Community - a feeling of fellowship with others as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests and goals.
In our classrooms here at WCS we strive to create a sense of community among our students. Recently, grade one has been working on memorizing and presenting a poem. Each student was to stand in front of the class to recite their poem. After each student presented their poem they were met with cheers, claps, “good jobs” and just pure and genuine encouragement from their classmates. It did not matter whether the student was highly successful or not, they cheered and celebrated each student equally. It warmed my heart to hear the students honor and encourage one another.
This year our theme verse reminds us to “ Be devoted to one another in love and to Honor one another above yourselves” (Romans 12:10). I pray that at WCS we will continue to find ways to build eachother up, cheer each other on and create a genuine sense of community where we celebrate each person that God has made.
Marcia Horinga, Grade 1 Teacher