From the Principal
A wet Spring, an unusual Spring, a late Spring... it doesn't really matter! Spring is here. Even though we are told the prolonged rain that we have had for most of 2022 will continue, it is of little matter. Talk of finals in the various football codes and the emergence of the first domestic cricket discussion tells us that the warmer months are coming.
Winter is no longer a matter of life or death for us - but the passion we hold for the Spring remembers a time when it was. Stocks were hoarded from the Autumn harvest to last the times when the soil could not be broken and animals could not easily graze. Even the liturgical season of Lent, in the northern hemisphere, coincided helpfully with a time of scarcity, when the church encouraged people to be restrained in their diets.
Our Spring in Queensland, but particularly in Toowoomba, is simply magical. I walked with my daughter through the Botanic Gardens yesterday and again marvelled at how the scratched beds of red earth from April are now bountiful flowers, shrubs and vines. This beautiful rebirth may be regular and predictable, but it doesn't stop it being magnificent.
Spring is always a time for new birth and new hope.
I hope that you all have a lovely weekend, and stay dry with the predicted rain. Best wishes to our Fathers and Father figures for Sunday!
Mr Chris Gabbett