Message from the Principal

Thought for the week:

"All you need is Love"

John Lennon

The royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle really captured the imagination of many people around the world, apparently over 2 billion! It was wonderful to see a young couple so obviously in love. The American Pastor who shared his message of changing the world with love has certainly got people talking. I noticed the number of comments in the newspaper (both positive and negative) about his sermon. His message was simply about the transformative power of love and that it is what is needed to make the world a better place. However, it is not love 'out there' that is needed, it is love within one's self that is needed. There is actually no 'out there', it is all within and so we need to find love within ourselves, we need to transform ourselves and simply be more loving, forgiving and kind to ourselves and all those with whom we come into contact. Everything out there is a projection of what is going on within our own thinking. As Rumi said, "Yesterday I was clever so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise and so I am changing myself." The only way we can change the world is by uplifting our own thought.

Congratulations to all the members of the Huntingtower Athletics team who competed in the Division One Competition a few weeks ago. All students did their very best and I was so proud of the way they carried themselves. They ended up in fourth place behind some very large schools and many of them were invited to the EISM Champion's Carnival. Grateful thanks to Ms Savage and her team for all their work in preparing and managing the team.

We sadly say farewell to Mrs Melissa Webb this week as she has resigned and is moving to a new school. We wish her every happiness in her new position. We also thank Donna Sadler for her contribution as Assistant in the Art Department over the past few years. She is going travelling and is then moving back to Western Australia. We welcome Miss Kaitlyn Hickey as the new assistant in the Art Department.

Sholto Bowen