“The strongest trees are the slowest growing” Julian Tenison Woods 1875
As I sat down to write my message to families this week, I could not help but reflect on Julian Tenison Woods' quote. It has taken us time but we are growing together to build a strong Catholic School Community and I am viewing the strength of families and how you support your children.
At the end of every day, I sit still, just breathe and think of three things that I am grateful for from that day. There were so many things that I was grateful for this week. Staff stepping up and taking responsibility, showing love and initiative; students giving their utmost and problem solving, giving warm and cool feedback with respect and courage; and parents juggling many hats and taking on additional responsibility, when life is hard and pressured.
On another note, the Olympic Games begin today and I am excited! The motto "Faster, Higher, Stronger - Together" describes how athletes need to strive in the world arena to reach for their best. It may not always be a win. I wonder if you will have the chance to capture one of these Olympic moments ?
An Irish Blessing
Deep peace of the running wave to you.
Deep peace of the flowing air to you.
Deep peace of the quiet earth to you.
Deep peace of the shining stars to you.
Deep peace of the Son of Peace to you.
May you be filled with the Holy Spirit taking time to listen, work through challenges and persevere to the end.