Delights and Dangers
Finishing the Term well
It is important for our children to understand from our example and our advice that they need to complete things well, whether it is during a period of time during school term or a project.

We can assist our children in this matter by encouraging them to finish well in each school term by completing homework, by caring for others and by a commitment to doing things well in every area of their lives, both at school and at home.

Student Reports
Over the past number of days, I have been reading and signing a large number of reports for students in our school and again, I am reminded of the strength of our student body and the wonderful commitment of our staff, both teaching and non teaching.

We are taking some time to reflect on the best way to provide feedback to parents in the future, so I have asked Dr Lamont from The Excellence Centre to survey parents and staff and do other research to see if there is a more appropriate way for us to report on student performance according to their learning capacity.

Valley Hope School, Registration visit by NESA
We are very thankful for this delightful school, which started this year with eight students. On Tuesday 20 June, NESA inspected the school for registration and accreditation and provided us with a report of great admiration and congratulation to the staff of the school and those of PVCS and the many support staff who assisted from PHCS and NHS. We thank God for this high commendation.

Staff Devotions
This week our staff have had the privilege of hearing from Mr John North from Ambassadors for Christ, Pastor Kai from Singapore and Mrs Waterhouse from Junior School. We are so blessed by the teaching of others.

Visitor from George Muller School
For the past few weeks, we have welcomed Anna Martynow from our Sister School in Bielefeld, Germany, that is George Muller School. It is delightful to have Anna with us and her presence with us will help to enrich the relationships of our two schools with each other.

Mr Waters to PCCS and PVCS
Mr Andrew Waters visited PCCS and PVCS and the Hope Schools in those places in order to assist them and to learn with them in the areas of Pastoral Care and school organisational matters. As I have written repeatedly, in assisting others we are blessed ourselves by reminding ourselves of what we do and why we do it.

Please continue to pray for this school as we are looking at increasing enrolments for next year but also hopefully for this year as well.

Please continue to pray for these schools as they serve in the Tweed Valley area. Pacific Coast is continuing to grow its program with overseas students. Please pray for the leadership of both schools.

Please continue to pray for this ministry in Maclean as we are looking at managing growth in numbers and the need for extra facilities at the school.

Visit to New Zealand Christian Schools
From 21 to 26 June I have the privilege of visiting our two Sister Schools of Bethlehem College and Middleton Grange School and also spending time with the Board and Leadership of KingsWay Christian School in Auckland. This will be an opportunity of learning from schools of excellence and strong Christian commitment.

Mentoring Training
Mr Wood, Dr Razey, Mrs Lapointe and Mr Yabsley-Bell attended a special course in mentoring at a conference in Queensland on 23 June.

Final week of Term 2
Next week concludes Term 2 for this school year. We are looking forward to finishing well which includes finalising reports on students’ progress and learning, and preparation for holidays, which includes our School Mission trip to Moree.

Parents are reminded that the teachers of your children are available to meet with you either during interview times or at a separate mutually convenient time.

I trust that our School Community will have a time of refreshment and relaxation in the upcoming holiday period. In the second week break, each of the School Leadership Teams of our Schools come together for a Retreat with the encouragement of two strong French Christian Educators from Guebwiller, France, Mr Patrick Schmidt and Mr Jerome Garnier.

In the third week of the school holidays the whole staff of the School will come together for PD activities, again, for some of that time with our French visitors, and a strong program of personal and professional development provided by TEC.

Dr E Boyce