This morning, the 23rd June 2012 the School had its Inaugural PTA meeting for the year. At 9.00 am we had the Secondary Section parents who had come in large numbers. At 10.30 am we had another large crowd of Pre-Primary & Primary parents for the second session.
The Principal welcomed the parents and introduced the Supervisor and the teachers to the parents. He then invited the Rector to begin with a prayer and speak to the parents. The Rector touched on the purpose of the PTA and that it was the interest of all present to give their best to the children. We have to work as a team to instill good values to our children.
The Rector also mentioned the theme of the year that would be taken up by the various school assemblies. The main theme for the year was YOUth TODAY! Some of the topics that would be touched on in the course of the year would be:
Youth Education; Youth Crime; Youth Vice (Drugs, Alcohol & Smoking); Youth Sports; Youth Media/Entertainment; Youth Violence; etc.
The Principal then touched on some matters of the school with regard to the Calendar, leave and the declaration forms and spoke to both section of parents about zero tolerance with regard to Violence.
He also instructed the parents about the voting for the class representatives of the PTA members and said that as per the rule of the government concerning the election of PTA members, there must be a 50-50 percent of males and females as representatives, which meant that the A sections would elect a male representative and the B sections would elect a female representatives.
The Prayer for Parents said by the Rector:
A PARENT’S PRAYER
Most loving Father, the example of parenthood, teach us what to give
and what to withhold. Show us when to reprove and when to praise.
Make us gentle and considerate yet firm and watchful.
Keep us from weak indulgence, or from great severity.
Give us the courage to be disliked sometimes by our children,
when we must do necessary things which are displeasing to their eyes.
Give us the imagination to enter into their world
in order to understand and guide them.
Give us all the virtues we need to lead them by word and example
in the path of righteousness. Amen.
Children Learn What They Live
If a child lives with criticism, he learns to condemn.
If a child lives with hostility, he learns to fight.
If a child lives with ridicule, he learns to be shy.
If a child lives with shame, he learns to feel guilty.
If a child lives with tolerance, he learns to be patient.
If a child lives with encouragement, he learns confidence.
If a child lives with praise, he learns to appreciate.
If a child lives with fairness, he learns justice.
If a child lives with security, he learns to have faith.
If a child lives with approval, he learns to like himself.
If a child lives with acceptance and friendship,
he learns to find love in the world.