And Three, Two one… Action
As we come to the closing chapters of this school year, while we are not yet at the curtain finale for Middle School, certainly Awards night is a clear indicator that the end is in sight. Students are reminded that just like in a play the actors’ performance will be based on how well they have rehearsed their lines, taken the producers advice, worked with their fellow actors and crew and understood and developed the character they are playing. How well the lighting and stage managers were, how well the rest of the team worked with them; and, how effective the production manager has been in their job, also affects the final performance.
Yet we all know that school is not a play; it is not imaginary or an act. There is only one chance to do it and it’s the real deal. I am sure all students are taking stock of their efforts after the ICAS award presentation at assembly, the Awards night on Tuesday and with their last pieces of assessment due in the next few weeks. Students will be reassessing their goals and how effective they have been in meeting these.
The shortfall in this analogy is that we are not acting out a play but that this is life! We have but one life to live. It is a reminder we find in the bible where we read: ‘Man is destined to live one life and after that to die and to face judgement.’ While this is a stark reminder of the cold hard facts of life – it is also a call to all to live life to the full. To not waste opportunities to learn, grow, love others, share, and show compassion and live the life God intended.
We are blessed to live in a country with an opportunity for education for ALL. At GCCC we also have great facilities and a high calibre of teachers. Please continue to communicate with us if you have any individual needs that need addressing with your child so we can continue to provide for all their educational needs.
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Particular congratulations go to our award winners on the night. Our Middle School Dux – Isabelle Westaway; our All Rounder – Talia Rosa-Denham and our Principal’s Award – Tom Boroughs. I am grateful to work with such talented and wonderful young people in this school and for an opportunity like our Awards Night to recognise these young men and women and their hard efforts this year.
Jacqualina Vreeling, Head of Middle School