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Head of College – 2018, Term 2, Week 8

Friendship

The righteous choose their friends carefully (Proverbs 12:26).

In addition to the school work families cover at home, we know that families provide their children with wisdom for life. Today I share with you our approach to friendship that may offer you support in discussing these matters with the distance education students. The College encourages open, supportive, and respectful friendships between students. These friendships should reflect an extended family code of conduct.

Do not rebuke an older man harshly but exhort him as if he were your father. Treat younger men as brothers, older women as mothers, and younger women as sisters, with absolute purity (1 Timothy 5:1-2).

They should be described in the following manner.

  • Supportive
  • Caring
  • Building each other up
  • Looking out for each other
  • Doing things for the common good
  • Respecting differences
  • Not exclusive
  • Creating a great atmosphere of enjoyment
  • Challenging each other to do good and what is right
  • Cheering each other on to excel in developing our God given gifts and talents
  • Courteous
  • Sharing the journey by helping make the hassles less of a burden

By developing friendships students gain social skills and support. Please take time to read our Friendship Statement in full.

Subject Offerings for 2019

Earlier in the term I highlighted our senior schooling program. We are finalising the 2019 senior subject list for Year 10 and Year 11. With the new Queensland Senior program commencing, we have been working in the background to be prepared with a range of Uni Ready and Workforce Ready pathways. We also have programs for students who require specific courses to meet their special needs. Our Director of Off Campus Senior Students, Sandra Swords, will publish our first draft next week to help with your future planning.

 

God bless,

Allan Weir
Head of College