As we come towards the end of our foundation year, it is a natural time to reflect on the year been and all that has occurred over that time.
For a number of years people have had a vision to see a Christian school established in this area, and at the beginning of this year they saw that vision come to fruition. As an Establishment Board and Foundation Principal, we established our early vision for what the School would become, and the type of teaching and learning that would take place here. Many of you would have come to the school because of the type of vision that was spoken about.
What has struck me though in the past month or so is that we are all an active part of what now comes to fruition. A vision is established and communicated, but it is all the people involved that need to work together to bring that to fruition, seeking guidance and strength from the Lord as we do the work He gives us. Big dreams for an institution don’t come to being by accident or overnight, they take time, openness, perseverance, mistakes, successes and team work, and most importantly a lot of prayer.
I’ve been quite struck by a number of parents recently that are passionately getting involved in order to see our school become the wonderful place it will be. These range from people pitching in with the bark on the playground, the 8000 cheese rolls that were made, the work on the Board of Trustees, supporting the teachers in the classroom, helping with the development of the school landscaping, starting a touch team, and the list goes on.
Time and again I have had people tell me they can see the benefits of having a Christian school in the Rolleston Community. What a privilege and responsibility we all have to see a strong Christian School established, and the flow on effect this can have on our community as a whole.
I encourage you to be a part of what we are building. Take part in the discussions about the vision and values of the school, and then seek God about the part that you can play, not only in establishing our school but also bringing light and love to the wider Rolleston Community.