Georgia Niemandt

29
Oct

Directors Desk October 2019

You need to listen! The conductor of my high school concert band was a fun and focused man. He knew how to laugh and enjoy the process of making great music; but when he picked up the baton, he meant business. His capacity to hear the slightest of off-pitch sounds amidst a forty-piece concert band was incredible (and equally terrifying).

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16
Oct

Goodbye Georgia

The last (almost) four years at Mustard have been a phenomenal experience for me. I’ve been reflecting on my time with this ministry and I’m humbled by what I have accomplished in both my professional and personal life. I could not have asked for a better job to begin my career, and I can honestly say that what I have

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16
Oct

Student Movement Update October 2019

Generational impact that thrives in spite of change. Every year as students head into the the final term of the year, there’s a sense of mixed sentiments in the air. There’s a bit of study stress going on as the year 11s and 12s head into exam season. There are students anticipating the summer break that’s so close yet so

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25
Sep

SILENCE 2019 Update

SILENCE is back again, and this year it’s bigger and better than ever before! This October we are challenging everyone (including you) to be completely silent for up to 24 hours. But that’s not all! Going silent is an excellent way to portray how Christians in school sometimes feel like they can’t properly communicate their faith, but we also wanted

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25
Sep

Directors Desk September 2019

Doing talks can be tricky. Public speaking is one of the many aspects of my role, and for the most part I really enjoy it. However, occasionally I get thrown an unexpected topic that leaves me wondering why on earth they are asking me to address that. And sometimes, I get to find out the answer to that question… I

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25
Sep

Mustard Live Update September 2019

What is Stewardship? This is the question our Mustard Live team posed to MLC’s Year 7 and 8 students earlier in September. Mustard Live has a brand spanking new team (woohoo!), and MLC was our first time presenting all together. Our team consists of Liam Ting, technology extraordinaire; Menallie Slusher, activities guru; and me, Isabella Patane, who had the very

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25
Sep

Student Movement Update September 2019

A reflection on our modus operandi… Earlier this month, Lizz and I made a trip up to Ballarat and joined a host of rural western Victorian churches for their annual Increase Youth Conference. This is the third year that we’ve partnered with the Ballarat community in our shared vision and passion for local schools ministry, and it’s always a privilege

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28
Aug

Directors Desk August 2019

Carpe Diem It’s been thirty years since Peter Weir’s classic Dead Poets Society graced the big screen. It is an incredible tale of poetry, philosophy, coming of age and the unconventional teaching methods of the enigmatic John Keating, played by Robin Williams. Mr Keating took seriously the challenge to engage his students through unusual lessons and eccentric exercises. His trademark

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28
Aug

Meet Izzy

Hi! I’m Isabella, but you can call me Izzy *finger guns*. I like long walks on the beach, strong coffee, doggos and eating cheese in large amounts! (Please note, this list is not in any particular order.) I am super excited to jump on board and be a part of the Mustard team this year (particularly helping out with the

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28
Aug

Mustard Live Update August 2019

I’ve had the privilege of working with Mustard since February 2016, and as August 2019 draws to a close, so too does my time here. As I think about all the things I’ve been able to put my hands to at Mustard over the years, I am extraordinarily thankful for all of the opportunities I’ve been presented with. I’m grateful

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