Two short weeks ago our Year 12 students attended their last official day of classes. On this day, College teachers and students had breakfast together and reflected on some shared memories. These students are currently in the middle of their final exams. These exams represent the culmination of 13 years of preparation through Primary and Secondary education. READ MORE
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Service to Others Really Matters (Stormco) is a concept which became reality when a chaplain in an Adventist school challenged his students to travel together to a small town in Australia and run beneficial and enjoyable community activities. The students and staff sacrificed their time in order to serve and give unconditionally to others, in the same way that Jesus did. READ MORE
As I write this article, we are in the middle of an extreme weather event, which in many cases has altered the landscape around us by bringing down trees and flooding rivers. I must admit that I enjoyed Wednesday evening, with no electricity, no lights, no TV, and no radio. I sat by my fire and talked with my family. Sometimes, spending time with the ones you love seems extremely hard to do. READ MORE
Year 12 stress is rising as we come to the end of Term 3, which is inevitable as our highly motivated students approach deadlines to complete assessment tasks and final exams.
Ms Prnich and I have spoken with the Year 12 cohort over a pizza lunch, as we discussed planning strategies and targets to meet over the last few weeks of their school lives. We want to help our Year 12s as much as possible, so they can achieve the best possible results. I would like to encourage our school community to pray for our Year 12 students in the coming weeks. READ MORE
The annual Prescott College Cross Country is an event which I look forward to each year, and I regularly challenge my Year 8 students to try and outrun me over the 5 km course. I was thoroughly out of breath and yet could not hold back my laughter as Jeff Y (cheeky Year 11 student) gleefully informed me that Tiara, Hudson, Sujit, John and Ben (all Year 8 students) were already well in front of me and would be sure to cross the finish line before their ageing Principal. READ MORE
Within the last fortnight the College has had an Open Morning for prospective students and their families and a visit from the National Advisory Board for Adventist Schools Australia. In both cases our student leaders, College Captains and Year 11 tour guides, have welcomed our guests and conducted personal tours. As our guests have returned from their tours they have invariably described our senior students as engaging, courteous, and knowledgeable – all excellent leadership qualities.
The Bible calls us to be responsible and caring leaders, and Moses is possibly the greatest example of leadership found in the Bible. God gave
Moses the following advice in the book of Exodus, chapter 18, verse 21: “…look for able men from all the people, men who fear God, who are trustworthy and hate a bribe…” Those possessing these qualities will be leaders for God’s people. READ MORE
Everyone is creative. Believe it or not, we are all hard-wired to emulate the Creator God who is spoken of in Genesis Chapter 1 of the Bible.
This chapter clearly states that we, humanity, are made in God’s image. If we read further the text reveals a God who is creative beyond imagination. Consequently, we are all
gifted with the desire and ability to design, create, remodel, and construct in every sphere of our existence. READ MORE
￼What makes something valuable? Economists agree that the more limited and desirable a resource is, the greater the value. In other words, the economic value of a resource is determined by how much a person or organisation July is prepared to pay for the resource. For example, science uses the term ‘rare earth metals’ to describe metals that have a variety of unique properties which are used to create new technologies such as lasers, highly efficient batteries, and advanced communication equipment. ‘Rare earth metals’ have a high economic value because their properties are both limited and highly desirable. READ MORE
Several years ago I was playing a game of basketball at the Golden Grove Recreation Centre. During the game, one of the players on the opposing team became increasingly agitated toward my team and the umpires. Eventually he exploded in a verbal tirade, and proceeded to point out all of the missed and incorrect calls of the game thus far. The umpire stood quietly and listened, and then explained that he hadn’t heard of those rules. He then asked, “Where did you get these rules from?” After a short pause, the player sheepishly responded, “Well, those are the rules on NBA Jam.” At this comment both teams burst into laughter, knowing that you can’t learn to play basketball through a computer game. READ MORE
Light is an interesting phenomenon. Sometimes it behaves as a particle and other times as a wave. Humans can only see a certain range of wave lengths, referred to as visible light. There is more light beyond the range of visible light, for example, ultraviolet light, which causes sunburn. We cannot see it, but nonetheless, it still exists. In contrast, the supposed opposite of light is darkness. In fact, darkness is not a particle, a wave, or any type of matter; darkness is merely the absence of light. Put simply, light is everything and darkness is nothing. READ MORE