The sun is shining again and everyone is basking in it. We are also basking in our success at the District Inter-schools Chess Competition which was held at Bilgola Plateau on Wednesday: Liam McW gained a medal, and Thomas J was a credit to the school by quietly correcting an error that mistakenly saw him awarded that medal. Commendable behaviour.
Our debating team won against the German International School, and what is more, the Adjudicators said that the John Colet Team was the best-spoken and clearest performance they had ever heard from Stage 3 students. Well done teachers and children.
How is this for consideration it came to me from one of the tutors of the Youth Group at the School of Philosophy and I thought it worth passing on:
I asked for Strength… And God gave me Difficulties to make me strong.
I asked for Wisdom… And God gave me Problems to solve.
I asked for Prosperity… And God gave me a Brain and Brawn to work.
I asked for Courage & And God gave me Obstacles to overcome.
I asked for Love… And God gave me Troubled people to help.
I asked for Favours… And God gave me Opportunities.
I received nothing I wanted… But I received everything I needed.
This is the attitude of the resilient, and an attitude that would fit a person for life!