Last Friday I was lucky enough to meet our Reception families after assembly as they watched their cherubs graduate from Little Stars. What an exciting time it was for them as it is for our Middle School students who graduated on Tuesday night. I can still remember our graduands as Receptions. Oh, what stories our staff could tell! Some of our staff have seen them grow from the tiniest of Receptions to the young people they are today. We have spent a lot of time with them over the years and have enjoyed watching their individual personalities emerge.
One of the things that I shared with our new families on Friday was a piece of advice given to my husband and me when our daughters first started their education at Nativity.
Children don’t understand the monetary sacrifices that parents make in sending them to Nativity but they do understand when their parents spend time doing things for the school and
what that means. It doesn’t matter whether it is contacting books, attending assemblies, washing art smocks, helping at the Mothers and Fathers Day breakfasts, in the Reading Army or
on the barbeque at Campus events. Children notice that you have given up your time because their education is important. You value it and it is matters enough to forgo your special TV
program or that lazy Friday night relaxing. Children think, “This is important to Mum and Dad, my learning really matters.”
Completing the information pack and sending it back to school is the start of showing that your child’s education matters. Help us to help your child become the very best they can be.
Assistant Principal Religious Identity and Mission