Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Tribute to College Achievers; below Is Cooloola Christian College Principal Trevor Norman's Address to the Annual Awards Ceremony Last Friday

Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Tribute to College Achievers; below Is Cooloola Christian College Principal Trevor Norman's Address to the Annual Awards Ceremony Last Friday

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GOOD evening students.

You are here tonight because you want to celebrate the end (almost) of the school year.

It is very appropriate that we celebrate and acknowledge the outstanding effort and results of those students who have made an outstanding commitment to their studies.

You are a multi-talented community of individuals. As individuals, you have achieved academic success, sporting success, highly acclaimed performances of many kinds. Individually you have achieved excellence in your specific endeavours, yet as a community, together you have achieved even greater things than this. It is a privilege to be part of this College and I want to share some of the great things that I see. I see a community of students who care for each other and pray for each other because they have a genuine faith in a living and loving God. I see students who are not afraid to work hard and give their best, because their peers encourage them to be their best, instead of putting them down. I see students having fun at school, smiling, saying hello as I wander by and being respectful men and women.Thank you to all of the students from Year 7 to Year 12, together you are creating such a strong, positive, Christian culture that I have not seen at any other school I have been a part of.

Good evening parents. You are here tonight because you too want to celebrate the end of the school year, and to celebrate with us the achievements of your children. Unfortunately, there is no presentation night where we award parents for all that they have done. Instead, please let me acknowledge you all. For outstanding achievement in taxi driving, assignment helping, curfew keeping, boundary making, rule enforcing, character building, and unimaginable patience, the award for Excellence in Parenting goes to all of you. It is not easy being a parent of teenagers and we thank you for your commitment and partnership with us to raise your children together. …

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