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Cultivating Kindness within the College

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Week 7, Term Three, 2017

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Starkey House put the values of their House chapel into action at this week's chapel service. They explored the giving nature of kindness through acts of service and sacrifice.

Following this week’s chapel service presented by Starkey House, students were asked to reflect upon this message alongside one of the readings from the service:

"So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone." (Galatians 6:10)

Driven to turn thought in to action, a core group of Starkey students then infused this theme into the College, providing a variety of opportunities to act through kindness.

Positive affirmations and compliment cards were handed out freely during lunch breaks and were left at various locations across the College. Mystery bags of goodies appeared in the Year 11 and 12 Common Rooms. Direct reminders of greatness were spotted in every lesson 1 classroom. ‘Envelopes of Opportunity’ presented themselves in various nooks and crannies waiting to be found and encouraging a call to action and generosity. Kind words that were “sweet like honey” covered the windows of the Starkey locker room. All this, in addition to the general kindness shown and shared amongst staff and students on a daily basis.

Starkey House hopes the kindness that has been seen and heard throughout the College this week, will continue to play a role in enhancing the lives of others.

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