Craig Fielke – Principal
During the recent holidays, our family had the opportunity to spend some time on the Gold Coast. As part of this holiday, we were able to relive and experience the excitement and fun of a range of activities, which were part of another holiday when my children were much younger. I particularly enjoyed a full day at Wet’n’Wild and the daily walk along Mermaid Beach.
Reflecting on the week, the Queensland slogan Beautiful one day, perfect the next came to mind, and seemed quite apt, if only for this small window of time. Slogans are one way all Australian states try to provide an imagery of experience or an aspirational intent and purpose. At the induction of the 2020 College Leaders, I shared again the essence and heart of the words We Love, We Learn, We Grow, and how our thoughts, words and actions can be guided and shaped by our understanding and commitment to this slogan. From a spiritual perspective, the following bible reference can provide some insight about how we could enact We Love, We Learn, We Grow at Cornerstone College.
Love never gives up. Love cares more for others than for self. Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have. Love doesn’t strut, doesn’t have a swelled head, doesn’t force itself on others, isn’t always “me first,” doesn’t fly off the handle, Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others, Doesn’t revel when others make mistakes, takes pleasure in the truth, puts up with anything, trusts God always, always looks for the best, never looks back, ut keeps going to the end. 1 Corinthians 13:4-7
Summing it all up, friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and reflect on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling and gracious − the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse. Put into practice what you learned from me, what you heard and saw and realized − Philippians 4:8-9
As Jesus said: I am the vine, you are the branches. Whoever remains in me, and I in Him, will bear much fruit; for you can do nothing without me. − John 15:5
May God bless our teaching, learning and support for Term 4.