Today is the final day of school for teachers. In one hour we are having a thanksgiving service. During that service, I’ll be speaking to all of our staff and thanking them.
"I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus." (Philippians 3:6)
"I always thank my God as I remember you in my prayers because I hear about your love for all his holy people and your faith in the Lord Jesus. I pray that your partnership with us in the faith may be effective in deepening your understanding of every good thing we share for the sake of Christ. Your love has given me great joy and encouragement, because you, brother, have refreshed the hearts of the Lord’s people."
Those pieces of the bible are written by Paul to thank people individually and corporately for their support. I’ve just finished writing cards to each of the seventy-odd (in numbers, not natures) staff that work at MCC. It was time-consuming but good for the soul. Showing gratitude is a joyful thing to do. The best elements of my job is considering the many people that support this college, as parents, volunteers, carers, and helpers in so many ways.
I so enjoyed our final nights on both Campuses.
The Primary celebration night was so exuberantly joyful and so many people came out to support us. What a great way to celebrate our school.
The Secondary celebration night was a number of firsts. It was our first time holding a Celebration night on the secondary campus and the first time for many of the staff organising the event. Apart from a bit of moving and stumbling on the stage, I thought it went remarkably well. I was impressed by how many came out and I was encouraged by the willingness of our Year 12s to take part. I encouraged by the general atmosphere of joy and celebration of achievement and effort that characterised the night.
To all of our MCC community, each of you are significant and I humbly thank and appreciate all you do with a deep sense of gratitude.
Have a wonderful Christmas, put your feet up and I hope you get pampered for your hard work.
See you next year when we do it all again, but better.
Mr Rod McNeill