Dale Hoffman | Wellbeing Director

In the past two weeks the House spirit at Cornerstone College has well and truly been on display at both the Middle School Swimming Carnival and the whole College Athletics Carnival.

The Athletics Carnival was the first day for 2022 that we have been able to be together as a whole community and we were blessed with amazing weather and treated to some fantastic sporting performances.

Whilst I love watching swimming and athletics as sports, what I most enjoy about these days at the College is the House spirit and camaraderie that is evident. Our students looked brilliant in their House coloured tops, with many adding face paint, coloured socks, costumes and other accessories to show their allegiances.

This along with the war-cry, the barracking, the chanting and the encouragement creates a brilliant atmosphere for the day.

Individuals and teams who demonstrate ‘The True House Spirit’ are the people that others look up to as leaders and role models.
One of the inevitable questions at the end of the Athletics Carnival and Swimming Carnival is always ‘who won’ and I guess how you describe winning is what determines that answer. I think a quote from ‘anonymous’ best sums things up.

“In the end you will not be measured by wins and losses, but by the impact that you have on the lives of others, and that happens through the relationships that you invest in. When you focus on serving others and building relationships, success will ultimately find you.”

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.” Colossians 3:23-24