We made it! This year has certainly been quite a rollercoaster ride with twists and turns, ups and downs, and unexpected changes along the way. Thankfully, God has kept us “on the rails” and guided us to the end. While things were uncertain to use, He knew long before what the journey would be like and provided all that we had needed. We are compelled to give thanks to God for His sovereign hand of protection over our school and His immeasurable faithfulness.
Our students deserve so much credit for their perseverance and ability to adapt throughout the year. This is also in part because of the dedication of our staff and parents who collaborated to support our students both in terms of their academics and their emotional needs. We could not have done it without a team effort. In Galatians 6:9 Paul writes, “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.” It is a reminder that our perseverance, coupled with God’s faithfulness, always produces a beautiful harvest in the end.
As this year comes to a close, we also want to highlight staff members who will not be rejoining us in the fall. Last week, we featured Mr. Jarvis, who is taking a new position and leaves us after serving 10 years at Trinity.
In addition, we would like to thank Mrs. Schneider who has provided our students with so much care and support in our Resource department for the past 4 years. She especially supported our ESL students and helped them to become acclimated to our school culture, along with the English language.
We also would like to thank Mrs. Siebenga who joined us partway through the year and did a wonderful job of caring for and instructing our grade 6 students.
We have 3 staff members who are taking a leave of absence next year: Mrs. DeGroot, Mrs. Lammers, Mrs. Dorsman (who is expecting a baby any day). We pray that it will be a restful and blessed year for them and that they will be back to join us at Trinity shortly.
We know that this year made us dig deeper, but also trust God more than ever before. As we look forward to the new school year in the fall, we trust that God will work out all the details so that we can see each other in person and return to community events and activities like we are used to at Trinity. May God refresh and renew each family over the summer and bless you abundantly.
J-D Lussier, Principal