Dear TLS Community,
This devotion article comes at a time when I’m extremely tired. I’m worn out and feel as though I don’t have much energy left. I’m sure plenty of you may feel the same.
It also comes at a time when there is still much work to be done, as it’s not holidays yet. Students are still coming to school and there are lessons and units of work to finish.
I know though, that although I may be tired, I’m supported by a great team. This ‘team’ I refer to is the Tanunda Lutheran School staff.
We are a busy group of people who love what we do. We make sure that the students in our care come first. At the end of a term, all staff are feeling some sort of ‘energy depletion’ and as each term passes by, we can sometimes wonder how we make it through.
Within this great team, are smaller teams of staff members. Sometimes they can be called Clusters or Professional Learning Communities. Whilst we have a few different Clusters at TLS which are so important and fantastic groups, this devotion specifically focuses on the Middle Primary cluster as it’s the one that I work within.
This team that I have the privilege to work with is truly amazing. We are committed staff members who view each other as equals. We each are skilled in different areas and we know that we can learn from one another and help support one another too. Our communication is one of our greatest strengths and we respect one another.
What does this have to do with being tired you may ask?
Well, if we are suffering in any way, the people around us can make a big difference in how we work, play and approach our day to day living. The staff members in the Middle Primary Cluster may all be feeling exhausted, but we are there to help each other out. If we can continue to work as a team, anything is possible.
In Matthew 11:28, Jesus says, “Come to me, all you who are tired and are carrying heavy loads. I will give you rest.”
Not only do people have support from family, friends or colleagues, they can also have support from God. The Father, Son and Holy Spirit are there for us at all times when we may be at our weakest. If we’re tired, we can call on God. We can hand over our thoughts and worries to Him so that we can retain some energy where we need to. God can take our heavy load from us and give us rest.
As we head towards the half way mark of the year already, I want to personally thank the Middle Primary Cluster for everything they do. Carlene Chinner, Jo McDonald, Michelle Ide, Jess Rice and Justine Smart all contribute to a professional and dedicated group and I thank them for their efforts so far this year.
MP Co-ordinator and Year 3/4 Teacher.