I was privileged to visit northern Italy during the last school holidays. The weather was glorious and I managed to miss the devastating floods which again ravaged the Hawkesbury. Italy is full of amazing castles, cathedrals and cafes. On every street corner there are infinite choices for cappuccino and cake.
I particularly enjoyed visiting the majestic cathedrals and churches and I was constantly reminded of the timeless nature of the Gospel. I gazed on 1,000 year old frescoes, still as fresh and vibrant as the day they were painted. They all told stories from Scripture, some in rather gruesome detail, but all faithful to the Truth. We know that the Gospel does not change; the truth “is the same yesterday, today and forever”, but to see the stories displayed by painters from so long ago was humbling and reassuring. The baptistry of Parma Cathedral showed the whole creation story in 12 majestic panels that left the viewer in no doubt of the might and power of our great God.
In this celebration year for Kuyper I am reminded of our pioneers, their faithfulness to God and their dream of teaching children about the saving grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. I have been associated with Kuyper for 37 years and in all that time the Board and staff have never wavered from their original purpose, to glorify God; the same purpose that inspired the painters of Parma cathedral, 1,000 years ago.
Keep up to date with important information for this week.
The Parent Portal and Kuyper App will be the primary vehicle for day-to-day communications between the school and parents in 2023. The School Calendar, weekly news, event advice and other essential functions will only be available in the Parent Portal and Kuyper App. At least one parent/carer from each household where your child resides needs access to the portal or app. If you are not already using the App, or need assistance resetting your user account and password, call 4573 2999 and we will assist you to connect.
Nurture Magazine has been sent home to each family via their eldest child. Look for an article by our very own Ruth Thompson on page 20.
Lost Property is over-flowing. Please come and check if any of it is yours, as lost property will be discarded or re-sold at the end of the year.
Parents are reminded to continue testing for COVID and advise us if there is COVID in their household. If concerned, we encourage students to wear a mask at school for their own and others’ protection. In line with NSW Health recommendations, we also ask that close contacts wear a mask indoors and on public transport (including the Kuyper bus) and test regularly. We still have a good supply of RAHT kits. Contact the Office if you would like some sent home.
Reminder to parents to ensure that all fees are paid by the end of year. Contact the Office if you have any concerns.
Families who rely on the Busways service need to know that there have been some changes to the timetables until the end of term. Use the buttons below to access the temporary timetables for Term 4.
Praise God that he continues in his sovereignty through all circumstances. Praise him that he is “the King of the ages, immortal, invisible, the only God” (1 Timothy 1:17), and that he loves us.
Give thanks for holidays, breaks and changes in rhythm. Pray for connection, peace and safety for all our families during these school holidays. Pray for connection and community to grow for all at Kuyper Christian School, particularly at Limelight!
Pray for school families and staff families who are coping with illness and accident: Faithfull, Hill, Eastlake, Armstrong, Gubbins, Huxley, Daly. Pray for good rest, connection and healing for all our families, staff and students.
Give thanks for our Government and those in authority. Pray that they would be led in wisdom and truth to lead our country for the future good of all. Pray that “every person be subject to the governing authorities.” Give thanks that our government has been “instituted by God” (Romans 13:1).
Give thanks for our Board and Executive team as they interview potential new staff members. Pray for one-ness of purpose for our staff, Board, Executive team, and Association as they plan, prepare and budget for 2023. Praise the Lord for His provision to us all the time.
News & Notices
Working Bee, this Saturday 15 October
We are looking forward to our next Working Bee for 2022. Come along any time between 8am and 12 noon on Saturday 15 October. Register your intention by emailing the Office.
Our Term 4 Working Bee will be held this Saturday 15 October. Come along between 8am and 12 noon. Morning tea will be provided. You are welcome to attend part or all of the time; any help is welcome! Children may attend, but they are the parents’ responsibility.
Please register your intention to participate by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and bring along your gum boots, shovels, whipper snippers and safety gear. We need you!
Seussical Tickets: still some left!
Seussical tickets available! Please join us for this amazing event, and bring your family and friends.
Only 7 days until Opening Night (and counting), and Seussical tickets are still available! They can be booked online, by using the button below. It’s going to be amazing, so please join us and bring your family and friends!
Opening Night – Wednesday 10 August, 7:30pm
Thursday 11 August, 7:30pm
Friday 12 August, 7:30pm
Matinee – Saturday 13 August, 2pm
Closing Night – Saturday 13 August, 7:30pm
The show runs for approximately two hours including Interval. The Seussical Cafe will be in operation before each show and at Interval, selling delicious Seussical themed food and drinks. If you have any questions at all when purchasing your tickets, please contact the Office on 4573 2999 or email email@example.com