Welcome to Term 2. Our week started with a celebration of Easter with the whole school gathering to reflect on the death and resurrection of Jesus. We focussed on three specific symbols from the Easter story. The bread and the wine being a way in we remember the love God has for us. When we share in the sacrament we become part of God’s mission in the world. A jug and towel reminding us of Jesus servant heart in washing the disciples feet and helping us to see how we should be like Jesus in our leadership. The light of Christ represented in a candle, helps us to know Jesus as the light of the world and his constant presence with us. The girls enjoyed expressing how much God loves us with the Middle and Senior Years girls joining in with our Junior Years action song - God’s Love is Big. It was a wonderful way to begin our term of school together.
On Thursday, we held our annual commemoration of Anzac Day. Senior Cadet Under Officer Eloise Radford led us in reflection, sharing the story of Major General William Bridges. He was the commander of the 1st Australian Division at Gallipoli. On 18 May 1915, he died from his wounds; he became the first Australian general officer to be killed during the war. He was the first Australian to achieve Major General rank, the first to command a division and the first to obtain a knighthood. William was integral in the creation of the Royal Military College Duntroon in the years before the war. He is one of only two Australians killed in action to be interred in Australia during the Great War. As a school community we prayed for past and current serving Defence Force personnel, we remembered the fallen and asked God’s blessing on all who have been impacted by war. We concluded the service by reflecting on how each of us has a responsibility to ensure the peace that we enjoy as a nation is lived in our own relationships, and we prayed for God to help us in bringing peace to places of unrest in our world. Thanks go to all those who assisted with preparations for the service and to those who contributed in the service: the Cadet unit, Chamber Choir, readers and especially Bella Shelton for her beautiful rendition of The Last Post and Rouse.
I wish all our Glennie families a fabulous Term 2. I hope the holiday break has been restful and rejuvenating for you. I will be sending information to different year levels about Faith Formation opportunities in the coming term: Admission to Communion (for Years 5 and 6) and Confirmation (for girls 15 years old and over).
The Rev’d Sharon Mitchell
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