Christmas is a Time to be Grateful
Mr Geoff Lancaster | Principal | Grammar News | 4th December 2020
St Luke's is an incredible school and I am so grateful for the way the School has reacted to the unsettling experience of a change of leadership. It is such a privilege to take on the role of Principal of a school that is already functioning very well, with extremely capable and dedicated staff and an experienced and highly competent Leadership Team. I have loved my first Semester at St Luke’s!
It has also been wonderful to meet with more parents as COVID restrictions begin to ease, initially with the Year 12 Graduation events and, more recently, the Year 6 Graduations across both Campuses. Our staff feel very supported by our parent community and grateful for the way you partner with the School to bring out the best in your children. Thank you also for your generous contributions to the Anglicare Toys ‘n’ Tucker appeal.
I would also like to thank Grainger Films, who have worked with us to create a video to showcase our beautiful Bayview Campus. This is the first in a series of videos we will be creating to capture some of what it means to be a St Luke’s student. I hope it brings a smile to your face and reminds each of us that we are so fortunate to live in this beautiful part of the world and at a School where we can help students to understand they have limitless potential. The video will be launched shortly.
During the Junior School Assemblies this week I spoke about joy. Christmas should be a time of joy as we celebrate the birth of Jesus and the Good News of Emmanuel - “God with us." I spoke about the FOMO (Fear of missing out) that often robs us of joy. We could easily focus on the negatives of 2020 but we also have a choice to focus on others and be grateful for all that we have and the relationships we enjoy. In John 10, Jesus tells us “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”
I hope and pray you feel relaxed, connected and “full’ as you enjoy Christmas and some downtime with family and friends this year.