One of the cultural underpinnings of the College is that it aims to be a place of peace. In a place of peace there is acceptance, encouragement, care, respect and hope. There is a focus on strengths and an air of possibility. We are free to explore and develop the diversity of our strengths and interests. We learn to walk with humility through success and learn through disappointment. There is the courage to stand with people experiencing difficulty or isolation.
Forgiveness is one of the key elements of peaceful relationships. In any relationship there are times when we fall short of what we should be or of expectations. Learning to let go of hurts and genuinely forgiving people is an important part of living positively. This is the heart of the Easter message where Jesus died on the cross and rose again so that we might be forgiven. We can let go of past disappointments, hurts and mistakes and place them at the foot of the cross. Rather than live burdened by the past, we are free to live abundantly making the most of new opportunities as loved children of God. Our response to God’s love, grace and forgiveness is to extend that same forgiveness to others.