Seaview Christian College opened its doors for the first time on Monday, February 1, 2016. Fifteen bright and happy students arrived at school in their smart uniforms, eager to hook into the learning. The day opened with an assembly where the pioneering students and families were addressed by Mr John Lyndon (CEO of Christian Community Ministries ... the owners of Seaview Christian College) and Mr Jannie Basson (Seaview Christian College Principal). Mr Lyndon presented a brief overview of Christian Community Ministries and reflected on the importance of respect for fellow man and for God.
After assembly, families and students enjoyed a tour of the newly refurbished facilities. Teaching, learning and playtime completed the first successful school day for 2016. It was encouraging to hear the positive feedback from students and parents at the end of the day. The tone has been set for a successful year ahead.
AS 2016 BEGINS
January 04, 2016
As we entered the New Year, I was encouraged by the words found in Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV): “For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
As we prepare to enter the first school year of Seaview Christian College, my prayer is that all families and students will enjoy a prosperous relationship with the College and that many special memories will be forged in our school community this year.
Our office will be open for enrolment interviews, fee payments and uniform purchasing from January 18. For enquiries prior to January 18, please phone 0417 224 458 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
THE PRINCIPAL'S CHRISTMAS MESSAGE
December 21, 2015
Christmas is a time when we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, the birth of the only living God.
When I was able to put into perspective what happens when we are born into life on this earth, it helped me understand more fully the importance of the birth of Jesus.
Nothing is certain at a person’s birth. It is all right to have dreams and aspirations, but we know that all of our plans bear the mark of uncertainty. In fact, the only thing that is certain about life, is death itself. The only uncertainty about death, is the “when”. In one sense our birth does not only signal a start to life, it also signals the beginning of a march towards death. From the first breath we draw, “death” is written across our lives. Charles Spurgeon said, “The moment we start to live, we begin to die. Death is the end of dying, not the end of living.”
A bigger, more amazing reality to consider is that there is another moment in life where eternal life begins. That is the crucial moment that I as a broken, mortal, sinful being, accept God’s solution to my problem, which is when I accept Jesus Christ as my Lord and Saviour. The moment I do that, I experience a new “birth”, a birth into eternal life. A young preacher once said at an open grave: “The most important moments in a person’s life are the first moments after death”. This is when every person who ever lived on earth confronts the reality of what they believed or did not believe in this life was both true and worthwhile, or not. Imagine how intensely gratifying these moments will be for those who realise that what the Bible taught was true, their salvation through Christ is genuine, their dedication and faith worthwhile.
More than two thousand years ago a baby was born in a manger in an event that changed the world. This boy-child, Jesus, is the promised Messiah who stepped down from Heaven to be born as a baby, live a sinless life and willingly give His life as the Perfect Lamb of God to pay a debt of sin that He did not owe. As foretold in the Scriptures, He did this for you, He did this for me and He did this for the whole world. When we believe this simple truth, Jesus’ payment for sin is credited to our account and we are promised eternal life. This is why Christmas is so very special! The birth of Jesus Christ signifies the birth of a Saviour.
Let us all unwrap this amazing gift anew this Christmas — the gift of life in Jesus Christ — the “birth” of life eternal.
November 29, 2015
Seaview Christian College's new classrooms and office spaces are nearing lockup stage. It is exciting to see the progress being made, with many locals stopping by and commenting on how good it is to see the old buildings coming to life again. The new buildings only serve a purpose when they are filled with students. We are therefore very excited that we now have students enrolled across all Year levels from Reception to Year 5. It is a privilege to partner with these pioneering families and students in their educational journey. Enrolment interviews are currently being conducted.
SNEAK PEEK WELL ATTENDED
November 26, 2015
Three Sneak Peek sessions were conducted on 18 November at the Institute Theatre to offer existing and prospective families an opportunity to attend information sessions and for kids to enjoy a fun classroom setting.
Dress up activities proved a hit, while play dough, craft activities and Lego kept children occupied in an interactive manner during these fun sessions. If you were not able to attend any of these sessions and would like to know a little more about what Seaview Christian College has to offer, please call 0417 224 458 to arrange for a time to meet with the Principal.