I’m grateful for the school my son attends. I’m so thankful for the staff and school community who make the school what it is. I just attended the School Association meeting and was delighted to hear all the progress since the last one I attended (Term One I believe). The school has been granted the maximum five years registration and accreditation with the Board of Studies. This is a strong endorsement of the quality of the school, across all areas. The new school website will be launched soon and many other exciting projects are taking place.
I’m grateful for the opportunity to go “behind the scenes” and see the commitment of those involved, and the level of skill and professionalism brought to the team. I have seen this before in private schools where I’ve coached teachers individually and as a team on staff development days, and Dubbo Christian School which I’m involved in as a parent, absolutely excels in these areas too.
When Ethan began at the school I didn’t see myself being very involved, it being more “Lyndon’s thing” as he loves being there for the children to read to him, or going on excursions with the class. I see now how I can be involved and tonight I actually agreed, wholeheartedly to join the development committee! Lyndon’s wondering who it was who just came home from that meeting, but I know what it is to be in the right place at the right time, and contribute in the right way.
Ethan asked me on the way home today what I was grateful for, and we discussed a long list of things – he wanted me to blog about being grateful for our very reliable car, which I am of course – but I didn’t expect to be coming home from the meeting so inspired and grateful. Fortunately I had my iPhone and asked someone to take a photo of the principal, Warren Melville and me after the meeting, so I could blog about tonight with a pic. I’m grateful that Warren has come to the school (I can’t remember how many years ago) from New Zealand, where I discovered tonight he published a book! Can’t wait to see it.
I’m also grateful for a friends specific feedback on a final draft of my book. It’s being organised for layout with photos and quotes etc, so it’s off to print very soon.
Thanks for sharing the journey of gratitude,