There are a number of families who have yet to return the data collection forms that were sent out last term (due before the end of term 2). This information is very important to help us ensure your details are accurate on our systems and it assists greatly with our planning for next year too. If you have misplaced this, please contact the office urgently.
You got to love the sunflower! They are tall, bright and vivid in colour. When together with others in a small or large group they really are an amazing sight.
Sunflowers are somewhat unique too in that they like to face the sun during the day to soak up the warmth and light which helps them to grow. The flower-head physically moves during the day to keep up with the sun. I also learned that they prefer to grow together rather than on their own. Apparently their root system goes out laterally rather than down deep, partly relying on the roots of other sunflowers for their support.
Sunflowers would seem to be an excellent example for living a healthy life. It is important to connect to others for support to help us to grow - that is what family and community do for each other. But more so I love the image of keeping our faces to the life source. Just as a sunflower keeps its face to the sun, we too can follow THE SON, the real source of life and health. Notice that the sunflower is radiant and almost glowing - it could be said it reflects the image of the sun it follows all day. We too will reflect the image of God to others as we follow him. Those around us will see examples of his love, grace, kindness, justice and hope and all the fruits of his spirit. And when we grow and bloom together in family, or as a class of students or in community…what an amazing sight!
GROW as a sunflower…and GROW in a field of sunflowers!
“All of us, then, reflect the glory of the Lord with uncovered faces; and that same glory, coming from the Lord, who is the Spirit, transforms us into his likeness in an ever greater degree of glory.” 2 Cor 3:18 (Good News)