News from the Field Studies Centre

Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Mathew 6:34

This week has been a mix of highs and lows, with some amazing displays of determination and courage shown by the young men of Field Studies Residential 4. The disappointment of not being able to see loved ones face to face last Sunday, was replaced by the joy of connecting online using the wonderful technology that we have access to as a School. The disappointment of falling ill for some of the boys and missing elements of the experience, has been replaced by a sense of connectedness as they re-join their pastoral groups and re-engage in the programmed activities. The command not to worry about tomorrow that Jesus shared in Mathew 6:34, is not always easy to achieve for most of us. But we can certainly take comfort in these words, when things get tough.

The boys had a great three days on expedition this week, with another set of student leaders taking responsibility for guiding their group through a leg of the journey. Through careful planning and great teamwork, the students were all back onsite mid-afternoon and avoided the incoming wet weather. The boys returned from expedition to a huge pile of letters and parcels waiting for them at the FSC, with many sharing that they were happy to be sleeping back in their dorms for the night. As a special treat and with the generous support of several parents, we were able to take the boys out for an evening of Ten Pin Bowling in Nowra on Thursday. This proved to be a lovely experience and provided the boys with a change of scenery and another opportunity to collaborate with their peers. 

Friday to Sunday are on-site academic focussed days to conclude the week, then Monday will see all students heading out for the final 3-day elective expeditions. We are looking forward to an action packed final seven days of programming and pray for good health amongst the student and staff body for the final phase of their 4-week journey.


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