Hi, my name is Catherine Ray and I’ve been blessed with the challenge of being the Captain of 2019. I’ve been at the school since year 7 and one thing I love about RPCS is the sense of community that the school has. I attended a public school for my primary years and only saw the teachers as people who were paid to teach me. Coming to Regents Park Christian school, that mindset completely changed as I came to realise that the teachers here really care for all the students in a genuine way. They’ll give up their own break time to catch up with a student and give advice when needed. I still find it weird that it’s completely fine to joke around with the teachers; I often act like an awkward crab when they joke with me (hahaha!).
The reason I wanted to become a Captain was so that God could challenge me. Growing up in a Christian family, I always knew about God. As I grew older, I made my decision to know more about Christ on a personal level rather than just following my family’s example. I didn’t really think that I would become a Captain but I wanted to push myself out of my comfort zone so that I could serve God through serving the school.
The thing that I am looking forward to the most about 2019 is to continue watching all the students grow into Christ or seeing them find Christ. As this is my last year at RPCS, I’m also looking forward to creating memories with all the people in my year and watching them become the people God created them to be.
As a proud member of the Tribe of Benjamin (WOLF PACK!) I can see that the Tribes will build honour, community and stewardship by being examples to other students and, as each tribe is supporting and building upon each other, I know that our school will be able to reach out and spread the love of Jesus as He has taught us to.
Prayer would be greatly appreciated for our whole grade as we’ll be sitting out HSC exams later in the year. We’ll all be stressed and anxious this year but I believe that prayer is able to calm our hearts and help guide us through this stressful period. It would also be nice if you could pray for the wellbeing of our whole comm
unity so that no matter what trials we may face, we’ll remember that everything is in God’s hands.
Hi, I’m Jacob Pieris. Since 2014, I’ve been in RPCS learning and evolving and now I am in the final stages of this chapter in my life. I’ve learnt/experienced so much over the years, I can draw a chair thanks to my year 7 art class, I made my first video game in C21 which is an exact copy of the game ‘Snake’ and as much as it pains me to say this, after 12 years of schooling I finally know the difference between ‘effect’ and ‘affect’ ( I think ). On a serious note, I’ve met so many wonderful people over the years, I’ve been fortunate enough to be a part of a missionary team in Cherbourg and I have been blessed with the opportunity to lead all of you as your school captain of 2019.
A lot of people always ask me “why did you become captain?” and the honest answer is because of those around me. I want to serve those around me, and I also want to have an amazing time with them. I am lucky enough to know great friends in RPCS and they have all helped me through my journey and encouraged me to become captain. The community here is something that can’t be replicated.
As much as I am stressing over HSC and a little frightened with graduating, I am looking forward to going through this tough and stressful journey with my friends. It’s been such an honour growing up with them from being children, to teenagers and to now young adults. I am also excited about the tribes. The tribe system is not intended to split us up, it is to bring us closer as we all develop skills in honour, community and stewardship to truly better our community. I am a proud member of the #RAMFAM and I am so excited to dominate the two other tribes in the nicest way possible.
As year 12 go through the ups & downs of HSC, it’d mean a lot to them and I if we were kept in your prayers. With your support, I’m certain we’ll be able to get through this.
Keep Moving, Keep Growing, Keep Learning. See You At School 🙂
GO RAM FAM!