Year 9 Pastoral Post

Throughout Semester one, Year 9 have been exploring our Bethany Values. I have chosen the Value of Service because Year 9 have the opportunity to be involved in the Duke of Edinburgh program, Vinnies program as well as peer support opportunities both in Term 1 and training in Term 4 in preparation for the Big Sister Little Sister peer support program 2017.


  • We lovingly care for the needs of others

In our year assembly we were inspired by a reading of the poem Christ Has No Body by Teresa of Avila (1515-1582)

Christ has no body but yours,  Yours are the hands, yours are the feet,
No hands, no feet on earth but yours,    Yours are the eyes, you are his body
Yours are the eyes with which he looks   Christ has no body now but yours,
Compassion on this world, No hands, no feet on earth but yours,
Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good,  Yours are the eyes with which he looks

Yours are the hands, with which he blesses all the world. 

compassion on this world.

Christ has no body now on earth but yours.


  • We are the hands of God


Mary Mackillop’s motto for life was –

“Never see a need without doing something about it”


We are called to be his hands and feet – We are one body

Each one of us is a part of Christ’s body. We all have different functions. But we are called to be his hands and feet since we are all called to serve one another and to love one another. Titus 3:14 The Message (MSG)


  • We lovingly serve God in the service of others

Love from the center of who you are; don’t fake it. Run for dear life from evil; hold on for dear life to good. Be good friends who love deeply; practice playing second fiddle. Don’t burn out; keep yourselves fueled and aflame. Be alert servants of the Master, cheerfully expectant. Don’t quit in hard times; pray all the harder. Help needy Christians; be inventive in hospitality. Romans 12:9-13 The Message (MSG)

I asked the girls to write on a post it note – What does the value of service mean to you on a personal and community level? The Poster below is a reflection of how Year 9 interpreted this question.



Our prayer- May we always be your hands and feet!






Katrine Barnes 

PDHPE/CAFS/Year 9 Coordinator