Senior School News 26 April 2013 - Glasshouse Christian College

Senior School News 26 April 2013



  • April 25, 2013
EXCELLENCE – Achieve your PB

As we all know, the GCCC values are based on the acronym GREAT. Our values are:

G odliness
R espect
E xcellence
A ttitude
T eachability

It is no surprise that Godliness is the first of our values as it is encompasses all the others. Any person who truly acts in a godly way will also display the other four values. In our assemblies last term we focused on Respect and investigated the difference between demanded respect and earned respect as well as the true meaning of respect. This term we look at Excellence and I tried on Monday to define what Excellence really is.

Is achieving straight As for all subjects Excellence? Absolutely! Whilst this should be every students goal, my preferred definition of Excellence is that each student strives to achieve their own Personal Best or PB.

On Monday’s Assembly we had a wonderful guest speaker Jarrod Smith, who at 19 years of age now owns four Dominoes franchises. Jarrod is a great example of Excellence. He started as a “Dish-Boy” and worked hard to become where he is today. The journey for Jarrod has not been easy and he shared with our students both personal and professional stumbling blocks that came his way. Jarrod overcame these and continued to achieve his best.

It was then my pleasure to hand out a number of Certificates of Excellence to our students who worked hard last term and who gave their best effort in their subjects. This is excellence!

In Colossians 3:23 the Apostle Paul encouraged people to achieve their PB in everything they do.  Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.

In all things we must encourage our children to do their best. This is not isolated just to studies at school but everything. It doesn’t matter if you are the Dish-Boy at Dominoes or simply helping out at home by hanging out the washing. Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart!

David Heyworth, Head of Senior School
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