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Congratulations Year 12

18 October 2019


Last night our Year 9 students and their parents came together for our 2nd annual Challenge Fire Night.


The night started with a sausage sizzle and cold watermelon. After dinner each student and parent had the chance to write something down on a helium balloon that they would like to let go of in their lives. Fear, worry, guilt and anger were a few of the things spoken of around each circle.


After a prayer of surrender, everyone came together and on the count of three released their balloons into the evening sky. This was followed by the lighting of candles and a time of commitment to being Respectful, Responsible and Resilient.


The lighting of the candles reminded us of what Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.” Releasing our struggles, hurts, past regrets, anger, guilt and shame, allows us to walk in the light and be a light to those around us.


That’s why Jesus died … He took our ‘stuff’ and buried it forever, so we can walk in His light and enjoy His goodness, grace, love, and life within us.


Our Year 9 students and parents had the awesome privilege of watching all that ‘stuff’ float away up towards heaven, creating a memory that will last a lifetime.


Brian Reed

Secondary Chaplain


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