Settling In

It is so lovely to see our Kindergarten students settled into school, making new friends and learning new things. The start of Kindergarten is filled with so many firsts for both students (and parents). First day of school, first school assembly, first time borrowing from the school library, first time in formal learning, first time on the oval, first time sitting on the floor and learning, or writing at a desk, and the list goes on.

For the first few weeks of Term 1, Kindergarten students go home absolutely exhausted. Some fall asleep on the way home, even at the dinner table, maybe as soon as their head hits the pillow and even during the afternoon session at school.

I grew up in the heart of the Riverina and looking back I can recall a few things about my first year at school… I remember getting upset on my first day at school in the playground and my older sister coming over to see me. I remember my teacher’s name (Mrs Eklie), my brown suitcase (yes I am that old), taking in magazine pictures that I had cut out with my mum’s help for the letter of the week, going into the AV room to watch Playschool and I even remember waking up outside on the grass when we were having a rest after lunch outside. I remember the wooden log play equipment, dressing up for fancy dress dance and playing Crocodile Cross the River in the sandpit.

Do you remember much from your first year at school?

It is totally amazing that our God knows about everything in our lives.… right down to the number of hairs on my head. (Luke 12:7) He knows where we were born, where we lived growing up, where we went to school, our good times and the times that we struggled through. We are precious to him.

As we look towards Easter, we can not help but think about what Jesus has done for us. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. (1 John 4:10)


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