom King Reg also handed his crown to as well. The transformation in our young King was dramatic, and those in his Kingdom also appreciated the changes witnessed.
After such a wonderful presentation, it was fitting for Mr Douglas and Mrs Strutt to present the students with Striving the Excellence Awards, as well as a significant number of students who have acted as Ambassadors for the College in recent days being acknowledged. Mr Douglas also addressed the audience, challenging the students to make Jesus their King too – and for them to consider the life changing advantages that such a move can make.
During the Secondary Assembly, Mr Taylor’s Year 9 students hosted the morning, and a theme of stepping out and making a difference was evident. A surprise guest, former student, Rebekah Blennerhassett, spoke of her recent travels overseas and her work with medical teams in Africa. Her sense of purpose and direction in life is now founded on making a difference in the lives of those who are amongst the poorest in the world. Her work with YWAM continues, with further study being undertaken, and a plan to return overseas in the making. Her short address was beautifully tied into the theme that the Year 9 students had chosen, and this connection was highlighted by both Mr Taylor, and Mr Douglas.
As always, the Striving for Excellence Awards were presented, as well as a stage full of recipients for the Ambassador Awards. The tidy classroom award went to Mr Howes’ form, much to the disappointment of Form 8A who were determined to prove they were unbeatable.
Three of the Lucas family girls delivered a performance that recently won them first place at the Bunbury Eisteddfod. It was absolutely delightful to watch them play the piano together and work so well as a team.
It was lovely to see so many parents in attendance, and we were all blessed by the time shared together at these special events. Well done to all involved.