to the Anglican Schools Office
The Anglican Schools Office exists to support, resource, provide training opportunities and build fellowship between the Chaplains and Religious Education teachers working in its associated schools in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia, and encourage interaction between the schools and the church.
Epiphany Term 1 2015
“God give us grace to accept with serenity the things we cannot change and courage to change the things which should be changed.” – Reinhold Neibuhr, “The Serenity Prayer.”
A New Year and a New Term provide us with opportunities for making changes whilst also being a great time for new beginnings. Of course, changes and new beginnings may cause us to feel unsettled, fearful and may be challenging times for both young and old, students and staff. However, changes and new things can also be incredibly refreshing, creative, life-giving and a good time for personal growth. As we launch into the New Year and the New Term, I wonder what new beginnings will emerge for you and what changes are ahead in 2015?
God spoke through the Prophet Isaiah about change and new beginnings in Isaiah 42 verse 9: “See, the former things have taken place and new things I declare; before they spring into being I announce them to you.”
“Trust the past to God’s mercy, the present to God’s love and the future to God’s providence.” – St Augustine.
Rev Warren Watson, Dilworth School