16 TERM 4 | NOVEMBER 2022 25 Old Main Road, Botha’s Hill, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa | PO Botha’s Hill, 3660, South Africa Tel: +27 (0) 31 765 9600 | email: kearsney@kearsney.com | www.kearsney.com Founded in 1921 unded in 1921 Facebook KearsneyCollege Twitter @KearsneyNews Instagram kearsney.college LinkedIn Kearsney College Thought for the Moment “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” John 1:14 Life is busy. Sometimes there can be so much on the go that we do not always notice the things that matter most. Christmas is often like this.There are already decorations in shops, and the annual Christmas playlist has begun to receive air time.We make lists and plans, but usually do not pause long enough to consider the great Mystery that is the Christmas story – that God stepped into our world and our humanity as Jesus. In Jesus, God has come close to us. Because of our tendency to not notice things that really matter, the season of Advent is set aside to help us prepare our hear ts for the coming of Jesus. I have encouraged the boys to make use of an Advent calendar, and while eating the chocolate each day, to take a moment to give God thanks for the gift of Jesus. Perhaps there are other ways you can prepare to receive Christ at Christmas.Whatever you do, may you know the nearness of God who comes to each one of us. Rev. Kym Bishop: Chaplain College News TERM 2023 TERM DATES 2023 HALF TERM DATES 1 Tuesday 17 January – Friday 24 March at 09h00 Thursday 16 February at 12 noon – Monday 20 February (incl) 2 Monday 17 April – Friday 23 June at 09h00 Thursday 18 May at 12 noon – Monday 22 May (incl) 3 Tuesday 18 July – Friday 22 September at 12h00 Friday 04 August at 12 noon – Wednesday 09 August (incl) 4 Tuesday 3 October – Friday 01 December Thursday 26 October at 12 noon – Monday 30 October (incl) Prospective families must please note the above impor tant dates for the 2024 admissions process.