25 November, 2022


This week I had the pleasure of running our first Headstart Chapel for the TCE Students.

After looking at Martin Luther King Jnr’s video of his address “I have a Dream”, the students spent some time thinking about what their dream is for 2023 and then worked through how they were going to achieve their dream through the lens of our College’s Values of Courage, Compassion, Commitment, Respect and Responsibility.

TCE is a big task in the realm of leadership.   The Year 11/12 students become role models for the younger years and it was a proud moment to see how they were engaged in deciding and working out how they were going to create their future as leaders in the school.

Our Christmas College-wide project is now well underway and we hope that you have all now received your flyers advising that this year we will be supporting the Salvation Army Red Bag Appeal.  There are Christmas trees all over the College, in the Helix for the Seniors, Middle School foyer for the Middle School students and in conneXions, the ground floor of Jean Gardner Students and Early Learning Green’s room for Junior School.  Under these trees are red bags for students to place their unwrapped gifts in.  The Salvation Army has allocated particular gifts for each age group, and we would ask where possible, that these are followed so that we cover most areas of different needs for disadvantaged families.

One thing to note is the request that we don’t wrap the presents so that the Salvation Army can correctly delegate the presents for the right ages.

Sharing the hope and joy this Christmas is especially necessary as we hear COVID is having another wave so please support our giving because your contribution will bring ‘hope’ for a brighter day to those less fortunate than ourselves.

The deadline for presents is Thursday 8 December as we will be presenting them to the Salvation Army at our Junior School Christmas Carol Service that night.

Rev Grace
College Chaplain