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The Festive Season Has Arrived

Christmas lights. The argument each year is, “It will be fun. The grandkids love it. People like seeing the lights when they drive past”.  So out come the plastic tubs full of coiled up strings of lights. There is every imaginable colour and combination. It is a pure, unadulterated festive overdose of colour. It is ...

2020-12-01T15:00:57+11:00Tuesday, 1 December 2020|Brisby's Blog, From the Principal|

Be All God Has Called You To Be

Well, the Higher School Certificate is done and dusted for another year. But what a year! Every year the pressures of the HSC are obvious. Fifty percent of a student’s results hinge on their ability to capture everything they have learnt over their years of schooling in the answers they give in an examination. It’s ...

2020-11-19T15:47:03+11:00Thursday, 19 November 2020|Brisby's Blog, From the Principal|

Be honest. Be humble. Be gracious.

How do you encourage your kids to take risks and explore their boundaries and yet keep them safe at the same time? It’s a parental challenge that has implications for a lot of other areas of our lives. I’ve shared before that I have a daughter who races cars with me. And, for some people, ...

2020-11-08T21:43:42+11:00Thursday, 5 November 2020|Brisby's Blog, From the Principal|

Consider the Consequences…

Choices and consequences. If ever there was a concept losing popularity then this one has to be toward the top of the list…….. Let me start with the technical, and work my way across to my point! Which, by the way, is the fact that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction ...

2020-10-28T14:55:30+11:00Wednesday, 28 October 2020|Brisby's Blog, From the Principal|

A Promise I have Found to be True

Last Sunday one of the heifers birthed a brand new calf (I’m not actually sure how any other kind of ‘birth’ is possible... But it just sounded good). After the fires and floods, COVID and drought, it was the first calf born on our farm for more than a year. After all of the events ...

2020-10-22T08:22:05+11:00Thursday, 22 October 2020|Brisby's Blog, From the Principal|

So how was your holiday break? Let me tell you about mine……

Week 1 12/10/2020 How was your holiday break? Well, that’s enough about you! Ask me how mine was. Thanks for asking, let me tell you all about it… The first week we won’t talk about. It was mostly working around the farm getting things sorted. All a bit boring. The second week. Well, let’s just ...

2020-10-20T13:55:26+11:00Monday, 12 October 2020|Brisby's Blog, From the Principal|

The Big Question??????

There are some ‘big questions’ in life that just have to be answered. We’re not talking about things like, ‘Where do babies come from?’, although there is a TV ad getting around at the moment that covers that one off quite well much to the horror of the child who asked the question from the ...

2020-10-20T13:57:19+11:00Wednesday, 7 October 2020|Brisby's Blog, From the Principal|

When Life doesn’t go as you Hoped!

I remember when I was a kid we lived at Oatley, a suburb in the St George area of Sydney. It was one of those ‘leafy’ middle-class areas on the Georges River where we were surrounded by bushland, mudflats and all sorts of possibilities as kids. Oatley was on one side of the river, and ...

2020-10-20T13:57:27+11:00Thursday, 1 October 2020|Brisby's Blog, From the Principal|

Is it Time to Set the Reset Button?

Flying in was an experience! It was late evening and a ground fog covered most of the landscape. That light, wispy grey that just hangs as the temperature drops and the humidity slips from invisible to visible. It had been a long flight in, and as we peered out over the nose of the aircraft ...

2020-10-20T14:43:54+11:00Thursday, 10 September 2020|Brisby's Blog, From the Principal|
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