The work of education encompasses the whole person. Learning is not solely an academic pursuit. Our character matters more than our intellect.
Our students are people first, then students. As we are a school, learning is our focus. We aim to strike the right balance as we support, care for, and teach our students.
In our lives, so much happens that is beyond our control. We can’t control the weather. We can’t control the economy. We can’t control the actions of others. But we can control our responses to these things, or our preparation for various possibilities or outcomes that are outside our control.
In our relationship with God we find a new relationship with each other. Relationship beyond the fixed, bounded identities. As theologian Miroslav Volf would put it, we are asked to embrace what we would exclude. We become, he says, porous “bounded yet permeable”. In letting others in we do not lose ourselves but enrich ourselves.”
Education is a cord of three strands – students, teachers, and parents. When this unravels, we are not nearly as strong, and things can come apart quickly. But when we work together there is enormous strength, power, and benefit. There is little that cannot be managed or overcome.