Principal’s Christmas Message 2018

Principal’s Christmas Message 2018

This is a time of year when, despite the blizzard of commercialism, we pause for thought about the meaning of Christmas for us in the benign surroundings of Esperance.

The concept of stables, wise men and angels may be a bit obscure but stars and clear night skies, when the silence thrums, gives us a sense of what Edmund Sears wrote in his poem It Came Upon the Midnight Clear (and put to music as a carol by Arthur Sullivan of Gilbert and Sullivan fame). Indeed the words of this carol convey the real essence of what Christmas is about, even in the 21st Century.

From the Principal: Christmas Message

From the Principal: Christmas Message

Christmas is all about the eternal Son of God humbling Himself to ‘become flesh and dwell among us’ (John 1:14). He didn’t come here on a holiday from Heaven, but ‘to serve and to give His life as a ransom for many’ (Mark 10:45). He came to restore to us the God-given life that had been lost through the disobedience and rebellion of our forefather, Adam.

From the Principal: Why Christianity is important in education

Christianity has a vital role to fulfil in education. It is at the centre of our purpose and philosophy at Esperance Anglican Community School. It provides a strong and secure foundation for our school community. Our shared values bind us together. More than this though, Christianity positively influences a person’s character, guides our actions and behaviour, and maintains healthy wellbeing.