I hope that you and your family had a great March break and that it was a time of refreshment and renewal. Whenever we return from the break, it mentally feels like the end of the school year is in sight. It also means that Spring is here, carrying with it a sense of rebirth, life, and warmth (eventually). There is also a sense of optimism this year with protocols being lifted and community events returning. We are excited for events like the Celebration of Learning and Grandparents/Grandfriends Day that will be taking place in May.
This will be a great opportunity for our gifts and talents to shine brightly, which also coincides with our theme this morning in chapel. Mr. Bezuyen, along with the grade 7 and 8 classes, reminded us of the words of Jesus in Matthew 25:14-30. We have all been given talents and gifts for which we are accountable for. The question is whether or not we will use these faithfully for God’s glory.
Many examples were given of what this can look like. Our grade 7 and 8 students took the opportunity to share some beautiful work they have completed throughout the school year, whether in science, Bible, language arts, or art. We discussed the hard work it took to do some of those parts over again to get them to the final product. We watched an athlete who, through practice, was able to make incredible shots. We also heard a musical piece played by a student and an alumnus. Another student led one of our worship songs, while another read a prayer written by a student. All this contributed to a beautiful representation of the gifts God has given to our grade 7 and 8s.
Ultimately, we want our students and staff to recognize the talents that God has given us, apply them diligently, and give glory to God for them. We know that God has given us much as a community, and we want to do all we can to give back to our Creator.
J-D Lussier, Principal