Dear Parents and Friends,
It is a pleasure to be writing to you in this capacity for the first time. I would like to thank you for your welcome. The generosity of the College community has been amazing. I feel blessed to be able to join such an incredible place, and I am looking forward to partnering with you as we journey together in growing children into young men and women who can change the world.
People often ask at this point what do you mean? My answer is always that I believe that each and every one of our students is unique and precious. That they are gifted and have tremendous potential. I believe these things because these young people are children of God, made in His image, loved by Him and have purpose and meaning in Him.
The truth is that the world is a profoundly complicated place that needs to be interpreted and navigated well. I want you to know that I am passionate about helping our young people learn to interpret and understand the world correctly. In this way they will be able to thrive as active participants, with a clear and confident voice in their communities speaking the truth and love of Jesus Christ, and thus change the world.
I also recognise that growing young people is a challenging and at times difficult process. The messages and lessons that I want them to learn compete with a host of very seductive and influential other messages. To ensure that they are hearing the right messages, learning the right things is the reason that we partner together as a learning community. Together I am confident that we can weather the storms and celebrate the success, so that at the end of their time at the College, graduating students are not only taught academically very well, but are also people of character and integrity, and know who they are in Christ.
I am looking forward to getting to know you as we make this journey together, so please feel free to introduce yourself when you have the opportunity. I would love to catch up.