Term 2 – 2014 Headmaster Update

Excerpts from the update sent to parents for term two 2014:

Dear Parents,

Greetings from Sakeji Mission School. We do pray you are well. I know that some of you pray for us here on a regular basis, and for that I am very thankful. Here is a little mediation and update that I wish to pass along to you.

I was just thinking about God’s Word. 1 Peter 2 says the Word of God is imperishable – it does not fade, it does not pass away, it remains forever. If we are Christians, 1 Peter 3 tells us that we should be desiring the Word of God, just like a new born baby desires milk to grow, so that we may grow and mature in the things of the Lord. Grow in grace and in the knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Peter 3v18. To all of us, it should remind us that God will do what He has said. Everything else that we know might fail or end, but not God’s Word.

We are encouraged to learn of several students coming to faith in the Lord Jesus Christ as Saviour this past term. We leave the results with the Lord and pray that others will respond to the gospel message. The students are exposed to the Word of God in dorm devotions, school assemblies, Sunday schools, and Scripture classes.

So far, we have studied 3 character qualities in school assemblies; attentiveness, obedience, and gratefulness. These character quality assemblies serve as a great basis for discussing how attentiveness, obedience, and gratefulness can be demonstrated in a practical way in the classroom, on the playground and in the dorm.

Classes are going well. It is good to see students making progress in different areas. The grade 3 and 4 students have been focusing on times table memorization. Some of the most advanced swimmers have done a 1 mile swim recently. Most of them did this (64 lengths of our swimming pool) in 45 minutes or less. The Grade 6 and 7 students have had opportunities in recent evenings to view the moon and stars through the school’s telescope. This has hopefully helped to reinforce what they have been learning in Science. The Grade 8 and 9 students visited the Ikelenge District Agricultural Fair this past Saturday. Everyone has been busy!

Students are looking forward to several key events still to come this term. Sport’s Day, cookouts and campouts, Birthday Party, another half-term, and then the end of term programme. Check your calendar for dates, or have look at the website : www.sakeji.com for more information.


Mark Ronald

Headmaster, Sakeji Mission School