Lucindale Field Days
By the time you receive this edition of our Newsletter, I will be enjoying the company of several of our
boarding families at the annual Lucindale Field Days. As you can imagine, there are some extra challenges
involved in staying connected to your son's schooling when you live four to five hours drive away.
In the case of our Darwin families, it is much further. Hence the importance of us making the
most of the opportunities to visit them occasionally and getting their input into how we can further improve
Congratulations to all the Junior School
boys for their spirited participation in our annual carnival. Click on the following links for Mr Aufderheide's
and Mr Glen Urbani's reports on the respective carnivals.
here for Swimming Carnival Reports
Lent - A time of Mindfulness
You would have heard the expression that, 'variety is the spice of life'. As we come to the end
of the second week of Lent, I would like to suggest that the changing seasons of the Church have something
rich to offer us in the midst of our busy lives. As we get older, we can often feel the weight of
greater time pressures and experience being in a rut as we do our best to keep up with the demands of
work, family and other commitments - while at the same time searching for something of a better life balance.
During the forty days of Lent, we have a good excuse to adjust our daily lives and become a little
more reflective in the lead up to celebrating the good news of the Resurrection. I find that giving
something up or restricting my consumption of certain foods during Lent, usually gets me thinking about
bigger questions like, 'Does my current routine reflect who I want to become as a person?' Likewise,
making a little more time for some quiet reading or meditation usually yields many benefits in terms of
a clearer perspective and a more balanced view of the world.
Another way to enjoy this season
of preparing for Easter, is to use it as the catalyst to call or catch up with friends and family
who I've lost touch with simply because life is so busy. On the grand scale, imagine how much better
the world might be if a few billion of us made a concerted effort to connect with those around us over
the next 40 days.