“We are shaped and fashioned by what we love” is attributed to the German writer Goethe. It’s a phrase that rings true: the direction and focus of our love determines who we are and who we become.
I have made a career from believing in students more than they have believed in themselves. I encourage others to do the same. It helps students to see the world, and their place in it, in a different light. Their world grows. They understand that they are agents in their own story.
We look forward to developing in our students the love of reading that has lifelong benefits. This, among other reasons, has been the logic behind the reintroduction of Drop Everything and Read across years 7-10, and the continuation of key reading programs for students in the Primary years.
We live in uncertain educational times, with many unknowns. But we are built on two wonderful foundations – the enlightening foundation of education, and the empowering foundation of faith.
I subscribe to a blog called Farnam Street. It is run by a Canadian former intelligence officer, Shane Parrish. He seeks to collect tried and tested ideas that lead to meaningful understanding.
Love Learning at Northern Beaches Christian School
The future is bright