There is power in the tongue
Our Year 5/6 students attended the local Ripper Rugby tournament during the week. They all had a great time, played their hearts out and represented us with integrity. Thank you to Mrs Chambers and Dwayne for their support during the event.
Our Year 9/10 students visited Kamo High School on Wednesday to view the Careers Roadshow. This gave them a glimpse of the opportunities available in the workforce.
Today our student leaders attended the World Vision Youth Conference in Auckland. After a 6am start and navigating Auckland rush-hour traffic they spent the day listening to speakers, involved in group korero and developing their leadership skills. This was a great opportunity for our students to spread their wings and learn of the impact that they can have in growing God’s Kingdom.
As a Christian community one of our priorities must be caring for each other. Just as parents are training their children we are tasked with training our students. As a school this encompasses all aspects of character, not just the academic. We are called to teach to the whole person, not just the mind. One aspect of this involves the words we use, and their effects on others. The tongue has power through words and they should be used to speak life, to build up, not tear down. Children can say things that hurt themselves and their peers, often without realising. Adults can do the same, but it is our responsibility to model Godly relationships and conversations for our children. Please support us in encouraging positive, uplifting conversations and not accepting gossip, rumour and negative talk. In this we can have an impact and influence the world.
Graeme Whitehead, Principal
‘Let your conversation be gracious and attractive so that you will have the right response for everyone.”
Colossians 4: 6 (NLT)
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