Parents and families play a crucial role in supporting their child's education. Research shows that parent engagement in schools is closely linked to better student behaviour, higher academic achievement, and enhanced social skills. When schools and families work together, children stay in school longer, are more engaged with their school work, go to school more regularly, and social skills are enhanced. Parent engagement also results in longer term economic, social and emotional benefits. (Department of Education, Skills & Employment, 2020).
St Peters Lutheran is blessed with a wonderful community of learners and the involvement of our parents and families within the school has a large part to play in this. Every day I am privileged to see parents and families communicating with teachers, working within the classrooms, offering their assistance in a volunteer capacity, talking to their children about their social and academic learning and supporting one another in the journey of parenting and schooling.
Just as we ask that you partner with the school in the best interests of your child, God asks us to partner with Him in what he's doing in our world. God is working in the world and extends the invitation to us to join Him in his work.
“So, because Jesus was doing these things on the Sabbath, the Jewish leaders began to persecute him. In his defense Jesus said to them, “My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I too am working. Very truly I tell you, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does, the Son also does.” John 5:16-17, 19-20
When you want to make a difference in the world or in your community, look to God and see what he’s doing. Then join him in it and trust him. Be his voice, his pen, his feet and let him guide you. As you work with God, the work will get done. He chooses the everyday lives of men and women to carry out his plan! With the Master in charge everything is possible.
“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10 KJV
So pray, and watch to see where God is at work and join with him!
Bronwyn Wilson, Principal