Newsletter – 2014

3rd March 2014

Dear Parents,

It’s hard to believe, but it’s that time of the year again – the beginning of a new academic year.  There is so much enthusiasm as we watch the excited faces with new uniforms, think about new teachers and students to meet, new books to read, new activities and concepts to master, not forgetting a few nervous parents.  I look forward to you sharing in all these exciting times. Just as we mark each New Year’s Day with resolutions to do better in the year ahead, we should make a resolve today to make the school year 2014-2015 the best for everyone.

I know the pride and joy the children feel in entering the school every day, and I assure you that our teachers are also happy for the wonderful opportunity to give their all to educate, enlighten and empower your child.  Your child is attending a school with a tradition of excellence to improve academic achievement, produce life-long learners and promote effective global citizenship. Parents, you are an integral part of each child’s education.  Your part may include monitoring, encouraging, supporting and praising.  However, being firm and following through with positive and negative consequences may also be necessary, as they develop into responsible individuals.

As we reflect on the academic year 2013-2014, please join the staff and me in acknowledging and celebrating the many wonderful learning experiences and educational opportunities that have taken place for our students in very creative and innovative ways. Together we have planned and executed best teaching practices and held students to high standards and expectations. The unique character of Little Flower School, excellence in teaching, and tremendous dedication and talent of our staff, continues to make it a wonderful and special learning environment.  We are proud to acknowledge that we had good results, achievements in academics, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities in 2013-14.

We cannot rest on the laurels of last year’s achievements because to stand still is to go backwards.  We continue to seek feedback from our parent/stakeholder community to improve teaching, learning and the overall school climate of Little Flower School.

My years as an educator have taught me that communication between parents and school staff is just as important as the learning process.  I will need your cooperation in order to make your child’s transition from home to school successful every day.  My goal is to help your children become responsible students and to instil in them a lifelong love of learning.  I hold high expectations for the students, both in academics and behaviour.  In turn, the teachers work hard at establishing a classroom atmosphere of respect, cooperation, and compassion. We need to work together as a team!  “It’s parents enthusiasm, support and involvement that inspire children to do their best; and a teacher’s ability to teach what they need to learn. Together we can achieve wonderful things.”

I am grateful to the Almighty who has blessed us abundantly.  In the words of Helen Keller – “the best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched but felt in the heart”.  I warmly welcome you once again to the new academic year 2014-15.  We rejoice in the success that we have achieved, wish to correct the shortcomings of the past and try to fare better in the future.  We look forward with a sense of hope, towards greater growth and progress.  Please contact me at anytime if you have questions, comments, or concerns by e-mailing me at littleflowerjsr@gmail.com.

With warm regards,

Sister Hilda D’Souza

Principal

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