Term 4 Week 9 – 11 December 2014
The end of year events held at VAS are very special. The Leavers’ Dinner held last Thursday night was so much fun. The Willy Wonka theme was perfect and the chocolate fountain was the hit of the night! William Pike spoke to the children about his accident which led to him having his leg amputated. It was great how he shared that he had three choices when faced with being disabled: it could defeat him, define him or challenge him. He chose for it to be a challenge and has had lots of great experiences since, including continuing to climb mountains. I was so impressed when one of our girls asked a very thoughtful question. ‘If you could go back to that moment and change it so you didn’t lose your leg, would you want that?’ His reply was that he wouldn’t, because even though it was difficult in the beginning, it has opened so many doors and given him so many opportunities he wouldn’t have had.
The Carol Service held on Tuesday night was absolutely wonderful. The singing, the readings and the dance were all superb and what a beautiful venue. Huge thanks and congratulations to the organising team of Alison Laxon, Catherine Kelly, Jane Cameron, Esther McEwan, Ally Young along with all the teachers. Hours of work in preparing, practising and organising paid off as it was a fantastic event.
Thank you to the Board of Trustees, Bob Weston Chair, Andrew Cleland, Katie Williams, Karen Ngan, Nicky Hall and Alison Laxon. You have all worked very hard to ensure that the school is governed at such a high level. This has ensured that the high standard of education and community involvement has continued.
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FOR TERM 4 2014
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