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Practise the Art of Stillness

Our Duke of Edinburgh tramping students were blessed with good weather during their adventure at Whangarei Heads, this last week. They had long days of tramping, and early nights of sleeping. Some tired bodies have returned, but it was a very worthwhile experience for all.

As the holidays begin I encourage you to enable rest for your children. The recent lockdown experience, has again left our students tired. This is a national issue, and the
on-going anxiety surrounding Covid cannot be underestimated in its affects on our children. Amongst the messaging, from many sources, be sure that love and hope are at the forefront. Jesus showed us that finding peace, and quiet, no matter the circumstance helped with the experience of prayer and meditation with God. He perfected the art of stillness. We need to learn from Jesus.

Term Four will be another busy term, and Excellere College will continue to provide a loving, stable learning environment, despite any Covid intrusions. As many of our NCEA students are well prepared for their exams we have decided to provide a week of Study leave starting November 15th. Staff will be available for tutorials during this week. Details of this will be provided early Term Four.

We thank you all for you continued support of Excellere College during these unsettling times, and pray that we can welcome you back into school next term.


Graeme Whitehead


“Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.” 

John 14: 27  (NASB)