Christian Religious Education
On Friday May 4, ten senior students went to Kairanga Primary School to be introduced to staff and students before beginning teaching in five of the classrooms on May 11. Kairanga is a state school six kilometres from LAC and has a board that supports the values and principles of CRE.
Students teach a 30 minute value based lesson using Bible stories as the medium. They have the classroom teacher in the room and students are working in pairs.
This year our students are, Jotham Tessese, Naomi Jaboon, Abbey Smith, Nathan Mudford, Grace George, Merische Piernaar, Kiata Mori (all year 13) as well as Rachel Jaboon and Sophie Piggott (both year 12).
Students will be teaching during Term two and three.
Week of Worship - “INSURGENTS”
Our first WOW (Week of Worship) starts on May 21 in the chapel at LAC. Students are already gearing themselves in preparation for this highlight on the school calendar. Our guest speaker is Caitlin Kross-Nelson from Australia.
Caitlin is currently working to complete her university studies and has graciously taken some time out for LAC. She recently married and comes highly recommended as a youth speaker. Her presentations will link closely with our PB4L expectations as she uses the life of Joseph as her character point of reference.
This is going to be an exciting week and I am praying that you will support us in prayer for the changes that God wants to make in the lives of our precious young people.
Rest in Peace Ms Little
It was with great sadness that LAC hosted the funeral for a wonderful person, a great friend and superb teacher, Ms Jude Little on Tuesday April 24. Ms Little had been teaching Social Sciences for 18 years at LAC. She was a professional person in every aspect of her teaching.
She loved her students and demanded high standards of achievement and personal standards from them. In response her students respected and loved her and gave her what she “demanded”. She said she came to school to teach students not curriculum.
Her health had gradually declined over the last couple of years. In term one this year, even though it required great effort for her to move and teach, such was her love for her students and the desire she had for them to succeed, she kept coming to school until she was physically unable to do so.
Her favourite text that is a reminder to us all about taking time for ourselves and God amidst the craziness of life is found in Psalm 34:8 – “Be still and know that I am God.”
Her love of teaching and her personal demonstration of living a principled life will remain in the memories of all who knew her. She will be deeply missed.
Mr Kevin Gredig, School Chaplain