29 September, 2023


This morning was a real blessing morning at the final Junior School Connect for the Term.

Firstly, you may recall all the students had taken buckets back to their classrooms recently so they could put a smiley face in their bucket every time they blessed someone or someone blessed them.  Today, the students came back with their buckets, tipped out all the blessings that they had given and received and then we blessed their exponential growth in this area of their life.

Now may they continue this pattern into their blessed holidays and beyond.

Then Lydia, Lucy and Mrs Hughes entered the service with Bella, the Junior School’s new Therapy Dog.  The students interviewed Mrs Hughes on Bella’s training as a therapy dog and what she could eat, and they were advised of all the do’s and don’ts of having Bella in our midst.

We then got to bless Bella with oil on behalf of all the students and staff pets in the Junior School, and even a mention for those who might have already passed away.

I love this day of the year as Chaplain, when students really engage with their life satisfaction and the responsibility of owning and looking after their pets.

Well, the holidays are on.  May you all have a very joyous, fun-filled, peaceful holiday season and I look forward to serving you all in Term Four.

Rev Grace
College Chaplain