UPDATE: for our parents, family, friends, mission builders and visitors:
Due to this morning’s recent activity in the Sydney CBD we would like to update, inform and bring clarity to the current situation.
There has been a siege currently in a popular Sydney CBD cafe, which has resulted in a hostage situation. All of our staff and students are accounted for and safe. No-one is in Sydney and unaccounted for.
For all the parents of our current staff and students, we are 2 and a half hours away from the Sydney CBD and wish to advise that your young people are safe and well. We’ve just gathered as a community, and our prayers are with the hostages.
As Prime minister Tony Abbot just said, this kind of action is designed to “scare people out of being themselves”. Join us as we continue to be ourselves, and pray, especially for the hostages and for all those involved.