It Takes a Village….
Every day, it becomes more evident that it takes a village to raise a child! Families depend on neighbours, extended family, church communities to partner with them in nurturing their children. God created us to live in relationship! Last week, we hosted an Information Evening for prospective families and it again struck me that the school community is part of the ‘village’ that nurtures and supports our children. As parents wondered whether WCS will be the school for their children, they listened to presentations from two of our Grade 8 students as they shared parts of their journey through their years at WCS. A current parent shared her story of the blessing that she and her family are receiving at WCS. It is an ‘awesome’ responsibility that teachers and administration assume when parents enroll their children, and we pray daily for God’s leading in our teaching each and every child God entrusts to us. We pledge to honour each child as a child of God to develop the gifts that they have been given, to treat them with respect and dignity, to provide a safe, nurturing environment and to help them grow closer to God in all their learning. What a privilege to be a part of the ‘village’!!
Mrs. Bernice Huinink-Buiter