Dear Parents, Caregivers and Friends of St Mary’s School,
During the week in my R.E. class we have been studying the Parable of the Talents, and every time I read this parable I reflect on how important that the lessons from it are today.
We as a community strive to always get our pupils to achieve the most that they can from their abilities - the things that they find easy are the key areas in which they have special talents. But you only know if you have a talent in any discipline or area of life by attempting it in the first place.
For too often people pass through life never ever realising the talents that they have.
That is why we encourage our pupils to be risk taking because only by being strong enough to attempt the unknown will you ever realize in which directions your talents lie.
Too many people are like the third slave and hide their talents under a stone and by doing so condemn themselves to a life of mediocrity.
Remember to encourage young people to attempt as many activities as possible, so that they are able to identify their talents and pursue these leading to a more fulfilled life.
Have a great week.
Regards, Mike Brosnahan