England, Haiti, South Korea, India, Germany, Holland, Lithuania...and the list goes on. Last Thursday we celebrated the many cultures represented by our students. It was great fun to see, touch, taste, and learn a little more about some of the countries around the world that our families have originated from. This diversity in cultures and backgrounds strengthens our school as it helps our students become more inclusive, accepting, and loving towards others. This diversity helps us learn about other countries, appreciate the differences in others, and recognize how God is working through His people here and around the world.
I am thankful that our school not only embraces diversity in cultures but also welcomes diversity in our learners. We have students with a variety of learning profiles with distinct strengths and needs. We believe that God created each student in His image exactly how He intended them to be. God does not make mistakes! God needs his children to have a variety of gifts as he has unique plans for each one in His kingdom. This diversity in our students strengthens our student body. As teachers, it is our job to partner with parents to help each student accept and embrace how God how created them and others. We strive to meet the needs of our learners and pray that they will all grow and flourish.
Yes, we are a school that is strengthened by a diverse population. We are also a community that is bound together by our love for God. Our God is a great God. Our God loves everyone and calls us to do the same. Our God is above all, through all, and in all!