Today, March 1st is the World Day of Prayer. It is a reminder that, as Christians, our time spent in prayer is how we develop our faith and connection with Jesus Christ. Every day, your children pray with their peers in class and at assembly time as a natural part of what we do here at school. Earlier this week, when a number of students were consulted with about what they saw as important in the life of St Peter’s for the future, a number of them considered mindfulness to be a key aspect of their learning. Throughout the ages, Christians have practiced Christian meditation as a form of prayer and as a way to still themselves from the busyness of everyday life and give themselves an opportunity to strengthen their faith. It is good to hear that our students recognize the importance of prayer in their lives! ‘Be still and know that I am God’ (Psalm 46:10).
Thank you to our parent community who came along last night to the Year 7-10 information evening and also to those who supported our students on Athletics Day. We were fortunate to have a wonderful weather day and I am sure it assisted in the breaking of seven records on the day. This was an outstanding number! Well done to those students who gave their all and came away with a real sense of achievement. Congratulations also McAuley House who set the pace for this year’s house competition, winning by over 100 points.
We have had a number of exciting sporting successes during the last couple of weeks showing that St Peter’s students are committed and continue to punch well above their weight. Good luck to both the Year 7&8 Boys’ cricket team and the Girls’ cricket team who both won the Southland stage of their relevant competitions, and this sees them head to Dunedin on Monday to take on the Otago teams.
I encourage you to visit the Fire Station Gallery during the next couple of weeks to see exhibition work “Flora” by Tom Terry (Year 13). The opening is tonight at 6.30pm and I am sure this will be a very special moment for Tom and his family.
Have a relaxing, sun-filled weekend.