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What are you passionate about?

11 May 2018


Our Marketing Communications Manager, Mr Colin Chuang, sent out an email to all parents and staff this week with a question, which I’m going answer here.


As a teenager growing up in the 80’s, I was passionate about many things. 80’s music was and still is the best. Listening to my favourites from The Cure to Fleetwood Mac, Peter Gabriel to Corey Hart (who according to the song wore his sunglasses at night). I can still sing along knowing all the words much to my son’s embarrassment. I can still recite William Blake’s poem ‘The Tyger’ from Year 8 English class - I loved it. Salvadore Dali was another favourite artist. I can still talk for hours about his paintings. If I remember the correct language of the day all these favourite things of mine were ‘choice’.


Passion is a strong desire to do something you like, or think is important to do. It makes our hearts beat faster, we become more alert, our voices pick up, we become more animated.


We are all in search of happiness, which is so often directly tied to life passion and doing what we were meant to do. Our passion is what we want to do naturally, not what sounds good or what others want us to do. Passion is the fuel that drives us to get out of bed in the morning; it moves us toward our goals. Sometimes, finding our passion simply has to do with listening to our inner voice. It’s also about surrounding ourselves with people who have similar interests and passions we admire.


What am I passionate about now? Have my passions changed over the years? Yes, theyI have. I still love my 80’s music and am willing to share that passion with anyone who will stop and listen. I still love the art that ignited my interest in painting so many years ago. But now I also have new passions. I am passionate about my family. I want to do things with them and I want the best for them. As a teacher I get passionate about seeing my students face challenges and charge ahead to overcome them. I get passionate about making sure they have opportunities to grow. I am passionate about my community, my school community and my church community. How can I help the school reach its potential? What can I do to help Gateway Church reach its potential?


What are you passionate about? Ask yourself and think about your answer.


Put your heart and soul into every activity you do, be passionate about it as though you are doing it for the Lord himself and not merely for others. Colossians 3:23


Ken Tosen

Secondary PDHPE Coordinator


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