19 May, 2023


We start the series of Chapels for the Senior School this week that integrates peace and patience.   This will be an inspiring service where our students have the opportunity to think about and integrate what they think they need to engage with more to bring life satisfaction in these two areas.

As I was playing around with the reflection that I have been doing over the past few days, I have been working out that it is actually patience that quite often brings about peace.

This week, I have had the pleasure of accompanying the Year 9s on their Community Service Program to City Mission at Youngtown, and I was surprised to hear that one of the volunteers said she volunteered there because it brings her peace.  Isn’t that a beautiful thing?  The joy of volunteering brings her peace.  A beautiful reconciliation in her soul for the goodness she brings to our community.

It will be a joy to hear what the Senior School thinks about what brings them both of these aspects of a spiritual life with meaning, focus and purpose.

On both Wednesday and Thursday evenings this week, as Chaplain, I have been celebrating National Boarders Week with several of our boarding students, reflecting on what they give and who they are as human beings, and developing and sharing their growth in our community as boarders.

I trust it has been a fulfilling week for you, and I wish you all a joyful and peaceful weekend.

Rev Grace
College Chaplain