Dear TLS Community,
‘Train a child in the way he should go. When he is old, he will not turn away from it.’
The Special Person’s Day held last week saw a large number of people join the school community in worship and prayer. It was obvious that those attending this event represented an important part of one or more of the students at the school. The smiles on the children’s faces, the glances towards their special person at different times of the worship activity and the excited chattering afterwards as the children joined their special person, was heart-warming indeed. It is events and moments like this, that remind me of how lucky we are as a school community and that we live in a country that tolerates, embraces and celebrates diversity.
We need to remember the lasting impression that we have on those that look towards us as their ‘Special Person’. Whether a parent, carer, friend, or teacher, everything you do and say is under constant observation by children. How often have you heard, often to the embarrassment of their parent or carer, a child repeat something they heard someone else say? Children are naturally inquisitive and will seek to try new things – that is one of the wonderful traits of children. A special person in a child’s life holds a unique position in guiding children in what is right, leading by example.
We should not however take for granted that our values, beliefs and attitudes will automatically be instilled in children and need to be ever vigilant of the need to set the best example for all children.
Being a ‘Special Person’ is not limited to one morning at Tanunda Lutheran School. It is a continual and essential role in the development of equally special persons – the students at Tanunda Lutheran School. Your love, support, presence and prayers are key ingredients in the recipe of the spiritually rich environment with which Tanunda Lutheran School is blessed and on behalf of all students and staff thank you for demonstrating your support for your special person.
God’s richest blessings,
Year 6/7 Teacher &
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