Tuesday, February 14, 2012

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

It was written by a famous author that all of us are standing on the earth but some of us are reaching for the stars.

When you think about this, I think that we would all agree that anyone who achieves anything always aims high, and of course this is especially true in education. We, and I speak as a parent here, all have great ambitions for our children.

Right from birth we have dreams and aspirations for them, but having dreams, reaching for the stars, is only half the battle. Once we have our dream we often have to work hard, to make it a reality and it is the same with our child’s education.

Those times when we are busy and it would be easy to just not hear the reading tonight or leave that project until tomorrow. But when we do listen and help and organize their projects, these are the times that help our children to achieve their potential and reach the stars.

At St Mary’s we try to be realistic about the amount of work that we give our pupils to complete at home. We take into account the busy lives and the many extra-curricular activities that children have these days, but the work that is given is important and necessary, so please ensure that you support your child and enable them to complete this work. As well as the extra knowledge this home support helps them to attain and the attitude and values that they learn, will enable them to reach their star.

Have a great week,

Mike Brosnahan.

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