AUGUST 11 2022

Value of the Month – Friendship

Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

Ephesians 4: 32


Friday  12  August

Grandparents Day

Friday 19 August

Primary Choir Showcase Night

Show Your Colours Day

Thursday  25 August

Father's Day Stall

Thursday 1 September  

Year 10 Coming of Age Blessing Night

Wednesday 7 September

Beam Speaks

Thursday 8th September

Parent Seminar



The children have been learning about Aboriginal art and symbols. This learning was extended to an outdoor activity and a treasure hunt set up by the teachers. They were divided into four groups. Four students in a group and one student who would be the captain. Each group was given a big card with the various Aboriginal patterns. When the game started, the children went around the playground to look for the hidden in dividual small cards to match all on the big card.

This activity empowered students to: work as a team and talk each other, enhance their observations skills, think creatively and imaginatively to complete their group task. They had fun and laughter in cheering for their team and peers!



The Preps celebrated their 100th day at school. They had lots of fun dressing as if they were 100 years old and making 100 day cookies.

Well done Preps!

Jennifer Holloway

Prep H Teacher

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Continuing Enrolment Intentions for 2023:

Parents, please be informed that your child’s place remains guaranteed in 2023 unless the College is advised otherwise in writing. If your child will not be returning in 2023, please ensure to fill a withdrawal form (available at the school reception) by Friday, 16 September 2022 otherwise a Term’s fee in lieu of notice is payable. 



I have had the privilege of teaching Christian Studies (CST) for Navigate at Lighthouse this year, and it has been so good to see the Year 5 to Year 7s growing in knowledge of the Bible, who Jesus is, their identity and also just asking fantastic questions!

Across Year 5 to Year 6 we have been looking at big questions in life such ‘Are some people too bad to forgive?’ and ‘Can anything stop the spread of the Gospel?’ We’ve also had the opportunity for class forums where students can ask their own big questions about life/faith/God/the Bible, with students responding to their classmates and then concluding with looking at what the Bible says.

As for the Year 7s we’ve been exploring a variety of topics such as Creation, ‘Who is Jesus?’, forgiveness and more. We’ve also had opportunities for class discussions with the Year 7s as well, so I’m really pumped to see the growth and learning taking place!

Thanks to all the Navigate students for making our classes entertaining and the conversations robust. God has great plans for every one of you, so go for it!!

Daniel Andrew

Navigate Chaplain




Before Jesus’ crucifixion, Jesus humbly washed his disciples’ feet despite being the Son of God. He said, “So if I, your Lord, and teacher, have washed your feet, you must wash each other’s feet.” (John 13:14)

In this scripture, we are reminded of Jesus’ genuine love and humility towards His disciples by washing their dirty feet during the last supper before Jesus’ crucifixion. Even though he was so highly regarded as ‘spiritual royalty’, he still represented true humility through his actions. He even washed Judas’ feet, one of His disciples who betrayed Him. Jesus knew this but continued to show loved towards him and serve him generously. 

As followers of Christ, we should aim to follow Jesus’ example, and serve others in love with a generous heart – not to gain anything, but to simply do good for others and build each other up in humility and love. As John 13:15 says “For I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you.”

Love is contagious so when you start to serve and love others, soon everyone else will start to serve, and carry out Jesus’ character too!

“We love because He first loved us.” 1 John 4:19

Monique Greig

Launch Captain


On behalf of 8C, we want to show you what friendship means to us. We share strong bonds as a community in Lighthouse and we want to show an example of how friendships can empower a group of people to grow closer to each other no matter our differences.


When we look at the bible, John 15:12-13 says "My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends."


As a Homeroom, we love this verse because it shows how important friendship is even in the bible! God wants us to create an environment in which anyone can feel like they belong. We as a class feel that it is so important to treat our classmates and friends with respect and love just as God loves us. Let us use this as an opportunity to create new friendships!


What friendship means to a few students in 8C :


“Friendship means you and those people will be there for each other, in the bad and goods days.” – Mulle Lim


“Having a real friendship with someone or a whole group is like being with your second family.” – Rhea Singh


Caroline Zimmerman

Year 8


Students in Years 5-10 are invited to participate in the ICAS Science Competition 2022. Payment is due Thursday 18th August. Students will compete in the competition on Wednesday 24th August.

Please see the SEQTA message from Mrs Tegan Tinsley for more details. 



Some thoughts on Friendship from 11A Homeroom

" Be devoted to one another in love. Honour one another above yourself." Romans 12: 10. This verse means to value, friendship, value the ones you love and love each other with genuine affection and uplift others up and we should all strive to be a blessing to those around us by showing them that we care and that they are important to us. – Chudier D 

“A friend is one who overlooks your broken fence and admires the flowers in your garden.” Quote by Anonymous Nathaniel T 

Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart, and the pleasantness of a friend springs from their heartfelt advice. Proverbs 27:9 Honest and heartfelt advice from a friend makes us feel heard and loved, this brings us joy within the friendship. How much more amazing is it when our friends know and love God also – we know their advice is not only their own, but can be God inspired. Do we bring this joy and pleasantness to our friendships? – Mrs Tinsley 


“Friends are the family we choose for ourselves” Quote by Edna Buchanan Elliana E 

 Friendship is a form of a chain reaction caused by those who share similar feelings towards each other as well as responses reciprocating platonic love for one another. – Mer N 

"A good friend is like a four leaf clover, hard to find and lucky to have" Quota by Jenna Evans Welch  - Vrudhi V 

Ecclesiastes 4:10 If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. Psalms 133:1 Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity! – Joshua C 

Ecclesiastes 4:9 Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labour- Ruth R 

John 15:15 No longer do I call you servants but I have called you friends. – Caitlyn S 



Tegan Tinsley  

Science Faculty Coordinator 


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