← Principal's message - 2020 a year of PB's

2020 a year of PBs (Personal Bests)

With the start of the new year, it’s important to set the tone. 

Our verse of the year is 1 Peter 4:10. It talks about using our gifts to serve and to be faithful stewards. Each student has a gift – maths whiz, rugby player, horse rider, chess player. We all have a passion and a gift. As a Prinicpal, my expectation is that you use your gifts and do your best. 

Some people are born with talents. Nick Kyrgios has a natural gift and talent for playing tennis at the elite level. We have seen how, in this year's Australian Open, he has used this talent and done his best. He may have been beaten, but his persistence was amazing and his attitude demonstrated an ability to use his gifts and talents!

Today, Dan Mackie and Mr Hodges showed us what a deadlift looks like. Their Personal Bests (PB's) were 180Kg and 215Kg respectively. Starting at 60kg and 120kg when they first began lifting, with slow progression their improvement showed determination and grit.

As they lifted heavier weights, things got harder. Today, they didn’t hit a PB, but they tried and their effort was outstanding. They were encouraged by all students and staff who watched on.

So as students start the new year, you are encouraged to do your best. It’s a long year. In the story of the tortoise and the hare, every time I read that story the tortoise always wins. Play the long game and day by day you can achieve. 

To help with achieving your best, you have been challenged to make your beds every day, because no matter what type of day you have had, you can finish the day knowing they have "achieved" one thing. It may be simple, but it’s a good, practical thing to do to start the day "achieving".