In this final week of term we are in the week following Gaudete Sunday. With the pink candle on the college advent wreath now lit, we begin to feel the joy of the anticipation of Christ’s coming at Christmas. There is certainly a sense of joy throughout our community as the term draws to a close and we prepare to spend Christmas with family and friends. At the same time our students are being reminded through their assemblies this week that Christmas is not just a season of ‘receiving’ joy. It is also a time when we need to look onto the world with eyes that recognise where joy is lacking so we can bring joy to those in need. Our students have done just that through their outstanding contributions to the food bank which clearly indicate how they have been outward looking, and responding the needs of others within the wider local community.