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Chaplain’s Purpose

The Chaplain is to offer a formal Christian presence in the school community, representing the local Churches in a broad, non-sectarian sense and is to offer services to students, staff and parents as requested and appropriate. Our school Chaplain is funded by the National Schools Chaplaincy Program (NSCP), YouthCARE, Greenwood College and the Greenwood College P&C.

Importantly, Chaplains are in customer care and not in the sales department. Chaplains address the social, emotional physical and spiritual needs of staff, students and their families through involvement in such activities as pastoral care, recreational and camping activities.

Susan Earle, Greenwood College – Chaplain.

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Breakfast club – Operates Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings 8 8:40 am. On Thursday mornings, the City of Joondalup drop in centre attends the breakfast club. The students get to play games and guitar hero and it is a great social event. Come have some breakfast.

Seasons for Growth

PUB (Prayer, Unity and Blessing) Youth runs lunch time games on Wednesday and Friday afternoons.

Prayer group

Bored? Don’t know what to do on a Friday night? Need somewhere to go? Want to have some fun in a safe, supervised environment?

YOUTH GROUPS

PUB Youth (Praise, Unity and Blessing) has been coming into the school at lunch times to play music and games. It is great fun and the students love participating. If you would like to attend their youth group on a Friday night, meet at the bottom oval at 6:15pm for pick up or meet at the church, 11 Canham way Greenwood, at 6:30pm. If you have problems with getting there and getting back home please contact Rebecca Anderson on 0421 341 636.

Staduim Youth from Hepburn Heights Christian City Church had a smashing time last term with the dodge ball competition. It was great to see all the students getting their teams together and then dodging all the balls coming at them. If you would like to attend their youth programs, there is Switch & Clash for 12 -14 year olds on Fridays 6:30 9pm. The address is Christian City Church Hepburn Heights, 31 Chadlington Drive, Padbury and you can contact Kathryn Taylor on 9307 5000.

Sunset Coast CLC has two youth groups called Nitro and Carbon. The meetings are on Wednesday nights and includes exciting activities and challenges in a safe environment. If you want to find out more about Nitro and Carbon, contact Ely McGregor on 9301 0733.

The Splashes Of Life

My grandfather took me to the fishpond on the farm when I was about seven and he told me to throw a stone into the water.

He told me to watch the waves created by the stone and then he asked me to think of myself as that stone.

“You may create a lot of splashes in your life, but remember the waves that come from those splashes will affect the peace of all your fellow creatures,” he said.

“Remember that you are responsible for what you throw into your circle and that your waves will touch many other circles. Always try to live in a way that the waves that come from your circle send out the peace of your goodness to other circles.”

“Remember the waves that come from anger and jealousy will also send those feelings to other circles. You are responsible for all the waves.”

That was the first time I realized each person creates the inner peace or discord that flows out into the world.

We cannot create world peace if we are riddled with inner conflict, hatred, doubt and anger. We radiate the feelings and thoughts that we hold inside whether we voice them or not. Whatever is sloshing around inside of us is spilling out into the world, creating beauty or discord with all the other circles of life.

Remember the eternal wisdom: WHATEVER YOU FOCUS ON EXPANDS…