Shane Schoff  |  Deputy Principal

Since I moved to the hills a few years ago, I discovered I love to go on long walks. It’s great for fitness, and you get to soak up this beautiful part of the world that we live in. I have discovered that when I am out walking, I like to walk with others. There is something about sharing memorable moments like climbing a summit or completing an adventurous walk.

At a recent Assembly I challenged students to reflect on the following question: What does the world need of you?

The ten values that underpin Lutheran Education Australia provide a useful point of reflection when contemplating this question: Love, justice, compassion, forgiveness, service, humility, courage, hope, quality and appreciation.

Consider service. Very simply, service is helping others. At a deeper level, service is using your God-given gifts and opportunities to meet the needs of the world.

Australian Lutheran World Service (ALWS) is a service organisation that Cornerstone College has supported for a number of years. ALWS organises an annual fundraiser called Walk My Way.

The following short video provides a little insight into why people are choosing to walk 26km.

Walk My Way SA 2019 from ALWS on Vimeo.

Here is a real need, helping refugee children attend school. This provides hope, in challenging circumstances.

How can you be involved?
If you enjoy walking, you can join the Cornerstone College team for the 26km walk in the Barossa on Saturday, 1 May by registering here: https://barossa.walkmyway.org.au/page/CornerstoneCollege

There are alternative ways to be involved if you are unable to participate in the walk. You can create your own challenge and register your own event here:
https://doyourownthing.walkmyway.org.au/

Importantly, every $26 raised enables a refugee child to access school for a year.

I am looking forward to the challenge of walking 26km with many others on 1 May. What I am most enthused about is making a difference for those in need. I encourage you to consider what the world needs of you.