Message from Staff – Kendra Liggett
When reflecting on the past few weeks at Rolleston Christian School, it’s the community spirit that has impacted me most. I am so thankful for our RCS whÄnau. Your passion to see the school succeed is a blessing. Your commitment to help laminate, cut out, and sort resources overwhelms me. To see parents stay after school or come in early to serve, has been incredible! We will need your continued partnership as we head into the rest of the year. Bless you for all your help thus far!
I’m thankful for your ongoing commitment to your children. You continuously come and ask questions – probably one of my favourite things to hear as a teacher. You check that they have their home learning and talk to us if it is missing. I see this as your commitment towards the success of your children’s learning. I pray that a openness of culture has been set, where you feel comfortable to come and talk to us about any queries or concerns. Our heart is to partner with you in this learning journey.
With my past role in Early Childhood education, I have an appreciation for the importance of a good parent/teacher relationship. Parents are truly a child’s first teachers. You were there to teach your child to walk and talk and you are continually helping to shape their character. Parents are so important in shaping a child’s perception and approach to learning. I read that the effect of parents and what they do at home to support learning, can account for up to 80% of a child’s academic success. So, you are all very important.
We value your encouragement too. Your loving comments do not go amiss and really do bless us. They affirm that we are doing a good job – something both children and teachers love to hear. It refreshes our souls!
In closing, I will share the scripture found in Proverbs, which reminds us of the important job God has given us as teachers and parents. There is a responsibility we have been blessed with and I know God is proud of the effort we have put in so far.
“Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.” Proverbs 22:6 (NIV)
In blessings and love,