Last term in Science lessons, Year 2 explored the forces of push, pull, gravity and floating. In order to extend their understanding in this area we did some work with clay in our Visual Art lessons. Using pushing and pulling and a little gravity we rolled, moulded and shaped clay into coil pots and miniature turtles. Year 2 really enjoyed the chance to be creative and learn some new skills. While this activity did extend and put into practise our knowledge of science, it also helped to remind us of some truths about our great God and our relationship with Him.
Yet you, Lord, are our Father. We are the clay; you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.
We are reminded that we only exist because God took the time to create and make us in the first place. In the Bible, we see how God moulded people from the earth (Genesis 2:7).
As you can see from these pictures, every student’s pot is unique and different. Despite using the same materials, following the same directions and watching the same demonstration, not a single pot looks the same. This is a great picture of us as people. God has moulded each one of us differently. We are all unique; one of a kind.
As we look around at our world, we are reminded daily that this world is not as God originally made it to be. It is a marred, imperfect reflection of His original intention. What an amazing mercy that God loves us enough to send Jesus to do the work on the cross necessary to repair our broken relationship with Him. This is an even greater wonder when we consider that God loves us so much that after He has saved us, He doesn’t leave us as we are. Through the challenges, trials and joys of life, as well as what we learn from His Word, He is continuing to mould us and shape us into the people He created us to be.
Year 2 have reflected on the fact that God is moulding us and shaping us into the people He wants us to be. When we thought about what we had to do to create our pots, we agreed that if the clay could feel us moulding and shaping, it probably wouldn’t enjoy it too much, especially when we decided to scrunch it back up into a ball and start again. Like moulding clay, the process of being moulded by God isn’t easy but it is always most definitely worth it. In Year 2, we were very pleased with the result of our moulding. I know with an expert potter on the job, we will be pleased when God has finished His work in our life too.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Kuyper Christian School has a QR code. We ask that anyone who steps onto school grounds use the QR code to sign in. We advise you to download the Service NSW app, if you haven’t already got it, as this will make it quicker and easier to sign in.
Therefore, when you step onto school grounds the following now applies:
If you are dropping off or picking up a child, dropping off an item, or dropping in to ask a quick question, please register using the QR code attached to the tree inside the main pedestrian gate.
For Prep parents, the QR code will also be available at the Prep room.
If you will be on site for longer than 5 minutes, you will need to register using the QR code AND sign the visitor register as well. This is to satisfy COVID guidelines and emergency evacuation procedures.
If you have any questions at all, please ask! Thank you all for your assistance and understanding.
Operation Christmas Child
We are sure that you have all heard about Operation Christmas Child. If you would like to fill a shoebox, email the Office. We are glad to be involved again this year.
We are sure that you have all heard about Operation Christmas Child and the wonderful work they do in communities around the world. This year, Kuyper Christian School will again be participating, albeit a little differently from last year.
Our Return & Earn fundraising for Vanuatu continues. Please deposit your aluminium cans and plastic bottles in the lime coloured recycling box in the sails area, or place them alongside in a labelled bag. All donations need to be clean, whole (not crushed) and eligible for the 10c recycling refund.