While there are many important events on the Christian calendar, there is none more important than Easter. This unique event for Christians is also the central point for all theology. The events of the cross bring together both humanity and divinity in one moment, through Jesus Christ.
The humanity of Jesus is portrayed by the gospel writers. Jesus experienced human physical limitations, which are displayed through Jesus being tired, hungry, thirsty, weeping and also through the agony He experienced when He suffered and died. Jesus also experienced a range of human emotions, such as love, compassion, anger and joy. Jesus was truly and perfectly human. Therefore, He was the complete example of how the human life should be lived, as God intended.
Although Jesus was truly human, He is also fully God as declared by the writer of Hebrews, who tells us that the Father declares the Son to be God (Hebrews 1:8). Jesus also revealed His divinity through the miracles He performed, hence demonstrating His divine authority over nature, evil spirits, sickness and even death. This type of authority had never been seen before, (Mark 1:27). The divinity of Jesus also resulted in Him living a life without any element of sin in word, thought and deed.
The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ is where both these aspects come together. Jesus’ death on the cross exemplifies His humanity, and His resurrection exemplifies His divinity. More importantly, it is through this sacrifice of Christ that humanity is saved and reconciled in relationship with the divine. Jesus, as God’s Son is the mediator between God and man. Jesus is the great high priest. Without Christ, the plight of humanity would result in condemnation, but “there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus” (Romans 8:1).
Community Service Day
On Wednesday this week, all Senior School students and their Pastoral Care teachers went out into the community and spent the day serving others. Our students greatly enjoyed the day and served in places such as Child Care centres, Churches, Retirement Homes and numerous other private businesses.
It was great to hear how the teams served so enthusiastically on the day.
End of Term
Term 1 is over! I want to personally thank all the Senior School students for the way in which they have settled into the year. It has been great to see students engaged in their classes.
I have also really enjoyed our Senior School Assemblies this year. We have had a great number of guest speakers, but more importantly, we have had a significant number of student’s present items, share devotions or share about other experiences. This is a great encouragement to the whole of Senior School.
Winter School Uniform Terms 2 and 3
Senior School students are required to wear their School Blazer to and from school each day as their outer garment as part of the Winter Uniform. All boys must wear their school tie and have their shirt tucked in. Hats are compulsory for every outdoor occasion.
Parent Teacher Interviews
Senior School Parent/Teacher Interviews will be held in Term 2. The dates are as follows:
- Years 11 & 12 – Monday 1 May
- Years 9 & 10 – Wednesday 10 May
I trust everyone has a great break and stays safe, and I look forward to seeing you all in Term 2.
Mr Steve Grice
Head of Senior School