Global Day of Prayer 2016
“if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” – 2 Chronicles 7:14
Friday 4 March was the Global Day of Prayer and in order to join together in a spirit of unity, Hatfield Christian School took time to pray together for South Africa. Staff and students gathered together on the sports field to pray before arranging themselves into the shape of the schools logo and calling out “Jesus!” Throughout the day prayer was continued as each class stopped for a few minutes each time the bell rang to pray before moving on to their next lesson. We hope to stand in unity with Christians across the nation and world who are all seeking the Lord’s will, “Your Kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven.”
Every three years the Grade 4s and 5s host a Cultural Day for the Primary School. The Grade 4 and 5 students divide into groups and select a country. Weeks of preparation and hard work go into creating a stall for this country including decorations, costumes, food and posters.
The Grade 4s and 5s generously donated all that went into this day and the money raised from ticket sales is then donated to a worthy charity. We also sought to pray for different countries around the world as we celebrated cultural diversity together.
On the 24th February our Cultural Day was held in the YPF. Twenty-six different countries were represented. The visiting primary school bought tickets to taste main courses and desserts from different countries. Everything from Sombreros to flower garlands were seen on the stage as each group performed a dance or skit depicting the culture of their country. Stalls burst with colour and activity, depicting traditional items, flags, posters, jokes and games from all over the world.
Cultural Day 2016 was certainly a day to be remembered!