Newsletter 13 December 2021
Dear Parents and Friends of Providence
The final newsletter for 2021 and, wow, what a year it has been!
I want to begin by commending the Providence Staff Team for the manner in which they have each contributed to building The Kingdom through their efforts this year.
I also want to recognise the efforts of our students across all spheres of College life and commend those who have truly used their God-given talents to the best of their ability, thus fulfilling our definition of true Excellence as reflected in our Core Value of “Striving for Excellence.”
In particular, I want to recognise our student leaders across the College, both Primary and Secondary, for the manner in which they have led the College this year. I know that you will agree with me when I say that I am deeply proud of our students! A special acknowledgement must go to our College Captains, Zander Mostert and Phoebe Lim, for going above and beyond, as they have led by example, throughout the year.
Finally, I want to acknowledge you, the parents and the community that make Providence Christian College possible. If the old adage, “It takes a village to raise a child.” has any credence in our modern society today, then you are the families that make up our village.
And now, as the term closes, we turn our attention to a season of celebration as we commemorate the birth of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.
Christmas is a celebration of God becoming human – as a gift of love to the world.
If we strip away the stereotypes inherent in Christmas celebrations today, we recognise that when God sent His Son, He sent Him in the form of what we might call today, a refugee – born into a humble family, living under a foreign power and displaced by political turmoil as the king sought to eliminate Him to eradicate a potential political threat. And yet, the message of Jesus Christ has endured – and continues to endure, century after century, giving hope and life to the world.
God’s message of transforming Love, delivered in the form of His only Son, sends a clear message down the ages to us today. And the message is, and always will be, that we serve a God who is greater than anything that can come against us, a God in whom we can place our trust as we look to the future, a God who will never abandon us. Thank God for Jesus!
Enjoy a blessed festive season and remember the true reason for the season.
2022 Term Dates
Lakeside Basketball Camp January 2022
Lakeside Lightning is once again running its Holiday Programme Basketball Camp. The Basketball Camp will run from Jan 17 to Jan 20.
There are two different camps to cater for different age groups
Camp 1 – 9:00am to 12:00pm (Ages 6-10)
Camp 2 – 1:00pm – 4:00pm (Ages 11-16)
Coaches include Lakeside Lightning’s NBL1 players and squad members.
The Camp is focused on fun, fundamentals and teamwork. The Camp will include individual skills, team drills, coaching talks and games. The Camp will break into groups of similar ability and age. Camper/Coach ratios will be kept at levels to ensure quality teaching.
To register for the camp go to the Lakeside Basketball Camp Jan 2020 website. There is an early bird discount for registrations received prior to the 31st of December.
We look forward to many Providence students attending.
Have a wonderful Christmas
Specialist Basketball Coordinator
Welcome to the last Primary News for 2021. What a year it has been. I would like to firstly thank you all for your support. It has been awesome to work together to see the children of Providence succeed. As we have had to make changes to parking, work with COVID restrictions and the bumps that often appear in the road of life, we have been able to support one another. You have shown great patience and it has had a significant impact. Thank you for trusting us with your children and we look forward to seeing them all again next year.
I would also like to formally thank all the staff, who each week go above and beyond to support every child in their care. Please pray for them over the holidays. They are truly a blessing to the Providence Community.
The final bell is about to sound, indicating the year has come to an end. May I congratulate all students who have achieved the goals they set for themselves for the year and realised the grades comparable to their ability and are now ready for a new year in 2022.
Thank you to our parents who have supported their child/ren and all of the happenings that have taken place over the year. We appreciate your input and look forward to working alongside you again in 2022 so that every child has a desire to be at school, to have a thirst for learning, and achieve to the best of their ability in all of their subjects and in the other aspects of College life.
Daughters & Dads Details
Location: Hossack Reserve
Time: 5pm to 6:30pm
Date: Tuesday 8th February to 5th April
After a successful program at Hossack Reserve this year, the Daughters and Dads program is back for term 1 2022. The 9-week program is designed to help dads (or father figures) spend more quality time with their daughters, and at the same time improve her cricket skills, bravery, persistence and resilience. The program involves a 30-minute educational session focusing on breaking down gender stereotypes and bias, followed by 60 minutes of cricket activities, including rough and tumble play, bowling, batting and game simulation. The program has been developed and endorsed by the University of Newcastle and Cricket Australia.
Link to more information: https://www.cricketaustralia.com.au/daughtersanddadscricket
If you have any further questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Project Officer – Female Participation