Living a generous life at Glasshouse Christian College

Living a generous life

  • April 21, 2022

Living a generous life

As we returned to school for another term of opportunity and possibility, it was wonderful to see lots of smiles as parents and children came onto the campus, as children caught up with friends and shared stories of holiday adventures and fun.

Living a generous life

Being generous with our time, our talents, showing acts of kindness and caring for others and our treasures, continues to be our overarching focus in the Primary School this year. This spirit of generosity, so often demonstrated by our College community and our students was appreciated enormously as everyone pulled together to help those affected by the recent floods. Together, we raised $8,514.00. Visiting the Lismore area over the school holidays, the devastation and plight of so many families is hard to comprehend and it is still raining!

I would like to express my sincere thanks to everyone who donated to the Salvation Army College appeal. Thank you so much! 

Generosity is an important social skill because it helps us to be more empathetic, build positive relationships, make responsible decisions and be involved in our communities. Some guiding principles to keep in mind for living a generous life involve:

  • Encouraging empathy because generosity starts with thinking about how others feel. 
  • Praising generous deeds. Children will naturally do nice things for others from time to time. 
  • Setting an example of generous living.
  • Picking a charity. 
  • Share small acts of generosity every day. 

Proverbs 11:25 “A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.”

  • Friday 22 April – ANZAC Assembly 8:45am in the Sports Centre
  • Monday 25 April – ANZAC Day March 
  • Tuesday 26 March – Year 3 – 6 Cross Country 8:40am – 10:30am Beerwah Sports Ground
  • Monday 2 May – Labour Day Public holiday
  • Wednesday 4 May – Prep – Year 2 Mother’s Day chapel
  • Thursday 5 May – P and F Mother’s Day stall
  • Saturday 21 May – Open Day
  • Friday 27 May – Maleny Show Day

ANZAC Day March arrangements

School and community groups have been asked to assemble on ANZAC Day, Monday, 25 April at 9:00am at the Shell service station with step off at 9:30am.  Our staff will be present to supervise students. 

The service will begin promptly at 10:00am. Please ensure that students wear sunscreen on the day and have their hats and water with them. Students should be in full formal uniform.

All students are expected to make every effort to attend and we strongly encourage you to keep this tradition alive.  If your child is attending a march or service elsewhere, please notify their teacher before the event.

Thank you in advance for allowing your child to be a part of this special day within our community.

Looking forward to seeing you all at the march and at many other activities during the term.

Gail Mitchell, Head of Primary

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