Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Dear Parents, Caregivers and Friends of St Mary’s School,

What tumultuous times we live in :Nuclear melt down and ten meter high Tsunami waves in Japan, Christchurch (or large parts of it) destroyed by not one but two huge earthquakes, anarchists revolt in London and most of the Middle-East in armed revolt.

It’s times like this that we often re examine our own beliefs, faith and morals. We search in a sea of chaos for something solid and meaningful that we can cling to.

Our Catholic Special Character enables us to give our pupils, if not a map then a moral compass that helps them to plot the right direction even in the most turbulent of times.

It is often said that more people seek out something greater, something that will continue to give meaning to their lives.

We at St Mary’s, and I think most people with Christian beliefs, have as a core belief the golden rule ‘Do unto others as you would have them do unto you’.

It is amazing how simple life becomes if we focus on this core principle. So when your child asks you a question about how they should act in a certain situation or you need to correct their behavior over a certain matter just pose the following question to them: “How would you feel if that happened to you?”

Have a great week

Mike Brosnahan

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