I am extremely pleased with the launching of the newly updated St. Narsai Assyrian Christian College website.
This website is a useful tool of communication between the College and its parents, students, local community and the world. The website was created and revamped in order to keep all its visitors informed with the latest information pertaining to College life; including past events and upcoming school events, while also opening a window into our students’ academic achievements, successes and future goals.
For many years, the staff and students of St. Narsai Assyrian Christian College anticipated the move into their very own premises, gaining the privilege to uphold the school brand independently. Whilst operating at the Assyrian Social Centre on a temporary basis, the staff and students of the College can begin to envision what will eventually come – a multi-functional high-school, with state of the art facilities, providing a solid and secure foundation for our children’s secondary education. It is said that “through faith and patience we inherit God’s promises” (Hebrews 6).
I sincerely thank the staff, students and school community for their forbearance. Their perseverance and commitment to the school has made this transition a smooth and effective one. This year, 2011 will see St. Narsai Assyrian Christian College’s first intake of students sit for the Higher School Certificate (HSC). While these Year 12 students were only young children at the school’s conception, they have walked the journey thus far and we are proud to call them our own. I pray that they do well in these exams and I have confidence that these young men and women of faith will continue to develop the virtues of Excellence, Christian Values and Commitment within their daily lives. These students are living by faith before they graduate in 2011. Though they might not see the new school grounds, they welcome them from afar, in the hope and belief that their children will live to appreciate these promises.
I want to congratulate the staff for their hard work and dedication to the school. I know that as each year progresses, they are refining their skills and abilities to become more effective teachers and educators. It has been an arduous task, establishing policies and procedures, whilst maintaining an organised momentum within the school. I thank them for the time they put into their work and look forward to many more successful years to come.
I also want to thank our community and all the supporters of the school who have made financial donations and contributed to the welfare of St. Narsai Assyrian Christian College. It is through a mutual partnership between schools and communities that students feel a sense of belonging. May God reward you for your generosity and love for His church.
As we anticipate the new beginnings that await our College community on our new premises, we entrust the remainder of the project to our Lord, upon whom we build the foundation of our College and believe that He will establish and sustain it through the faithful work and commitment of our valued students, staff and community. It is our prayer to see our current students and future generations excel in all their efforts through the academic, spiritual and cultural guidance they receive as members of our blessed educational institution. We must wait, patiently and expectantly, for no good thing will God withhold to those who love Him and are called according to His purposes. (Romans 8:28)
God bless you all, and may the grace of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ be with you always.
Mar Meelis Zaia, AM
Assyrian Church of the East
Archdiocese of Australia, New Zealand and Lebanon