Thursday, 17 September 2015
As we move into the spring school holidays we reflect on the many events that have brought us together as a school community this term.
As our community grows so do the relationships that we are forming. A developing school community depends on the generosity of its parent group in volunteering services for the improvement of the school. There have been many parents who have helped us this term and as a staff we would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation. The following poem reflects our special thoughts of you.
Parents begin their role with heads full of plans
Hearts full of dreams
And arms full of a squirming little bundle of life.
Busy from sun-up to sun-down, their sleep is interrupted
By the hungry cries of a very tiny person
With a very large appetite.
Through the years parents become teachers, counsellors and comforters
And seem to keep going on an endless supply of courage, humour and love
But mostly love.
It shows in everything they do from grocery shopping to family outings.
It's what overcomes in those moments of spilled milk
And muddy shoes and broken windows
Parents never get repaid for all they do yet they seem to be fulfilled.
And though their rewards consist mostly of
Hugs, kisses and I love you's
They are more thankful for these than for anything else.
And as time passes
And childhood gives way to understanding,
We know beyond a doubt that parents themselves
Are far more precious than gold.
I wish every family a safe and happy term break.
Yours in peace